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BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS EIGHTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 1934 • A pageantry of color, beauty and the zest of youth formed the gala promenade on the decks of “A Capital Ship,” the theme selected for the junior-senior banquet, held at the City Park Casino. Festive decorations in pastel shades were artistically arranged at the windows. The chandeliers and electric fans resembled huge suspended flowers. A gangplank led to the stage, giving the impression of a night on the deep, with the moon and stars to steer by. • The Monett Chapter of the American War Mothers sold red and white carnations on May 12 for Mother’s Day. By 9:30 every carnation was sold, and many were returned and sold over again. At least 500 more carnations could have been sold. The money raised will be used to carry on a child welfare project. SEVENTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 1944 • From all indications the Monett City Softball League will get off to a good start. The opening game will be played May 16 between the Frisco and Junior Chamber of Commerce. All teams have purchased uniforms. Managers decided on a 50-cent entry fee for each player. • What may be a step toward the development of a modern airport in Monett was learned by receipt of a letter from the Continental Airlines Inc. of Kansas City, reporting Monett had been named as a stop on the proposed routes for Consolidated Airlines in a petition to the

Civil Aeronautics Board. SIXTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 1954 • Reality has exceeded all dreams as members of the First Baptist Church in Monett wound up a sixweek drive for funds with more than $20,000 over the $75,000 goal originally set. Rev. Bill Oldham reported $93,374.80 had been raised by only slightly more than 50 percent of the congregation. • Darrell Manes, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Manes, of Monett, Jack Kempton, manager of the Gillioz Theater, and Ed Kirk, son of Mr. and Mrs. W,G. Kirk of Monett, all theater managers, got a chance to meet actor Charlton Heston, who was in Springfield promoting his new film, “The Greatest Show on Earth.” FIFTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17 1964 • Monett Postmaster John W. Hunt told members of the Monett Kiwanis Club on May 12 that the Post Office’s ZIP code program is an economy measure designed to cope with the nation’s mounting mail volume without a large increase in workroom personnel. • Nearly 50 automobiles were checked during the first two hours of the Monett Safety Council’s Auto Safety Check program on May 14. Safety Council members were assisted by volunteers from local filling stations, garages and Monett High School students. FORTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 1974 • More than 100 paintings, representing the work of about 30 students of teacher Lee Adams, are

May marks the age-old tradition of picking strawberries in the Monett area. On May 17, 1954, an estimated 100 strawberry pickers were at work on the J.J. Sperandio farm as his 25-acre patch of late maturing Aroma berries approached full stride. Filling their baskets with quart containers of berries were, from left: Beverly Allen, Glenda Russell, Bonnie Brown, Frances Hilton and Barbara Ragain. File photo/The Monett Times on display in the annual art exhibit of the Adult Art Education Class at the City Park Casino. • Voters in 12 townships of South Barry County overwhelmingly approved the formation of a South Barry County Ambulance District in a special election on May 14. Needing a simple majority, the proposition passed 795-152. THIRTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 1984 • A Hero’s Welcome, appropriate to the national recognition he has brought to the city of Monett and to the entire state, was accorded Terry Fuldner when he returned on May 11 from Washington

D.C., where he was named by President Ronald Reagan as National Small Business Person of the Year for his creation of EFCO Corporation. • The Monett Airport Board has been appointed to study options available for use and upgrading. Rex Lane was named chairman. Also appointed were Tom Clark, Rex Kay and Dayton Mackey. TWENTY YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 1994 • In a summit meeting on downtown parking, merchants in a capacity crowd were willing to point the finger at themselves as the problem. Opinions varied on enforcing the

two-hour parking limit. No immediate action was planned by the Monett City Council. • Plans for the new Monett High School were significantly advanced at the Monett School Board meeting. Architect Chris White brought frontage drawings and a detailed drawing of the campus layout. TEN YEARS AGO MAY 11-17, 2004 • The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity Chapter is gearing up for

its first summer of intense activity. Board chairman Linda Schelin reported closing will take place shortly on the location for Habitat’s first house on the northwest corner of Sixth and Bond. • Ground has been broken for the new building for the First United Methodist Church in Monett. The nearly 40,000 square foot facility is now awaiting the arrival of steel for the education and family life centers, said Pastor Clif Crockett.

