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Back in the Good Old Days EIGHTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1935 • The city of Monett has signed a new contract with the Empire District Electric Company to run for five years. Empire is taking over some of the city’s old equipment and will install some new equipment to suit the new arrangement at the city’s power station. The change in automatic switches will eliminate jobs costing the city $3,600 a year. • Improvements to be made at the Junior Chamber of Commerce athletic field and at the junior high school building will, it is believed, absorb much of the idle labor here during the next three months. Two important WPA projects have been approved. These plans call for the building of a shower room, a dressing room, two toilets, a 40-foot addition to the concrete bleachers, terracing of the ground between the bleachers and the grandstand, painting, and the changing of the ditch which cuts the lower field below the dump, in two, moving it over to the border of the property. SEVENTY YEARS AGO Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 1945 • Gasoline and oil distributors of Monett reported on Sept. 27 that so far the nation’s oil strikes have not affected the supply of fuel here, although gasoline rationing has been place again in many other areas of the nation. R.L. Cline, tank truck driver for the Tidewater Oil Company, said Monett will suffer if the Oklahoma refinery workers go out on strike, though local operators have been filling up every possible storage place to carry the area through any lean periods.

• On Sept. 29 at midnight, the nation relinquished war-time control of everybody’s alarm clocks and pocket watches. Some people say you should turn your clock back an hour before you go to bed. Some want to wait until midnight and others planned to wait until Sunday morning. SIXTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1955 • More than 100 Monett business establishments, in addition to public schools and churches, were inspected for fire hazards on Sept. 28 by members of the Missouri State Fire Prevention Association. The inspections were made by 15 visiting capital stock fire insurance company fieldmen. Earle J. Smith, president of the association, said the two most flagrant fire prevention violations noted were wiring conditions in general and the lack of sufficient fire extinguishers. • More than 350 persons visited the Monett Flower Show on Oct. 2 at the City Park Casino, which sponsors termed as the most outstanding event of its kind ever held here. There were nearly 1,500 different floral entries in the show, from art exhibits to all kinds of flower arrangements. FIFTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1965 • A drive to raise $25,000 to replenish the Monett Chamber of Commerce’s industrial promotion and development fund and to finance the purchase of land for the construction of a new nursing home in Monett was announced on Sept. 28 by Chamber President Bob Baum. The Chamber board has agreed to buy the property for the new

LACOBA home and donate it to the Baptist association. • A total of 3,000 half chickens were served by the Monett Lions Club during their annual barbecue at the Monett City Park on Oct. 3. Nearly 300 persons attended the Chamber of Commerce Poultry Day program at the Casino as Monett’s eighth Chicken Eatin’ Week observance went on record as the most successful ever held. FORTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1975 • Change in administrators at St. Vincent’s Hospital is underway. Sister Mary Clement, who has held the post for the past 16 years and served here 26 years, returns to Pittsburgh, Penn. Sister Marita Pozek, her successor, come to Monett with a business education degree and recently completed her administrator’s residency. • Mrs. Linda Wirz has begun her duties as the new director of the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center. Mrs. Wirz spent four years as a child development specialist with the University of Missouri Extension. Rev. B.C. Hunt of Cassville is the center’s new speech therapist. THIRTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1985 • The Crosslines thrift store at Third and Broadway was temporarily closed on Oct. 1 due to the unsafe condition of the building and the lack of sufficient liability insurance. The unsafe condition of the two-story building, rented by Crosslines since March of 1984, is due to the deterioration of the rear wall. • A petition campaign

Baton twirlers with the Monett High School band for the 1955-1956 school term added much color to the band’s performances at football games and parades with their accomplished artistry in twirling and stepping off crowd-pleasing maneuvers. Pictured, from left, were: Judy Rains, Betty Metcalf, Mary Alice DeWitt, majorette Mary Alice Miller, Sue Guthrie, Sharon Grieb and Judy Edwards. File photo/The Monett Times to have the Purdy City Council provide the city with a functioning city court so that city statutes can be effectively enforced was launched at a meeting of concerned citizens in Purdy on Sept. 30. Petitions will be presented to the city council on Oct. 7. TWENTY YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 1995 • Window manufacturer WinTech Corporation, now with close to 50 employees, is out of space in the old Monalco plant and is in danger of having to move if it cannot expand. Land to the east, though undeveloped, is on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund cleanup list for toxic waste. WinTech president Bob Berger is “cautiously optimistic” that a solution can be found. • In one of the most

bizarre criminal cases in the history of southwest Missouri, Governor Mel Carnahan has dealt the final blow on Sept. 29 in announcing he has pardoned Johnny Lee Wilson, the now-29-year-old slightly retarded Aurora man who confessed to murdering long-time Aurora resident Pauline Martz in 1986. TEN YEARS AGO Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2005 • On Oct. 1, Charles Brady, community and sports editor for The Monett Times, covered his 260th consecutive Monett

