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BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS EIGHTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 1934 • With Monettans asked to stop helping transients and directing them to the treatment center at the old YMCA, one wrote The Times to say, “The bum is one of America’s most forward problems. Told to get out of town, unable to get a ride, the bum walks into the next town even more hungry and at the point of exhaustion. There is no one to give him a kind word of welcome. Because he is a ‘bum,’ a nobody, therefore the man who is working cannot help him. Among these bums or transients are men, smart men, who have held good jobs in their hometowns, but during the dark ages of depression have lost these positions and are now on the road trying to find work. There is a large percentage of these fellows that are really honest, and deserving, so why give the transient that is really trying to do the right thing so much criticism?” • S.O. Elwell is the last member of the Eagle Post No. 492, Grand Army of the Republic, organized in 1890. There are 49 Civil War soldiers named who are buried in Monett cemeteries or nearby, and all 17 charter members of the Monett Post, worthy of flags on Decoration Day, May 30. SEVENTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31. 1944 • Three telegraph offices in Monett, two at the Frisco Railroad and one at the Western Union office, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the invention of the telegraph, when the

first four-word message was send over 40 miles of wire between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Md. on May 24, 1884. • Republican U.S. Senate candidate Charles Shaw of Clayton and GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Ferguson of Willow Springs stopped in Monett to confer with M.E. Gillioz, who has for many years been a leader in the Republican party. SIXTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 1954 • A record-setting 130 small fry Babe Ruths and Lou Gehrigs signed up for Little League play before the registration deadline. The first games will be played on June 8 and run to the All-Star Game on Sept. 3. • Mutterings of apprehension that “Is this agonna be another one of those years?” were somewhat silenced with the soaking rain on May 25 over most of Barry and Lawrence counties. The latest rain will prolong the local strawberry season by two or three days. FIFTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 1964 • A one-year contract was completed by the Monett Board of Education on May 26 employing Ralph Scott, Monett High School science teacher, as superintendent of Monett schools for the 1965-66 school year. He replaces EE. Camp, who is retiring as superintendent after 23 years. • Monett has entered into an agreement with Wells Aluminum Inc., an aluminum extrusion firm with its parent company in northern Indiana,

Fading vestiges of the era of the steam locomotive which formerly chugged continually in and out of Monett were further reduced on May 25, 1954, when two overhead fuel supply tanks for the steam-driven engines were ripped from their towers in the Monett train yard and shipped out. The two tanks, each with a capacity of 20,000 gallons, were installed at Monett in the early 1920s. File photo/The Monett Times which will result in Monett securing a substantial new industry. A general obligation bond issue will be needed to fund construction. FORTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 1974 • The Monett Kiwanis Club elected Dayton Mackey as the new president, succeeding Charles Kimbro. Mark Cooper was named first vice president. New officers take over in October. • An unusual initiative ordinance, placed before Monett voters by petition to stop construction of a new waste treatment plant, was defeated with 303 in favor and 1,401 against, losing in all five wards The next day, May 29, the Monett City Council voted to proceed

with construction “with all deliberate haste.” THIRTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 1984 • With the 100th anniversary of Monett’s founding on Sept. 12, 1887 just a little over three years away, Mayor Floyd Stewart has asked for volunteers to serve on a Monett Centennial Committee. • Final exterior finish to the First National Mercantile Bank was applied during the week. The final finish is a rose beige textured material in block pattern to blend with the solar bronze tinted windows. Nine new windows were also installed on the east side. TWENTY YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 1994 • Monett voters will

be asked to support a $4,060,000 bond issues to build a new high school in the Aug 2 election. Approval will ensure construction of the high school. Cost is estimated at $6 million. • In two weeks of effort, Brooks Construction sandblasted, painted and repaired the municipal swimming pool in Pierce City, readying the pool for opening day. TEN YEARS AGO MAY 25-31, 2004 • Glen and Sharon

Garrett of First State Bank of Purdy has pledged $50,000 to the Marionville Branch Library Building Fund. Cost of the proposed 5,900 square foot new branch library is $442,500. • The Lawrence County Historical Society Museum will open for its 10th season on May 30. New this season is a collection of items related to Marionville, which is celebrating its 150th birthday this summer.

