Monett, MO Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Urbain Jean Joseph Le Verrier was born in Saint-Lô, France back in 1811 to Louis-Baptiste and Marie-Jeanne.  He studied at École Polytechnique in chemistry.  He switched to astronomy, particularly celestial mechanics.  After graduation he accepted a job at the Paris Observatory.  Spending most of his professional life there he became director from 1854-1870 and again from 1873-1877.In 1846, he became a member of the French Academy of Sciences and in 1855, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, his name is one of the 72 names inscribed on the Eiffel Tower.What you may not know about Urbain is that in 1846 he predicted the existence of the then unknown planet Neptune, using only mathematics and astronomical observations of the known planet Uranus.   Usin...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
William Myron Keck was born back in 1880.  His father left home to work in the oil fields, so he started selling sandwiches and candy on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to support his mother. Later on, he found work as a roustabout with an oil company in Pennsylvania.  Later he made his way to California where he worked as a speculator drilling oil wells.He struck oil in Hunting Beach and Kettleman Hill oil fields.  At the height of the oil boom in th 1920’s in Los Angeles, he was the only wildcatter to purchase a lease on 300 acres of Andrew Joughin’s farm outside of Torrance.  He died in 1964, he was 84.What you may not know about William is that in 1921 he founded the Superior Oil Company in Coalinga, California. In 1954, he founded the W.M. Keck Foundation one of the largest philanthr...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ludwig Kasner was born in Posen, Prussia German Empire back in 1896 to Ludwik and Anna. In 1915, during WWI he was drafted into the German Army and fought on the western front before being taken prisoner of war in France.  After his release he joined the Polish Blue Army which fought for Polish independence on the side of the Entente Powers.After the Treaty of Versailles, he opted for German citizenship and relocated to Berlin. He worked for the Berlin Police, last in Berlin’s Pankow district reaching the rank of “chief watch master”, the most senior constable rank.  He died in 1959, he was either 62 or 63.What you may not know about Ludwig is that he was the paternal grandfather of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Ronald Karel was born in Istanbul, Turkey back in 1953.  He holds dual French-Turkish citizenship.  Even as a child he knew what he wanted to do (I like this guy, he sounds like me).  His desire was to pursue a career in meteorological weather forecasting.  For whatever reason he received huge criticism from his family for wanting to make a career out of weather forecasting.Regardless he pursued his dreams.  He continued studying meteorological sciences on his own.  He visited organizations like UNESCO (Paris), Imperial College London, University of Jessieu (Paris), New York University, Russian Academy of Sciences, NOAA (Bolder, Colorado) and travelled to many countries in Europe to convince researchers about his findings.  For 30 years his theory was rejected until the early 1980’s whe...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Raymond Lewis Johnson was born in Alice, Texas in 1943.  He attended school in a small schoolhouse with four different grades in each of its two rooms.  He earned a National Merit Scholarship attending the University of Texas at Austin.  After completing his undergraduate studies, he went to Rice University.After graduation, he obtained a position at the University of Maryland, College Park as. Mathematics professor. He served as a mentor to 23 doctoral students.  he remained at Maryland for 40 years.  In 2015, he won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.  He is currently professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, College Park and an adjunct professor of mathematics at Rice University.What you may not know about Raymond is that h...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
Best Wedding entrance by a Willis child in the month of August.  The award goes to SARAH! When one has four children she learns to do qualifying statements! Youngest daughter, Sarah, exchanged vows with her new hubby, our new son-in-law, Nick on  August 14th.  (It never matters how 'old' they get she is still our youngest!) I thought my readers might enjoy seeing a bit of the 'opening ceremony'. Yes, I made the flowers. No, this was not the rehearsal (they didn't do one).  I hope all our your weddings are as fun.  Best wishes to the new couple.  His mom and I are still fighting over who got the better end of the deal.  I think we won by adding Nick, she thinks they did by getting Sarah.  For now we will just be happy for the union and share the both of them.  
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
While Lane and Karlee enjoy "playing" at the park, they are serious about their grandma's business. Monett City Park is a favorite place to gather with friends and family.  Even during our 'off' time we are available for our clients.  I was on the phone with a buyer when I over heard the above converation and had to get a picture. I can't wait till the kiddos get their liscense and join my business!
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
Have you ever just wanted a site that would let you see what is for sale with out having to sign in and give your blood type? Here you go- if you are wanting to check out the Real Estate market in MONETT, MO and just aren't ready to commit to working with an agent- this is your chance to 'SEE' for yourself what is 'out there' No strings attached- the website is set up to allow searches that are updated daily. Now of course if you 'SEE" something you would like more info on, then give me a holler. If you want to set up a custom search using other criteria important to you, you may do so by signing in- Monett MO- Where Do You Want to BE?  