High School football game from the sidelines. The achievement surpassed his father, Dick Brady, retired publisher of The Monett Times, who covered 259 games from 1954 through 1979. • Due to Hurricane Katrina, Monett School Superintendent Charles Cudney said the cost of building materials has skyrocketed. Bid opening for the new Southwest Area Career Center in January, he warned, may reflect a “dramatic increase” over architect Michael Sapp’s previous projections.

ON THE COVER: Visitors at the Newtonia Fall festival will have opportunities to explore the community’s place in history. Paul Kash, right, a major in the Third Missouri Field Medical Services of Civil War re-enactors, explained how a door was taken off the Ritchey home to serve as an operating table for the surgeon at the battle. Kash explained his complete set of tools that a Civil War field surgeon carried to Judy Long, of Neosho. Murray Bishoff/

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Newtonia Fall Festival celebrates 40-year milestone

Community celebration offers plethora of family friendly activities By Melonie Roberts


t will be a full day of food, fun and music when the 40th annual Newtonia Fall Festival kicks off its community celebration at 7:30 a.m. Saturday with a 5K run and 1 mile walk. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and participants will start at 7:40 a.m. from the Ritchey Civil War Mansion, located west of the Community Center. Those not so athletically-inclined may want to enjoy a breakfast of biscuits and gravy at the Community Building. Serving begins at 7:30 a.m. and will continue until 9:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., the festival officially gets underway as craft booths open and entertainment, by the Teen Challenge group, kicks off the one-day celebration. Original members of the Newtonia Betterment Association will host a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car enthusiasts will want to take a gander at the Newtonia Fall Festival Car Show entries. Cars from the last 40 years will be featured at this year’s event, and in the annual Fall Festival parade. Featured vendors this year include Dan’s Gun Shop and education, wood crafts, local jams and jellies, wreaths and other Christmas crafts, quilts, crocheted items, blankets, gifts, handworked items, leather work and soaps. A cake decorating demonstration will also be held. Free guided tours of the historic Ritchey Mansion will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members of the Newtonia Baptist Church will perform at 9:30 a.m. The Over the Hill Gang, from Neosho, will take the stage with a variety show venue at 10 a.m., while inside the Community Center, men will be viewing for the title of Bean King. Judges will determine which entrant made the best baked beans and the winner will be crowned. Prizes will be awarded. Continued on Page 6

Civil War re-enactors representing Federal soldiers marched in the 2011 Newtonia Fall Festival parade. Unlike the Confederate soldiers, who generally wore civilian or farm clothes during the first half of the war, Federal soldiers could be distinguished by their blue uniforms. Murray Bishoff/ Artillery pieces from the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield provided examples of the heavy firepower used in the first and second Civil War battles fought in Newtonia during the community’s Fall Festival. Murray Bishoff/

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SPRINGFIELD: The Missouri State University Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. Country musician Jamey Johnson performs at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Gillioz Theater, 325 Park Central East. Springfield Metro Chorus annual variety show will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Hillcrest High School, 3319 N. Grant St. ROGERS, Ark.: Kid Rock performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, 5079 W. Northgate Rd. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.: At George’s Majestic Lounge, 519 W. Dickson, performing this week are Samantha Fish, Mountain Sprout, Josh Hoyer and Gary Hutchison on Thursday; Andy Frasco, Josh Hoyer, Gary Hutchison, Steve Pryor and Mountain Sprout on Friday; Jeff Austin Band and the Travlin’ McCourys on Sunday; Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors plus Penny and Sparrow on Sept. 30. Saxophonist John Sampen and composer/engineer Mark Bunce perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the University of Arkansas. The UA Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus perform at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, 416 Stadium Dr. CARTHAGE: At the Woodshed in Cherry’s Art Emporium, RiverBand performs at 7:30 p.m. on Friday during the monthly Art Walk. JOPLIN: The Missouri Southern Symphony Orchestra Aria Concert with student soloists is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Taylor Performing Arts Center. The Pro Musica concert series opens its season with the Brentano String Quartet performing at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 509 S. Pearl. At the Downstream Casino, west of Joplin, Texas Blues Butchers perform Friday and Saturday. TULSA, Okla.: Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the BOK Center, 200 S. Denver. Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Sons of Texas and Searching for Sanity perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Brady Theater, 105 W. Brady. At Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main, performing this week are Blues Traveler, Matt Jaffe and the Distractions and Not A Planet

