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BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS EIGHTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30APRIL 5, 1934 • After work ends on Civil Works Administrtation projects, a recess of up to two weeks will be declared in order to shift workers onto their own responsibilities. Just what is coming after that is not known. In rural areas those on the relief rolls may be compelled to plant gardens if they receive any direct relief. • In the April 3 regular municipal election, Dr. L.H. Ferguson received 1,064 to 993 for Dr. J.M. Russell to win a second term as mayor. In a second attempt, the bond issue for the waterworks extension and improvement fell 25 votes short of the twothirds needed for passage. SEVENTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30APRIL 5, 1944 • On April 2, a crowd of nearly 1,500 persons witnessed the ceremonies which marked the official opening of St. Vincent’s Hospital. Charles Mansfield, as master of ceremonies, presented the speakers who praised the Sisters of the Vincentian Order for establsihing the hospital here, and Dr William West for his benvolent gift of the hospital to the sisters. • Republican leaders from 15 southwest Missouri counties, and candidates from all over the state, were well represented at the Seventh District Convention, held on April 4 at Monett City Hall. Floyd C. Callaway, of Monett, was elected to represent the district at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.

SIXTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 1954 • Members of the First Baptist Church in Monett have launched a campaign to raise $75,000 for remodeling church property. The money will be spent for remodeling the present church building, installing air conditioning equipment, providing additional parking space at the church and either remodeling the present pastorium or building a new one. • Some 151 first and ninth grade students in the Monett school system were given an adhesive tape “patch test” designed to detect tuberculosis before it gets the upper hand. School nurse Mrs. Loren Rausch said 151 out of a possible 210 students was a “very good” turnout. Any child with a positive test would be taken to Mt. Vernon for an X-ray, at county expense. FIFTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30APRIL 5, 1964 • Excavation is underway for the new Monett Municipal Swimming Pool, which will be located in the same location as the old one that served the community for 40 years. In addition to a 164-by-64foot swimming area, the project will include modern bathhouse buildings, a children’s wading pool, locker room areas, concession stand, office and restrooms. Part of the pool will be ready for use by July 1. • Plans to construct a modern new poultry processing plant in Monett have been announced by Armour Creameries.

The site will be on East Broadway. The plant is expected to employ between 75 and 200, replacing the plant at 100 Main, which has operated since 1943. FORTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30APRIL 5, 1974 • Over 500 students from Monett and the surrounding area participated on March 28 at the first annual Monett High School and Area VocationalTechnical School Tech Day. Representatives from 22 vocational and technical schools were on hand in the E.E Camp gym to discuss with students opportunities offered at their schools for post graduate training in various fields. • Oren Fritz, of Monett, was elected Lions Club District 26-E Governor at the annual district convention in Joplin. Fritz becomes the second member of the Monett Lions Club to be elected district governor in three years, Sinclair Rogers having held the post in 1972. THIRTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30APRIL 5, 1984 • New stage lights are being installed in the Monett City Hall Auditorium and include a bank suspended from the ceiling in addition to banks at either side of the stage, for a total of 55 lights. The project was prompted by a resurgence of use of the auditorium which followed a major renovation with both the Ozark Festival Orchestra and Theatrical Arts Guild now using the facility. • Manufacturing has resumed at the Monett Manufacturing Company

On April 1, 1954, David Hutchens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Hutchens, and Mike Bridges, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Bridges, two third graders, were caught doing the old purse-on-a-string trick to catch reluctant passersby in a classic April Fool’s gag. File photo/The Monett Times

at Sixth and Front streets, which had been closed since July 1982. The facility is being used to manufacture boys’ knit shirts for Jay-Zee Inc. TWENTY YEARS AGO MARCH 30APRIL 5, 1994 • Monett High School speech students, under the direction of Russell Brock, took third place in the Carver-Truman National Forensic League district tournament in Joplin, where 16 schools competed. Christy Carver and Aaron Hoyt won first in team debate and Daniel Hoyt took first in domestic extemporaneous speaking. • Kevin Sprenkle, for-

mer engineer with Allgeier, Martin and Associates, was officially hired as Monett’s first city engineer in modern times, effective on March 31. Sprenkle was hired at a salary of $4,500 per month, the highest paid city position. TEN YEARS AGO

MARCH 30-APRIL 5, 2004 • The north half of the gym floor at the Monett Recreation Center has been converted into a weight room with a full line of Cybex strength equipment, plus free weights

and cardio equpment, by the YMCA. Corey Johnson, new Y program director, reported the balcony room has been converted into an activities room for exercises, aerobics and other programs. An open house was held April 3. • The Monett Sportsmen’s League held its first event at the newly renovated complex in the old National Weather Service building southeast of Monett. Around 100 people attended the annual Wild Game Feed.

