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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2011

Highway 60 bridge at Verona reopens tomorrow (10/24/11)
The bridge on Highway 60 that spans Spring River will reopen tomorrow (Tuesday), three weeks ahead of schedule. According to Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) officials, the bridge, which has been closed since Sept. 19, will be open to traffic again after 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The bridge is located west of Aurora at Verona...
Barry County leaders make pitch for sales tax (10/24/11)
Barry County government leaders made their pitch for a 3/16th of a cent sales tax before a Monett audience of around 30 people at the Monett City Park Casino on Thursday. Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren introduced several county officials who provided details about the need for more funding to support law enforcement...
Monett businesses generate almost half BarCo's sales tax (10/24/11)
Sales tax generated in Monett continues to represent the lion's share of taxes collected in Barry County. County Treasurer Lois Lowe told The Times that revenues collected from Monett businesses consistently make up 46 to 48 percent of the $1,743,000 collected by the county in 2010...
Monett audience talks TIF with county (10/24/11)
Monett audience members challenged Barry County officials about supporting an increased sales tax to help law enforcement in light of the litigation over Monett's tax increment financing (TIF) program. "We don't want the money spent to sue us," said Monett businessman Randy Witt...
Fund donation (10/24/11)
Popular Trunk-or-Treat returns to Monett (10/24/11)
Monett area churches and the YMCA will be hosting the fourth annual "Trunk or Treat" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church of Monett, located at 1600 N. Central. The entire event is free to children and their parents and depends entirely upon donations...
Purdy students to explore Europe (10/24/11)
Purdy history students can earn up to one history credit by participating in the Essence of Europe educational tour planned for June 12 through June 29, 2012. Board members gave their blessing to upperclassmen earning one history credit toward graduation requirements at their October meeting...
St. Mary's Carnival slated for Saturday (10/24/11)
St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City will host its annual school carnival on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the school gym. A wide range of activities are planned. The event starts at 5 p.m. with a soup and chili dinner, running until 7 p.m. ...
Blast from the past (10/24/11)
Three couples recently stopped by Utopian Bean in Purdy for breakfast and coffee before taking a day trip to Arkansas. The owners of the unique vehicles were gracious enough to move and reposition the vehicles so that Patrick Foland, owner of Utopian Bean, could get all three antique Fords in the photo. ...
PC museum to build memorial to officers (10/24/11)
Board members of the Harold Bell Wright Museum in Pierce City are building a memorial to honor five Pierce City officers who died in the line of duty. Materials and supplies for the project have been donated by fellow officers. The memorial will be placed in the jail cell behind the museum...
Weekend wreck leaves Cassville man injured (10/24/11)
A Cassville man was seriously injured on Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 76 eight miles west of Branson. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a 1994 Ford Ranger, Derek E. Sharp, 27, of Cassville, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
Blamey's touchdowns lead Cubs over Indians (10/24/11)
The Monett Cubs football team battered, bruised and in desperate need a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, invaded Seneca Friday night When the dust settled, the Cubs stood strong with a 33-21 victory and in firm control of their post-season destiny...
Comets fly past the PC Eagles (10/24/11)
The Pierce City Eagles fell 49-20 to the Marionville Comets in Class 1, District 3 play Friday night. After a scoreless first quarter, Marionville broke on top 7-0 on Brandon Benn's four-yard run. The Eagles countered on their next drive with quarterback Cedric O'Hara scoring from a yard out. Curtis Palmer ran in the two-point conversion, and the Eagles led 8-7...
Larry Stroud (10/24/11)
Larry Gene Stroud, age 65, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Larry was born on Oct. 16, 1946 to Carl and Pauline (Maberry) Stroud. He was a graduate of Pierce City High School and attended Missouri State University. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science in 1972...
Betty Lou Medlin (10/24/11)
Betty Lou Medlin, 78, of Monett passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at Cox South in Springfield. She was born on July 20, 1933 in Monett, the daughter of the late Marvin and Eva (Spain) Johnson. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1992 in Monett to Bill Medlin, he survives...
Leroy Krueger (10/24/11)
Leroy H. Krueger, age 90, of Monett, died at his home on Sunday, Oct. 23. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Irene Henson (10/24/11)
Memorial Services for Irene Louise (Avondet) Henson, age 92, of Pierce City, will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 11 a.m. at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church in Monett, Missouri. Irene was the daughter of Henry and Elva (Malan) Avondet, the fourth of 10 children...
Gary Gray (10/24/11)
Gary Earl Gray, age 61, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon...
Doris Reed (10/24/11)
Doris Virginia Reed, age 80, of Monett, died at 7:13 a.m. on Friday, October 21. Funeral services wereheld on Monday, Oct. 24, Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.
Darlene Buck (10/24/11)
Darlene Natalie Buck, age 85, of Cassville, died at 8:40 a.m., on Thursday, Oct. 20, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
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