Monett Times Headlines News from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us Monett woman injured in Wentworth wreck A Monett woman was injured sunday in a wreck at 5:40 p.m. on Highway J at the Wentworth city limits. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Tyler Potter, 18, of Wentworth, was driving a... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:02:44 -0600 Monett man injured in wreck near Granby A Monett man was injured Sunday in a wreck at 9:35 p.m. on Highway 60 at Turtle Drive, four miles east of Granby in Newton County. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Jordan... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:04:56 -0600 2 injured in wreck north of Cassville Two people were injured Sunday in a wreck at 7:28 p.m. on Business 37, half a mile north of Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Robert Presley, 33, of Stotts City, was... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:04:16 -0600 Motorcycle wreck injures Miller man A Miller man was injured Sunday in a wreck at 8:47 a.m. on Farm Road 1120, one mile south of Miller. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Harry Peek, 46, of Ozark, was driving a 2005... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:03:27 -0600 Aurora woman hurt in Hwy. 97 wreck An Aurora woman was injured Saturday in a wreck at 10 p.m. on Highway 97, 3.5 miles north of Pierce City. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Kirstie Swisher, 20, of Aurora, was... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:03:02 -0600 Cubs roar to 4th at state COLUMBIA — One year after being shut out of the championship round, the Monett wrestling team sent a resounding message that the program is back, earning a fourth-place team finish and two individual... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:05:45 -0600 Hoover takes reins of Mustangs The Monett football team will need to replace its quarterbacks and running backs coach in the upcoming season, as Kellen Hoover was named the head coach at McDonald County. “It was a hard choice,”... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:36:27 -0600 Municipal court shows drop in cases in 2016 Cases in Monett Municipal Court took an upswing in 2016, the first year at J. Edward Sweeney served as judge, though the disposition of cases stayed largely in line with what the court has seen over... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:35:06 -0600 Spring-like weather draws children outdoors On a bright pleasant day like Friday, children at Monett Elementary School leaped for the opportunity to romp outdoors Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:34:18 -0600 Technology strategies aid Monett learning This year, teachers in the Monett school district have explored new technology programs using innovative ways to instruct math and English skills. According to Assistant Superintendent Mike Evans,... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:33:44 -0600 Jack Henry reports 5 percent revenue rise Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates announced a 5 percent increase in revenue in the last quarter of 2016, compared to the previous year, in its latest financial report. The technology company... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:33:28 -0600 University choir from Arkansas to sing in Monett By Murray Bishoff A touring choir from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., will perform at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:32:50 -0600 Historic attraction to host second annual car show People may begin marking their calendars for the second annual Show Off Your Ride car, truck and motorcycle show, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Gay Parita, located three miles west of... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:32:33 -0600 News in brief The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, at Monett City Hall. The meeting will be held at day later than a typical Monday due to President’s Day. The Kings... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:32:20 -0600 Arvest Ranked among SBA’s Leading Lenders JOPLIN – Arvest Bank, with branches in Monett, Aurora and Cassville, continued to be a leading Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in 2016, based on loan production. “We know and appreciate... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:32:07 -0600 DECA members compete at district conference A total of 22 students of the Scott Regional Technical Center Chapter of Distributive Education Chapters of America (DECA) joined over 300 high school marketing students from southwest Missouri at... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:30:27 -0600 Elementary Students of the Week named Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristics of being hardworking as Students of the Week for Feb. 13. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:29:39 -0600 Education Briefs The following Barry County natives made the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester at Missouri State University in Springfield. For undergraduate students, criteria to make the list include... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:29:22 -0600 Trinity Lutheran Math League rolls into competition The fifth and sixth grade Math Team from Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt competed at Thomas Jefferson in Joplin on Feb. 11 against other schools including Carl Junction, Joplin, Neosho, Monett,... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:28:55 -0600 Verona heads to district play For Class 1, 2 and 3 schools, the basketball season has come down to the district tournament, and for Verona, that means a trip to Galena. The Wildcats and Lady Wildcats have some work to do if they... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:28:00 -0600 McNeil inducted into Purdy High School Hall of Fame Homecoming at Purdy High School on Feb. 3 featured the third annual Purdy High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Athletic Director Alan Spencer welcomed new member Brenda (Keeling)... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:27:00 -0600 Murray Bishoff: Monett lost a friend, ally, visionary Monett lost a friend, an ally and a visionary this week with the death of Sharon Garrett. Many of the community’s leaders gathered on Wednesday to say goodbye. After 35 years in Monett, not as a... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:26:43 -0600 Robert Ballay: Lawrence Countian questions law enforcement tax Dear Editor, Our county jail is so over-loaded that prisoners must be housed in other counties, and those counties reimbursed. That expense strains the county budget and prompts the county... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:26:06 -0600 Scott Wright Larry “Scott” Wright, 68, of Shell Knob, died Wednesday, Feb. 15. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:25:46 -0600 Blake Roberts Demurl “Blake” Roberts, 30, of Cassville, died Thursday, Feb. 16. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Oak Ridge Cemetery at Cassville under direction of Fohn Funeral... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:25:34 -0600 Add Merryman Add Gilbert Merryman, 87, of Washburn, died Thursday, Feb. 16. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:25:21 -0600 Jack McCaffrey Jack McCaffrey, 81, of Monett, died Monday, Feb. 13 at his residence. Funeral services are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:25:07 -0600 Melvin Hutchison Melvin O. Hutchison, 82, of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Cassville, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Funeral arrangements will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the White Funeral Home and... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:24:54 -0600 Jimmie Brightwell Jimmie Ray Brightwell, 69, of Cassville, died Wednesday, Feb. 15. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Clio Cemetery in Jenkins, under direction of Fohn Funeral... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:24:41 -0600 Lester Antle Lester Ray Antle, 83, of Exeter, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at First Baptist Church in Cassville. Burial will be at Maplewood... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:24:29 -0600 Cubs seek 4 titles tonight It has been three long years since the Monett wrestling team has won an individual state title in Columbia.
Chase Brennan, in 2014, was the last to accomplish the feat. Tonight, the Cubs hope... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:12:51 -0600 Cubs to vie for 4 state title COLUMBIA – Four Monett wrestlers will take their shots at 2017 Missouri State Wrestling Tournament titles in the next 24 hours. The Cubs advanced five of their seven wrestlers into the final day of... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 08:54:26 -0600 Smashmouth style tailback heads to Bolivar It would not be a shock if several Big 8 Conference football coaches attend Monett’s graduation ceremony in May. Those coaches would attend to make sure that Michael Branch crosses that stage and is... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:34:45 -0600 Flu, strep symptoms rolling through area Health officials in Barry and Lawrence counties are fielding concerns about influenza and other seasonal ailments circulating in the area. “There’s a lot of influenza going around,” said Janella... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:59:35 -0600 Harold Bell Wright board members set 2017 goals Members of the Harold Bell Wright/Pierce City Museum board adopted an event calendar for 2017, featuring celebrations of notable historic residents, events, groups and businesses. Members plan to... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:59:18 -0600 Reader’s Theatre offered Thursday The Monett High School Reader’s Theatre and the drama department’s one-act play have entered competition at Crowder College in Neosho and will give performances before the Monett crowd this coming... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:57:13 -0600 Firemen make short work of Monett house fire Monett firefighters responded quickly to a fire at 1009 N. Central Ave. around 11:15 a.m. on Thursday. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:56:42 -0600 Monett Council to consider trash rate hike Tuesday The Monett City Council will address raising trash collection rates at the monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Monett City Hall, a day later than usual, delayed because of President’s Day on... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:56:31 -0600 3-vehicle pileup clogs traffic on Highway 60 Monett firefighters responded around 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday to a three-vehicle collision on Highway 60 at Farm Road 1100, one mile east of Monett. