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Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Drury University Monett campus students and staff, along with Monett Main Street volunteers, undertook beautification efforts along Broadway Street on Friday, Nov. 9. Volunteers scraped paint, cleaned windows, removed old signage and repainted storefronts that lined the city street in an effort to attract future businesses to the downtown area. [Times Photo by Melonie Roberts] [Order this photo]
Drury University students and staff from the Monett campus, in conjunction with Monett Main Street, worked all day Friday, Nov. 9, on efforts to improve the aesthetics of some of Monett's empty businesses on Broadway Street.

"The buildings are all minority owned, and there are some hardship situations," said Ann Saunders, director of the Drury Monett campus. Saunders is also on the economic restoration committee of Monett Main Street.

Taking part in the project included: Keith McCracken, economic restoration committee, Monett Main Street; Joanne Lacey, art instructor at Drury Monett; Marilu Rios, student; Toni Fryling, student; Daisy Caez, student; Rhonda Schilly, Drury staff; Rick Wallen, technology coordinator for Drury remote campuses; Darla Harmon, Drury development coordinator; John Moore, student' Edie Boatwright, executive assistant to Drury University president Todd Parnell; Luis Cecenas, coordinator of the Hispanic Initiative for Drury University in Monett; Sergio Munoz, student; and Saunders.

Buildings scheduled for the project included 306 and 308 Broadway and 418 and 422 Broadway.



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