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Stories from Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Flood control effort is progressing slowly (09/07/11)
Overtures have been made with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad on a new flood control strategy for downtown Monett. Eric Dove, professional engineer with Olsson Associates, reported meetings have been held with railroad officials over Olsson's proposal to build a bypass channel for Kelly Creek on the south side of Front Street. Additional modifications to the two railroad bridges crossing the creek have also been discussed...
Music festival at Dry Valley (09/07/11)
The scenic grounds of the RV park next to the historic Dry Valley School, west of Pierce City, rang out with bluegrass music again on Saturday as the Brown family launched a one-day revival of the bluegrass festival, which was run by the late Lonnie Dunn, of Monett, for 15 years. ...
Popular Big God event returns to Barry County (09/07/11)
Area residents are invited to hear gospel music and an inspirational message at the third annual Big God Across the Ozarks event, which begins tonight at Gizmo's Event Center on Highway 86 in Wheaton. The celebration continues through Sunday, Sept. 11 with singing beginning at 6 p.m. and services starting at 7 p.m. each night...
Education honor (09/07/11)
Rod Anderson, of Monett, has received a plaque from the Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors in Joplin for serving as its chairman for two terms. Anderson was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2003. He served as vice chairman in 2008-09 and as chairman from 2009 to 2011. Anderson's term officially expired in 2009 but he has continued to serve until Governor Jay Nixon names a successor...
City parking enforcement is picking up (09/07/11)
Monett police officers have been responding to an increased number of complaints about improper parking on residential property. Police Chief Tim Schweder said officers have regularly worked to enforce to city ordinance restricting parking to driveways. He said recent efforts have been stimulated by "more than the usual number of complaints."...
This Friday marks another Broadway Nights in downtown Monett (09/07/11)
Broadway Nights in downtown Monett will again offer shopping for extended hours and live entertainment this Friday night. Participating merchants will be open until 7 p.m. The recent change to cooler fall-like weather has prompted a switch in wardrobes, and downtown Monett clothing merchants have merchandise to match the occasion...
Pair hurt in crash on Hwy. 76 (09/07/11)
A single-vehicle crash that took place at 1:40 p.m. on Thursday on Highway 76 one mile west of Exeter left two people injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when a 2002 Ford ranger, driven by Terra K. Pulliam, 28, of Grove, Okla., traveled off the roadway and overturned. Pulliam and a passenger in the vehicle, Alan M. Pulliam, 3, of Washburn, the nephew of the driver, were taken to St. John's Hospital-Cassville with moderate injuries...
Aurora man dies in weekend wreck (09/07/11)
An Aurora man is dead following a crash on Saturday. The wreck occurred at 3 p.m. on Farm Road 1065 six miles south of Aurora when a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Jennifer N. Jennings, 19, of Aurora, ran off the right side of the roadway and hit a tree. Jennings was wearing a seat belt...
Retirement party for Barry-Lawrence Library director (09/07/11)
Barry-Lawrence County Regional Library Director Jean Berg was honored during a retirement reception held at the Monett Branch Library on Aug. 28. Berg retired after 16 years as library director on Sept. 1. She is succeeded by Gina Gail Milburn. Under Berg's tenure, new libraries were built in Cassville, Pierce City and Marionville and public access computers were added at all 10 of the district's branch libraries. Berg also oversaw the automation of the library system and its database...
SWACC offers adult ed classes (09/07/11)
The Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett has announced its adult education class schedule for the fall and spring semesters. The fall semester will begin on Sept. 13 and continue through Dec. 17, and the spring semester will start on Jan. 23, 2012, and run through May 10, 2012...
Fundraiser tickets for The Den available (09/07/11)
The second annual fundraising banquet for The Den youth center in Monett will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Southwest Area Career Center commons area. Branson performer Keith "Red" Allen will be the featured guest. Well known for his role as a hillbilly farmer in the Keith Allen's Redneckers Show at Silver Dollar City, Allen will entertain with comedy, music and stories from his past. Allen now has his own show in Branson...
Stream sampling is continuing in Lawrence County (09/07/11)
The Lawrence County Health Department is monitoring several streams within the county. Results indicate some areas have higher E. coli counts than EPA-recommended limits. E. coli is a fecal coliform bacteria that lives in all human and animal intestines. At present, there is no federal or state standards for E. coli densities in recreational waters. EPA's proposed standards for bacteria densities should not exceed 235 E. coli per 100 milliliters of fresh water for full body contact...
FAPRI analyst sees risks, opportunity in ag outlook (09/07/11)
Weather conditions have created a strained environment for agriculture, but farm income is still expected to hit record levels in 2011, according to Scott Brown, an analyst with the Food and Agriculture Policy Institute (FAPRI). "That catches people by surprise," said Brown. ...
