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News in Brief (10/31/14)
The Monett Times and the Monett Lions will host a Halloween costume contest at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at Monett City Hall Auditorium. Treats will be available for participants and prizes for the winners in several age categories. Businesses downtown will hand out candy prior to the contest...
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Accident leaves one injured at PlayPower (10/31/14)
An male employee at the Miracle Recreation Equipment plant of PlayPower received serious injuries in an industrial...
Charges filed in 3-county theft spree (10/31/14)
Official charges have been filed against three Verona residents accused of stealing items from residents in Barry,...
2 arrested for making meth in Washburn (10/31/14)
Two people were arrested Wednesday in Washburn on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine. Bart Jermain, 54, of...
Congress Candidates offering varied views (10/31/14)
Voters in the 10-county Seventh Congressional District will choose between three candidates on Nov. 4. The three...
Authorities urge residents to think safety first this Halloween (10/31/14)
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay and Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly are urging bi-county residents to be safe this...
Sports Headlines
Monett volleyball season ends after loss to Seneca (10/31/14)
It took about 27 minutes for the Lady Cubs volleyball season to come to and end last Monday, as they fell in two sets...
Monettans remember 'Mr. Mizzou' (10/31/14)
Oh Wednesday morning, news broke of the passing of University of Missouri sports icon John Kadlec, a man who had ties...
Soccer Cubs hat trick with district crown (10/30/14)
For the third straight year and fourth time in school history, the Monett soccer team was crown district champion. On...
Cubs, 'Cats tangle for supremacy (10/29/14)
It will be more than just bragging rights on the line Friday when Monett and Cassville meet for the second time this...
Cubs aim for 3-peat (10/29/14)
The Monett soccer team was all business when it came to the Class 2, District 12 semifinal against Cassville on Monday....
State news
  • Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson....
  • Murder charge dropped in prayer group death
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her....
  • Telemarketer banned from calling Missourians
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A pair of telemarketing firms that repeatedly violated Missouri's no-call law have agreed to a permanent ban on calling any Missourians....
  • Prosecutors soon to get report on police shooting
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A new unit that investigates police shootings will soon send its report on an 18-year-old's death to prosecutors, according to the St. Louis police chief....
  • 2 charged in holdup at northeast Kansas bank
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Two Missouri men with long criminal histories are charged with robbing a northeast Kansas bank where authorities say one employee was dragged by the hair and others suffered minor head injuries....
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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 26-Nov. 1 (10/28/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 1934 The Monett Park Casino was converted into a perfect haven for Halloween revelers for the annual frolic on Oct. 31. A profusion of black and orange crepe paper in festoons and drapes, intermingled with black cats, skeletons and other emblems of the gala season. The frolic was one of the gayest and most enjoyable dances held recently...
Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 19-28 (10/21/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Oct. 19-28, 1934 Four heavily armed men robbed Mr. and Mrs. Ed Salzer and Philamena Bauman, in holding up the Brown Gables in Monett on Oct. 18. In a week that included "Pretty Boy" Floyd being shot to death in Ohio, the robbers were pursued by Sheriff Shore and escaped into the Roaring River hills. For the first time, Headquarters Battery, Missouri National Guard mobilized at the request of the sheriff to join the hunt if called by Governor Park...

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