on Sept. 28; Beach House and Jessica Pratt on Sept. 29. Deaf hip hop artist Sean Forbes performs at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Van Trease Community College Performing Arts Center, 81st St. and Hwy. 169. BARTLESVILLE, Okla.: At the Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams, “The Piano Men with Jim Witter” is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. KANSAS CITY: Limp Bizkit performs a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday in the Power and Light District, 13th and Walnut. At the Midland Theater, 1228 Main, Mark Knopfler and his band perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. Godsmack, Sevendust and Sidewise perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 29. Glass Animals and Hinds perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 1. Broadway star Audra McDonald performs a recital at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway. Pianist Louis Lortie will play works by Mozart, Beethoven and Scriabin at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Folly Theater, 300 W. 12th St. The Kansas City Conservatory of Music Wind Ensemble performs Weill’s “Little Threepenny Music”, Ives’ “Variations on America,” Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Song Suite and Dello Joio’s “Variants on a Medieval Tune” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 at the Olson Performing ARts Center, 4949 Cherry. The conservatory’s Musica Nova new music ensemble performs eight works at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Olson Hall. The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra plays Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique” and Saint-Saen’s Violin Concerto No. 3 with soloist Benjamin Beilman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center on the KU campus in Lawrence. ST. LOUIS: Florida Georgia Line performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Maryland Heights. The St. Louis Symphony plays an all-Richard Strauss concert, with “Don Quixote,” “Macbeth” and the finale to “Capricio” with soprano Karita Mattila at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Powell Hall, Delmar and Grand.


A look at area events this week

By Murray Bishoff


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SPRINGFIELD: “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” a staged version of the cult film, is presented at 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Friday at

the Downtown Artists Collective, 308 South Ave. Le Wilhelm and Steven Barrett’s play “Cucumbers” is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Missouri State University’s Craig Hall. Springfield Little Theater presents “Grease” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday with more shows through Oct. 4 at 311 E. Walnut. Springfield Contemporary Theater production of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” continues at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at 431 S. Jefferson. OZARK: Jacob Fuchs’ play “Vanity and Valor” runs through Oct. 17 at the Stained Glass Theater, 1996 W. Evangel St. JOPLIN: Joplin Little Theater opens its season with “The Full Monty” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 3009 W. First St. Stained Glass Theater presents the children’s musical “The Near-Sighted Knight and the Far-Sighted Dragon” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Oct. 4 at 2101 Annie Baxter Ave. TULSA, Okla.: Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Next to Normal” is offered at 8 .m. on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the John H. Williams Theater at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Clark Youth Theater presents a musical stage version of the film “Catch Me If You Can” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, with shows running through the next two weekends at the Henthorne Performing Arts Center, 4825 S. Quaker Ave. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is presented at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center in Broken Arrow. KANSAS CITY: Kansas City Lyric Opera presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sept. 30, with more shows next weekend, at the Kauffman Center. Kansas City Repertory Theatre presents Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” runs through Oct. 4 at the NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. Sundays and weekdays. The original melodrama “Sally Saves The Day” is offered at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday by the Slightly off Broadway Theatre, 114 Marietta St. in Excelsior Springs. The Coterie Theatre’s production of “The Miracle Worker,” the story of Helen Keller, runs through Oct. 25 at Crown Center, Grand Blvd. and Pershing Road. The Paul Taylor Dance Company performs at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Lied

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SPRINGFIELD: A Latino dance festival is planned at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Plaster Student Union ballroom at Missouri State University. The 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machines Nationals will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. The Last Comic Standing performers from the TV show bring their tour at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 1 to the Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. The Ozarks Model Train Association will hold its fall show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Remington’s, 1655 W. Republic Rd. BELLA VISTA, Ark.: The Arkansas Quilt Congress runs Friday and Saturday at the Bella Vista Assembly of God, 1771 Forest Hills Blvd. SPRINGDALE, Ark.: Rodeo of the Ozarks Fall Carnival is slated for Sept. 29. through Oct. 1 at 1423 E. Emma Ave. EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark.: Bikes, Blues and Barbecue runs through Saturday with main activities at the Best Western

