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Stories from Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monett council reviews city property standards (09/22/11)
The Monett City Council attempted to address a conflict in property standards between two parts of the city code during the September regular council meeting. City Administrator Dennis Pyle reported that the city code allows each property to have one unregistered vehicle. The International Property Maintenance Code in the Building Code, on the other hand, calls for no unregistered and unlicensed vehicles. Mayor Jim Orr had agreed to bring the matter up for discussion at a public meeting...
Ruzicka honored (09/22/11)
Don Ruzicka, 132nd District state representative from Mt. Vernon, has received the Representative of the Year Award from the Missouri Sheriffs' Association. Ruzicka received the award during the 2011 Missouri Sheriffs' Association Annual Training Conference on Aug. 3 in Joplin...
A new coat of paint (09/22/11)
A crew from Amazing Painting, a Monett-based business, is busy this week at Monett's South Park putting a new coat of paint on the F-4 Phantom jet veterans memorial. Paint crews said the work is painstaking because the jet has to be taped off for each color separately. Blue and white are being added on separate days...
Queen crowned (09/22/11)
Hunter Glouse, at center, was crowned the 2011 Monett High School Homecoming Queen. Queen Glouse was treated to a very entertaining fooball contest between Monett and Lamar. She was escorted by Bryan Beckwith, at left, and Cody Hartman. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]...
Get on the banned book week wagon (09/22/11)
Hop aboard the Banned Book Wagon for Banned Book Week, taking place this year from Sept. 24 through Oct 1. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the importance of the First Amendment. Banned Books Week emphasizes the benefits of open access to information and draws attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the nation...
Orchestra gears up for 32nd season (09/22/11)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra, the classical music orchestra based in Monett, has announced plans for its 32nd season. Music Director Ken Meisinger will return for a 13th season that will include five concerts in Monett. The season will open with a Veterans' Day concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the Monett City Hall Auditorium. The music will include American composer Ronald LoPresti's "Elegy for a Young American," patriotic marches and other selections...
National day of service (09/22/11)
AARP's National Day of Service was held on Sept. 9 with the focus on hunger. The Barry Lawrence Retired Teachers collected several hundred items of food and donated the items to Crosslines in Monett. Pictured above in the front row, from left, are: Sheila Alexander, assistant administrator at Crosslines; Connie Carver; Annalee Huntress; and Edna Haynes, volunteer chairman. Back row: Kay Johnson, Barry County MRTA president; MaLinda King, administrator at Crosslines; and Dorothy Jones...
Tango fest shows dance enthusiasm undimmed (09/22/11)
The Meet in the Middle Tango Festival in Mt. Vernon last weekend was one of the biggest in years. A total of 130 people from many states came to dance at Murray's Vintage Venue, run by Karen Whitesell, for the four-day event. Rainy weather that inhibited much of the Not So Square Arts Festival had little effect on the tango enthusiasts. The dancers took lessons from teachers and each other, broadening their repertory of steps, cues and moves, all enhancing their dancing...
Monett invades Carl Junction on Friday (09/22/11)
Most football teams would be a little downtrodden with a 1-3 record. Some football teams would even wilt under the strain of a 1-3 start. To let the reader in on a little secret, the 2011 Monett Cubs football squad isn't like "most teams." "Our boys continue to remain upbeat and focused this season," said Monett head coach Chad Depeť. "We haven't had to preach to the kids to remain positive. They come to practice every day ready to go to work."...
PC looks to rebound against Jasper (09/22/11)
Mental mistakes, penalties and turnovers have haunted the Pierce City Eagles football team through the first four weeks of the season. The Eagles, in their first three contests of the season, found ways to overcome the adversity and win games. Playing with this fire finally caught up with the Eagles last Friday as the Greenfield Wildcats left Don Keebaugh Stadium with a 27-26 victory over the previously eighth-ranked Pierce City squad...
More Monett Mighty Mites (09/22/11)
Daniel Shaffer (09/22/11)
Daniel McGiffin Shaffer, age 68, of Shell Knob, died at 10:43 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Missouri.
Howard Hutchison (09/22/11)
Howard Hutchison, age 84, of Wentworth, died at 6:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the Granby House. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Lonnie Brechbuhler (09/22/11)
Lonnie Merle Brechbuhler, age 82, of Aurora, died at 9:46 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at her home. A graveside service under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Birth announced (09/22/11)
Niko Clayton and Kyla Thomas, of Pierce City, announce the birth of their son, Jax Cecil Clayton, born at 8:53 a.m. on Aug. 21 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, weighing six pounds, nine ounces and measuring 20 and a fourth inches. Grandparents are Jena Clayton, of Pierce City, Bill and Kristie Modlin, of Nevada and Troy and Gale Thomas, of Nevada. Great-grandparents are Charles and Dona Thomas and Leonard and Wilma Brown, of Nevada, and Cecil Clayton, of Pierce City...
BISHOP VISITS (09/22/11)
Bishop James Johnston recently visited the fifth and sixth grade classes at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett. The students shared their favorite Bible stories with the bishop and learned his favorite scripture.
Monett Library News (09/22/11)
The next "Wii Gaming Event" will be held at the Monett Branch Library on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend. A "Family Movie at the Library Event" is also planned for Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. New adult fiction titles include: "The Wedding Kiss" by Hannah Alexander; "Untold Story" by Monica Ali; "The Race" by Clive Cussler; "Dark Predator" by Christine Feehan; "The Survivor" by Shelley Shepard Gray; "How to Knit a Heart Back Home" by Rachael Herron; "The Mercy" by Beverly Lewis; "Second Nature" by Jacquelyn Mitchard; "Treasuring Emma" by Kathleen Fuller; "Hot and Bothered" by Jane Isenberg; "The Tale of Castle Cottage" by Susan Wittig Albert; "Cut, Crop & Die" by Joanna Campbell-Slan; "The Bayou Trilogy" by Daniel Woodrell; and "The Shadow of a Noose" by Ralph Compton.. ...
"Our Founding Fathers" is Alexander McNair program (09/22/11)
The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met on Sept. 10 at the First United Methodist Church. Refreshments were served by hostesses, Hope Morris and Judith Watson. Regent Rebecca Ryder welcomed the group and led the group in the recitation of the DAR ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, the Pledge to the State of Missouri and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America...
Foster marks 83rd birthday (09/22/11)
Margie Foster, of Purdy, celebrated her 83rd birthday at her home on Saturday, Sept. 10. She enjoyed visiting with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandson, brother and sister-in-law. Those attending were: Don and Beth Pennel, Richey Pennel, Tracey and Ben Studyvin, Cody Caitlin and Jay Studyvin and Kerri and Lily Newton all of Joplin...
Shell Knob will be shakin' (09/22/11)
The sixth annual Shakin' in the Shell Fest will be held off of Highway 39 behind Meek's in Shell Knob this Saturday. The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will offer musical entertainment, a car show, food concessions, craft and business vendors and an assortment of games and activities for families...
Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 9/21/11 (09/22/11)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 9/21/11 (09/22/11)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 09/23/11 (09/22/11)
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