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BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS EIGHTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1934 • A treatment center for transients is to be established in Monett. Present plans call for the leasing of the old YMCA building where men will be billeted and given such attention as their condition requires, their cases studied and recorded, after which they may be moved on to permanent transient camps at various points. • The John Callan farm home on Highway 60, which caught fire from a defective flue on April 25, was practically destroyed. Noel Kirby, vocational agricultural instructor in the high school, and approximately 20 high school boys joined the neighbors in helping to carry out furnishings. Not one thing was found damaged after it have been carried to a safe distance from the burning house. Nearly everything downstairs was saved. SEVENTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1944 • Tom Croddy, of Monett, has been named manager of the Citizens Loan Corporation. Croddy is a past president of the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce, a Monett member of the Barry County Ration Board and the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Croddy replaces Bob Comben, who reports for induction into the Armed Forces. • Monett Mayor V.B. Hall stayed longer on his trip to Kansas City to catch two viewings of the new Goldwyn film “Up In Arms,” in which his daughter, Betty Hall, has a part. Another picture recently released

by Paramount, in which Betty has a part, is “Lady in the Dark,” which is now showing at the Gillioz Theatre in Springfield. SIXTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1954 • An audience estimated at between 300 and 400 attended formal dedication services at Monett’s modern near-million dollar St. Vincent’s Hospital. Catholic church dignitaries from throughout the state and beyond, including Bishop E.V. O’Hara of Kansas City, attended. O’Hara called the hospital “a wonderful tribute to the community of Monett.” • Experts say this is the first year in the history of the railroad in Monett that the production won’t be enough to fill a single railroad car. In a normal berry production year, 500 carloads are sent from Monett. Grower J.J. Sperandio said his acreage has been cut by three quarters due to the drought. FIFTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1964 • Bonds totaling $125,000 for rebuilding the Monett swimming pool have been turned over to Monett First National Bank, the lowest bidder of 15 firms. The bonds will be retired over a 20 year period at an interest rate of 3.114 percent. • Some 100 airplanes from the four-state area are expected at Friend Air Park on April 26 to take part in the fifth annual Fly-In Breakfast, sponsored by the Pierce City Chamber of Commerce with cooperation of the Southwest Missouri Flying Club.

Like the bare rib of a skinned whale, the fallen rafters of the old Frisco Railroad roundhouse, under demolition in 1954, formed a geometric pattern amidst the debris of a building that is being torn down. Work at the roundhouse stopped in 1950 when the Frisco diesel-ized its locomotives. File photo/The Monett Times FORTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1974 • A steeple and bell were installed at the new Faith Nondenominational Church, located two miles west of Monett off Highway 60. Arnold Ray Evans is pastor. Construction was done by the firm of Brown and Fertig. • Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post No. 91 named Dick Brady as Legionnaire of the Year. A 20-year Post member, Brady was cited for contributing to the Post and the community. THIRTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1984 • The second phase of the building program for Countryside Christian Church, 1200 Eisenhower, is underway with the erection of trusses. Th 40-by-

80 foot main floor addition is over the original basement level structure and will provide a new auditorium with a seating capacity of 250, a cry room and two restrooms. The original facility will be converted into education and fellowship rooms. • Construction started on March 22 on a 100,000 square foot addition to the Miracle Recreation manufacturing plant in Monett. The addition will more than double the present space of the plant. Work will be finished by mid-summer. TWENTY YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 1994 • R.C. Powell, past commander of HobbsAnderson Post No. 91, was honored as Legionnaire of the Year at the Post’s

Business and Professional People’s Appreciation Nigh. Powell, commander in 1962 and 1963, remained active in the Post’s Bingo, Scholarship and Youth Committee. • With the condition of the Monett Municipal Golf Course called “a disaster” by City Commissioner Rex Lane, an area specialist has been called in to help. Caretaker John Urban said he over-fertilized the greens last summer, and new grass seeding had only recently started to take hold.

TEN YEARS AGO APRIL 20-26, 2004 • Jack Prim has been promoted to chief executive officer from president at Jack Henry and Associates. Tony Wormington, chief operating officer, was promoted to president. • A check for $80,000 was the special gift brought by representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s office to Pierce City on April 21 to help in the rebuilding effort from the May 4 tornado.

