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Stories from Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Business leaders linked into laptop initiative (11/30/11)
Monett R-1 School District officials invited local business leaders to help make the Monett High School One to the World Initiative successful during a luncheon meeting on Tuesday. School leaders asked representatives of the business community to think how learning will change when laptop computers are placed in the hands of every high school students and what challenges could surface in the process...
New mental health clinic now open in Monett (11/30/11)
A new clinic will expand mental health services in the Monett area, and a Monett High School graduate is part of the new community resource. Midwest Assessment and Psychotherapy Solutions (MAPS) has announced the opening of a new clinic in the Stonegate Plaza on Highway 60 in Monett. The office is located in the same building as Verizon Wireless and The Bayou...
Restraining order issued against LawCo compost business (11/30/11)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has obtained a temporary restraining order against Black Oak Organics and CHP Environmental for violations of Missouri's Clean Water Law. Action was also taken against the company owners, Craig Post and Alan Chappell...
Student led food drive (11/30/11)
Preschool through sixth grade students at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett held a Thanksgiving food drive during the month of November. The drive was organized by a student action committee that included Jack Barta, Caleb Long, Derek Keeton, Tiffany Hull and Grace Fairchild. The committee was led by Vince Gasser, fourth grade teacher...
Two people hurt in I-44 crash (11/30/11)
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred yesterday on Interstate 44 about 10 miles east of Mt. Vernon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:18 a.m. when the driver of a 2005 Dodge Durango, Johnnie J. Schofield, 31, of Carl Junction, lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the road and overturned. The Durango was towing a trailer that jackknifed...
PC parade plans are underway (11/30/11)
The 57th annual Pierce City Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade is once again sponsored by the Pierce City Lions Club, and area organizations, clubs and businesses are encouraged to enter a float, vehicle or horse in the parade, which will again travel along Commercial Street from Gibbs to Olive streets...
Barry County deputies arrest two (11/30/11)
Officers with the Barry County Sheriff's Department had a busy day on Nov. 10 with arrests made in two separate incidents. The first occurred when Barry County Deputy Scott Salkill was dispatched to the scene of a combative and intoxicated person in Monett...
Holiday programs planned (11/30/11)
Area schools have completed plans for holiday programs in December. The Monett Middle School choir will hold a concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 at New Site Baptist Church. The Monett High School choir will perform a concert at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at New Site Baptist Church...
Yellow Frog offers beads and more (11/30/11)
The Yellow Frog Company, a new store located at 501 E. Broadway in Monett, offers much more than shiny glass beads for crafters. With an eclectic mix of items from places like Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and Indonesia, owners Amy and Travis Tennison revel in goods that are handcrafted and unique...
New light displays (11/30/11)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights is now open at South Park. This year's arrangement of 77 lighting displays includes a different arrangement due to construction for the new Monett Area YMCA. Visitors will drive around the park lake and pass the first tennis courts before turning south into the main display. ...
Bank robber nabbed by FBI, SFPD officers (11/30/11)
A Springfield man was charged in federal court on Tuesday with the armed robbery of Great Southern Bank in Springfield. Kwanell Allen, 21, is accused of stealing $20,664 from the bank in a federal criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Springfield...
Criminal justice scholarships available (11/30/11)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly has announced applications for the John Dennis Scholarship, available to criminal justice majors, are now being accepted. The $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 16 college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in criminal justice and will be attending a Missouri university or college...
PHS students to participate in All-State choir rehearsals (11/30/11)
Juniors Kaitlyn Carpenter and Phillip Roller, pictured above, will represent Purdy High School and Southwest Missouri District 11 at the All-State Honor Choir performance on Jan. 28, 2012. Both will participate in the Missouri All-State rehearsals Jan. ...
Verona basketball teams split season-opening tourney games (11/30/11)
The Verona Lady Wildcats picked up a 51-38 victory over the Lockwood Lady Tigers in the opening round of the Thomas Jefferson Tournament on Monday night in Diamond. Verona stormed out to a 15-8 lead enroute to a 32-18 halftime advantage. "The girls worked hard and played as a team to get the win," said Verona coach Ryan Yates. ...
MHS hoops fall in tourney openers (11/30/11)
The Monett Cubs fell 82-75 in the Carthage Tournament Tuesday night. "Nevada played an up and down running style of offense and defense," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "It was a completely different style from last season. I thought we did a good job of adjusting, considering we were unprepared for that kind of style. I am proud of our effort; we just came up short."...
Third quarter dooms Purdy's comeback (11/30/11)
The Purdy Lady Eagles fell 57-50 to Walnut Grove in the initial round of the Aurora Tournament Tuesday night. "I thought this was a good early season test for our squad," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "Walnut Grove is a solid Class 1 program year in, year out. Tonight, we had too many dead possessions where we turned the ball over without getting a shot off."...
Pierce City splits season openers (11/30/11)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles picked up a 57-51 victory to open play in the Ash Grove Tournament on Tuesday night. "It's always great to open your season with a win," said Pierce City coach Tiffany Dirks. "The girls came out a little skittish and rusty in the first half but settled down and played strong in the third and fourth quarters."...