ON THE COVER: Each day will begin at Inspiration Point, where campers and volunteers gather before the day’s activities get underway. “They have church services here,” said Roger Osborne, maintenance director for the camp. “It’s a great place to watch the storms come in.” The cross bears the names of each camper who has died. Melonie Roberts/

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Camp Barnabas gears up for busy summer Special needs camp serves 4,500 campers per year BY MELONIE ROBERTS

For 20 years, Camp Barnabas has been helping children with special needs since it opened its cabin doors. Co-founded by Paul and Cyndy Teas, the inspiration came from one of their Kanankuk Kamp kids, Lauren Hauschild, who had been diagnosed with cancer in 1992. Along with chemotherapy, she also lost her leg and was fitted with a prosthetic. Lauren returned to camp the following year, but often found herself in the medical center unable to fully enjoy the camp experience. Cyndy, a registered nurse who was working at the camp, had plenty of time to talk with Lauren and learned one of the disappointments Lauren had been experiencing was a sense of isolation CONTINUED ON PAGE 6

Lauren’s WellHouse is a 7,000-square foot health care facility built on the ground of Camp Barnabas in 2011. Because of this facility and our volunteer medical teams to care for our campers and volunteers, the Barnabas experience is possible for children who could not attend camp otherwise. One of the most important facilities on site, Lauren’s WellHouse makes it possible for special-needs and chronically ill children to attend the camp. Melonie Roberts/

Brass nameplates commemorate Camp Barnabas campers who have died since the camp was founded in 1994. Melonie Roberts/

Clifford Vick, with Reinhart Food Service, unloaded the first of many deliveries for the upcoming camping season. The truck will deliver to the camp a minimum of three times per week for the nine weeks of the camping season. The camp cooks serve 1,500 meals a week, not including snacks. Melonie Roberts/

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SPRINGFIELD: At the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, the bluegrass band High Strung performs a free concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the visitor’s center. BENTONVILLE, Ark.: The Artosphere series presents a concert of music by Mozart at 8 p.m. on May 28 at the Crystal Bridges Art Museum. At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Lucero and Shawn James on Thursday; Oreo Blues, Leah and the Mojo Doctors, Lucero and Mulehead on Friday; Trashcan Bandits and Foley’s Van on Saturday; and Dick Johnson on May 29. The Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival continues at 7:30 p.m. on May 22 at the Fine Arts Center at the University of Arkansas, featuring string ensemble works by Grieg, Schubert and Dvorak. The concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 29 features works by violin and cello by Martinu and Corigliano and the Piano Quintet by Schumann, at the same location. At The Auditorium in Eureka Springs, 36 S. Main, WoodSongs offers a concert on Friday. Michael Martin Murphey and Michael Johnathon perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday. CARTHAGE: At the Woodshed, in Cherry’s Art Emporium on the west side of the square, Keltic Knot plays at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. JOPLIN: At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, performing this week and Whiskey Myers on Thursday, Mister Lucky with blues and rock on Friday, the Stonehorse band with rock on Saturday, and the Milton Patton Acoustic Project on May 27. MIAMI, Okla.: The band The Sex performs on Friday and Saturday at Buffalo Run Casino. TULSA, Okla: The rock band Blood, Sweat and Tears with Bo Vice performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway. At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Thieving Birds on Friday; The 1975 and Bad Suns on May 28; Jack White and Kelley Stoltz on May 29. Julianne Hough and Derek Hough perform at 8 p.m. on May 29 at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. KANSAS CITY: A tribute concert by

Almost Kiss, plus KC/DC and Looks That Kill perform on Saturday at Crossroads, 417 E. 18th St. The rock band Skrillex plays on Saturday at the Cricket Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan. Teacher’z Pet and Troubadour Retrievers play on Saturday at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino. Funk Syndicate plays Sunday and May 25 at the Argosy Casino. A tribute concert to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack is offered May 27 through June 1 at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway, with weekday shows at 7:30 p.m. ST. LOUIS: At the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand, a tribute concert to Jerry Garcia featuring Warren Haynes will be offered at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Alternative music band the EELS performs with Chelsea Wolfe at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. At the Pageant, 6161 Delmar, performing this week are Danity Kane on Thursday, and the Schwag and Tebeau’s Return with a Grateful Dead tribute on Saturday.

