Stories from Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Challenge grant benefits local CUB Fund
Monett R-1 School administrators and members of the Monett Area Community Foundation (MACF) gathered together Monday morning to accept a $5,000 check from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO). The money will benefit the Monett CUB Fund for the Monett Public Schools and represents the successful completion of the Harry Cooper Supply Company Campaign for the Ozarks...
Pot-growing operation is busted
Acting on a tip of possible drug activity, officers with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department went to the home of a Miller man, where officers discovered a marijuana-growing operation. Officers responded at about 5 p.m. on Monday evening to a call at the home of Jason Krempges, located on Highway DD, one-and-a-half miles east of Miller. ...
Firemen see fewer runs, more damage
Monett city firefighters saw a decline in runs during 2010 from the previous year but a spike in damage, thanks largely to the McDonald's fire on Jan. 9, 2010. Fire Chief Tom Jones said starting 2010 with the McDonald's fire that caused an estimated $3 million in damage put the department in a difficult spot for the year, just as the fire at A-1 Rental had done in 2009...
Purdy basketball continues outstanding season
A 20-4 run to open the second half propelled the Missouri Class 2 top-ranked Purdy Lady Eagles to a 62-38 victory over Exeter Monday night. "We talked about the ranking being nothing more than just an entertainment piece," said Purdy Head Coach Grant Young. "The Pierce City game and the first half of tonight show us that our opponents are using that ranking as motivation against us."...
Carl Junction over Monett 68-58
Marionville over Verona 58-38
Willard over Monett 58-46
Marshfield over Verona (Story comming in Thursday's paper)
For complete stories on the above game, see the print edition of The Monett Times.
Patricia Lee Gaines, age 40, of Lamar, passed away on Friday, Jan. 21 at her home following a six month illness. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar. Honoring Tricia's wishes, her body will be cremated...
Robert Douglas Egbert, age 42, of Verona, died at 9:35 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24 at his home. A funeral service will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with visitation starting at 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery at a later date...
Mildred Agnes Birkenbach Rausch, age 91, of Monett, went home to her Lord on Jan. 23, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield after a short illness. Visitation will be held at Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett on Friday, Jan. 28, from 6 until 8 p.m. ...
Lulu O. Culver, age 94, of Monett, died at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at her home.
Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Louis Flanagan, age 66, of Monett, died at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Frank Joseph Brankel, age 65, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:33 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 at his home.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial in the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora.
John Ford Jr.
Mr. John Ford Jr, 83, of Monett, passed away Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 at Cox Monett Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at Monett IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Bob Whittemire and Rev. F.C. Lassiter officiating...
David Alan O'Neal, age 33, of Crosby, Texas, formerly of Billings, died on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with burial following at the Calvary Cemetery in Verona. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service...