ON THE COVER: This structure once housed The Third Street Grill. The popular sports bar and grill featured food and outside dining, as well as a sand volleyball court for entertainment. Melonie Roberts/

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Monett aims to attract more restaurants Chamber director: Low number of ‘heads in beds’ detracts from mission BY MELONIE ROBERTS

When one is faced with restaurant choices in Monett, there are some varieties offering Mexican food, Asian, and fast-food burgers and fries. There are even a few sitdown diners, some offering adult beverages and some not. Jeff Meredith, Monett Chamber of Commerce director, is often asked why the city can’t seem to attract an Applebee’s, Olive Garden or a

“If EFCO has a bunch of steel sitting on a shelf, that’s not good, but it’s not going to spoil. Food service has a product with a limited shelf life.” JEFF MEREDITH

Monett Chamber of Commerce Director

Ruby Tuesday’s. Meredith said it all comes down to math. “It’s mostly our population that can’t attract chain restaurants,” Meredith said. “For a CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

Restaurants that offer buffet service often do well in Monett, giving diners choices in an all-you-can-eat venue. Melissa Jones, taking advantage of the buffet at Happy House in Monett, fills a bowl with treats, including cashew-style chicken. Melonie Roberts/

“Will it be the regular?” asked cashier Katy Budd, taking the orders of Jerry and Doris Laswell at Taco Bell in Monett. The two are frequent visitors to the establishment, located on Highway 60. Melonie Roberts/

There are several vacant restaurants available in Monett to “turn the key and start cooking,” according to Jeff Meredith, director of Monett Are Chamber of Commerce. “We are looking to get some of these businesses open in the downtown area.” Caribe Mexican Grill, formerly the popular Black Kettle, located at 10 E. Broadway, is one such location. Melonie Roberts/

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SPRINGFIELD: The Springfield Drury University Girls Choir performs at 7 p.m. on May 8 at Stone Chapel at the Drury campus. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: The Northwest Arkansas Symphony plays Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson. At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are White Shockolate on Thursday, Honeysuckle, Foley’s Van and the Whistlepigs on Friday; Honeyshine, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Cuttye Rye and Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy on Saturday; and the Josh Jennings Band on May 15. The Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival opens at 7:30 p.m. on May 15 with the Brahms’ Horn Trio, John Rutter’s “Suite Antique” and Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas. SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Song stylist Shannon West performs at 7:30 p.m. at Arts Center of the Ozarks, 214 S. Main. EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: At the Auditorium, 32 S. Main, the Ozarks Chorale Spring Concert is offered at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Native American flutist John TwoHawks performs at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Singer songwriter Bob Margolin performs at 5 p.m. on Saturday in Basin Spring Park. CARTHAGE: At the Woodshed at Cherry’s Emporium, 311 S. Main, the Josh Jenning Band plays bluegrass on Friday. JOPLIN: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, the Travis Kidd Band plays classic rock on Friday; Nicnos plays variety pop on Saturday; and the Milton Patton Acoustic Project plays on May 13. TULSA, Okla.: Los Lonely Boys perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Events Center, 8330 Riverside Parkway. At the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver, a concert of Red Dirt music bands is offered at 7 p.m. Saturday, featuring the Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew Band, Kevin Fowler and the Cadillac Three. At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Wolfmother on Friday; We the Ghost and Sweatin Bullets on Saturday, a tribute concert to Daft Punk and Rufus on May 15.