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
Dear Friends of the Horseshoe Theatre-Monett, This is a last minute reminder for your   chance to see our last two GREAT shows for the year 2010.    Saturday June 19th at 2 pm yes that's 2 (two)  pm, ALAN YOUNG & Friends will be performing a Fund Raiser  for the Horseshoe Theatre and me to pay some outstanding bills and I will be closing the Horseshoe for the rest of the year with plans to reopen next year in May of 2011.    Joining Alan for this special Fundraiser will be Corky Dow Tom Willis Berry Wynn and 9 time Award Winning Dobro Player Joe Smith.    the public is invited and This Special Show will be FREE (but Donations are gratefully accepted)             In any case we want everyone to attend that has the time to enjoy this talented young man and his friends, especially families...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
 We have a very exciting couple of days in our family.  Favorite Oldest Son and his wife, delivered a beautiful baby girl early, early Thursday morning. (6-3-10) Breely Grace Willis arrived at 12:55 AM (what's up with that?) and weighed in at 8lbs.  She measured 21 1/4".  Normally when I get to do a good 'Out and About' I give kuddos to all the parties involved.  Since I have not had a chance to check with the Doc to see if she wants her name 'out there' I will just say- great job! Kelly's good friend Karen was amazing with her coaching skills (this is her second assist with a Willis baby). I was blessed to get to stay and 'be there' but not allowed to 'touch' anything.  The daddy got to cut the cord. (is that practicing without a license?) Baby is doing great and hopes to come home tod...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
No one was injured in the storm that went through Monett on May 13th.  The clean up and rebuilding is being worked on. Several businesses along the path of the tornado suffered damage.  Pizza Hut took a direct hit.  For more info on how to prepare and survive a tornado check out this link. Stay safe- cw
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
Just a shout out to my readers that if you are in the area and looking for a great place to grab a bite, Steve is back in business! The storm damage from last week is being taken care of and his doors are open!  Steve is getting it all under control.  The clean up is underway.  For more info on how to survive a storm in MO click this link.
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
The metal has been delivered and the frame is going up! I am so excited with how much has gotten done today.   It will be fun to see the reaction of church members when they get to services this evening.  Last time we met there was just a big pile of beams on the ground.  It is coming along!--  cw
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
Could have made this post a WORDLESS- you know a picture is worth a thousand anyway. Shouts out to KAY Concrete of Monett 417-235-3628 for the awesome job on the floor pour. The crew had the pad poured for our new Auditorium first thing Tuesday morning.  I snuck in a couple of shots to share before heading to crash a 1st grade Holiday Party.        I have to say I am so proud of how our Contractor is working so well with the Subs.  This project is flying along.  We should be seeing walls up soon.   Great Day and Great Progress- I didn't even have to wear boots!-   Merry Christmas- let's take a couple of days off-   cw
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
 The first time we visited the church in Monett was in 1986.  We came to town for a family wedding.  The fellowship building was used as the site for the reception.  If I remember right the trees out front were a bit smaller then. We moved to Monett in 1995.  Our family has been blessed to have opportunity to worship and work with the church while living here.  This post is a little 'shout out' of "way to go" for the building project that is underway.  The Church is know for its Missions works in other countries.  It is nice to know that this building rehab will allow them to continue to work with others to do the things that bring comfort and joy.   The inside of the building was completely taken back to the block walls.  A local builder was contracted to do the roof work.  Insulation ...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
I have had several people request that I blog about the progress on our building.  I don't want to do a twenty part series or anything grand but do want to share a couple of the latest goings on: As a disclaimer, I am not an historian, even though I have been actively following the process and doing my part to add to the chaos, I have not been taking notes as to dates or times.  I am doing well to get photos and have an idea as to the month they were taken in. The pictures I want to share today were all from this month. (Dec-09) It has been a busy one--The main building has gotten a new roof, blown on insulation, upgraded electrical wiring and a lot of other things done to it.  I am thrilled to share a couple of my favorite shots: drag your cursor over the picture for a brief descriptio...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
My son call me this morning to say that the auction down the road had a couple of quilts at it. He also said, there was no need to go b/c it was all stuff I already had. (yeah right!) There were a lot of people that showed up to buy mostly b/c of the antiques that were available. After seeing how high the items were selling for I resolved that I was NOT going to be bringing anything home. I watched at least a couple of dozen different ladies fondle this top and comment. I figured it would be out of my price range fairly fast. I was hoping that I could at least get a bid in to say I ‘tried' I called our son and asked him to run by my house and grab the camera, I was hoping to a few pictures to remember the ‘one that got away' He showed up just as I won the bid on a couple of boxes of ba...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
I received the nicest e-mail from a local gal.  Jeannine is gearing up for another 'show' featuring local artists.  Of course I am invited and am extending my personal invite to you. This show will include a variety of works ranging from traditional to the un-traditional (you will have to see for yourself).  Paintings, Print Work, and Photography will be displayed.  The show begins at 7pm on Friday the 7th of August and goes into 9pm. The Grafitti wall will be up for those that want to add to it- I love it- a CHERYL has been here moment. Come out and see your favorites.  Jared Ratley, Layra Alvaraz, Lindsey Anderson, Dianne Baum, Allen J. Miller, Steve Brock, Bob Logan, John Bremer, and Mandy Botlick. The Gallery is located at 207 3rd street, downtown Monett.  See ya this Friday at 7:00...
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
As they say:  For the rest of the story............ click here! And you thought all I did was quilt in my spare time......(this my favorite oldest grandson trying on the mascot costume for our VBS)  the dog also has debut at several birthday parties..  be good  cheryl(it's harder to get 50 words than you think)willis  
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By Cheryl Willis, MO Broker - Mt Vernon, Monett, Aurora, Barry & Law
(RE/MAX Solutions- OZARK MISSOURI)
To make a short story long- I had a client reschedule this morings appointment and decided to sneak in a hair cut with my "Found Time".  I googled Perfect Images looking for a phone number and got everything to pull up but what I wanted.  I know the perfect solution-  I will post my story and with the power of google and my AR branding, I will now have their number in the first slot. Knowing me I will memorize the number and not have to look it up again- just kidding  Good News is that it will be "out there" for the next person looking for a quick trim. *Couldn't decided to use a picture of my new "DO" or their new building-  BUILDING WINS  
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