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Stories from Monday, November 21, 2011

A day of celebration at Drury's Monett campus (11/21/11)
A ribbon cutting and barbecue were held at Drury University's new campus in Monett last Wednesday. The celebration was attended by a large group of Drury representatives, Monett Chamber of Commerce members and community and business leaders. The new Drury University facility is located at 400 Fourth St...
LEPD to inventory equipment (11/21/11)
Members of the Local Emergency Planning District (LEPD) are recalling all equipment currently on loan to other agencies so the organization's inventory lists can be updated. The motion came following a suggestion from Tom Jones to bring all of the LEPD-owned equipment "home," so it is accessible to all partner agencies...
Monett ELL teacher wins October award (11/21/11)
A Monett Intermediate School teacher has been selected as October Teacher of the Month. Marti Jones, who is an English Language Learners (ELL) teacher, was the most recent award winner, receiving a plaque and a check for $250 for classroom use from EFCO, a Pella company, which sponsors the monthly recognition in conjunction with The Monett Times...
E-911 Board votes to place sales tax on Feb. 7, 2012, ballot (11/21/11)
Last Tuesday, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board voted to place a one-eighth of a cent sales tax back on the Feb. 7, 2012, ballot. The issue was defeated by Barry County voters on Nov. 8. The decision to pursue the sales tax proposal again was made at a specially called board meeting...
Area residents hurt in weekend crashes (11/21/11)
A Washburn man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday on Highway 90 one and a half miles west of Washburn. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 10:30 a.m. when the driver of a 1999 Ford F250, Daniel M. Porter, 59, of Washburn, slid off the right side of the highway, struck an embankment and overturned...
Aurora woman sent to prison (11/21/11)
An Aurora woman will spend almost three years in federal prison for mail fraud and filing false tax returns in a scheme to embezzle money from her employer. Diana Kay Erickson, 46, was sentenced last Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Gay A. Fenner to serve two years and nine months in prison without the possibility of parole. Erickson's sentencing followed her plea of guilty to charges she embezzled $219,606 and $34,242 from Goolsby Rental Properties...
More opportunities to view eagles at Roaring River State Park (11/21/11)
Roaring River State Park has added an extra eagle viewing event to its list of winter activities this year. The first program will be held at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. Other events will be held on Jan. 21, 2012, and Feb. 18, 2012...
Purdy High awarded national honor for hunger-fighting work (11/21/11)
Purdy High School recently received National School of Distinction status from the Schools Fight Hunger program. Fewer than 2,000 schools nationwide earned this level of distinction during the 2010-2011 school year. Purdy High School hosted the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive last year. The effort collected 1,889 pounds of food to help local families in need...
LawCo health department inspects area restaurants during October (11/21/11)
The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 36 area food service establishments during the month of October. Of that group, 26 establishments had critical violations and 10 had only non-critical violations...
Young and old honor local veterans (11/21/11)
BarCo health board approves variance (11/21/11)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees approved a wastewater system variance request at its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 17. Roger Brock, health department administrator, presented the board with a request that was submitted by Daniel Dougherty, who lives in Emerald Beach near Eagle Rock. Dougherty plans to install a drip irrigation advanced treatment system at his 15,600-square-foot lot...
Ethel Brooks (11/21/11)
Ethel Jane Brooks, age 93, of Monett, formerly of Powell, died at 10:02 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. No services are planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
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