At the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady, Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Work perform at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Queens of the Stone Age perform at 8 p.m. on May 14, after performing at 7 p.m. on May 13 at the Starlight Theater in Swope Park in Kansas City. The Band Perry performs at 8 p.m. on May 15 at the Hard Rock Casino at Catoosa. KANSAS CITY: At the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group perform at 8 p.m. on Friday. Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus play at 7:30 p.m. on May 13. Needtobreathe and Foy Vance play at 8 p.m. on May 15. Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell performs show tunes at 8 p.m. on Saturday with piano accompaniment at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway. The rock band Zozo performs on Saturday at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. At the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, James Barnes’ Symphony No. 7 and Mozart’s “Requiem” will be performed by the Washburn University Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Choirs at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The John Scofield Organic Trio plays jazz at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Percussion Ensemble performs music by Reich, Bates, Becker and Fitkin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Olson Performing Arts Center, 4949 Cherry. At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, songstress Ledisi and the Robert Glasper Experiment performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 13. Krewella, Gramatik, Crackedup and David Heartbreak perform at7:30 p.m. on May 15. The Kansas City Symphony offers a salute to women, with Beethoven’s “Leonore Overture No. 3,” Barber’s “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance,” Verdi’s overture to “Joan of Arc” and a work by Chaminade at 7 p.m. on May 15 at the Kauffman Center. ST. LOUIS: The St. Louis Symphony concludes its season wither performances of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Dalbavie’s “La Source d’un regard” and Britten’s “Les Illuminations” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand. At the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., the Marcus Roberts Trio plays jazz at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Song stylist Denise Thimes and friends perform at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis performs Copland’s original version for “Appalachian Spring,” Dvorak’s “Serenade for Winds” and Debussy’s “Sacred and Profane Dances” at 7:30 p.m. on May 13. Eddie Money performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m.

on Saturday at the Lumiere Theater, 999 N. Second St. Cellist Zuill Bailey plays the accompanied cello suites of J.S. Bach at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center at the University of Missouri. At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, Ledisi performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday; the Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Kevine Devine play at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday; and Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus play at 7:30 p.m. on May 15.




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OZARK: Mike Upshaw’s play “The End Came in Spring” runs through May 24 at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: The children’s play “The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer” opens at 7 p.m. on May 13 and runs through May 17 in the Starr Theater at the Walton Arts Center. ROGERS: A stage version of the film “Crimes of the Heart” is presented Friday through Sunday and a brunch on Sunday at the Rogers Little Theater, 116 S. Second St. CARTHAGE: A stage version of “My Three Angels” runs Friday through Sunday and again next weekend at the Stone’s Throw Theater. TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., a stage adaptation of Michael Ende’s book “The Neverending Story” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday throughSaturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. The children’s play “Click, Clark, Moo: Cows That Type” is offered at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Charles Norman Theatre. The musical “Sister Act” runs May 13-18 in the Chapman Music Hall. KANSAS CITY: Cirque du Soleil performs its “Varekai” show on May 14-18 at the Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Blvd. Kansas City Ballet presents Prokofiev’s “Cinderella” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Sunday and again next weekend at the Kauffman Center. The Showstoppers Dance Championships run Friday and Saturday at the Conference Center of the Convention Center, 12th and Central.

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SPECIAL EVENTS SPRINGFIELD: Trek Con Springfield, a sci-fi, fantasy, comic book convention, runs Friday through Sunday at the Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis Comedian Anthony Jeselnik performs at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. The Springfield Indian Artifact Show runs Saturday at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd. BENTONVILLE, Ark.: At the Crystal Bridges Art Museum, a show a French impressionist paintings from the William Paley collection runs through July 7. SPRINGDALE, Ark.: The Ozark Demolition Derby runs Saturday at Rodeo of the Ozarks, E. Emma Ave. EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The fourth annual Arts and Craft Show is offered on Saturday at the Pine Mountain Village, East Highway 62. TULSA, Okla.: The Breeder’s Invitational horseshow runs Saturday through May 24 at the Livestock Complex at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St., beginning at 8 a.m. Rodeos this week include the Strawberry Festival Rodeo in Stillwell, southwest of Fayetteville, Ark., on Thursday; and the Rooster Days Rodeo on Friday and Saturday in Broken Arrow. KANSAS CITY: At the Midland Theater, comedian Lisa Lampanelli performs at 8 p.m. on Friday. Comedian Mike Birniglia performs at 8 p.m. on May 14. ST. LOUIS: Comedian Christopher Titus presents “Angry Pursuit of Happiness” at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Edison Theater at Washington University.


