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Stories from Friday, November 13, 2009

First H1N1 death reported in Barry County (11/13/09)
A 7-year-old girl has died from complications of the flu, becoming the flu-related death reported in Barry County. Barry County Health Department Administrator Kathleen King reported the death of the young girl this morning. "Although most of the cases of influenza in the United States have been mild, we are saddened to report that in this case the virus did cause a death for this child," said King. ...
Barry County Enhanced Enterprise Zone proposed for Barry County (11/13/09)
Nearly two dozen community members attended a Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) presentation on the Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) program, which was held at the Cassville City Hall on Nov. 5. "The EEZ is a tool that Barry County could use," said Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren. "It is fairly obvious that this will not affect the county that much, but it could affect other local entities. This is your meeting, not ours...
Rally kicks off Relay for Life (11/13/09)
Around 50 people attended the kickoff rally for the 15th annual Relay for Life in Monett on Tuesday. Leaders for the American Cancer Society fundraiser shared ideas and inspirational conversation to begin preparations for the May 7, 2010, event. Jennifer Cendroski, co-chairman of the Relay with Betty Messer, talked about the history of Relay for Life and how the program has worked in Monett over the years. Cendroski introduced the committee chairpersons who will spearhead fundraising work...
Pierce City School Board receives a construction update (11/13/09)
The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education approved purchase of a second van, accepted a revised budget and approved the annual audit during its October board meeting. The board approved the purchase of a 2005 Ford Freestar van from Kenny Neal Ford in Sarcoxie for $9,769. ...
Back In The Good Old Days (11/13/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO November 13, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO November 13, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO November 13, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO November 13, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO November 13, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO November 13, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO November 13, 1999...
Juana Pineda (11/13/09)
Juana Pineda, 45, of Monett, died yesterday, Nov. 12, 2009. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett. Wake will be held from 4 p.m. today, Nov. 13, to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 14, and from 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, until Mass on Monday...
Larry Pyle (11/13/09)
James Lawrence (Larry) Pyle, 56, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:32 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2009. Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 14 at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery. Visitation will be held from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home...
George Garrett Jr. (11/13/09)
Mr. George E. Garrett Jr., 68, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2009, at his home. He was born May 31, 1941 in Monett, Missouri. He was united in marriage to Mildred M. Swearingen, December 28, 1984 in Miami, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death in January of 2009...
Eldora Keith (11/13/09)
Eldora Columbia Gentry Young Keith, age 97, of Monett, MO, died Thursday at 10:35 p.m. November 12, 2009, at her home in Monett, MO. Mrs. Keith was a school teacher for many years, and in partnership with Tommy Young Motor Co. in Monett. She was born in Butterfield, MO, on May 19, 1912, the daughter of Martin and Dora (Hadley) Gentry. Mrs. Keith was preceded in death by her first husband, Tommy Young, in 1989, and her son, Jim Young, in 2006...
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