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Stories from Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mother of fallen soldier speaks at 9/11 event (09/14/11)
On Sunday, a small crowd of Barry Countians gathered on the square in Cassville for a special memorial in remembrance of the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. "This is the eighth Sept. 11 memorial we have held," said Janice Varner, Barry County collector, who organized the event. "We are gathered to remember a terrible day in our country's history and those who lost their lives in the attack."...
The Den hosts dinner celebration (09/14/11)
Close to 200 people gathered at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett on Saturday to celebrate The Den youth center in Monett. The occasion marked the second annual fundraising dinner for The Den. A silent auction was held featuring donated items...
Sales tax discussion continues (09/14/11)
On Monday, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board discussed the one-eighth of a cent sales tax issue that will be decided by voters on Nov. 8. Jon Horner, board president, distributed a report supporting why Barry County E-911 needs a sales tax increase...
Verona council sets tax (09/14/11)
Verona aldermen approved setting the tax rate for the city at .7581, which is the same as last year's rate, at the August meeting of the Verona City Council. The tax levy is based on an assessed valuation of $12,336,940 and will generate approximately $93,526 for the general revenue fund...
Arts festival will take over Mt. Vernon square (09/14/11)
The 2011 Not So Square Arts Festival will be held on Sept. 17 on the historic square in Mt. Vernon. There will be over 50 booths featuring painters, potters, authors and photographers. Artists booths will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and entertainment will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m...
Five injured in recent crashes (09/14/11)
A single-vehicle crash on Monday sent a Golden woman to the hospital. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1994 Honda Accord, Stephanie A. Busse, 21, of Golden, failed to negotiate a curve, skidded across the center line, traveled off the roadway and overturned. The wreck occurred at 6:29 p.m. on County Road E two miles northeast of Eagle Rock...
R-7 building project progresses (09/14/11)
Verona School District students and personnel will be able to move into the school's new addition by the end of September. The new addition is located at the west end of the high school, south of the gymnasium. The addition will house a business lab, and there will also be a classroom for alternative classes, which are new this year...
Emergency planning contract is approved (09/14/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a contract for emergency planning services at its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 18. Roger Brock, health department administrator, reported that he has been working with Nancy Boyd, executive assistant, and Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, to complete the budget for the department's regional public health emergency planning and preparedness contract...
Circus arrives in Monett (09/14/11)
North Park was transformed into a bustling circus city this morning as workers prepared for this evening's two big shows. Activity at the grounds includes animals being unloaded, the "Big Top" being erected and rigging prepared for performances tonight at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The shows will feature jugglers, jungle cats, unicycles and more. The event is sponsored by the Monett Kiwanis Club...
Soriano's triple helps lift Monett over Seneca (09/14/11)
For four innings yesterday afternoon, the Monett Lady Cubs softball team looked frustrated and were kept at bay by a young Seneca Lady Indian squad. Monett rallied with a run in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to pick up a 3-2 win over the Lady Indians...
MHS soccer team drops two games (09/14/11)
The Monett Cubs soccer team dropped a pair of highly competitive games this week. On Tuesday, Monett fell 5-0 to a very talented Carthage team and on Monday, the Cubs lost a heartbreaker to Carl Junction. Against the Bulldogs, the Cubs cut the lead to 2-1 with six minutes to play on a goal by Francisco Morales. Monett attacked the goal over the last six minutes but couldn't score the equalizer...
MONETT VOLLEYBALL (09/14/11)
Drury caravan headed to Purdy (09/14/11)
The Drury Lady Panthers basketball team will make a Caravan visit to Purdy on Saturday, September 17 to allow fans in that region a chance to get more familiar with the coaches, players and program. It's the hometown of new DU freshman Shelby White, and fans from all surrounding towns are invited to the First Baptist Church in Purdy from 9 to 11:30 a.m. ...
PCHS takes third at Walnut Grove (09/14/11)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles took third place in the Walnut Grove Tournament last weekend. On Friday, the Lady Eagles defeated Fair Play 5-4 to open tournament play Fair Play scored three times to push ahead 4-2. Trailing by two and down to its last three outs, Pierce City rallied with three runs crossing the plate for a walk-off win...
