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Stories from Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No opposition raised to Monett's annexation bid on Highway 60 (08/26/09)
Almost 40 people gathered at the Monett City Hall Auditorium last week to hear about the city of Monett's plans to annex Highway 60 and its right-of-way west of town and past the airport. Ultimately no objections were raised to the annexation itself though there were many questions raised about the city's proposal...
One Hundred Mile Yard Sale set for Saturday (08/26/09)
Shoppers will have 100 miles to explore to find bargains this Saturday, Aug. 29, and Monett and Pierce City will be right in the middle of the prime shopping opportunity. For the first time, Monett and Pierce City have been invited to participate in the annual 100-mile garage sale that stretches from Ash Grove to Branson West...
Barry County commissioners to let court decide TIF funding (08/26/09)
In July, the Barry County Commission voted to place a hold on all payments to the Monett TIF (tax increment funding) District. According to Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren, county officials are waiting to see how the issue plays out in court...
Tractor pull planned in Purdy Saturday (08/26/09)
The Purdy FFA Chapter and its alumni will host their third annual truck and tractor pull in Purdy on Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. Events will start at 7 p.m. both nights. The event will be held a half-mile south of Purdy on the east side of Highway 37...
Cubs Netters Drop Opener To Carthage (08/26/09)
In the season opener for the Monett Lady Cubs tennis team, the Cubs were no match for the Carthage Tigers on Monday at Monett North Park, losing by a score of 7-2. Kerry Tinklepaugh had Monett's only singles victory. She defeated Addy Bayless by a score of 8-1...
Lady Cubs Edge Ash Grove In Softball Opener, 2-1 (08/26/09)
Getting strong pitching, solid defense and timely hitting, the Monett Lady Cubs nipped Ash Grove, 2-1, yesterday in the season opening softball game at Monett North Park. "I thought we played well for the first game," said Monett Coach Ty Goetz. "Defensively we looked sharp for the majority of the game," Goetz added. "We had some girls step up on offense with some big hits in their first varsity game."...
Back In The Good Old Days (08/26/09)
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Patricia Adams (08/26/09)
Patricia A. Adams, 73, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:40 a.m. Aug. 24, 2009. Services are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon.
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