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Stories from Friday, November 25, 2011

Monett R-1 board buys land by Middle School (11/25/11)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education has repositioned its approach to solving the traffic problems around Ninth and Cleveland by buying more property and expanding its options. During the November board meeting, board members voted to purchase the properties at 615 Ninth St., immediately south of the lot the district had previously purchased on the southeast corner of Scott and Ninth Street. ...
Sales tax shows gains in Nov. (11/25/11)
Sales tax revenue rose in the bi-county area in November for the fourth time in five months, compared to a year ago. Lawrence County cities saw the biggest rebound. Monett saw gains for the fifth month in a row. Monett's two taxes for the general fund received $106,472.69, up $2,231.45 from last November. Monett's four taxes had a gain of almost $4,000 over a year ago...
VFW shares Thanskgiving (11/25/11)
Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and its Ladies Auxiliary shared a midday Thanksgiving dinner with all who came to the Post on Thursday.
Barry County native helps chart course to the Red Planet (11/25/11)
Today is the scheduled launch date for the new science lab on wheels taking off for Mars. Watching with rapt interest will be Erisa Hines, a 1998 Wheaton High School graduate who is on the Jet Propulsion Lab team in Pasadena, Cal., guiding the mission...
PC water system issues reviewed (11/25/11)
At their October meeting aldermen heard that Pierce City public works employees have spent a busy month repairing leaks in the water system. The five main leaks, five service line leaks and one hydrant leak were discovered earlier this month by Westrum Leak Detection, Inc., of Stratford, Iowa...
Miller teen killed in crash (11/25/11)
A Miller teen is dead following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday on Highway 96, seven miles north of Mt. Vernon. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 5:15 p.m. when the driver of a 1990 Mercury Grand Marquis, Daniel C. ...
Monett police, firemen respond to wreck on Wednesday (11/25/11)
Monett police and firefighters responded to a two-vehicle collision and a possible fire at 3:18 p.m. on Wednesday at Highway 60 and Chapell Drive in Monett. According to the Monett Police Department, an eastbound Toyota Tacoma pickup, shown above, continued through the traffic light after the light had turned, having the view blocked by a parallel tractor trailer. A southbound Trans Am collided with the front end of the pickup...
Purdy students share Thanksgiving joy (11/25/11)
The Purdy Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter and the Purdy High School family and consumer science (FACS) classes delivered Thanksgiving food to five families, including 10 children, in the Purdy school district so that the families could enjoy a special dinner for the holiday...
MHS eyes possible future athletic program expansion (11/25/11)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education received results for a participation survey conducted by the high school at a recent board meeting concerning the addition of sports at the high school. "We want our student body to be active in our athletic programs," said Monett Athletic Director Daryl Bradley. "We want to ensure that we are providing competitive programs that are mutually benefical for the students, community and the school."...
Purdy too much for Exeter (11/25/11)
In an early season battle for Barry County bragging rights, the Purdy Lady Eagles defeated the Exeter 52-27 in girls basketball action Tuesday night at the O'Reilly Family Event Center on the campus of Drury University in Springfield. "I thought we came out flat," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "We have a lot of new faces and we are still learning to play together. I was proud of my girls' effort tonight. We were able to get some good looks at the basket in the post."...
Artie Tucker (11/25/11)
Artie Grace Tucker, age 99, of Clearwater, Kan., formerly of Exeter, died at 5 a.m. on Nov. 22. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the funeral home...
Carl Fyfe (11/25/11)
Carl Lester Fyfe, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 22 at his home. Graveside services were held at Salem Cemetery, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home.
Wilma Haddock (11/25/11)
Wilma Marie (Morgan) Haddock, 80, of Wyandotte, Okla., a former Tyson Foods employee in Monett, died on Nov. 22 at Webb City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Webb City. The body was cremated. Interment of ashes was in the Union Cemetery in Stella under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Monett of Monett...
Ron Rosewicz (11/25/11)
Ronald "Ron" Rosewicz, age 63, of Pierce City, died on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Rosewicz was born in Monett, Mo., on Monday, March 15, 1948. He was the son of Edward R. and Elizabeth (Jackson) Rosewicz. He was a retired administrator, working in the department of human resources...
Gerald "Jerry" McCaffrey (11/25/11)
Gerald (Jerry) A. McCaffrey, 75, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21 at 11:35 a.m. at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Jerry was born in Philadelphia, Pa. on Nov. 1, 1936, to Joseph and Mary (Lynch) McCaffrey. Jerry moved to Monett in 1952 and was a graduate of Monett High School in 1954. ...
Carthage - Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 11/23/11 (11/25/11)
Legacy and Jumping-Jacks in Monett (11/25/11)
The passing of Jerry McCaffrey this week reminds us to be thankful for the army of people who provided America with Jumping-Jacks shoes, Monett's first manufacturing export of national and international significance. Few small towns can boast of the local product known for more than 50 years as a standard of excellence. Jumping-Jacks shoes were loved by those who wore them and those who made them. The work force in Monett was the envy of garment makers for their skill and production capacity...
Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for support (11/25/11)
Dear Editor: We would like to thank the Barry County commissioners, sheriff and prosecuting attorney for their effort to inform the voters of Barry County of the need for the 3/16th of a cent law enforcement tax. These individuals deal with the finances and needs of the county on a day-to-day basis. Knowing the needs and lack of funds available, they chose to present it to the taxpayers for their decision...
Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for support (11/25/11)
Dear Editor: We would like to thank the Barry County commissioners, sheriff and prosecuting attorney for their effort to inform the voters of Barry County of the need for the 3/16th of a cent law enforcement tax. These individuals deal with the finances and needs of the county on a day-to-day basis. Knowing the needs and lack of funds available, they chose to present it to the taxpayers for their decision...
Letter to the Editor: Giving thanks (11/25/11)
Dear Editor: This Thanksgiving Day I wish to express my gratitude to two groups of "giving" people. First, the members of the United Methodist Church who volunteered their time on Sunday morning, Sept. 11, to do repair work for anyone in need of a helping hand...
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