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THANK YOU TO 911 AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

I want to thank the 911 personnel, Fire  Chief Rusty Rickard, and the Cox Ambulance service that responded to my friends call for help for me during my recent eye emergency.  The loss of vision is a scary thing--but the 911 operator stayed on the line and helped me wait for help.  The first one on the scene was Fire Chief Rusty Rickard and his [...]

As we enter the Holiday Shopping Season. . . let us THINK AMERICAN AND LOCAL!

As we enter the Holiday Shopping Season. . . let us THINK AMERICAN AND LOCAL!

It is time Americans infused some COMMON SENSE into the holiday shopping season.  It is a matter of working (buying) smarter and not harder!   As you eye that fantastic possible gift for your daughter, grandson, etc turn it over, did it come from America?  Did Americans get paid to produce that gift?  Do you think the store that purchased the [...]

God Bless Our Veterans Today and Every Day!

God Bless Our Veterans Today and Every Day!

Readers Response to Monett’s City Council’s Resolution are Viral!

  Monett's City Council's hurtful resolution is gaining angry rebuttal from readers of the article published in the Monett Times. For the comments on  the Monett City Council's decision to issue a resolution asking their citizens to vote NO on Tuesday ballot go to the following [...]

Question of the DAY?

Question of the DAY?

Just how did American students run up a $1 TRILLION bill for their education?  When I went through college I made sure the dollars were there FIRST!  I hit a financial bump when I graduated and there were only two jobs available within nine counties of where I lived.  The only job really available was in Southeast Knasas and an hour away from [...]

Barry County 3/16 of a Cent Tax Issue is Being Challenged

Barry County 3/16 of a Cent Tax Issue is Being Challenged

Tax payers are fed up with taxation. They are fed up with elected officials that take on images of being all-knowing individuals that feed their constituents crumbs of information to cover their own agendas. The taxpayer today wants information, details and facts. They are willing to go into meetings with a no holds barred attitude and are [...]

Small Town Silent and Alert on 9/11

Small Town Silent and Alert on 9/11

Southwest Missouri can be loud and rowdy when it wants to be.  We are known for our reunions, our rodeos, our fundraisers, our dances, our 4th of July celebrations and we are proud of our Ozark heritage.  Our enthusiasm for life is well known.  But this Sunday, we were silent and reverent in observing the 10th anniversary of the attack on the [...]

ELECTIONS RESULTS FOR CCFPD

BARRY COUNTY AND STONE COUNTY HAVE FINALIZED THE ELECTION BALLOTS.  THE RESULTS ARE 187 YES VOTES FOR ALLOWING THE TAX LEVY TO INCREASE TO AID THE CENTRAL CROSSING FIRE DISTRICT AND 175 NO VOTES AGAINST RAISING THE TAX LEVY.  SO IT PASSES This was a tough battle for the local community to deal with because on one hand people do not want a tax [...]

June 7th Special Election for Central Crossing Fire Protection District Tax Levy

HEADS UP STONE COUNTY RESIDENTS DO YOU KNOW IF YOU CAN or should VOTE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH?  To answer that question look on the back of your voter registration card and if you have Central Crossing Fire District on it then you need to go to your polling place.  If your card is an older one it might not have this information but you need to [...]

Shell Knob Cares

Shell Knob has been at first stunned and then saddened by what has befallen Joplin, Missouri. With our local First Responders and Central Crossing Firefighters receiving the call around 7:30 pm Friday night to frantic phone calls to Joplin for news,  we have been energized into responding in any way possible. The national media has launched a [...]

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