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Stories from Friday, September 2, 2011

St. Lawrence School earns full accreditation (09/02/11)
By LISA CRAFT St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett has earned full accreditation from the Missouri Chapter of the National Federation of Non-Public Schools State Accrediting Association. Accreditation requires compliance with the required standards of the accrediting association. St. Lawrence met or exceeded the requirements and was commended for obtaining and maintaining a highly qualified faculty, for all bilingual efforts and for an outstanding plan of action...
Firefighters train with fire in spectacular drill (09/02/11)
Firefighters from five area agencies recently attended a propane fire training exercise in Monett. Firefighting personnel from Monett, Pierce City, Aurora, Purdy, Boone County and Highlandville fire departments attended the exercise, hosted by the Monett Fire Department. Instructors from Missouri University Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) conducted the training...
MAP tests show gains for R-1 District students (09/02/11)
Tests taken by Monett students last spring as part of the Missouri Achievement Program (MAP) showed gains in numerous areas. Monett Assistant Superintendent Brad Hanson gave a preliminary report on what the numbers mean to the district at the August meeting of the Monett R-1 Board of Education...
Barry County groups hope to decrease smoking among area teenagers (09/02/11)
Despite the efforts of the Barry County Health Department and Barry County Connections Coalition, studies show that students in Barry County high schools remain above the state average for smoking in their junior and senior years. Leesa Ginther, a registered nurse with the Barry County Health Department, has been working since 2008 with schools in the county to develop and implement tobacco-free campuses and businesses to improve the health of area citizens...
Purdy man killed in crash on 97 (09/02/11)
A Purdy man is dead following a two-vehicle crash yesterday that occurred on Highway 97 one mile east of Pioneer. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 1:45 p.m. when the driver of a 2006 Honda motorcycle, Walter L. Schultz, 52, of Purdy, was attempting to overtake another vehicle and struck a 2011 Ford F150, driven by Marilee Griffin, 59, of Stark City, head on...
Freistatt board looks at police issues (09/02/11)
Freistatt Village Board trustees reviewed police department preparations for Ernte Fest and the storm siren upgrade during its regular August meeting. Clerk Deborah Schoen reported Marshal Kevin Davis had 13 officers commissioned and ready to work during the two-day Ernte Fest. In addition, the Freistatt Lions Club had the services of seven security guards committed to work the bier garten during the German festival...
Aurora license office up for bid (09/02/11)
Interested groups or individuals will have until Sept. 27 to bid to operate the Aurora License Office. Denise Blauvelt, the current Aurora License Office agent, will no longer be the agent for the office, but she will stay until a new agent is selected. The office will remain open until a new agent is chosen...
Soccer Cubs break out 8-1 against Aurora (09/02/11)
The Monett Cubs soccer team scored four goals in each half to pull away from Aurora 8-1 in Thursday night action. "We wanted to attack early and get some momentum," said Monett Head Coach Dan Janssen. "We played with a sence of urgency tonight, and I was very pleased with the teamwork and effort my team put forth."...
Ready for the long drive (09/02/11)
Business success is all about finding a niche and filling a void. It was with that mindset that Lance and Emily Mettlach and Bob Heim set out to open a business that would benefit Monettans and put idle land to use. Heim owned a strip of property at the corner of Chapell and Cleveland that for years had only been used to raise cattle and cut hay. The challenge was to find a way to incorporate the land into a business, when the land in question is located in a flood plain...
Sharpening archery skills with aim and purpose (09/02/11)
As a businessman, Jim Reed, a State Farm representative in Monett, is always looking for ways that he can contribute to the local community. As an avid hunter, Reed is also always looking for ways to feed his passion. Two years ago, Reed engaged in a conversation with a friend about an organization his friend belonged to called the Arch Angle Archers. Reed was intrigued with the idea, because it appealed to both his professional and personal interest...
Monett opens Big 8 play with 4-0 win over Cassville (09/02/11)
The Monett Lady Cubs softball team defeated Cassville 4-0 to open Big 8 Conference play on Thursday night. Raigan Ratliff threw 104 pitches over seven innings, allowing only four hits and striking out six to earn the victory on the mound. The Lady Cubs scored two runs in the first and single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings to complete the scoring...
Wilma Jones (09/02/11)
Wilma L Jones, age 82, formerly of Cassville, Missouri, died at Circle of Life Hospice Center in Bentonville, Ark. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
St. Lawrence adds two teachers (09/02/11)
Two new teachers have been added to the staff at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett. Pictured above, from left are: Judie Starchman, music teacher, and Brandi Freiburger, second grade teacher. [Times Photo by Lisa Craft]
School menus (09/02/11)
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. Monday - Labor Day. Tuesday - Breakfast: Mini pancakes, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Cheeseburger. 2. Popcorn chicken wrap. 3. Fajita chicken chef salad w/WG tortilla chips...
Diamond - TS Whites Sheep and Goat Sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 09/01/11 (09/02/11)
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