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Stories from Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Purdy renews administrators' contracts (03/02/11)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education voted to keep its principals for the 2011-12 school year during the February monthly meeting. Board members voted to sign Elementary Principal Jeff Swadley, Middle School Principal Janet Boys and High School Principal Bob Vice to another year on their contracts. The move keeps all of the district's administrators on board, after signing Superintendent Jerry Lingo for another year in January...
R-6 board okays contract with Opaa! (03/02/11)
Members of the Pierce City R-6 Board were presented information about the Opaa! food service program at their February meeting. Greg Frost, regional manager for the company, was on hand to answer any questions that board members had concerning the food service program...
Hardy souls gather at the river (03/02/11)
tures around 23 degrees greeted fishing fans who gathered in the valley at Roaring River State Park yesterday for the opening of trout season. A generally light breeze was enough to keep fingers cold and instill a sense of determination among those gathered for the big event...
Monett soldier killed in Afghanistan (03/02/11)
A Monett High School graduate has been killed during the war in Afghanistan. Christopher Stark, 22, who graduated from Monett High School in 2007, died Sunday when the military truck he was driving was hit by an IED. Stark was a member of the United States Army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit. He lived in Fort Polk, La...
Purdy Eagles pick up playoff win (03/02/11)
The Purdy Eagles will play in the district semi-finals after defeating College Heights 66-48 Tuesday night. The Eagles led 24-18 after one quarter of play and 42-25 at halftime. "I thought we shared the ball extremely well tonight," said Purdy Head Coach Tommy Egan. ...
PC Eagles roll in district playoff action (03/02/11)
The top seeds all held serve at the Class 3 District 12 boys basketball tournament at Seneca on Tuesday night. Top-seeded East Newton beat a stubborn Sarcoxie team, 58-50, Diamond ran away from Southwest for a 61-46 win, Pierce City topped Clever by a 65-51 count, and Mt. Vernon solved Seneca's stall to earn a 35-29 victory...
Verona Wildcats advance in district playoffs (03/02/11)
The Verona Wildcats advanced to the semi-finals of the Missouri Class 1, District 4 playoffs with a solid 68-44 victory over Lutie Tuesday night. "We played strong tonight," said Verona Head Coach Brad Stewart. "We hit shots early to establish a lead. It was nice to see Ascencion Estrada hit four 3-pointers."...
Sydney Denney (03/02/11)
Sydney Elizabeth Denney, infant daughter of Jeremy Denney, formerly of Monett and Chylea Lynn, of Webb City, passed away at 10:30 p.m. at birth on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Graveside services were held on March 3 at Ozark Memorial park in Joplin. Arrangements were under the direction of Mason Woodard Mortuary in Joplin...
Steve Walker (03/02/11)
James Stephen "Steve" Walker, age 51, of Cassville, died at 1:31 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services with full military honors were held on Tuesday, March 1 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Pooch Isbell (03/02/11)
James L. "Pooch" Isbell, 47, of Monett, passed away suddenly on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2011 with Derek Isbell officiating. Burial will follow at Monett IOOF...
Mary Lung (03/02/11)
Mary Ellen (Agnew) Lung, of Miller, died at 4:40 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 2 at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery at Custer City, Okla. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 3...
Kenneth Boyd (03/02/11)
Kenneth "Farmer" Boyd, age 61, of LaRussell, died at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 1 at Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial in the Summit Cemetery...
Connie Blackledge (03/02/11)
Connie Jo Blackledge, age 54, of Aurora, died on Feb. 27. A funeral service, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 3 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Pritchett Cemetery...
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