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Stories from Monday, September 19, 2011

MIAs remembered during annual ceremony (09/19/11)
Members of Tom Wolfe Memorial VFW Post #4207 and its Ladies Auxiliary conducted their annual remembrance ceremony to honor soldiers missing in action or held as prisoners of war on Friday at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. Post representatives gathered at the grave of Tom Wolfe, who was killed in the Vietnam war, for the event...
Teen spearheads project (09/19/11)
Calling herself the Blanket Diva, a 12-year-old girl from Monett is making blankets for children in Joplin who were victims of the tornado. Sydney Blair Sebastian said she is always looking for something to do to help others and was particularly affected by the devastation left by the tornado that rocked Joplin in May...
Monett seniors to host walk-a-thon (09/19/11)
The seventh annual Walk-a-Thon to benefit the Monett Senior Center is slated to get underway on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Monett's South Park, located at the junction of Highways 37 and 60 beginning at 8 a.m. "This annual fundraiser helps to replenish and supply adequate equipment to keep the meals program going," said Lori Balmas, center administrator...
Freistatt addresses post office closing (09/19/11)
Members of the Freistatt Village Board of Trustees discussed the proposed closing of the Freistatt Post Office during the board's September meeting. Clerk Deborah Schoen reported the notice seeking public comment on the post office closing proposal arrived on Aug. ...
Missouri Guard engineers take expertise to Germany (09/19/11)
More than 70 citizen soldiers with the 276th Engineer Company, headquartered in Pierce City, spent annual training at Hoensfeld, Germany, this year. "Our mission was to construct helipads on base," said Staff Sgt. Matthew Forrest, of Halfway, readiness noncommissioned officer for the unit's Springfield-based detachment...
Monett Council to meet Tuesday (09/19/11)
The Monett City Council has a light agenda for its September monthly meeting on Tuesday. Council members will consider an annexation petition from the United Pentecostal Church, located at 22970 Highway H. Final passage is scheduled on the proposal to extend the duration of garage sales from two to three days...
Police report tops Purdy meeting (09/19/11)
August was a quiet month for officers with the Purdy Police Department, according to Purdy Police Chief Jackie Lowe in his September report to the Purdy City Council. Lowe reported one serious matter regarding a registered sex offender who was allegedly following the Purdy cross country track team members during practice. He said the man's vehicle, a red Monte Carlo, was also spotted near the Purdy school and at Monett's South Park...
Wreck leaves five hurt (09/19/11)
Five people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday on Farm Road 1070 three miles north of Monett. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 5:27 p.m. when the driver of a 2009 Chevrolet, Samuel E. Cox, 38, of Pierce City, pulled into the path of a 1996 Dodge Dakota, driven by Chester D, Mitchell, 53, of Monett, causing Mitchell to broadside the Cox vehicle...
MHS Cubs rally falls short against Lamar (09/19/11)
The Monett Cubs fell 27-18 to the Missouri's Class 2 fourth-ranked Lamar Tigers on Friday night. "It was an ugly game," said Monett head coach Chad Depeť. "Lamar caused us some fits with their pressure, and we struggled to find our rhythm. We kept battling to the final whistle, but we came up short."...
Purdy welcomes Lady Panthers to town (09/19/11)
The Drury Lady Panthers caravan rolled into Purdy on Saturday morning and received a warm Eagles welcome. A standing room-only crowd gathered in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church as community members took advantage of the opportunity to meet members of Drury's 2011-12 women's basketball squad, which now includes Shelby White, one of Purdy's own...
Purdy clips Pierce City 10-7 (09/19/11)
The Purdy Lady Eagles softball team moved a step closer to securing the number one seed in the district playoffs with a 10-7 over Pierce City on Friday. "I am really proud of my girls," said Purdy head coach Stephanie Ray. "We jumped on the board early and held on for the win. I have preached all season long that we have to keep scoring and have to keep battling. Today we did that."...
Greenfield spoils Pierce City's homecoming (09/19/11)
The Pierce City Eagles had a rough homecoming, losing the game to Greenfield 27-26. Senior Zach Crouch, the Eagles' standout offensive and defensive lineman, went down with a knee injury in the first quarter and was taken to the hospital for tests. It is uncertain how long the injury will keep him out. Nick Boggs, another senior, went out with a concussion and was lost for the season...
MES students entertained by clown (09/19/11)
Monett Elementary School students were recently entertained by a clown from the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, which performed in Monett last week.
Purdy FFA enjoys float trip (09/19/11)
The Purdy FFA went on its annual float trip to James River in Galena on Aug. 27. The chapter took 28 members and two advisors, which is the largest group that has ever attended. Chapter members who attended the float trip are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Shelby Lakey, Katie Clay, Stephanie Kaiser, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Taylor Reynolds, Deana Burch, Avery McCord, Kirstin Strother, Micaela Adams Dustin Moore and Jared Smith. ...
Grandparents Day celebrated at St. Mary's School (09/19/11)
St. Mary's School in Pierce City celebrated Grandparents Day on Sept. 9. The celebration began with Mass at 8:15 a.m. Following Mass, grandparents were invited to classrooms for special activities. During the morning, everyone had an opportunity to shop at the Scholastic book fair. ...
Giblert Urick (09/19/11)
Gilbert Hunt "Gib" Urick, Jr., age 77, of Shell Knob, died at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Crane Presbyterian Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Virgie Morgan (09/19/11)
Virgie Helen Morgan, age 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with burial to follow in the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery...
Lee Tice (09/19/11)
Lee Eugene Tice, age 64, of Shell Knob, died Friday, September 16, 2011. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Central Community United Methodist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be at a later date in Fairmont, Nebraska...
Irene Henson (09/19/11)
Irene L. Henson, age 92, died on Sept. 17, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. She has been taken for cremation and the family will have services at a later date. Services are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.
Mary Bolien (09/19/11)
Mary Belle Bolien, age 73, of Moore, Okla., formally of Mt. Vernon, MO, died at 10:44 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Norman Specialty Hospital in Norman, Okla. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with burial to follow in the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery...
Ruby Betterton (09/19/11)
Ruby Betterton, age 77, of Purdy, died at 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 14 at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. A full obituary will follow at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home.
Velma Baker (09/19/11)
Velma Christine Baker, age 88, of Rocky Comfort, died at 3:45 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Red Rose Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Sept. 19, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will was in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
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