SPRINGFIELD: The Off-Broadway musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” has performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Landers Theatre, 311 E. Walnut. OZARK: Mike Upshaw’s play “The End Came in Spring” runs through Saturday at the Stained Glass Theatre, 1996 W. Evangel St. EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The P. Nutt and Ponytail country and comedy show is presented at 7:30 p.m. on May 25 in the Auditorium. JOPLIN: The musical “The Andrews Brothers” opens May 28 and runs through June 1 at the Joplin Little Theatre, 3009 W. First St. TULSA, Okla.: At the Tulsa Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St., the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” is presented at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday in the John H. Williams Theatre. A stage version of Toni Morrison’s book “The Bluest Eye” is presented at 8 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and

again next weekend in the Liddy Doenges Theatre. PITTSBURG, Kan.: The Midwest Regional Ballet presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Under the Covers” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Auditorium, 201 W. Fourth St. KANSAS CITY: The Trey McIntyre Project dance troupe performs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway. “Funeral for Brother John,” a tale of Kansas City in the gangster age, runs through June 7 in a dinner theater forma at the Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee, Californos at 4124 Pennsylvania in the Westport district and at Finnigan’s Hall, 503 E. 18th St. in North Kansas City. At the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th St., “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” runs through Sunday. COLUMBIA: Moliere’s play “Tartuffe” is presented through Sunday at Yoga Sol, 210B St. James St. The Maplewood Barn Theatre’s production of musical “Nunsense 2” opens at 8 p.m. on May 29 and runs through June 1 at the Maplewood Barn, 3709 E. Nifong Blvd. ST. LOUIS: Opera Theater of St. Louis opens its season with Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” with performances at 8 p.m. on Saturday and May 28 at the Loretto Hilton Performing Arts Center at Webster University in Webster Groves. Stages St. Louis’ production of “Always Patsy Cline” runs through June 15 at the Playhouse in Westport Plaza.

SPRINGFIELD: At the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, the Mid-America Street Rod Nationals Show runs Friday through Sunday. The American Truck Historical Society national convention and antique truck show opens May 29 and runs through next weekend. At the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 E. Brookside Dr., this is the last week for the exhibit on “Deborah Weisel: Art Crusader,” closing on May 25. The show by neo-surrealist Judah Fansler and portrait artist Maira Rush Parnell runs through Aug. 31. The show “Hooves, Tails and Claws: Audubon’s Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America” run through June 22.

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The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience runs through Saturday at the Oovvda Winery, 5448 N. Berry Lane. SPRINGDALE, Ark.: At the Crystal Bridges Art Museum, a show of French impressionists from the William Paley collection runs through July 7. “American Encounters: Anglo American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution” runs through Sept. 15. “Global Citizen: The Architecture of Mose Safdie” runs through Sept. 1. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: The Italian dance company TPO performs its show “Bleu” at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Starr Theater in the Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson. EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The 2014 Motomarathon, a four-day motorcycle tour of the area, begins May 29 and runs to June 1. Each day activities begin from the Traveler’s Inn, 2044 E. Van Buren. The 20th annual rally for Mustang car owners will be held on Saturday at Pine Mountain Village in Eureka Springs, beginning at 9 a.m. A parade is planned at 2 p.m. JOPLIN: Carnival entertainment is planned Friday through Sunday at Carousel Park, 3834 W. Seventh St. At the Spiva Center for the Arts, Third and Wall, the exhibit “Kathy Ruth Neal: Wood At Play” runs through July 6. “Michael Gory: Luminary Animals” runs through July 6. TULSA, Okla.: At Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St, the Tulsa Round-Up Dog Show runs Saturday and Sunday in the River Spirit Expo Hall. The Breeder’s Invitational horseshow runs through Saturday at the Livestock Complex, beginning at 8 a.m. An RK Gun Show runs Saturday and Sunday in the Exchange Center. Rodeos in Oklahoma this week include the Andy Downs Memorial Open Rodeo on Thursday in Sand Springs, west of Tulsa; the Ranch Rodeo on Friday in

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Skiatook; and the 4H FFA Booster Club Rodeo in Haskell, west on Muskogee, on May 29. INDEPENDENCE: The Eulenspiegel Circus Puppeteers offer shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 11025 E. Winner Rd. ST. LOUIS: Comedian D.L. Hughley performs at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Lumiere Theatre, 999 N. Second St. At the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park, the “Impressionist France” painting exhibit runs through July 6.

