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Stories from Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Burn ban is now in effect (07/20/11)
A ban on all burning is now in effect for the Monett area. Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones said fire chiefs for the Monett Rural, Pierce City, Pierce City Rural, Freistatt and Purdy fire departments have joined with the City of Monett in asking for a ban on burning...
New rules will guide Workshop (07/20/11)
An investigation into allegations about employees at the Monett Area Extended Employment (Sheltered) Workshop led to a finding of "no evidence of misconduct." The conclusion was announced at a meeting of the Workshop board on July 13. Director Mica Plummer said she had spoken with the handicapped clients, support staff, employees and parents...
Purdy FFA student has highest selling market animal (07/20/11)
Chelsea Mareth, of the Purdy FFA Chapter, and her steer Bubba fetched a "fair" price at the Barry County Fair's market animal premium sale. A premium sale means the exhibitor keeps the animal after the sale and the highest bidder gets an 8x10 photo, bragging rights and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they supported area youth in the largest industry in the county...
Eye on agriculture: Interview with Dr. Mark Costley (07/20/11)
Q. What is your involvement with agriculture? A. Well, I own a farm with my mother. My grandma bought 120 acres back in 1895, and then my parents got another 60 acres next to hers in 1958. My grandparents grew strawberries, and my dad raised beef cattle...
Lymphedema services return at Cox Rehab (07/20/11)
Outpatient Lymphedema Therapy Services have returned to Monett at Cox Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. According to Dr. Darren Bass, director of rehab, the service was offered over 10 years ago at the previous location on the north side of the hospital in Monett. The therapist left and was never replaced...
Local WWII vets travel to D.C. (07/20/11)
A number of Monett area veterans who served in World War II flew to Washington, D.C., on June 14 as guests on the Ozarks Honor Flight. The trip was a day-long venture for participants, who arrived at the Springfield airport by 5 a.m. The plane arrived from Indianapolis, Ind., and flew out before 7 a.m. to Washington. The group boarded buses and visited memorials to those who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam...
Several injured in wrecks (07/20/11)
A Golden man was injured following a single-vehicle wreck yesterday on Highway 86 three miles north of Eagle Rock. The wreck occurred at 4:10 p.m. when the driver of a 2007 Saturn, Edward L. Smith, 64, ran off the right side of the road and struck four signs before turning over...
Recycling options reviewed at Verona (07/20/11)
Verona aldermen listened to a recycling presentation given by Leslie Smith, vice president of All Points Recycling of Cassville, at the council's June meeting. All Points Recycling is a private, family-owned company that was opened in April of 2006 by Brenda Fletcher and Smith...
Former Monett woman is still gardening at 99 (07/20/11)
Gardening is a great way to raise fruits and vegetables and is a hobby practiced by many, but how many can say that they have been gardening their whole life and will soon turn 100 years old? Rena Weston, of Liberty, formerly of Monett, will turn 100 in October and has been gardening for as long as she can remember. At her house, she nurtures an extremely large garden, which takes up the majority of her back yard. She also helps with her grandson's garden...
MISSOURI SPORTS ROUND-UP (07/20/11)
CARDINALS-METS NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Reyes made a huge impact in the field in his return from a hamstring injury, turning a difficult double play with the bases loaded in the eighth inning after making a diving stop that saved a run, and the New York Mets welcomed back their two All-Stars with a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night...
MARS event huge success at Monett Speedway (07/20/11)
The racing action continues to be fast and furious at the Monett Speedway. On Sunday, the tradition rich dirt track hosted five features races, including the MARS Late Models. Results for the event were as follows: Legends Feature Finish 1. Dave Comer...
Heather Reynolds (07/20/11)
Heather Joy Reynolds, 27, of Carterville, Ill., and formerly of Monett, Mo., passed away at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Illinois. Funeral services for Miss Reynolds will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Pettett Funeral Home, in Murphysboro, Ill., with Rev. Chuck Nehring officiating and burial at Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, Ill. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to the hour of service on Thursday...
