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Stories from Friday, December 3, 2010

Monett's Santa Claus makes preparations for toy drive, community dinner (12/03/10)
"This weekend we're going to start packing," said Linn Thornton, Monett's "Santa Claus." Thornton, 75, will continue his holiday odyssey in distributing toys to less fortunate children and families, which he has done since 1978. He has also started preparations for his 26th annual community dinner on Christmas day...
City is pursuing a storm shelter (12/03/10)
The Monett City Council has begun seriously exploring construction of another storm shelter to meet standards established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Presently Monett has nine "community refuges" where residents can take shelter in case of severe weather. The Monett R-1 School District has received approval to build a FEMA safety room as the new gymnasium at Monett Elementary School, which will be the first of its kind in Monett...
Monett author shares his golfing secrets (12/03/10)
Just in time for Christmas is a gift for the golfer in anyone's life -- a publication by Monett's Robert Markovics -- "54 Secrets to Playing Better Golf." The booklet was developed over a period of seven years and is designed to help existing golfers lower their scores and find greater enjoyment in the game. The booklet will also assist new golfers in evaluating whether golf is a game they should consider playing...
Drop box locations for Season of Hope listed (12/03/10)
Senator Jack Goodman has announced the drop box locations in Barry and Lawrence counties for this year's Season of Hope campaign. Food donations made at these locations will be picked up, boxed and delivered to families in need this holiday season. Season of Hope organizers are requesting turkeys, hams, chickens, boxed stuffing, boxed mashed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, canned cranberry sauce, canned green beans, cans or mixes for gravy and boxed macaroni and cheese...
Verona receives clean audit report (12/03/10)
Verona aldermen received the report of a good audit from Dawnata Hopkins, of the CPA Group of Monett, at their November meeting. Hopkins presented the company's findings for the year ending March 31, stating that the financial statements presented fairly the financial position of the city...
Verona falls to Mt. Vernon (12/03/10)
The Verona Lady Wildcats fell 43-30 to the Class 3 powerhouse Mt. Vernon Lady Mountaineers Thursday night in semifinals of the Aurora Lady Houn' Tournament. The Lady Wildcats pressured the Lady Mountaineers into 18 turnovers. "Defensively, I liked our intensity," said Verona Head Coach Ryan Yates. "We were able to speed Mt. Vernon up and force them to turn the ball over. We just failed to hit our open shots."...
Purdy advances to finals of AHS tournament (12/03/10)
For three quarters the Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team (2-0) looked frustrated and out of rhythm. Before the start of the fourth quarter Purdy Head Coach Grant Young reminded and encouraged his team to play their game and have fun. His girls listened...
Monett Cubs wrestling gets win (12/03/10)
By JARED LANKFORD The Monett Cubs wrestling team (1-0) defeated the Branson Pirates 54-29 Thursday night. "It was a great way to start the season," said Monett Head Coach Daryl Bradley. The Cubs were well represented, winning eight of the 13 matches...
Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 3 (12/03/10)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1970 THIRTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 1990 TEN YEARS AGO Dec. 3, 2000...
Tracy Hancock (12/03/10)
Tracy Lynn Hancock, age 40, of Elkland, died at 4:20 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 at her home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with burial to follow at the Spring River Cemetery in Verona...
Wilma Gillespie (12/03/10)
Wilma Ruth Gillespie, age 82, of Jenkins, died at 11:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery near Cassville. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Helen Ennis (12/03/10)
Helen Ennis, age 72, of Cassville, died at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Ennis Cemetery near Cassville. Visitation will be held from noon until service time on Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Ellis George (12/03/10)
Ellis Eugene "Gene" George, 88, a life long resident of the Springdale, Ark. area, died Dec. 1, 2010 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. surrounded by his family. He was born on July 15, 1922 at home in the Brush Creek community of Elm Springs, Ark. to Charles Lee and Willie Jeanette Lowe George...
Joplin- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Special Wean-Vac and Source Verified Feeder Cattle Report for 12/2/2010 (12/03/10)
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