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Stories from Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Monett council approves sale of federal bonds (06/23/10)
The Monett City Council authorized the sale of bonds from federal stimulus money for water projects and addressed a wide range of business during the monthly meeting on Monday. Council members approved the issuance, sale and delivery of $2,859,000 in Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds. ...
Income dips for library system (06/23/10)
The Board of Directors for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library looked at financial matters and addressed maintenance problems during its May meeting. Finances showed new pressures from different directions, reported Director Jean Berg. Income from local property tax through April showed a drop of more than $188,000 or 13 percent from a year ago. The decrease stemmed from the state lowering the district's tax levy...
Money scam hits Barry County area (06/23/10)
The Barry County Sheriff's Department has issued an alert about an ongoing money scam. Recently, area residents have been reporting that they have received notification by mail or e-mail that they have won cash or a prize. These notifications ask recipients to send in money to claim their cash or prizes. The scam artists are also trying to obtain an individual's bank account number, Social Security number and date of birth...
Jolly Mill to host festival (06/23/10)
The Jolly Mill Foundation has announced plans to host its first Summer Old-Fashioned Arts and Crafts Festival. The event is slated from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 at Jolly Mill Park, located 10 miles southwest of Monett. The Mark Chapman Band will headline the live entertainment. Four bands have been booked to date for the occasion...
Purdy R-2 board approves cuts for coming year (06/23/10)
After an extended discussion the Purdy R-2 Board of Education voted to approve $103,729 in budget cuts for the 2010-11 school year. Board members received cost-cutting proposals in closed session at the April board meeting. Discussion focused on several less popular choices...
Monett Water Thrashers take second at Joplin (06/23/10)
The Monett Water Thrashers placed second in a field of 11 teams at the Joplin Invitational swim meet over the weekend, despite taking only 35 of the 150 swimmers on the squad's roster. Host Joplin won the meet, and Nevada was third. "We did very well with lots of great key swims to get second," said Coach Christin Janssen of her team...
Speedway busy on June 20 (06/23/10)
Racers kept the track busy at Monett Speedway on Sunday for the latest round of races. In the rookie races, Clayton Powell won both the warm-up heat and the feature race. Jesse James, Janette Murphy and Megan Graber won second, third and fourth in both the heat and the feature race. Lenny Coats rallied in the feature to finish fifth, advancing one place from the heat...
Back in the Good Old Days for June 23 (06/23/10)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO June 23, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO June 23, 2000...
Brian Nichols (06/23/10)
Brian Nichols, age 28, of Republic, MO., passed away on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Cox South Medical Center in Springfield, MO. Brian was born on June 4, 1982 in Nevada, MO., the son of Timothy Ray Nichols, Sr. and Sharon Faye (Knapp) Nichols. He was in the graduating class of 2000 from Northeast Vernon County High School in Walker, MO. ...
Robert Leeper (06/23/10)
Robert Nelson Leeper, age 82, of Greenfield, formerly of Miller, died on Sunday, June 20 at Dade County Nursing Home in Greenfield. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. June 23 at Lockwood First Baptist Church under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Interment was at King's Point Cemetery...
Myrtle Kind (06/23/10)
Myrtle E. Kind, age 97, of Moorhead, Minn., died on Friday, June 18, in Fargo, N.D., nursing home. She is the mother of Phyllis Melby, of Monett. Funeral services were held on June 22 at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Moorhead, Minn. under the direction of Korsmo Funeral Service in Moorhead, Minn...
Frieda Hemphill (06/23/10)
Frieda May Hemphill, age 73, of Shell Knob, died at 9:25 a.m. on Saturday, June 19. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens in Shell Knob...
Gary Coston (06/23/10)
Gary Don Coston, age 62, of Monett, died on Sunday June 20 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 25 at the Ballard Funeral Home in Roswell, N.M. Local arrangements are by Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Chong Wa Hang (06/23/10)
Chong Wa Hang, age 81, of St. Paul Minn., died at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 17. Visitation will be from Friday, June 25 until Monday, June 28 in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 28 in Newtonia Cemetery in Newtonia under the direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Buffalo Livestock Market-Buffalo, MO: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 06/22/10 (06/23/10)
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 6/22/10 (06/23/10)
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