ON THE COVER: Jim Dunivant, a sales representative at Country Dodge in Cassville, displayed the many features of the heavy duty one-ton Dodge Ram. Most of the new vehicles feature navigation, satellite radio, a rear cargo camera and voice activated bluetooth for phone calls. “You can say, ‘Call Mom,’ and it will call your mom,” Dunivant said. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com


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Local residents looking spend tax refunds Cars, trucks top list of income tax refund spending BY MELONIE ROBERTS reporter@monett-times.com

Once a year, many people get an unexpected financial bonus in the form of an income tax refund. The question for many is where to spend their annual windfall. “Tax returns are part o the package that spurs the local economy,” said Jeff Meredith, director of the Monett Area Chamber of Commerce. “Overall, people seem to be spending more.” Meredith said this time of year provides people the advantage of having funds to put down on big ticket items, such as down payments on real estate or vehicles. “This is a good time because most people have funds available they don’t have access to throughout the rest of the year,” Meredith said. “For lots of small businesses, this time

of year is when, historically, they make big statements.” At Les Jacobs Ford in Cassville, business is booming. According to Darrin Jacobs, following the rough winter, March turned out to be a banner month for the business. “We had a wonderful turn in March,” Jacobs said. “It was an incredible month. “Our top three sellers off the lot were used Ford Fusions, new and used Ford Focus and the F150. Good gas mileage, that’s what people are interested in.” Jacobs said the four-cylinder Fusion gets about in the low- to mid-30 miles per gallon while the six-cylinder averages 28 to 30 miles per gallon. “It’s our No. 1 used car,” Jacobs said. “It holds four people comfortably, there’s plenty of room.” The Focus does slightly better with about 35 miles per gallon, and comes in four-door and hatchback versions. The Ford F150 pickup, which features changes in

Drivers never need to take their eyes from the road to adjust the volume, temperature or take a phone call via bluetooth connectivity in most Ford vehicles. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

the power train, now gets an estimated 18-19 miles per gallon compared to its predecessor, which tallied 14-15 miles per gallon. “These are four-wheel drive trucks that will go anywhere,” Jacobs said. People are also looking to get all the bells and whistles for their bucks. Even shoppers who won’t touch a computer or cell phone are latching onto new vehicle technology with glee. “If we spend 15 minutes teaching them how to use a bluetooth to get phone calls, how to use the navigation system and how to work a satellite radio, they jump in, go out and have fun with it,” Jacobs said. “People are embracing the technology.” Most vehicles now come with satellite radio, navigation and bluetooth as part of the standard package. “With satellite radio, you can tune in one of over 100 channels of any genre and drive from one coast to the other without ever changing stations,” Jacobs said. “With bluetooth, you sync your cell phone to the car. Instead of answering calls or reading text messages on your phone, they come through your car. “Like everything else, navigation systems have improved leaps and bounds since they first came out. The three systems are voice activated. All three systems can be activated through manual or voice command or by controls on the steering wheel.” Financing options are flexible at Les Jacobs Ford. “The trend of buy here, pay here? You can get that

One of the newest fast-moving vehicles is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. “We can’t keep these in stock,” said Jim Dunivant, sales representative at Country Dodge in Cassville. “I had one roll off the truck and three hours later roll off the lot. They go quickly.” Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

Jason Ball, a salesman at Jimmy’s Pre-Owned Value Center in Monett, discussed the features of the 2008 Ford Taurus with Audy Holman, who was checking out the car for his wife. Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com anywhere,” Jacobs said. “It’s the payment world versus the full-price world. If someone has $200 a month in their budget, we can get them into nearly anything. With a trade-in and creative financing, we

can work within anyone’s budget.” “Ford is on the cutting edge by introducing new products and nothing holds its value better than a used Ford that has been well taken care of.”

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A LOOK AT AREA EVENTS THIS WEEK

