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Stories from Monday, March 2, 2009

Jack Goodman to seek Congressional seat (03/02/09)
Following the announcement by Seven District Congressman Roy Blunt that he would seek the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Missouri Senior Senator Christopher Bond, 29th District State Senator Jack Goodman declared his intentions on Friday to succeed Blunt as the local representative in Congress...
Monett Times has new owners (03/02/09)
Rust Communications, a Cape Girardeau-based media company, has acquired The Monett Times and the Monett Shopper from Cleveland Newspapers, Inc. The change in ownership was announced on March 2. Lee Walls, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Walls Newspapers, the parent company of CNI, said the decision to sell The Times to Rust Publishing was given a lot of thought and planning...
Local vehicular accidents claim two lives (03/02/09)
Two people were killed and 10 people were injured in several area traffic accidents since Friday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: A Bettendorf, Iowa, man was killed and a Washington, Iowa, man was injured in a one-vehicle accident yesterday a mile west of Shell Knob on Needles Eye Road in Barry County at 2:35 a.m...
Meth lab probe leads to two arrests (03/02/09)
For the second time in three weeks, a Purdy man has been arrested by the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force on alleged drug charges. John Robert Caldwell, 42, was arrested on February 25 at his residence in rural Purdy. Officers on the scene located what they believed to be methamphetamine and the chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine on the grounds...
Cold weather does not stop the fun at Roaring River (03/02/09)
The return of winter weather impacted attendance yesterday at Roaring River State Park as trout season opened for 2009. Snow was on the ground for the first time since 1990. The fish were still biting, and the day remained a grand adventure for those who turned out to enjoy one of the Ozarks' great spectacles...
Sales tax income mostly down in February (03/02/09)
Monthly sales tax disbursements from the Missouri Department of Revenue offer a measure for how far the local economy has slowed. February numbers showed recent declines for Monett that were strikingly consistent, reflecting trends that continued across Barry and Lawrence counties. Only three of 13 towns collecting sales tax did better in February than they had a year ago...
Area basketball teams log victories Friday (03/02/09)
Boys basketball teams from Pierce City, Southwest, and Purdy, as well as the Purdy girls logged area victories Friday night. Pierce City's boys grabbed a 35-23 lead by intermission enroute to besting Liberal in a Spring River Valley Conference outing, 74-54...
Back in the Good Old Days for March 2 (03/02/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO March 2, 1939 News comes that about 5,000 rainbow trout were taken at Roaring River on the 12th annual opening day of the trout fishing season in Missouri. Barry County Sheriff Troy Wilson has just completed the installation of a bath tub with hot and cold water in the jail in Cassville...
Jim Thomas (03/02/09)
Jim Thomas, 51, of Aurora, died February 26 at his home. Mr. Thomas was born July 19, 1957, in Aurora. He was a truck driver. Survivors include one son, Thad Thomas of Aurora; one daughter, Chelsea Thomas of Aurora; his mother, Opal Maples Thomas of Aurora; four brothers, Ronnie Thomas, Doug Thomas, and David Thomas, all of Aurora, and Rick Thomas of Seoul, Korea; one sister, Phyllis Pendleton of Mt. Vernon; one grandchild and one special friend, Glenda Foster of Aurora...
Lonnie Dill (03/02/09)
Lonnie Franklin Dill, 55, of Golden, died February 26 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Mr. Dill was born December 14, 1953, in Fresno, California, the son of Frank and Leila Correll Dill. He was a self-employed small engine repairman...
Loren Haworth (03/02/09)
Loren C. Haworth, 96, of Purdy, died at 9:35 p.m. February 26 at Cox Monett Hospital. Mr. Haworth was born June 30, 1912, in Purdy, the son of Leander and Edith Hewlett Haworth. He was a retired milk hauler for Mid-America Dairymen and a member of the Gunter Methodist Church in Butterfield...
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