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Stories from Monday, April 4, 2011

Who will be Mr. MHS? (04/04/11)
Ten Monett High School students, pictured above, competed on Friday for the honor of being named Mr. MHS. The unconventional contest turned the tables on the traditional beauty pageant format and had the men wear dresses, walk the runway, perform in a talent show and a dance-off for the four finalists. ...
Rough spots mark start of golf course season this spring (04/04/11)
Warmer weather has picked up activity at the Windmind Ridge municipal golf course in Monett. After problems in course maintenance last summer, steps have been taken to bring back regular customers though golfers are not impressed with the course at the present time...
Sales tax receipts take a dip (04/04/11)
After two months of improved sales tax revenues coming into the bi-county area to start 2011, March totals reflected a 15 percent drop over a year ago, showing the economic downturn has not faded away. Monett took the hardest fall of any bi-county town. ...
R-1 Board receives SWACC update (04/04/11)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education heard reports on the Southwest Area Career Center and changes in standards that will impact the local district. Career Center Director Brad Hanson saw several strengths in the vocational training program. The number of students per teacher is very manageable. ...
Monett falls in championship to Seneca (04/04/11)
The Monett Cubs (5-2) fell 10-9 in eight innings to the Seneca Indians in the championship game of the Monett Invitational Tournament Saturday. "It hurts," said Monett Head Coach Michael Calhoun. "You always want to win, but you learn from your mistakes and you get better."...
Monett Cub netters down Nevada 6-3 (04/04/11)
The Monett Cubs tennis team defeated Nevada 6-3 on Friday. In singles action, Monett's Alex Hall won 8-5, Shane George won 8-3, Chris Trout won 8-4, and Andres DeLeon prevailed 8-3. In doubles, Hall and George came back from a 6-3 deficit to win 9-7. The duo of Abraham Mejia and Trout won 8-5...
Reports says Miami's Haith to leave and coach Mizzou Tigers (04/04/11)
MIAMI (AP) -- Frank Haith has agreed in principle to take over as coach at Missouri, leaving the Miami basketball program after seven seasons, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press late Sunday night. Haith has not signed a contract, according to the person, who spoke to The AP on condition of anonymity because Missouri officials had not formally approved the new deal. ...
Noveta Hemkamp (04/04/11)
Noveta Hemkamp Noveta Marie Helmkamp, age 87, of Monett, MO, passed from this life on Sunday morning, April 3, 2011, at her home following a short illness. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO...
Lawrence Sperandio (04/04/11)
Lawrence Charles "LC" Sperandio, Jr., age 82, of Verona, Missouri, passed away at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at the Calvary Cemetery in Verona, Missouri. ...
John Griffiths Jr. (04/04/11)
John Griffiths Jr., age 90, of Pierce City, MO, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO, after a short illness. uneral services for Mr. Griffiths will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the Buchanan Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Memorial contributions have been requested to the American Heart Association...
John Fischer (04/04/11)
John Leon "Pete" Fischer of Springfield, formerly of Verona, age 59, died on April 1 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora. The visitation will be held from 1 until 2 p.m., prior to the service...
Harold Muench (04/04/11)
Harold Fredrick Muench, age 89, of Aurora, died at 7 a.m. on Friday, April 1, at his home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 9, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the funeral home chapel...
Freda Cole (04/04/11)
Freda Cole, of Pierce City, died at 11:10 p.m. on April 3 at Christian Healthcare Center in Republic. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
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