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Stories from Friday, May 22, 2009

Monett City Council to continue participating in tax holiday (05/22/09)
Monett City Council members agreed to continue participating in the state's August Sales Tax Holiday while tending to a variety of financial business at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday. Facing a June 18 deadline for the city to opt out of the Sales Tax Holiday, Mayor Jim Orr raised the question for discussion. All of the major cities in the area and most counties have chosen not to give discounts from sales tax during the three-day period, but Monett has continued to participate...
Legion, Scouts to place flags for Memorial Day (05/22/09)
Members of Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post 91 this afternoon distributed more than 700 American flags to the graves of veterans in the Monett IOOF, Oakdale, Cox, Mt. Calvary and St. John's-McCormick cemeteries in and around Monett, to remember veterans for Memorial Day. Assisting in the flag distribution are members of Cub Scout Park 140...
Pierce City school board revisits construction plan (05/22/09)
Members of the Pierce City Board of Education are considering alternative construction plans to the one defeated by voters in April. At a special meeting this week, Superintendent Russ Moreland told the board the district has carefully saved approximately $925,000 in its building fund. ...
Verona graduating class numbers 22 (05/22/09)
Superintendent Bill Sweet opened the ceremony in the school gym, noting this was a year of firsts for Verona. This had been the first year in the new high school and the first time air conditioning had been available in the gym for commencement. Cleaning and tuning of the sound system had also significantly improved acoustics in the gym...
Back In The Good Old Days (05/22/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO May 22, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO May 22, 1999...
Minford Jones (05/22/09)
Minford Bryan Jones, 80, of Aurora, died at 10:15 p.m. May 20, 2009. Services will be 3 p.m. tomorrow, May 23, at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with Rev. Joe Wolven officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery near Aurora. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, May 22, at the funeral home...
Betty Gaines (05/22/09)
Betty Jean Gaines, 69, of Pierce City, died yesterday, May 21, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City.
O. Allan Denny (05/22/09)
O. Allan Denny, 67, of Joplin, formerly of Pierce City, died yesterday, May 21, 2009. Arrangemens are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City.
Marjorie Olson (05/22/09)
Marjorie M. Olson, 87, of Monett, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Monett Health Care Center. Mrs. Olson was born April 2, 1922, in Monett, Mo., the daughter of Thomas P. and Mabel Jones Mooney. She was a nurse for Dr. Frank Kerr for 25 years and director of nursing at Lacoba Homes in Monett until her retirement. She was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett...
A..Keith Kelly (05/22/09)
A. Keith Kelly, 88, of Springfield, died yesterday, May 21, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City.
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