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Stories from Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Construction at new Monett YMCA goes vertical (10/19/11)
Construction of the new YMCA facility in Monett is going vertical this week as crews begin work on erecting the new indoor Aquatic Center. On Monday, the first of 19 huge roof beams was delivered to the construction site located just south of Monett's South Park. Each concrete beam weighs 86,000 pounds and is 120 feet long, or the size of three full-size school buses parked end to end...
Plans announced for Family Fun Fest (10/19/11)
Saturday, Nov. 5 will be a day of celebration at the Monett Elementary School, beginning with an official ribbon cutting at the new school building at 2 p.m. followed by a Family Fun Fest, from 4 to 7 p.m., hosted by the elementary school's PTO. The special event, which will provide the perfect time for local residents to view the new campus, will include a chili and hot dog supper and a long list of fun activities for the entire family...
County meeting is Thursday on proposed sales tax (10/19/11)
The Barry County Commission is planning to hold two open information meetings in the northern part of the county over the next two weeks. The first meeting will be held this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Monett Park Casino. The second meeting is slated for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Purdy Community Building...
Verona Corn Maize enjoying "scaring" good season (10/19/11)
In what has become one of the most popular haunted attractions in the area, the Verona Corn Maize in enjoying another fine season. "Our attendance is down slightly from last year," said Stephanie Doner, administrator for the GRIP Boys Home that sponsors the attraction. "We had some rain when we first opened and that hurt our crowds. However, now that we have the haunted maize open, the attendance has really picked up."...
Monett FFA members want to "can hunger" (10/19/11)
The community is being challenged by the Monett FFA Chapter to "can hunger" in the local area. With that goal in mind, FFA members will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help Crosslines, the Monett Community Kitchen, and Loaves and Fishes. The collection will take place before the Thursday, Oct. 27 home football game against East Newton...
Retirement at Schreiber Foods (10/19/11)
Schreiber Foods has announced the retirement of Bill Carr. At a celebration lunch enjoyed by plant partners, The majority of Carr's career with Schreiber Foods has been as a shuttle truck driver. Carr's retirement plans include fishing, hunting and enjoying his grandchildren...
BarCo E911 sets schedule for informational meetings (10/19/11)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board will host informational meetings throughout the county over the next few weeks. Community members are invited to attend the meetings to learn more about the one-eighth of a cent sales tax issue that will be decided by voters on Nov. 8...
Enjoying the show at Broadway Nights (10/19/11)
A nice warm October evening greeted car owners displaying their classic cars at Broadway Nights car and truck show on Friday.
Monett Council faces full agenda (10/19/11)
The Monett City Council will address a wide range of business at its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Monett City Hall. Council members will review a petition for annexation of six acres from the Billie Medlin estate located on the northeast edge of town...
Monett FFA members attend Greenhands conference (10/19/11)
The Monett FFA Chapter recently took 30 first-year members to the Greenhand Motivational Conference held at Crowder College. Area FFA officers led group discussions on leadership opportunities, duties of FFA members and careers in agriculture. After lunch, the group visited the Neosho National Fish Hatchery...
Royalty candidates for Purdy barnwarming (10/19/11)
The Purdy FFA is hosting its annual Barnwarming on Friday, Oct. 28 with a Chili Cook-Off starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by gamesat 7 p.m. and a dance to follow. The Chili Cook-Off is sponsored by the FFA Alumni, and there are three categories that will be judged: mild, hot and "knock-your-socks-off" with an overall prize being awarded...
City announces new hires (10/19/11)
The City of Monett has made a number of employment changes over the past quarter, according to Lisa Crawford, assistant city clerk. Darlene Pendergraft retired on Aug. 31 as custodian for the utility warehouse, public works and the Monett Community Building. She has not been replaced...
Pajama party at St. Mary's School (10/19/11)
The pre-school to kindergarten reading class at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City participated in a national effort with more than two million other children. Teacher Lanetta Gripka read "Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney for Jumpstart's Read for the World Record. The project works to end the early education achievement gap...
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Missouri high school football rankings (10/19/11)
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Statewide football rankings as compiled by a panel of 13 sportswriters and radio broadcasters were updated Oct. 18, and those rankings are listed below by class. First place votes are in parentheses. CLASS 6 1. Jefferson City (10)...
World Series: How Rangers and Cardinals match up (10/19/11)
A position-by-position look at the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals going into the World Series, starting Wednesday night at Busch Stadium: _ First Base Rangers: Michael Young. The team's primary designated hitter, Young is likely to start at first base over slumping Mitch Moreland in St. ...
Marvin Gilliam (10/19/11)
Marvin D. Gilliam, 81, of Monett passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born on Sept. 30, 1930 in Ash Grove, MO, the son of Homer and Hazel (Hawkins) Gilliam. He was united in marriage on May 22, 1949 to Violet Tingle in Joplin, MO and she survives...
Kathryn Ellis (10/19/11)
Kathryn Ruth Ellis, age 75, of Washburn, died at 7:20 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Washburn First Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Clara Brandon (10/19/11)
Clara Elizabeth Brandon, age 99, of Cassville, died in Boise, Idaho, on Monday, Oct. 17. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery.
James Loftin (10/19/11)
James Burl Loftin, age 83, of Aurora, died at 8:10 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Ozarks Methodist Manor in Marionville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. prior to the service...
Wylma Swaffar (10/19/11)
Wylma D. Swaffar, age 81, of Purdy, died at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home of Monett.
Larry Means (10/19/11)
Larry "Foxy" Means, age 69, of St. Joseph, Mo., died on Monday, Oct. 17 at his home. He was born on Nov. 10, 1941 to Wilbur and Cleo (Justus) Means. Larry married Elda M. "Bubbles" Tiesel on Sept. 27, 2003. She survives of the home. He served in the Missouri Air National Guard from January 1964 to January 1970 during the Vietnam Era. ...
October wedding (10/19/11)
Mr. and Mrs. John and Cindy Witt, of Pierce City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh Witt, to Bryan Christopher Garner, son of Mrs. Vergie Garner, of Pierce City, and the late Delmar Garner. The bride-elect graduated from Missouri State University with a doctor of physical therapy degree and is employed at Ozarks Community Hospital in Springfield as a pediatric physical therapist. ...
Pierce City Library News (10/19/11)
The Pierce City Library has added one new CD book entitled "On the Run" by Iris Johansen. In the young adult section, two new titles have been added. The titles are: "The Girl in the Steel Corset" by Kady Cross; and "I am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore...
Monett Library News (10/19/11)
Children of all ages are invited to a "Spooky Stories and Halloween Costume Contest" at the Monett Branch Library on Monday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Halloween-themed stories will be read, and prizes will be awarded for the scariest, silliest and cutest costumes. For more information about this event, contact the library...
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