Have horse, will travel

Folks downtown Monett in recent weeks may have seen a horse and rider trotting up and down Broadway and side streets. There have been several horses from Schrock’s Performance Horses in the Purdy area. Leroy Schrock, seen here on Gus, a quarterhorse, said his ranch preps ready-toride horses for new owners. He brings horses to a more populated area like Monett’s historic business district to acquaint the horses with people, slower-moving traffic, as well as having their picture taken. “It beats a real job,” Schrock added.
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Actions planned in support of proposed tax levy

The Pierce City Fire Protection District Board (PCFPD) of Directors planned actions in support of a proposed tax levy which will be placed on the ballot for the election to be held Tuesday, Aug. 6 during their meeting on Thursday, June 6. According to meeting minutes provided by Gary Bartkoski, the board plans to hold town hall discussions on Thursday, July 11 and Saturday, July 27. They also plan to hold door-to-door walks on Wednesday, June 26, Monday, July 8 and Friday, July 19, during which they plan to pass out flyers and yard signs. There are also plans for coffee talks at Yonkerville and Facebook Live time. Dates for those were not mentioned in the minutes.
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Vacation Bible School will be held for children ages 4 to grade 12 at First Presbyterian Church, 700 Sycamore, Monett. Camp Firelight VBS provides a summer camp adventure with God beginning July 15-19 and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information call 417-235-3129. Sponsoring churches include St. Stephen’s Episcopal, First Christian Church, Connection Point Church and First Presbyterian Church.

City leaders review ongoing projects

Plans for strategizing and upcoming exercises by city officials came under discussion during a monthly meeting of Monett city department heads, attended by Mayor Randy Burke and Commissioner Darren Indovina on June 20. Burke announced the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will hold a public hearing on plans to install roundabouts on Highway 60 from the east side of Monett to the Oklahoma border from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
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In the Monett City Council meeting story on the roundabout published on June 16 the property owned by Gary Wellbaum was incorrectly called Wellbaum Enterprises. The correct name of the business is Wellbaum Properties, LLC. On the group photo of the Circle M Meats staff that appeared in the June 12 edition of The Monett Times, the caption states that one of those appearing in the photo is Will Fenske. That is incorrect; the correct name is Will Fiske.