MHS speech team places first at recent Clever Invitational (11/30/11)
The Monett High School speech team competed at the Clever Invitational on Oct. 29. In a field of 15 schools, Monett squad placed first. The following students advanced to finals and placed: Emma Verstrate, first, and Kale Turner, third, in oratory; Reece Johnson, second, in extemporaneous speaking; Laramie Ellis, first place, Kara Hopkins, second place, and Hannah Kingrey, third place, in prose; Reece Johnson, first place, and Jonathan Schliem, fourth place, in radio; Laramie Ellis, first place, in poetry; Andrew Brown, third place, Ashleigh Hill, fourth place, and Sally Ferrell, sixth place, in storytelling; Andrew Gilliam and Brendon George, third place, Laramie Ellis and Kole Eden, fifth place, Sabrina Bennett and Kara Hopkins, sixth place, and Matt Murphy and Hannah Kingrey, seventh place, in duo interpretation; Zeina Masri and Kendra DePriest, second place, Kole Eden and Brendon George, fifth place, and Matt Murphy and Jacob Schmidly, sixth place, in improvised duet; and Zeina Masri, second place, in dramatic interpretation.. ...
MMS A-B Honor Roll for first quarter (11/30/11)
Monett Middle School has announced the eighth grade A/B Honor Roll for the first quarter. Pictured above, in the front row, from left: Devon Adamson, Dylan Graham, Shannon Cox, Zane Rosenbalm, Marlene Cervantes, Lindsey Grant, Brianna Unzner, Cristin Jones and Kassandra Regalado. ...
MMS All-A Honor Roll for 1st Quarter (11/30/11)
Monett Middle School has announced the All-A Honor Roll for the eighth grade. Pictured above, in the front row, are: Meghan Gaines, Ashton Ratliff, Jose Caudill, Jackie Ballay, Lauren Brown, Josh Nickell, Peyton Braun, Eric Welch and Josh Brown. Second row: Gaby Cecenas, Alex Bahl, Sydney Barta, Maddie Petersen, Kristen Tilley, Blake Moore, Katie Tinklepaugh, Ginna Verhoff, and Taylor Rhea. Third row: Amelia McEntire, Iris Wormington, Braydon Brewer, Aubrey Parker and Leticia Rivera...
MMS Eighth Grade Students of the Quarter (11/30/11)
Monett Middle School has announced the eighth grade Students of the Quarter. Pictured above in the front row, from left, are: Gaby Cecenas, FACS; Iris Wormington, speech and reading; Lauren Bass, principal's award; Jose Caudill, art; Megan Gaines, algebra; Ashton Ratliff, HOPS; Torri Davis, advanced computers; Jackie Ballay, health; and Mckenzie Braden, pre-algebra. ...
C. Dean Ribbing (11/30/11)
Dean Ribbing, age 83, of Aurora, died at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Richard Reynolds (11/30/11)
Richard Laverne "Dick" Reynolds, age 58, of Stotts City, died at 2:37 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, in his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, with visitation from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the service...
Paul Rauschelbach (11/30/11)
Paul Junior Rauschel-bach, age 86, of Aurora, died at 11:05 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt.Vernon. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Marie Merz (11/30/11)
Marie Ann (Held) Merz, age 91, of Shell Knob, died at The Playce Independent Living Facility in Shell Knob, on Nov. 26. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church in Shell Knob, Missouri, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.1. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Edryss Holt (11/30/11)
Edryss Jannette (Bixby) Holt, 92, of Purdy, Mo. passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett, Mo. She was born on June 19, 1919 in Lyndon, Ill., the eldest daughter of the late Royal Theron and Clara Belle (Preston) Bixby of Lyndon, Ill...
Kayla Freeman (11/30/11)
Kayla Winter-Marie Freeman, age 15, of Miller, died at 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, located at 1150 Eisenhower, Monett...
Buddy Williams (11/30/11)
Buddy Lynn Williams, age 74, of Mt. Vernon, died at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, in his home. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon has conducted the local arrangements. No services are planned at this time.
Pierce City Library News (11/30/11)
One new non-fiction book has been added to the shelves at the Pierce City Library. It is "How to Raise Kids You Want to Keep: The Proven Discipline Program Your Kids Will Love (And that Really Works!)" by Jerry R. Day. One new biography has been added, "I Didn't Ask to be Born (But I'm Glad I Was)" by Bill Cosby...
Burnside students participate in Joplin festival (11/30/11)
Piano students of Ruth Burnside participated in the Joplin Piano Teachers Association Sonatina Festival held on Nov. 5. The event was held at the Forest Park Baptist Church. Students performing are pictured above. In the front, from left, are: Anna Sinclair-Hall, Savannah Williamson and Liz Leverich. Seated is Myka Masters. Back row: Chelsea Henderson, Ashley Henderson and Daniel Salazar...
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