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Stories from Monday, April 27, 2009

Fire destroys Aurora apartment complex (04/27/09)
Monett Fire Department was called to Aurora yesterday to assist with a blaze that destroyed an apartment complex at Pin Oaks Apartments. The Monett ladder truck was called in to pour fire on top of the building. There were no injuries reported. The building consisted of eight apartments. According to Curt Mooneyham with the Aurora Fire Department, the fire started from a cigarette on a deck on the backside of the building...
Purdy school board tackles personnel issues (04/27/09)
Personnel, program issues and funding represented the major focus at the Purdy R-2 Board of Education's April meeting. Two-term incumbent Randy Henderson and second-time candidate Ken Terry took the oath of oath at the board's reorganizational meeting from Stacey Williams, board secretary. Board members then voted to retain Henderson as board president and Ronnie Veith as vice president...
Art gallery to open in Monett (04/27/09)
Monett's first art gallery is due to open this summer. Jeannine Blankinship, a member of the Monett High School Class of 2003 and a subsequent graduate of Pepperdine University, will be opening the gallery where her father, Jerry Blankinship, had his accounting firm located at 207 Third St., a block north of Broadway. Jeannine Blankinship is presently working on a masters degree in arts and teaching at Missouri State University...
Sales tax totals continue downward trend (04/27/09)
Sales tax revenues for the bi-county area were lower overall in April than a year ago, due to a steep drop in the volume of sales in Monett. Ninety percent of the difference in sales tax income received by bi-county cities between April 2008 and 2009 could be traced directly to Monett...
Weekend Crashes Leave 11 People Hurt (04/27/09)
Eleven people were injured in several bi-county area traffic crashes over the weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: A Monett man was hurt in a one-vehicle wreck five miles east of Monett on Barry County Farm Road 2040 at 2:30 a.m. yesterday...
MHS Cubs Win Baseball Tournament (04/27/09)
Putting on an awesome offensive display, the Monett Cubs baseball team won the Monett round-robin tournament this past weekend by scoring a total of 45 runs to win all three games. Monett defeated the Purdy Eagles 16-3 in the opener on Friday. The Cubs completed the sweep Saturday by beating East Newton 16-5 and Seneca 13-1...
Ruth Greve (04/27/09)
Mrs. Ruth Anna Greve, 85, of Verona, Missouri, formerly of Morris, Ill., passed away at 9:11 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2009. She was born April 2, 1924 in Morris, Ill., the daughter of Vernon and Ethel (Claypool) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Hermannes Greve on April 7, 1951, and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2006...
Gertie Batson (04/27/09)
"Gertie" Helen Batson, 93, of Aurora, died at 3:20 a.m. April 25, 2009. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Marionville IOOF Cemetery with Ed Walls, pastor, officiating, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, april 28, at the funeral home...
Art Malony (04/27/09)
Art Malony, 79, of Monett, died yesterday, April 26, 2009. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
Mary Neimneyer-Pryor (04/27/09)
Marie Elizabeth Neimeyer-Pryor, 91, of Marionville, died at 9:20 a.m. April 23, 2009. Services were 10 a.m. April 25 at the United Methodist Church in Marionville with Rev. Phil Neimeyer officiating. Burial was in Spring River Cemetery under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora...
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