ON THE COVER: Dr. Steve Drew, a physician at Cox Monett Hospital, checks a patient chart on the med/surg floor of the facility. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com


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Director: Cox Monett to lose $400K this year Local hospital braces to absorb proposed cuts BY MELONIE ROBERTS reporter@monett-times.com

Missouri is set to lose over $2 billion in federal funds this year because the state has not adopted plans to extend insurance coverage to many low-earning workers who fall at or below the federal poverty level. Because the state has not opted into the Medicaid expansion program, Missouri taxpayers will help pay a portion of improved access to health insurance to other states without retaining the ability to improve health and healthcare in this state. According to Darren Bass, executive director of Cox Monett Hospital, those funds could have been used to support the state’s Medicaid program. “Cox Monett is proposed to lose $404,738 this year, with increasing impacts every year through 2019, totaling a staggering $1,081,267 per year,” Bass said. “We have experienced a dramatic increase in bad debt and charity care as a percent of gross patient revenue here at Cox Monett, from CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Lights and sirens on an ambulance racing down the highway typically means someone is going to the hospital. Rising costs of healthcare, combined with uninsured patients, typically result in higher healthcare costs for everyone. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Many people use local emergency rooms as their primary care facilities for treatment of emergency or chronic conditions. For hospitals, many of these patients are uninsured. “That’s why medical costs are so high,” said Janelle Patton, administrative director of marketing and public relations/volunteer services at Cox Monett Hospital. “Even with Medicaid, they only pay 30 cents on the dollar. No other business in town would allow someone to walk in and pick up an item and say ‘I’m only paying a third of the cost on this,’ and get away with it. But Medicaid does just that.” Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com


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SPRINGFIELD: At the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East, folk music star Arlo Guthrie performs at 7 p.m.on Sunday. Needtobreathe and Foy Vance perform at 8 p.m. on April 1. The Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of concertos at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Movements and arias by Chopin, Mascagni, Dubois, Holst, Dvorak, Khatchaturian and Ives will be featured. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At George’s Majestic Lounge, 515 W. Dickson, Graham Wilkinson and Sarah Hughes perform on Friday; Terrapin Flyer on Saturday; Band of Heathens on April 1 and Stoney Larue on April 3. A joint concert by University of Arkansas music and food science faculty will include music by J.S. Bach, Messiaen, Still, Bernstein and more will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 and 3 at the university’s Fine Arts Center. CARTHAGE: At the Woodshed, 311 S. Main in Cherrey’s Art Emporium, the Vogt Sisters perform bluegrass at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. JOPLIN: Trio Voronezh, playing balalaika, domra and accordion, perform at 7 p.m. on April 3 at Thomas Jefferson High School, 3401 E. Newman Blvd. MIAMI, Okla.: At the Buffalo Run Casino, the Casey Donahew Band performs at 9 p.m. on Friday. TULSA, Okla.: Country music band Lady Antebellum would perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Country music legend Merle Haggard performs at 8 p.m. on April 3 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa. The 10-piece Maxwell Street Klezmer Band plays at 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: At the Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd., the Liverpool Legends Beatles tribute show will be given at 7 p.m. on Saturday. A touring production of “West Side Story” will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 2. PITTSBURG, Kan.: At Pittsburg

State University, a concert of new music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 in McCray Hall. NEVADA: The indie rock band The Strive perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the auditorium at Cottey College. KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Symphony performs Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with guitarist Jiyeon Kim, selections from Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Revueltas’ suite from “Redes” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway. The Heartland Men’s Chorus presents a concert “I am Harvey Milk” at 8 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Concert Jazz Band and 11 O’Clock Jazz Band performs at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry St. The Conservatory Wind Ensemble performs works by Sousa, Schuman, Nelhybel and Hearshen at 7:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Olson hall. The Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony performs Brahms’ Symphony #3, Wagner’s prelude to “Tristan” and Schoenberg’s “Erwartung” with soprano Karita Mattila at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Grand and Delmar. “We Will Rock You,” the Queen tribute concert, has shows at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., clarinetist and sax player Anat Cohan leads an ensemble celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 1.

