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Stories from Friday, May 27, 2011

Missouri coming together to help Joplin (05/27/11)
Organizations across Missouri coming together to help Joplin area residents affected by the tornado. One place to start looking for viable places to donate is the website HelpJoplin.com. The main page has basic steps to donate to the Red Cross, where shelters are located and other organizations providing relief...
Remember (05/27/11)
Veterans from Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 will distribute more than 1,000 flags to the graves of Monett veterans today for Memorial Day. Wayne Rutherford, at left, and Nick Sczenski, at right, will be joined by other Legionnaires and members of Cub Scout Pack #140 in placing flags on graves in the St. ...
Students create Stark memorial (05/27/11)
Students who chose to work at Monett's South Park for the school district's Community Service Day completed a very moving project to honor Army Specialist Christopher Stark, who was killed in action on Feb. 28 in Afghanistan. Students worked under the supervision of Ivy Nelson, Monett High School English teacher, to help set up a small granite marker surrounded by red, white and blue pansies proclaiming the site as the Christopher Stark Memorial Garden. ...
Summer has arrived; Monett pool opens Saturday (05/27/11)
To mark the official start of summer, the Monett pool opens for the season tomorrow at 1 p.m. A group of over 25 certified lifeguards will man the pool throughout the summer under the management of the Monett Area YMCA. The pool will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday...
Barry County Youth Camp bus schedule is announced (05/27/11)
The Barry County Youth Camp, which will be held May 31 through June 3 at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park, will offer bus services in Cassville, Monett and Purdy. The Monett bus stop will be at the Monett First Baptist Church parking lot, located at 412 Fourth St. Campers should assemble at the stop by 8:30 a.m. on May 31. The bus will leave at 8:45 a.m. Campers will return to Monett by 11:15 a.m. on June 3...
Letter to the Monett community from Stark family (05/27/11)
By MURRAY BISHOFF The Monett City Council took steps to advance construction of a new water treatment plant on west end of town during the monthly city council meeting in May. Council members initially increased the amount of money involved from $11 million to $12 million. ...
Council increases water plant bond (05/27/11)
The Monett City Council took steps to advance construction of a new water treatment plant on west end of town during the monthly city council meeting in May. Council members initially increased the amount of money involved from $11 million to $12 million. ...
R-6 board members approve sale of bonds (05/27/11)
Pierce City R-6 board members approved the sale of $3.1 million in general obligation bonds through the underwriting services of L.J. Hart and Company, of St. Louis, at their May 25 meeting. Larry Hart, of L.J. Hart, was in attendance to speak to board members concerning the sale of the bonds...
WaterThrashers ready to dive into season (05/27/11)
A total of 135 area youth have signed up to compete for the Monett WaterThrashers summer recreational swimming team. "We have kids from all across the area on this year's team," said Jason Prine, president of the WaterThrashers Board. "Every year we continue to grow. We have swimmers from Monett, Aurora, Pierce City and Cassville. The WaterThrashers are the largest team in the Tri-State Conference."...
Diamond Divas claim championship (05/27/11)
Homer Burton (05/27/11)
Homer M. Burton, age 72, of Monett, MO, passed away, on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at Cox Monett Hospital, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Mr. Burton will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bill Cox officiating. Interment will be in the Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The family invites friends for a visitation at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday evening...
Beverly Chapman (05/27/11)
Beverly Chapman Beverly Jean (Denker) Chapman, 74, of Verona, passed away on Thursday, May 26, at her home. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1 at Spring River Cemetery in Verona, Mo...
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