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Stories from Monday, August 17, 2009

Area schools will be promoting flu prevention (08/17/09)
The 2009-10 school year begins Wednesday, and with the threat of the much-publicized H1N1 flu virus, also known as the swine flu, area school districts are taking a proactive approach. The majority of local school districts have received extensive information about the H1NI virus and have preventative measures in place that should give parents peace of mind when they send their children off to school this fall...
Golden teen drowns near Eagle Rock (08/17/09)
A Golden teenager drowned in Table Rock Lake on Saturday night while swimming in Owl Creek Cove near Eagle Rock. According to the Missouri State Water Patrol, officers dragged the lake and retrieved the body of 17-year-old James Tracy, IV, in 25 feet of water...
Ernte Fest draws large crowd to Freistatt (08/17/09)
Good weather and sizable crowds helped make the 36th annual Ernte Fest successful. Held Friday and Saturday in Freistatt, the German festival brought traditional food and fun to southwest Missouri and raised money for various charities supported by the Freistatt Lions Club...
Howdy Neighbor Days begins Wednesday for weekend run (08/17/09)
Pierce City's annual Howdy Neighbor Day (HND) festivities are scheduled to kick-off Wednesday and will include a wide variety of entertainment for all ages. Activities continue through Saturday, Aug. 22. According to HND Committee Secretary Jane Slagle, there will be approximately 25 booths, which will offer patrons the opportunity to purchase various items such as food, crafts, household items and more...
One Killed, Three Hurt In Area Wrecks (08/17/09)
One person was killed and three were injured in three bi-county traffic wrecks since Friday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: A Springfield man died in a one-vehicle crash at 4:30 p.m. Sunday on Highway 14 four miles east of Marionville in Lawrence County...
LawCo Deputy Wins Archery Medals (08/17/09)
Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy Chris Berry, a nationally recognized hunter and teacher, recently competed at the World Police and Fire Games and won every event. "Given my love for the sport of archery, I decided this was one event I wanted to tackle," Berry said. "I talked it over with my wife, April, and Sheriff Brad Delay, with both saying 'Go for it.' "...
Back In The Good Old Days (08/17/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO August 17, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO August 17, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO August 17, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO August 17, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO August 17, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO August 17, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO August 17, 1999...
Vernon Brockschmidt (08/17/09)
Vernon Richard Gustav Brockschmidt, 79, of Monett, Mo,. died August 15, 2009, at his residence. Mr. Brockschmidt was born on February 17, 1930 in Freistatt, Mo., son of the late Walter and Louise (Lampe) Brockschmidt. Vernon attended Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt. ...
Dick Landreth (08/17/09)
Mr. Dick Landreth, 64, of Purdy, passed away Sunday, August 16, 2009, at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield, Mo. He was born July 21, 1945, the son of the late Joe and Douglas Adams Landreth. He was married to Virginia Brafford on January 29, 1965, in Monett, and she survives...
Wilma Sanders (08/17/09)
Mrs. Wilma Ruth Sanders, 69, of Monett, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 14, 2009, at her home in Monett. She was born July 18, 1940 in Purdy, the daughter of the late Otis and Mary "Gardner" Kackley. She was united in marriage to Leroy Sanders on May 30, 1958 in Monett, and he survives...
Mary Wicks (08/17/09)
Mary Helen Wicks, 82, of Mt. Vernon, died at 1:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 2009. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Lockwood Cemetery with Rev. Jack Daniel officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon...
Becky Phillips (08/17/09)
Sammye "Becky" Phillips, 61, of Eldon, formerly of Aurora, died at 3:10 p.m. Aug. 13, 2009. Graveside services were 3 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at rock Prairie Cemetery in Halltown under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora.
James Murray (08/17/09)
James Burl Murray, 71, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Monett, died Aug. 14, 2009. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home of Monett.
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