AREA THEATRE

A LOOK AT AREA EVENTS THIS WEEK

BY MURRAY BISHOFF

AREA MUSIC

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SPRINGFIELD: Springfield Contemporary Theater’s production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” will be presented at

7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and again next weekend at 431 S. Jefferson. Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” is performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday in Coger Hall at Missouri State University. Springfield Little Theater presents a stage version of “The Lost Boys” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Springfield Art Museum auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Dr. Stage versions of original Star Trek and the Next Generation TV shows will bee presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at 411 N. Sherman Parkway. OZARK: Ron Boutwell’s play “A Place Called Eden” is presented through April 5 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Moss Hart and George Kaufman’s “The Man Who Came To Dinner” will be presented at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday and again April 3-6 at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. JOPLIN: Ron Clark and Sam Bobrich’s “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s” is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. First St. TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” runs April 1-6 in the Chapman Music Hall. A stage version of Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men” is offered at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. “The Snail and the Whale: Tall Stories of London” are plays for children presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and 11 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. “The Bible: Son of God Tour,” featuring a stage version of the TV mini-series with its actors, is presented at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. A touring production of “La Cage Aux Folles” runs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and through next weekend at the Cox Business Center Assembly Hall (formerly the Convention Center), Fourth and South Houston. KANSAS CITY: The Spire Chamber Ensemble and Baroque Orchestra presents Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway.


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SPRINGFIELD: The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging’s Health and Wellness Safety Expo with 80 vendors runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd. Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will perform at 11 a.m. The Texas Tenors will perform at 1 p.m. The Shrine Circus performs April 3 through next weekend at the John Q. Hammons Arena.

CARTHAGE: The Stone’s Throw Theater presents “Greater Tuna” Friday through Sunday, preceded one hour by a dinner at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday. JOPLIN: British juggler Nick Pike performs at 7 p.m. pn April 1 in Corley Auditorium at Missouri Southern State University. The Harlem Globetrotters perform at 7 p.m. on April 3 at the Leggett and Platt Athletics Center at Missouri Southern State University. TULSA, Okla.: Fashion the Future: Wine, Women and Shoes is presented 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St. KANSAS CITY: A comedy show featuring Sinbad is presented at 9 p.m. on Friday at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. The Disney on Ice show “Let’s Celebrate” runs through Sunday at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. The Masquerade National Dance Competition runs Friday through Sunday at the Music Hall, 13th and Central. The Nuvo Dance Competition runs Saturday and Sunday next door at the Conference Center. ST. LOUIS: Carnaval 2014, an annual multi-cultural show by the Washington University students, is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Edison Theatre.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

A touring production the play “War Horse” runs April 1-6 in the Music Hall, 301 W. 13th St. Kansas City Repertory Theater’s production of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” runs through April 6 at the Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry St. Jon Baitz’s “Other Desert Cities” runs through March 30 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main. A touring company presents “Broadway’s Next Hit Musical,” an improvised musical comedy, at 7:30 p.m. on April 3 and 4 at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. ST. LOUIS: At the Peabody Opera House, “Ghost: the Musical,” a stage version of the romantic film, has shows at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. At the Edison Theatre at Washington University, Harold Pinter’s play “Betrayal” is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. St. Louis Repertory Theater’s production of Rebecca Gilman’s play “Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976” is presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 5 and 9 p.m.on Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Stdio Theater on the Webster University campus in Webster Groves. Performances of Michael Frayn’s British comedy “Noises Off” runs through April 13.

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EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: Zombie Invasion Day of the Dead Festival Zombie Tag, a benefit for the Flint Street Food Bank, will be held on Saturday at Lake Leatherwood City Park,, four miles west of Eureka Springs on Highway 62. Registration ends at 11:30 a.m. JOPLIN: The World Music and Cuisine Festival will be held 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday in the Connor Ballroom at Missouri Southern State University. Entertainment will include an African marimba band, a drum circle, Greek Dancing a mariachi band, steel drums and more.

PICK

THREE

MURRAY’S TOP PICKS FOR THE WEEK

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Cher performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver in Tulsa, Okla. Pop star in the 1960s, a movie star in the 1980s, a video queen in the 1990s and now a music diva at age 67, Cher brings her tour to the spacious BOK Center in downtown Tulsa, built beautifully with EFCO windows.

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A stage version of the “Wizard of Oz” film with all the classic songs plus new ones by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 1 and 7 p.m. weekdays through April 6 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson in Fayetteville, Ark. A show with flying monkeys, the spectacle from the movie plus new music by the “Phantom of the Opera” composer has drawn rave reviews in this new staging.

