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Stories from Thursday, September 30, 2010

City hosts discussion on airport (09/30/10)
An open house on plans for the Monett Municipal Airport last week provided information on height and hazard concerns. Public interest shifted instead to the city's plans to acquire more property around the airport land. Scott Michie, height and hazards specialist with the engineering firm of Bucher, Willis and Ratliff (BWR), fielded questions initially. ...
Camp Barnabas wins big, again (09/30/10)
Country music star Joe Nichols recently took on a team of fifth graders on the celebrity edition of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,"" tackling a variety of subjects ranging from geography to social studies. Nichols played for his favorite charity, Camp Barnabas, located near Purdy, winning $125,000 for the camp that caters to young people with special needs. His younger sister Kelli has attended the camp for several years...
Monett's Dave Beckett reconnects with his now famous Gran Torino (09/30/10)
This summer, Dave Beckett took a walk down memory lane when he and his family visited the Warner Brothers Studios Picture Car Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., to view the first new car he ever purchased at age 20. That vintage vehicle is now on display in the museum after it appeared in Clint Eastwood's 2008 blockbuster "Gran Torino."...
R-2 Board discusses new teacher incentive program (09/30/10)
At its September meeting, the Purdy R-2 Board of Education reviewed the district's new Teacher Incentive Program (TIPS), which replaces the Career Ladder program that lost state funding this year. Superintendent Jerry Lingo said the district budgeted what had been paid into last year's Career Ladder program, plus another $10,000 in savings, to pay for TIPS. The available $59,000 would enable the district to support some of the services provided under Career Ladder previously...
Concussions can be a big headache (09/30/10)
When the subject of concussions is brought up in casual conversation, people tend to have a preconceived notion of what it means. Often, people picture some injured person sprawled out and unconscious on the ground. Above that injured individual stands a member of a medical staff waving some sort of sour smelling vial under their nose until they regain consciousness. ...
Cubs take on familiar foe (09/30/10)
Twelve miles. That is all that separates one of southwest Missouri's best rivalries. On Friday night Monett and Aurora will renew this storied battle between two Big 8 foes. "You never want to admit that your players get up for one opponent more than any other," said Monett Head Coach Chad Depée. "Motivation will not be an issue Friday."...
Eagles look to soar (09/30/10)
The Pierce City Eagles football team looks to continue what is turning into a very special season. Friday, they host the McAuley Warriors. This will be the first meeting between the two teams. The Eagles feature one of the most prolific offenses in the area, averaging 46.2 points per game. Their quarterback Cedric O'Hara, running back Cody Cox and fullback Curtis Palmer are averaging over 10-yards per carry...
Monett Speedway season ends (09/30/10)
The Monett Speedway ended its regular season on Sunday with the Race Brothers Farm and Home Supply Show Me Racing Series. A full slate of races gave fans a busy night. The Rookie division had five racers in both the preliminary heat and the feature race. Clayton Powell won both dashes for the checkered flag. Frank James bounced from last in the heat to first in the feature, bumping down Wyatt Bunch, Tim Murphy and John Beard, who finished in order in both races...
Fall festivals, concerts, plays offered for four-states entertainment Oct. 1-8 (09/30/10)
This week in Monett: First Friday Cruise-In is planned for vehicle enthusiasts between Third and Fourth streets on Broadway tomorrow., hosted by Denali Dreams. At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, multi-instrumentalist Brian Lindell will play at 7 p.m. Saturday...
Back In the Good Old Days for Sept. 30 (09/30/10)
100 YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1910 EIGHTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Sept. 30, 1990...
Dorothy Atwell (09/30/10)
Dorothy Mercer Atwell, age 85, of Monett, died yesterday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Selina Craig (09/30/10)
Selina Craig, age 92, of Monett, passed from this life on Tuesday evening, September 28, 2010, at Cox Medical Center in Springfield. Selina was born in St. Louis, MO., on February 9, 1918, the daughter of the late Robert and Rosemary (Trinkle) Vogt. Selina graduated from Monett High School in 1935 and then furthered her education at SMSU where she received her Bachelor's Degree. Selina then obtained her Master's Degree in Education from Drury University...
Nena Edens (09/30/10)
Nena Mae Edens, age 80, of Cassville, died at 5:04 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29. Funeral services woll be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Cassville under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery in Cassville...
Kenneth Robbins (09/30/10)
Kenneth Leroy Robbins, age 63, of Cassville, died at 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 1, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday (today) at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 9/29/10 (09/30/10)
Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 9/29/10 (09/30/10)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 10/01/10 (09/30/10)
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