The Ibsen Dance Recital is offered on Saturday at the Music Hall. Quiara Hudes’ play “Water by the Spoonful” runs through May 18 at the Unicorn Theater, 3828 Main St. “Schoolhouse Rock” runs through May 18 at the Coterie Theater in Crown Center, Broadway and Pershing Road, with rowdy sing-alongs at 9 p.m. on Saturday nights. Nick Blaemire’s musical “A Little More Alive” runs through Saturday at the Copaken Stage, 13th and Walnut. At the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St., “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” runs through May 25. COLUMBIA: Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” is presented at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Maplewood Barn Theatre on East Nifong Blvd. The musical “Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday at the Macklanburg Playhouse at Stephen’s College on Willis Avenue. ST. LOUIS: At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, a touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” runs through Sunday. “The Wizard of Oz” with new songs added by Andrew Lloyd Weber opens May 13 and runs through May 18. The Kirkwood Theatre Guild presents “9 to 5: the Musical,” has shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Robert Reim Theatre in the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. A stage version of “The Color Purple” with Angie Stone is offered at 3 and 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Peabody Opera House, 1400 Market. Comedian Lavell Crawford brings a tour with five African American comedians at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Chaifetz Arena, Market and Lindell. Stages St. Louis’ production of “Always Patsy Cline” runs through June 15 at the Playhouse in Westport Plaza.  Theatre Guild of Webster Groves presents John Guare’s play “House of Blue Leaves” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and more shows next weekend at Theater Lane and Fairview in Webster Groves. Peter Story’s one-man version of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Pageant.

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EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The 27th annual May Festival of the Arts opens May 1. TULSA, Okla.: The International Mayfest opens May 15 and runs through May 18 downtown.





Final performances of “Threepenny Opera” by Brecht and Weill, presented by Springfield Regional Opera and Springfield Contemporary Theater, will be given at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday at 431 S. Jefferson. “Mack the Knife” and his seedy underworld cronies come alive in this colorful production.

The Australian classic rock ensemble Air Supply performs at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin. Enjoy their hits of the 1980s in the convenience and relaxed setting at Downstream.



The 15th annual Rock’N Ribs Barbecue Festival runs Friday and Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. A project of the Springfield Rotary Clubs, the festival features 75 teams competing for the title, with 11 hours of live music, a Kid’s Zone and a motorcycle show.

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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Restaurants: Meredith: Population needs to hit 15K to attract more chains


chain restaurant to come in here, we would need a population of at least 15,000. Although we have our workforce populations swell to nearly those numbers during working hours, they are actually counting ‘heads in beds.’ Those are the numbers that count. And so far, we’re at about 9,000.” Meredith said proximity to other communities where established chain restaurants are located also impacts the likeli-

hood of restaurant chains making move toward Monett. “They have a Ruby Tuesday’s in Republic,” Meredith said. “Chances are they would not put one here. Our goal is to identify Monett as a destination between Joplin and Springfield.” While the city has a number of fast-food choices, Meredith said those only fill a niche market. “It’s the only thing

here,” he said. “These larger chains come down to basic math. How many people must there be in the city to make a restaurant profitable? If they have 100 seats, they want to turn those over two or three times a night, at least. “While it is unique that we have an influx of the workforce from communities that have those amenities, such as Springfield, Neosho or Joplin, many of them still

prefer to commute rather than make Monett their home,” Meredith said. “It all still boils down to the number of heads in beds.” As a former waiter and restaurant manager while attending college, Meredith also knows the restaurant business is quite a bit different that other brick and mortar businesses in town. “If EFCO has a bunch of steel sitting on a shelf, that’s not good, but it’s not going to spoil,” he

explained. “Food service has a product with a limited shelf life.” Meredith said the city and surrounding communities would more than likely have enough trained or trainable workforce to staff another restaurant, even if the daily traffic flow numbers are “a fraction” of what chain restaurants like to see when considering building in a community. There is good news, however. Meredith said

