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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Seeking shelter from the storm (05/21/13)
In the wake of the deadly tornado that killed 24 people in Oklahoma on May 20, local residents are seeking information on shelter locations in the event southwest Missouri is battered by storms that continue to develop in the area. In Monett, one Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-rated shelter is available at the Monett Elementary School, located on Learning Lane...
Storm skirts Monett; sirens sound (05/20/13)
Sunset at Monett as tornadic storm passes on May 20 at 8:12 p.m.
High spirits mark graduation at MHS (05/20/13)
email@example.com A night of exuberance and celebration marked graduation for the Class of 2013 at Monett School on May 17 in the school gym. Regulars to Monett's biggest indoor gathering of the year immediately saw a change in the routine. ...
Chalk walk to be held during festival (05/20/13)
firstname.lastname@example.org The Monett Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a chalk walk on Friday, May 31 in conjunction with the annual Monett Strawberry Festival. The fun event is open to teams and individuals of all ages. Each artist will be provided with a pack of chalk and assigned a sidewalk space...
New signs lead the way to downtown Monett (05/20/13)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff The first wayfinding signs to promote downtown Monett, acquired through Monett Main Street, went into place last week. Monett Main Street president and Chamber of Commerce executive director Jeff Meredith, at left, and street superintendent Russ Balmas stand by the sign on the north end of the Centennial Overpass at 13th Street and Broadway. ...
Kiwanians hear details about Monett Historical Society (05/20/13)
email@example.com Rod Anderson and Jeanne Ann Camp shared details about the history and efforts of the Monett Historical Society at a recent meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. The first Monett Historical Society was apparently organized in 1983. The effort developed into the centennial celebration for Monett in 1987 and publication of the centennial book. Displays about town history were placed in storefront windows promoting Pioneer Days through 1990...
BarCo Youth Camp bus schedule announced (05/20/13)
firstname.lastname@example.org The Barry County Youth Camp, which will be held May 28 through May 31 at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park, will offer bus services in Cassville, Monett and Purdy. The Monett bus stop will be at the Monett First Baptist Church parking lot, located at 412 Fourth St. Campers should assemble at the stop by 8:30 a.m. on May 28. The bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. Campers will return to Monett by 11:15 a.m. on May 31...
News In Brief (05/20/13)
The Southern Missouri Bee Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the First United Methodist church, located at 1600 N. Central. "Diseases and pests of the honey bee" will be discussed. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend. For more information, contact John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Steve Ostertag at 235-7989...
BarCo women hurt in crashes (05/20/13)
email@example.com A Cassville woman was hurt in a single vehicle crash on Friday, May 17, two miles south of Lockwood. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Katrina Blanton, 27, was driving north in a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse when the driver swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the roadway. The Eclipse ran off the road, striking an embankment and a stop sign before overturning...
Monett primary law signed by governor (05/17/13)
firstname.lastname@example.org Governor Jay Nixon has signed a law making it unnecessary for Monett to hold a primary election if the field of candidates does not need reduction before a municipal election. House Bill #163, sponsored by 158th District State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, started as a way to resolve an unnecessary primary...
Shape changing for third annual Strawberry Festival (05/17/13)
email@example.com Monett's third annual Strawberry Festival, slated for May 31 and June 1 in downtown Monett, will take a slightly different physical arrangement. Shaun Bennett, festival co-chairman with Donna Hammond, said May 24 is the deadline to secure booth space. ...
PCHS graduates share advice, memories (05/17/13)
firstname.lastname@example.org The 40 graduates in the Class of 2013 at Pierce City High School received a wide range of advice during commencement exercises on May 12. Class president Cody Fitchpatrick set the tone of the evening in the first comments shared with classmates and a capacity crowd in the school gymnasium...
A feast for art lovers at OFO concert (05/17/13)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff A treat for art lovers will be offered in the silent auction at the Ozark Festival Orchestra's pops concert on May 19 at Monett Elementary School. The pie and ice cream benefit will include a silent auction with the décor items shown above, such as chairs, pillows and throw blankets with a musical theme, food baskets from Trader Joe's, an Irish combination of an art book, recordings and ale, classical music recordings and more. ...
