Winter Weather Advisory
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
Autopsy: Victim was shot in the back (12/12/13)
The victim of a rural La Russell shooting this week was reportedly shot in the back by her husband, David K. Holman. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lawrence County detectives were called to 6504 Highway 97 in La Russell Tuesday after being notified by the resident through a 911 call that a shooting had taken place...
Winter's early touch (12/12/13)
Those hoping to take a break from the last-minute holiday shopping madness might consider a visit to Roaring River State Park where Mother Nature's beauty is wrapped in the glistening white and silver of winter. The park has several activities for nature lovers this winter, including an upcoming Eagle Watch, starting at 3 p.m. ...
La Russell man arrested, faces murder charge (12/12/13)
Murder charges have been filed in connection to a shooting that took place on Monday evening. David K. Holman, age 54, of rural LaRussell has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Radonna Roland Holman, 55, of the residence...
Library patrons want Saturday service back (12/12/13)
Customers of the Eagle Rock Library have sent an informal petition requesting the branch be reopened on Saturdays. The request was reviewed at the November meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Library Board of Directors. There were 42 signatures on the petition, all cardholders of the library, with 22 confirmed as routine Saturday customers. October was the first month the branch was not open...
Christmas parades, events rescheduled (12/12/13)
Several holiday parades and activities have been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Monett's parade plans were unaffected and the Monett parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Cassville Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas parade starting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 20...
Find great shopping opportunities locally (12/12/13)
With news of people being crushed or trampled for temporary "savings" on hot ticket items already this holiday season, those wanting to avoid the madness might consider shopping with local merchants for unique gift items. In addition to avoiding mass hysteria over the latest must-have game system, shopping with hometown merchants supports local employers and keeps tax dollar revenues at home...
LawCo sheriff joins national drunk driving crackdown (12/12/13)
From mid-December through New Year's Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Lawrence County, will run from Dec. 13 through Jan. 2, 2014...
News in Brief (12/12/13)
The Barry County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Monett City Park Casino for the annual Christmas party. Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped Christmas gift for children to be distributed through the Share Your Christmas program...
Purdy woman hurt in crash (12/12/13)
A Purdy woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 on Farm Road 1040 about five miles west of Purdy. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2011 Jeep Patriot, Piper D. Haworth, 44, of Purdy, failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Anthony T. Lupica, 26, of Purdy, on the icy road...
Lacoba commended by quality review (12/12/13)
Lacoba Homes Inc., a residential healthcare facility in Monett has achieved a gold quality level in an assessment by Primaris, Missouri's federally-designated Medicare quality improvement organization. To achieve the recognition, Lacoba participated in educational events for staff, offered through Primaris, that focused on excellence in healthcare and quality improvement. ...
La Russell man faces murder charge (12/11/13)
Murder charges have been filed in connection to a shooting that took place on Monday eve-ning. David K. Holman, age 54, of rural La Russell has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the shooting death of his wife, Radonna Roland Holman, 55, of the resi-dence...
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow (12/11/13)
Heavily falling snow on the evening of Dec. 9 offered a picture postcard example of winter in downtown Monett, as seen against a seasonal wreath on Broadway. Times Photo by Murray Bishoff
Preparation complete for Monett Christmas parade (12/11/13)
As holiday activity ramps up in Monett, preparations have been completed for Monett's Christmas parade. The big event will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 and will proceed west from Eight Street to First Street on Broadway. Downtown streets will be blocked to cross traffic on Saturday morning. The Sixth Street parking lot will be reserved for handicapped parking...
Winter storm warning: Drive with care (12/11/13)
With area streets covered with a wintry mix of snow, slush and ice, local law enforcement officials are asking area motorists to stay home and stay safe. That is not an option for those who work in emergency services who not only have to arrive at work, but drive larger than normal vehicles when responding to an emergency...
