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Stories from Friday, December 4, 2009

Caboose delivered to Wheaton museum (12/04/09)
The town of Wheaton now has a railroad caboose to go with its Depot Museum. Wheaton's new prize arrived on Thursday morning and was placed on a railroad track built specifically for the car beside the museum. Museum organizers, who have made their facility a shrine to Wheaton's railroad history, greeted the arrival by ringing the recently acquired Swindle College bell...
Census planning continuing in Barry County (12/04/09)
The Barry County Complete Count Committee is gearing up for the 2010 Census. On Dec. 1, the committee discussed several options that could be used to distribute promotional materials and information across the county over the next month. The committee plans to distribute Census 2010 information at area basketball games during December and January. ...
Two more H1N1 clinics to be held (12/04/09)
The Barry County Health Department will be holding two more H1N1 flu clinics in the coming week at both the Monett and Cassville offices. The next clinic will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 followed by another clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10...
School Christmas programs in coming two weeks (12/04/09)
The season for area schools to present their holiday spirit to the public has arrived with Christmas programs slated to be held over the coming weeks. Monett High School and Monett Middle School will hold their combined Christmas choir concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7 in the middle school gymnasium. The high school and middle school band Christmas concert will be held on Dec. 14 at the high school...
Verona School Funding Plan His Snag (12/04/09)
A snag in funding for the bond issue approved by voters on Nov. 3 was revealed by Verona Superintendent of Schools William Sweet at the November board of education meeting. Sweet said the state isn't opening the Quality School Construction Bond (QT) application process until April of next year, which is after the Verona district had hoped to begin the project to tear down the old high school and construct and equip new looker rooms and physical conditioning facilities...
MHS Cubs, Wheaton Win Area Tourney Cage Games (12/04/09)
In area boys basketball tournaments last night, Monett rallied late to beat McDonald County 61-54 and Wheaton edged East Newton 49-48. Other area boys and girls teams did not fare so well in tournament games. Carthage Tournament Behind by 8 points entering the fourth quarter, the Monett Cubs stepped up the defensive pressure by limiting the McDonald County Mustangs to just 5 points in the final period while scoring 20 to win their first game of the year...
Monett Cubs Wrestlers Fall To Branson (12/04/09)
Forfeits proved the difference as the Monett Cubs opened the 2009-10 wrestling season at Branson last night with a 56-20 loss to the Pirates. "I thought we looked good for the first match," said Head Coach Daryl Bradley. "Our shape was good and that was the result of the hard work the kids have been putting in...
Back In The Good Old Days (12/04/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO December 4, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO December 4, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO December 4, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO December 4, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO December 4, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO December 4, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO December 4, 1999...
E.B. Sumners, Jr. (12/04/09)
E.B. "Junior" Sumners, Jr., age 83, of Aurora, died at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the First Christian Church with a reception following the service in the church fellowship hall. Private burial will be in the Maple Park Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Crafton Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Carroll Lombard (12/04/09)
Carroll Lombard, age 74, of Wheaton, died at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Muncie Cemetery in Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
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