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Stories from Friday, October 8, 2010

Downtown revitalization effort taking shape (10/08/10)
Committees took shape and focus areas were defined at the second meeting of the Main Street Committee, which is carrying on the work of the Vision 2030 effort. Downtown Coordinator DJ Miller said the turnout of two dozen people volunteering to participate in the effort was heartening and more than he expected. Miller explained the Main Street program offered a framework to advance the visioning work done last year by Drury University architecture students and the public in several work sessions...
Drug Court program is working (10/08/10)
Key figures in the Barry County Drug Court program and some of the program participants explained the benefits of the targeted approach to drug abuse at a recent meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox and Associate Circuit Court Judge Victor Head described how Drug Court works. Cox said offenders who have committed drug-related Class C or Class D felonies are eligible for the program...
Cub faithfuyl enjoy first night-time parade (10/08/10)
As twilight settled in over Broadway last night, the street filled with people. The crowd was mostly youngsters, enthusiastic, cheering, ready for a show. At 7:30 p.m. the show arrived in the form of Monett's first night-time homecoming parade. Principal David Steward devised the alternative to the Friday afternoon dash across town for a 3:30 parade as a way to enhance safety. Holding the event on a Thursday, the day before homecoming, offered even less pressure...
Apple Butter Makin' Days this weekend in Mt. Vernon (10/08/10)
It's time for the 44th annual Apple Butter Makin' Days celebration on the square in Mt. Vernon beginning Oct. 8 and continuing through Oct 10. The smell of apple butter cooking in copper kettles will fill the air as vendors of over 380 booths offer goods for sale for this three-day event. The historic celebration will also offer a variety of games and entertainment for young and old alike...
Monett falls in district play (10/08/10)
The 2010 softball season ended for the Monett Lady Cubs Thursday night as they fell 7-5 to Aurora. The Lady Cubs jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead, but couldn't hang on. In the first inning, Raigan Ratliff singled and stole second. She advanced third on a groundout by Katie Upchurch. Kelsey Wiseman then hit a double, and advanced to third on a throwing error. On the next play Ratliff scored. Then Andrea Soriano grounded out to score Wiseman...
Pierce City, Purdy advance to district final (10/08/10)
The number one seed Pierce City versus the number two seed Purdy. It's what every tournament wants. Tonight in the Class 2 District 10 softball playoff that is exactly what you will get. The Pierce City Lady Eagles advanced to the finals with a 8-1 win Thursday night over Sarcoxie...
Quick start propels Cubs (10/08/10)
The Monett Cubs soccer team took control of Thursday night's 6-1 win over Thomas Jefferson from the very first minute, literally. Monett's Abraham Mejia scored in the first minute of the game to give the Cubs the lead. The Cubs' Efrain Ceniceros scored goals in the eight and 14th minute, with an assist on each from Travis Thompson. ...
Monett volleyball strikes again (10/08/10)
Don't look now but the Monett Lady Cubs volleyball team (14-10, 3-0 in the Big 8) is on a roll. The Lady Cubs defeated Aurora 25-15, 25-12 Thursday night. "I thought the girls played a complete game tonight," said Monett Head Coach Shyrah Perry. "We were able to build a lead and maintain the momentum. I thought everyone stepped their game up and played hard."...
Verona wins two (10/08/10)
The Verona Lady Wildcats (14-6-2) won two matches this week defeating Everton 25-22, 22-7 Tuesday night, and defeating Thomas Jefferson in three sets 23-25, 25-11 and 25-23. Against Everton, Jessica Smith's four kills, three aces and seven digs led the Lady Wildcats. ...
Back In the Good Old Days for Oct. 8 (10/08/10)
NINETY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1920 EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 8, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO...
Back In the Good Old Days for Oct. 7 (10/08/10)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO Oct. 7, 2000...
James Burnette (10/08/10)
James "Verl" Burnette, age 93, of Washburn, died at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 7. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today, Oct. 8, in Hickman Cemetery in Washburn under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Harold Roach (10/08/10)
Harold "Eddie" Roach, age 66, of Joplin, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 6:55 a.m. on Oct. 6 at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center...
Merrill Newcomer (10/08/10)
Merrill Louis "Buck" Newcomer, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, died on Oct. 5 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be at the Mt.Vernon IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the funeral home...
Diamond MO.-White's sheep and goat sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 10/07/10 (10/08/10)
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