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Stories from Monday, November 7, 2011

Community gathers for dedication of new school (11/07/11)
The Monett Elementary School opened its doors to the community on Saturday as R-1 School District officials hosted a ribbon cutting celebration and dedication at the newly renovated campus. Dr. John Jungmann, R-1 superintendent, opened up the festivities by introducing members of the school board as well as representatives from Sapp Design Associates, architects for the project, and R.E. ...
Top honor (11/07/11)
Marilyn Mann, Monett High School speech and theatre teacher, received the Wayne Brown Award for Outstanding Teacher during the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (STAM) banquet held at the Lake of the Ozarks. Mann, pictured above right, was nominated by Gary Cook, Monett High School debate coach, pictured above left. ...
Citizens feel the shake of a quake (11/07/11)
Area residents were shaken up late Saturday evening as many felt, for the first time, the tremors from an earthquake that struck near Oklahoma City, Okla. According to David Compton, director of the Barry County Office of Emergency Management, it was "a pretty good shake."...
E-911 Board responds to city resolution (11/07/11)
This response was submitted by Barry County E-911 Board Chairman Jon Horner. "The Barry County 911 Board is very disappointed by the latest move by the Monett City Council (in voting to approve a resolution officially opposing the two proposed sales tax issues). ...
B-L Ambulance District makes number of key policy changes (11/07/11)
The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District Board Directors made several policy changes during its October meeting. Two changes focused on personnel. A new policy was adopted on absentees from work. Rather than maintain the loose practice of verbal warnings, the new policy established written warnings for absences...
New pastor speaks to Monett Kiwanis Club (11/07/11)
Paul Lanning, new pastor at the First United Methodist Church in Monett, offered perspective on his career in the ministry and impressions of Monett during last week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Lanning began his work in Monett in July. He said it was unusual for a pastor to stay 11 years, as his predecessor, Clif Crockett, had done. The United Methodist Church appoints pastors annually to their posts...
Emergency alert drill is Wednesday (11/07/11)
JEFFERSON CITY --State Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Parmenter invites Missourians to use this week's first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System as an opportunity to prepare their homes for a real emergency. The simultaneous nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place at 1 p.m. Central time this Wednesday, Nov. 9...
Family Fun Fest (11/07/11)
The Monett Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization hosted a Family Fun Fest fundraiser at the school on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Bridget Philyaw (11/07/11)
Bridget Ann Philyaw, 49, of Sarcoxie, MO, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at 5:55 p.m. at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, MO. She was born on July 5, 1962, in Monett, MO, the daughter of Patty (Planchon) Coatney and the late Hank McGowen. She is survived by her special friend, Eddie Murray, of Sarcoxie; mother Patty Coatney and husband, Jim, of Pierce City; two sons: Dustin Harp, of Cameron, MO, and Larry Harp, of Sarcoxie; one daughter: Danyel Caddick, of Aurora; six brothers: Troy Coatney, of Pierce City, Joey Coatney, of Monett, James Coatney Jr., of Monett, Buddy McGowen, of Monett, Jeremy Coatney, of Baxter Springs, KS, and Chris Coatney, of Pierce City; one sister: Barbara Bailey, of Dallas, Texas; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a very special pet, Jazzie.. ...
Gary Ellis (11/07/11)
Gary Lee Ellis, age 53, of Richland, died at 2:14 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.
Robert Benson (11/07/11)
Robert Charles Benson, age 67, of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:29 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. Burial will be held at a later date in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield...
Hallie Baxley (11/07/11)
Hallie Baxley, age 88, of Cassville, died on Nov. 6 at her home. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville...
MayBelle Archdale (11/07/11)
MayBelle (Thomas) Archdale, age 85, of Miami, Okla., formerly of Monett, died at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. Services are pending. Arrangements are under the direction of Copper Allhouse Funeral Home in Miami, Okla.
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