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Stories from Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Training exercise tests multiple agencies (06/24/09)
It was just a drill. That was the reassuring announcement made several times Saturday morning as fire, police, ambulance and other local agencies gathered at the Monett Wastewater Treatment Plant to practice various techniques that might be needed in case of a possible hazardous materials contamination...
Monett hit by power outage (06/24/09)
A major part of Monett endured an electricity outage yesterday that lasted most of the afternoon in some areas. According to Amy Bass, director of corporate communications for Empire District Electric, the problem occurred when one of Empire's 69,000 volt lines on County Street in Monett sagged into some trees and caused a short...
Barry County Fair offers weekend full of activities (06/24/09)
Plans are nearly complete for the Barry County Fair, taking place this weekend at Gizmo's Event Center on Highway 86 in Wheaton. The public is invited to attend events throughout the fair. According to Shae Pierce, fair secretary, there will be bleacher seating for events, and spectators are welcome to bring lawn chairs...
Assessor speaks to Monett Kiwanians (06/24/09)
Barry County Assessor Sherry Reynolds detailed how her office works and how to understand the assessment process during her presentation last week to the Monett Kiwanis Club. Reynolds, elected last year as assessor after working for 21 years in the assessor's office, said there is a common misconception that the assessor's office sets tax rates. The job of the assessor, she said, is to calculate the value of the property. Taxes are based on levies adopted by various taxing entities...
One Killed, Two Hurt In Area Wrecks (06/24/09)
One person was killed and two were injured in area traffic crashes since Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: A Seligman woman, Janice Pratt, 52, died in a one-vehicle wreck at 9:50 p.m. yesterday three miles east of Golden on Highway 86 in Barry County...
Two Monett Baseball Players Named All-State (06/24/09)
Class 3 selections included a Monett junior, Spenser Witt, a second team All State selection for the outfield, and second team senior catcher Stephen Swillum of Mt. Vernon. Four area players were named to the Honorable Mention squad. Both Aaron Jamieson of Cassville and Wilson Cowherd of Mt. ...
Monett Water Thrashers Sweep Own Swim Meet (06/24/09)
In the annual Monett swim meet last weekend at the Monett Municipal Swimming Pool, the Monett Water Thrashers team easily took first place in both the A and B divisions. Monett scored 990 in the A Division. Joplin was second with a score of 666 1.2, and Siloam Springs, Ark., was third with a score of 529...
Back In The Good Old Days (06/24/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO June 24, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO June 24, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO June 24, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO June 24, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO June 24, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO June 24, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO June 24, 1999...
Franklin Stewart (06/24/09)
Franklin "Frank" Stewart, 67, of Monett, formerly of Lamar, died at 5:08 p.m. June 19, 2009. Burial will be at a later date under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City.
Raymond Moore (06/24/09)
Mr. Raymond Leon Moore passed away on June 22, 2009, at his home in Warrensburg, Mo., after a long illness. Raymond was born on January 13, 1941, in Wentworth, Missouri. He grew up and went to public schools in the Pierce City/Wentworth Missouri area. Mr. Moore was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, obtaining the rank of tech sergeant. He served in Vietnam and in many Air Force installations at home and abroad during his long career...
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