Monett Times News News headlines from the Monett Times newspaper in Monett, Missouri en-us Monett fireworks sales to continue in 2017 The Monett City Council has proposed continuing to allow the sale of fireworks in the city limits in 2017, revising its ground rules slightly to allow more time for preparation. City Administrator... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:18:30 -0500 Bi-county crime rate on the rise As the mercury starts to rise, so does the bi-county crime rate, according to local law enforcement officials. Lt. Greg Brandsma, speaking at the May meeting of the Barry-Lawrence County Chapter of... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:18:17 -0500 Clean-Up Week removes 122 tons City-wide Clean-Up Week in Monett was billed a success, removing nearly 121 tons of rocks and concrete, metal, brush and bagged leaves from the city. Street Superintendent Russ Balmas said the 121.84... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:18:04 -0500 Bell rings out school year at elementary In accordance with the longstanding tradition at Monett Elementary School, on the last day of school on Friday, second graders about the leave for Central Park Elementary line up and each have a turn... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:17:33 -0500 Foreign exchange student soon to return home to Taiwan For Sherry Liu, leaving Pierce City and returning to her home in Taichung, Taiwan, will be bittersweet. “When I first came to Pierce City, it seemed like it would be forever [before going home], but... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:16:44 -0500 CoxHealth Diaper Drive sees huge success Hospitals in the CoxHealth system in Springfield, Branson and Monett collected more than 25,000 diapers for the fifth annual CoxHealth Diaper Drive during April, thanks to the generosity of people... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:16:12 -0500 WinTech receives Missouri Impact Award Window Technology Inc. in Monett, also known as WinTech, was honored on Thursday with the prestigious Missouri Impact Award for Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing Excellence. Missouri Enterprise... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:14:10 -0500 Adult, teen summer reading program schedule set The schedule for adult and teen reading programs at the Barry Lawrence Regional Library has been released. At the Monett Branch Library, Jeanne Ann Camp will present the historic homes tour, “Who... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:13:59 -0500 News in brief The Liberty Cemetery Association will meet at 2 p.m. on May 21 in the fellowship hall of the Liberty United Methodist Church, at Farm Roads 2210 and 1090, north of Monett. The Monett Chamber of... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:13:47 -0500 Monett graduates receive scholarship support Seniors at Monett High School, heading into commencement exercises tonight, received honors on Monday in the annual recognition assembly as they began wrapping up the final steps in their... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:17:35 -0500 Students promote tornado safety A sponsor is sought to help cover the costs of a new brochure helping to alert Monett residents to the presence of FEMA storm shelters in town, the outgrowth of a project-based learning undertaking... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:17:21 -0500 Monett High School seniors receive honors recognition Monett High School seniors received recognition for outstanding achievement and years of consistent performance during the Senior Honors Program, held Monday at the performing arts center. The... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:16:33 -0500 Field Day fun at Monett Intermediate School As classes wound down this week, many Monett public school students could be found outdoors engaged in games. Fri, 19 May 2017 14:16:03 -0500 Local scholarships announced for Monett seniors A total of 70 scholarships from the Monett community were awarded to seniors in the Class of 2017 at Monett High School during the annual Senior Honors Program, held Monday in the performing arts... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:15:52 -0500 Service Day sends teens around town to work Between 400 and 500 Monett High School students spread out around the community on Thursday to engage in a variety of projects for the seventh annual Community Service Day. Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:58 -0500 Big Event provides frolicking time Wednesday provided perfect weather conditions for Monett Elementary School students to celebrate The Big Event for the final quarter of the year. Fri, 19 May 2017 14:14:22 -0500 Final tunnel salutes Monett graduates For the second year, graduates from Monett High School put on their caps and gowns and walked the halls at the intermediate and middle schools, Central Park Elementary and Monett Elementary, showing... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:13:38 -0500 News in brief The Monett Farmers Market will be open tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon at South Park, next to the tennis courts. Monett Toastmasters meet at noon on May 31 at the Monett chamber of Commerce, 200 E.... Fri, 19 May 2017 14:13:25 -0500 Storm damage leads to wreck in Cassville Heavy storms early Friday morning led to multiple reports of tree damage, one of which caused a wreck with injury at 4:40 a.m. on Farm Road 2180, one mile east of Cassville. According to a Missouri... Fri, 19 May 2017 13:34:43 -0500 SRC Automotive donates $25,000 to local non-profits The company vision at SRC Automotive is "We build more than engines, we build lives," and it's much more than lives for their customers and employee-owners. "We are proud to announce the distribution... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:10:32 -0500 Speed limit lowered on Kay Avenue in Purdy The city of Purdy has opted to reduce the speed limit on Kay Avenue from 25 miles per hour to 15, holding open the option to reduce speeds on other streets with similar problems. Action followed a... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:18:06 -0500 Verona school leaders agree on pay, benefits package After a bruising exchange last year over salaries, Verona school administrators, teachers and the school board reached a mutually acceptable plan for the coming school year, addressing both the wage... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:17:58 -0500 Graduates urged to make average life count Urged to stay grounded and excel in uniquely personal ways, Purdy High School seniors received diplomas in commencement exercises held Saturday in the school gym. The 42 members of the Class of 2017... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:17:50 -0500 Hundreds of students to service community Between 400-500 students from Monett High School will roll up their sleeves and pitch in for the seventh annual Community Service Day on Thursday. “Students and staff members will head to 22... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:14:04 -0500 Purdy elementary school announces new principal Julie Dalton has accepted the position of principal for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade at the Purdy School District for the 2017-2018 school year. She succeeds Janet McCormick, who has stepped... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:10:35 -0500 Monett City Council to revise noise, fireworks rules The Monett City Council will introduce revisions to its ordinances on noise and fireworks during its regular monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Council members will introduce an amendment to the... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:42:07 -0500 Wheaton FFA team takes 2 state honors Wheaton High School took home a first place individual award and a third place team award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. Lia Boa Yang was named top individual in the dairy foods... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:40:37 -0500 Young Professionals meet at EFCO Brandon Ellison, lead project manager for the special projects group at EFCO, speaks to attendees at the Monett Young Professionals Network meeting at EFCO South Tuesday. Wed, 17 May 2017 11:37:56 -0500 News in brief Monett High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 8 p.m. on May 19 in the high school gym. The Southwest Chapter of Missouri Pet Breeders Association will hold its spring garage sale on May 20 at... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:37:43 -0500