Inn of the Ozarks. The 25th annual Corvette Weekend runs Oct. 1 through next weekend JOPLIN: Balloon Dayz runs Friday through Sunday, with hot air balloons, a flying circus and copter rides at Missouri Southern State University. GROVE, Okla.: PelicanFest Heritage Craft Day runs Saturday at the Har-Ber Village. TULSA, Okla.: Comedian Jay Leno performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa. The Tulsa State Fair opens Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 11 at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st. St. KANSAS CITY: Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and other performers will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Folly heater, 300 W. 12th St. Comedian Russell Peters performs at 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Midland Theater, 1228 Main.



Center at the University of Kansas. COLUMBIA: The Columbia Entertainment Company presents “Mary Poppins” Thursday through Sunday at 1800 Nelwood Dr. Talking Horse Productions presents Clif Morts’ play “Praying Small” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at 210 St. James St. Bruce Norris’s Pulitzer Prize winning dark comedy “Clybourne Park” is offered at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Stephens College theater.

WALNUT GROVE: The 7C’s Winery hosts its annual Meadfest on Sunday, with live music, concessions and a Renaissance faire demonstration the Shire of Oakheart. KANSAS CITY: The American Royal runs through Nov. 24 along the riverfront downtown. The Arabian Horse Show runs Thursday and Friday. The youth rodeo runs Thursday and Friday and the PRCA Rodeo runs Friday and Saturday. The 39th annual Kansas City Renaissance Festival runs weekends through Oct. 18 at the city park in Bonner Springs, Kan. COLUMBIA: The Roots ‘n Blues ‘n Barbecue Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Stephens Lake Park.

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Newtonia Fall Festival runs Saturday in the Newton County town, south of Highway 60 near Granby. The site of two Civil War era battles, the town offers a community festival with a crafts show, tour of historic sites, Civil War re-enactors and live music, as well as a community quilt show. This is a fun community gathering with activities for the whole family and a chance to glimpse into area history.


The Tulsa Symphony plays Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Yun-Chin Zhou, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and Augusta Thomas’ “Prayer Bells” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapman Music Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 110 S. Second St. A fine orchestra, the Tulsa Symphony offers only one performance per concert, and these pieces specialize in musical color. Every seat in this hall is good for a music performance.


The Civil War Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. re-enactment is planned for Friday through Sunday at the Webb Family Farm, three miles north of downtown on land surrounding the actual battlefield. Billed as possibly the largest reenactment ever in Arkansas, the event will have encampments and four actual battles, including various scenes from the history books. The events calls itself “run by reeneactors for reenactors.” An admission fee will be charged to spectators.

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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Guests at the Newtonia Fall Festival will have to opportunity to visit the Ritchey Family Cemetery, located on the grounds of the Ritchey Mansion in Newtonia. The mansion was built in the1850s and served as a headquarters for Federal officers during the historic Civil War battle. Murray Bishoff/

A group of musicians play instruments that were available 150 years ago. The group played period songs and serenades beside the Ritchey mansion during the 2011 Newtonia Fall Festival. Murray Bishoff/

Festival: Drawings done at 2:30 p.m.

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Steve and Mandy Ennis and Grandma, from Cassville, will take the stage at 11 a.m., performing a mix of bluegrass, gospel and country. For those feeling those mid-morning hunger pangs, grumbly tummies can be soothed with lunch at the Community Center. The menu features pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, salads, homemade pies and tea or coffee. King and Queen contest winners will be crowned at noon, fol-

Members of the Newtonia Betterment Association gather at the either the Baptist or Methodist churches on winter evenings to piece quilts together before deciding to build a community center to consolidate their quilting activities. With the proceeds from the first few festivals, originating four decades ago, the ladies managed to have the Community Center constructed and the remaining annual festivals have been held at that location. Murray Bishoff/

lowed by a performance from the Flyin’ Buzzards Bluegrass Band, of Purdy. At 1 p.m., festival-goers will have the opportunity to enjoy music from perennial favorites, the Keith Anderson Family, who have been sharing their gospel at the festival for 40 years. The family will also be honored as the Grand Marshal for the annual parade, which kicks off at 2 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., all chance drawing ticket sales will conclude, and

winners of the rifle, booth raffles, car show winners and parade winners will be announced. Throughout the day, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy funnel cakes, root beer floats, children’s games and a cake walk. Proceeds from the annual event will be used to maintain the community center, grounds and upkeep of the facility. For more information, people may call Cathy Sheehy at 417-850-1064.

