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Stories from Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sales tax will be subject of open forum hosted by BarCo officials (08/10/11)
The Barry County Commission will host an open forum next Thursday night to discuss a sales tax proposal. According to Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren, the county is trying to determine whether or not there is enough community support to place a sales tax proposal on the November ballot...
Retirement at Schreiber Foods (08/10/11)
Schreiber Foods has announced the retirement of Donna Henry. At a celebration lunch enjoyed by plant partners, Quality Assurance Team Leader John Guilfoyle presented Henry with a watch honoring her 36 years of service. Henry began her career with Schreiber Foods in Carthage on May 13, 1975...
Needed rain (08/10/11)
After weeks of relentlessly hot weather, area residents welcomed the sight of storm clouds brewing Monday evening. The clouds heralded a long night of wind and much-needed rain, bringing temperatures down into the double-digits. The extended forecast is calling for more rain throughout the rest of the week...
Freistatt Post Office on federal closing list (08/10/11)
A public meeting has been scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Freistatt Community Building by representatives of the U.S. Postal Service to explain plans to close the Freistatt Post Office. Notification of the closing was made by a postal official to Freistatt Mayor Mike Ortwein. The representative asked to secure the community building for the meeting but offered few details about the decision...
WellHouse opening is celebrated (08/10/11)
Members of the Monett Chamber of Commerce gathered at Camp Barnabas last Friday to host ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Lauren's Wellhouse, the new medical clinic that serves the camping population during summer camp sessions. Lauren's Wellhouse was completed in May and has housed medical care personnel and the necessary equipment to serve the special-needs and chronically ill children who attend the camp...
Broadway Nights closes summer on Friday (08/10/11)
Broadway Nights returns with its last session of the summer on Friday with special activities, sales and live entertainment. The centerpiece of the evening will be the Monett Chamber of Commerce's chalk art contest. The Chalk Walk will consist of teams and individuals in two age groups: 15 and older, and 14 and under. Adult supervision is required for contestants under the age of 15 until the project is completed...
Sex offender nabbed by Pierce City officers (08/10/11)
A Pierce City man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly trying to entice a young boy for a sexual encounter. William Fred Rohe, 54, a convicted sex offender, was arrested at the Pierce City Park after he made arrangements online to meet a young boy...
MHS Pride band is ready for the marching season (08/10/11)
The Monett Pride marching band braved record-setting heat to participate in the end-of-summer band camp held at Monett High School last week. According to Band Director Danika White, the students worked hard preparing for this year's show, "Amazonian Rainforest," which depicts the adventures that an exploratory team may have while in a rainforest. ...
Monett practice begins as the season nears (08/10/11)
SPORTS BRIEFS (08/10/11)
MHS sets date for Pride Night (08/10/11)
Monett High School will hold its annual Fall Sports Pride Night at the Burl Fowler Stadium on Saturday. The Pride Night provides an opportunity for the community to enjoy a football scrimmage and meet the athletes, cheerleaders and marching band representing Monett High School during the 2011-12 fall sports season...
WaterThrashers win Tri-State Championships (08/10/11)
Led by a 33-point performance by Chloe Ridgley, the Monett WaterThrashers won the overall team title at the Tri-State Championships at Claremore, Okla., over the weekend. Monett won the meet with 386 points, followed by Joplin with 330. A total of 12 teams competed in the championship event...
Monett's Enloe and Smith to play college baseball (08/10/11)
Monett Cubs' Marcus Enloe and Jake Smith signed letters of intent to play collegiate baseball yesterday. Enloe signed with Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar and Smith with Park University in Parkview. "Both of these young men were three-year starters," said Michael Calhoun Monett's head baseball coach. ...
UMB reports second quarter earnings (08/10/11)
UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: UMBF), a diversified financial holding company, announced earnings for the three months ended June 30 of $26.3 million or $0.66 per share ($0.65 diluted). This is an increase of $3.3 million, or 14.4 percent, compared to second quarter 2010 earnings of $23.0 million or $0.57 per share ($0.57 diluted)...