BY MURRAY BISHOFF

SPRINGFIELD: The clarinet, piano, violin trio MiXt appears in the Don and Betty Wessel Emerging Concert Artist series at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. An intergenerational rock band concert will be given at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury University campus. Evangel University’s Symphonic Band will give its annual lawn concert at 6 p.m. on April 22 on the Student Union Lawn or in Chapel Auditorium in case of weather. The Evangel Jazz Combo will perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 in Barnett Recital Hall. The electronic music band Beats Antique performs at 8 p.m. on April 11 at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: Jazz, blues and R&B vocalist Catherine Russell performs with her ensemble at 7 and 9 p.m. on Friday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson. At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, Full House and Strange Derangers perform on Friday; Afroman, Revolution butterfly and Purploder play on Sunday; Trampled By Turtles plays on April 22; the Randy Rogers Band plays on April 23 and Whiskey Myers and Kelly Road play April 24. The University of Arkansas Jazz Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Arkansas Union Theater. The Latin Ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Fine Arts Center. The Opera Theater has a performance at 6:30 p.m. on April 24 in the Fine Arts Center. JOPLIN: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week are Retrorockerz with classic rock on Friday. MIAMI, Okla.: At the Coleman Theater, 103 N. Main, the Tulsa Rock Quartet leads the 85th anniversary celebration of the theater at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. TULSA, Okla.: The ensemble Celtic Woman performs at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Mabee Center, 7777 S. Lewis Ave. Country music star George Strait performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, coun-

try duo Montgomery Gentry performs with Logan Mize on Friday; Adley Stump and Marc LaManque play Saturday; Phantogram and Teen play April 21; Citizen Cope plays April 24. A concert on slide guitar and saxophone by Indian artists Vishaal Sapuram and Shyam Murali is offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. PITTSBURG, Kan.: Pittsburg State University jazz ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Memorial Auditorium, 503 N. Pine. KANSAS CITY: At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, the Kansas City Symphony offers a concert of pops music from the Jersey Boys era at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The orchestra also performs works by Mozart, Martinu and Dohnanyi at 6 p.m. on April 22. Choirs from top area high schools combine to perform Fauré’s “Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. on April 24. Turkish composer Aysenur Kolivar and her three-piece ensemble perform the music of the Black Sea region at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Lied Center at the University of Kansas at Lawrence. At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, David Nail and Sam Hunt perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Brad Mehldau jazz trio performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The ensemble Sevendust performs at 8 p.m. on April 24 at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main. At the Kansas City Conservatory of Music’s Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry Musica Nova offers a concert of contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The tuba/euphonium ensemble plays at 7:30 p.m. on April 22. ST. LOUIS: The male quartet Il Divo presents a concert of Broadway songs at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market. At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., Brian Owens presents a tribute concert to Ray Charles at 8 p.m. on Friday. Jazz artist Catherine Russell performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The Queen tribute concert Queenormous is presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 22. Jazz pianist Peter Martin plays with St. Louis Symphony concertmaster David Halen at 8 p.m. on April 23. At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Gramatik, Bronx, Gibbz and Russ Liquid perform at 8 p.m. on Friday.

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OZARK: Mike Upshaw’s play “The End Came in Spring” opens April 24 and runs through May 24 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St. NEOSHO: Crowder College’s theater department presents “Lend Me A Tenor” at 7 p.m. on April 24 with more shows through next weekend in the Elsie Plaster Community Center. MIAMI, Okla.: Miami Little Theater presents “Love Letters” at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 through next weekend at the Coleman Theater. TULSA, Okla.: John Gray’s book “Men Are From Mars; Women Are From Venus” is presented in a stage version at 7:30 p.m. April 22 and 23 in the John H. Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. KANSAS CITY: Kansas City Repertory Theater presents Nick Blaemire’s play “A Little More Alive” through May 11 at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut. A stage version of “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” runs through May 18 at the Coterie Theater in Grand Center, Grand and Pershing. COLUMBIA: The Columbia Entertainment Company’s production of “Moonlight and Magnolias,” a play about the Herculean effort to turn the novel “Gone With The Wind” into a movie, runs at 7:30 p.m Thursday through Saturday at 1800 Nelwood Dr. The world premier of David Crespy’s comic play “The Sudden Glide,” about the movie business and its warped people, is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and again next weekend at the Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St. Michael Weller’s play “Moonchildren” is presented at 7:30 p.m. April 24 through next weekend at the Rhynsburger Theater, 129 Fine Arts Bldg. ST. LOUIS: The Broadway musical “Once” has performances at 1 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand. Shakespeare’s play “Twelfth Night” has performances at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Edison Theater on


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SPRINGFIELD: The Missouri State University dance students give their Spring Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 24 with more shows through April 27. BENTONVILLE, Ark.: This is the final weekend for two exhibits at the Crystal Bridges Art Museum: “At First Sight: Collecting the American Watercolor” and “Edward Hopper: Journey to Blackwell’s Island” both close on April 21. JOPLIN: The 2014 Photo Spiva photography show runs through May 4 at the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall. A celebration of the 125th birthday of painter Thomas Hart Benton is celebrated with an exhibit of his art from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through May 11 at Joplin City Hall.