Big second half carries Cubs (09/07/11)
The Monett Cubs soccer team (3-0) scored three second half goals to pull away from Cassville, with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night. "We started a bit slower than what I would have preferred tonight," said Monett Head Coach Dan Janssen. "Cassville was faster to the ball and pressuring us better than we were pressuring them. We were very fortunate that they were unable to convert on their chances and to have a 1-0 lead at the half."...
Gutsy call leads to Lady Cubs win (09/07/11)
Tied at three, in the bottom of the seventh, and with two outs, Monett head coach Ty Goetz told Kendall Bounous to try to steal home. It was a calculated risk, but one that paved the way for the Lady Cubs' 4-3 win over Lamar on Tuesday. "I felt it was worth a try," said Goetz. "We had two unsuccessful bunts with the previous two batters, and I knew at worst we would go to the eighth inning."...
Missouri prep football rankings (09/07/11)
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Statewide football rankings as compiled by a panel of 13 sportswriters and radio broadcasters, updated Sept. 6. First-place votes are in parenthesis. CLASS 6 1. Rockhurst (13) 2. DeSmet 3. CBC 4. Jefferson City 5. Fort Zumwalt West...
Arkansas gets past Missouri State 51-7 (09/07/11)
By KURT VOIGT FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas welcomed Kierra Harris to the world of big-time college football on Saturday night. The No. 15 Razorbacks (1-0) harassed the Missouri State freshman quarterback and used an efficient performance from Tyler Wilson and a pair of punt returns for touchdowns by Joe Adams to cruise to a 51-7 defeat of the Bears...
Defense sets tone for Mizzou (09/07/11)
COLUMBIA (AP) -- Missouri needed its defense in the 17-6 season-opening win over Miami of Ohio over the weekend. It will probably need it again Friday night at Arizona State, which won its opener against UC-Davis by a 48-14 score. The No. 21 Tigers are underdogs and they are breaking in new quarterback James Franklin behind a rebuilt line...
MIGHTY MITES (09/07/11)
On his way to the end zone. Monett's Blaine Garver scores a touchdown during third grade Mighty Mite action on Saturday at Aurora. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
MHS VOLLEYBALL (09/07/11)
Logan-Rogersville hangs on to beat Monett (09/07/11)
The number one ranked team in Missouri Class 3 football, Logan-Rogersville, had their hands full Friday night with the Monett Cubs. The Wildcats prevailed 48-27, but the final score doesn't always reflect the manner in which the game was played. With 3:46 left in the game, Monett's Kurran Blamey made an acrobatic over-the-shoulder catch, broke a tackle, maintained his balance and raced 87 yard, to pay dirt to cut the Wildcats lead to 35-27. ...
VOLLEYBALL WIN (09/07/11)
Pierce City Eagles roll 44-6 over Liberal Bulldogs (09/07/11)
The Pierce City Eagles have a large and experienced offensive line, and it showed at Liberal on Friday. The line opened holes big enough to drive a truck through and Pierce City had a truck in fullback Curtis Palmer who rumbled through to the tune of 135 yards in the first half, including an 82-yard touchdown. Wayne Joe Sooter also had 130 yards in the first half and quarterback Cedric O'Hara also added 46 yards rushing on the way to a 44-6 victory for the Eagles...
Walter Schulz (09/07/11)
Walter Len "Lennie" Schulz, age 52, of Purdy, died at 2:47 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1. Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, near Butterfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Luella Johnson (09/07/11)
Luella Evelyn Johnson, age 82, of Shell Knob, died on Aug. 31 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Cremation will follow the services.
Lela Showers (09/07/11)
Lela Arlene Showers, age 86, of Aurora, died on Thursday, Sept. 3, at her home. Funeral services, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Josephine Heintz (09/07/11)
Josephine Mary Heintz, age 92, of Golden, died on Monday, Sept. 5 at the St. John's Hospital in Berryville, Ark. Memorial services will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the All Faith United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
George Gray (09/07/11)
George Wesley Gray, age 93, died on Sept. 5 at Chapman Valley Manor in Chapman, Kan. He is survived by a daughter, Diane Hargett, and husband, Noble, of Monett. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 at the F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church in Miltonvale, Kan. Burial will be in the Miltonvale Cemetery...
Patricia Gannon (09/07/11)
Patricia Sue Gannon, age 66, of Shell Knob, died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in Central Community United Methodist Church, in Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
Eugene Darter (09/07/11)
Eugene Darter, age 86, of Aurora, died at 5:34 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Orange Cemetery...
Helen Brandt (09/07/11)
Helen Mildred Brandt, age 92, of Clever, died on Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Aurora Nursing Center. Funeral services, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Union Ridge Baptist Church, in Clever. Burial was in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery...
Dr. Francisco Esparrago, Jr. (09/07/11)
Dr. Francisco "Frank" Reyes Esparrago Jr., M.D., died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011. Frank was born on May 8, 1940 in Bacon Sorsogon, Philippines, the only son of Francisco and Maura Esparrago. He grew up in the Philippines and graduated from the University of Santo Tomas, College of Medicine in 1963. ...
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