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:55:22 -0600 Soloists prepare for orchestra concert Sunday Pianist Jason Terry, a native of Purdy who teaches at Indiana University, practiced this week with the Ozark Festival Orchestra. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:54:31 -0600 Volunteers populate MDA ‘jail’ for lock-up fundraiser Community volunteers arrived on Thursday at the Scott Regional Technology Center to participate in the 2017 Muscular Dystrophy Association Lock-Up fundraiser. Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:53:57 -0600 News in brief Cox Monett Hospital will offer a Love Your Heart Screening from 8 to 10 a.m. on Feb. 21 in Conference Room A. Labs to measure cholesterol, kidney and thyroid function will be offered for $40, in... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:53:44 -0600 Wheaton preps for playoffs For the Wheaton girls basketball team, the season comes down to series of one-game playoffs beginning Saturday in Willard with the Class 1, District 5 tournament. Action begins on Saturday with No. 1... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:52:37 -0600 Tall climb for the Bulldogs at districts A tall mountain faces the Wheaton boys basketball team as they enter the Class 1, District 5 tournament on Saturday. Exeter, the No. 8 seed, faces No. 1 seed and No. 2 state-ranked Walnut Grove at... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:52:20 -0600 Area teams invade Sarcoxie for district tournament The basketball season is rapidly coming to a conclusion. Beginning Monday, the Purdy and Pierce City boys and girls basketball teams will travel to Sarcoxie for district playoff action. On the girls... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:51:32 -0600 Swimmer Sangston hailed in departure for state meet Monett High School swimmer Kelli Sangston, center, received the applause of her fellow students as she walked the “tunnel” of applauding Cubs Thursday morning on her way to state competition in St.... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:50:56 -0600 Jack McCaffrey John F. (Jack) McCaffrey, 81, of Monett, MO, passed from this life peacefully on Monday afternoon, February 13, 2017, at his residence. Jack was born on August 29, 1935, in Philadelphia, Penn., son... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:50:39 -0600 Josiah Patterson Josiah David Patterson, 27, of Nixa, Mo., passed away suddenly on Monday, February 13, 2017. Josiah was born on December 24, 1989 in Brumley, Mo., son of Everett and Jeannie (Supulver) Patterson.... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:50:15 -0600 Mary Douglas Mary Jane Douglas, 71, of Seligman, died Saturday, Feb., 11 at Mercy Hospital Cassville. A private family burial will be held at a later date at New Salem Cemetery in Seligman. Cremation arrangements... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:49:43 -0600 Naomi Fenske Lucy Naomi Fenske, 87, of Pierce City, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at First Baptist Church in Pierce City. Burial... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:49:29 -0600 James Talkington James C. Talkington, 35, of Pierce City, died Sunday, Feb. 12 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Shoal Creek Revival Church,... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:49:10 -0600 Cubs’ Magnificent 7 win opening round matches at state It was a perfect opening for the Monett wrestling team on Thursday at the Class 2 state tournament. All seven of Monett’s athletes advanced to the next round, with six of the seven scoring bonus... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:09:24 -0600 City of Monett proposes $43.5 million budget The Monett City Council will introduce its budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, beginning April 1, at the monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 21, calling for spending of $43.5 million and a major... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:40 -0600 Holiday pay change proposed for city staff The Monett City Council has proposed changing its employee manual to provide employees who work on holidays compensation for those days. The move will affect approximately 30 employees, giving them... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:22 -0600 Warm hearts, high spirits mark Wheaton Valentine’s dinner Among the entertainers at the Wheaton Historical Society’s Valentine’s Dinner was this early rock quartet singing and harmonizing to “In the Still of the Night.” Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:01:18 -0600 State Rep. Fitzpatrick rolls out ModernizeMO Initiative In the new year, State Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, R-Shell Knob, is rolling up his sleeves and setting out to change a few things for the betterment of the state and daily lives of its residents. His... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:59:25 -0600 Aurora man flees home after tripping alarm An Aurora man was arrested on Thursday after allegedly breaking into a home on Highway 39 and fleeing when the alarm was tripped. Ronald Willis, 39, of Aurora, is charged with second-degree burglary... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:59:13 -0600 MDA Lock-Up fundraiser planned in Monett Thursday The annual lock-up fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will be held on Thursday in Monett. The major fundraiser of the year for MDA will be held for the fifth year at the Scott... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:34:57 -0600 Ozarks Showcase offers Monett crowds musical sampling Tracy Essary, of Monett, sang “Daydream Believer” as part of the second annual Ozarks Showcase, the Monett Kiwanis Club’s presentation of The Show from Cassville plus Monett-area performers. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:30:50 -0600 Chase and happy ending resolve Rebel’s Bluff’s ‘Aunt Ollie’s’ All comes out well in the end of the Rebel’s Bluff play, “Aunt Ollie’s Home Away From Home,” when Agatha Trundle, the mousy secretary, placed by Bethany Varberg, right, reveals she is the true... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:28:26 -0600 Dining for Diabetes raises record amount The annual Dining for Diabetes fundraiser, held Jan. 21 in Pierce City, raised a total of $60,129.30. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:26:31 -0600 News in brief Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates’ board of directors increased the quarterly cash dividend by 11 percent to $.31 per share, payable on March 17 to stockholders of record as of March 2. “The... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:26:18 -0600 Bar set high for Cubs’ magnificent 7 For nearly a year Daryl Bradley, Monett wrestling coach, has lived with the frustration of not having a wrestler compete for a state title. For some, this may seem like a trivial matter, but Bradley... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:23:15 -0600 State laps await Lady Cubs swimmer at St. Peters Rex Plex Friday Trying to capture the atmosphere at the St. Peters Rex Plex, where the state swimming and diving championship are held, is difficult to explain to both fans and athletes who have never been there. It... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:21:50 -0600 Glenn Barnard Glenn Barnard, 91, of Stella, died Saturday, Feb. 11. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be at Macedonia Cemetery at... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:21:34 -0600 Jack McCaffrey Jack McCaffrey, 81, of Monett, died Monday, Feb. 13 at his residence. Funeral services are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:21:21 -0600 Josiah Patterson Josiah Patterson, 27, of Nixa, died Monday, Feb. 13. Services are pending at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:21:06 -0600 Larry Stanley Larry Ray Stanley, 69, of Aurora, died Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:20:53 -0600 June Tilley Robbie “June” Tilley, 70, of Cassville, died Saturday, Feb. 11. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:20:41 -0600 Pierce City school starts new behavioral program Students at the Pierce City school district are participating in a newly implemented behavioral intervention program to correct disruptive behaviors in the classroom. Teachers and administrators in... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:36:35 -0600 Childress crowned Rose Queen Monett senior Sarah Childress, center, smiles after being named Rose Homecoming Queen Friday before the Cubs’ basketball game against Aurora. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:35:57 -0600 Cox Monett to offer heart health screenings In an effort to reduce injury and death due to heart disease, Cox Monett Hospital will hold a Love Your Heart screening from 8-10 a.m. on Feb. 21 in Conference Room A. According to state statistics,... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:35:44 -0600 Mothers, sons dance the night away It was a night of music and laughter Saturday at the annual St. Mary’s Catholic School Mother-Son Dance in Pierce City. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:33:57 -0600 A royal evening Pierce City senior Kayla Portillo was named the 2017 Homecoming Queen on Friday. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:32:36 -0600 News in brief Missouri Fire Marshal Randy Sweet has ruled the cause of the suspicious fire on Friday at 508 16th Street in Monett was “undetermined.” The blaze was found to have started in the kitchen area of an... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:32:24 -0600 Cubs coaches fresh-faced after district title Students wandering the halls of Monett High School on Monday noticed something a little different about wrestling coaches Daryl Bradley and Ben Hohensee — they no longer had beards. The Monett... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:30:44 -0600 Eagles flying high into districts after homecoming win With just one regular-season game left on the schedule, the Pierce City boys basketball team is focused on finishing the season the right way with a win over Miller. “We have to stick to what we have... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:28:49 -0600 Sharon Garrett Long before she was a beloved wife, mother and friend, she was the beautiful daughter of Hazel Hillegas and Shandy Stewart. Born on June 6, 1946, the youngest of five children, Sharon was born and... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:28:25 -0600 Mike Blankenship Mike Alden Blankenship, 82, of Jenkins, died Thursday, Feb. 9. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Clio Cemetery at... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:28:08 -0600 Andrea Luney Andrea Irene Luney, 66, of Cassville, died Friday, Feb. 10. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Munsey Cemetery at Eagle Rock, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:27:57 -0600