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Stories from Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Remembering is theme of special event (09/21/11)
On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., this year's annual POW/MIA ceremony in Monett was especially poignant. The third annual ceremony honoring militaary personnel who are still designated as prisoners of war or missing in action was sponsored by Rolling Thunder Missouri Chapter #3...
Clark Center finds innovative way to cut costs (09/21/11)
The Clark Community Mental Health Center has entered into a rental agreement with Enterprise to provide cars to the center's care coordinators who provide in-home services to clients in Barry, Dade and Lawrence counties. "This action was necessary as a cost-cutting measure," said Frank Compton, president and chief executive officer. "We did a lot of research and got good feed back from other agencies, so we explored it ourselves."...
Wrecks leave 9 injured (09/21/11)
A Golden man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that took place on Saturday on Highway J two-10ths of a mile east of Golden. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 10:20 p.m. when the driver of a Ford Mustang, Shannon K. Forkner, 36, of Golden, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
Ambulance district buys new unit (09/21/11)
Directors for the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District voted to buy a new ambulance at their September meeting. After developing s series of maintenance problems in the fleet, board members opted to trade in the oldest rig on a new vehicle while the old unit still had value. According to Jeaneittia Pierce, office manager, money was available in savings though the purchase had not been planned. Bills for maintenance on four ambulances in August cost more than $4,200...
Beautiful handcrafted bowl benefits area youth (09/21/11)
A local man has used his unique talents to help raise funds for a 9-year-old cancer patient. Wayne Ridenour, a Monett resident, utilized his woodworking experience to craft a wooden bowl, skillfully alternating blocks of glossy light and dark woods. Ridenour then sold tickets for two weeks before holding a drawing for the bowl...
Kiwanians hear about YMCA (09/21/11)
Activities and programs offered by the Monett Area YMCA were described by Jeremy Kee, the sports and aquatics director for the Monett Y, at last week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Kee, a Monett High School graduate, started volunteering in the Monett Recreation Department's soccer and volleyball programs as a teenager and became a field supervisor and team coach. He has worked for the Monett Area YMCA for the past two years...
Monett Softball Bracket (09/21/11)
Springfield Invitational Softball Tournament September 23-24 2011 Blue Division Teams: HarrisonvilleऀऀLee's SummitऀऀLibertyऀऀऀHillcrest WaynesvilleऀऀWillardऀऀReeds SpringऀऀPurdy...
Pierce City Softball bracket (09/21/11)
Springfield Invitational Softball Tournament September 23-24 2011 White Division Teams: All These Games Will Be Played At Killian Sports Complex Friday, September 23 First Round Pool 1 (Field 1) Kickapoo Pierce City Rogersville 10:00- Kickapoo vs. Rogersville...
Monett takes seventh at Nixa (09/21/11)
The Monett cross country team had a good showing at the Nixa Invitational on Tuesday. Nixa won the boys' division with 87 points. Monett's boys finished seventh with 174 points. Ryan Davidson, of Joplin, was the events top male runner out of 97 participants. Davidson completed the course in 16:01...
Pierce City claims conference title (09/21/11)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles softball team claimed the Spring River Valley Conference title on Monday with a 9-2 win over College Heights. "After the first inning, we played well," said head coach Darin Henderson. "Mckenzie pitched well. It was a good win."...
Monett falls to Carl Junction (09/21/11)
By JARED LANKFORD The Monett Lady Cubs softball team fell 5-3 to Carl Junction Tuesday night. "You could tell by the errors, that both teams were tight and knew what was on the line," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We shot ourselves in the foot too many times tonight. We had too many mistakes defensively and running the bases."...
Hunter education class scheduled (09/21/11)
The Missouri Black Powder Society will sponsor a Missouri Hunter Education course at the Monett Middle School. The event is a two day, 14-hour training course to be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 6 p.m. Those individuals completing the course receive a Missouri Heritage card with a hunter education certification from the Department of Conservation. This certification is mandatory for anyone wanting to purchase a hunting permit...
Missouri prep football rankings (09/21/11)
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Statewide football rankings as compiled by a panel of 13 sportswriters and radio broadcasters was updated Sept. 20, and those rankings are listed below by class. First place votes are in parentheses. CLASS 6 1. Rockhurst (13) 2. CBC...
Joyce Thornton (09/21/11)
Joyce Ann Thornton, age 51, of Monett, MO, passed from this life on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 while at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. Joyce was born on Nov. 23, 1959 in Williamsport, Ohio, the daughter of Norman Hargett, Sr. and Mary Jo (Mann) Sheriff. Joyce graduated from Galion High School in Galion, Ohio. She had worked at the Granby House in Granby, MO as a CMT. Joyce was a member of the Missouri Stream Team and enjoyed fishing, camping and canoeing...
Norman Hillyer (09/21/11)
Norman K. Hillyer, age 84, of Eagle Rock, died at 11:34 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 18, in St. John's Hospital-Cassville. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, in All Faith United Methodist Church, Eagle Rock. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ruby Betterton (09/21/11)
Ruby Betterton, age 77, of Purdy, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. She was born on May 17, 1934 in Purdy, MO, the daughter of the late Floyd and Mayme (McGuire) McCracken. She was united in marriage on Oct. 15, 1981 in Butterfield, MO to Curtis Betterton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 2002...
Herschel Beck, Jr. (09/21/11)
Herschel Lee Beck Jr., age 56, of Exeter, died at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Services are pending at White Funeral Home for arrangements.
Birth announcement (09/21/11)
Ashlee and Daniel Vineyard, of Bella Vista, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Brinlee Danielle, born at 9:32 p.m. on Aug. 16 at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Ark. She weighed seven pounds, three ounces and measured 18 inches. She was welcomed home by her sister, Andelynn Arlene, age 2. Maternal grandparents are Troy and Kerri Davis and Mike and Kim Bremer, all of Monett. Paternal grandparents are Becky Vineyard, of Branson, and the late Dan Vineyard...
Pierce City Library News (09/21/11)
Four new DVDs have been added at the Pierce City Branch Library. They are: Hannah; The Grace Card; Love's Kitchen and Prom; and Who Are You Going With? Added to the adult non-fiction is "Country Living: Simple Country Wisdom, 501 Old Fashioned Ideas to Simplify Your Life" by Susan Waggoner...
Purdy High School Class holds 50th reunion (09/21/11)
The Purdy High School Class of 1961 held an all-day 50th class reunion celebration at the home of Eugene Dilbeck on Sept. 3. Out of the class of 34 alumni members, 19 living classmates were able to attend the event. Four former teachers were also present. ...
McCullah-Wasson family celebrates 121st reunion (09/21/11)
The 121st annual McCullah-Wasson family reunion was held Aug. 7 through Aug. 14 at the Finley River near Nixa. The two and a half acre campsite has been in continual use for 103 years, since 1908 on a part of the Hawkins farm. The first reunion was a surprise birthday party for Samuel Calvin McCullah, son of Alexander and Lucy (Robertson) McCullah. ...
Archer students participate in district auditions (09/21/11)
Four area piano students of John Archer, of Pierce City, auditioned for the Southwest Missouri Music Teachers District auditions held on Sept. 18 at Southwest Missouri University in Springfield. The students received superior I ratings making them eligible to audition for the Missouri State Piano auditions to be held on Nov. ...
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