KANSAS CITY: The Kansas City Roller Warriors roller derby presents “Rink of Fire” on Sunday at the Municipal Auditorium Arena, 13th and Central. Ru Paul’s Drag Race “Battle of the Seasons” is presented at 9 p.m. on April 24 at the Uptown Theater. ST. LOUIS: The exhibit “Impressionist France: Visions of a Nation from Le Gray to Monet” is presented through July 6 at the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park.

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the Washington University campus. Black Repertory Theater presents Wole Soyinka’s play “The Trials of Brother Jero” through April 27 at Harris-Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Ave. Stray Dog Theatre’s production of the musical “Cabaret” is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Ave. Deanna Jent’s play “Falling,” about a family with an autistic child, is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday with more shows over the next two weekenda at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre, 6800 Wyndown Blvd. in Clayton.

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JOPLIN: Area high school choirs gather at Missouri Southern State University Thursday through Saturday for the State Large Group Festival, starting at 8 a.m. each day in Taylor Auditorium.

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Comedian Bill Engvall performs at 5 and 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Pavilion at Downstream Casino, west of Joplin. Engvall’s “sophisticated” observations on daily life in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour has expanded to make him a hit from Vegas to small town America. The Downstream offers a convenient stop to enjoy his humorous perspective.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised Elizabethan-style play based on audience suggestions at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Try speaking in rhyming couplets for a few minutes, then add in the standard theatrical tricks of mistaken identities, star crossed romances and contemporary themes will make this a wild night on stage.

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Diana Ross performs at 8 p.m. on April 24 at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, Okla., very close to the I-44 exit to Tulsa. The 2,700-seat theater in The Joint at the Hard Rock offers a relatively intimate space for mid-sized halls, with good sight lines and sound. The venue offers an ideal setting to hear the Queen of Motown and take a trip back through the Supremes’ hits and more recent song stylings.

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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manager. “Locally, we are in a rural market, so trucks and four-wheel drive vehicles are always in demand.” The core of their business lies in sales of heavy duty Ram trucks with Cummins diesel engines. “The 2013 and 2014 models saw an increase in fuel economy, due to some manufacturer modifications,” he said. “That has created a greater demand for these trucks.” The new Dodge Rams are good for pulling livestock trailers and hauling just about anything that will fit in the bed. These vehicles also offer amenities that provide for a luxurious ride. “This truck has navigation, Sirius radio, push-button start, heated and cooled seats, a cargo camera, and a 110 volt plug-in for electric access,” said Jim Dunivant, sales representative at Country Dodge. “People use these to haul horse trailers or to drive through their fields. They want to be comfortable.” Berndt said fuel economy is what is driving car sales, along with safety, technology and versatility. “The Dodge Avenger is by far the most popular, moderately priced automobile we have on the lot,” Dunivant said. “These vehicles are pretty basic, offer sporty features and have a high crash rating.” Another popular vehicle on the market is the Jeep Cherokee, which tend to sell quickly. “I had one roll off the truck and off the lot in about three hours,” Dunivant said. “People are enjoying the new 2014 model.” Chrysler Capital has several financing options.

Steve Shiveley, a sales representative at Les Jacobs Ford in Cassville, touted the “infotainment” system that comes with the Ford Edge. “You can control everything from here,” he said “Navigation, bluetooth, climate and entertainment.” Melonie Roberts/reporter@monett-times.com

“This program is an honor,” Berndt said. “It’s part of a pilot dealer program which allows us to assist buyers with harder credit situations without having to go to sub-prime financing at high interest rates. We also have traditional credit restart programs for all customers that help buyers get a newer vehicle and build back their credit. If a customer gets a loan at a higher interest rate, they should start looking to refinance after about 12 months of good payments. These programs should be used only as a temporary rebuilding bridge.” At Kenny Neal Ford in Sarcoxie, most sales this spring have catered to farmers, ranchers and truck aficionados. “This is truck country,” said Jeff Mozingo, salesman. “People are looking for clean, low mileage vehicles. Right now, trucks and SUVs are the top sellers moving off the lot. We’re seeing a little bit of everything moving, from four wheel drives

