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First wall is raised at sixth Habitat home

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The first wall for the sixth Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity's house was raised on Saturday, June 16. Pictured above are Habitat board members and employees from PlayPower raising the wall. [Times Photos by Lisa Craft [Order this photo]
The first wall was raised on the Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity's sixth house on Saturday, June 16 on East Nellie in Monett.

Sharra Meadows, future resident of the new home, was present for the event along with PlayPower employees and Habitat board members. The PlayPower employees were members of a community action team directed by Tina Swearingin.

The construction of the home began in May. Prior to the wall raising, the construction schedule included digging and pouring the footing, pouring the foundation, floor, wall and front porch framing.

The home will be 1,228 square feet which will include three bedrooms, one and a-half baths, kitchen, dining area, utility room, living room, storage area and a front porch.

"Construction was delayed a week due to the surveying of the land," said Karen Standerwick, Habitat secretary. "We have had a great response for help on the house and just proves that the community is willing to give back and help. Our construction is now on schedule."

The sixth home will house four, Meadows and her three daughters.

Jim Copeland Construction is the building contractor. John J. Turner, of Minnesota, donated the lot.

"Several church groups and community organizations are scheduled to work," said Standerwick. "Donations are important so we can continue to keep building. We try to build one house a year or make repairs on existing homes."

To make donations or to volunteer sweat hours, call Standerwick at 235-4301 or e-mail ksnevin@gmail.com and Jerry Hudson at 236-8510.

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This is the third time I have requested this action.

I am John J Turner of Minnesota and I appreciate the mentioned of me donating the lot for this home. In reality my sister Jerrie A Gooch of Wichita Ks and myself gave the lot in honor of our parents John and Jewell Turner long time residents of Monett. The next time you publish information and want to list who gave the lots please state they were given in honor of my Parents.

Thank You

John Turner

-- Posted by jturner44 on Fri, Jun 29, 2012, at 8:31 AM

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