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Stories from Friday, June 4, 2010

Mural unveiled in Newtonia (06/04/10)
More than 200 people gathered at the Ritchey Mansion in Newtonia to witness the unveiling of a mural painted by well known artist local Doug Hall. The Neosho native, who now resides in McDonald County, is especially known for his portrayal of early Eastern Woodland Native Americans...
Shoeboxes for Soldiers extended (06/04/10)
Due to the success of the Shoeboxes for Soldiers drive in the Monett area, the organization has granted our area an extension to the deadline. The new deadline for boxes is Monday by 5 p.m. Donations are to be dropped off at the National Guard Armory in Pierce City or in Monett, The Monett Times or participating churches. The organization has asked that any participating churches bring the boxes that they have collected to the armory on Monday...
B-L Ambulance District board approves technology upgrade (06/04/10)
A major technology upgrade has been approved by the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District Board of Directors. For the past five years, the board has talked about putting laptop computers in all its ambulances and converting record keeping from handwritten to electronic charts. The final pieces in the system-wide conversion came together at the May board meeting...
Big Brothers Big Sisters to start this fall in Monett (06/04/10)
Planning has begun to bring the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Monett as an additional way to bolster young people struggling to succeed in school. The idea of introducing a Big Brothers Big Sisters program came out of a meeting of Monett R-1 School District's at-risk committee. ...
"Grin Iron" all-star football game a smile-worthy benefit (06/04/10)
"We play to honor those who came before us and strive to raise the bar for the future," is the mantra Monett football coach Alan Spencer brought to his 35-year career. His vision lives on in the annual Grin Iron Classic East-West football fundraiser all-star game, being held on Friday (today) at JFK Stadium in Springfield. The event, sponsored by Sertoma, Heart of the Ozarks Club, is a match-up of the premier senior high school football players from southwestern Missouri...
Good Old Days 6-4 (06/04/10)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO June 4, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO June 4, 2000...
Donna Wimsatt (06/04/10)
Donna Wyone Wimsatt, age 69, of Monett, MO. passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at her home with her loving family at her side. Donna was born on November 5, 1940, in Mayseville, Ark., the daughter of William Lois and Helen Aldena Snoddy Haddock. She graduated from Mt.Vernon High School in 1958. ...
Bonnie Naillon (06/04/10)
Bonnie Lou Imus Naillon, age 71, of Aurora, died at 11 a.m. on June 2 at the Aurora Nursing Center. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Diamond MO.-White's sheep and goat sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 06/04/10 (06/04/10)
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