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Stories from Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sheriff, Commission close Lawrence County jail (07/29/09)
Sheriff Brad DeLay announced today that the Lawrence County Jail will be shut down temporarily. "Because of use and wear in the jail, along with damage created by inmates, the jail is unsafe for the jailers and the civilian dispatchers who work out of the jail," DeLay said. "It (the situation at the jail) is also unsafe for the citizens of Lawrence County."...
Sales tax down sharply in July (07/29/09)
On the positive side, even with the comparative dip, the July grand total was still better than the tally for July 2007. For the fourth consecutive month, Monett showed the biggest revenue drop of all the bi-county cities, compared to last July. Monett's two taxes for the general fund generated $143,385.62, the smallest July disbursement since 2005 and $36,574 below last July...
Monett High School to get jump start with Freshman Academy (07/29/09)
Looking for ways to motivate new students and develop class camaraderie, Monett High School is introducing a Freshman Academy. Counselor Princess Fox described the program for members of the Monett Kiwanis Club at their July 21 meeting...
Pierce City Fall Sports Practices Scheduled (07/29/09)
Fall sports practice schedules at Pierce City High School have been announced by Trish Henry, athletic director. High school football practice will begin Monday, Aug. 10. Time will be from 4 to 8 p.m. High school softball practice will begin Monday, Aug. 10. Time will be from 8 to 11 a.m...
Back In The Good Old Days (07/29/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 29, 1929 SEVENTY YEARS AGO July 29, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO July 29, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO July 29, 1959 THIRTY YEARS AGO July 29, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO July 29, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO July 29, 1999...
Mildred Hobbs (07/29/09)
Mildred Elizabeth (Mutzie) Hobbs, 82, of Mt. Vernon, died at 3:40 p.m. July 25, 2009. Memorial services were 2 p.m. today, July 29, at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery.
Jean Lyons (07/29/09)
Jean Lyons, age 79, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2009, in St. John's Hospital, Cassville. She was born August 6, 1929, in O'Neill, Nebraska, the daughter of Chester A. and Hazel (Tarpenning) Calkins. On December 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to Walter O. Lyons, who preceded her in death on June 18, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Cathy Jean; a great grandson, Joseph and one brother Harold Calkins...
Gertrude Tracy (07/29/09)
Gertrude M. Tracy, 80, of Monett, died today, July 29, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
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