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Stories from Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monett housing market is stronger than most (07/16/09)
"This is a really good time for buyers to be looking for homes." That was the assessment of Dan Broyles, president of the Southwest Missouri Board of Realtors, in looking at the present state of the housing market in the bi-county area. Even though economic conditions have slipped in the real estate business over the last two years, Broyles saw a number of positive signs in the current market...
Roads to be resurfaced in Monett area (07/16/09)
Nine miles of roads have been targeted for resurfacing by the Monett Special Road District this year. According the Clayton Bunch, road superintendent, road district commissioners drove all the roads and made their list from those in the most need of repair...
Bi-county prepared for flu strain (07/16/09)
Discussion of upcoming exercises and the receipt of anti-viral medicine were the highlights of the June Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) meeting. According to Chairperson Robert Ward, plans are on tap for tentative medical exercises this summer with one including a simulated bus accident...
Barry County Sheriff's Department launches campaign to raise money for investigative tool (07/16/09)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department has launched a campaign to raise money to subscribe to an on-line service that helps local law enforcement officials recover stolen property. Doug Henry, a detective with the sheriff's department, is heading up the fundraising effort. His goal is to raise at least $1,600 from local individuals and businesses to pay the annual subscription cost to join the LeadsOnline investigative network...
Cassville Legion Outscores Monett In District Baseball (07/16/09)
It is likely that venerable Carl Lewton Stadium in Carthage never hosted a pair of offensive games in succession as those that opened the American Legion AAA District 15 Tournament at Carthage on Tuesday afternoon. The Miller 39ers outlasted the Aurora team, 17-16, after blowing a big early lead and allowing Aurora to tie the game with a three-run home run in the top of the ninth. Miller then scored the winning run on a passed ball with a runner at third base...
Triathlon Attracts Many Competitors (07/16/09)
The Cassville YMCA hosted its fourth annual "Y" Not "Tri" sprint triathlon this past Saturday. The event, which continues to grow in popularity, consisted of a 400-yard swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-mile run. The triathlon began and ended at the Cassville Aquatic Center...
Gospel, Broadway shows, concerts, rodeos, pow-wow available as entertainment options in week ahead (07/16/09)
This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theater is hosting the Heir Wave Internet Radio gospel music showcase, featuring 15 gospel music acts on Saturday. Open mike for auditions is at 10 a.m. The show will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission will be $12 for the entire day. Children's tickets will be $5. Ticket holders will be able to leave and return...
Back In The Good Old Days (07/16/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO July 16, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO July 16, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO July 16, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO July 16, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO July 16, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO July 16, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO July 16, 1999...
Emmeline Casper (07/16/09)
Emmeline E. Casper, 97, of Purdy, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009. She was born December 14, 1911 in Monett, Mo., the daughter of John Mourglia and Josephine Reynaud Mourglia. She was a homemaker and retired school teacher. She was an active member of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church. She was also active in 4-H and the Hawthorne Extension Club...
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