Kiwanians hear about Lions Club services (12/11/13)
A program on sight preservation efforts by the Lions Club was presented by Walt Hamer, former Lions district governor, at a recent meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Hamer explained that the Lions focused on sight preservation after a speech by Helen Keller to the Lions Clubs International Convention at Cedar Point, Ohio, in 1925. The blind and deaf author urged the Lions to strive to eliminate preventable blindness and its related problems...
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (12/11/13)
Falling snow enhances the traditional winter picture of the First Christmas, which will be re-enacted by members of Countryside Christian Church, who will be joined by other churches in Monett in presenting a Living Nativity from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. ...
News in Brief (12/11/13)
The Monett Rural firefighters will offer photos with Santa at Rural Fire Station #1, at the corner of County Road and Bridle Lane, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday Dec. 20. Cost is $5 per photo...
Pet of the Week (12/11/13)
This week, the Haven of the Ozarks' pet is Armani, a five-month-old pointer mix. Armani loves to run, play and will do well with just about any other dog. Armani would love a family with children to keep him busy. Animals available for adoption at the animal sanctuary are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. ...
MHS Students of the Month (12/11/13)
The students pictured above were selected Students of the Month for November at Monett High School. Honored students include: Jonah Ragsdale and Brianna Morris, seniors; Michael Childress and Haley Henry, juniors; Brett Golhoffer and Sydney Barta, sophomores; and Danny McKinney and Isamary Salas, freshmen. Brianna Morris and Sydney Barta are not pictured...
Activities through coming week cancelled or postponed (12/09/13)
Due to the first snowfall of the 2013-14 winter, a number of events scheduled for last weekend did not take place. Here are a number of re-schedulings and cancellations: The Monett Elementary School Christmas program, set for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 12. Performance times will remain the same...
News in Brief
News in brief
Habitat for Humanity, Monett/Purdy affiliate, will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at First Christian Church, fourth and Wishart in Monett.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 at Monett Community Church. The church will serve soup, chili and other Christmas snacks for donors. T-shirts will also be given to every donor.
Late entries can still participate in the Monett Christmas parade, slated for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. Participants will sign in at 9 a.m. at Eight and East Broadway. Late entries will not be eligible for prizes. For more information on the parade, call the Chamber of Commerce at 235-7919.
The Barry County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the Monett City Park Casino for the annaul Christmas party. Participants are asked to bring an unwrapped Christmas gift for children to be distributed through the Share Your Christmas program.
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Aurora High School.
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 in the conference room at Monett City Hall.
The Barry County Sheriff's Department still has individual children and families that need adopted from the Angel Tree. Anyone wanting to adopt a child or family can stop by the Barry County Sheriff's Office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or call 417-847-6556.
The Pierce City Angel Tree is on display at City Hall in Pierce City. Residents are invited to take a name from the tree and donate Christmas gifts for the child and family. Instructions come with the name. Donations should be returned to city hall by Dec. 13.
The Chancel Choir at the First United Methodist Church in Monett will present "Festival of Carols" as a Christmas cantata at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15.
Coaches from Monett High School will provide a preview of winter sports at the Monett Kiwanis Club meeting at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at Happy House restaurant.
The 2014 Redbook edition for cattlemen is now available from University of Missouri Extension livestock specialists and at the Mt. Vernon Extention office. The pocket-sized book is a handy item to keep valuable data in regarding beef cattle, forage production and numerous other bits of farm information. For more information, call Eldon Cole at 417-466-3102.
Positions are currently open at Cox Monett Hospital for volunteers to work at the information desk, gift shop and at Cox Monett Rehab and Sports Medicine. For more information, call 354-1404.
A program on "Simple Quilted Gifts," looking at forms of wool, will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Pierce City Branch Library.
The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold a pre-Christmas drawing for an 8-by-10 photo autographed by Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles. The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on Dec. 12. Tickets are $1, available at the society's reading room on the second floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse or by mail at PO Box 406, Mt. Vernon MO 65712.