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Stories from Friday, August 7, 2009

Monett School Board wrestle with finances (08/07/09)
Monett R-1 Board of Education members made financial decisions for the coming school year and secured a deal that will bring in funding from the sale of broadband space at their July meeting. Three weeks after closing the books on the 2008-09 school year, the board adopted a budget for the 2009-10 year with more solid projections than the preliminary roadmap adopted in June. Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann said additional tweaking is likely after enrollment figures firm up following Labor Day...
Off duty heroics net arrests (08/07/09)
The actions of an off-duty Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper resulted in the arrest of three individuals on burglary, driving while intoxicated and weapons charges yesterday. Trooper Andrew Ward was returning from a fishing trip in the early morning hours on Thursday when he observed three people packing items from the L&L Convenience Store in Eagle Rock into a vehicle...
Pierce City School Board votes on bond issue ballot language (08/07/09)
The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education approved ballot language for the school's new building project and heard a presentation from Jay Bierkortte of Historic Pierce City (HPC) during its July meeting. After voters rejected a bond issue in the April election, board members voted to place a revised $3.9 million bond issue proposal on the November ballot...
Questions Raised About Verona Police Patrols (08/07/09)
Concern was expressed at the July meeting of the Verona City Council by three residents regarding city police patrolling on recently annexed portions of Highway 60 and Business Highway 60. Ed Koehler, Mark Koehler and Robert Koehler, who all live outside the city limits of Verona, said they were displeased about law enforcement patrolling Highway 60 instead of patrolling inside the city...
Monett Water Thrashers Finish Second In Tri-State A Championships (08/07/09)
With a score of 434 points the Monett Water Thrashers swim team finished second last weekend in the Tri-State A Championships held in Siloam Springs, Ark. Joplin Stingray won the title with 479 points. A total of 12 teams competed. Thirteen members of the Monett team placed in the top three during the two-day event...
Back In The Good Old Days (08/07/09)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1929 SEVENTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1959 THIRTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO August 7, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO August 7, 1999...
Ariana Norem (08/07/09)
Ariana Elane Norem, 11-month-old daughter of Chaz R. and Angela N. Lissoni Norem, of La Russell, died Aug. 5, 2009. Services will be 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 8, at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 7, at the funeral home...
Robert Zent (08/07/09)
Robert A. "Bob" Zent, 52, of Collierville, Tenn., died Aug. 5, 2009. Services will be 2 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 8, at Fisherville Baptist Church. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10, in Summit Cemetery in Mt. Vernon under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon. Visitation will be 1 p.m. tomorrow at the church...
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