and higher mileage vehicles that people plan to use on the farm, to brand new units people want to use for regular transportation.” Mozingo said the primary high-tech feature people are looking for is bluetooth capability. “A lot of places, especially in Arkansas, have laws prohibiting people from talking or texting on their cell phones,” Mozingo said. “With bluetooth, people can talk hands-free as they drive down the road.” With financing available through 20 different lenders, Mozingo said their is a financing option for nearly everyone. “We are better able to help people with challenged credit than many of the buy here, pay here dealers,” Mozingo said. J.R. Rentfro of Jimmy’s Pre-Owned Value Center in Monett said sales at his business have sagged a bit this spring. “The people who have talked to me are using their

refunds to get caught up after a bad winter,” Rentfro said. “The price of propane, electric and groceries has hurt a lot of people. “If you take someone with three kids who only works a little, they’re getting anywhere from $4,000 to $6,000 in tax credits. But we haven’t seen that many people using those refunds on big-ticket items. Less this year than in the past.” Rentfro said people were also seeing fewer refund dollars due to some expired tax credits and hidden increases in this year’s tax code. However, sales are picking up now that weather has warmed and people are moving about a bit more. That sends J.R. and son, Jimmy, off to scout their favorite locations for good, used vehicles. “They’re hard to find,” Jimmy said, “and we have each vehicle checked out to make sure it passes inspection before it goes on our lot. If there is a problem with the vehicle, we fix it.”

Many of the vehicles offered at Jimmy’s PreOwned Value Center have come as new car trade-ins from area dealerships. “They don’t want a $6,000 vehicle sitting next to a $40,000 vehicle,” Jimmy said. “They want these cars off their lots.” And for about a quarter of the cost of a new vehicle, shoppers can pick up bargains. “For example, we have a 2006 Expedition that has leather interior, memory seats, a moon roof and a TV/DVD player in the back seat,” Jimmy said. “It’s an Eddie Bauer model. It’s onefourth the cost of a new one and it still has a lot of miles left in it.” The pre-owned center has cars, trucks and SUVs, along with a couple of campers for those who want hook their house up to a bumper and trek across the nation. “We’re not brand specific here,” Jimmy said. “Shoppers can find good vehicles of any kind, whether its Ford, Mitsubishi, Honda, Chevy or Dodge. “We have people come up here from Exeter, Cassville, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It’s a little farther to drive but they come here because of the price.” Jason Ball, a salesman

for the business for over 10 years, offers some good advice for those with less than stellar credit. “Avoid the payday loan places,” Ball said. “Get a pre-paid card from the local bank, put your money on it and and use it to pay your bills on time. To the credit companies, it looks like you have made that payment monthly and they trust that you are going to make your car payments as well. It helps in the long run.” According to Berndt, those who aren’t looking to buy new or used vehicles are taking care of their current rides through better maintenance. “Most people expect service repair or maintenance work to cost more at a dealership,” Berndt said. “At Country Dodge, that isn’t so. We operate at the best value possible and charge competitive rates. One example would be our buy one, get three free oil change program for $49.95. A customer can’t change their own oil for that little. “We also service all makes and models. The average age of a car on the road is dramatically higher than it’s ever been as people try to make their vehicles last longer until their financial picture improves and they can buy something newer.”

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Father of 4 is selfish to put his health at risk

DEAR ABBY: I am a 34-year-old wife and mother of four. I’m concerned about my husband. He is 44 and drinks at home every evening after work. I don’t mind him having a few cans of beer, but he drinks between six and 12 a day. He refuses to see a doctor for checkups or when he is sick. I am worried about his health. The drinking could have an impact, and I would like him to have a physical exam to put my mind at ease. I tell my husband I want him to take care of himself to live longer for our children’s sake (our youngest is 4). At times, we argue about it, and I’m tired of fighting over his drinking. His response is, “At least I do it at home and not at the bar.” I think he is being selfish and thinking only of himself. He talks about “pride.” How can I get him to cut down on his drinking or see a doctor as needed?— WORRIED WIFE IN GUAM DEAR WIFE: Your husband is an alcoholic. He may not want to see a doctor because he knows what the doctor will tell him. It is important that you understand you cannot control another person’s behavior, and the only person who can “get”

