Monett Times News News headlines from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us A ring for a champion This week, Monett's state champion football players received their championship rings, and even though the moment was sweet for them, it was one of the team's managers that was caught savoring his... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:06:21 -0600 Monett moving toward energy purchasing pool The City of Monett has taken steps to form an energy purchasing pool with the three other cities buying wholesale electricity from Empire District Electric Company, aiming to position the city for... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:49:37 -0600 MAKO to fire Opening Day gun After a year of waiting, the MAKO Fly Fishers, a Joplin-based group of fly fishing enthusiasts, will have the honor of firing the Opening Day gun at Roaring River State Park on March 1. Originally... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:49:25 -0600 Monett dance team saluted on way to state competition Members of the Monett High School Pizzazz Poms dance team headed off to state competition Friday with a “tunnel” salute at each of the school campuses. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:48:53 -0600 Monett School Board race questionnaire: Ken Gaspar Age: 50 Current Occupation: IT Director Past Experience:: 2-term (6-year) member of Monett R-1 Board of Education Education: BMC Durfee High School of Fall River, in Fall River, Mass. 1. Why do you... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:48:29 -0600 Monett School Board race questionnaire: Jim Randall Age: 37 Current Occupation: Attorney Past Experience:: School Board at St. Mary’s Catholic School 2012-2015; South Bronx Educational Foundation, Bronx, NY, 2005 Education: Monett High School, Class... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:48:03 -0600 Monett School Board race questionnaire: Jeff Carr Age: 48 Current Occupation: Chiropractor Past Experience:: Currently serving on the board of directors for Clark Community Mental Health Center (on the board since 2002 and serving as Vice... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:47:33 -0600 Monett School Board race questionnaire: Darren Bass Age: 42 Current Occupation: President Cox Monett Hospital Past Experience:: I have worked for Cox Monett Hospital since December 1999 with a progressive increased level of responsibility throughout... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:46:54 -0600 Elementary school reading assignment leads to fundraiser Sometimes, it is a little thing that inspires a person, or classroom, to strive for great accomplishments. Such is the case for Korrlyn Cantwell’s third-grade students at Central Park Elementary... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:45:54 -0600 Empire commits to helping Monett Museum Empire District Electric Company has agreed to donate $15,000 to the Monett Historical Society to support the new Monett Museum and the effort to best utilize the buildings renovated by Bob and... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:45:19 -0600 Monett industry giant revealed in historical society talk Michael Woodruff, who hosts the webpage “You Know You’re From Monett If,” spoke at the Monett Museum this week about the legacy of William Fredrick, whose Fredrick’s Cigars represented a major early... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:44:27 -0600 News in brief St. Lawrence Catholic School, 407 Seventh St. in Monett, will host a Daddy-Daughter Dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the school fellowship hall. The theme is “Candy Land.” There will be a... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:44:08 -0600 Land deal sets future water tower site The Monett City Council has struck a deal with the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission to obtain one acre of land west of the Monett city limits as a site for a future water tower and... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:23:17 -0600 Chamber Banquet set for March 9 Tickets are now on sale for the Monett Chamber of Commerce annual membership meeting at 6 p.m. on March 9 at the Scott Regional Technology Center. Arguably the biggest night of the year for the... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:22:33 -0600 Star magnolia declares spring has arrived in Monett One of the surest barometers for the arrival of spring in central Monett is the star magnolia in the yard of 309 Euclid Ave., owned by Max and Carolyn Easley, which burst into flowers this week. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:21:50 -0600 Monett seniors make care packages for children with cancer Sydney Sebastian and Addison McColloch are hoping to help a number of children in the pediatric oncology ward at St. Jude's Hospital in Kansas City. The Monett High School seniors are accepting... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:20:20 -0600 Pierce City residents encouraged to recycle more Volunteers are needed to help in sorting items at the recycling trailer for Pierce City residents, located at 306 E. Washington St. John Archer, Pierce City alderman and Southwest Missouri Solid... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:18:57 -0600 Spring weather beckons outdoor endeavors With temperatures soaring into the 70s this week, the opportunity to start spring lawn care and landscaping became a strong attraction. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:18:06 -0600 News in brief St. Lawrence Catholic School, 407 Seventh St. in Monett, will host a Daddy-Daughter Dance at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25 in the school fellowship hall. The theme is “Candy Land.” There will be a... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:17:30 -0600 Local libraries reinstate Saturday operating hours Library patrons in Monett will be happy to know that the doors to their public library, and all the services it offers, are now back open on Saturdays. That means access to the internet, a copy... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:19:38 -0600 Changes expected on sewer project Progress is continuing on the sewer pipeline project from Purdy to Monett, though a few obstacles have surfaced. Purdy Mayor Steve Roden reported that a landowner between Purdy and Monett has refused... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:18:52 -0600 Book Fair offers wide selection of reads Thomas Andelin, fourth-grade student at Central Elementary School in Pierce City, was getting lost in the story, “Dog Man Unleashed,” as he was one of several students taking a break from classes to... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:16:17 -0600 Hatchery preps for 1,800 on Opening Day If Department of Conservation predictions are correct, there may be a little more elbow room on the banks of Roaring River for Opening Day festivities on March 1. Paul Spurgeon, manager of the... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:12:53 -0600 Purdy hires Banwart as high school principal Derek Banwart has been hired as the new principal at Purdy High School for the coming school year, succeeding Matthew Gower, who resigned at the board’s January meeting. Banwart comes to Purdy with... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:11:48 -0600 Specialist: Partner vaccines and cow reproduction Dairy producers received a primer on how vaccines can affect reproduction in cows during the Monett Dairy Day conference held Tuesday at the Monett National Guard Armory. Dr. Scott Poock, veterinary... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:10:58 -0600 A patriotic duty performed by Purdy choir Members of the Purdy Choir sing the “National Anthem” before the start of Saturday’s final day at the 2017 Missouri State High School Wresting Championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:09:29 -0600 Silent auction helps support local concerts The Ozark Festival Orchestra held a silent auction on Sunday during its Soloist Showcase concert. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:08:33 -0600 Happy birthday salute for teacher follows orchestra concert A busload of Purdy High School music students attended the Ozark Festival Orchestra’s Soloist Showcase concert on Sunday at the Monett High School Performing Arts Center, where 2005 Purdy High School... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:07:29 -0600 News in brief Reservations are needed by Feb. 23 to attend the 9th annual Senior Citizen’s Appreciation Luncheon for Purdy school district patrons at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 in the Purdy School Cafeteria, hosted... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:07:10 -0600 Verona Elementary School principal to retire early The early retirement of one of its principals will lead to changes for the rest of the school year at the Verona school district. Elementary Principal Jeanne Abeln turned in an early retirement,... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:36:53 -0600 Pop Cheer Factory’s Daddy-Daughter Dance draws crowd Girls clustered around the DJ at the Daddy-Daughter Dance for the Pop Cheer Factory Saturday for a group sing-along of “Let It Go” from the Disney film, “Frozen.” Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:32:47 -0600 Wastewater improvements could begin any day Pierce City aldermen and public works officials may be venting a huge sigh of relief, as work on the wastewater lift stations and ultraviolet light disinfection project could start at any time. "Andy... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:32:30 -0600 Outstanding soloists charm audience at OFO concert Concert pianist Jason Terry won a standing ovation for his spirited performance of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “The Egyptian,” at the Sunday concert of the Ozark Festival... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:31:25 -0600 News in brief The Purdy Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the superintendent’s office. The Monett Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. today in the education room of the... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:31:09 -0600