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Stories from Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Expert speaks about changing EPA standards (05/12/09)
Changing federal standards for running wastewater systems have recently added confusion to what had been a relatively clear set of rules. Gale Roberts, retiring head of the wastewater division for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in Springfield, told city leaders and system operators at the Water and Wastewater Conference for the Southwest Section held in Monett, the situation is not likely to improve in the near future...
Artist with Barry County roots gains notoriety (05/12/09)
Think of a renowned painter from Missouri and people are most likely to think of Thomas Hart Benton from nearby Neosho. Famous artists are not known to have come out of Barry County, yet there is one, whose big paintings now sell for around $250,000...
Pierce City R-6 school board opts for teacher pay freeze (05/12/09)
Getting ready for the coming school year, the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education tackled teacher pay and vacancies at its March and April board meetings. Superintendent Russ Moreland presented the board with a budget for the 2009-10 school year that calls for an overall deficit of $2,379. Factoring out the debt service reserve, which has $23,160 in restricted funds for paying off debt, the deficit would rise to $25,539. The budget includes a reduction of $109,050 in supplies and equipment...
MHS Netters Fall To Forsyth (05/12/09)
In a tennis match at Forsyth, the Monett Cubs dropped four of six singles matches and two of three doubles encounters to lose, 6-3. Monett fell to seven wins against six defeats on the season. Winning in singles action for Monett were: Johannes Eisenhardt over Patrick Stewert 8-4; and Drew Williams over Chase Blackburn 8-6...
Republic Edges Cubs In Baseball Tourney (05/12/09)
Republic scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 12th inning last night to hand the Monett Cubs a heartbreaking 5-4 defeat in the baseball tournament at Republic. Monett saw its record go to 11 wins against five losses. Coach Michael Calhoun of the Cubs said, "The kids kept battling a very good team and left everything on the field. I am excited by he effort and enthusiasm they showed no matter what the situation was."...
Back In The Good Old Days (05/12/09)
NINETY YEARS AGO May 12, 1919 SEVENTY YEARS AGO May 12, 1939 FIFTY YEARS AGO May 12, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO May 12, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO May 12, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO May 12, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO May 12, 1999...
Mary Brafford (05/12/09)
Mary Brafford, 86, of Monett, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo. Mrs. Brafford was born May 11, 1923 in Sheriday, Wyo., the daughter of Charles Herbert and Emma Ellen Rose Angle. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett...
Lonnie Marshall (05/12/09)
Lonnie Eugene Marshall, 68, of Monett, Mo., died Monday, May 11, 2009, at Monett Health Care Center. Mr. Marshall was born July 1, 1940 in Cassville, Mo., the son of Christopher Joseph and Ruby Emmaline Turner Marshall. He was retired from Schreiber Foods in Monett and attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Marionville, Mo...
Virgil Thomas (05/12/09)
Virgil Lon "Pops" Thomas, 76, of Lockwood, died May 10, 2009. Services will be 10 a.m. tomorrow, May 13 at Gray's Point Church. Burial will be in Gray's Point Cemetery under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home of Miller. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, May 12, at the funeral home...
Mary Smith (05/12/09)
Mary Elaine Smith, 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:50 a.m. May 10, 2009. Burial will be in Vanzant Cemetery in Vanzant at a later date under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon.
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