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Stories from Monday, June 6, 2011

Monett's Strawberry Fest draws crowds downtown (06/06/11)
Monett's Strawberry Festival has been a major success. The two-day event on Friday and Saturday drew large crowds to downtown Monett to celebrate the area's agricultural heritage in a new way. Thirty-six vendors filled Broadway between Fourth and Fifth streets on Friday. The number grew to 58 on Saturday. Donna Hammond, co-chairperson for the festival with Shaun Bennett, said cancellations were quickly filled by others interested in participating...
B-L Library Board eyes branch improvements (06/06/11)
The board of directors for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library looked at a number of branch improvements during their May meeting. The collection at the Monett Branch has become too large for the existing shelving. Director Jean Berg said additional shelving that can ultimately be moved to the new branch could be purchased for $1,772.66. Money for the purchase is available from state Equalization Funds. Board members authorized the buy...
Cities to work with E-911 to update mapping information (06/06/11)
Over the next few months, Barry County E-911 will be working with several local cities to update its county-wide maps. "When 911 comes in, they hire a mapping company or choose to do their own addressing standards for the county," said Mike Phillips, E-911 director. "This does not include city limits. The cities are responsible for their own addresses, so most of them choose to use what is already in place."...
Carthage man killed in crash near Pierce City (06/06/11)
A Carthage man is dead following three-vehicle wreck on Highway 97 three miles south of Pierce City. The wreck occurred at 5:30 p.m. on Friday a northbound 2004 Honda, driven by Jacquelyn A. Little, 21, of Carthage, crossed the center line and sideswiped a 1999 Dodge, driven by Kimberly C. Hickerson, 26, of Aurora. The Little vehicle continued to skid into oncoming traffic and hit a 2006 Dodge minivan, driven by Lois K. Osborne, 50, of Springfield...
Guardsmen find Joplin duty more challenging than Afghanistan (06/06/11)
JOPLIN, Mo.----A year ago the 203rd Engineer Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, woke up every day in a war zone. But on Sunday, one of the season's deadliest tornados blew through this southwest Missouri community of 46,000, leaving behind a path of devastation worse than most of these combat engineers experienced in Afghanistan...
All smiles at the Grin Iron Classic in Springfield (06/06/11)
With two Monett Cubs, five Cassville Wildcats and Pierce City Eagle represented on the West squad, there was plenty of local flavor at the 10th annual Sertoma Grin Iron Classic football game at Parkview's JFK Stadium on Friday. Those eight each contributed greatly for Sertoma West win...
Loreva Hood (06/06/11)
Loreva Hood, age 85, of Pierce City, died at 4:26 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6 at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at the Sycamore Cemetery...
Edith Snider (06/06/11)
Edith Elizabeth "Betty" Snider, age 89, of Cassville, died at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7 in Oak Hill Cemetery near Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Daniel Garrison (06/06/11)
Daniel Joseph Garrison, age 46, of Monett, MO, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011 at his home in rural Monett after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral services for Mr. Garrison will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett, MO with Rev. Lee Neil officiating. Interment will be at the Harris Family Cemetery in Purdy. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7...
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