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: The 27th annual May Festival of the Arts runs through the month. The 19th annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival opens on May 24 at the Castle of Muskogee, 3400 W. Fern Mountain Rd., and runs again the following weekend, with 15 stages of live entertainment. ST. LOUIS: The Spring to Dance Festival, featuring 30 dance companies presenting short works over three days, runs through Saturday at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the University of Missouri campus. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis presents “Henry IV” with performances at 8 p.m. in Forest Park by the Art Museum, running through Friday. “Henry V” opens Saturday and runs through June 15. The St. Louis African Arts Festival runs Saturday through May 26 at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. The St. Louis Renaissance Faire runs through the weekend and again next weekend in Rotary Park. West Meyer Road in Foristell.

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The Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival runs through June 1 at Silver Dollar City, an opportunity to hear many high quality bands. Performing this weekend will be Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, the Spinney Brothers Band, Triple L Band, Dyland Hall and Pure Tradition, Acoustic Essays, Marty Raybon, Red Bridge, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Rural Roots, Wires and Wood, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Dead Webb, Missouri Boatride and the Judge Talford Band.

The Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa, adjacent to Tulsa, hosts performances by Dolly Parton on Thursday and the classic rock band Chicago on Saturday, both shows starting at 8 p.m. Parton, a master songwriter and singer, offers a show of country classics and originals. The Joint, the Hard Rock’s concert venue, has good seats throughout the house.


Master song stylist Tony Bennett performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway in Kansas City. With a still solid voice and smooth presentation, Bennett performs with a top-notch jazz ensemble with additional songs provided by his daughter, Antonia Bennett. The Kauffman provides an elegant setting with plenty of seating to hear this American legend.


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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Barnabas: Brawner is now CEO after retirement of Paul and Cyndy Teas


that came from having her hair fall out from chemotherapy treatments and her leg removed to stop the spread of the disease. The Teas founded Camp Barnabas to serve children with special needs in an effort to “let kids be kids,” and enjoy the camping experience to its fullest. They held the first two camps at the Kanakuk Kamp site before purchasing Camp Soaring Hawk near Purdy. The couple’s vision included a site with all the amenities of a “regular camp,” including canoeing, inner tubing on Capps Creek, participating in the high ropes course, field games, arts and crafts, rifles, archery, fishing and other outdoor adventures geared for those with disabilities or chronic illnesses. The camp also incorporates a Christian aspect to its program, changing the lives of those with special needs and chronic illnesses, as well as the lives of all who come in contact with Barnabas: campers, volunteers, parents, staff

and donors. Camp Barnabas not only offers the full camping experience to those with disabilities or illness, but their siblings, too. “Often, siblings are overlooked in due to the constant demands that having a disabled child can bring into a family’s life,” Paul Teas said in a previous interview. “This is their opportunity to share the camping experience with other siblings.” In 2005, the camp gained national recognition through the airing of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, in which the ABC network stars of the show rebuilt the Teas family home on the grounds of Camp Barnabas. Due to the influx of donations, the Teas were able to expand the medical facility on the grounds. Recent additions include Lauren’s WellHouse, a medical facility that offers medical care personnel and the necessary equipment to serve the special-needs and chronically ill children who attend the camp. Named

Jason Brawner, CEO of Camp Barnabas, and 19-year camp veteran, Billie Poe, were all smiles last summer during lunch at Camp Barnabas dinning hall. Contributed photo

These new restroom facilities, under construction, will be completed and ready to use by the time camp starts in May. Roger Osborne, maintenance director for the camp, is overseeing volunteers working on a number of projects in preparation for the camping season. Melonie Roberts/ for the same camper that inspired the founding of Camp Barnabas, Lauren’s WellHouse serves as a temporary home to two volunteer doctors and eight nurses during each week of camp. If needed, children can spend the night in a hospital-type setting under the watchful eyes of the medical staff. The facility serves over 1,300 campers annually. The camp underwent new direction this in 2013, upon the 2012 retirement of Paul and Cyndy Teas. Jason Brawner was named CEO. Brawner was with the camp prior to being named CEO and continues the traditions set forth by the Teas family. This year, a dome has

been put over the basketball court near the dining hall. “That’s where we stage campers and volunteers for lunch,” said Roger Osborne, full-time main-

tenance director for the camp. “You can’t serve 350 or 400 people at one time. We are also installing additional restrooms near the pool and an additional water station

so campers can fill their drink cups from a couple of locations in the camp this year.” Volunteers are also working to refurbish CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

