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Stories from Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A new downtown destination (05/11/11)
Efforts to revitalize Purdy's downtown business district are poised to take another step forward with the opening of the Utopian Bean coffeehouse and cafe at 200 Washington St. on Friday, May 20. Located in a newly refurbished building that is also home to the offices of Project Genesis, the Utopian Bean is a perfect gathering place for those looking for a freshly brewed cup of coffee, an expresso drink or a delicious homemade sandwich...
Verona, Pierce City name honor grads (05/11/11)
Verona High School and Pierce City HIgh School have released the names of their top graduating seniors for 2011. According to Terry Winton, VHS principal, Daisy Fernandez, daughter of Juan and Onorina Fernandez, has been named valedictorian, and Nathaniel Cochran, son of Karen and Steven Cochran, is salutatorian...
Successful fundraiser at St. Lawrence (05/11/11)
St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett hosted a dinner and dance on Saturday. Diners gathered in the festively decorated school gym and enjoyed a sumptuous buffet. Dancing followed later in the evening with music by Tequila, Lime, No Salt. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Lawrence School...
MoDOT to host public briefings (05/11/11)
Plans to close the Missouri Department of Transportation's district office in Joplin will be one of the items discussed at a series of community briefings that are scheduled to be held throughout the southwest Missouri region over the next three weeks...
Scammers are still targeting the elderly (05/11/11)
An elderly Barry County couple is out $1,400 after con artists pulled a roofing scam over the weekend. The couple, in their mid- to late-80s, have been having health issues and the husband has been providing care for his wife for several weeks. He was out in his yard in the Eagle Rock area trying to take care of the lawn when he was approached by a man and a woman in a black truck that had a ladder on a rack...
A morning of prayer (05/11/11)
Chad Bennett, pastor of the Monett Community Church, pictured at left, was the guest speaker at the prayer breakfast. He offered an inspirational message that focused on his struggle with significant health issues over the past year. His message challenged listeners to let God's desires replace their own desires through the process of prayer. ...
Saving bees in Monett (05/11/11)
The family of Michael and Emme Brattin, who live at 1010 Sixth St. in Monett, received a startling surprise last week when they discovered a foot-long hive of honey bees on a bush in their backyard. The hive seemed to have appeared out of nowhere within a day...
R-1 Board hears state policy report (05/11/11)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education heard reports on changes in state policy and progress on local programs during the April board meeting. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has proposed new accreditation standards for the fifth cycle of the Missouri School Improvement Program, which is renewed every five years. ...
Chalk art will highlight Broadway Nights (05/11/11)
The return of warm weather has brought a number of special features to the May Broadway Nights this Friday. Organizers have brought back the popular chalk art contest with a few variations. Local artists of all ages are invited to participate by drawing multi-colored designs of all kinds on the sidewalk on Friday...
Monett Cubs rout Everton on Senior Night (05/11/11)
For three weeks, Michael Calhoun Monett head baseball coach, has been preaching to his team about the need to start each game focused and fast. Before the contest on Tuesday, he added one more caveat to that list -- "have fun." The baseball Cubs responded by scoring 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning as they beat Everton 17-1 on Tuesday night at North Park...
Verona qualifies for sectionals (05/11/11)
The small town of Verona is full of big surprises these days. On Saturday at Willard, the Verona Wildcats quaiified five athletes in six different events for sectional competition at Cass Midway this Saturday. "It was a great day for Verona track," said Verona Coach Brad Stewart. ...
Monett Speedway results for May 8 (05/11/11)
After two rain-delayed weeks, the Monett Speedway was finally roaring with action on Sunday. Street Stock Heat #1 1. John Coats 2. Mike Casteel 3. George Meyer 4. Kelly Bremer 5. Justin Wilson Feature 1. John Coats 2. Kelly Bremer 3. George Meyer 4. Garrett Essary...
Eagles boys and girls track teams defend district titles (05/11/11)
For the second consecutive year, the Pierce City track teams swept the boys and girls division of the Missouri Class 5, District 2 event. "We received an outstanding effort from all of our athletes today," said Pierce City Head Coach Brad Hocker. "We are still improving at each meet we compete. We had several of our kids have personal bests."...
Purdy's Roller heads to state golf tourney (05/11/11)
By JARED LANKFORD The Purdy golf team took fourth place at the sectional golf tournament at Schifferdecker Golf Course in Joplin on Saturday. Sacred Heart High School won the event, shooting a 313. Tipton High School was second with 330, and Drexel High School tallied a 331 for third place...
Sectional bound (05/11/11)
Cassville Wildcats down state-ranked Purdy 4-0 (05/11/11)
The Cassville Wildcats picked up a 4-0 victory over Purdy on Monday night. Cassville's John Cavness picked up the victory for the Wildcats. He pitched seven innings, allowed five hits and struck out six. "Cassville played better with two outs," said Purdy Head Coach Joshua Hughes. "Cavness was just dialed in tonight. You have to tip your cap to him."...
Rosetta Keen (05/11/11)
Rosetta Keen, age 72, of Cassville, died on Tuesday, May 10. Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Robert Burgess, Jr. (05/11/11)
Robert Eugene Burgess, Jr., age 46, of Stotts City, died at 2:14 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. A celebration of life service will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Stotts City Baptist church. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, of Mt. Vernon, is conducting the arrangements and services. Interment will be held at the Union Cemetery at a later date...
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