JEANNE PHILLIPS DEAR ABBY your husband to stop drinking or cut down is him. For your own emotional well-being, I’m advising you to contact Al-Anon. Al-Anon is a fellowship of family members and friends of alcoholics, and it was created to help people just like you. Visit Al-AnonFamilyGroups. org, call 888-4AL-ANON or email wso@al-anon. org. You may also want to contact your department of mental health services for guidance. I can’t guarantee that it will help with your husband’s illness—because alcoholism is one—but it will help you to cope. DEAR ABBY: I’m 13 and in middle school. We have a program called an iPad Pilot Program in which students are given an iPad for a year to use in daily classroom activities. I’m a responsible honor student, yet somehow some scratches appeared on it one day. My parents are really tight with money. I’m

afraid if I tell them, I’ll get in trouble. I have some video games I don’t play anymore that I can sell to fix the scratches, but if I do, my parents will find out. I guess I don’t want them to be upset or think I’m irresponsible. Please tell me what to do.—IN A BIND DEAR IN A BIND: Some wear and tear on items that are issued to students is to be expected. Stop stalling and tell your parents what happened. They are going to find out eventually, and it is better that they hear it from you. DEAR ABBY: I recently moved into a lovely house located not far from a funeral home. From time to time, funeral processions pass

by my house. Is there a way for an outsider to quietly pay respects without making the people in the procession uncomfortable? I feel bad ignoring them and just going about my business. I don’t wear hats, or I’d remove it. I’m also not Catholic, so the sign of the cross doesn’t seem appropriate. Any ideas?— RESPECTFUL IN NEW JERSEY DEAR RESPECTFUL: While no gesture is required, if you happen to be outside when a funeral procession passes by, pause from what you’re doing and place your right hand over your heart to acknowledge the mourners’ grief. I’m sure your thoughtfulness will be appreciated.


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MISSOURI HILLS Quilters meets at 9am on the 2nd and last Tue. of each month at Sho-Me Plaza Cassville. Come and enjoy with us. No fees or dues. For information call Joyce at 235-8362.

LARGE SALE: Friday & Sat. 8:00. Some collectibles, beds, table and chairs, furniture, dishes and pots. 14th St. West of Wellbaum’s Storage.

1a. Garage Sale 13th & Sycamore, Sat. 8-4. Chairs, BBQ grills, paint sprayer, garden cart, TV, VCR, kitchenware, toys, books, clothing & misc. 2 FAMILY Garage Sale: Fri-Sat. 8-? 5 1/2 mikes West of Purdy. Name brand clothes, tools, purses, Coca Cola items, tanning bed, lots of misc. Bobski, Stipp. 305 E. WASHINGTON Pierce City. Sat. 7:30-? Boys sports equipment, washer & dryer, ladies clothes, men’s clothes, pictures, purses, shoes, household items. Lots of stuff! 4 BIG Sales, many families. April 11 &12th, 8am-4. Go East on Hwy 60 past Wickman’s, turn right on FR 1110. Go 1 3/4 mi to first sale, turn right on 2030 & corner of 1107 for 2nd sale, then 2 more sales on 1107. Lots of kitchen items, bedding, books, luggage, recliner, large TV cabinet, children’s-adult clothing. Don’t miss these sales! A LARGE Estate Sale @ 1308 Hillcrest Drive Friday the 11th and Sat. the 12th, 7am. Dining Set, Bedroom suite, 9 ft mid-century couch, 13 ft couch, handcrafted cedar table. Please check out the great selection at this large household. BIG SALE Sat. April 12th-The Monett Church of Christ, 1107 N. 9th Street. Proceeds for Missionary Support. CITY WIDE Garage Sale in Pierce City, Friday & Sat. , April 11th & 12th. North on Hwy 97 to FR 2217 to 1032. Rain or Shine. Inman. GARAGE/MOVING SALE: Sat. April 12th. Exercise equipment, rabbit cages, softball equipment. 1406 Dierker, in Monett.

SAT ONLY! 709 & 710 Walnut in Pierce City. 7-? Dinette set, home decor, baby items, children’s clothing, toys, scrubs & more.

9. Services Offered FOR ALL your lawn mowing, competitive rates, no contract. (417) 461-0995. 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. RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPING. Ref. offered. Basic house cleaning. Please call 417-354-2070 and leave mess. Your call will be returned. RON’S LAWN and Home Maintenance: Pruning, mulch, clean up and hauling, clean and restore decks, fences and siding. 417-846-3739. RON’S LAWN and Home Maintenance: Pruning, mulch, clean up and hauling, clean and restore decks, fences and siding. 417-846-3739. SIDING & TRIM, Replacement Windows, guttering, entry, storm & garage doors. Over 30 yrs. experience, local references provided. Ken R Mitchell 417-838-2976 Free estimates.

