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Stories from Monday, January 10, 2011

Task force seized over $3 million in drugs (01/10/11)
In 2010, the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force seized approximately $3.5 million dollars worth of drugs off the streets compared to $2.6 million in 2009. Officers with the task force worked 402 cases during the course of the year, confiscating over 968 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $968,410. The task force also dismantled 92 meth labs, which was twice as many as in 2009...
Crops conference looks at Research Center innovations (01/10/11)
Innovations in research and programs at the University of Missouri's Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon was provided by Richard Crawford, superintendent, at the 87th annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference last week. Studies on how well beef cattle convert feed into weight have expanded into groundbreaking areas, Crawford said. ...
Have house, will travel (01/10/11)
The house built by students in the construction technology class at the Southwest Area Career Center was moved from the school grounds to the southwest corner of Eighth and Scott streets on Thursday night. The Monett R-1 School District has been unable to sell the house from its pad beside the classroom at the Career Center. The Board of Education decided to move the house to the lots owned by the district so the class could get on with its next project...
Day raises Amber Alert awareness (01/10/11)
Nationwide, Jan. 13, 2011 has been designated as Amber Alert Awareness Day, and law enforcement agencies in Monett, as well as others across the United States, will recognize the impact that the service has had on assisting investigators in recovering abducted children...
Monett Cubs wrestling tournament a success (01/10/11)
The Monett wrestling Cubs finished sixth out of 13 teams at the 39th annual Monett Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Reeds Spring, Bolivar and South Moore (Okla.) finished first, second and third respectively. Monett individual results were as follows:...
Verona squads split games with TJ Cavaliers (01/10/11)
The Verona Lady Wildcats basketball team cruised to a 69-25 victory over Thomas Jefferson Friday night in Joplin. The Lady Wildcats forced 32 Lady Cavalier turnovers, which led to 46 Lady Wildcat transition points. All 10 of Verona's players saw time in the game with six different Lady Wildcats scoring...
Purdy Eagles get past pesky Pierce City (01/10/11)
The Purdy Eagles picked up a 52-46 win over the Pierce City Eagles Friday night. "I was proud of the way our team battled," said Pierce City Head Coach Matt Street. "Purdy is a very quick and talented team. I thought we played well enough to win. Credit Purdy with making plays when they had to."...
Monett Cubs fall in overtime (01/10/11)
The Monett Cubs basketball team fell 57-50 to Mt. Vernon Friday night in overtime. Trailing much of the evening, the Cubs staged a furious fourth quarter rally and had a chance to win the game at the buzzer. "We came up short," said Monett Head Coach Ty Goetz. "We had our chances to win the game in the last 13 seconds. We just didn't get it done."...
Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 10-11 (01/10/11)
EIGHTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1931 SEVENTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1941 SIXTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1951 FIFTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1961 FORTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1971 THIRTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1980 TWENTY YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 1991 TEN YEARS AGO Jan. 10, 2001 100 YEARS AGO...
Edward Grigg (01/10/11)
Edward Sloan Grigg passed away on Nov. 15, 2010 in Atlanta, Ga. He was 76 years old. Mr. Grigg was born on June 10, 1934 in Coffeyville, Kan. to Thelma V. Sloan Grigg and Edward W. Grigg. Edward S. Grigg resided in a nursing home near his niece, Susan G. Tiz--n, since early 2007...
Dennis Newman (01/10/11)
Dennis Rickey Newman, age 60, of Oak Grove, died on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Log Church Cemetery near Butterfield. Visitation will be held from noon until service time on Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Fontella Branstetter (01/10/11)
Fontella "Furl" Branstetter, age 87, of Purdy, died at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center in Cassville. Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 9 in Mars Hill Church in Scholten under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was in Mars Hill Cemetery in Scholten...
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