Monett Times Headlines News from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us Deputy injured while pursuing burglary suspect A Lawrence County deputy received minor injuries after being struck head-on by a fleeing burglary suspect driving a stolen car. Deputies received dispatches to two burglary calls in the Mt. Vernon... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:18:46 -0500 LawCo prosecutor worried about losing funding “We’ve got to pass this, or we’re just sunk,” said Don Trotter, Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney. Trotter was speaking about the proposed law enforcement sales tax that will be put before voters... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:50:31 -0500 Chamber Foundation plans new programs The Monett Chamber of Commerce will see activity for the coming year on two fronts: its traditional events and services, and more programs operating under the umbrella of the Chamber Foundation.... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:50:26 -0500 Transition and Resource Expo draws crowd to Scott Tech The seventh annual Transition and Resource Expo attracted an estimated 200 people with disabilities or facing life-changing physical circumstances to the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett on... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:50:18 -0500 Lawmakers weigh in on proposed law enforcement tax Lawrence County residents will decide at the polls on April 4 whether to approve a half-cent law enforcement tax to help fund various branches of public safety. Local legislators said while they are... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:48:55 -0500 Holocaust survivor recounts historic horrors for Monett schools Rachel Miller, a Holocaust survivor who lost most of her family at the hands of the Nazis in World War II, recounted her story in Monett this week, making presentations at both Monett Middle School... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:47:13 -0500 Monett School Board questionnaire: Jim Randall 1. With meetings, committees, research and other requirements as a school board member, how do you plan to manage your time to ensure all requirements are met? As an attorney, adequate time... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:46:48 -0500 Monett School Board questionnaire: Jeff Carr 1. With meetings, committees, research and other requirements as a school board member, how do you plan to manage your time to ensure all requirements are met? If I were to be elected this year to... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:46:21 -0500 Monett School Board questionnaire: Darren Bass 1. With meetings, committees, research and other requirements as a school board member, how do you plan to manage your time to ensure all requirements are met? I have been honored to serve on this... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:45:55 -0500 Monett School Board questionnaire: Ken Gaspar 1. With meetings, committees, research and other requirements as a school board member, how do you plan to manage your time to ensure all requirements are met? Like any other commitment in which one... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:45:15 -0500 News in brief The Monett Ministerial Association will host a weekly series of seven Lenten services at noon on Wednesdays. The next service will be held on March 29 at the Monett Community Church, 2101 E.... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:43:24 -0500 Students attend digital citizenship training Pierce City Middle School students, from left, Kaylie Bueller, Gavin King, Jason Garner, L.J. Witt and Kyle Pham were selected to attend Digital Citizenship training to learn the basics of digital... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:42:03 -0500 Pierce City band program shines Pierce City's band instructor, Bobbie Adams, has much to be proud of with her students, and rightly so. Pierce City band students shined brightly at various competitions and performances in recent... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:41:34 -0500 Scott Tech state qualifiers announced Students at the Scott Regional Technology Center engaged in a variety of activities in the quarterly Powerbytes professional development assembly. The SkillsUSA meeting started out introducing and... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:41:01 -0500 Monett band students advance to state Monett High School band members in ensembles and solos qualified to advance to state competition at district contests held at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:39:21 -0500 Monett choir students head to state Nine Monett High School choir students qualified for state at district contests held at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:38:25 -0500 Elementary Students of the Week named Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristics of being safe as Students of the Week for March 20. Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:37:38 -0500 Speed leads Monett to wins Anyone looking for a sign that the Monett girls soccer team is a force to be dealt with need look no further than a 2-1 decision over Carthage on Thursday. The Lady Cubs (3-2) are off to their best... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:36:24 -0500 Monett chews up Neosho track If the Neosho Warm-Up track meet on Tuesday is any indication of what is in store for the Monett boys and girls squads, fans may want to take note and attend some meets. Five teams went to Neosho to... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:35:48 -0500 Purdy golfer Wilson aces way into school history It’s something nearly every golfer has bragged about, but only a few have achieved. It’s the equivalent to scoring the winning touchdown or hitting the game winning home run — the elusive hole in... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:34:09 -0500 Murray Bishoff: Echoing the roar of the crowd This week, we saw more of what the Monett High School Performing Arts Center is going to really mean to Monett. The visit by the Harding University Chorus from Searcy, Ark., was one of those... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:33:51 -0500 Bethel Smith Bethel Lorene Smith, 93, of Shell Knob, died Wednesday, March 22. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery at... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:33:29 -0500 Marilyn Boesche Marilyn A. Boesche, 81, of Holiday Island, Ark., died Wednesday, March 22. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs,... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:33:14 -0500 Verona voters prepare to choose new mayor Voters in Verona will have a choice between two candidates on April 4 for mayor. Campaigning for the position is firefighter, former policeman and first-time office seeker Joseph Heck; and three-year... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:33:08 -0500 ‘The skies are not cloudy all day’ for first-grade singers First-graders at Monett Elementary School gave a join concert before a capacity crowd at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center on Tuesday. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:30:51 -0500 Vehicle catches fire after wreck A Mt. Vernon man was injured Wednesday in a wreck at 6:14 p.m., five miles west of Halltown. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, David Rose, 22, of Mt. Vernon, was driving a 2013... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:30:40 -0500 LCDD board awards grants The Lawrence County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled approved $22,361.96 in grant requests in March. The first, while technically not a grant request, came from the Missouri Department of... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:30:27 -0500 Scooter, pickup crash results in major injuries A Monett man received substantial injuries in a pre-dawn crash between a scooter and a pickup truck in Monett. According to Police Sergeant Dennis Camp, Scott Aldridge, 22, was driving a 2014 Buddy... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:29:54 -0500 2 injured in wreck on Farm Road 2130 Two Mt. Vernon men were injured Wednesday in a wreck at 3:45 p.m. on Farm Road 2130, 0.4 miles west of Route H. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Daniel Clark, 21, of Mt. Vernon,... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:29:42 -0500 Sportsman’s League hosts annual wild game feed Members of the Monett Sportsman’s League hosted their annual wild Thursday, March 16, at the league’s facility, south of Monett. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:28:56 -0500 News in brief The Monett Ministerial Association will host a weekly series of seven Lenten services at noon on Wednesdays. The next service will be held on March 29 at the Monett Copmmunity Church, 2101 E.... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:28:43 -0500 Golubski, Skiles named among state’s best The final and most prestigious awards were officially released on Wednesday with the revealing of the Missouri High School Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams. Two area stars, both... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:27:12 -0500 Cubs still working to fine tune diamond approach A win is a win, and the Cubs were happy to escape a valiant effort by Pierce City with a 4-3 decision on Tuesday. Monett (3-0) is still fine tuning its approach in the field and at the plate.... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:26:29 -0500 LaSalle returns to coach football at alma mater East Newton High School is once again looking for a football coach after Jamie LaSalle resigned on Wednesday. LaSalle has agreed to become the football and softball coach at his alma mater Miller... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:26:07 -0500 Women’s Golf League to organize on Tuesday The Tuesday Ladies Golf League in Monett will have an organizational meeting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Angus Branch Steakhouse on Chapell Drive, east of Walmart. The breakfast will be the kickoff... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:57 -0500 Umpires needed for summer youth leagues Anyone interested in umpiring this summer for the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League should contact Jack Williams ( no later than today. There will be an umpire... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:44 -0500 Anthony Anderson Anthony Edward Anderson, 66, of Crane, Mo., passed from this life to his eternal home in Heaven on Monday evening, March 20, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Tony, as he was called by... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:22 -0500 Rene Coley Rene Coley, 76, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life to her eternal home in Heaven on Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, while at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, Mo. Rene was born on February... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:25:07 -0500 Darrel Harris Sweet are the Memories that Never Fade- Darrel Lee Harris, long-time resident and loving husband of Virginia Harris, adored father of Sherri Selman, Brad Harris and Shelly Fox, and treasured... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:47 -0500 Oleta Doennig Oleta Perkins Doennig, 98, of Edina, Minn., formerly of Aurora, died Monday, March 20 at the Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. A private burial will be held at the McCormick St. John’s Cemetery... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:34 -0500 Dana Harris Dana Diann Harris, 62, of Monett, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died Monday, March 20, at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:20 -0500 Mary O’Connell Mary Freda O’Connell, 96, of Aurora, died Monday, March 20 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24 at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora. Burial will... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:24:06 -0500 Monett Children’s Center sees steady year in 2016 The Children’s Center of the Ozarks, serving child abuse and neglect victims in Barry and Lawrence counties, completed 2016 with very similar numbers of clients served and cases worked to 2015, with... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:57 -0500 Purdy R-2 bonds approved for sale Bonds for the $2.3 million construction project at the Purdy school district will likely go on sale next week. Purdy School Board members passed a “Go to Market” authorization for the sale of tax... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:38 -0500 A perfect day for outdoor play With temperatures soaring into the 80s, both children and adults clamored Monday for the opportunity to get outdoors. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:25:10 -0500 ELL students launch drive to fund scholarship Students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program at both Monett Elementary and Monett Central Park Elementary schools have entered on an ambitious project to create products that can be sold... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:24:24 -0500 Monett man charged after slashing tire A Monett man has been charged with a felony and three misdemeanors after a domestic dispute where he allegedly slashed a tire on the victim’s vehicle and was later found to be in possession of... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:24:09 -0500 Flyin’ Buzzards draw crowd at Monett Legion The popular bluegrass and folk music ensemble the Flyin’ Buzzards, augmented by fiddle playing by Tony Hinkle, left, played for a crowd of around 70 on Saturday at the American Legion Home. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:23:38 -0500 News in brief The Monett High School Class of 1962 will hold a planning meeting for its reunion at 6:30 p.m. on March 23 at the home of Patsy and Mike Wilks, 419 W. Dunn. For additional information, people may... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:23:21 -0500 Lady Cubs making noise on the pitch After watching their male counterparts take second in the state last fall, members of the Monett girls soccer team are looking to make some noise themselves this spring. Since Friday, the team has... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:22:22 -0500 Offensive woes mount for diamond Eagles It is often the little things that drive coaches crazy in sports. On Monday, Joshua Hughes, Purdy baseball coach, expressed this sentiment to his team after a 7-1 loss to Cassville dropped the Eagles... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:02:06 -0500 Melvin Jaques Melvin Lyle Jaques, 83, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Green Country Care Center. Born at home in Sapulpa, Okla., to Oscar and Thelma Jaques, he was... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:01:43 -0500 Christine Davis Christine Davis, 97, of Monett, Mo., passed away peacefully at home on Monday morning, March 20, 2017. Christine was born on September 3, 1919, in Purdy, Mo., daughter of the late Orville “Dutch”... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:33 -0500 Avenell Carter Avenell Carter, 82, of Shell Knob, died Monday, March 20. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Shell Knob Church of Christ, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:00:10 -0500 Ida Downs-Painter Ida Belle Downs-Painter, 78, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, March 19, at her daughter’s home. A funeral service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon will be held at 2:00... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:54 -0500 Randy Pendleton Randall Leon “Randy” Pendleton, 57, of Mt. Vernon, died Saturday, March 18, at his home. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at the... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:59:37 -0500 Man injured in Hwy. Z wreck A Merriam Woods man was injured Monday in a wreck at 5:40 p.m. on Highway Z, seven miles east of Monett. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Mario Zaccone, 37, of Merriam Woods, was... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:39:39 -0500 Arrest made for robbery at Herd’s Convenience Store A Monett man suspected of robbing the Herd’s Convenience Store in Monett with a handgun in February was arrested in Oklahoma on Friday. Jason Withnell, 36, of Monett, is charged with first-degree... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:39:27 -0500 Preschoolers being screened at Central Elementary Gustavo Ibarra, 5, had to concentrate hard on counting backward from 10 for Carol Jones, Parents as Teachers screening coordinator, as part of the pre-school and kindergarten screening process taking... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:37:14 -0500 New assistant principal named at Monett High School Stephanie Heman, a school administrator working in the Webb City school district, has been named as the new assistant principal at Monett High School for the 2017-2018 school year. According to... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:36:40 -0500 Purdy man hurt in wreck A Purdy man was injured Saturday in a wreck at 7:02 a.m. on Farm Road 1070, one mile north of Monett. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Omar Cortez, 26, of Purdy, was driving a... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:36:27 -0500 2 injured in wreck north of Pierce City Two Wentworth residents were injured Sunday in a wreck at 6 a.m. on Highway 97, two miles north of Pierce City. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Tony Raley, 22, of Wentworth, was... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:36:16 -0500 Shell Knob woman injured in crash on Hwy. 248 A Shell Knob woman was injured Friday in a wreck at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 248, six miles north of Shell Knob. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Josie McGrane, 46, of Shell Knob, was... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:36:04 -0500 Making forensic magic happen Members of Cub Scout Pack No. 140, of Monett, made forensic magic happen as School Resource Officer Jay Jastal led them through the basics of fingerprinting at the Monett Police Department on... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:34:54 -0500 Foot-kickin’ bluegrass fun for baby at Legion concert It was a foot-kicking affair for 4-month-old Mia Hope Hatten, attending her first bluegrass concert by the Flyin’ Buzzards at the Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Home in Monett on Saturday. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:34:13 -0500 Harding University Chorus provides concert in Monett The 58-member Harding University Chorus from Searcy, Ark., gave a concert an a cappella music on Saturday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:33:01 -0500 News in brief The Monett Historical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the new museum, 422 E. Broadway. Ralph Scott will speak about coming to the Monett school district 60 years ago... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:32:30 -0500 Cubs welcome Eagles to town Monett puts its perfect record on the line today as the Cubs (2-0) welcome their neighbors from the west, Pierce City (0-1) in baseball action. “I like playing our neighbor school,” said Michael... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:31:30 -0500 Eagles invade Monett today It is neighbor versus neighbor as Pierce City (0-1) invades Monett today for varsity baseball action. “Monett has a great Class 4 baseball program,” said B.J. Curry, Pierce City coach. “I think these... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:30:17 -0500 Jason Purvis October 12, 1978, to March 12, 2017………… Now, for anybody that knew Jason, that is pretty much all he would feel needed to be said. He was a “No Fuss, Get to the Point” kind of guy. That being said,... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:30:01 -0500 Christine Davis Christine Davis, 97, of Monett, died her at home on Monday, March 20. Services are pending at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, 301 Euclid Ave, Monett. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:29:54 -0500 Mary Geiser Mary Ann Geiser of Conway, Ark., formerly of Wentworth, died Saturday, March 18. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Rosemont Baptist Church in Niceville, Fla. Online obituary is... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:29:40 -0500 Arthur Rumsey Arthur Richard Rumsey, 90, of Aurora, died Thursday, March 16, at the Mercy Hospital in Aurora. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:29:24 -0500