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Clegg, Groff among fiction nominees for National Book Awards By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer

NEW YORK — Novels by Lauren Groff and Bill Clegg and a story collection by Edith Pearlman are among the 10 nominees on the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards. Man Booker finalist Hanya Yanagihara’s “A Little Life” and Adam Johnson’s “Fortune Smiles: Stories,” his first book since his Pulitzer

Prize-winning novel “The Orphan Master’s Son,” also were chosen, the National Book Foundation announced Thursday. Former National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen, whose novel “Freedom” was bypassed in 2010, missed out again this year with “Purity.” But the nominees do include an author he has befriended and encouraged to write fiction, Nell

Zink, cited for “Mislaid.” Longlists for young people’s literature, poetry and fiction were announced earlier this week, with nominees ranging from a children’s book about Malcolm X by one of his daughters to Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-selling meditation on racism and police violence, “Between the World and Me.” Judges, who include critics, booksellers and fellow




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authors, for the four competitive categories will narrow the respective lists to five nominees on Oct. 14. The winners, each of whom receives $10,000, will be announced Nov. 18 at the annual awards dinner ceremony in Manhattan. An honorary medal for lifetime achievement will be presented to Don DeLillo. Clegg’s “Did You Ever Have a Family” is the

first novel from a literary agent known for his unsettling memoir “Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man.” Pearlman, who only began receiving widespread recognition in her 70s, was a finalist in 2011 for the collection “Binocular Vision” and is a nominee this year for “Honeydew.” Groff’s portrait of marriage, “Fates and Furies,” is one of the fall’s most acclaimed works of fic-

tion, while T. Geronimo Johnson’s academic satire, “Welcome to Braggsville,” was praised in February by The Washington Post as “the most dazzling, most unsettling, most oh-myGod-listen-up novel you’ll read this year.” The other finalists are Jesse Ball’s “A Cure for Suicide,” Karen E. Bender’s “Refund” and Angela Flournoy’s “The Turner House.”

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said Wednesday. The network had previously announced that Laurence Fishburne will play writer Alex Haley, whose novel about his African-American ancestry was the basis of the original miniseries. The new project will draw on the late Haley’s book along with new research, A&E said. The

1977 ABC version was a ratings sensation. Mario Van Peebles and Bruce Beresford were added as directors for the project, which is in production in New Orleans. No air date has been announced for the “Roots” remake that will debut on the History, A&E and Lifetime channels.

Selena sang a verse a cappella during a radio interview, which was later posted on YouTube. Quintanilla says fans have been asking for a recording of the song to be released. The tune was being arranged before Selena Quintanilla-Perez was fatally shot in Corpus Christi, Texas, in March 1995. Her fan club presi-

dent was convicted in the killing and sentenced to life in prison. Quintanilla released the song on his production company’s online station Selena Q Radio.

Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose join ‘Roots’ remake cast

LOS ANGELES — Forest Whitaker and Anika Noni Rose are joining the cast of A&E Networks’ “Roots” miniseries remake. Others in the cast will include Anna Paquin, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and newcomer Malachi Kirby as the central figure Kunta Kinte, A&E

Song by Tejano star Selena released 20 years after her death The Associated Press

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A new song by Tejano star Selena has been released two decades after she was killed by her fan club president. Selena’s father, Abraham Quintanilla (keen-tah-NEE’-yah), says he found a recording of the song, “Oh No (I’ll Never Fall in Love Again),” a few weeks ago.

