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3 area students on Dean's List at CMU (07/16/16)
Two Monett-area students at Central Methodist University in Fayette have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. Robert Mobley of Monett, a senior music education major, and Jeffrey Musick of Purdy, a senior business major, achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher for the semester...
Bi-county students named to Drury University Dean's List (07/16/16)
Thirty Monett students and 22 other bi-county students at Drury University earned academic recognition on the university's Dean's List for the spring semester. Students on the Dean's List achieved a grade point average of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale while carrying a full-time course load...
Younker completes degree at PSU (07/13/16)
Elizabeth Younker, of Pierce City, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in nursing in May from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. To achieve Magna Cum Laude status, Younker had to sustain a grade point average between 3.9 and 3.9499 in a 4.0 scale...
Turner completes doctoral degree (07/13/16)
Bekki Turner, Monett High School Class of 1984, recently completed her doctoral degree in education from Walden University. Her dissertation, "Preparation and Support for Female Head Athletic Trainers," has been downloaded more than 600 times at 244 educational and commercial institutions in 23 countries. Turner is presently working on having her dissertation published in a professional journal...
Two veteran staffers retire at Trinity Lutheran (07/09/16)
Two veteran staff members, Sandy Voskamp and Fawn Hansen, retired from their duties at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt at the close of the 2015-2016 school year. Voskamp served as part of the Trinity family for more than 25 years. She began her duties as a janitor, along with her late husband, Bill Voskamp. ...
2011 Monett graduate selected as member of Missouri Law Review (07/09/16)
Brianna Hills, a 2011 Monett graduate and 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri, was selected as an Associate member of the Missouri Law Review for the 2016-2017 school year at the University of Missouri.
Purdy Class of '66 meets (07/09/16)
The Purdy Class of 1966 recently gathered for a class reunion. The group met at the Angus Branch Restaurant on June 25 to celebrate.
Cubs of the Month (07/02/16)
Cubs of the Monet for April and May have been announced.
Underclass honors awarded at Monett High School (07/02/16)
Recognitions for outstanding achievement by Monett High School students who will be returning for the 2016-2017 school year were announced during the Underclassmen Honors Program at the close of the school year. English 1 (April Smith's classes): Aspen Dollar, Amanda Hensley, Zoe Rosenbalm, Mallory Saloga, Mariana Serrano, Bradden Smith, Corey Spain, Carter Tinklepaugh and Angeliza Ruiz...
Gorman receives Outstanding Graduate Award from Crowder (06/22/16)
Patrick Gorman of Monett was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Award for the spring 2016 semester by Crowder College Monett.
Education briefs (06/22/16)
Multiple youth were awarded scholarships by the Crowder College Foundation for the 2016-2017 school year. Included in the list were, Kallie Bowman and Margo Schlessman of Purdy; Kaylor Rogers, Marenda Henson and Melissa Leech of Pierce City; Maddison Brown, Mary Donceel, Linda Sparkman and Linda Sparkman of Mt. ...
Education Briefs (06/18/16)
William Alan Townsend, of Monett, was named to the Truman State University President's List for Spring 2016. To qualify for this list an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete at least 12 credit hours...
Monett FFA chapter places 28th in state (06/17/16)
The Monett FFA chapter placed 28th out of 340 in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 88th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development...
Monett teachers honored for years of service (06/15/16)
The Monett Community Teachers Association recognized members who completed advanced degrees during the past year. Pictured, front row from left, are: Ashley Cupps, Christy Hermansen, Brenda Burgherr, Lacey Willis, Tegan Rand, Magan McPheeters, Caressa Blankenship, Amber Mashburn and Emily Hanson. Back row: Betsy Anderson Jill Fannin, Lindsay Overton, Dean Ferguson, Brittany Jenkins, Ty Goetz, Kellen Hoover and Morgan Choate. Contributed photo...
Teachers honored at Pierce City (06/04/16)
Teachers were recently honored at the Pierce City school district luncheon.
Fourth quarter honor roll for Purdy High School named (06/03/16)
A total of 76 students at Purdy High School have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter. Principal Matthew Gower announced the following students qualified for the A honor roll: Freshmen: Jasmine Canales, Shelby Heston, Isbell Ibarra, Justin McGuirk, Hannah Reid, McKenzie Renkoski, Bayleigh Schad and Mason Schallert...
Students of the Week named (06/03/16)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristic of staying safe as Students of the Week for April 25.
Students named for Purdy Middle School fourth quarter honor roll (06/03/16)
A total of 86 students at Purdy Middle School have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll. Principal Janet Boys named the following students to the A honor roll: Fifth grade: Addyson Abramovitz, Monserat Alvarez, Christian Bass, Destiny Clevenger, Carlee Deditius, Ezquiel Garcia, Bosten Goetz, Alli Hayes, Lisa Lee, Alexa Paxtor, Lauren Roller and Jazmin Rueda...
Vega receives scholarship at Drury University (05/28/16)
Rita Elisa Vega, daughter of Grace Vega and granddaughter of David and Margaret Whitlock of Monett, is one of two inaugural recipients of the White-Foster Endowed Scholarship at Drury University in Springfield. The merit-based scholarship supports research conducted by women in Drury's newly revamped honors program...
Stevenson receives college degree (05/28/16)
Reese Stevenson of Purdy has received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. Stevenson was one of 414 graduates to receive degrees in commencement exercises on May 7. The University of Mt. Mary is a Catholic co-educational applied liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity in Leavenworth...
Gollhofer receives diploma, award (05/28/16)
Brandon Gollhofer, son of Phillip and Miss Gollhofer of Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from Newman University in Wichita, Kan., on May 14. He is the grandson of Phillip and Carolyn Gollhofer of Monett. Brandon received the Harvey and Leona J. Ablah Award, given to one male and one female student for exemplary service in the community, making a positive contribution to society, and for having the highest grade point average of the graduating class. The award included a $2,500 honorarium...
Elementary Students of the Week named (05/28/16)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristic of staying safe as Students of the Week for May 16.
Purdy FBLA attends State Leadership Conference (05/27/16)
Twelve members of the Purdy High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter traveled to Springfield for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. This three-day conference, beginning Sunday, April 24, featured workshops, innovative keynote addresses and professional networking opportunities with Fortune 500 companies for middle school through college students...
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