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Stories from Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sheriff looking at what's next for Lawrence Co. jail (08/06/09)
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay is still working out what to do next with the now-closed Lawrence County jail. On one hand, DeLay has yet to determine costs for fixing several very specific problems before the jail is safe enough to reopen. ...
Band camp preps fiery routine for football season (08/06/09)
Band camp has been underway this week at Monett High School. This is the fourth year for Danika White as band director and Jared Brown as assistant director, and the first year all the students have learned band under the current teaching staff. "The kids decided they want to see how far they can take it this year," White said. "They're on a mission...
Monett utilities plan major water projects (08/06/09)
At the Monett City Council's advisory board meeting last week, Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch reported two water-related projects presently underway. When the water tower by Lowe's was installed, plans called for placing the southeast corner of town on a separate part of the water system kept under higher pressure. The higher elevation on the southeast corner has resulted in lower water pressure than the rest of the system...
New Volleyball Coach To Debut At Monett (08/06/09)
One new coach will debut at Monett High School this fall. Shyrah Boyle will head the volleyball program at MHS as well as be assistant girls basketball coach and teach girls physical education. Boyle is a 2005 graduate of Fair Grove High School and 2009 graduate of Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar...
Festivals, concerts, shows, theater available as entertainment options for week (08/06/09)
This week in Monett: The Kings Prairie 10th annual benefit concert supporting the rural Monett community center will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Duke Mason, the Granny Chicks, Country Sunshine, Al Brumley Jr. will perform. Concessions begin serving at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Donations accepted. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. The concert is held on the grounds of the historic Kings Prairie school, just west of Z Highway on Farm Road 2015, three miles east of Monett...
Back In The Good Old Days (08/06/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1929 SEVENTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1939 FIFTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO August 6, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO August 6, 1999...
Loren Jackson (08/06/09)
Loren B. Jackson, 89, of Grove, Okla., died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
Patricia Todd (08/06/09)
Patricia Todd, 70, of Verona, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo., surrounded by her family. Pat (also known as "Mama") was born on July 1, 1939 to Eugene Calhoon and Mary Schaffer, of West Plains, Mo. Her mother still survives. She married Vann Todd on April 7, 1972. He survives, living in their home where they welcomed and loved their children, grandchildren and other members of the family...
Donald Autry (08/06/09)
Donald Ray Autry, 56, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2009, at his home. Donald was born June 14, 1953, in Catalina Island, California, the son of Robert and Joann (Hyde) Autry. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Joann, of Holiday Island, Arkansas; and one uncle, Larry and Jacquetta Hyde, of Monett...
Steven Greenland (08/06/09)
Steven Greenland, 45, of Houston, Tex., formerly of Purdy, died on July 18 in Houston following a three-year battle with kidney cancer. Steve was a 1982 graduate of Monett High School. He earned an undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. ...
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