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Stories from Thursday, September 1, 2011

District to buy laptop for every MHS student (09/01/11)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education has voted to take the unprecedented step of buying laptop computers for every student and teacher at Monett High School. The action followed the first in what will be a series of recommendations from the 21st Century Learning Task Force...
Firefighter arrested for arson (09/01/11)
A Halltown firefighter and two other men have been charged with arson in connection with a series of fires in Halltown. Cody Gossett, 20, of Halltown, was arrested yesterday and charged with second degree arson. He is a member of the Halltown Volunteer Fire Department...
Fall arrives with September Calendar Girl (09/01/11)
September marks the official end of summer. September Calendar Girl Marcela Rangel sits on the bridge at Monett's South Park by two of three stands of prairie grass that have grown to more than 10 feet tall. The daughter of Manuel and Maria Rangel, Marcela is an active senior at Monett High School. ...
PC board sticks to design plan for renovation project (09/01/11)
Retired architect Jim Moore addressed members of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education, presenting an alternate design to the proposed school renovation and building project that would allow for future growth. Moore, who has volunteered his professional services on a number of local projects and who designed the district's master plan in the late 1990s, discussed the logistics of relocating the proposed vo-ag building to a site behind the school so that activity there "would not detract from the overall image of the district.". ...
Popular program marks its third year (09/01/11)
EFCO, a Pella Corporation, is once again sponsoring the Teacher of the Month program in partnership with The Monett Times. The program recognizes outstanding local teachers and rewards them. Each month, the winning teacher will receive a recognition plaque and a check from EFCO in the amount of $250 to be used for classroom supplies. The teacher will also be featured in the newspaper...
MPD officers respond to 107 incidents (09/01/11)
Officers with the Monett Police Department responded to 107 criminal incidents for the month of July, along with six collisions involving 12 vehicles. Three injury wrecks were documented, along with 11 vehicles damaged during July. A total of three persons were injured...
Barry County Council on Aging releases annual report for 2011 (09/01/11)
The Barry County Council on Aging (BCCOA) has released its annual report on services provided to elderly Barry Countians for the 2011 fiscal year, noting that the number of clients needing personal care assistance has doubled due to cuts in the state's Medicaid program in 2010-11...
Monett shows grit, rallies to beat Republic (09/01/11)
Ty Goetz, Monett softball head coach, had several questions about his young team entering Monday night's contest against Republic. On Saturday, his girls tasted defeat for the first time this season, falling 7-3 to Pleasant Hope in the Ash Grove Lady Pirates Tournament...
PCHS VOLLEYBALL WIN (09/01/11)
MARS championship is headed to Monett (09/01/11)
The MARS DIRTcar Series returns to its home track this Sunday Sept. 4 for the biggest race of the year, the 40th Annual 4-State Dirt Track Championships at the Monett Speedway in Monett, MO. With a top prize of $4,000 awaiting the winner, the top driver's from the Midwest are expected to be in attendance. ...
Pierce City hits the road to Liberal (09/01/11)
The Pierce City Eagles travel to Liberal to face the Bulldogs on Friday night. Pierce City downed Sarcoxie 36-20 in week one , while Liberal fell 42-6 to Ash Grove. The Bulldogs are hampered this season with a low number of athletes (23) out for the football team. Recent injuries have driven that number even lower...
Facing a state-ranked team is nothing new for the Monett Cubs (09/01/11)
Facing quality football teams has become the norm for the Monett Cubs. In each of the past two seasons, the Cubs have played a team that has held the number one ranking in Missouri Class 3 football. Friday, Monett will extend that streak to three years as they travel to Logan-Rogersville High School to face the Wildcats...
Newness surrounds Lady Cubs volleyball (09/01/11)
The Monett Lady Cubs volleyball team finished last season 16-18-1 and look to build off that momentum this season. First-year coach Trish Henry takes over a squad that has a solid mix of players. Henry will be assisted by Magan McPheeters. "I think that our season will go with how we work," said Henry. "We are learning new systems and ways of doing even the most fundamental of skills and that takes time and effort and commitment...
Monett netters drop a pair of matches (09/01/11)
The Monett Lady Cubs tennis team dropped a pair of tough matches, falling 9-0 to Aurora on Friday and 8-1 to Nevada on Tuesday. On Friday, Monett struggled 9-0 against Big 8 conference foe Aurora. "The girls didn't have the focus that they needed to succeed," said Monett coach Bob Crain. "In order for us to be successful we need to concentrate on the matches at hand and not let the crowd distract us."...
Monett Speedway prepares for championship (09/01/11)
The Monett Speedway featured a full slate of races on Sunday night. Six classes competed for points, prizes and prestige at the speedway. Results were as follows: Pure Stock Heat Race #1 1. Clayton Powell 2. Forrest Crockett 3. JP Harris Feature Finish...
PCHS picks up 6-3 win (09/01/11)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles (4-0) defeated Sarcoxie 6-3 Tuesday night to open Spring River Valley Conference play. Pierce City's Mckenzie Moreland picked up the victory allowing four hits and striking out seven batters. "I am proud of how hard the girls are competing," said Pierce City Head Coach Darin Henderson. "We need to focus a little more on the fundamentals and building team chemistry."...
Monett Cubs soccer handles Republic 4-1 (09/01/11)
The Dan Janssen coaching era at Monett High School got off to a great start as the Monett Cubs soccer team defeated Republic 4-1 to begin the 2011 season. Monett got on the board in the 12th minute when junior Julio Velazquez scored unassisted on a corner kick. Eight minutes later senior Travis Thompson scored via penalty kick. Thompson picked up his second goal in the 35th minute off a Francisco Morales assist...
One-day bluegrass festival coming to Dry Valley Sept. 3 (09/01/11)
Bluegrass music will be back at the RV park in Dry Valley on Saturday. A major concert featuring 10 bands will be held on the grounds of the old Dry Valley bluegrass festival. This will be the first effort to hold a concert of this magnitude by the current organizers. Kenneth Brown and his wife, Gaylene, purchased the RV park two years ago and have been approached numerous times about hosting a bluegrass show by fans of the festivals run by the late Lonnie Dunn...
Nancy Williams (09/01/11)
Nancy Louise Williams, age 71, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011 at 6 a.m. in her home. Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Howerton officiating. Burial to follow services at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett...
Pansy Bricker (09/01/11)
Pansy Bricker, age 84, os Stotts City, died on Aug. 31 at her home. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Goss Cemetery, northeast of Stotts City...
James Farris (09/01/11)
James "Jamie" Andrew Farris, Jr., age 42, of Golden, died at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at his home in Golden. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
John Banes (09/01/11)
John Douglas Banes, age 58, of Monett, MO, died on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Funeral services were held on Aug. 28 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Butterfield. The complete paid obituary was published in the September 1, 2011 issue of the Monett Times Newspaper...
Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 8/31/11 (09/01/11)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 8/31/11 (09/01/11)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 09/02/11 (09/01/11)
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