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Stories from Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monett R-1 secures federal stimulus money (05/28/09)
Federal stimulus money has been secured by the Monett R-1 School District and has prompted big plans by school leaders. "We don't have to match the money, but we are," Jungmann said. Another $165,000 is being added out of district coffers to give the school $500,000 to spend on a major technology integration push...
On pool duty this summer (05/28/09)
The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool opens on Saturday, along with the Pierce City pool. The Monett Area YMCA is managing both pools this year, and a large staff of lifeguards have been assembled for the summer effort.
Newspaper announced change in publication (05/28/09)
Beginning June 1, The Monett Times will cease publication of its Monday edition. The newspaper will continue publishing daily on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. "We are enacting the changes we feel necessary to survive the recent economic downturn and provide Monett with a quality newspaper," said Publisher Bob Moore in announcing the company's decision...
Purdy Council hears privatization proposal (05/28/09)
Purdy aldermen heard a proposal to privatize the city's public works operation and consider a different vendor for trash service at the Purdy City Council's May meeting. Though no votes were taken, council members appeared to lean toward making no changes...
College programs at SWACC offer options (05/28/09)
The benefits and opportunities available through college programs at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) were detailed by representatives from Drury University at this week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Program chairman Gordon Brown, who introduced the speakers, said people look at several factors in considering a move to a community. Education is one of those factors, and one that affects all Monett residents, Brown said...
Art shows, motorcycle rally, concerts, shows in four-states this week (05/28/09)
This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater presents John Rex Reeves in a tribute concert to his uncle, Jim Reeves, at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Admission is $5. On Sunday, 15 area bands perform at the first Ozarks Music Festival, one mile north of Pierce city on Highway 97. Admission is $5...
Back In The Good Old Days (05/28/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO May 28, 1929 SEVENTY YEARS AGO May 28, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO May 28, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO May 28, 1959 THIRTY YEARS AGO May 28, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO May 28, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO May 28, 1999...
Joanna Stearns (05/28/09)
Joanna Lynn Stearns, age 59, of Freistatt, Mo., died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Stearns was born in Granby, Mo., on May 19, 1950, the daughter of Wilber Claude and the late Evelyn (Nunn) Claude. Joanna was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Stearns, on December 3, 1990...
Ruby Schneider (05/28/09)
Ruby Isabell Schneider, 83, of Cassville, died Tuesday, May 27, 2009. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 30 at Crane Cemetery with Rev. Milford Baker officiating under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
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