Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I would like to offer my opinion regarding the "Kitchen Table Talk" held recently at the Monett chamber of Commerce meeting room with two representatives from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's office. Because the Affordable Healthcare Act dominated the conversation, and rightly so, I was unable to ask my questions...
Continuing Monett's greatest Christmas tradition
We are heading into a different kind of Christmas in Monett this year. Many of the fundamentals have not changed. The economy is better. Charitable giving has improved. But when it comes to Christmas, people have more personal choices to make. Angel trees and Adopt a Family programs have become more popular in recent years. These allow a personal investment in the life of someone you might not otherwise know or a chance to reach out...
Celebrating Thanksgiving as a community
News editor As we celebrate another Thanksgiving, it's clear the Monett community has had a number of reasons to feel thankful during the past year. In the haze of time, we forget it was only February that the Monett Area YMCA opened its doors officially. What a success the facility has been! The sacrifices made by a great many people and companies to invest in such a resource have already provided an asset that Monettans would not consider doing without...
Whatever happened to the holidays?
News editor Say what you want about old-fashioned holiday decorating. If you look at old photos of downtowns from the 1950s and 1960s in particular, there are lots of kitschy reindeer, snowmen and streamers over the streets and on the light poles...
Bringing a vision to life
News editor Good efforts encourage more thoughtful responses. The input sought by the City of Monett into what the public wanted in a new City Park Casino was not the first time leaders in Monett went to the residents to make sure they got it right. The effort represented a trend...