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Stories from Thursday, May 21, 2009

Downtown youth center set to open soon (05/21/09)
Downtown Monett will soon see new life on its 400 block. Shortly after the expected June opening of Mocha Jo's Coffee Café on the ground floor of one Monett's historic buildings, a youth center called The Den will open its doors for area students on the floor above...
Monett pool to open May 30 (05/21/09)
The Monett YMCA operates all three swimming pools, and YMCA members have free access to all of them, all summer long. In addition, the YMCA offers seven levels of instruction to develop and refine swimming skills through its Learn-to-Swim program, which is available to children age 3 and older...
Chamber leadership class supports The Den (05/21/09)
The 2009 Leadership Monett class has chosen The Den as its community service project. In selecting a project, class members discussed the pressing needs of the Monett community and decided they wanted to focus their efforts on area youth. "We discussed the fact that the city does not have any facilities outside the movie theater for teens to engage in activities," said Ken Gaspar, a member of the Leadership class who serves as project manager. ...
Buddy Poppy drive tomorrow (05/21/09)
Tomorrow members of Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and its Ladies Auxiliary will collect donations to help local veterans. The annual Buddy Poppy drive uses handmade flowers reflecting the fields of France from World War I as symbols of service. VFW members will be at the intersections of Highways 37 and 60 as well as at Fifth Street and Cleveland to collect donations...
Monett Cubs Edged In District Baseball Title Game (05/21/09)
In a thrilling finale to the Class 3A District 11 baseball tournament last night at Springfield Catholic, the Monett Cubs came up just short in the title game, edged 5-4 by Catholic in extra innings. "We had our chances," commented Monett Coach Michael Calhoun. "We left the winning run on third base twice, once in the seventh inning and once in the eighth, and just couldn't get it done...
Civil War reenactment, festivals, concerts offered as recreation options in week ahead (05/21/09)
This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater will present the Lost Creek Bluegrass Band and the Flat Creek Bluegrass Band at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5. This week in Springfield: Performances are continuing of Katie Forgette's "Cindy Rella" at Big Mama's Back Porch Theatre and Coffee House, 217 E. Commercial, Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. is extra. Information is at 417-865-9911...
Back In The Good Old Days (05/21/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO May 21, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO May 21, 1999...
Steven Carlson (05/21/09)
Steven Leon Carlson, 53, of Monett, died Sunday, May 17, at his home. Steven was born March 16, 1956. He was the son of Frank and Katie Carlson, who preceded him in death. He had one son, Steven (Stevie) Carlson, who also preceded him in death. He is survived by his life partner, Michelle Massey and children, Cody, Cheley and D.J., of Monett; three brothers, Tom Carlson of Monett, Rick Carlson of Pierce City, and Mark Carlson of Monett; two sisters, Glenna Overhul, of Zephyr Hills, Florida, and Sharon Rissman, of Waterman, Illinois.. ...
William Tucker (05/21/09)
Mr. William J. (Bill) Tucker, 89, of Wentworth, formerly of Monett, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at Sarcoxie Nursing Home. He was born February 19, 1920, in Monett, the son of the late William and Nell (Carey) Tucker. He was united in marriage to Mildred Arend in March, 1941, and she preceded him in death January 25, 1968...
Marion Gardner (05/21/09)
Marion Lavelle Gardner, 49, of Aurora, died at 8:05 a.m. May 19, 2009. Services will be 2 p.m. tomorrow, May 22 at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. Burial will be in Marionville IOOF Cemery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 21 at the funeral home...
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