3

For sheer spectacle, few shows can beat “Shen Yun,” the touring traditional Chinese culture show of dance, orchestral music and theater, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway in Kansas City. Fabulous costumes, a full orchestra of Chinese instruments and eye-popping spectacle have kept this show continually touring the nation for several years.

Murray Bishoff is a veteran theatergoer, traveling weekends to many of the venues within driving distance, from Tulsa to St. Louis. From dance recitals to operas, he’s been there and shares his recommendations.


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Cox: Many families faced with choice – pay for basic needs or for healthcare

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3.9 percent in 2008 to 11.8 percent in 2013. “This, added to the amount insurances do not reimburse for serves, leads to an average payment expectation of less than 39 cents for every dollar charged.” Without additional coverage through Medicaid and the health insurance marketplace, hospitals will be faced with additional cuts, along with the high levels of uncompensated care. Under the state’s current Medicaid program, an adult in a three-person household can earn no more than $3,515 per year to be eligible for coverage. Low-income single people are not eligible at any income level.

“Understandably, southwest Missouri is a typically conservative area and most are opposed to expansion. We must look past partisanship and make decisions that will help improve healthcare for our community.” DARREN BASS

Cox Monett Hospital executive director

“Missouri’s working poor represents more than half of the state’s uninsured residents,” Bass said. “Professions such as retail, construction workers, child care workers, hairdressers, waiters and waitresses and others that earn wages that place them below 138 percent of the federal poverty level or $26,951 per year for a

family of three, which is $12.95 per hour. “These families do not qualify for Medicaid in its current state, and also fall into the gap of not being able to afford private insurance,” Bass continued. “ These families have to sometimes choose between paying for housing and basic needs for their families CONTINUED ON PAGE 12

Pat Miller, R.N. and Dr. Steve Drew, of Cox Monett Hospital, discuss treatment strategies for patients on the med/surg unit at the facility. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Marilyn Mowris, RNC-OB at Cox Monett Hospital, uses new technology-enhanced dolls to train staff on infant CPR on the labor and delivery unit at the facility. New mothers have the option on practicing on a doll or watching a video on infant CPR before being discharged after giving birth. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Jeannie Lockard and Shannon Hobson check expiration dates on supplies on the med/surg unit at Cox Monett Hospital. Workers have new methods of documenting expiration dates so medication isn’t accidentally dispensed to patients. Melonie Roberts/ reporter@monett-times.com


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DEAR ABBY: My daughter is being married soon, and I need some guidance about inviting my aunt and uncle to the wedding. They live about 30 miles from us. We moved to this area four years ago, and we’ve had them over for dinner once and invited them another time. They declined because they were going to be out of town. Abby, they didn’t reciprocate, and in fact, didn’t even invite us to their daughter’s wedding, which hurt us very much. I had always considered myself close to these relatives before we moved here, so their treatment of my family and me has been painful. My mother is telling me to turn the other cheek despite everything and invite them to my daughter’s wedding. My daughter doesn’t want them to attend and neither does my husband, but Mom is emphatic about inviting them “because they’re family.” I would appreciate your opinion on this, Abby, because I’m between a rock and a hard place, and my emotions are pulling me apart. BETWIXT AND BETWEEN DEAR BETWIXT: The bride’s wishes should prevail. Her happiness on her wedding day is more important than the feelings of relatives who don’t bother with you, her and your family. I have always

to do with as she (or he) wishes. For you to tell her to ask for it back may have been well-intentioned, but it was the wrong thing to do.

JEANNE PHILLIPS DEAR ABBY said that one should never invite guests to a wedding hoping they won’t show up, because they usually do. DEAR ABBY: I have an older friend who is 70. She doesn’t have much money. She was having blood pressure problems, so I ordered a deluxe blood pressure machine for her that cost $160. It wasn’t a birthday gift; I was seriously concerned for her. I learned this week that she “loaned” it to a friend. I wrote her a note and asked her nicely to please get it back because I didn’t buy it for her friend (who has plenty of money), but because I was worried about her health. She is now not speaking to me, and MY blood pressure is going up by the minute because I’m so angry. Was I out of line or is she? HYPER-FURIOUS IN ARIZONA DEAR HYPERFURIOUS: Relax. Breathe. What you did was a beautiful and generous gesture, but the blood pressure machine was a GIFT. Once a gift is given, it belongs to the recipient

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unto others as you would have them do unto you”—it will serve you well in most situations. If everyone did this, we could change the name of our planet from Earth to Paradise, and wouldn’t that be heavenly? CONFIDENTIAL TO “STUCK IN DULLSVILLE”: Because you’re convinced your job is a dead end, start sending out resumes. Jack London had this to say about stagnating lives: “I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong time. I shall use my time. ... The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.


