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Stories from Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sheriff seeks to move forward from jail crisis (11/11/09)
In approaching the problems at the Lawrence County Jail, Sheriff Brad DeLay said recognizing the depth of the issues has been a key part of determining where to go next. According to DeLay, the jail was built to house 32 prisoners but had been modified over the years to hold 55 people...
Emergency officials promote winter weather awareness (11/11/09)
The National Weather Service (NWS) along with partners from across Kansas and Missouri have designated Thursday, Nov. 19 as Winter Weather Awareness Day in Kansas and Missouri. "Since we are approaching the winter season, this is the perfect time for our citizens to begin getting prepared for winter snow, blizzards and freezing weather," said David Compton, Barry County Emergency Management Director...
Festival of Flavors offers culinary treats (11/11/09)
Tomorrow night will be the fifth annual Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Flavors, a culinary treat giving local restaurants, food industry providers and area retailers a chance to show off their specialties. The event will be held at the St. Lawrence Catholic School gymnasium at Seventh and Cale Street. Parking is available across the street and around the block...
Jaycees accepting basket donations (11/11/09)
Monett Jaycees are now accepting donations for Thanksgiving baskets to help less fortunate families in the area have a holiday celebration. Donation boxes have been placed at Ramey Supermarket, Save-A-Lot and Walmart. Canned goods and other non-perishable items will be accepted...
New Broadway Nights event kicks off this Friday (11/11/09)
Broadway Nights, the new monthly activity in downtown Monett, opens this Friday with a number of artisans joining business operators in their stores from 5 to 8 p.m. or later. Broadway Nights developed out of ideas exchanged by merchants. Linda Sitton, of Peppers and Company, had the idea of developing a Monett version of the montly art walk in Springfield. The recent addition of new cafés and art galleries in the downtown area opened up the idea...
PCHS Eagles Fall In State Grid Game (11/11/09)
Capitalizing on breaks in the third quarter to regain momentum, the host Lamar Tigers pulled away from the pesky Pierce City Eagles to log a 34-18 victory in a Class 2A sectional football game Monday night. Lamar, 6-6 on the year, will travel to Fair Grove on Saturday for a state quarterfinal game. Pierce City finished a fine year with a 7-5 record...
Back In The Good Old Days (11/11/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO November 11, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO November 11, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO November 11, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO November 11, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO November 11, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO November 11, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO November 11, 1999...
Benjamin Shipman (11/11/09)
Benjamin H. Shipman, 89, of Monett, died at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 10, 2009. Services will be held a 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13 at Lakin Funeral Chapel in Pierce City. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the funeral home...
Gerald Nicklas (11/11/09)
Gerald "Jerry" Nicklas, 60, of Monett, passed away November 10, 2009, at his home. He was born July 13, 1949 to Charles and Helen (Tennison) Nicklas in Pittsburg, California. He was united in marriage to Sringara Sharma in September of 2004 in Madras, India...
Jerry Bartelsmeyer (11/11/09)
Jerry Bartelsmeyer, 77, of Aurora, died at 4:43 p.m. Nov. 9, 2009. Services will be held a 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov., 12 at the United Methodist Church in Aurora. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home of Aurora...
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