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Stories from Friday, October 9, 2009

Mischievous Kelly Creek rolls over town again (10/09/09)
Mischievous Kelly Creek, like a card shark carrying an extra deck up her sleeve, played tricks on Monett yesterday by sending a torrent through town yet again. Unlike recent floods, Thursday night's flooding on Broadway rose in slow motion, offering property owners in its path plenty of time to prepare...
Library board cuts budget (10/09/09)
As local library branches see an increase in usage, the Barry-Lawrence Library District is preparing for a major cut in funding next year. Several portions of the district's 2009-10 fiscal year budget have been slashed to help local libraries weather the economic storm...
Church picks up pieces after fire (10/09/09)
On Sept. 3, a fire broke out at the Monett Community Church, gutting two offices and spreading smoke damage throughout the majority of the building. Flame damage was limited to Pastor Chad Bennett's office, and the classroom next to the office. Water also damaged some of the middle floor and the basement...
Two People Hurt In Lawrence County Wrecks (10/09/09)
Two people were injured yesterday in a pair of Lawrence County crashes. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: A Pierce City teenager was hurt in a two-vehicle wreck a half mile north of Monett on Highway 37 at 3:57 p.m. Jameson Brock, 17, one of the drivers, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Cox Monett Hospital...
Softball Coach Addresses Kiwanians About Program (10/09/09)
By MURRAY BISHOFF Monett High School girls softball coach Ty Goetz discussed the school sports program at a recent meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Goetz talked about how his teams have improved over his three-year tenure. His first season had a record of 16-18, and last year his squad had a 13-13 mark. Heading into district play, the team had won 17 and lost seven...
MHS Lady Cubs Fall To Aurora In Volleyball (10/09/09)
In matches that is as close as it can be, the Monett Lady Cubs were edged by Aurora in Big 8 Conference volleyball action last night by scores of 26-24, 25-27 and 25-27. Pierce City and Verona were victorious in other area games. Monett dropped to 10-13-1 on the year and 1-2 in the league...
Back In The Good Old Days (10/09/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO October 9, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO October 9, 1999...
Austin Jones (10/09/09)
Mr. Austin Jones, 21, of Pierce City, Missouri, passed away October 8, 2009, at St. John's in Springfield. He was born October 2, 1988 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Kenny and Elizabeth (Henderson) Jones. Austin was employed at George's in Butterfield and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church...
Charles Conley (10/09/09)
Charles "C.J." Conley, 69, of Pierce City, died yesterday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Oct. 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City with Father Peter Morciniec officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Pierce City under the direction of Wessell Funeral Home of Pierce City...
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