Efco Teacher of the Month
MFA Oil Foundation awards grant to Purdy schools
COLUMBIA -- The MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a grant to Purdy school district's athletic department to assist with the purchase of bleachers, prep work and concrete pad for the softball field renovation project. The MFA Oil Foundation provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil ha a significant concentration of members and employees. Since it was established in 1998, the MFA Oil Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants...
Purdy FFA and alumni host successful livestock show
The Purdy FFA and FFA Alumni hosted their annual Purdy Livestock Show in conjunction with the Purdy Festival on Saturday, July 16. Supporters of the show included Kip Cullers, who bought the Megan Thomas's champion steer and a hog; Ed Mareth, who purchased hogs and sheep; David Young, who purchased all of the poultry in the show on behalf of Tyson Foods, and Chris Keeling, who bought a goat...
Pierce City grad recognized at Pitt State
Elizabeth Suzanne Younker of Pierce City, was recognized in the Magna Cum Laude list of Pittsburg State University's scholastic honors list for the spring 2016 semester. To qualify for Summa Cum Laude, students must have between a 3.95 and a 4.0 grade point average, Magna Cum Laude 3.9 to 3.9499, and Cum Laude 3.85 to 3.8999...
Back-to-school schedule announced for Purdy schools
The back-to-school scheduled has been announced by the Purdy R-2 School District, which will include new activities this year. For the first time in many years, students will participate in a mandatory, district-wide re-enrollment of all current students in grades kindergarten through 12. This special sign-up coincides with the district switching to a new computer database for student records...
3 area students on Dean's List at CMU
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cubs of the Monet for April and May have been announced.
Underclass honors awarded at Monett High School
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...