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Stories from Thursday, July 15, 2010

New grade policies will impact MHS (07/15/10)
Monett High School has a new policy on grades that was approved by the Monett R-1 Board of Education in June. The changes have wide reaching impact on fundamental grading and other evaluation. Principal David Steward began an evaluation of the school's grading system in January 2009 by having the faculty study Ken O'Connor's book, "Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades." Revisiting the subject in February 2010, Steward found teachers generally agreed grades had become an evaluation of learning, attendance and behavior.. ...
Cutting edge technology drives 1Look's vision (07/15/10)
Security remains a top concern in today's business world. Concerns about limiting access to the wrong people extends from the local school to office buildings nationwide. Finding a way to improve security affordability is like inventing a better mousetrap...
Monett hero is honored (07/15/10)
Alvin Schad, of Monett, was honored Tuesday on KTTS Radio in Springfield for his military service and support of the recent Shoeboxes for Soldiers effort. A Korean War veteran, Schad had been a prisoner of war from 1951 to 1953. He wrote a letter to soldiers in Afghanistan that was placed in each of 400 boxes that recently shipped from southwest Missouri. ...
The Den celebrates first anniversary (07/15/10)
On July 17, 2009, The Den youth center, located on Broadway Street in Monett, opened its doors for the first time. This week, The Den will be celebrating an amazing first year with a Saturday night birthday celebration, open to the community, not just the kids this time...
Mac County pins district tourney loss on Monett (07/15/10)
Double elimination sounds so much more friendly than one and done. However, in the American Legion's District 15 field of 12 teams, the reality is simple mathematics. A team can sweep through the winner's bracket and earn the trophy with a paltry four wins, thanks to a first-round bye. But if you lose in the first round, then you have to win seven consecutive nine-inning games to take the title...
Big stars, bluegrass, shows offered in four-state entertainment July 16-22 (07/15/10)
This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Romantix Antix with Christian Privett and Nate Brown perform at 7 p.m. on Friday. At Denali Dreams, 315 E. Broadway, there will be open mike at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Outstanding performers have a chance for a later booking...
Christopher Keeton (07/15/10)
Memorial services for Christopher C. Keeton, age 36, of Whitesboro, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 16, at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel in Sherman, Texas with Rev. Cass French, of Pecan Grove Church in Sherman, Texas officiating. Christopher died on Monday, July 12, in Denison, Texas, from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident...
Charles Jones (07/15/10)
Charles Elmer Jones, age 67, of Aurora, died at 12:35 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 19 at the Aurora United Methodist Church with full military honors. A private burial will be conducted after the service...
Amanda Cooper (07/15/10)
Amanda Alice Cooper, age 84, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, July 13. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Eleanor Cendroski (07/15/10)
Mrs. Eleanor C. Cendroski, age 87, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Monett Health Care. She was born on Oct. 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Joe and Julia Golubski Zebert. She united in marriage to Joe Cendroski on Aug. 5, 1947 and he preceded her in death...
Larry Canady (07/15/10)
Larry Canady, age 55, of Neosho, died at 7 p.m. on July 10 in Cheyenne, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 15 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial will be in Van Buren Cemetery, near Wentworth. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Olive Larkin (07/15/10)
Olive Alees (Power) Larkin, 91, of Republic, Missouri, went to be with her Lord on July 12 2010. Olive was preceeded in death by her husband Reverend Tim Larkin. She was the only surviving child of H. I. and Florence Power. Malvern, Arkansas was her birthplace. Brookline Baptist Church was her church home...
Willette Lanning (07/15/10)
Willette Harman Lanning, 95, of Springfield, Missouri passed away Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 3:15 AM in Mercy Villa. She was born March 10, 1915 in Du Bois, Penn. to Edward Henry and Mary Ethel Corp Harman, the last of eight children. She graduated from McKinley Tech High School in Washington, D.C. and Draughons Business College. In school, Willette played in the band and was a member of Job's Daughters Drill Team for six years. She was an avid grower of flowers...
Robert Fleetwood (07/15/10)
Robert (Bob) Linzy Fleetwood, age 62, of Verona, died at  7:32 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at his home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. A memorial will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 23 at his home located at 11549 Lawrence 2200 in Verona...
Lester Buenning (07/15/10)
Lester Don Buenning, age 52, of Monett, Missouri, passed away at his home, Thursday, July 8, 2010. He was born in Monett, Missouri, March 29, 1958, the son of Eldon and Myrtle A. "Peggy" (Hinton) Buenning. On June 28, 1980, in Monett, he was united in marriage to Cathy A. Crane, who survives...
Hollis Baker (07/15/10)
Hollis D. Baker, age 82, of Derby, Kan., formerly of Cassville, died at Promise Regional Medical Center in Hutchinson, Kan., on Saturday, July 10. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, in Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville...
Gerald Arnold (07/15/10)
Gerald C. Arnold, age 79, formerly of Wheaton, died on Wednesday, July 7. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14 at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial with military honors was in Rocky Comfort Cemetery.
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 7/14/2010 (07/15/10)
Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 7/14/10 (07/15/10)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 07/16/10 (07/15/10)
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