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Stories from Friday, August 31, 2012

Fire consumes more than 200 acres (08/31/12)
Between 200 and 250 acres burned in a massive fire that started around 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 in Barry County between Pulaskifield and Farm Road 1100 along Highway BB near Midway. The fires were started by a vehicle pulling a trailer on which a car was poorly anchored. ...
News in Brief (08/31/12)
There will be no Monday-Tuesday issue of The Times next week because of the Labor Day holiday. The next issue will be Wednesday, Sept. 5. The Miller Fall Festival will be held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 in downtown Miller. There will be games and live entertainment nightly. The parade will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. Participants should gather at 12:30 p.m. at the high school...
Monett's July 4 celebration on Labor Day (08/31/12)
Monett's celebration of the nation's holiday will be held on Monday. Sept. 3, at South Park. Live music will be played through the afternoon, leading to fireworks around 8:15 p.m. Freedom and Fireworks is hosting the event. Approximately 30 vendors who planned to offer games and food have been invited to set up on the soccer fields...
Sales tax shows lowest local activity in five years (08/31/12)
Summer doldrums have settled into the local economy, according to the August sales tax distribution. Bi-county towns and counties received the smallest disbursement for the month since 2007. Local sales tax revenue has been down in four of the last five months, compared to a year ago...
Michael E. Henry Retires as Chairman of JHA (08/31/12)
Michael E. Henry has announced his resignation as chairman of the board of directors at Jack Henry and Associates (JHA). Henry, who started with the Monett-based company in 1979, has served as chairman since 1994. John F. "Jack" Prim, chief executive office, has been elected by the board to serve as its new chairman. Prim, who has been on the board since 2007, will continue to oversee the company as CEO...
Berean Christian Academy Fun Fair slated (08/31/12)
The third annual Be-rean Christian Academy Fun Fair is scheduled to kick off at 4 p.m. on Satur-day, Sept. 8 at the school, located at 10385 Highway 60 east of Monett. This year's event will see a host of activities for children and adults. There will be a car show, a cruise-in, live en-tertainment and music, a cook-off, a blue ribbon pie contest, carnival games and prizes. There will also be concessions, inflatable bounce houses, a petting zoo and, weather permit-ting, fireworks...
Wampler to speak Sunday at Assembly of God in Monett (08/31/12)
Springfield attorney Dee Wampler will be the guest speaker on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Assembly of God, located at 607 E. Benton in Monett. An area attorney for 50 years, arguing in many high profile cases, Wampler has hosted a one-minute radio program on Christian radio, "Standing on the Front Line," for the past four years. He has summarized many of the programs into a book, on which he will speak...
Beckett receives degree (08/31/12)
Dedre Beckett, of Monett, graduated from Oregon Coast Culinary Institute, located at Coos Bay, Ore., on an accelerated program. Beckett received her associates degree and Culinary Pastry Chef certification. She graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and was named student of the year...
Monett earns victory over Neosho (08/31/12)
The Monett Cubs used a balanced attack to defeat the Neosho Wildcats 29-7 Friday night at Burl Fowler Stadium. Monett's Kyle Wood and Aaron Hall scored two touchdowns apiece and the Cubs defense held the Wildcats to 120 total yards and four first downs...
Evelyn Carlson (08/31/12)
Evelyn Carlson Evelyn (Goulbourne) Carlson, age 87, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Evelyn was born on April 19, 1925 in Liverpool, England, daughter of James Goulbourne and Elizabeth Anne (Hose) Goulbourne...
Michael Horn (08/31/12)
Michael E. Horn, Ph.D., age 57, passed on August 27th, 2012 after a tireless struggle with ALS. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Moennig); daughter, Angela, (husband, Thor Templin); son, Christopher (wife, Priscilla); and six grandchildren: Morgan, Marley, Aethelred, Madilyn, Molly and Theodoric...
If lawmakers were more like firefighters (08/31/12)
The enormous fire south of Monett on Wednesday underlined how vulnerable we are to the threat of fire. Fortunately, our firefighters not only respond quickly but like to work together. You wonder why our politicians can't do the same. Firemen, after all, know what fire is. Politicians don't agree on what fire is, even when they see it. They disagree on what problems are worth fixing. And if it's in someone else's backyard, too bad...
Letter to the Editor: Remembering the Casino (08/31/12)
Dear Editor: I noticed in your Aug. 16 issue that the Monett City Park Casino was being demolished. It saddens me some to see this landmark destroyed. It brings back a special memory that occurred there when I was in the seventh grade. I was born and raised in Monett and attended school there through the eighth grade. The year I was in the seventh grade, the Lions Club sponsored a contest for students to learn the Gettysburg Address and would provide a nice prize...
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