SPRING IS Here! Call Jman’s Mowing for your lawn care needs. (417) 235-8832.

10. Lost and Found REWARD OFFERED! Black and White long hair Shih Tzu. Female with collar and tags, lost around FR 1050 between Hwy 37 and 60. Call 476-2265 or 671-1121.

Call 235-3135 to Subscribe

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MANUFACTURING POSITIONS AVAILABLE

PUESTOS DE MANUFACTURACION DISPONIBLES

Southwest Missouri’s Largest Manufacturing Team wants you! Experience the perks of working for a leader in the window and door industry.

¡El Equipo de Manufacturación más Grande de Missouri lo busca a usted! Disfrute de los beneficios de trabajar para un líder en la industria de ventanas y puertas.

EFCO Corporation offers:

EFCO Corporation ofrece:

• Competitive Starting Salary • Shift Incentives • Departmental Incentive • Health/Dental Insurance • Advancement opportunities • Profit Sharing • 401(k) • Gainshare • Paid vacation • Tuition assistance • Safe work environment • Family-oriented work culture

• Salario competitivo • Incentivos del turno • Incentivo del departamento • Seguro de Salud/Dental •Oportunidades de Avance • Profit Sharing • 401(k) • Repartición de Ganancias • Vacaciones pagadas • Asistencia con la Colegiatura • Ambiente de trabajo seguro • Cultura de trabajo con orientación familiar

Immediate first and second shift openings in the following manufacturing areas:

Puestos inmediatos en el primer y segundo turno en las siguientes áreas de manufacturación: Extrusion Paint Anodize Thermal Areas de manufaturacion segun se vayan necesitando

Extrusion Paint Anodize Thermal Additional manufacturing areas as needed Some second shift positions will require training on first shift for up to one month.

Hay algunos puestos de Segundo turno que requerirán entrenamiento en el primer turno por hasta un mes.

If interested, apply in person at: Missouri Career Center 100 South Maple Street Monett, MO 65708 417-235-7877 (Located behind Auto Zone)

Si está interesado, solicite en persona en: Missouri Career Center 100 South Maple Street Monett, MO 65708 417-235-7877 (Localizado atrás de Auto Zone)

EFCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EFCO es un Empleador de Oportunidad Igual

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26. Mobile Homes Sales

29a. Duplexes For Rent

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.

ATTN: Land Owners! Manufactured Home Lenders offering Zero Down programs w/your land. 417-865-97193

1BR, all electric, includes W/D. stove. frig, water, trash, mowing. P.City. $320. 271-4071.

NEED A manufactured home? Lenders offering Home Only financing. Don’t pre-judge your credit. 417-865-7029

30. Apartments for Rent

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. 1-800-749-0149 ext 105. DRIVERS: LOCAL Springfield, MO company. Earn up to .38+ w/Incentive pay. Looking for Professional Drivers to haul regional freight. Offering good benefits, Sign-on bonus, and home every 7-10 days. 866-374-8487 www.drivetransland.com. 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 PIZZA HUT of Monett hiring Shift Manager Positions. $8.50-$9.50 per hour. Wage based on experience. Flexible hours and shifts available. Must be willing to work weekends and evenings. Positions available at Monett Pizza Hut. Apply online at www.jobsatpizzahut.com or drop by the store. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: for Clinical Research! Receive up to $225/night or $300/referral. Paid studies avail! Call to qualify! Quintiles: 913-894-5533.

27. Homes for Sale 3 BD/1 BA Purdy, 231 Kay Ave. Brick/Vinyl siding. Energy efficient windows, handicapped accessible, open floor plan, 3 yr old CH/A, attached garage w/new door, covered screened patio, storage building. $55,000. 417-669-1496. $59,900 SARCOXIE, MO Move in ready/affordable family home or rental property. Great investment either way. CH/A, 4+ bedrooms, 2 baths, 2500 Sq ft on 3 lots. Enjoy quiet country living. Call 479-899-1631. FOR SALE By Owner. No Money Down. Financing available, newly remodeled. 3 bdrm 1 bath. New central heat/air, new flooring with 10 year warranty. 1 car garage. Fenced in front and back yard in a rural subdivision. Call 417-846-0324, Mon – Fri 8 AM to 5 PM.