PCHS WIN (09/14/11)
PCHS cracks prep football rankings (09/14/11)
KANSAS CITY, (AP) -- Statewide football rankings as compiled by a panel of 13 sportswriters and radio broadcasters was updated Sept. 13, and those ranking are listed below by class. Firstplace votes are in parenthesis. CLASS 6 1. Rockhurst (13) 2. CBC...
Barbara Schroeder (09/14/11)
Barbara Kay Schroeder, age 60, of Pierce City, died at 9:35 p.m. on Sept. 12 at Cox Monett Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15. Burial will be in the Pierce City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Augusta Reynolds (09/14/11)
Augusta "Gus" J. Reynolds, age 82, of Pierce City, MO passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 while at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, MO. Augusta was born on Nov. 27, 1928 in Hoberg, MO, the daughter of the late Dana Blanchard and Lovice Beryl (Maples) Blanchard. ...
Clifford Looney (09/14/11)
Clifford Leon Looney, age 73, of Wentworth, died at 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 13 at his home. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, on Sept. 14 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, north of Pierce City. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Leonard Lahman (09/14/11)
Leonard L. Lahman, 74, Fairview, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the Kansas City VA Medical Center, following a long illness. He was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Stella, MO, to Lawrence and Lorene (Embrey) Lahman. Mr. Lahman was a lifelong resident of Fairview, MO. He graduated from Fairview High School in 1955 and served in the U. S. Army. He drove for Friend Tire in Monett for 10 years and then became a self-employed truck driver. He was also a farmer, working with crops and cattle...
James Hilburn (09/14/11)
James E. Hilburn, age 72, of Exeter, died at 11:07 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
George Madison (09/14/11)
George Eugene Madison, age 78, of Cassville, died on Monday, Sept. 12. Services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Family will receive friends on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at White Funeral Home...
Pierce City makes bulletin boards for children (09/14/11)
The children at the Pierce City Branch Library are creating bulletin boards for the library. When arriving at the library, the children can go to a drawing table with crayons and pictures of backpacks. After coloring the picture, it is stapled to the bulletin board, pictured above. ...
Family gathering to mark 90th birthday of local resident (09/14/11)
Kathy Steele, of Monett, will mark her 90th birthday on Sept. 21. She will celebrate the occasion with her family.
Fulp family holds reunion (09/14/11)
The Fulp family reunion was recently held at the home of Lonnie and Linda Fulp. The group enjoyed a pot-luck dinner and fellowship. Those attending were: Gerald and Beverly Fulp, Randy, Sandy and Justin Fulp, Mike and Vicky Haynes, Christopher, Tiffany and Rowen Haynes, all of Aurora; Mitch and Brittany Reed, of Hollister; Joann McCann, of Ash Grove; Wendy, Madalynn and Adrick Copley, of Mt. ...
Ruth Bremer presents program at Dorcas Ladies Aid meeting (09/14/11)
The Lutheran Women's Missionary League Dorcas Ladies Aid met on Sept. 1 in the fellowship hall of the Trinity Lutheran School. Judy Lehde welcomed 17 members and two guests. Eleanor Smidt presented the worship entitled "My Leading Good Shepherd" and read a poem entitled "A Prayer for Those Who Live Alone."...
Pierce City Library News (09/14/11)
The Pierce City Branch Library has added one title to the adult non-fiction, "Mini-Farming: Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre" by Brett Markham. New titles in adult fiction include: "The Tale of Castle Cottage: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter" by Susan Wittig Albert; "Deeply Devoted" by Maggie Brendan; "The Shadow of a Noose" by Ralph Compton; "The Race" by Clive Cussler; "Dark Predator: a Carpathian Novel" by Christine Feehan; "Prey" by Linda Howard; "The Mercy" by Beverly Lewis, in large and regular print; "Only Forever" by Linda Lael Miller; "The Call" by Yannick Murphy; and "Platte River Gauntlet" by Jon Sharpe.. ...
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