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Stories from Thursday, December 16, 2010

DREAM vision becomes clearer (12/16/10)
The first formal presentation by representatives of the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) initiative offered perspective on how the program may proceed in Monett. Patrick Hanlon, senior project manager with the engineering firm of Peckham Guyton Albers and Viets (PGAV), brought Russ Volmert, a landscape architect, and Dan Belcher, an urban designer, to speak to a meeting at the Monett Chamber of Commerce office on Tuesday and offer drawings of how to change a few of the downtown buildings.. ...
Mailing packages early is important (12/16/10)
Monett Postmaster Mike Williams reminds postal customers that there are only a few days left to ship Christmas cards and packages to ensure their arrival by Dec. 25. "Priority packages should be mailed no later than Wednesday, Dec. 22," Williams said. "But I would encourage people to get them in earlier...
Habitat leadership changes hands (12/16/10)
The Monett-Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity changed presidents at its monthly meeting on Tuesday. Ron Stair, pastor at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), succeeded Karen Nevin in the organization's top job. Stair, while relatively new to the Monett community, has been involved with Habitat for 20 years. Before joining the ministry, Stair worked for Yellow Freight, which played a major role with Habitat in the Kansas City area...
Cemetery to benefit from YMCA project (12/16/10)
Several Boy Scouts from Monett's Troop #38 were at Monett's South Park recently, braving the frigid temperatures to assist Thomas Willis in a project aimed at getting his Eagle Scout badge. The boys were at the site of the former Jones/Kleiboeker house, just south of the park where, under the supervision of four adults, they took down a chain link fence, which will be repurposed at the Anderson Cemetery...
Monett Sparks claim tourney championship (12/16/10)
The Monett Sparks fourth grade girls basketball team captured first place at the Lockwood Winter Warm-Up Tournament last Saturday. The Sparks defeated Lamar (19-2), Lockwood (22-8) and Pittsburg (Kan.) (12-11) en route to claiming the championship. "I was very proud of the fourth grade Sparks," said Coach Brad Kilgore. "The championship game was very intense with high emotions and lots of crowd noise, but the girls stayed focused despite a Lady Bullets' late rally."...
MMS wrestling Cubs pin yet another great season (12/16/10)
By JARED LANKFORD The Monett Cubs Middle School wrestling team finished its season on Tuesday night, traveling to Republic to take on the Tigers. Monett won 15 of 22 matches on the night. The Cubs won their ninth dual in a row. Wesley Ambramovitz highlighted the night by winning three matches for the Cubs...
PC eighth grade girls to play for title (12/16/10)
The Pierce City Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls basketball squad is enjoying a fine season. The Lady Eagles have compiled a 13-1 record this season, won the Ash Grove Tournament and will compete Tuesday Dec. 21 for the championship of the Spring River Valley Conference tournament against Jasper in Pierce City...
MMS Lady Cubs are wrapping up season (12/16/10)
The Monett Middle School Lady Cubs' eighth grade basketball team defeated Cassville 25-18 in the Big 8 Conference Tournamnet last Saturday. "The first half of the game we were getting tons of steals and looks but did not capitalize," said Monett Head Coach Amy Sampson. "In the third quarter, we finally started taking the ball to the basket off of our steals and pulled ahead very quickly."...
Christmas events, concerts, plays slated in four states Dec. 17-23 (12/16/10)
This week in Monett: At Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway, Brandon Turk will perform an acoustic set at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Phil Greer and Emily (Greer) Berger will offer bluegrass and gospel music beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Mocha Jo's closes at 3 p.m. on Saturday for a private party...
Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 16 (12/16/10)
100 YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1910 EIGHTY YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1930 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1940 SIXTY YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1950 FIFTY YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1960 FORTY YEARS AGO Dec. 16, 1970 Meteorological Observatory three miles southeast of Monett has been virtually completed with plans calling for complete operations sometime early next year...
Everett Vanderpool (12/16/10)
Everett L. Vanderpool, age 52, of Purdy, died on Sunday, Dec. 12 at his home. Cremation is under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.
Sarah Weaver (12/16/10)
Sarah Viola Elizabeth Weaver, age 77, of Cassville, died at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at her home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 20, in Oak Hill Cemetery near Cassville under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Mildred Black (12/16/10)
Mildred Ann Black, age 87, of Ozark, died at 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at Century Pines Nursing Home in Ozark. Local arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Services will be held at a later date in Okmulgee, Okla...
Margaret Mettlach (12/16/10)
Margaret Joan Mettlach, age 98, of Pierce City, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, while residing in Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. Margaret was born on Dec. 18, 1911, on a farm south of Pierce City, the daughter of the late Louis and Dorothea (Bruenn) Diebold...
Melvin Erickson (12/16/10)
Melvin Arnold "Joker" Erickson, age 84, of Aurora, died at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 at his home. A memorial service, with full military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.
Larry Johnson (12/16/10)
Larry D. Johnson, age 52, of Monett, MO, died on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Benchmark Healthcare, of Monett. He was born on Friday, Feb. 21, 1958 in Brawley, Calif. Mr. Johnson was a retired machinist from R&M in Purdy, MO. Surviving are the following: one son: Brian Johnson, of Monett, MO; one daughter: Vanita Garner, of Monett, MO; one sister: Bonnie Olesh, of Brawley, Calif; and two grandsons. He is also survived by his former wife, Wendy Johnson, of Monett...
Eula Fisher (12/16/10)
Mrs. Eula Emma (Sipes) Fisher, 93, of Monett, passed away on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Red Rose Inn in Cassville, Mo. She was born on Aug. 9, 1917 in Chatanooga, Okla. to William and Phidella (Metzer) Sipes. She was united in marriage to Temple George Fisher on Aug. 7, 1938 in Pittsburg, KS. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2002...
Doug Weatherly (12/16/10)
Doug Weatherly, age 44, of Monett, died on Monday, Dec. 13 at Freeman Hospital in Neosho. Weatherly was born on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1966 in Springfield. He was the son of the late David Weatherly and Mary Lou (Kirby) McGeehee. He married Joni Ellison on July 29, 1989 in Branson...
Hazel Holcomb (12/16/10)
Hazel Flossie Holcomb, age 90, of Exeter, died at 3:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 in Maplewood Cemetery near Exeter under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. There will be no visitation...
Flora Dummit (12/16/10)
Flora Pauline Dummit, age 92, of Cassville, died at 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17 in Cassville First Baptist Church under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Butterfield. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 12/15/10 (12/16/10)
Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 12/15/10 (12/16/10)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 12/17/10 (12/16/10)
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