Monett Times News http://www.monett-times.com/news/ News headlines from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us Charges filed after pursuit injuring deputy http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397749.html Charges have been filed against a Mt. Vernon man who allegedly led a Lawrence County deputy on a pursuit Saturday in a stolen vehicle form Webster County, eventually hitting the deputy's patrol car... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:28:55 -0500 LawCo prosecutor worried about losing funding http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397714.html “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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397713.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397706.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397712.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397711.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397710.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397709.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397708.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397707.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397705.html 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 Verona voters prepare to choose new mayor http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397421.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397420.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397419.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397418.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397417.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397416.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397415.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2397414.html 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 Monett Children’s Center sees steady year in 2016 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396767.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396766.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396764.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396762.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396761.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396760.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396759.html 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 Man injured in Hwy. Z wreck http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396233.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396232.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396231.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396230.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396229.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396228.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396227.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396226.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396224.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396223.html 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 http://www.monett-times.com/story/2396222.html 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