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Stories from Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Filing now underway for Monett Council (11/16/11)
Filing is underway for seats on the Monett City Council. Due to Monett's commission form of government, a primary election will be held on Feb. 7, 2012. Candidates can enter the race through Nov. 22 at Monett City Hall. Four people have filed to run. Mayor Jim Orr is seeking a third term. Jerry Dierker is seeking a fifth term as commissioner. Mike Brownsberger, who was appointed to the council in 2007 and won re-election without opposition in 2008, is running for a second full term...
Relay for Life teams are signing up (11/16/11)
The 2012 Relay for Life effort officially got underway on Tuesday with the kick-off event held at the First United Methodist Church in Monett.
Grant helps MES backpack program (11/16/11)
Monett Elementary School recently received $6,636.98 in new funding after successfully matching the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge II grant, made possible by the Walmart State Giving Foundation, in partnership with the Monett Area Community Foundation and the Ozarks Food Harvest...
Barry County E-911 to place sales tax issue back on the ballot (11/16/11)
A one-eighth of a cent sales tax designed to support county-wide 911 will likely come before voters again in the near future, but a 3/16th of a cent sales tax for county law enforcement will not be placed back on the ballot. Both issues were defeated by voters last Tuesday...
I-44 is site of four-car collision (11/16/11)
Three people were injured Monday in a four-car collision on Interstate 44 one and a half miles west of Halltown. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 1:30 a.m. when the driver of a 2008 Toyota Scion, Petar G. Kuzmanov, 23, of Willard, ran into the median and lost control of the vehicle. The car returned to the highway and overturned, sliding on its top...
Crime Stoppers board members needed (11/16/11)
The Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers is seeking new board members and executive board members. Chairman John Strong indicated that recent attendance numbers were down, because people are unable to attend the monthly meetings or have relocated, leaving vacancies on the board...
"Crazy for You" at Purdy High School this weekend (11/16/11)
The Purdy High School Choir will present "Crazy For You, The New Gershwin Musical" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 in the Purdy Elementary gym. More than 30 performers participate in the musical, and more than 80 high school and middle school students are involved in its production...
Tri-state water conference to address regional water issues (11/16/11)
SPRINGFIELD----The role of adequate water resources for a prosperous future will be the focus of a conference this Thursday and Friday co-sponsored by Tri-State Water Resource Coalition and Missouri State University Outreach. The fourth annual conference, called "Securing Our Water Future," takes place at University Plaza Hotel in Springfield...
Monett High School honors veterans (11/16/11)
Veterans Day ceremonies were held last Friday at Monett High School, where many local veterans were honored for their selfless sacrifice to this country.
Monett Police Department reports a busy October (11/16/11)
Officers with the Monett Police Department responded to 1,753 incidents, not including 911 calls, during the month of October, along with 24 collisions involving 44 vehicles. Four injury wrecks were documented, along with 38 vehicles damaged during October. A total of four persons were injured...
Verona's Carrasquillo signs with John Brown University (11/16/11)
Verona senior Tristan Carrasquillo signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., on Wednesday. "It's all kind of surreal right now," said Carrasquillo. "I feel like all the pressure is now off and I am happy with my choice. I felt really comfortable with the girls on the team and the coaching staff and that was a big part of why I chose John Brown."...
Jerry Gray (11/16/11)
Jerry Lee Gray, 68, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at 9:41 a.m. at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, MO. He was born on Aug. 16, 1943 in Wentworth, MO, the son of the late Donald and Marjorie (Brown) Gray. He worked as a salesman, had one year of college education, and was a member of the National Guard. Jerry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett where he was an elder, and was a member of Masonic Lodge #129...
Alwin Cooper (11/16/11)
Alwin Frank Cooper, Jr., age 78, of Miller, died at 12:47 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at Cox Monett Hospital. No services are planned at this time. Local arrangements have been conducted under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller....
Julia Anna Blevins (11/16/11)
Julia Anna Landoll Blevins, age 75, of Pierce City, died on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at her home near Pierce City. Mrs. Landoll Blevins was born in Barry County on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1936 to Andy and Julia (Rosewicz) Washeck. Julia Anna Landoll was married to Hollis Blevins on Thursday, Nov. 28, 1986 in Pierce City and she was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church...
Wedding vows exchanged (11/16/11)
Doug and Tina Wormington, of Monett, announce the marriage of their daughter, Casey Jo, to Mark Andrew Scabarozi, son of Mike and Marty Scabarozi, of Monett. The bride is the granddaughter of James and Thelma Wormington, of Monett, and Gene and Betty Francisco, of Purdy. ...
MHS Class of 1953 holds 58th reunion (11/16/11)
The Monett High School Class of 1953 held its 58th class reunion of Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The group gathered on Friday night at Big Baldy's Backwoods Barbecue. The visiting and reminiscing continued during breakfast on Saturday at Grant's Restaurant and the group returned to the restaurant for the evening dinner. ...
Carthage- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Feeder Cattle Auction Close for 11/14/11 (11/16/11)
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