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Stories from Friday, June 10, 2011

Monett IDA bonds lining up to help finance new YMCA (06/10/11)
Monett's Industrial Development Authority (IDA) held its first meeting since February 2004 this week and gave preliminary approval to a deal that will help finance the new building for the Monett Area YMCA. According to Philip Richter, senior vice president and manager for public finance with UMB Bank in Kansas City, state law authorizes IDAs to issue tax-free bonds to pay for the construction of hospitals, education and recreation facilities...
Monett's First Baptist Church completes move to new location (06/10/11)
The First Baptist Church of Monett held its final service in its old building, located at Fourth and Dunn, and its new building, on South Highway 37, on Sunday, June 5. Services began at 9:15 a.m. in the old building with a presentation by the hand bell group, Resounding Praise. ...
Kiwanians hear update on St. Stephen's program (06/10/11)
The "Behind the Red Door Food and Fellowship" program at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Monett was detailed in a recent meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Nathan Bowen, who spearheads outreach programs at St. Stephen's, said more than 1,000 meals have been provided since the program began in March. ...
Mark Chapman's song for Joplin skyrockets on charts (06/10/11)
The Mark Chapman Band, whose founder calls Pierce City home, is doing their part in offering assistance to the tornado-ravaged community of Joplin. Chapman and band member Bill Bruce have penned a song entitled "Where Do You Go (If You Can't Go Home?)," which is now available for download at iTunes and Amazon.com. Cost of the download is 99-cents, with all proceeds generated donated to the American Red Cross Joplin Relief Fund...
Verona City Council sells surplus equipment, approves contract (06/10/11)
Members of the Verona City Council voted to put several items up for bid during their May meeting. Aldermen opted to put up a Glock handgun, originally purchased for the police department, up for bid with the sale contingent upon a clear background check...
Monett High School underclassmen honors program presents awards (06/10/11)
Monett High School Underclassmen Honors Program was held at the conclusion of the 2010-11 school year with many students receiving special awards. Communication Arts Awards Outstanding English I students: Brianna Morris, Alex Schmidt, Lindsay Staudt and Lexie Witt. Academic Team Members: Kale Turner, Isaac Weber, Bryce Isbell and Emily Pitts...
School Summer School Lunch Menus (06/10/11)
MONETT ELEMENTARY Monday - Breakfast: Sausage pancake on a stick, fresh fruit, milk. Lunch: PB and J sandwich, carrot snack pack, applesauce, milk. Tuesday - Breakfast: Cinnamon roll, yogurt, juice, milk. Lunch: Ham and cheese on a bun, crunchy veggies and dip, cookie, milk...
Monett 2011-12 officers (06/10/11)
The 2011-12 Monett FFA officer team is pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Bailey Pfitzner, vice-president and Skye Brabant, reporter. Second row: Leanna Marion, historian; Brittany Schultz, reporter; and Faith Schmidt, parliamentarian. Third row: Bailey Petersen, chaplain; Jessica Schad, vice-president; and Hayley Long and Cassidy Franke, secretary. Fourth row: Jared Childress, president; and Luis Medrano, treasurer. Not pictured is Kole Eden, sentinel...
Anna Murray (06/10/11)
Anna Louise Murray, age 76, of Monett passed away on June 9, 2011 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, MO. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home with Rev. Kay Zimmer officiating...
Harold Snider (06/10/11)
Harold "Leon" Snider, age 87, of Aurora passed away on June 8, 2011. Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2011 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo. with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. at Monett IOOF Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Copley officiating...
Kimberly Erickson (06/10/11)
Kimberly Kay Erickson, age 45, of Miller, died on Tuesday, June 7, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery in Verona...
Kenneth Bekemeier (06/10/11)
Kenneth Wade Bekemeier, age 52, of Monett, died at 12:30 p.m. on June 9 at home. Plans are incomplete and under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
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