28. Farms for Sale $ SLASHED in 12.75 m/l acres interstate exit property 3 miles out. Over $1300 income mo. House large barn, cottage, cattle pastures, uncut forest, ponds, & lake. (417) 316-1378.

29. Houses for Rent CLEAN 2 Br home, east of Monett. Detached garage, total elec. CH/A. No gas or water bill. Well insulated. No Pets. $500 mo, $300 dep. 235-5791. EXTRA NICE 2 bedroom A-frame house in the country. $500 mo, $300 dep. 235-0090.

1 BR & 2 BR, All electric, includes refrigerator with ice, dishwasher, range, washer & dryer, oak cabinets. Available Now! 235-9839. 2 & 3 BEDROOM Apts in Monett. Call 476-2380.

FOR RENT 1 & 2 bed newly remodeled rentals available in Cassville and Exeter. Call 417-846-0324, Mon – Fri. 8 AM to 5 PM. MONETT, LARGE open floor plan, 1250 sf, 2 bdrm 1 bath, W/D hookup, off-street parking. $525/mon $400 dep 417-737-0489

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

33. Miscellaneous for Sale SWISHER ZERO turn mower, 42 inch cut-ex. cond. $1,200. 235-0090.

44. For Trade ELECTRONIC KEYBOARD: Technics KN 750. Multi sequence recording modes/disc insert, pitch blender, fill ins, percussion ion, rhythm sounds x99 each. Like new, $250 (originally $750. 235-3295.

47. For Rent or Lease COMMERCIAL BUILDING for sale or rent-119 E. Broadway. For information call 772-2146 or 393-0831.

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3 DAY SALE!!

Ad Dates: 4-16-2014 Thru 4-22-2014 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES. GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS. OTHER PURCHASE REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY

PICK 5 FOR $25.00 MEAT SALE! PICK 5 SPECIALLY MARKED PACKAGES OF YOUR FAVORITE CUTS OF MEAT FOR JUST $25.00. MEAT ITEMS TO CHOOSE FROM INCLUDING BEEF, PORK & CHICKEN. SEE STORE FOR DETAILS.

California Strawberries

1 $ 99 3 2 $ 00 1

Coke or Pepsi 12 Pack Products

EA.

Sweet Juicy Watermelons

EA.

9 $ 79 1 $ 99 1 EA.

Garden Fresh Red Bell Peppers & Cucumbers

16 oz

3 DAY SALE!!

FRIDAY 4-18-14

Russet Potatoes

F O R

27 oz

2 ¢ 99 $ 99 1 EA.

8 oz Pkg

SATURDAY 4-19-14

EA.

SUNDAY 4-20-14

5 $ 99 8 $ 99 18 EA.

Extra Value Frozen Beef Patties

8 lb

EA.

$ 09 lb

Butt Portion Ham

lb

Our Farm Boneless Hams

6

Boneless Patio or Charcoal Steaks

3

$ 99

$ 99 4 lb

lb

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

1 $ 99 8 $ 29 2 $ 29 lb

Schooner Swai or Tilapia Filets

Fully Cooked Breaded Chicken Breast Chunks

5 lb Bag

1 $ 29 1

Sugardale Shank Portion Ham

4 lb

lb

Frozen Split Fryer Chicken Breast

lb

Sweet Red Grapes

lb

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

$ 99

California Head Lettuce

Large Head

Mrs. Smiths Classic Pies

U.S.D.A. Inspected Family Pak Rib Eye or K.C. Strip Steak

$ 99 10 lb Bag

56 oz Ctn

Coburn Farms Butter Quarters

F O R

3

$ 29

F O R

Gold Medal Flour

5 lb Bag

4 2 $ 00 5 ¢ 99

U.S.D.A. Choice Boneless Arm Beef Roast

2 $ 00

F O R

Limit 3

SATURDAY SUNDAY 4-19-14 4-20-14

Assorted Flavors Hiland Ice Creams

3 $ 99

$ 69 16 oz Ctn

FRIDAY 4-18-14

4 lb Bag

EA.

Frozen Pork Spare Ribs

lb

April 17, 2014 — The Monett Times Midweek  
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