Drury University offering summer courses locally (05/17/13)
email@example.com Classes have been announced for the summer session at Drury University Monett Campus. According to Rhonda Schilly, office assistant at the Monett campus, seven courses will be offered for the summer session, starting June 3 through Aug. 2...
News In Brief (05/17/13)
The Monett High School Class of 1973 will hold a reunion meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the home of Connie Jarvis, 604 School View. For information, call Elaine Litchfield at 417-772-6191 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The Pleasant Ridge Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, on Highway Z, in the church basement...
One injured in BarCo crash (05/17/13)
email@example.com A Pierce City man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 7 a.m. on May 15 on Highway 248 about two miles west of Jenkins. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 Ford Ranger, Timothy R. Wilson, 30, of Monett, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a mailbox...
Monett City Council plans contract action (05/17/13)
firstname.lastname@example.org The Monett City Council plans to review proposals to sell the historic National Guard armory on Euclid Street at the next monthly meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20 at Monett City Hall council chambers. Two proposals, each of which include price offers, call for use as a gymnasium or as a Hispanic community center...
Monett City Council plans contract action (05/17/13)
The Monett City Council plans to review proposals to sell the historic National Guard armory on Euclid Street at the next monthly meeting, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 20 at Monett City Hall council chambers. Two proposals, each of which include price offers, call for use as a gymnasium or as a Hispanic community center...
One injured in BarCo crash (05/17/13)
A Pierce City man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 7 a.m. on May 15 on Highway 248 about two miles west of Jenkins. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 Ford Ranger, Timothy R. Wilson, 30, of Monett, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a mailbox...
TIF appeal ruling backs Monett on all counts (05/16/13)
The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Southern District ruled on May 13 in favor of the City of Monett in the lawsuit over the city's tax increment financing (TIF) program. The three-judge panel, citing two Missouri Supreme Court rulings that have been on the books for more than a century, ruled against the Barry County Commission and the Barry County 911 Board on every argument...
News in Brief
News In Brief
The Southern Missouri Bee Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21 at the First United Methodist church, located at 1600 N. Central. "Diseases and pests of the honey bee" will be discussed. Anyone interested in beekeeping is welcome to attend. For more information, contact John Schmidt at 235-7726 or Steve Ostertag at 235-7989.
Work to replace the bridge deck and repaint sections of the Highway 39 bridge over Table Rock Lake at Shell Knob is scheduled for completion on Monday, May 20. The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are planning a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, in an observation parking area at the southwest corner of the bridge. The bridge project began Sept. 4, 2012 with completion by Memorial Day 2013. The bridge deck was replaced one-half at a time. Crews repaired girders and other structures underneath the bridge deck and painted sections of the bridge. Construction cost was $ $5.4 million.
The Arnhart Cemetery Association requests all flowers be removed by June 10 so normal mowing may resume.
A reception for retiring Verona R-7 school superintendent William Sweet will be held on Thursday, May 23 at Verona City Hall.
The Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary will hold their ninth annual salad luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Over 40 salads will be offered, along with croissants, crackers, cupcakes and a drink. Tickets are $6 each. Recipe books containing the salad luncheon recipes will be for sale for only $2 each. All proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary's health care scholarship fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, please stop by the hospital's information desk during normal business hours or call 417/354-1199.
The Barry County Council on Aging will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28 at the Cassville Health Care and Rehab Center, located at 1300 Farm Road RD.
The Pleasant Ridge Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 in the basement of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Highway Z.
The Barry County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20 at the Barry County Museum on Highway 112, south of Cassville. A program on Ancestry.com will be presented.
All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
The Pierce City Senior Citizens Center will host its monthly dance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23. Admission is $3. Finger foods are welcome.
The Monett American Legion Post #91 is selling United States, Missouri and P.O.W. flags. Purchases can be made at Top Hat Cleaners, located at 210 W. Broadway.
The Lawrence County Health Department, located at 105 W. North St., will offer food service training workshops at the department office in Mt. Vernon from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on May 24 and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on May 31. Cost is $10 per participant. To enroll, call 417-466-2201.