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Birth mom is not out of options for repaying daughter’s loan D EAR ABBY: Your advice to “Poor Birth Mother in Georgia” on June 12 — “Because the college loan agreement with your daughter was verbal and wasn’t put in writing, you don’t have a legal means to force her to assume the loan payments” — was wrong! Verbal agreements are enforced if they can be proven to be true. Even if the daughter didn’t promise to make the payments, she may be held liable for them because money provided for the benefit of another gives rise to an implied and enforceable obligation to repay it. If the statute of limitations has not run out, I think she’s got a pretty good case. Whether it’s economically feasible is another issue, as is the wisdom of getting into litigation with one’s daughter. Check with your own attorney. You made a mistake that you should correct. If you are a lawyer, you should have known better; if you’re NOT a lawyer, you should avoid giving legal advice. — ATTORNEY IN PALM DESERT, CALIF. DEAR PALM DESERT: You are not the only lawyer to say that. Attorneys nationwide wrote to point it out, and I apologize for that answer. Although I did consult an attorney who said my answer was correct, it appears we

Jeanne Phillips Dear Abby were both wrong. Read on: DEAR ABBY: Under Georgia law, ORAL agreements are enforceable. That mother could bring a lawsuit against her daughter to repay the loan. A famous Georgia case involved Ted Turner, who was sued for $281 million based on an oral agreement. A Georgia court upheld the agreement, and Turner had to pay the $281 million. — SAN FRANCISCO ATTORNEY DEAR ABBY: Although the agreement “Poor Birth Mother” had with her daughter was an oral one, there may be some documentation, albeit peripheral: email, notes, birthday cards, thank-you cards. Also, the college application and financial disclosure form may say “loan from mother” as anticipated expense payment. The writer should talk to an attorney in Georgia. — MARIETTA, GA., READER DEAR ABBY: Just the THREAT of a lawsuit may bring the daughter around. Lawsuits, sad

to say, have enormous blackmail value; the cost to defend them is so high that people settle. I’m a magna cum laude graduate and former officer of Harvard Law School, and for a few years of my misspent youth, a professor at the Northwestern University School of Law. If I were licensed in Georgia, I’d represent her, probably for free (lawyers do such things). — ATTORNEY IN IRVING, TEXAS DEAR ABBY: Tell the mother to consult her local bar association and ask if it has a pro bono (free) hotline or clinic to advise her. — TEXAS LAWYER DEAR ABBY: Have her contact Georgia’s Division of Aging and speak to Adult Protective Services. Among the things it deals with is elder abuse, which

includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect by a caregiver, self-neglect and financial exploitation. — READER IN GEORGIA

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George’s Inc. Cassville, MO is currently seeking qualified and dependable applicants for the following positions: Human Resources Supervisor (Cassville Missouri Complex) 2nd Shift (3:00PM to 1:00AM Monday through Friday) Job Requirements: • 2+ years H.R. experience at the Supervisory/Management level. • Bachelor’s Degree or PHR Certification. • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of management. • Extensive computer experience in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills. • Flexible work schedule required. Ability to travel, work overtime, holidays and weekends as required. Responsibilities: • Oversees 2nd Shift Human Resources staff. • Supervise the recruiting process and hire qualified persons for all hourly opportunities to ensure proper staffing levels. • Coordinate and conduct new employee training and orientation programs; follow-up on effectiveness; monitor programs continuously. • Assist Supervisors in dealing with hourly employee performance issues, corrective actions and separations on both shifts to insure fair and consistent practices. • Provides support in employee benefit administration, 401k, Safety, EEO, absenteeism and turnover records, and Human Resources records and reports. • Handles all Missouri Division of Employment Security unemployment claims for the 2nd and 3rd shifts to include protests, and appeals. George’s Inc is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.

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Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The wallets of America’s middle class and poorest aren’t seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty and income in the United States, said both the country’s median income and poverty rate were statistically unchanged in 2014 from the previous year. Median income — the point where half of the households have income below it and half have income above it — showed no statistically significant change, despite the small drop to $53,700 in 2014 from 2013’s $54,500. Median income is a broad measure of the economic health of the middle class. The poverty rate also showed no statistically significant change. In 2014, the poverty rate in the United States was

14.8 percent, which was the same as in 2013. The poverty rate had dropped in 2013 from 15 percent in 2012, the first such drop since 2006. There were 46.7 million people in poverty, which is also a statistically similar number from the previous four years. In 2014, a family with two adults and two children was categorized as in poverty if their income was less than $24,008. Census officials said they weren’t surprised by the flat numbers. “It’s not unusual for it not to go down two years in a row,” said Trudi J. Renwick, chief of the Poverty Statistics Branch in the bureau’s Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division. The White House focused on the fact that some of the numbers increased, though census officials noted the change was not significant. “Real median income for family households rose $408 in 2014, while real median income for non-family households also rose but over-

