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Stories from Friday, March 6, 2009

Building Improvements Eyes By Verona School Board (03/06/09)
A feasibility study for removing portions of the old high school at Verona and rebuilding needed areas on that site was approved at the February meeting of the Verona R-7 Board of Education. It was decided to have the school's architect, Richard Werner, do a feasibility study after Werner spoke about the process of tearing down the old high school building and building back some of that area for entrances into the gymnasium...
BLAST gives out annual awards (03/06/09)
Awards, recognition of members and discussion of various reports were the highlights of the Barry-Lawrence Advocates Standing Together (BLAST) February meeting held at the Happy House restaurant in Monett. BLAST members were recognized for their continued efforts to aid and assist citizens in the bi-county area with various resources. Anita Franson, with United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS), handed out the tokens of appreciation...
Jerry Hall, Nancy Ridgley receive awards from Monett Chamber of Commerce (03/06/09)
Jerry Hall, co-founder of Jack Henry and Associates, was honored with the Monett Chamber of Commerce's highest honor, the Community Service Award, at last night's annual Chamber banquet at the Southwest Area Career Center. Nancy Ridgley, from Cox Monett Hospital, received the Pride and Progress Award...
Trial on death of Monett teen scheduled (03/06/09)
By LISA SCHLICHTMAN The trial of a local man charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the alcohol poisining death of a Monett teenager is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 23 in the Stone County Courthouse in Galena...
Purdy, Verona Boys Ousted From District Tourneys (03/06/09)
Boys basketball teams from Purdy and Verona were ousted in semifinal district basketball games last night, while the Miller and Marionville boys stayed alive. Class 2A District 10 It was a heart-breaking end to a fine season for the Purdy boys as the Eagles lost to the Marionville Comets, 64-62...
Back In The Good Old Days (03/06/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO March 6, 1939 Bill Buchanan, area supervisor of WPA recreation work, spent Monday in Joplin attending the athletic institute in the interest of amateur baseball, tennis, and other activities. New 1939 Buicks are $894 at the Hildreth Motor Company, located in Monett and Aurora, it has been reported...
Dr. Charles Huntress looks back on eye opening career (03/06/09)
Monett's long-time vision doctor, Dr. Charles William Huntress, is planning to retire in March. A reception is planned in his honor on March 15. Eye care has quite a history in the Charles Huntress family, going back over a century. In the early 1900s, most optometric professionals had their start by working under a teacher with a degree. ...
Fred Lakey (03/06/09)
Frederick Dale "Fred" Lakey, 54, of Washburn, died March 4 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas. Mr. Lakey was born Aug. 11, 1954, in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Eugene and Ella Beede Lakey. He was a graduate of Southwest High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Washburn...
Kenneth Herrington (03/06/09)
Kenneth Dale Herrington, 61, of Cassville, died March 4 at his home. Mr. Herrington was born August 12, 1947, in Huntsville, Arkansas, the son of Frank O. and Mildred Irene Gabbard Herrington. He was an over-the-road truck driver for 19 years. He was a Barry County deputy sheriff for several years and server of process-investigation in Barry County for 20 years...
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