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Stories from Friday, November 18, 2011

EFCO avoids layoffs despite soft economy impacting manufacturing (11/18/11)
PELLA, Iowa----Pella Corporation has announced the layoff of 198 workers at its plants in Iowa and Oregon because of the prolonged recession in the housing industry. EFCO Corporation, a Pella company, in Monett, did not experience job reductions. Officials with the Pella, Iowa-based window and door company said Wednesday that workers will be laid off at its plants in Carroll, Sioux Center, Shenandoah and Pella, as well as in Portland, Ore...
Let there be light (11/18/11)
Monett Electric Department crews have been very busy this week setting up the Festival of Lights at South Park. The Festival of Lights opens on Wednesday and runs through the last week in December.
Golden Age dinner a local hit (11/18/11)
The 38th annual Golden Age dinner was held last night with over 300 in attendance. The event is a gift from the Monett High School Student Council and the Monett R-1 Board of Education.
Repairs approved for B-L library branches (11/18/11)
Building repairs estimated at around $50,000 for the Mt. Vernon and Cassville branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library system received a green light from the library's Board of Directors in October. Architect Richard Werner reviewed problems at the two branches and confirmed serious issues need to be addressed...
Animal control officer changes (11/18/11)
Glenn Palade is back as Monett's animal control officer. Palade held the position for five years, succeeding Jim Able, who had the job for nine years before he passed away from cancer in 2001. Palade retired four and a half years ago. Alicia Graves followed in the job and left the post on Nov. 1...
Captain James R. Burke retires from 30-year Naval career (11/18/11)
Monett native James R. Burke, captain in the U.S. Navy, has retired from his position at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Burke, the son of Dale and Sharon Burke, is a 1981 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor's degree in systems engineering. He earned a masters degree in national security and strategic studies from the Army War College...
One airlifted from Monett crash (11/18/11)
A Monett-area man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital following a crash shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on Highway 37 south of Monett. According to preliminary reports, the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban, Ken Bowman, pulled into the path of a fully loaded semi-tractor trailer. Monett firefighters and police responded to the scene...
Public comment open at city council meeting (11/18/11)
The Monett City Council faces a diverse agenda as council members hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday. Public discussion will be held on proposed changes to city ordinances. Comments will be taken on limiting storage of an inoperable vehicle to 60 days on private property. Restrictions reclassifying fundraising boot blocks as interfering with traffic flow and thus ending the practice will be discussed...
Downtown lights spreading Christmas cheer (11/18/11)
Monett Electric Department crews have been busy for two weeks placing Christmas decorations around town. "It takes three to four weeks to take care of everything, including the streets, downtown and park," Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch said. "Our goal is to have everything ready by Thanksgiving. ...
MOPS spreading Christmas love (11/18/11)
The Monett MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group met Nov. 11 for its monthly meeting at the First Presbyterian Church. After the meeting, moms and children packed Operation Christmas Child boxes together. With all the donated items, the group was able to pack 25 shoeboxes to be used to spread the Gospel message and spread hope throughout the world...
MES Students of the Week Nov. 14 (11/18/11)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Nov. 14. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Emma Broccard, Jessica Salas and Addisen Sustaita. Back row: Ramiro Espinoza, Caleb Hoofman and Ahtziri Salazar.
MIS sixth grade Students of September (11/18/11)
Monett Intermediate School has announced sixth grade Students of the Month for September. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: David Ortega, Dalton Burton, Keith Butler and Shelby Michael. Back row: Maryilynne Breedlove, John Shupbach and Dakota Utter...
MIS fifth grade Student of September (11/18/11)
Monett Intermediate School has announced fifth grade Students of the Month for September. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Carter Tinklepaugh, Lane Shearburn, Kelli Sangston and Kelli McAllister. Back row: Corey Spain, Elise Ridenour, Carly Jenkins and Race Bremer...
Area school/senior menus for Nov. 21-25 (11/18/11)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY Key: SC - Smart Choice entree item (16 grams of fat or less.) HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Monday - Breakfast: French toast sticks, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Chicken rings. 2. Sweet and sour meatballs. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Pierce City Library November Display (11/18/11)
During the month of November the display case at the Pierce City Library is filled with items created by Dan McKinzie of "As the Wood Turns." The case is full of pens, bowls and vases.
Area resident celebrates birthday on 11-11-11 (11/18/11)
A surprise birthday party was held for Janice Beshears, of Monett, on a special day, 11/11/11. The picture of Janice, above, was taken on her 82nd birthday on 11/11/11 at 11:11 a.m. The surprise party was hosted by her children and held at Grant's Restaurant in Monett. The room was cheerfully decorated in Janice's favorite color of red and the decorating was done by her great-grandchildren, Amari and Brogan Tudor...
90th birthday celebration (11/18/11)
Kenneth Allred, of Monett, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the Monett City Park Casino. Kenneth was born on Nov. 27, 1921, to Rev. O.T. and Pearl Allred in LaRue, Ark. The omission of gifts is requested...
Shirley Brandt gives program at Dorcas Ladies Aid meeting (11/18/11)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid met in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran School on Nov. 3. The meeting was called to order by Judy Lehde, president, with 19 members and one guest present. Shirley Brandt read a devotion from a Thanksgiving and Advent Devotions booklet that was written by members in 1981. Brandt selected the one written by Erna Schoen entitled "Follow Jesus." Following the devotion, the group sang "Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Way" accompanied by Brandt, pianist...
Monett Library News (11/18/11)
Monett Branch Library will be celebrating "National Board Game and Puzzle Week" during the week of Nov. 20 through Nov. 26. The public is invited to visit the library to play some of the board games and put together puzzles that will be available throughout the week...
Give change a chance (11/18/11)
Changes at times come by accident and work out for the best. Monett leaders once tried to develop the original airport, where Monett High School is now located. The old property could never have been expanded in the same way. The city's major resource developed much more adequately in its current location. At one time, the present high school site was indeed out in the country. Times change. Sometimes for the best...
Letter to the Editor: Making Christmas merrier (11/18/11)
Dear Editor, I rarely open forwarded email, much less read it. I did both recently and was glad I did. It gave lots of suggestions for making Christmas merrier and more personal all the way around. Instead of giving gifts this year of cheaply made goods from big retailers, manufactured by foreign factories, let's "think outside the box" and shop locally and support our friends and neighbors. ...
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