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Stories from Friday, September 17, 2010

City still negotiating contract with Empire (09/17/10)
Negotiations between the City of Monett and Empire District Electric Company over a new wholesale contract for the purchase of electricity have reached a critical point. Electricity sales are the single largest source of revenue for the city. Decisions are close on a deal that will impact city operations for the next 10 years...
Purdy Council gets update on smoke testing results (09/17/10)
Members of the Purdy City Council received an update on the city's recent smoke testing of wastewater lines from Ray Greek of Ace Pipe Cleaning at their September meeting Monday night. Greek said smoke testing results on the west side of town revealed 32 violations, and he urged aldermen to go ahead and have the east side of town tested...
Monett DFA workers recognized for safety (09/17/10)
Because of its commitment to safety, the Monett plant for Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) has reached a milestone of two years with no lost-time accidents. More than 80 employees operate the plant, which manufactures cheddar cheese ingredients and whey products...
Free children's flu shots offered (09/17/10)
The Lawrence County Health Department now has flu vaccine available for children ages six months to 18 years who reside in Lawrence County. The vaccine and nasal mist protect against A/H1N1 (pandemic) influenza, A/H3N2 influenza and influenza B. Vaccinations are available free of charge to children Who live in Lawrence County. There is a $10 charge for children residing outside of Lawrence County...
Aurora man hurt in crash on Highway 60 (09/17/10)
A two-vehicle crash last night sent an Aurora man to a Springfield hospital. The wreck occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Highway 60 two miles east of Monett when the driver of a 1996 Ford Explorer, Patsy A. Watson, 57, of Verona, pulled into the path of a 2005 Honda motorcycle operated by Danny R. Decker, 41. The Explorer continued off the road and overturned...
Monett softball handles Lady Trojans (09/17/10)
The Monett Lady Cubs softball team notched another victory Thursday night with a 7-4 win over Southwest. Monett used a four-run third inning and build a 7-2 lead. "I thought our girls did a good job at the plate tonight," Cubs Coach Ty Goetz said. "We have been working on proper hitting technique, and tonight the girls demonstrated the results of that effort."...
Monett Lady Cub netters defeat Lady Houn's 7-2 (09/17/10)
The Monett Lady Cubs tennis team (4-4) defeated Aurora 7-2 Thursday night. "Because of the rain, this was only our third home match," said Head Coach Bob Crain. "This was a good win for us. We are finally getting healthy and playing good tennis." In singles play, Brittany Huebner won 8-3 over Natalie Phipps. Carrie Robbins, Nurpa Desai, Nurpa Desai, Katelyn Sperandio and Theresa Mangler also won...
Monett soccer falls to Willard (09/17/10)
For 60 of the game's 70 minutes the Monett Cubs played solid soccer Thursday night. However, it was two, five -minute stretches where the damage was done in a 4-0 loss to Willard. The Tigers scored goals in the 31st, 33rd, 65th and 70th minutes. "Tonight we learned first hand the importance of playing hard the entire game," said Cubs Coach Jeremy Wilson. "We let up just for a minute and next thing you know we are down two goals."...
Monett volleyball falls to Neosho (09/17/10)
The Monett Lady Cubs (1-3) volleyball team fell 20-25, 17-25 to the Neosho Lady Wildcats Thursday night. "We need to focus on eiminating our errors," Coach Shyrah Perry said. "We can't dwell on negative play." Amanda McKinney had 14 digs for the Lady Cubs. Maddie Schmidt added four kills...
Back In the Good Old Days for Sept. 17 (09/17/10)
NINETY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1920 EIGHTY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Sept, 17, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Sept. 17, 1990...
Elna Ziegelbein (09/17/10)
Elna Anna Fredericka Bredehoft Ziegelbein was born April 4, 1910, at Concordia, Missouri, the daughter of Otto and Alwine (Roepe) Bredehoft. She was baptized April 24, 1910, and confirmed March 25, 1923, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia. She and Fred Henry Ziegelbein were married July 20, 1930, at Concordia and lived in Springfield, Missouri, until moving to Monett, Missouri, in 1948 with the opening of the Producer's Creamery plant. ...
Deane Stark (09/17/10)
Deane Stark, age 82, of Monett, Mo., passed from this life on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at Cox-Monett Hospital. Deane was born in Monett on Dec. 3, 1927, the daughter of the late S.A. and Lena (Lillas) Henson. She was a graduate of Monett High School with the class of 1947. ...
Mary Shore (09/17/10)
Mary E. Shore, age 80, of Cassville, died at 7:57 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Highlandville Mo.-CRS Sale's Co. Sheep and Goat Sale.: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 09-17-10 (09/17/10)
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