Summertime gets hot, and moving around from one place to another on the grounds of Camp Barnabas near Purdy can stir up a thirst. This watering station, one of two on the grounds, allows campers and volunteers to refill their bottles with ice and water during the commute. Melonie Roberts/

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Barnabas: Campers have a minimum of one volunteer assigned to them


some of the older cabins, repair plumbing and flush water lines in the coming days. Eight new water-efficient washer and dryer units have been installed in the laundry, which will cut down the water use from 45 gallons per load to seven gallons per load. “This is camp. Kids make messes,” Osborne said. “We have these available for house moms and volunteers to use.” The camp serves 1,500 meals and 900 snacks daily. Mike Mrosko, director of operations, offered some trivia about the food service department. • The camp kitchen serves 292 dozen eggs per week. • The first meal campers receive is smoked burgers. Camp cooks serve 736 burgers on the first night of camp. • Campers devour 240 pounds of mashed potatoes

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in one meal. • The kitchen staff utilizes 226 loaves of bread per week on sandwiches and toast. • A total of 310 pounds of ground beef is used only on spaghetti and Shepherd’s Pie. • Campers are served pigs-in-a-blanket on the final night of their stay, with kitchen staff rolling out dough and making 1,000 of the tasty treats for the one occasion. • One batch of macaroni and cheese calls for 45 pounds of dry macaroni, two gallons of milk, 78 pounds of cheese and eight pounds of butter. • One individual is hired to ensure approximately

22 campers a year meals to accommodate dietary restrictions, whether it is wheat, gluten or dairy, three meals a day and snacks. • When the kitchen serves biscuits and gravy for breakfast, they use 15 gallons of gravy and 1,200 biscuits. • A total of 2,000 popsicles are served a week. • Due to storage restrictions, the food service company delivers three times a week, at an average cost of $1,700 per trip, for the entire nine week camping season. This year’s theme for campers is “Celebrate!” Party themes include: Barn-a-Cup, La Fiesta de Barnabas, Journey to

Atlantis and Birthday Bash. “There will be a party each night,” Osborne said. “We will have a lot of staffers coming in next week to help prepare for camp. We are also going to host three sessions at Camp Barnabas Table Rock, on Point 11 at Table Rock Lake.” Campers will have a minimum of one volunteer assigned to them for 23 hours a day. “There will be eight campers, eight Christ in Action volunteers and two staffers in each cabin,” Osborne said. “That’s 18 people per cabin. We will have a complete turnover in campers and volunteers each week for nine weeks.” Each day will begin at

Inspiration Point, where campers and volunteers gather before the day’s activities get underway. “They have inspirational meetings and church services here,” Osborne said. “It’s a great place to watch the storms come in. On the cross is the name of each camper who had died.” The cross is filled with brass name plates. This year will be the first that sessions have been held at Table Rock Lake. “We bought that property and there is a lot of work to be done before its ready for a full season,” Osborne said. “None of the cabins are wheelchair accessible and there is paving and pool work to be finished.

Campers there will have the same Barnabas experience but with different equipment.” Also changing this year is the location of Barnabas Prep classes. As students graduate this year and the nine-month life skills classes and training come to a close, staffers are working hard to relocate the furnishings and materials to a new house in Branson, near the Kanakuk Kamp grounds. When classes resume in September, the remaining students will transition to the new location while recent graduates interview for jobs, go to jobs already obtained, or go into supervised living situations, if necessary.


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Middle-aged homebody’s future is a serious concern for family


EAR ABBY: Our niece “Bonnie” has severe attachment problems. She still lives in her parents’ home and is well into her 50s. Her father passed away several years ago, and her mother seems to be her only friend. Bonnie has never had a serious relationship and has spent her life at one job and with her parents. Vacations and holidays have been spent with them only. Bonnie rarely accepts an invitation unless her mom is invited, does not communicate unless we reach out to her first and is very private about the smallest details in her life. Her mother is aging and we are wondering how Bonnie will manage once her mom is gone. How do we approach someone who seriously needs help and guidance? — CARING AUNT IN PITTSBURGH DEAR CARING AUNT: I can think of two ways. The first would be to discuss this privately with Bonnie’s mother and ask if there is anything she would like you to do for her daughter in the event of a serious illness or her death. It is a legitimate question if Bonnie is unable to live independently, and her mother might

