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Stories from Monday, May 23, 2011

Monett Loves Joplin relief effort announced (05/23/11)
A "Monett Loves Joplin" relief effort is now underway. Local residents are encouraged to drop off a tote bag full of hygiene items and label it for a baby, girl, boy, woman or man. A cloth tote bag or shoe bag can be filled with any of the following items: washcloth; toothbrush; toothpaste; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; new underwear, bra or flip flops; bar of soap; hand sanitizer; deodorant; contact solution or eye drops; wet wipes; comb or brush; razor; hair ties; feminine hygiene products; blanket; Band-aids; rubbing alcohol; peroxide; or items for children under 2 such as wet wipes, diapers and formula.. ...
Monett FFA to collect supplies for Joplin tornado victims (05/23/11)
The Monett FFA will be joining the community-wide effort to help the victims of Sunday's tornado in the Joplin area. They will have a table set up at Walmart to collect donations. They will be there from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 to collect supplies for those affected...
Local disaster aid collection drop-off site established (05/23/11)
The Monett R-1 School District is working to help coordinate a community-wide effort to help those in need of assistance after the devastating tornados in Joplin on Sunday. The district will be taking donations at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett today (Monday, May 23) and tomorrow (Tuesday, May 24) until 9 p.m. for those desiring to donate...
How you can help with disaster response in Joplin? (05/23/11)
Rescue and medical support personnel and equipment have already made their way to Joplin to assist in the recovery efforts. Officials are asking for volunteers with medical skills to register at www.ShowMeResponse.org or by calling 417-832-9500. All others are asked to wait three to five days to sign up by calling 1-800-427-4626 or 211...
Tornado slams Joplin, death toll climbs (05/23/11)
JOPLIN (AP) -- A massive tornado that tore a six-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood...
Cox Monett is treating patients injured by tornado (05/23/11)
Cox Monett Hospital is currently treating patients from the tornado that hit Joplin, according to Janell Patton, director of community relations. The local hospital's second floor med-surg unit has 15 patients, and the hospital is prepared to take a few more if necessary...
Class of 2011 focuses on future (05/23/11)
The 149 members of Monett High School's Class of 2011 reflected on their time together and their future during commencement exercises on Friday in the school gym. The graduates entered two at a time, walking down the side aisles of the gym and up the center to their seats facing the stage. The strains of "Pomp and Circumstance," played by the MHS Concert Band, and cheering friends and family provided background accompaniment for the seniors...
Mayor offers first State of the City address at C of C meeting (05/23/11)
Monett Mayor Jim Orr and City Administrator Dennis Pyle provided the first State of the City report during the May membership mingle of the Monett Chamber of Commerce. The gathering was held in the garden center at Walmart, arranged by Cindy Stone, manager of the Monett Walmart Supercenter and a new member of the chamber board...
A great night to relay (05/23/11)
Drug Court Month in Monett (05/23/11)
Last Friday, Monett Mayor Jim Orr signed a proclamation in honor of National Drug Court Month. The ceremony took place at Monett City Hall. In signing the proclamation, Mayor Orr declared "Drug Court Month" be established during the month of May in the City of Monett, "recognizing the significant contributions drug courts have made toward reducing substance abuse, crime and recidivism while saving valuable resources."...
Local DWI campaign nets three arrests (05/23/11)
A special DWI enforcement campaign conducted by the Monett Police Department from May 4 through May 14 resulted in three drunk driving arrests. In addition to the DWI arrests, officers issued 11 speeding summons or warnings; 28 summons for other traffic violations; one warrant arrest; and two arrests for driving while suspended...
TIF judgment to be focus of E-911 meeting (05/23/11)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board will conduct a special public information meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 in the upstairs training room at the Barry County E-911 Center. According to an agenda posted on May 24 by Barry County E-911 Director Mike Phillips, the meeting will cover five main items, including: the judgment on the lawsuit with the City of Monett over its TIFs; board response to the judgment and issuance of a press release; financial report; 911 Board options; and public discussion.. ...
Purdy Sectional Baseball game postponed (05/23/11)
The Purdy Eagles and Clever Bluejays will have to wait at least one more day to play in the sectional round of the Class 2 playoffs. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:30 in Clever
Monett Lady Cubs qualify two for state track meet (05/23/11)
The Monett Lady Cubs qualified two track standouts for the state track meet. As a team, the girls scored 18 points for 16th place at Class 3 sectionals at Marshfield on Saturday. The Monett boys posted a score of 6 for 28th place in a tough field. Monett girls...
Pierce City's Derek Turner wins state high jump title (05/23/11)
Pierce City's Derek Turner won the Class 2 boys high jump, clearing the bar at 6'5" to lead the Eagles to a 10th place team finish at Jefferson City. Robert Baldwin finished seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 41'11.25". Cedric O'Hara placed seventh in the 100-meter dash with his 11.31 and seventh in the 200-meter dash with a 22.78 effort...
Gayle Eden (05/23/11)
Gayle Maryelethyl Eden passed away on Jan. 5, 2011 following a long illness. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on May 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett with Rev. Clif Crockett officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett...
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