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Stories from Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bi-county personnel join tornado response (05/25/11)
People across the Ozarks woke up Monday morning to what is becoming a familiar sight across the midwest -- the massive devastation of their homes, businesses and communities. Sunday evening brought severe thunderstorms and killing tornadoes to Joplin, and within hours, emergency crews from the bi-county area were part of the response effort...
Monett signs Empire contract (05/25/11)
The Monett City Council signed a 10-year agreement with Empire District Electric Company for the purchase of wholesale electricity at the May monthly city council meeting. Bill Eichman, manager of energy services for Empire, was on hand for the occasion, along with Martin Penning, vice president of commercial operations, Kelly Walters, vice president and chief operating officer for Empire's electric division, and Brent Baker, director of customer service...
Relay raises thousands for fight against cancer (05/25/11)
The survivors who attended Saturday night's Relay for Life in Monett selected the winner of the night's Best Campsite Award. The team from Monett Elementary School, pictured above, won the honor for their NFL-themed site. Pictured from left, are: Carrie Smith, Becky Potter, Jan Jenkins and Tabitha McDonald. ...
Three hurt in LawCo crashes yesterday (05/25/11)
Three separate wrecks yesterday in Lawrence County have left three people injured. The first occurred at 3:55 p.m. on Highway 174 two miles west of Chesapeake when the driver of a 1990 Ford Bronco, Teresa Goodman, 58, of Mt. Vernon, went off the right side of the roadway then overcorrected, losing control of the vehicle. The vehicle then overturned and Goodman was ejected. Goodman was taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries...
Local groups offer chance to help (05/25/11)
In response to the tornado in Joplin, Monett area organizations and individuals have launched several tornado relief efforts. Local residents are encouraged to participate in these efforts, which are listed below. 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...
Clever tops Purdy 2-0 in sectional baseball (05/25/11)
The Clever Bluejays defeated Purdy 2-0 in the Class 2 baseball sectionals on Tuesday in Clever. "Clever (16-11) is a good squad and a well-coached team," said Purdy Head Coach Joshua Hughes. "Our batters were kept off balance all day long, and we couldn't string together any hits."...
Monett youth baseball (05/25/11)
Sherri Nolan (05/25/11)
Sherri Lynne Nolan, age 31, of Monett, died at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 23, in her home. She was a CNA at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Richard Kerr, Sr. (05/25/11)
Richard Eugene Kerr, Sr., age 70, of Ash Grove, died at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 21 in his home. Private family services will be held at a later date. Local arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Kevin Jeansonne (05/25/11)
Kevin Lee Jeansonne, age 43, of Ash Grove, died at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, May 23 in his home. Private family services will be held at a later date. Local arrangements are under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon.
James Elder (05/25/11)
James L. Elder, age 80, of Cassville, died at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. There will be no visitation...
Frances Scates (05/25/11)
Frances Ann (Worm) Scates, age 71, of Joplin, died on May 22 at her home. She was a victim of the recent tornado. No services are planned at this time. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. Any donations made to the family would be greatly appreciated...
Dale Shellenberger (05/25/11)
Dale B. Shellenberger, age 87, of Purdy, formerly of Emporia, Kan., died on May 23 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Colton Hayworth (05/25/11)
Colton Allan Hayworth, age 20, of Washburn, died at 11:13 p.m. on Monday, May 23. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Colleen Alcozar (05/25/11)
Stella "Colleen" Alcozar, age 79, of Shell Knob, died at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 20. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, in Holy Family Catholic Church, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.
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