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Stories from Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monett Council makes financial commitments (10/27/11)
The Monett City Council passed a resolution to improve North Park lighting and authorized a contract hiring a consultant for the city golf course at the October monthly meeting. City Administrator Dennis Pyle said the city is continuing to make improvements on six ballfields at North Park. Since grant applications want to see a commitment of funds by the city, Pyle said it was time to make a decision...
Area workshop needs more work (10/27/11)
The Monett Area Extended Employment (Sheltered) Workshop board met recently to adopt a budget and review its annual audit. Director Mica Plummer said budgets for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 must be filed with the workshop division of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) by Oct. 15...
Bass Equipment Company celebrating 50 years in Monett (10/27/11)
A family-owned company in Monett is celebrating its 50th year in business, manufacturing rabbit and small animal cages. "My grandfather, Pat Bass, like a lot of businesses, started Bass Equipment Company in his garage," said Dustin Bass, the company's newest CEO. "He retired from the railroad and needed something to piddle around and keep busy, and it went from there...
Area workshop needs more work (10/27/11)
The Monett Area Extended Employment (Sheltered) Workshop board met recently to adopt a budget and review its annual audit. Director Mica Plummer said budgets for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 must be filed with the workshop division of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) by Oct. 15...
BarCo Fair Board votes to disband (10/27/11)
After more than a year of struggling to get area citizens to help with the Barry County Fair, the board membership has voted to disband as of Oct. 31. In an interview last year, Board President Ernest Ray said manpower and funding were issues the board had been struggling with, citing lack of sponsorships and a slowly diminishing board when members dropped off and were not replaced...
No shortage of flu vaccine this year (10/27/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees received an update on flu vaccinations at its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 20. Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, reported that the health department has administered around 900 flu shots so far this fall. The department received a total of 2,000 vaccines this year...
Masons: Ready to serve (10/27/11)
The Monett Masonic Lodge served its fourth annual chicken dinner on Tuesday, providing meals for both lunch and dinner. Worshipful Master Benji Oakley said the lodge prepared 500 pound of chicken from Tyson Foods.
Civil War event to involve local re-enactor (10/27/11)
Monettan Skip Smith will be taking part in the re-enactment of the Secession Convention on Saturday at the historic Barry County Courthouse in Cassville. Smith, an active member of the Monett Historical Society, is playing the role of Benjamin F. Walker, a state legislator from Cedar County...
Nice addition at Central Park Elementary School in Monett (10/27/11)
Structural steel is now in place for the new canopy on the west entrance to Central Park Elementary School in Monett. Canopies have become a hallmark denoting the main entrances at the various campuses in the R-1 District. Kenney-Hall Construction, of Buffalo, is doing the work. Monett Superintendent...
Absentee voting continues in county (10/27/11)
The Barry County Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5. The special hours will be offered for absentee voting for the Nov. 8 election. Absentee voting for the special election will also continue through Monday, Nov. 7. Voters will decide a 3/16th of a cent sales tax for county law enforcement and a one-eighth of a cent sales tax for county E-911 services...
Duane Truman (10/27/11)
Duane Edward Truman, age 71, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Wilbur Gremling (10/27/11)
Wilbur Franklin Gremling, age 72, of Aurora, died at 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 25, in his home. The Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home has conducted arrangements and no services are planned at this time.
Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 10/26/11 (10/27/11)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 10/26/11 (10/27/11)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 10/28/11 (10/27/11)
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