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Stories from Friday, August 12, 2011

High achievement reported at Monett R-1 schools (08/12/11)
Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent of Monett R-1 District, welcomed teachers back with a state of the district report on Thursday. Jungmann highlighted the district's accomplishments for the 2010-11 school year, offering encouragement and support to teachers as they head into a new school year...
Sales tax income shows upswing in July (08/12/11)
Powered by a nearly 16 percent boost in Monett, Barry and Lawrence sales tax income rose for most recipients in July. It was the fourth time in seven months sales tax receipts have risen by 9 percent or more beyond 2010 levels. Monett's two sales taxes for the general fund generated $189,329.01 in July, up $25,684.14 from a year ago. ...
Ernte Fest slated for Aug. 19-20 (08/12/11)
Plans are complete for the Freistatt Lions Club's 38th annual Ernte Fest, to be held Friday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Aug. 20 on the Ernte Fest grounds in Freistatt. The German heritage festival will again feature traditional German food plus rides, games and live music...
Winning at the fair (08/12/11)
A couple of winners. Stephanie Kaiser, a senior at Purdy won reserve grand champion in the Dry Cow Guernsey division at the 2011 Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield on Saturday,
Riding high at Howdy Neighbor Days (08/12/11)
The change of weather on Wednesday provided cooler conditions much more suitable for an outdoor event. Children were the main attendees for the opening night of Howdy Neighbor Days in Pierce City, keeping the rides at J&J Magic Midway busy. Howdy Neighbor Days continues through Saturday at Pierce City's South Park. The festival's Idol Contest for singers begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday...
PC school board hires staff, sets gate prices (08/12/11)
Pierce City R-6 Board members approved several probationary contracts and extra duty assignments at their July meeting. Probationary contracts were offered to Allison Davis, high school business teacher, and Sandra Slone, speech implementer, for the 2011-12 school year...
DeLay gives clarification of Freistatt police status (08/12/11)
In response to the recent article about the Freistatt Police Department's active status, Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has no control over activation or deactivation of originating agency identifier (ORI) numbers. ...
One injured in crash (08/12/11)
A three-car crash left one woman injured on Tuesday. The wreck occurred at 7:30 a.m. in a work zone on Highway 174 three miles east of Chesapeake. All three vehicles were eastbound when the driver of a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, Glenda E. Freise, 50, of Mt. ...
Countryside Care Center employee honored (08/12/11)
John E. Woods has been recognized for 10 years of service at Countryside Care Center in Monett. Woods is a certified medical assistant and personal care aide who works the overnight shift. A reception with cake and refreshments was held in Woods' honor and hosted by the staff...
R-7 board hires staff for Verona (08/12/11)
The Verona R-7 Board of Education held a special meeting on Aug. 2 to act on personnel to prepare for the 2011-12 school year. Members voted to accept the resignation of Tracy Clements as high school counselor. The position remains open at the present time...
Getting in the swing at Howdy Neighbor Days (08/12/11)
Putting her whole body into her throw, Addison Avondet, of Pierce City, tried her luck at winning a prize in the ring toss game on the first night of Howdy Neighbor Days in Pierce City. J&J Magic Midway will open at 5 p.m. today and 4 p.m. tomorrow as the festival runs through Saturday night at Pierce City's South Park...
Arizona State University (08/12/11)
Whitney Elizabeth Huffmaster, a 2007 graduate of Monett High School, graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., on May 13 with a bachelor of science degree in communications from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a focus in mass communications. She is the daughter of Kevin and Susan Huffmaster, of Pierce City, and the granddaughter of Frank and Mary Rauen, of Monett, and Gale and Rose Huffmaster, of Pierce City, and the late Karan Huffmaster. She resides in Horsham, Pa...
Kiwanis Club hears about MHS sports programs (08/12/11)
By MURRAY BISHOFF The Monett Kiwanis Club heard details about the sports program and football team at Monett High School and the Monett Booster Club during their last two weekly meetings. Darrell Bradley, R-1 athletic director, said the athletics program has many goals, many of which are tailored for different grade levels...
