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Stories from Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monett Street Department crews are ready, willing and able to combat winter snow and ice (12/01/10)
Winter is coming. While most people may prepare by digging out a scraper or shaking a fist at the blustery sky, the Monett Street Department has taken action. Last Wednesday crews even sprayed the Centennial Overpass bridge with Geomelt, the beet juice melting product that helps prevent ice buildup as colder weather rolled into the area...
Judge delays murder trial (12/01/10)
The trial of a Wheaton man accused of raping and murdering 9-year-old Rowan Ford has been delayed for a second time following hearings on Monday and Tuesday in Rolla. Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield announced Tuesday that she was postponing the trial of Christopher Collings, 35, until April 2011. Collings' trial was scheduled to begin on Jan. 13, 2011...
Purdy supports district's growing backpack program (12/01/10)
Purdy School District's backpack program is growing -- from 27 students at Thanksgiving to approximately 40 following Christmas break. The reason for the added numbers of students taking part in the program is two-fold: the need for students to have nutritional supplements when they are not in classes and the financial backing to ensure the program is sustained until year's end...
Christmas decorations light up the night (12/01/10)
Most Christmas light decorators place a few strings of lights around the edges of the homes or perhaps decorate a tree or put out some kind of display in the yard. And then there's the Danleys. Tyler and Tiffany Danley and their teenage children moved to rural Pierce City last January and they are serious about their decorating...
Schools host Christmas events (12/01/10)
Area schools have completed their plans for the upcoming Christmas programs. The Monett Intermediate School honor choir will be presenting a Christmas choir concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 at the middle school auditorium. The sixth grade band will also perform. Also on Dec. 7, the fifth and sixth grade honor choir will tour Lacoba and Benchmark nursing homes and will perform at the Monett Senior Center...
Verona Wildcats open with a thriller (12/01/10)
With 10.7 seconds remaining, trailing by one, Verona Lady Wildcat Jessica Smith calmly stepped to the free-throw line and sank two clutch shots to give Verona a 64-63 victory over the Central Lady Bulldogs. "I was a little nervous," said Smith. "I've been in those types of situations before and had faith that I was going to hit those shots."...
Pierce City splits openers (12/01/10)
The Pierce City Eagles basketball team rolled in it's season opener 67-13 Monday night against the Sarcoxie junior varsity team. The Eagles led 55-12 at halftime and held the JV Bears to one second half point. Statistically, Pierce City was led by Robert Baldwin who finished the game with 23 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. ...
Purdy starts season with victories (12/01/10)
The Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team opened the 2010 season with a 70-55 win over the Bolivar Lady Liberators Tuesday night in the Aurora Invitational Tournament. "It's always good to win your first game of the season," said Purdy Head Coach Grant Young. "We did a good job of pushing the ball and building a lead in the first half, but we still have areas that need improvement."...
Trinity Lutheran splits games with Joplin (12/01/10)
The Trinity Lutheran Lady White Knights (4-1) picked up a hard fought 31-24 win over the Joplin Area Home School Lady Eagles (4-3) on Monday night. The Lady Eagles had an overall size advantage, but the Lady Knights used their speed and press to keep it close...
Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 1 (12/01/10)
100 YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1910 EIGHTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO Dec. 1, 2000...
Memorial Christmas Ceremony (12/01/10)
During the Holidays we know that this is a difficult time during the recent loss of a loved one. In these next few weeks, it is important to have the support of family and friends. Memories are so precious to each and every one of us and we feel that the holiday season is a time to honor your loved one in our Memorial Christmas Ceremony...
Jimmie Stelling (12/01/10)
Jimmie Lee "Jim" Stelling, age 58, of Exeter, died at 12:50 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 25 in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield. A committal service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield...
Betty Johnson (12/01/10)
Betty Coleen (Patten) Johnson, age 85, of Miller, died at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28 at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller with burial to follow in the Misemer Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the funeral home chapel...
George Henson (12/01/10)
Mr. George Richard Henson, age 85, of Monett, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 at Cox South in Springfield. He was born on May 17, 1925 in Pleasant Ridge, Mo. to Amos and Lucy Ann (Haley) Henson. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Childress on April 20, 1948. She survives...
Clara Moore (12/01/10)
Mrs. Clara Moore, age 90, of Granby, Mo., formerly of Purdy, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010. She was born on Dec. 23, 1919 in Berryville, Ark. to Arthur and Grace (Allen) Smith. She was united in marriage to Johnie Moore on Jan. 20, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1995...
Walter Anderson (12/01/10)
Walter Anderson, age 85, of Monett, died on Nov. 19 at Cox Monett Hospital. Funeral services were held on Nov. 23 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Lonoke, Ark. Burial was in Hicks Cemetery in Lonoke, Ark.
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