Robert Sherbon (07/20/11)
Robert "Bob" Vernon Sherbon, age 79, of Garnett, Kan., formerly of Monett, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, Kan. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, July 22, 2011, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kan. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery. Family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home...
Amber Holland (07/20/11)
Amber Holland, age 31, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 8:21 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at her residence following a courageous battle with Zollinger-Ellison Disease. Memorial services for Amber will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Jimmy Copley officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until service time...
Sibyl England (07/20/11)
Sibyl R. England, age 90, of Exeter, died at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, July 18. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter...
Craig Brown (07/20/11)
Craig Brown, age 48, of Wentworth, died on July 19 at Cox Monett Hospital. Plans are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Hunt birth announced (07/20/11)
Jason and Erin Hunt, of Monett, announce the birth of their son, Eli Walker Hunt, at 6:27 p.m. on May 17 in Joplin. He weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21 inches. He was welcomed home by one brother, Avery, and two sisters, Ashton and Emma. Grandparents are: Doug and Deanna Kennedy, of Monett; Mike and Jane Hunt, of Lockwood; and Bob and Melissa Mowrey, of Billings...
Couple celebrates 68th wedding anniversary (07/20/11)
Staff and friends at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett helped celebrate the 68th wedding anniversary of residents Bill and Irma Flowers. According to the couple, people told them that it would never last but they credit the wisdom of giving and taking to the success of their marriage. They are in a room together at Lacoba and enjoy working on latch hook rugs and taking care of each other...
Amateur photographers could win prizes in contest (07/20/11)
The Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest, which is sponsored by Rural Missouri magazine and Missouri State Parks, will give amateur photographers from across the state the opportunity to win one of five $500 prize packages. "Award-winning photography has always been a hallmark at Rural Missouri," said Jim McCarty, Rural Missouri editor. "Now, it's time to give our readers a chance to show us what they can do with a camera and win some great prizes along the way."...
Osterloh gives Bible study at Dorcas Ladies Aid meet (07/20/11)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid met on July 7 at the Trinity Lutheran School fellowship hall in Freistatt. The meeting was called to order by Ruth Bremer, vice president. She welcomed 16 members and one guest. The worship entitled "Beauty in God's World" was presented by Marge Harris. The song "America, the Beautiful" was sung, accompanied by Nadine Obermann, pianist...
Monett Library News (07/20/11)
The next Family Movie at the Library event will be held at the Monett Branch Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 3 p.m. For details about the movie to be shown, contact the library. A "Wii Gaming Event" is planned for Thursday, July 28 at 4 p.m. All ages are invited...
Pierce City Library news (07/20/11)
New DVDs at the Pierce City Branch Library include: The Robe; St. Patrick, the Irish Legend; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules; Haven: the Complete First Season; True Grit. New adult fiction titles include: "The Art of Saying Goodbye" by Ellyn Bache; "Breaking Silence" by Linds Castillo; "The Mistress's Revenge" by Tamar Cohen; "Escape" by Barbara Delinsky, also in large print; "Misery Bay: an Alex McKnight Novel" by Steve Hamilton; "You're Next" by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz; "Dragon's Time" by Anne McCaffrey; "Now You See Her" by James Patterson, also in large print; and "Unraveled" by Maggie Sefton.. ...
Pierce City Library displays M&M collection (07/20/11)
During July, the Pierce City Branch Library will be displaying the M&M collection owned by Sheila Noble. Noble began her collection in 1980 but lost most of her collection in a 2007 fire. With the help of friends and family, the collection has grown...
Wins gift certificate at Pierce City Library (07/20/11)
The winner of the Pierce City Library's June gift certificate is Roberta Lane, pictured above. She won a $10 gift certificate to Lucy's Cafe and Diner in Pierce City. Every time patrons check out books in July they will be eligible for a $10 gift certificate to Nae's Diner...
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