Burke, Indovina take office

“Now you won’t always agree with me on things, but I will tell you where I’m going. I will tell you I will do my very best.” So spoke Randy Burke, Monett’s new mayor in comments to the audience of around 100 who gathered at the Monett City Park Casino for a second swearingin ceremony of city officials following the April 2 election.
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The Pierce City Friends of the Library are holding a membership drive through April. Memberships help expand the library’s collection and supports programming to keep the library a hub of learning and creativity. Membership forms are available at the library.

Monett City Council advancing TIF 3 project

In a major financial move, the Monett City Council took steps to pay off its second Tax Increment Financing [TIF] district debt, at the same time a third TIF district has been established to cover development along Lowe's Lane, on both the north and south sides of Highway 60. A TIF district, under state law, lasts for 23 years and captures half of the sales tax and all of the property tax generated inside the district to retire the debt incurred on infrastructure needed to develop that project.
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Human trafficking event educates attendees

A human trafficking information event, led by Daniel Nash, founder of the Human Trafficking Training Center, was held at Monett Nazarene Church on Thursday, March 27. During the event, Nash told the audience members that, contrary to popular belief, most trafficking victims are not abducted by their captors, but actually leave willingly with them because traffickers typically know how to spot a vulnerability in a victim and use it.
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