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Stories from Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monett to apply for DREAM Initiative grant (07/23/09)
Steps were taken to expand city resources and repair building roofs at the July meeting of the Monett City Council. Council members approved applying for the second year for funding to make downtown improvements under the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) Initiative. The application deadline is July 31...
Build it and kids will come: The Den opens (07/23/09)
The Den youth center, upstairs from Mocha Jo's in downtown Monett, opened last Friday and has already welcomes many local kids through its doors. The project has gone from idea, to an empty space in an old building under renovation, to a lively place filled with games, kids and volunteers...
Health board tours newly remodeled Monett office (07/23/09)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Directors held its July meeting at the Monett satellite office to view the recently completed additions to the building. Board members met in the 28-by-28 foot conference and training room added on the south side of the facility and funded by Missouri Foundation for Health. The grant had been announced when the board held its meeting in Monett in October 2007, but the project advanced slowly due to foundation problems...
Verona School Board Gets Building Updates (07/23/09)
Building updates occupied the bulk of the items handled at the July meeting of the Verona R-7 Board of Education. Phase one of the destruction of the old high school building was ordered with a provision of cost estimate. This will include demolition of the southern most section of the school and weather-proofing the opening...
Coatney, Witt Named All-State In Baseball (07/23/09)
Two members of the Monett Cubs baseball team have received All-State recognition from the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association for their performances this past season. They are senior pitcher Kyle Coatney and junior outfielder Spenser Witt...
Rodeos, dancing, shows, concerts available as entertainment options in four-states (07/23/09)
This week in Monett: Joe Levanti's Horseshoe Theatre will feature Alan Young and Friends in the show at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Corky Dow on mandolin, Terry Johnston on banjo, Tom Willis on upright bass and Joe Smith on dobro will play as well. Admission is $5...
Back In The Good Old Days (07/23/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1929 SEVENTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1969 TWENTY YEARS AGO July 23, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO July 23, 1999...
Gordon Holm (07/23/09)
Gordon L. Holm, 66, of Purdy, died July 20, 2009. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Lakin Chapel in Pierce City. Burial will be in Oklahoma at a later date under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Ernest Dawson (07/23/09)
Ernest "Gene" Dawson, 67, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6:44 p.m. July 21, 2009. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Summit Cemetery northeast of Mt. Vernon under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon.
Louise Sanders (07/23/09)
Mrs. Louise Smith Sanders, 86, of Grove, Ok., formerly of Monett, passed away at Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at Grove Hospital, Grove, Ok. She was born September 7, 1922 in London, England, daughter of the late William and Alice (Kodiera) Smith. She was united in marriage to Howard Sanders on April 1, 1941, in Boston, Mass. and he preceded her in death February 1995...
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