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Stories from Monday, October 3, 2011

Monett officer earns statewide honor (10/03/11)
A Monett woman has been named Officer of the Year for 2011 by the Missouri Animal Control Association (MACA). Alicia Graves, animal control officer with the Monett Police Department, received the award at the annual MACA conference in September. She was presented a plaque that commended her efforts for "going above and beyond the call of duty for all animals and people of the community."...
Fall arrives (10/03/11)
The change of seasons produces fall colors and harvest scenes in October. Calendar girl Emily Copening enjoyed the scenic setting in the hay bale maze at Wickman Gardens in Monett. Emily, the daughter of Mike and Tracy Copening, is president of the senior class at Monett High School and Key Club, past president of the choir and treasurer of the speech and debate students in the National Forensic League. ...
Monett crews are busy (10/03/11)
City department heads reported a variety of activities over the past month at the September monthly meeting of the Monett City Council. Police Chief Tim Schweder reported two new police cars have arrived. Officers are converting equipment from the older vehicles to the new ones as time permits. The old cars may be offered to other departments or put up for sale...
Pierce City aldermen review favorable end-of-year audit (10/03/11)
In a special meeting of the Pierce City council held Tuesday, aldermen reviewed this year's annual audit, which ended March 31. Dawnata Hopkins and Patti Weber, from The CPA Group in Monett, told aldermen that the city had received an unqualified audit, which is "the best you can get," according to Weber...
Popular festival returns to Mt. Vernon (10/03/11)
Since 1967, one of Missouri's most popular festivals has been held on the historic courthouse square in Mt. Vernon on the second weekend in October. The main attraction is apple butter, cooked using century-old methods in huge copper kettles over open fires. The event is sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce...
Man dies in wreck on Interstate 44 (10/03/11)
An Oregon County man is dead following a two-vehicle wreck on Saturday on Interstate 44 one quarter mile east of Mt. Vernon. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 7:02 p.m. when the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet pickup trick, Dallas A. Shearer, 16, of Ash Grove, merged onto the eastbound lane of I-44 and then changed lanes and attempted to overtake another driver...
Officials say gunshots killed Willard couple (10/03/11)
NIXA (AP)---- Officials say gunfire killed a southwest Missouri couple whose skeletal remains were found in July in a forested area of Taney County. Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy says he expects the deaths of 34-year-old Russell Porter and 46-year-old Rebecca Porter to be ruled homicides...
New display (10/03/11)
A new exhibit from the office of longtime Pierce City physician Dr. Charles Moore is now on display at the Harold Bell Wright Museum at 404 Walnut in Pierce City. Moore, who died in 1966, practiced medicine in Pierce City for 32 years, retiring in 1961. ...
National 4-H Week to be celebrated (10/03/11)
National 4-H week is Oct. 2 through Oct. 8, and area counties are celebrating 4-H youth who have made an impact on the community and are stepping up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. Recent findings from Tufts University's 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development indicate that young people in 4-H are three times more likely to contribute to their communities than youth not participating in 4-H. ...
Mary Manetzke (10/03/11)
Mary Ann Manetzke, age 72, of Aurora, died at 10:51 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A funeral Mass, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Rosary will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with visitation following until 8 p.m. all at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Oct. 3...
Mary Jane Lee (10/03/11)
Mary Jane "Nell" Lee, age 100, of Cassville, died at 8:15 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Cassville Health Care and Rehab. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville...
Jack Jenkins (10/03/11)
Jack Daniels Jenkins was born at 4:17 a.m. on Sept. 28 and died at 6:25 a.m. on Sept. 28 at St. John's Hospital in Aurora. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Cox Cemetery, on Oct. 4.
Barbara Baker (10/03/11)
Barbara J. Baker, age 81, Neosho died at her home on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Barbara was born May 14, 1930 to Omer D. Shepherd and Opal Cramer Shepherd in Pierce City, Missouri. She was a lifelong resident of the area. She taught for 25 years in the Neosho and Granby Public School Systems. ...
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