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Stories from Tuesday, March 3, 2009

District basketball action intense (03/03/09)
By LEE STUBBLEFIELD The Class 2 District 10 Girls District Basketball Tournament tipped off Saturday, February 28 at Purdy with the Greenfield Lady Wildcats taking down Sarcoxie, 48-31, in the #8 vs #9 play-in game, earning the right to play top-seeded Miller on Monday night. In the first contest of a four-game evening, the Lady Cardinals easily handled Greenfield, 70-46, behind Hannah Wilkerson's 32 points...
Final preparations underway for Chamber banquet (03/03/09)
Final preparations are underway for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's annual membership meeting on Thursday in the commons room of the Southwest Area Career Center, behind Monett High School. The theme for the banquet is A Night in the Spotlight, highlighting activities that occurred during the past year because of the membership. Banquet chairman Cindy Pittman stressed the Chamber's banquet is more of a community event. and not just Chamber members. "Everyone is welcome!," she stressed...
Lawrence County Sheriff focusing on cattle thefts (03/03/09)
New challenges facing law enforcement, from criminal activity to funding, will affect Lawrence County according to Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay. The recent cattle thefts have authorities in the surrounding areas discussing the possibility of doing "talk shows" on radio stations in an extended effort to crack down on these thefts...
Open house planned Thursday for Barry County jail (03/03/09)
By LISA SCHLICHTMAN After almost a year of construction, the Barry County Jail expansion project is now complete. On Thursday, March 5 from 2 to 5 p.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Department and the Barry County Commission will host an open house of the jail additions. Area residents will have the opportunity to tour the expanded facility before it welcomes its first prisoners...
Gains reported in effort for new Monett library branch (03/03/09)
Gains toward getting the new Monett Library Branch built were reported at the February meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Trustees. A three-year $10,000 pledge from the William T. Kemper Foundation and $2,000 from the Commerce Bancshares Foundation has been received for the Monett branch, according to Jean Berg, library director...
Highway 60 work to offer options for motorists (03/03/09)
Details about the Missouri Department of Transportation's addition of passing lanes between Monett and Republic were shared by Mark Nelson, co-chairman of the Missouri Transportation Alliance, during the Monett Kiwanis Club meeting last week. Nelson was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony last month when construction started on Highway 60. ...
Pierce City, Southwest girls beaten in basketball action (03/03/09)
Girls basketball teams from Pierce City and Southwest sustained defeats last night in the Class 3A District 12 tourney at Granby. Pierce City's Eagles were blanked 0-19 in the first quarter and could not recover in losing to Mt. Vernon, 56-72. The Eagles did out-point Mt. Vernon 23-15 in the final stanza but it wasn't nearly enough...
Back in the Good Old Days for March 3 (03/03/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO March 3, 1929 Jewel Estes began work Friday as bookkeeper at the Central State Bank in Monett, it has been announced. J. A. Johnson, police chief of Monett, is suffering from a broken bone in his hand after he fell from his vehicle when the axle of the car broke...
Erma Gentry (03/03/09)
Erma L. Basham Gentry, 82, of Everton, died February 28 at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield following a long illness. Mrs. Gentry was born in Springfield, the daughter of Edward and Hattie Jones Basham. She graduated from Central High School in 1944. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Kansas...
John Moore (03/03/09)
John Bonar Moore, 88, of Marionville, died at 6:45 p.m. February 27 at Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville. Mr. Moore was born July 3, 1920, in Ozark, Arkansas, the son of John and Mary Bonar Moore. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a school teacher and a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora. He was active in Cub Scouts and a member of the Missouri State Teacher's Association. He was former mayor of Verona...
Loren Haworth (03/03/09)
Services for Loren C. Haworth, 96, of Purdy, who died February 26, were held at 10:30 a.m. yesterday, March 2, at Bennett-Wormington Chapel in Monett with Rev. Jerry Nickle officiating. Music was provided by Norman Spain and Louise Nickle who sang "I Need No Mansion" and "Sheltered In The Arms Of God."...
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