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Stories from Monday, August 30, 2010

Monett test scores show positive trend (08/30/10)
Results from last spring's Missouri Achievement Program (MAP) tests are back for the Monett R-1 School District. Assistant Superintendent Julie Germann described positive trends and highlighted some ongoing concerns in explaining the scores to board members at their August meeting...
New cyber-bullying law in effect (08/30/10)
Missouri's new "cyber-bullying" law went into effect last Friday. The law directs school districts to take specific policy positions against intimidation by new forms of technology. Little change is expected, however, in how schools conduct their disciplinary policies...
New POW/MIA program to be held Sept. 12 (08/30/10)
A program honoring military prisoners of war and those missing in action will be held at Monett's South Park on Sunday, Sept. 12. This event will be hosted by Missouri Chapter #3 of Rolling Thunder. The program will be a rescheduling of what had been planned for April 24 but was cancelled due to weather...
Three hurt in weekend crashes (08/30/10)
Three people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Washburn on Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Chevrolet truck, driven by James Butts, 18, of Washburn, failed to yield after stopping and drove into the side of a 2006 Chevrolet SUV, driven by Shawn Ragan, 29, of Washburn. The crash occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Highway 37...
Cubs beat Mustangs 10-0 for first win of 2010 (08/30/10)
Chad Depée's debut as head coach of the Monett Cubs football team was a success last Friday night due primarily to the play of the special teams late in the game. Monett converted a blocked punt into a touchdown and a fumble recovery on the ensuing kickoff into a field goal in the fourth quarter to defeat the host McDonald County Mustangs 10-0 in a non-conference contest...
PC Eagles soar to first gridiron season win over Sarcoxie (08/30/10)
Any pre-game nervousness that first year Pierce City Eagles' Head Football Coach Mac Whitehead had were quickly alleviated with a 48-7 rout of the Sarcoxie Bears. The Eagles scored a touchdown on its first six possessions and seven of its first eight...
Cubs softball squad takes second at weekend tourney in Ash Grove (08/30/10)
The Monett Lady Cubs' softball team (4-1) had a very productive weekend going 3-1 and finishing second in the Ash Grove Tournament. On Friday the Lady Cubs defeated Crane 9-3. Paige Marney pitched seven innings, allowing eight hits, three runs and striking out three...
Lady Cubs tennis team edges Aurora in thriller (08/30/10)
The Monett Lady Cubs' (2-1) tennis team defeated Aurora 5-4 in dramatic fashion Friday night. "The girls gave tremendous effort tonight," Lady Cubs Head Coach Bob Crain said. "They played very well under pressure." The Lady Cubs started off the night with winning singles matches from Carrie Robbins (8-2), Theresa Mangler (8-4), Katelyn Sperandio (8-4), Nurpa Desai (8-3)...
Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 30-31 (08/30/10)
100 YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1910 EIGHTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Aug. 30, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO...
William Woolman (08/30/10)
William W. "Bill" Woolman, age 87, of Shell Knob, died at 8:05 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, in Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial with military honors was held on Tuesday, Aug. 31 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in Watonga, Okla...
Leon Vaughn (08/30/10)
Leon Vaughn, age 76, passed away on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at his home in Monett. Leon was born on October 3, 1933 in Hickory, AR, the son of the late Loyd Wayne and Pearl Edna (Tucker) Vaughn. Leon was preceded in death by one son, Rick Vaughn; two brothers, Donald and Wayne Vaughn; and two sisters, Roxanne Cupp and Shirley Vaughn...
Leona Frogue (08/30/10)
Leona Louise Frogue, age 83, of Mt. Vernon, died at 7:22 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 27 at Lawrence County Manor. A graveside service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held on Monday, Aug. 30.
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