Monett Times News News headlines from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us 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 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 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 Monett City Council awards construction contracts The Monett City Council has awarded bids on two major construction projects targeted for completion in 2017. The first project involves the new street known as Enterprise Drive, which will bisect the... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:04:40 -0500 Man charged for drugs in car A Monett man has been charged with two felonies for allegedly being in possession of illegal pills after being pulled over in a traffic stop. David McBroom, 31, of Monett, is charged with two counts... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:04:25 -0500 Water, wastewater conference offers training May 2 Municipal workers running water and wastewater systems will have an opportunity for ongoing education credits and to learn about changes in federal and state regulations at the 2017 Southwest Section... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:04:05 -0500 City signs lease with aviation firm for hangar The Monett City Council has approved a lease contract for the unused hangar at the Monett Regional Airport. Council members approved a lease for Hangar G, formerly leased to Golden Aviation, which... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:03:50 -0500 Easter Bunny fills park with treasures for youngsters When the horn sounded, scores of youngsters poured onto the Easter Egg hunting field at South Park in Pierce City on Saturday. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:54:36 -0500 News in brief The Southern Missouri Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. on April. 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. The meeting will begin with a potluck dinner, followed by a... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:54:02 -0500