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or or healthcare.” The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has listed Medicaid reform as a top priority for the 2014 legislative session. The Missouri Hospital Association (MHA) reports individuals without insurance typically have lower health status due to lack of preventative services and screenings. Typically, these individuals seek emergency care when experiencing health issues. These new infant CPR dolls, purchased through fundraisers held by members of the Cox Monett Auxiliary, are a wonderful training tool for staffers at Cox Monett Hospital, according to Marilyn Mowris, RNC-OB. “They are very lifelike,” said Marilyn Mowris, RNC-OB. “Their lungs inflate and nurses can see the chest rise while performing CPR.” Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

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Lorri Ghan, swing bed coordinator at Cox Monett, checks patient paperwork while Kevin Norris, physical therapist, documents services provided to a patient at the hospital. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

uninsured residents affects the competitiveness of Missouri businesses. Missouri’s high uninsured rate and poor health status results in absenteeism and hurts productivity.” Missourians’ health status is ranked 39th in the nation, compared to two decades ago when the state ranked 24th. “Understandably, southwest Missouri is a typically conservative area and most are opposed to expansion,” Bass said. “We must look past partisanship and make decisions that will help improve healthcare for our community. It is important for elected officials representing Barry, Lawrence and Newton counties on the state and federal level

understand the impact to our local community and work together to find a solution.” Legislators have a huge task ahead of them this session, tackling Medicaid reform and other big-ticket items in the both the Missouri House and Senate. The Missouri Hospital Association estimates Medicaid expansion would generate more than 24,000 new jobs in the coming year. In southwest Missouri, the estimated number of new jobs would total nearly 1,800. Through the expansion, labor income for southwest Missouri is estimated to increase $477,205,831 million from 2014 to 2020. “If Missouri does not decide to improve insur-

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Casey Lefort, a registered nurse at Cox Monett Hospital, checks supplies in an infant warmer kept on the medical/ surgical unit. Rarely, an infant will require surgery after birth to correct a medical issue. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com


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1. Special Notices

9. Services Offered

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please check your ad the first day of publication. If it contains an error, report it to The Monett Times Classified Department. Errors will be corrected and credit will be issued for the first day of publications only. The Monett Times shall not be liable for any loss or expense that results from the publication (whether published correctly or not) or omission of an advertisement.

INVEST IN future lower utility bills by upgrading your home’s heating and air conditioning system. Reasonable pricing! For complete installs, upgrades, service, repair call 417-669-8191. RON’S LAWN Service & Odd Jobs. Commercial & Residential. taking yards for the season. Call Ron 417-476-5665 or 417-234-2164.

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INTERESTED IN hosting an exchange student? Call 417-423-9138.

16. Help Wanted

16. Help Wanted

WINTECH A/P, A/R POSITION A/P, A/R position: Must understand accounting and have a minimum 5 years’ experience in AP, AR and accounting. Job duties include, but are not limited to, AP invoice entry, doesn’t AR invoicing, and GL transactions. Kindness cost a thing. Must be detail oriented, ambitious, have a good work This message brought to you by the Monett Times. history and good communication skills. 401k, company retirement plan, health insurance, holiday and vacation pay. Pay is negotiable.

SIDING & TRIM, Replacement Windows, guttering, entry, storm & garage doors. Over 30 yrs. experience, local references provided. Ken R Mitchell 417-838-2976 Free estimates.

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TIME FOR Spring Cleaning! House and Office cleaning services. Can supply references. Call 417-236-0077.

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TIME TO think about who will mow your yard this year! Call Jman’s Mowing to make arrangements. (417) 235-8832

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ADVERTISING SALES. We are looking for an individual ready to succeed in a sales and marketing position that helps our customers grow their business. Base pay plan with bonus opportunities and uncapped earning potential. Some sales experience would be helpful, but a positive attitude, energy and willingness to work will be equally important. Send a cover letter and resume to: community@monetttimes.com

BARRY COUNTY Council on aging is looking for a homemaker. Please apply at 1111 Fair St., Cassville, MO 65625. Attn: Katie Morgan.

