Monett Times Headlines News from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us Lawrence County Judicial Center closed due to bomb threat Employees at the Lawrence County Judicial Center received an unexpected day off from work Monday as the result of a bomb threat. According to Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter, a male subject called... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:15:08 -0500 Pierce City schools considering levy increase Members of the Pierce City School Board are seriously considering putting a proposal on the August ballot to increase the district’s operating levy. Russ Moreland, superintendent, hosted several... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:24:20 -0500 Monett hires 6 new teachers The Monett school board accepted six resignations and hired five teachers and support staff during the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday. Resignations were approved from Lindsey Overton, Central... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:23:53 -0500 Buggy science introduces MES students to insect world Students in Kathy DeLaSalle’s preschool class at Monett Elementary School have been undertaking a section on insects as part of their study of the letter “I.” Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:16:44 -0500 Drug Take Back day planned The Monett Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will host the 13th Drug Take Back event in seven years from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29 at Old Town Pharmacy, located off Hwy. 60 in... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:16:06 -0500 Monett police seeks military equipment The Monett Police Department has received permission from the Monett City Council to apply to the Law Enforcement Support Office program for surplus military equipment at no cost to the city. “This... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:15:47 -0500 LawCo DD Board in Social Security quandary Members of the Lawrence County Board for the Developmentally Disabled are asking questions concerning legal requirements for withholding Social Security for full time employees since joining the... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:11:55 -0500 Monett schools hold first evacuation, reunification drill Monett High School and the Monett Police Department participated in a mock evacuation and reunification drill on Friday, the first of its kind using recently acquired technology to explore how to run... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:09:34 -0500 Wet weekend leaves Monettans bracing for high water Rain on Friday left Monett and much of southwest Missouri in a flash flood warning, though periodic breaks kept Kelly Creek to under 1 foot in depth at the Sixth Street parking lot. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:07:41 -0500 One hurt in rollover crash near Monett One person was hurt in a rollover crash of a 2001 Ford Explorer at 4:10 p.m. Thursday on Highway H near Farm Road 2220. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:04:48 -0500 Fine tuning for a big concert sound with the OFO At rehearsal this week, 10-year-old Sophia Monroe from the Stark City area, practiced the introduction to her piece with the Ozark Festival Orchestra for Sunday’s Young Artists and Pops Concert. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:03:24 -0500 Field house renovation underway On Monday, construction crews moved in and began major interior demolition work on the field house at Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett, one of the major summer projects planned for school facilities. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:02:53 -0500 News in brief The Monett Chamber of Commerce’s planned Eggs and Issues breakfast with area lawmakers has bee rescheduled for 8 a.m. on May 26 at the Monett Museum at Fifth and Broadway. Monett Chamber Executive... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:02:36 -0500 Danny and Carolyn Boman prepare to celebrate 60 years together Danny and Carolyn Boman of Pierce City will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 27. An open house in their honor will be held on April 30. Danny Boman and Carolyn Palmer were married on... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:29 -0500 Monett student places in business competition Crowder College Business students recently attended the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Springfield. Over 200 college students from around the state competed, attempting to qualify for... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:00:03 -0500 Farmer named to Evangel Dean's List Mackenzie LeeAnn Farmer, daughter of Kevin and Jacquie Farmer of Verona, nas been named to the fall 2016 Dean's List at Evangel University in Springfield. Farmer is a sophomore majoring in allied... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:59:49 -0500 Scott Tech welding students compete and place in Springfield competition Welding students from Scott Tech recently competed in the Midwest Technical Institute welding competition in Springfield. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:59:20 -0500 Purdy names Art students of the Month April’s Artists of the Month at the Purdy school district for kindergarten through sixth grade have been announced by art teacher Freda Wolf. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:57:43 -0500 MHS art teacher wins first place among teachers’ exhibits Monett High School art teacher Lynn Morin won first place in the art educators exhibit at the Missouri Art Education Association’s conference on April 7 and 8. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:52:42 -0500 Monett earns 13th win of season The Monett offense stung the ball hard on Wednesday, but was only able to generate two runs on the board. Luckily, sophomore Corey Spain allowed just one run, and Ian Meyer slammed the door shut in... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:51:06 -0500 Cubs lead all-star football rosters The 16th Annual Grin Iron Classic has released its 2017 rosters, and several area players have made the cut. Monett Head Coach Derrek Uhl will coach the West All-Star team, and he will be joined by... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:50:30 -0500 Cubs host home tourney April 26 With a home tennis tournament looming on Wednesday, the Monett tennis team is hoping to turn the corner and finish near the top. On Tuesday, the Cubs fell to Carthage, 7-2, but showed signs of... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:49:13 -0500 Murray Bishoff: New beginnings, if you dare These past two weeks, we have watched some interesting exercises in democracy as new city leaders and school board members have been sworn into office. The proverbial “changing of the guard” has... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:41:15 -0500 Colleen Marie Pugh Colleen Marie (Donnelly) Pugh, 43, of Freistatt, Mo., was called home by her Heavenly Father on April 20, 2017, following a sudden illness. Colleen was born on October 27, 1973, in Mount Clemens,... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:39:50 -0500 June Henry Evelyn “June” Henry, 81, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Thursday, April 20. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:39:06 -0500 Samuel Pendergrass Samuel Pendergrass, died on Monday, April 17. A memorial service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon will be held at 6:30 p. m. on Thursday, April 27 at the Covenant... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:37:58 -0500 Louise Shultz Mary Louise Shultz, 76, of Cassville, died Thursday, April 20. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:37:20 -0500 Monett renews contract for economic development The Monett City Council has renewed its contract with the Kansas City-based consulting firm MarksNelson, previously known as Community EDGE, for economic development services. MarksNelson works with... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:40:33 -0500 It is a walk in the park Tuesday’s warm temperatures proved to be irresistible to some folks, who chose to enjoy their afternoon at Pierce City’s South Park. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:39:55 -0500 Six Monett FFA students advance to annual state competition Six students from the Monett High School FFA program are competing at the annual Missouri FFA conference at the University of Missouri in Columbia this week. A tunnel send-off was offered for the... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:39:33 -0500 Arkansas man hurt in Hwy. 60 crash east of Monett An Arkansas man was the only person injured in a three-car wreck on Wednesday at 8:40 p.m. on Highway 60 at Farm Road 1100, half a mile east of Monett. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:39:08 -0500 Verona man injured in wreck A Verona man was injured in a wreck on Tuesday at 3:45 a.m. on Farm Road 2210, 1.9 miles west of Verona. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Jonathan Moore, 28, of Verona, was... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:38:54 -0500 Cassville man seriously injured in wreck A Cassville man was injured Thursday in a wreck at 2:15 a.m. on Highway 248, half a mile east of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dale Roller, 48, of Cassville, was... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:38:42 -0500 New board members sworn in at Monett Incoming Monett School Board Members Jeff Carr, Jim Randall and Darren Bass were sworn in by Board Secretary Lonna Norman Tuesday. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:38:16 -0500 Monett School Board says goodbye to Beckett, Gaspar Outgoing Monett School Board Members Dave Beckett and outgoing Board President Ken Gaspar shared a laugh Tuesday after being recognized by the district for their years of service on the board. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:37:40 -0500 News in brief Pickleball, a cross between ping pong, badminton and tennis, played on a 20x44 foot court, will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon on April 22 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:36:59 -0500 Eagles win home meet Pierce City track takes a full head of steam into Tuesday’s Cub Relays at Monett after winning the Eagles Invitational. The Eagles had 13 placers in their first-place finish, while the Lady Eagles... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:35:57 -0500 13 rule changes MSHSAA proposed Voting members of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) are considering 13 rule changes for the 2018-2019 school year. Normally, the ballot items clarify rules or clean up... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:35:38 -0500 Doris Ryder Doris Mae Ryder passed away Wednesday, April 19, in Monett. She is survived by her brother; a son, Harold Jackson; two daughters. Martha Stricklin and Susan Murphy; four grandchildren, Elizabeth... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:34:37 -0500 Lawson Cox Lawson Curtis Cox, 76, of Marionville, died Monday, April 17 at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at the Williams Funeral Home in... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:32:40 -0500 Bert Catron, Jr. Bert Catron Jr., 95, of Branson West, formerly of Aurora, died Monday, April 17, at the Wedgewood Gardens Assisted Living Facility. A graveside service under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:32:15 -0500 Linda Newell Linda Sue Newell, 76, of Cassville, died Sunday, April 16, at Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at Blessing Heights Worship Center... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:31:56 -0500 Lady Cubs positioning for title T he Monett girls track team invades Cassville on Thursday in hopes of securing its third top-two finish of the season. The Lady Cubs are fresh off of a second place achievement at East Newton, where... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:29:05 -0500 Monett schools launch major summer projects The Monett school board has committed to an ambitious plan of $2.1 million in facilities improvements over the summer, tackling several difficult areas where board members have previously hesitated.... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:18:23 -0500 Purdy mayor calls for 90-day plan Bo Prock, at his first meeting as the new mayor of Purdy, proposed undertaking new initiatives that paved the way for more active involvement in the community by city leaders. Prock presented... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:18:16 -0500 Purdy schools seeking to fill administration, teaching slots The Purdy school district is looking for an administrator, three teachers and a counselor for the coming school year. Superintendent Steven Chancellor said that the district is seeking a new... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:18:01 -0500 Decor makes studying fun at Central Park library On a typical day at Central Park Elementary School in Monett, students set to work in the library on various projects, surrounded by a jungle-themed room full of stuffed animals suspended from the... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:02:23 -0500 Swimming pool green light awaiting council action The Monett City Council will move forward with plans for a new municipal swimming pool and for adding columbariums at the Monett IOOF Cemetery during the monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:02:10 -0500 Prock assumes duties as new mayor in Purdy A new shape for the Purdy government developed last week, as the city council reorganized and one council member resigned. Bo Prock, who has served on the council since 2015, was sworn in as the new... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:01:57 -0500 Spawning spuds in the Ozarks Growing vegetables may not be a simple science, but with the expertise of a village of University of Missouri Extension specialists, it's not rocket science either. Take potatoes, for instance, a... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:01:42 -0500 Pete Rauch honored for years with Monett road district Pete Rauch stepped down from service on the Monett Special Road District this week after 16 years of service. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:01:20 -0500 Scott Tech director speaks to Young Professionals David Miller, director of Scott Tech, speaks at Scott Tech for the Monett Young Professionals Network on Tuesday. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:01:01 -0500 National Technical Honor Society members inducted Installation ceremonies were recently held for the school year for new members of the National Technical Honor Society at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. Sixty new members joined the... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:43 -0500 News in brief The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity will hold its second annual Trivia Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 5 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church fellowship hall. Pizza, salad and soft drinks will... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:00:27 -0500 Jared Lankford: A well-deserved honor There is a saying in sports that the truly great athletes make their game look easy. I often reflect on this statement when I watch golf. It is nothing for a professional to eye a 10-foot, uphill... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:59:16 -0500 Joyce Phillips Joyce Fern (Bumgarner) Phillips, 84, of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, April 16 at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. Visitation will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:58:46 -0500 Doug McCasland, III Don Douglas “Doug” McCasland, III, 51, of Seligman, died Sunday, April 16. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at First Baptist Church in Seligman, under direction of Fohn... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:58:29 -0500 Terry Marshall Terry B. Marshall, 55, of Exeter, died Thursday, April 13 at Cox South Hospital, in Springfield. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:58:15 -0500 Keith Lucas Keith Lucas, 62, of Pierce City, died April 15 at Cox Hospital South in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Pierce City. Arrangements... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:57:58 -0500