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Stories from Friday, August 5, 2011

Judge's latest TIF ruling favors Monett (08/05/11)
Circuit Judge Neil Quitno has finalized his April 20 ruling in the lawsuit over Monett's tax increment financing (TIF). Quitno amended his ruling without changing his earlier determination in favor of Monett. In his April 20 ruling, Quitno determined Monett's TIF program had been properly formed under state law. The judge discarded the contention made by Barry and Lawrence counties and the Barry County Emergency Services Board that no payments of sales tax revenue were due to Monett's two TIFs...
Freistatt PD back on duty (08/05/11)
The Freistatt Village Board heard that its police department had been reactivated by the state and made plans for enforcing nuisance ordinances at their July meeting. Clerk Deborah Schoen reported the Missouri Highway Patrol has officially reactivated the village's official originating agency identifier (ORI) number. The moved restoring the police department to active duty...
Law limits teacher-student contact (08/05/11)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)----As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks...
Second LawCo breeder shutdown (08/05/11)
For the second time in as many months, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has shut down a Lawrence County beeder. Koster said today that the Lawrence County Circuit Court has entered a consent judgement against Shirley Gilbert, who operated Wolfgang's Puppies and Gee Gee's Yorkies in Aurora, for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act...
Delicious way to beat the heat (08/05/11)
It's Chocolate Week for the Monett Area YMCA, and in celebration of the occasion, about 55 youth involved in the organization's summer program satisfied their sweet-tooth cravings by diving into a 12-foot banana split. Loaded with bananas, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, M&M's, colored sprinkles, Skittles and drenched in chocolate and strawberry syrup, the decadent delight was large enough for everyone to share...
New Lions (08/05/11)
The Monett Lions Club recently inducted two new members. Darci Klick and Jeramy Kee have been inducted into the Monett club. The Lions meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. usually at Happy House.
R-1 substitute training (08/05/11)
Training for substitute teachers working in the Monett R-1 School District this fall was offered on Thursday by Melody Paige and Lauralie Powell, from the technology department, and Vikki Branum, substitute coordinator. The teachers watched a pre-recorded presentation on how to use the computers and web pages that will be posted for later reference on the district's web page. Sixty-five substitutes attended the two sessions...
Purdy School Registration and Opening Day Dates (08/05/11)
Purdy Schools have announced registration and schedule pick-up dates for elementary, middle and high school students. To enroll, students new to the district must bring a copy of their immunizations records; their birth certificate; evidence of residency, such as a utility or rent receipt; name and address of previous school; and a transcript of grades. Parents must also provide personal identification or custodial documentation...
Delicious way to beat the heat (08/05/11)
It's Chocolate Week for the Monett Area YMCA, and in celebration of the occasion, about 55 youth involved in the organization's summer program satisfied their sweet-tooth cravings by diving into a 12-foot banana split. Loaded with bananas, chocolate and vanilla ice cream, M&M's, colored sprinkles, Skittles and drenched in chocolate and strawberry syrup, the decadent delight was large enough for everyone to share. ...
New digs for elementary students (08/05/11)
Monett Elementary School Principal Susie Gasser got a lesson on Thursday from John Carr, project superintendent for R.E. Smith Construction, on how to use the mechanism inside the new flagpole outside the main entrance. Work is advancing steadily to finish the campus, including construction of the desk inside the main office and laying base rock on the driveway in advance of the asphalt overlay...
Slip Slidin' and Sundaes (08/05/11)
Staffers at the Monett Area YMCA observed Chocolate Week with a variety of activities including a chocolate syrup and ice cream laden slip and slide. About 55 youth from both Cassville and Monett who are involved in the Y's summer program had the opportunity to have their ice cream and eat it, too, as they slipped, slid, rolled and wallowed through the sticky-sweet fun. The activities were held at Monett's South Park...
BCHD reminds parents about shot records (08/05/11)
According to Missouri law, children in childcare, preschool and kindergarten through 12th grade must receive immunizations to prevent certain diseases. The requirement helps protect children, teachers, staff members and the community. This week, the Barry County Health Department released information on back-to-school immunizations. Parents and guardians enrolling children in school or childcare can use the following information to ensure youngsters are up-to-date on their shots...
MoDOT waives oversized hay load fee (08/05/11)
Severe weather throughout Missouri and surrounding states has prompted a special hauling permit to help farmers move hay as needed for livestock. The permit will allow for the movement of larger loads through Dec. 31 of this year. At the Department of Agriculture's request, the Missouri Department of Transportation is waiving the fee for blanket oversize permits to haul wide loads of hay. ...
Monett/Pierce City Senior Menus (08/05/11)
MONETT SENIOR CENTER Monday - Smothered Chicken, Tavern steak, scalloped potatoes, beets, applesauce. Tuesday - Toasted cheese sandwich, tomato soup, salad, mixed vegetables, no bake cookie. Wednesday - Oven fried chicken, cornbeef and cabbage, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, blushing pears...
Lee Whitman (08/05/11)
On Aug. 1, 2011, our Lord called Lee E. Whitman to his heavenly home. He was 90 years old and died at his home in Harlingen, Texas of natural causes. Services for Mr. Whitman will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, MO with Keith Page and Rod Markum officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO...
Kennith DeWitt (08/05/11)
Kennith Ray DeWitt, age 89, of Washburn, died on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial to follow at Roller Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8 at the funeral home...
Diamond MO.-TS Whites sheep and goat sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 08/04/11 (08/05/11)
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