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Stories from Monday, July 18, 2011

Two killed in crash on Hwy. 97 (07/18/11)
Two Pierce City residents were killed in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Highway 97 one mile north of Pierce City. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mark A. Torres, 34, and Stephanie A. Westgate, 39, died from injuries suffered in the crash, which occurred at 3 a.m...
Library achieves milestone (07/18/11)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library achieved a major fundraising goal this past week. Jean Berg, director of the library system, announced that $33,800 in matching funds had been raised, satisfying the requirements of the Gates Foundation grant the library was awarded in 2009...
Full agenda on tap for council (07/18/11)
A wide range of business has been scheduled for the Monett City Council's regular monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Council members will act on the following items on an emergency basis: Council members will introduce an ordinance on the duration of garage sales and give final passage to an ordinance on monuments at Oakdale Cemetery...
Monett's rising star goes on tour (07/18/11)
Monett's Michaela Wallace continues to make a splash on the national music scene as she embarks on the second leg of the Camplified tour. The tour brings together talented young artists and schedules them to play rock concerts at youth camps across the country. Michaela is one of 15 emerging artists participating in the 2011 tour...
Monett IDA approves bonds for YMCA (07/18/11)
The final step to approve financing for the new YMCA facility in Monett was completed on Thursday as the Monett Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved the issuance of $8 million in revenue bonds. Under arrangements with the YMCA, UMB Bank will buy all the bonds to pay for construction...
Summer heat means more course maintenance (07/18/11)
The Windmill Ridge Municipal Golf Course is experiencing some of its busiest weeks of the year. The heavy traffic and the heat pose challenges for course maintenance. Temperatures in the 90s come as no surprise to Mike Knight, director of golf at the course. The beginning of July last year began six weeks of temperatures in the 90s and problems for the course when improper watering of the greens caused them to "cook" and die off...
Jaycees Carnival begins run this week (07/18/11)
The Monett Jaycees will host the Jaycees Carnival, Monett's longest-running summer tradition, for the 81st year beginning Wednesday at the South Park soccer fields. Activities get underway at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday. According to Brittie Oakley, Jaycees president, attractions will stay open until 10 p.m. or later or Friday and Saturday, depending on the crowds...
Teen overcomes odds to fulfill need for speed (07/18/11)
A fourth place finish in the Legends division of the Tony Roper Memorial race at Monett Speedway Memorial Day weekend was not what Colt Pruente, of Verona, had in mind. "I want to win," said Pruente. "I just need to work harder." Pruente has come far in just a short time. He just turned 16 the first week of May and celebrated his first complete year of racing...
WaterThrashers third at Lamar (07/18/11)
By LEE STUBBLEFIELD With the summer swim season winding down, the Monett WaterThrashers squeezed in two meets to give all team members the opportunity to compete in the three meet minimum required for sectional competition. The WaterThrashers went head to head with Carthage on the road in a dual meet on Thursday, then competed at the Lamar Invitational on Saturday and Sunday...
Beulah Stanton (07/18/11)
Beulah Elizabeth Stanton, age 96, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Thursday, July 14, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow at the Ash Grove Cemetery in Ash Grove. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 18, in the funeral home chapel...
Michael Mathes (07/18/11)
Michael Shane Mathes, age 42, of Washburn, died on Tuesday, July 12. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery near Washburn. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
Johnny Harris (07/18/11)
Johnny Dean Harris, age 84, of Wheaton, died at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, July 15. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, in McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton.
James Dunn (07/18/11)
James Maurice Dunn, age 87, of Mt. Vernon died at 5:05 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at the Lawrence County Residential Center. A memorial service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery at a later date...
Amber Holland (07/18/11)
Amber Holland, age 31, of Monett, died on Sunday, July 17 at her home. Arrangments are pending under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Billy Walker (07/18/11)
Billy J. Walker, age 37, of Exeter, died at 1:07 a.m. on Friday, July 15. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 18, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.
Marie Bednaryk (07/18/11)
Marie Bednaryk, age 79, of Monett, MO, was called home to her Heavenly Father on Friday evening, July 15, 2011 at her home with her loving family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett. Reverend Noel George and Reverend Aaron Weibel will officiate...
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