Monett Junior Golf League tournament results (08/12/11)
The Monett Junior Golf League concluded its season with its annual golf tournament at Windmill Ridge in Monett. Around 50 area youth, ranging from 8 to 15, participated in the program. The league began play June 10 and continued every Thursday culminating in the season-ending tournament...
Racicot gets high reviews for play (08/12/11)
This has been a busy summer for Kirstin Racicot. The 2009 Monett High School graduate is now a theater major at Stephens College in Columbia. She has been part of the company at Stephens' Okoboji Summer Theatre shows in Okoboji, Iowa and has had two major roles...
TV cast coming to Kings Prairie (08/12/11)
A troupe from the cast of Kelly's Kountry Junction, the TV show with an Ozarks flavor aired on Ozarks Public Television on Saturday nights, will be part of the entertainment at the 12th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert on Saturday. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. at the historic Kings Prairie school and community center, east of Monett. Also performing will be guitarist Dwayne Friend, bluegrass band Brightwater Junction and Al Brumley Jr. as master of ceremonies...
Whitetails Unlimited chapter awards scholarships (08/12/11)
The Southwest Missouri Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited honored eight area students with a total of $4,000 in scholarships. The scholarship winners are pictured above, and include: Tim Younker, of Monett; Shanda Wegrzyn, of Aurora; Madeline Tate, of Purdy; Audrey Patton, of Purdy; Caitlin Howerton, of Cassville; and Travis Wormington, of Monett. ...
Accepts kindergarten position at Monett School District (08/12/11)
Morgan Mais, a member of the inaugural class of the Ozarks Teacher Corps scholarship program to train and retain rural educators, has accepted a position teaching kindergarten at Monett Primary School beginning this fall. Mais, of Marionville, is a graduate of Drury University. She is one of the first six graduates of the Teacher Corps program, all of whom were offered teaching positions in either their hometowns or other rural Ozarks communities...
Savannah College (08/12/11)
Joseph Lenz, of Ash Grove, recently graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Lenz earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in visual effects with a minor in technical direction. The college is located in Savannah, Ga.
Avila Dean's List (08/12/11)
Avila University, in Kansas City has announced its spring dean's list. Among the honored students is Rebecca Younker, of Pierce City. Avila University is a Catholic, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate and adult degree programs...
School and Senior Citizens Menus (08/12/11)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY Key: SC - Smart Choice entree item (16 grams of fat or less.) HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Wednesday - Breakfast: Sausage pancake on stick, General Mills cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Chicken patty. 2. BBQ meatloaf. 3. Caesar chef salad w/whole grain hot roll...
Cynthia Lopez (08/12/11)
Cynthia Marie (Modglin) Lopez, age 48, of Mt. Vernon, died at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield...
Richard Honeycutt (08/12/11)
Richard Patrick Ryan Honeycutt, age 19, of Aurora, died at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at his home...
Dorothy Henry (08/12/11)
Dorothy Irene Henry, age 89, of Shell Knob, died at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, in Central Community United Methodist Church, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Bud Hammond (08/12/11)
Bud C. Hammond, 81, formerly of Monett, died Aug. 9. His home was in Carrizozo, NM. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Aug. 15 at the Fort Stanton Merchant Marine and Military Memorial Cemetery with American Legion performing honors. The complete paid obituary was published in the Aug. 12, 2011 issue of the Monett Times Newspaper...
Grady Cockerham (08/12/11)
Rev. Grady Cockerham, age 84, of Monett, died at his home on Aug. 9. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Monett. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Brad Smith (08/12/11)
Bradley Dale "Brad" Smith, Sr., age 52, of Shell Knob, died on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Visitation will be held from 1 until 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Winning at the fair (08/12/11)
A couple of winners. Stephanie Kaiser, a senior at Purdy won reserve grand champion in the Dry Cow Guernsey division at the 2011 Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield on Saturday,
Norwood - Producers Auction Yards: Special Dairy Heifer Sale for 8/11/11 (08/12/11)
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