County worker retires (08/10/11)
A retirement reception was held for Debbie Farris at the Barry County Judicial Center in Cassville on July 29. "We will miss Debbie terribly," said Barbara White, public administrator. "She has been an excellent assistant for eight years." Courthouse employees, friends and Debbie's husband, Terry, and four children were present to honor Farris for her service...
Sam Johnson (08/10/11)
Sam Lee Johnson, age 76, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Sarcoxie, died at 3 a.m. on Aug. 6, in the Missouri Veteran's Home. A graveside service, with full military honors, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt Vernon, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery...
Sister Mary Dominic Rechtorick (08/10/11)
Sister Mary Dominic Rechtorick, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, died Aug. 8, 2011 at the age of 84 after serving God for 66 years. Friends are being received at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Rd., Pgh, PA on Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 2 until 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug.11, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Sisters' cemetery...
Helen Long (08/10/11)
Helen Louise Long, age 79, of Monett, MO, passed away on Monday evening, Aug. 8, 2011 while at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Paul Lanning will officiate. Interment will follow at Kings Prairie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home...
Anthony Koenig (08/10/11)
Anthony Glennon Koenig, age 91, of Cassville, died at 11:46 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, in Springfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. There will be no visitation...
John Reed (08/10/11)
John W. Reed, age 81, of Cassville, died on Nov. 10, 2010. He was cremated under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville. A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the funeral home.
Earleen Haer (08/10/11)
Earleen Mary Haer, age 83, of Aurora, died at 6:20 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the Aurora Nursing Center. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the First Christian Church of Aurora, with burial at a later date in Craig, Mo...
Daniel Smith (08/10/11)
Daniel "Danny" Smith, Jr., age 76, of Jenkins, died at 8:37 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Rev. Grady Cockerham (08/10/11)
Rev. Grady Cockerham, age 84, of Monett, died at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Wanda Brooks (08/10/11)
Wanda L. Brooks, 66, of Monett, passed away at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Shoal Creek Revival Church near Pierce City. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, MO...
Birth announcement (08/10/11)
Shaw and Jesika (Hughes) Banta, of Wheaton, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lailah Jade Banta. She was born at 12:05 p.m. on June 17 at Freeman Hospital weighing seven pounds, eight ounces and measuring 20 inches. Grandparents are Doug and Deana Hughes, of Wheaton, and Justin and Dana Banta, of Anderson. Great-grandparents are Jim and Sue Hughes, of Neosho, Derald and Shirley Boman, of Goodman, Bill Banta, of Anderson, and the late Paul and Bonnie Norvell, of Purdy...
Couple to wed (08/10/11)
Kevin and Debbie Miller, of Pierce City announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Ryan Miller to Marcie Ford, daughter of Todd and Lesley Ford, of Chandler, Ariz. The prospective groom is the grandson of Phyllis and Ed Gasser, of Pierce City. ...
Boat scene displayed at Ozark Empire Fair (08/10/11)
Barbara Heath, of Aurora, has two major paintings hanging in the fine arts exhibit at the Ozark Empire Fair. Her entries included an atmopheric boat scene, shown above, and the figure of a child, both rendered in oil or acrylic.
Local Resident Enters drawings at fair (08/10/11)
Dorice Baty, of Monett, who is a frequent exhibitor at the Ozark Empire Fair, entered the drawing above and a number of paintings rendered in her characteristic primitive style in the fine arts show displayed in the E*Plex.
Ozark Empire Fair winter scene (08/10/11)
A striking black and white winter scene photograph by Karla Kuklaw, of Cassville, was a standout entry in the photo show at the Ozark Empire Fair.
Pierce City Library News (08/10/11)
To get a library card for the Barry-Lawrence County Regional Library the applicant needs a photo identification and proof of current residency. If residencey is out of Lawrence or Barry counties, there will be a $20 annual fee. If residency is out of Lawrence or Barry counties but the applicant owns property in either county, the fee is waived since the applicant pays property taxes, which support thelibrary system...
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