all median household income declined,” administration officials said in a news release. Republicans argued that the stagnating numbers reveal a need for change to the country’s welfare programs. “Our current approach to fighting poverty, though well-intended, is failing too many Americans,” said House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican. “This disappointing data, five years into an economic recovery, underscores the need for a new effort to modernize our country’s safety net programs.” The latest numbers will feed into the 2016 political debate, with both parties trying to position themselves as advocates for the middle class. The numbers may explain some of the political furor going on in the country, said Lawrence Mishel, president and CEO of the liberal Economic Policy Institute. “Anyone wondering why people in this country are

feeling so ornery need look no further than this report,” Mishel said. “Wages have been broadly stagnant for a dozen years and median household income peaked in 1999.” The Census report also showed that the number of uninsured Americans dropped in 2014, as the big coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law took effect. The share of the population uninsured the whole year was 10.4 percent, or 33 million people. When compared to 2013, nearly 9 million people gained coverage. A recent government survey that includes data from the first three months of this year shows that the uninsured rate continued to fall in 2015. The report also said: — Asian households had the highest median income in the United States at $74,300 in 2014. The median income for non-Hispanic white households was $60,300, for black households $35,400 and Hispanic households $42,500. The medi-

an income for white households decreased by 1.7 percent between 2013 and 2014, while there was no statistically significant change for black, Asian, and Hispanic households. — The 2014 median earning of men was $50,400, while the median earning for women was $39,600. Neither number was statistically different from 2013. — The median income of households maintained by the foreign-born increased 4.3 percent while the median income of households maintained by a native-born person declined 2.3 percent. The income of naturalized citizens and noncitizens were not statistically different from the year before. — The number of men and women working full-time, yearround jobs increased by 1.2 million and 1.6 million, respectively, between 2013 and 2014. Census officials said the change suggested a shift from parttime, part-year work status to full-time, year-round employment.

Wine and tapas? Taco Bell to start serving them in Chicago

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK — What kind of wine pairs best with a Chalupa? Taco Bell customers in Chicago and San Francisco will soon be able to find out. The chain says it will open a location that serves wine, beer, sangria and frozen mixed drinks in Chicago next week, marking the first time it will serve alcohol in the United States. The new restaurant will also feature trends Taco Bell says it is seeing among millennials: “tapas-style” appetizers, a mural by a local artist and an open

kitchen. “You will literally be able to see the food” before it’s prepared, said Meredith Sandland, Taco Bell’s chief development officer. “(Customers will be) able to see all the beautiful ingredients.” A similar location will open in San Francisco later this month, according to Taco Bell, which is owned by Yum Brands Inc. Aside from the alcohol and appetizers, Taco Bell says the menu will be the same as regular locations. Taco Bell isn’t alone in trying alcohol. To try and boost sales later in the

day, Starbucks has also been rolling out wine, beer and small dishes at select U.S. locations. Chipotle also serves margaritas and beer, depending on the location. The plans for the Chicago location were announced earlier this summer, although an exact opening date and other details weren’t disclosed at the time. It is just the latest evidence that traditional fastfood chains are trying to revamp their images to be more in line with changing expectations. Whether Taco Bell can make the transition

remains to be seen. In 2012, the company also introduced a line of Cantina bowls and burritos intended to compete with the Chipotle restaurant chain, but marketing for that lineup has since been changed to emphasize protein content. In addition to beer ($4), wine ($4) and sangria ($4.50), the Taco Bell location in the Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood will offer “Twisted Freezes” — frozen drinks that have rum, tequila or vodka mixed in. The latter will come in Mountain Dew Baja Blast, Cantina Punch and

Cantina Margarita varieties, and cost between $6.19 and $7.19. The restaurant will open on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The San Francisco restaurant will have beer and wine, but no sangria or mixed drinks. Taco Bell says it will be by AT&T Park and feature a patio and window where people can pick up orders. The company hasn’t said exactly when it will open. Taco Bell says the new restaurant concept reflects the “millennial trend of seeking more urban environments.” Right now, it says the

vast majority of its nearly 6,000 U.S. locations are in suburban areas, with less than 1 percent in urban neighborhoods. But Taco Bell said it planned to add 2,000 locations in the U.S. over 10 years. And Sandland said “several hundred” of them will have the design catered to city streets, with a portion of those likely serving alcohol. Restaurants that serve alcohol will be called “Taco Bell Cantina” and offer a “tapas-style menu of shareable appetizers.” They include nachos, quesadillas, chicken tenders and rolled tacos.

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