there have been some discussions with individuals hoping to start a restaurant business in a smaller venue that a 200 to 300seat facility. “We have several restaurants that are ready to go,” he said. “There’s Bubba’s, the old Black Kettle and another one or two along or just off Broadway. All of those are ready to open up and start business, rather than having to build from the dirt up. Some people are also more comfortable with a smaller venue. “Aside from the franchise costs, it may take $1 million just for the dirt to build on. People thinking of starting a chain restaurant have to have availability of funds of at least another $1 million or more. A franchise is going to want to see that person has enough for new building costs, furnishings, a grand opening, staffing and food and beverage costs. Those numbers are based on that franchise’s business model. It’s a huge investment.” Meredith said he believes Monett will eventually hit the 15,000 population mark that will make investing in the community more attractive to franchisees, but it will take some time. “Is there a growth trend here in Monett?” he said. “I believe so, but it won’t happen overnight.”

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Sleeve tattoo could raise eyebrows at black tie event

DEAR ABBY: I’m a young professional female with a military background. I’m well-educated and have a great job. However, I am also tattooed. The design is a tasteful full sleeve, with some work on my chest and other arm. I will be attending a black tie affair for my boyfriend’s company and am wondering what attire would be appropriate for such an event. I’m not ashamed of my art, and I have no issue with baring my arms, but would this be acceptable in this circumstance?— FOREVER COVERED

DEAR FOREVER COVERED: I’m glad you asked, because it depends upon what kind of company your boyfriend works for. If it’s creative, then to display your body art would not be shocking. However, if the company culture is conservative, it might attract unwelcome attention, and I don’t recommend it. DEAR ABBY: I have been intimately involved with another woman. Our relationship has been great for the past eight months. There is an immense amount of love and caring for each other. Although we have been together, we do not currently live together. My problem is she’s

JEANNE PHILLIPS DEAR ABBY still living with her ex-husband. They have been separated for 12 years, but circumstances have brought them back into the same residence. I don’t have an issue with their “roommate” situation. I have been to their home, have stayed the night and I’m OK with their arrangement. What I DO take issue with is him introducing himself as her husband. Since I heard him do that, I have been in an uncomfortable state. Am I wrong for feeling this way, or is she wrong for allowing it to happen?—SEETHING IN SACRAMENTO DEAR SEETHING: Whether this couple has been separated for 12 years or not, they are still legally married. He IS her husband. You may be feeling uncomfortable because you feel like you may be involved in a triangle, and from where I sit, it may be true. It’s time to have a frank conversation with your partner to clarify exactly what your role is.

DEAR ABBY: I have been trying to plan my son and future daughterin-law’s rehearsal dinner. The bride originally told me a local pizza place would be fine for the dinner. I insisted that I would like something “nicer,” and she said it was up to me. I have found a place within budget, but have just learned that the bridal shower is being catered by the same place. Is it acceptable for me to have the rehearsal at the same place? We live in a town with relatively limited options, and there are other important festivities going on that day that limit my options further. Holding the rehearsal dinner at my house would be too stressful. Would it be OK to have it at the same restaurant, but serve dif-

ferent food?—FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW DEAR FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW: Absolutely! And congratulations on the forthcoming happy event. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order “How to Be Popular.” Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)

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DRIVERS, $60,000, CDL-A, $2500 sign-on, 1mon exp., Same day pay! Free health Ins. No CDL? Free training! 800-769-3993. DRIVERS, SOLO, 3 OR 6-day runs, up to $0.44CPM, Free health ins. Same day pay. 800-769-3993 for details, GRIP BOY’S Home in Verona is looking for relief staff to oversee & provide supervision for clients ages 12-18. Part time/fill in position requires High School Diploma or a GED. Prefer experience in a human services field. Applicants must be 21 or older, in good physical health, willing to submit to background/drug tests, exhibit high standards of conduct and have good communication skills. Call Dave at 417-498-6852 or fax resume to 498-6895.