APPLE BUS Company is now accepting applications for Substitute School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Attendants. Call 417-235-1866 and leave message. BARRY COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING (BCCOA) is searching for a part-time bookkeeper. Duties consists of payroll and various reports as needed. Please contact our office at 417-847-2229 by Friday, April 11, 2014, if you are interested in applying for this position.

BENTONVIEW PARK Health and Rehab is now hiring for RN’s, LPN’s and CNA’s! We offer competitive wages and benefit package! Interested part should apply in person at 410 W. Benton, Monett, MO. Please call with any questions. (417) 235-6031. M/F/H/V EOE. DRIVERS, $60,000, CDL-A, $2500 sign-on, 1mon exp., Same day pay! Free health Ins. No CDL? Free training! www.trailiner.com 800-769-3993. DRIVERS: GROWING FLEET! Earn $800 - $1000/wk. Weekly! weekend home-time. Truck w/microwave & fridge. Company paid health Ins, vacation, holidays & more. CDL-A, 2yrs experience required. 1-888-992-4038 ext 105 DRIVERS, SOLO, 3 OR 6-day runs, up to $0.44CPM, Free health ins. Same day pay. 800-769-3993 for details, www.trailiner.com NEED A Part-Time Job? Busy dental office needs help in the front office. If you have general office skills and are looking for an entry level position please send your resume to P.O. Box 465, Monett, MO 65708. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: for Clinical Research! Receive up to $225/night or $300/referral. Paid studies avail! Call to qualify! Quintiles: 913-894-5533. WANTED OTR Drivers and Regional Drivers! Class A CDL. 2 yrs verifiable experience. Regional Drivers home most every weekend. Clean MVR. Call 417-466-2223.

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29a. Duplexes For Rent

33. Miscellaneous for Sale

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

2 BR, Stove, frig, washer/dryer, water, trash. Pierce City. $360.00. 236-5737.

SNAPPER RIDING lawnmower. 6 years old but only run 30 min. pd over $1500, will take $1000. Still new condition. Has been stored in building. Engine 15, cutting width 33. 235-5348.

29. Houses for Rent 3 BR 1 1/2 Ba, garage, central heat/air, ref.,range, dishwasher, washer & dryer. $625 with one year lease. Excellent rental and credit references required. Call 235-6322. I HAVE very nice rental homes, varied number of bedrooms, the city of Monett. Call Max Easley at 417-235-6871 or 417-693-1024.

29a. Duplexes For Rent 2 BR, 1 Ba. All electric. All appliance furnished. W/D hookups. Central H/A. $425 per month, $250 deposit. 354-0744 or 236-0140

FOR RENT 1, 2 & 3 bed newly remodeled rentals available in Cassville and Exeter. Call 417-846-0324, Mon – Fri. 8 AM to 5 PM.

ROOSTERS & laying butchering. Must be & heavy breeds. please leave a mes-

CROSSLAND STOR-ALL. Across East of Wal-Mart. 10 buildings, 7 sizes. 235-3766.

KRUEGER’S STORAGE: Boat & RV storage. Fenced/gated -24 hr access. Ph numbers are 737-4590 or 235-3690. or North Eisenhower & Hwy 37.

31. Rooms for Rent

WHY PAY More, Rent from Us & Store. S & G Storage. 417-235-1914 or 417-235-9289.

33. Miscellaneous for Sale FIREWOOD FOR Sale. $45 rick. Call J. R. anytime 417-592-6480. HAND SEWN 354-7721.

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UNDER NEW Management, 2 Br 2 Ba apartments in Monett. $475 a month, $350 deposit. 236-5951.

J & T ECONO Rooms to Rent. Weekly low rates - No pets. Cable TV, refrigerator, microwave. 417-489-6000

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VINTAGE & CLASSIC Ford parts: Mustang, Cougar, Fairlane, large or small block. Also vintage and classic cars-all kinds, running or not. 417-699-1933.

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FOUND: MALE dog outside of Crosslines. Small dog, black and white long haired, no collar. Looks to be part Pomeranian. Call 417-635-7179.

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD at Deer Lake Four-Plexes: Newer 2 bedroom, 2 bath units for rent. Discounts available for retired residents, active duty military and multi-month rent payment. Features all electric, energy-efficient appliances, washer/dryer hook-up and single car garage. Nice, quiet neighborhood. Rent is $650. A $350 deposit is required. Please call (417) 773-8948 or 235-9520 to schedule a tour

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