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Stories from Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebrate the Fourth of July (07/01/11)
Preparations are complete for Monett's July 4th celebration, taking place Friday evening and Saturday at South Park. Activities will get underway at 6 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday. Sarah Hohensee, chairperson for Freedom and Fireworks, said there are now more than 60 vendors signed up...
Calendar girl (07/01/11)
Monettans will gather over the weekend to thrill at the flash of fireworks and their big booming sounds. Calendar Girl Katie Upchurch got a close-up view of a traditional boom-maker, a less-than-half-sized replica of a Civil War cannon owned by Rex Kay. ...
Teaching technology is growing (07/01/11)
Innovations in teaching at the Monett School District were reported to the Board of Education during the May meeting. David Steward, high school principal, and Brad Hanson, the incoming assistant superintendent, reported on the kick-off meeting of the 21st Century Task Force. The group is seeking to identify the skills needed for students to succeed after high school and invest in tools to achieve those skills...
Roads suffer major damage from floods (07/01/11)
Due to the heavy rains and flooding that took place between April 19 and June 6, many roads in rural portions of Barry County are now severely damaged or impassable. That discussion took place at the regular meetijng of the Barry County Commission on June 23...
Local man involved in police chase (07/01/11)
A Monett man is behind bars in the Greene County Jail after leading officers on an hour-long chase that ended in Lawrence County. Springfield Police Department officers originally attempted to stop Derrick Elston, 39, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and Elston refused to stop...
Pets on parade at library (07/01/11)
A pet parade was held at the Monett Branch Library for all of the children who attended the summer reading event. Youngsters listened to stories about pets read by Lee Ann Rosewicz, the library's children's coordinator. Children are shown above marching their pets and stuffed animals around the block. Following the parade, everyone had a opportunity to "show and tell" about their pet or stuffed animal...
Perfect pastime (07/01/11)
On a pleasant summer afternoon, parents enjoy introducing small children to the wonders of a playground. Shown at the Kiwanis Club's kiddie playground at Monett's South Park, from left, are: Tanner, age 7 months, Kristina Swinford, Dakota Campbell and Dimitrius Blair, age 5 months...
Freistatt Lions Club officers (07/01/11)
Officers for the coming year were installed at the June meeting of the Freistatt Lions Club. Lieutenant Governor Debbie Whittlesey, from Lebanon, served as installing officer, giving candy bars to incoming officers to denote their duties, such as a Payday bar to the treasurer, Snickers to the tail twister as club encourager and Mounds to the secretary for handling "mounds and mounds of paperwork." In the front row, from left, are: Chris Greiesbaum, second vice president; Joe Crabtree, secretary; Bob Beeson, board member; Maurice Schoen, tail twister; Edgar Schoen, lion tamer; and Arvin Schweitzer, land and building committee. ...
Fireworks show should be big (07/01/11)
The fireworks display for Monett's July 4th celebration on Saturday will be an outstanding display. According to a spokesperson for AM Pyrotechnics, of Buffalo, manufacturer of many of the shells, the quality and intensity of the colors of the fireworks used in Monett are exceptional...
Jack Henry donates to Kitchen effort (07/01/11)
The Monett Community Kitchen received a welcome financial boost from Jack Henry and Associates. The Monett-based business presented the Community Kitchen Board with a check for $1,712, which was generated from Jack Henry's annual Charity Golf Classic...
Monett Police Department responds to 120 incidents in May (07/01/11)
Officers with the Monett Police Department responded to 120 incidents for the month of May, which included 13 collisions involving 24 vehicles. Three injury wrecks were documented, along with 20 vehicles damaged for the month. The 911 Communications Center answered a total of 324 "911" calls. Of those, 82 were hang-up calls and 85 were calls for police. Ten calls were dispatched for Pierce City, including three calls medical assistance, five calls for police officers and two non-emergency calls...
University News (07/01/11)
College of the Ozarks Donovan Bartkoski, of Purdy, has been named to the College of the Ozarks 2011 spring semester president's list. To achieve honors, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average during the semester and carry at least 15 credit hours. Bartkoski is a 2010 alumni of Wheaton High School...
Senior Citizens Menu (07/01/11)
MONETT SENIOR CENTER Monday - CLOSED. Tuesday - Sliced ham, Swedish meatballs, sweet potatoes, green beans, salad, Jell-O. Wednesday - Oven fried chicken, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, snickerdoodles. Thursday - Tavern steak, chicken strips, tater tots, peas, pumpkin bread...
Wins MFA Foundation Scholarship (07/01/11)
Tyler William Fletcher, a graduating senior at Purdy High School, won a $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarship, which was awarded at the school's awards assembly. Fletcher is the son of Melissa and Charles Fletcher. He plans to attend College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout. The scholar-ship was sponsored by MFA Oil and Propane, of Purdy. It is one of approximately 330 scholarships presented this year by MFA Incor-porated, MFA Oil Company and their affiliates...
JROTC competition held in Monett (07/01/11)
The Southwest Area Career Center Junior ROTC program hosted the Springfield Area JROTC Conference's annual JROTC Olympic competition for the first time. The event was held on April 9 at several locations in Monett, including the SWACC rappel tower, the Burl Fowler Stadium and the Monett Middle School. ...
Betty Fisher (07/01/11)
Betty J. Fisher, 81, of Seneca, MO, passed into eternal rest at 5:10 a.m., on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin after an illness. Funeral services, under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home in Seneca will be held at 2 p.m. ...
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