JEANNE PHILLIPS DEAR ABBY appreciate that you cared enough to ask. The second would be to reach out to Bonnie in the event that something does happen to her mother, and let her know that you love her and will be there for her if she needs you. Keep in mind that you cannot force help on anyone who is unwilling to accept it. DEAR ABBY: I’m 11 and in the sixth grade. I am very self-conscious. Every girl in my grade has a bigger chest than me, and I am feeling insecure because mine isn’t developed. I know I am young, but I want to fit in. Every day I feel horrible about myself. Can you help? — INSECURE 6TH GRADER DEAR INSECURE: I’ll try. No two people are alike, and our bodies do not develop at the same time. For some girls, it happens sooner and they begin to develop breasts as ear-

ly as age 9. For others, it doesn’t happen until they are in their teens. Your value should not be measured by your chest size. Believe me, the size of your IQ is far more important. The kind of person you are is more important. Big chests have a way of falling sooner or later. So work on your grades and your personality right now. If you do, in time you’ll not only catch up to these girls, you will surpass them in the qualities that matter most. You’re fine just the way you are.

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16. Help Wanted 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: comm u n i t y @ m o n e t t 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.

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16. Help Wanted


COOKS WANTED experience preferred SERVERS WANTED experience preferred APPLY IN PERSON Mon. - Fri. 9am-11am or 3pm-5pm 1321 S. Elliott Aurora, MO.

DRIVERS, $60,000, CDL-A, $2500 sign-on, 1mon exp., Same day pay! Free health Ins. No CDL? Free training! 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, SOLO, 3 OR 6-day runs, up to $0.44CPM, Free health ins. Same day pay. 800-769-3993 for details, LOCAL COMPANY under all new management looking to add 5-10 Customer Service Reps. We are looking for hard working, outgoing, energetic individuals who like to make an above average income. We offer a base salary of $625 per week with opportunities for bonuses and incentives. Opportunities for advancement into management as well. $2000 sign on bonus offered to all new hires. Call today to set up a time for an interview, 417-2355529, between the hours of 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

25. Real Estate For Sale

29. Houses for Rent

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.

1&2bedroomnewlyremodeled rentals available in Exeter. No pets. Please pick up application at 290 State Hwy 76, Cassville, MO 65625 (Next to Jersey’s). Call 417-846-0324 Mon – Fri 8 AM – 5 PM.

26a. Mobile Homes for Rent LEASE OR Lease to Own: 3 Bd 2 Ba Modular home. All electric with efficient heat pump system, located in the country on one beautiful acre w/shade trees, garden, storm cellar. $750 plus deposits, good references. 498-6351.

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. 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

2400 SQ FT house, 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bath, Verona Schools. $750 a month, $750 deposit. Call 236-5951. 2632 SQ ft, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car garage, gas fireplace. Complete renovation: new flooring, appliances, fixtures and countertops. 333 N. Belaire, Monett 669-4818. 3 BR /3 Ba on 2 acres, 30 x 40 shop & above ground pool. No pets/No smoking on premises, $700 dep/$700 mo. 417-4891027 RURAL FRAME house with yard, space for small pets, approx. 12 miles S. of Monett.W/D hookups. $300 mo/$300 deposit. Call 417-772-7036.

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.

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 CABINETS - New solid maple , dovetail drawers, never installed, can add or subtract to fit kitchen. Cost $6000. Sacrifice $1650. 417-423-7919. MATTRESS SET New, still in package, both pieces for $150. Cost $400. 417-283-4207.

37. Livestock

29a. Duplexes For Rent

REG. RED Angus Bulls, 12 to 15 mo. old. Home-538-4002, cell-236-3545.

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

41. Farm Products

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. ONE-BEDROOM apartment. Refrigerator, range, W/D hookup, water paid. No pets. $300 mo/$300 dep. 505 1/2 8th St. in Monett - 417-772-7036. 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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WANT TO Rent functional grain bin for fall harvest. Call 235-7900 and asked for Randy.

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.

55. Storage CROSSLAND STOR-ALL. Across East of Wal-Mart. 10 buildings, 7 sizes. 235-3766. FRIEZE’S STORAGE- 10 Sizes plus outside storage. Gated at night. Phone 417-235-7325 or 417-393-9662. WHY PAY More, Rent from Us & Store. S & G Storage. 417-235-1914 or 417-235-9289.

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