All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its regularly scheduled stops on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.

The Ash Grove, Fair Grove, Library Station and Midtown branch libraries will not have phone service on Thursday, May 25, due to maintentance. Please call (417) 882-0714 for assistance.

Colonel Foster Presents Awards

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June 25, 1942. Colonel George Foster presented Purple Heart Medals “for having spilled your blood in actual combat with the enemy in defense of your country� to Corporal Roy N. Byers, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, Private Leonard G. Luckey, Saginaw, Michigan, Private Harold Lenburg, Flint Lake, Indiana, Private Lawrence D. Carey, Burlington, Massachusetts. and Private Louis J. Byrd, Minneapolis, Minnesota. All five veterans were wounded during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941.

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