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Stories from Monday, April 25, 2011

Judge rules for Monett TIFs (04/25/11)
Litigation over Monett's tax increment financing (TIF) program swung in favor of Monett last week as Judge Neal Quitno ruled in favor of the city against Barry and Lawrence counties and the Barry County Emergency Services Board. The judge granted summary judgment for the city on all the arguments, leaving no issues remaining to go to trial...
High water threatens Monett (04/25/11)
Severe weather was in Monett's outlook for much of the weekend. The severe storm that moved through town triggering tornado sirens on Friday evening and reports of golf ball sized hail south of town. Bob Lombard reported residents around Wheaton took photos of a funnel cloud in the air but no touchdown or damage was reported...
Murder trial ends with a mistrial (04/25/11)
ROLLA----The murder trial of Christopher Collings came to an unexpected end on Saturday when Phelps County Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield declared a mistrial after three and a half days of jury selection. According to Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox, the mistrial occurred because there was not a large enough jury pool to select a jury...
Firefighters graduate from Monett program (04/25/11)
Twenty-one firefighters graduated from the Firefighter I and II classes offered by the Monett Fire Department. Graduation ceremonies were held recently in the Monett City Hall Auditorium. Participating firefighters began their training in September 2010. According to Shane L. Anderson, training officer for the Monett Fire Department, the course ran slightly longer than scheduled due to extreme weather...
Pierce City School Board buys equipment to reduce outside contract costs (04/25/11)
Pierce City Board of Education members held a routine meeting in March with several items of business handled. The board approved the purchase of a Kawasaki Turf Tiger lawn mower with a 61-inch deck at a cost of $11,693. Superintendent Russ Moreland said the mower would be fiscally responsible in that the district would no longer have to contract mowing services to a third party. ...
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Area youth set to round local diamonds (04/25/11)
Excitement is in the air at Monett North Park as the start of its youth baseball and softball season approaches. "We have over 450 youth from around the Monett area participating this year," said Kirk Verhoff, president of the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League. "The youth sports program is the largest event for Monett area youth. The community has always embraced our summer baseball and softball programs."...
Retha Brattin (04/25/11)
Retha Jean Brattin, age 74, of Exeter, died at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Munsey Chapel Cemetery near Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton...
Lonnie Dunn (04/25/11)
Lonnie Ray Dunn, 69, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at St. John's Hospital-Aurora. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. Services will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery with Don Deffenbaugh officiating...
John Kessinger (04/25/11)
John Thomas Kessinger, age 86, of Monett, MO died on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital. Mr. Kessinger was born in Clinton, MO on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1924, the son of John T. and Mary (Younger) Kessinger. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield, MO. Mr. Kessinger was cremated at his request under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Allen Hightower (04/25/11)
Allen Goodman Hightower was born on March 6, 1928 to John Grigg and Blanche Hightower in Panolo County, Texas. He was the fourth of 11 children. He died at 4:42 p.m. on April 22, 2011 in Monett, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27 at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home chapel in Monett. Burial will be at the Calton Cemetery near Pleasant Ridge...
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