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Stories from Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BarCo to pursue tax (08/31/11)
The Barry County Commission voted Monday to place a 3/16th of a cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot. If approved by voters, the revenue from the additional sales tax will be used by the county for law enforcement, according to Barry County Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren...
MHS Royalty named (08/31/11)
Monett High School has selected royalty for the 2011 football homecoming, which will be held on Sept. 16. The royal court is seated above. In the front row, from left, are: freshman attendant Kendall Bounous; senior attendant Holly Abramovitz; Queen Hunter Glouse; senior attendant Leanna Marion; junior attendant Emily Pitts; and sophomore attendant Maria Morales. ...
Rolling Thunder to honor MIAs & POWs (08/31/11)
The Missouri MIA/POW Awareness Run, sponsored by Rolling Thunder Missouri Chapter #3, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Monett's South Park. The ceremony honoring all Missouri MIA and POW military personnel will take place near the Navy jet at 2 p.m...
TIF talks with city attorney (08/31/11)
The Monett Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission held a meeting for more than 90 minutes with attorney Mary Jo Shaney at Monett City Hall on Monday. The session was closed to discuss litigation. No action was taken. According to TIF Chairman Mark Nelson, a motion has been filed with the Southern District Court of Appeals by Barry County, Lawrence County and the Barry County Emergency Services Board to appeal Judge Neal Quitno's ruling in favor of the City of Monett...
Building comes down (08/31/11)
The Barton's Lumber building on County Road in Monett was demolished on Tuesday. According to Monett Building Inspector Wade Ennes, the Barton's building was located on property owned by the railroad. Tapjac Company Inc. retained the lease though the Barton's lumber and hardware business, purchased from Tapjac in 2000, was sold in 2010 to Meeks Lumber...
BarCo sheriff's office plans DWI campaign (08/31/11)
A sobriety checkpoint will be held sometime during the month of September, according to Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly. The operation, aimed at cracking down on motorists who drink and drive, will be held in cooperation with the Southwest Missouri DWI Task Force and other area law enforcement agencies...
LEPD discusses businesses with hazardous substances (08/31/11)
Members of the Local Emergncy Planning District (LEPD) discussed area businesses that have been listed as having "extremely hazardous substances" on their tier II reports. LEPD members noted that representatives from those entities were required to send representation to the meetings...
Monett R-1 will not be in session Friday (08/31/11)
This Friday, Sept. 2, Monett Schools will not be in session, and R-1 teachers will devote the day to professional development. Campus agendas are as follows:...
Field house dedicated to Weatherly (08/31/11)
The field house at Pierce City High School was renamed for the late coach and educator Doug Weatherly during a ceremony held Friday before around 200 people. The ceremony began with the Pierce City Eagles football team emerging from the field house, with Curtis Palmer and Zach Crouch carrying a shadow box. The framed box contained a photo of Weatherly, his polo shirt and hat...
Irene aftermath (08/31/11)
Hurricane Irene didn't just impact the people of the East Coast, but some local residents as well. Frank and Marcia Compton, who, along with their daughter Neely Bryant, own a vacation home in Lynbonville, Vt., found their A-frame structure "completely totaled" by the storm waters that poured from the mountains into the Champlain Valley. ...
Nancy Williams (08/31/11)
Nancy Williams, age 71, of Monett, died at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2. Burial will be at the Monett IOOF Cemetery...
Pamela Miller (08/31/11)
Pamela Elliott-Miller, age 44, of Shell Knob, died at her home on Saturday, Aug. 27. Memorial services will be held at the White Funeral Home in Cassville on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m.
Jerry Schmidt (08/31/11)
Jerry Wayne Schmidt, age 77, of Exeter, died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 27. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. at White Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday...
Albert Dalke (08/31/11)
Albert Earl Dalke, 80, of Monett, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Monett with a memorial service to follow visitation...
Wedding planned (08/31/11)
Gary and Tammy Vandiver, of Paris, Texas, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jordan Alise Eaker, to Nathaniel Courdin Planchon, both of Amarillo, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marie Wood, of Paris, Texas, and the late Davis Wood, Glen and Janet Vandiver, of Arab, Ala., and the late Jeannie Vandiver and Buddy and Annette Eaker. ...
Local couple to wed (08/31/11)
Jim and Carla Grimm, of Aurora, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley LeAnn, to Carl Wesley Myers, son of Richard and Beverly Myers, of Monett. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Aurora High School and is a veterinarian technician at Monett Animal Clinic of Monett. ...
Library branch names winner (08/31/11)
Anna Wecker, pictured above, was the July winner of the gift certificate to Nae's Diner. All during the month of July, Pierce City Library patrons were invited to place their names in a drawing for a gift certificate. The June winner was Roberta Lane, who won a gift certificate to Lucy's...
Library branch names winner (08/31/11)
Anna Wecker, pictured above, was the July winner of the gift certificate to Nae's Diner. All during the month of July, Pierce City Library patrons were invited to place their names in a drawing for a gift certificate. The June winner was Roberta Lane, who won a gift certificate to Lucy's...
90th birthday celebration (08/31/11)
Wilma Ruth Davis, of Monett, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 4. Her family will have a private celebration. She would enjoy receiving cards.
Monett FBC holds dedication service (08/31/11)
The First Baptist Church of Monett held a dedication of its new church building on Sunday, June 26. The first service in the new building, located on Highway 37 south of Monett, was held on Sunday, June 5. In honor of the dedication, volunteers were asked to decorate the tables in any style that they wanted. Many of the decorations featured sports, cowboy, old time photos and bird houses...
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