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Stories from Friday, June 12, 2009

Monett City officials review budget projections (06/12/09)
Consistently lower than expected sales tax revenues this year led the Monett City Council to take a hard look at its budget projections this week. City Administrator Dennis Pyle told council members that if economic trends do not improve, the city could be headed toward a significant financial shortfall...
Purdy to begin new marching band program (06/12/09)
The Purdy School Board voted to start a marching band program and reviewed year-end issues along with two major programs at the board's May meeting. After tabling a proposal from band director James Adams at the April meeting, board members revisited the plan to establish Purdy's first marching band and approved it...
Pierce City garden tour set for Sunday (06/12/09)
A tour of Victorian house and cottage gardens will be offered in Pierce City from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14. The tour will begin at the bandstand at Commercial and Walnut across from City Hall and proceed to eight locations. Maps will be available at the bandstand...
Verona School Board Makes Hirings (06/12/09)
Employment of non-certified staff, a teacher and a maintenance supervisor highlighted the May meeting of the Verona R-7 Board of Education. Following a closed session, the following non-certified staff was hired for the 2009-10 school year: Pete Sherwood, Rick Solomon, Deborah Knotts, Joanie Sipes, Janice Henson, Terri Krueger, Cathy Huff, Deanna Pendergrass, Vonda Kissinger, Stephanie Jordan, Kelly Hilton, Amy Butler, Julie McCollum, Melvey Hillhouse, Paula Willard, Adi Salas, Becky Mayberry, Kristy Madewell, Susan Chadd and Debbie Pankau.. ...
Water Thrashers Place Third At Branson Swim Meet (06/12/09)
The Monett Water Thrashers swim team finished fourth last weekend in the Branson meet, just one point shy of tying for third place. Eleven swimmers from Monett placed in the top three. Finishing first for Monett were: Bridget Barta in the girls 13-14 200-yard intermediate; Jack Barta in the boys 10-and-under 50-yard butterfly; Kirstin Racicot in the girls 15-18 50-yard breaststroke; and Sarah Schmidt in the girls 15-18 50-yard backstroke...
Soul of ragtime thrives at Scott Joplin Festival in Sedalia (06/12/09)
Despite the economy, the 2009 Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival once again attracted large crowds and put on an exciting event in Sedalia last week. Organizers tried different strategies to adjust to less affluent conditions and generally found success throughout the four-day festival, the largest ragtime festival held anywhere...
Back In The Good Old Days (06/12/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1929 SEVENTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1969 TWENTY YEARS AGO June 12, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO June 12, 1999...
Max Schnake (06/12/09)
Max Laverne Schnake, 76, of rural Mt. Vernon, died at 2:15 a.m. yesterday, June 11, 2009. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 15, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon...
Richard Williams (06/12/09)
Richard D. Williams, 51, of Crane, died yesterday, June 11, 2009. No services are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
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