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Stories from Friday, September 4, 2009

Firefighters battle blaze at local church (09/04/09)
Four fire departments gathered last night to help fight a fire that erupted around 5:30 p.m. yesterday and caused damage to the Monett Community Church at Fourth and Bond streets. The fire was in one of Monett's historic buildings, the 1922 three-level brick building constructed as the Monett Masonic Lodge. A business person in the vicinity stepped out into the street, spotted the blaze and called it in at 5:34 p.m...
Water coalition looks to change way it functions (09/04/09)
On Sept. 16, members of the Tri-State Water Coalition will discuss their next move as the group seeks to reorganize from a not-for-profit entity into a government entity that has authority to act on bringing water into the area. Bob Nichols, chairman of the coalition, said that it became apparent as the coalition explored the task involved with either drawing water from existing lakes or setting up new reservoirs that the coalition's 501(c)3 status would not do the job...
Lawrence County sheriff gives jail update (09/04/09)
Although the process of reopening the Lawrence County Jail is still in the works, the actual time frame remains unknown. During a meeting with the Lawrence County Commission on Aug. 26, Sheriff Brad DeLay said commissioners voted to replace the jail's existing doors instead of repairing them...
Verona Council Retains Same Tax Levy (09/04/09)
Verona aldermen voted to not raise the property tax rate for the city for 2009 at the August meeting of the city council. By a vote of 3-0 with Alderman Robert Baker absent, the council retained last year's tax rate of 7.581 cents on $100 assessed valuation. A public hearing on the tax rate was held a week before the monthly meeting...
Speeding Ticket Spike Limited To One Month In Verona (09/04/09)
Concern has been expressed by citizens at recent Verona City Council meetings that Verona may turn into a speed trap. Patrols made by Verona Police Chief Joseph Powell on recently annexed portions of Highway 60 and Business 60 prompted the concern. A check with Verona Municipal Court Clerk Julie Ruscha disclosed that except for a one-month spike, the number of tickets being issued by police have remained fairly constant...
Monett Falls To Central In Volleyball (09/04/09)
Monett and Purdy lost but Pierce City and Verona were victorious in area volleyball action last night. In its home opener, the Monett Lady Cubs fell to Springfield Central in straight sets by scores of 20-25 and 15-25. The Lady Cubs dropped to 0-2 on the year...
Lady Cubs Take Big 8 Softball Opener, 6-1 (09/04/09)
MHS Cubs Open Soccer Season With Impressive Win (09/04/09)
Employing relentless offense and stifling defense, the visiting Monett Cubs opened the 2009 soccer season last night with an 8-0 triumph over the Aurora Houn' Dawgs. "It's good to finally get our season started," said Monett Coach Jeremy Wilson. "Three and a half weeks of practice is a long time to wait to play your first game. The team has been very anxious for the first game to arrive."...
Back In The Good Old Days (09/04/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO September 4, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO September 4, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO September 4, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO September 4, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO September 4, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO September 4, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO...
William Hartline Jr. (09/04/09)
William I. Hartline, Jr., 62, of Monett, Mo., passed away Thursday, September 3, 2009, at his home in Monett. Mr. Hartline was born February 20, 1947, in Salinas, Calif., the son of William I. and Gertie Cartwright Hartline. He worked for 3M Corporation and was a Navy veteran...
Willard Hunt (09/04/09)
Willard Earnest "Bus" Hunt, 90, of Miller, died Sept. 1, 2009. Services were held at 10 a.m. today, Sept. 4, at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial was in Pennsboro Cemetery.
James Murray (09/04/09)
James Burl Murray, 71, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Monett, died Aug. 14, 2009. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Monett IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
Robert Ratliff (09/04/09)
Mr. Robert Ratliff, 61, of Exeter, Missouri, formerly of Monett, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2009, at his home. He was born July 20, 1948 in Monett, Missouri, the son of Rex Eugene and Betty (Stufflebeam) Ratliff. Robert was retired from EFCO Corp., where he worked for over 20 years and was night plant manager. ...
Arlo Grimm (09/04/09)
Arlo E. Grimm, 79, of Sarcoxie, died Sept. 2, 2009. Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 5, at Housh-Goodwin Funeral Chapel in Sarcoxie. Burial will be in Sarcoxie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 4, at the funeral home...
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