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Stories from Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MHS technology upgrade detailed for Kiwanians (10/26/11)
Monett High School Principal David Steward detailed pending technology advances planned during a recent Kiwanis Club meeting. Steward, introduced by program chairman Frank Washburn, said preparing students for the future requires facing a global society. A major key will be communicating and collaborating beyond the local arena...
Last chance to comment on Freistatt PO (10/26/11)
Freistatt area residents have until Oct. 30 to submit comments on the proposed closing of the Freistatt Post Office. The U.S. Postal Service's report on the proposed closing will have been on display for public viewing at the Freistatt Post Office for 60 days by the deadline...
Cox makes getting your flu shot easy (10/26/11)
Cox Monett Hospital will be doing its part of fight the flu by hosting a drive-through flu vaccine clinic this weekend. The annual event, which allows area residents to roll up their sleeves, roll down their windows and receive their flu vaccination without having to leave their vehicles, will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29...
Tickets on sale for Festival of Flavors (10/26/11)
Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Flavors, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the First United Methodist Church at 1600 N. Central in Monett. This will be the second year the event is held at the Methodist church. Chamber Executive Director Suzy McElmurry said the facility offered a variety of added accommodations, such as access to a full kitchen, warming trays, a freezer and ice...
Crosslines receives boost in resources (10/26/11)
It has been a busy summer at Crosslines in Monett, according to MaLinda King, director. "Crosslines has been blessed with some of the overflow from Joplin, including three truckloads of food, formula, personal care items and diabetic supplies," King said...
Body discovered in Flat Creek (10/26/11)
Barry County Coroner Jim Fohn is awaiting a toxicology report to determine the cause of death for Billy Gene Henry, 57, of Washburn. Henry's body was discovered in a dry area of Flat Creek between Ramey and Fasco on Oct. 19. "The cause of death is pending," said Fohn. "It takes around two weeks to receive the toxicology report."...
Car vs. house (10/26/11)
No one was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that took place Sunday in Monett. The crash occurred around noon when the driver of a Dodge Caravan, Heidy D. Starr, 37, of Monett, made a U-turn, ran through a chain-link fence and hit an air conditioning unit at 545 W. Myrtle...
Drug court hosted golf tourney (10/26/11)
Barry County Drug Court hosted another successful golf tournament at the Cassville Golf Course on Oct. 9. The event raised $3,661.71 for the successful local drug court program. "We want to thank all those who donated to the tournament," said Johnnie Cox, Barry County prosecutor and a member of the Drug Court team. "It was all needed and very much appreciated."...
Car hits utility pole (10/26/11)
A single car accident impacted a new utility pole in Monett and resulted in the arrest of the driver. According to the Monett Police Department, a Monett woman drove east on Hazel Street at a high rate of speed in a 1998 Mazda. The car turned south on Washington, failed to fully make the turn and collided with a utility pole on the east side of Washington...
Golden Age Games hosted by high school (10/26/11)
The Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) District IV sponsored the annual Golden Age Games on Oct. 21 at the Monett High School gymnasium with Lacoba Homes of Monett hosting the event. Residents from 15 area facilities attended with the high team score going to Brookhaven Healthcare in Springfield. Aurora Nursing Center took second, and Lacoba Homes of Monett placed third...
Wrecks leave 3 injured (10/26/11)
A Cassville man was seriously injured on Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Highway 76 eight miles west of Branson. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:30 a.m. when the driver of a 1994 Ford Ranger, Derek E. Sharp, 27, of Cassville, ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree...
Game 6 of World Series postponed by rainy forecast (10/26/11)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Game 6 of the World Series was postponed Wednesday because of a wet forecast, further dampening a rainy baseball season and delaying the Texas Rangers' bid to clinch their first championship. Major League Baseball announced the decision about 4 hours before the Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals were set to play. At the time, no rain had fallen at Busch Stadium, but heavy precipitation was expected...
Pierce City takes district volleyball title (10/26/11)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles volleyball team claimed the Class 2, District 11 title on Tuesday night with a 25-10, 25-23 victory over second-seeded Diamond. Pierce City entered the tournament as the top seed and downed College Heights 25-11, 25-21 in the semi-finals to advance to the championship game...
Missouri high school football rankings (10/26/11)
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Statewide football rankings as compiled by a panel of 13 sportswriters and radio broadcasters were updated Oct. 25, and those rankings are listed below by class. First place votes are in parentheses. CLASS 6 1. CBC (12) 2. Rockhurst (1)...
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Patton earns varsity jersey at CMU (10/26/11)
Audrey Patton, a 5-10 forward from Purdy, is one of only three freshmen to make the women's varsity basketball roster at Central Methodist University. Patton, who is majoring in elementary education, joins newcomers Kyra Williams, of Knob Noster, and Lyndsey Roberts, of Harrisburg, on the 16-girl roster for the Lady Eagles...
Tracy Zinn (10/26/11)
Tracy Ann Zinn, age 52, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Aurora, died at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Maple Park Cemetery...
Leroy Krueger (10/26/11)
Leroy Krueger, age 90, of Monett, MO, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 at his residence following a short illness. Leroy was born on Nov. 2, 1920 in Freistatt, MO, the son of Richard and Hilda (Block) Krueger. He was a graduate of Pierce City High School with the Class of 1939. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. For over 40 years, Leroy worked for the Missouri Department of Agriculture as a fresh fruit and vegetable inspector...
James Starnes (10/26/11)
James Elvis Starnes, age 75, of Exeter, died on Sunday, Oct. 23. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.
Doris Long (10/26/11)
Doris Jean Long, age 82, of Lampe, died at 12:34 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Tablerock Healthcare, Kimberling City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 28, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Lake Park Memorial Gardens, Shell Knob...
Carl Henbest (10/26/11)
Carl L. Henbest, age 76, of Cassville, died at 12:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Marty Boyd (10/26/11)
Marty Leon Boyd, age 44, of Cassville, died at 8:50 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, in Washburn First Baptist Church. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
Birth announcement (10/26/11)
Robby and Kim Salsman, of Grain Valley, announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Dawn Salsman, born at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 24 at St. Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit. Allison weighed seven pounds and measured 18 and a fourth inches. She was welcomed home by her sister, 4-year-old Isabelle Ray, and her brother, 2-year-old Owen Clark. ...
Fairview Library receives grant (10/26/11)
Community National Bank, with affiliates in Monett and Aurora, and Clark Funeral Home are providing matching funds of $350 needed for the Fairview Community Library to receive new children's books provided by the Libri Foundation, valued at $1,050 for rural libraries. ...
Monett High School Class of 1976 holds reunion (10/26/11)
The Monett High School Class of 1976 held its 35th reunion on Sept. 16 and 17 with a number of graduates attending. Friday night festivities included attending the Monett High School homecoming football game followed by classmates going to the home of Raymond and Melissa Priest for snacks and visiting...
Pierce City Library News (10/26/11)
New adult fiction on the shelves at the Pierce City Branch Library includes: "The Lazy Couponer: How to Save Over $25,000 Per Year in Just 45 Minutes Each Week" by Jamie Chase; and "American Picker's Guide to Picking" by Libby Callaway. There is one new CD book available entitled: "Bonnie" by Iris Johansen. Seven new DVDs include: Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated; Darling Lili; X-Men First Class; Passchendaele; A Christmas Romance; Christmas Lodge; and Christmas Cupid...
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 10/25/11 (10/26/11)
Buffalo - Buffalo Livestock Market: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 10/25/11 (10/26/11)
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