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Stories from Monday, August 1, 2011

New library director is on the job (08/01/11)
Gina Gail Milburn has been named the new director of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library. Milburn began her duties on Aug. 1. Milburn succeeds Jean Berg, who has served as the system's director for the past 16 years. Berg will retire on Aug. 31. A reception in her honor is planned for Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Monett branch at Sixth and Bond...
School time again (08/01/11)
Vandals strike MYBSL property (08/01/11)
For the second time in two weeks, the concession stand at Monett's North Park ball fields has been vandalized and snack items stolen. "The first occurred on July 25 when someone took an object and broke the shatter-proof windows that had been donated by EFCO," said Kirk Verhoff, president of the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League. "They just kept beating it until it shattered...
Missing girls are found in Wyoming (08/01/11)
Two children who were allegedly kidnapped by their father, Matthew Chapman, of Exeter, will soon be returning to their mother's care. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly reported that Abby Chapman, 7, and Isabella Chapman, 3, as well as their father, Matthew Chapman, were found on July 29 by authorities in Parks County, Wyoming...
Laptop computers are part of 21st Century learning plan (08/01/11)
Members of the Monett R-1 Board of Education reviewed progress by the 21st Century Task Force during their July meeting. Task force members are preparing recommendations for district changes needed to prepare students for a future learning environment. ...
Thefts on the rise across Barry County (08/01/11)
Criminals are keeping area law enforcement busy this summer. Thefts of all types are increasing, but cases involving metal thefts are especially difficult to solve. "Theft reports of all types are on the rise," said Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. "People are not working and are depending on taking the property of others...
Monett Farmers Market still going strong (08/01/11)
The farmers market in Monett has continued to be busy this year. A spokesperson for the vendors said a steady number has provided shopping options for Monett customers. The market is back to Saturday hours only, dropping the Wednesday sessions in part because of the summer heat...
Two hurt in crash on I-44 (08/01/11)
Two Oklahoma residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 44 near Halltown over the weekend. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday when the driver of a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, Ralph K. Hagerman, 53, of Lockwood, tried to change into the left lane and struck the side of a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Charles R. Kayser, 57, of Tulsa, Okla. Both vehicles lost control and struck the guardrail...
School time again (08/01/11)
Regional Champions (08/01/11)
Monetts 14-and-under girls softball team won the Midwest Plains Regional at Sikeston. Monett defeated teams from Colorado, Kansas and Missouri to win the championship. The weekend was highlighted by a dramatic 4-2 come-from-behind victory over the Independence (Kan.) Wreckers in the semi-finals. ...
Challenging schedule awaits MHS Cubs (08/01/11)
If an individual was only able to use one word to describe the 2011-12 Monett Cubs football schedule, "challenging" would be appropriate. The Cubs have an even schedule with five home and five away games, but there is nothing easy about the slate that is set before them...
Mary Wilson (08/01/11)
Mary Ellen Wilson, age 34, of Cassville, died at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Cassville High School Gymnasium, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Horner Cemetery, Cassville...
Truman Baker (08/01/11)
Truman Van Baker, age 93, of Cassville, died on Sunday, July 31. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Peter Sironen (08/01/11)
Peter D. Sironen, age 64, of Aurora, died at 5:49 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Michael Rice (08/01/11)
Michael D. "Mick" Rice, age 65, of Wichita, Kan., died at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at St Francis Hospital, Wichita, Kan. Mick was a cosmetologist who operated his own salon in the Wichita area and in Monett. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Galena, Kan. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt Funeral Home, Galena, Kan...
Mason Reed (08/01/11)
Mason Connor Reed, infant son of Joshua and Janet (Smith-Jordan) Reed, died on Wednesday, July 27. Graveside services will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, in Oak Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Mary Tedesco (08/01/11)
Mary Alice Tedesco, age 57, of Edwards, Mo., formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, in her home. A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, was held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Summit Cemetery...
Janice Daniel (08/01/11)
Janice Janene Daniel, age 67, of Mt. Vernon, died at 2:15 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Mt. Vernon Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the church prior to the service. Burial will be held at a later date...
James Black (08/01/11)
James F. Black, II, age 73, of Gardner, Kan., died on Thursday, July 28. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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