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Stories from Friday, July 27, 2012

Ribbon Cuttin (07/27/12)
The Groom Room, a new cottage industry, is now open at 516 Lincoln St. in Monett. Monett Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors, pictured above, were on hand to welcome new business owner Arleta Smith. From left, are: Randy Henderson, Robert Markovics, Troy Stewart, Arleta Stewart, Jerad Stewart, Selina Rose, Ron Smith, Donna Beckett and Terry Moller. ...
Farmers feel pressure as heat continues (07/27/12)
Soaring temperatures, little rain and no green grass have led to a frustrating and difficult situation for area farmers. Matt Losack, a dairy farmer from Verona, said things have been rough all summer "We started feeding hay a month ago," said Losack. "In a normal year, we can put off feeding hay until the first of August. Our corn crop, for the third year in a row, will have to be cut for silage because of the lack of moisture."...
Long to revive Roy Blunt's SW Mo. Ag Tour (07/27/12)
Congressman Billy Long has announced plans to revive the Seventh District Agriculture Tour. The tour has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 and will make seven stops in Barton, Jasper, Newton and McDonald counties. Long's predecessor, Roy Blunt, introduced the Southwest Missouri Agriculture Tour as a way to explore the diversity of agriculture in the district and its economic significance...
A new "twist" at annual Pierce City festival (07/27/12)
This year's Howdy Neighbor Days festival will have a new "twist," according to Sandy Lakin, event chairman. This year the festival is being called "Howdy Neighbor Good Ole Days, which will features some new events. The annual festival will begin on Wednesday Aug. 15 and continue through Saturday, Aug. 18...
Fireworks business sputters through tough year (07/27/12)
The summer drought impacted Monett's social calendar this year with the unprecedented cancellation of the Fourth of July celebration due to heat and extreme dry conditions. Fireworks vendors had a particularly difficult year and have been sizing up what the weather means for them...
Eagle Rock man injured in crash (07/27/12)
An Eagle Rock man was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday on Highway F about four miles west of Eagle Rock. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, William C. Wallace, 40, of Holiday Island, Ark., stopped in traffic to make a left turn and was struck from behind by a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by Robert B. VanWye, 63, of Eagle Rock...
News In Brief (07/27/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for small businesses at noon today in the community room of the chamber office, located at 200 E. Broadway. All business owners are welcome to voice their concerns and interests. The First Baptist Church of Purdy, located at Third and Washington, will host a revival featuring Dr. Bill Banks, beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Additional services will be held at 7 p.m. on July 30 and 31. For more information, call 417-442-7435...
Clerk's office to offer Saturday hours (07/27/12)
The Barry County Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 4. The special hours will be offered for absentee voting for the Aug. 7 primary election. Absentee voting for the election will also continue through Monday, Aug. 6. Weekday voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card...
Volunteer opportunities at RRSP (07/27/12)
There are two new ways to volunteer in Missouri State Parks. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources recently announced the start of the Adopt-a-Park and Youth Volunteer Patch programs. Families, organizations, youth groups, school groups and businesses are invited to adopt trails, campgrounds, picnic areas and streams within state parks and historic sites through the Adopt-a-Park program...
PC Rabies Clinic (07/27/12)
It was not the best ride a dog has ever taken to the park, because at the end there was a syringe with his name on it. On Saturday, the Animal Clinic of Monett hosted its annual rabies vaccination clinic at Pierce City's South Park and pet owners took advantage of the opportunity to have their companions vaccinated against the killer disease. ...
Crash Ends in Fatality (07/27/12)
Monett police and firefighters were on the scene of a fatal two-vehicle collision in the westbound lane of Highway 60, just east of Highway 37, for over two hours on Wednesday. W. Dale Burke, 75, of Monett, was killed when his 2011 Toyota Camry, at center, collided with the rear end of a 2005 Kenworth FMC transport tanker truck around 6:24 p.m. ...
Friday Night Lights nearing (07/27/12)
senior menus (07/27/12)
MONETT SENIOR CENTER Monday -- Chicken and dumplings, beef cube steak, baked potato, broccoli, fruit cocktail. Tuesday -- Wieners and kraut, ham and cheese casserole, seven layer salad, green beans, corn bread muffins, pudding. Wednesday -- Oven fried chicken, chopped steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed peas, Jell-O...
Raymah Colley (07/27/12)
Raymah Louise Colley, age 74, of LaRussell, died at 5:25 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Lawrence County Manor, in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be held at Colley Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon...
Dale Burke (07/27/12)
W. Dale Burke, age 75, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, following injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Monett. Dale was born on April 2, 1937 in Vanduser, Mo., the son of William R. and Wilma L. (Batts) Burke. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett. He was a retired Associate Circuit Judge and Municipal Judge...
(Untitled) (07/27/12)
Most towns have few or no options when the water runs low. Monett is one of the exceptions. The plan for building a water treatment plant on the old Rutherford farm has sounded better and better this week. "Old Muddy," the chronically cranky well at North Park, once again had to be taken off-line. Added to the system in 1983, the #12 well has a long history of getting "turbid," the term for clouding up with too much dirt...
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