HARDWOOD LUMBER, INC., is accepting applications for a Loader Operator. The position is M-F from 7am to 3:30pm. Must be able to work overtime when necessary. Benefits include: Health insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays after 90 days and paid vacation after one year. If you are interested, please no phone calls. You may fill out an application in our office at 9193 State Highway 76, Exeter, Mo. Or submit a resume to PALLET LUMBER, LLC in Exeter, Mo., has an opening for a skilled Forklift Driver with Lead Person responsibilities. The candidate that we are seeking will need the following qualities/abilities: Strong Math Skills; Some Mechanical Skills; Able to Communicate well with others; Self Motivated; Lead by Example; Team Player; Willing to work overtime; Positive Attitude; Bilingual English/Spanish a plus but not required. Benefits available include health insurance, vision insurance, paid holidays and paid vacation. If this sounds like you, please apply in person at our office, 9193 State Hwy 76, Exeter, MO 65647. M-F 7am to 3:30pm. You may also submit a resume to VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for clinical research! Receive up to $225/night or $300/referral. Paid Studies avail! Call to qualify. Quintiles: 913-894-5533.




For career opportunities with the 3D Corporate Solutions family of companies, please contact: “Boldly Serving God’s Kingdom By Providing For Its Nutritional Well-Being!” No phone calls, please. Send resume, including salary history, to 3D is an equal opportunity employer.

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DRIVERS: 60,000 1st year, FREE CDL driver training. Must pass drug screen and DOT physical, must be 23, call for details: 800-769-3993.

VINYL SIDING Or replacement windows. Average home $2645 installed. Free estimate, no down payment. Call Fred Allen, 1-800-749-9452

LOST 6 year old, 6 lb Yorkie named Molly. Lost Sunday around 11:30am when storm started 1 1/2 miles South of Angus Branch Steakhouse in Monett. If found, please call 236-4993.

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 • Page 11

25. Real Estate For Sale

27. Homes for Sale

29a. Duplexes For Rent

30. Apartments for Rent

55. Storage

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.

FOR SALE By Owner. No Money Down! Financing available. Newly remodeled. 2 bed/1 bath, very nice neighborhood. Deck connected to back of house with a detached shop. Lots of storage. Central Heat/Air. 10 year warranty on flooring. Call - 417-846-0324 Mon – Fri 8 AM – 5 PM

2 BR, 1 Ba. 4-plexe units in Monett. All electric Central H/A, appliances furnished, W/D hookups. Starting at $425 per month, $250 deposit. 354-0744 or 236-0140.

APARTMENT - 1 and 2 Bedroom. Clean & comfortable, family friendly. $325-$375/mo. Utility-pd options available. 669-7673.

25 YEARS- Kojac’s Storage, 2 Sizes-Secure. Boats, household, ect. References available. Phone 417-235-8037.

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.

29. Houses for Rent 2400 SQ FT house, 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bath, Verona Schools. $750 a month, $750 deposit. Call 236-5951. 3 BDRM 1 ba house for rent in Pierce City. $450 a month. Call for more details. 476-3079. No pets!

29a. Duplexes For Rent 1BR, all electric, includes W/D. stove. frig, water, trash, mowing. P.City. $320. 271-4071.

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

30. Apartments for Rent 1 BR & 2 BR, All electric, includes refrigerator with ice, dishwasher, range, washer & dryer, oak cabinets. Available Now! 235-9839.

2 BDR apt in Pierce City. Call 342-5327.

FOR RENT 1 & 2 bed newly remodeled rentals available in Cassville and Exeter. Call 417-846-0324, Mon – Fri. 8 AM to 5 PM. FOR RENT in Monett. One bedroom apt. $300 mo + security. Call 417-773-0852.

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

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

FRIEZE’S STORAGE- 10 Sizes plus outside storage. Gated at night. Phone 417-235-7325 or 417-393-9662.

THINK INFORMATION The Monett Times 235-3135

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

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May 8, 2014 — The Monett Times Midweek  
May 8, 2014 — The Monett Times Midweek