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Stories from Friday, May 29, 2009

Sales tax totals break worst downward trend in over 15 years (05/29/09)
For the first time since January, sales tax receipts for bi-county cities were up in May, compared to a year ago. Although the gains were slight and not shared by every recipient, the combined municipal totals for cities in both Barry and Lawrence counties in May broke the worst trend of steady declines the bi-county area has seen in more than 15 years...
Local air quality cited in national study (05/29/09)
Air samples in Monett were cited in a national study released last week. USA Today, in its May 20 issue, reported on environmental concerns due to the chemical carbon tetrachloride and included Monett in its sample on the effects of industry in towns...
Freistatt board discusses water issues (05/29/09)
Infrastructure and property clean-up were top priority for the Freistatt Village Board of Trustees at its May meeting. Mayor Mike Ortwein pushed through a motion to have the water system flushed twice a month, around the fifth and the 20th. Occasional flushing has been undertaken, especially during the summer months, to prevent an odor and rust build-up. ...
Local student finishes top of state writing contest (05/29/09)
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced on May 21 that Maddie Petersen, a fifth grade student at Monett Intermediate School, was one of 12 winners in the 2009 "Letters About Literature" contest. Carnahan recognized the winners in an awards ceremony at her office. This year approximately 1,600 Missouri students entered the contest...
Monett Legion Opens Baseball Season With Win (05/29/09)
Back In The Good Old Days (05/29/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO May 29, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO May 29, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO May 29, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO May 29, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO May 29, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO May 29, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO May 29, 1999...
William Center (05/29/09)
William "Bill" W. Center, 85, Joplin, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Sawyer, Kan. He was raised and educated in Barry County. He moved to Joplin in 1992 after living in Aurora for more than 35 years...
Melvin Garrett (05/29/09)
Melvin R. Garrett, 85, of Cassville, died today, May 29, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett
Patricia Henbest (05/29/09)
Patricia A. "Tony" Henbest, 75, of Cassville, died yesterday, May 28, 2009. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at White Funeral Home in Cassville with Rev. Lee Porch officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow, May 30, at the funeral home...
Lena Sallee (05/29/09)
Lena is survived by her husband, Jim of Mt. Vernon, Mo., two children, Carl Sallee and wife, Beth, Mt. Vernon, Sally Knight and Larry VanderMarkt, Eagle Rock, Mo., four grandchildren, Tom Sallee, Sharon Miller both of Mt. Vernon, Randall Prock, Monett, and Andela Wilson, Springfield, Mo. Also surviving are 11 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews...
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