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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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News in brief (07/26/14)
The Monett Rural Fire District board will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at Huffmaster Insurance, Seventh and East Cleveland in Monett. The Lesters will appear in concert at 8:20 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the First Baptist Church in Monett...
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Experience, innovations important to judge candidates (07/26/14)
Lawrence County Republicans will choose between four candidates on Aug. 5 in selecting a nominee to run for the...
Monett adds e-cigs to smoking restrictions (07/26/14)
One month after passing a smoking ban in city buildings and North Park, except in designated areas, the Monett City...
High-pressure pumps added at water plant (07/26/14)
Crews for Crossland Heavy Construction crossed off one of the biggest parts in the building of the new water treatment...
Investigation into check-cashing scheme continues (07/26/14)
Law enforcement personnel in Purdy are seeking information on the identity and location of a suspect wanted for...
183 Monett students 
participate in Morning Mile (07/26/14)
One of the most popular innovations during Summer School in the Monett School District was the Morning Mile, one of the...
Sports Headlines
Growth, competition keys of Cubs' camp (07/26/14)
The sights and sounds of pads popping on Friday was a joyful chorus to the Monett football coaching staff. For two...
Heat-related illnesses 
no joking 
matter (07/26/14)
Most people have done it before: worked outside, got a little queasy, but pushed through the discomfort to finish the...
2014 Monett WaterThrasers (07/26/14)
The 2014 Monett WaterThrashers pose for a photo at South Park.
Sports Briefs (07/26/14)
Wicked Strong, the 3-year-old thoroughbred colt co-owned by Monett's Jane Rogers, races today in the $600,000 Jim Dandy...
youth flock to football camp (07/25/14)
Despite a hot and humid week, the Monett Mighty Mite program experienced record turnout of more than double its usual...
Monett Fourth of July activities

Monett's Fourth of July festivities included a day of activities to entertainment and delight Monettans and area residents. Events were centered at Monett's South Park.

State news
  • Missouri man gets life in prison for murder
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A central Missouri judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for the 2013 shooting death of a 17-year-old....
  • Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River
    WABASHA, Minn. (AP) -- Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota....
  • Millions spent on Missouri road, farm proposals
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Supporters of a pair of Missouri ballot proposals have spent millions promoting the measures that would raises taxes for transportation and create a state constitutional right to farm, far outspending opponents, according to state finance reports....
  • Ballwin woman sentenced in Medicare fraud
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County business owner has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution for bank and Medicare fraud....
  • Missouri voters may fortify digital privacy rights
    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld privacy protections against police searches of cellphones, but Missouri voters looking to fortify those rights will get their chance next week....
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Back in the Good Old Days for July 20-26 (07/21/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 20-26, 1934 The Safeway store in Monett, which moved from 418 E. Broadway to the Mansfield building at 314 E. Broadway, held its formal reopening on July 21. The store is very attractive and is spic and span in every detail. A large force of salesmen will be employed for the opening...
Back in the Good Old Days for July 13-19 (07/14/14)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO July 13-19, 1934 The Monett police force is hot on the heels of peddlers and salesmen of all kinds. Out of 13 arrests so far this month, three have been for selling fruits and vegetables without city licenses. The Monett City Council passed an ordinance providing for the control and operation of the municipal light system of the City of Monett, and established new rates for electric current and rules and regulations for consumers. ...

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