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Stories from Friday, December 2, 2011

Federal programs focus of records to Monett School Board (12/02/11)
Reports on a number of programs in the Monett R-1 School District provided insights for Board of Education members during the November board meeting. Assistant Principal Brad Hanson provided a review of the district's five Title programs that receive federal funding. Services target needs within a specific population group, such as economically deprived, migrant students and non-English speaking students. Other funds support smaller class sizes at the elementary level and assist rural schools...
Ambulances will be fully equipped (12/02/11)
The Board of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District voted to acquire equipment to improve service during its November meeting. Board members agreed to buy four continuous positive airway pressure units, four portable suction devices and four ventilators. Total cost was $20,000...
Chamber Check program continues (12/02/11)
New Chamber Checks have arrived. The certificates, redeemable at 25 participating businesses, help keep money in the Monett community. The 2011 green Chamber Checks need to be redeemed at participating stores by Dec. 31. Chamber Checks can be redeemed at All Smiles Dental Care, Brownsberger's, Bruner Pharmacy, D.B. ...
Barry County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled awards $300,000 in grants (12/02/11)
The Barry County Board for the Developmentally Disabled approved over $300,000 in grant requests at its quarterly meeting on Nov. 14. The Monett Area Extended Workshop was awarded $78,443.64 for transportation expenses and $9,191.66 to cover a shortfall in state funding...
Dates set for Ozark Festival Orchestra Christmas concert (12/02/11)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its Christmas tradition with a presentation of "Nine Lessons and Carols" for its Christmas concert, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the First United Methodist Church at 1600 N. Central Ave. in Monett...
Purdy food drive was phenomenal success (12/02/11)
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Purdy Elementary students joined forces with the Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches to sponsor their annual food drive. This year, the response was phenomenal with over 200 students and teachers donating to the cause and over 2,300 cans, boxes and bags of food collected. According to food drive organizers, the outpouring of food represented a 66 percent increase over last year's donations...
Crowder to host first pinning event (12/02/11)
On Dec. 16, the Crowder College Cassville Campus will hold a pinning ceremony for its first class of nursing students. The date will mark two years since the college received final approval to offer the associate degree program from the Missouri State Board of Nursing...
Nigerian scam taking on new twists; scammers pose as FBI (12/02/11)
An Internet scam has taken a new and ominous twist with Nigerian scammers posing as agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and making threats of arrest to e-mail recipients. The page-and-a-half long letter tells the recipient that the sender will notify the mayor of the city in which the recipient lives and order him or her to shut down the recipient's bank account. It goes on to say that the FBI has arrest warrants pending and that the recipient's properties will be confiscated...
Area woman hurt in crash (12/02/11)
A Mt. Vernon woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred yesterday at 4 p.m. on County Road 2059 about five miles west of Halltown. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, Brenda L. Wyatt, 48, of Mt. Vernon, went off the roadway, over an embankment and struck a utility pole and a fence...
Tips for choosing a new pet as a Christmas gift (12/02/11)
To some, the thought of waking up on Christmas morning with a Fluffy or a Fido tucked among the holiday gifts may be irresistible, but by mid-afternoon, the cute factor may have worn extremely thin when Fido and Fluffy start leaving their own "gifts" on the carpet...
MHS speech and debate team competes at Nixa (12/02/11)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Nixa Invitational on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12. Students who placed were: Bryce Isbell, sixth place, varsity U.S. extemporaneous; Tom Younker, sixth place, novice, U.S. extemporaneous; Taylor Renfro, sixth place, novice dramatic interpretation; Ryan Saunders, fifth place, varsity humorous interpretation; Jonah Ragsdale, fourth place, champion Lincoln-Douglas debate; Tarek Masri and Tania Contreras, third place, novice public forum debate; and Tom Younker, first place, novice Lincoln-Douglas debate.. ...
MIS fifth grade Cubs of the Month (12/02/11)
The Monett Intermediate School has announced fifth grade Cubs of the Month for October. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Maddy Lee, Vanessa Cordero, Abby Campbell and Alex Rivera. Back row: Alyssa Waterman, Santiago Granados, Luke Allcock and Jerome Cardenas...
MMS October Students of the Month (12/02/11)
The Monett Middle School has announced October Students of the Month. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Samantha Hernandez, Deisy Rubi, Wendy Cabrera and Omar Medrano. Back row: Arabella McEntire, Bailey Preston and Victoria Salas.
School/Senior Menus Dec. 5-9 (12/02/11)
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: Pancakes, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Popcorn chicken. 2. BBQ rib on bun. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
St. Lawrence Kindergarten class learn about native Americans (12/02/11)
The kindergartners at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett learned about native Americans during November. The students enjoyed the story of the Navajo weaver, and each student make a weaving on a loom. Some of the other activities included grinding corn on a matate and making clay beads for a necklace. Students also decorated vests and headbands. The class is taught by Pam Cheney...
MMS seventh Grade A/B honor roll (12/02/11)
Monett Middle School has announced the A/B honor roll for seventh grade. Students who earned a place on the honor roll are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Aiden Brown, Sydney Sebastian, Kara Turner, Avery Dohmen and Kalene Shanks. Second row: Evean Mareth, Sam Tolliver, Zachary Burgherr, Mason Swearingen, Ashton Massardo, Deedra Howard, Lindsey Preston, Camryn Franke, Kaitlyn Lucke and Marisol Perales. ...
MMS seventh grade All-A honor roll (12/02/11)
Monett Middle School has announced the All-A honor roll for seventh grade. Students who earned a place on the honor roll are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: McKenzie Bucher, Katie Long, Haley Williams, Karsyn Ballay, Cassidy Pachner and Chelsea Henderson. Second row: Shane Pass, Cale Harper, Joel Ridenour, Jacob Furry, Shelby Kuhnert and Spencer Crossland. Third row: Kallen Brown, Deven Kimzey, Nathan Parker, Alex Turner, Eric Villa, Jonathan Hawkins and Dario Rodriguez...
MMS seventh grade Students of the Quarter (12/02/11)
Monett Middle School has announced seventh grade students of the quarter who are pictured above. In the front, from left, are: Sam Tolliver, pre-algebra; Trevor Swanson, perseverance; Mason Swearingen, computers; Alex Turner, PE; Zach Burgherr, principal's; Ashton Massardo, communication arts; and Joel Ridenour, choir. ...
Karen Fosse (12/02/11)
Karen Lea Fosse, age 61, of Washburn, died at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at her home. Friends of Karen will hold a memorial benefit at Chelsea's in Eureka Springs, Ark. on Dec. 10, 2011 at noon. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home...
Joplin- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Special Wean-Vac and Source Verified Feeder Cattle Report for 12/1/2011 (12/02/11)
Diamond-TS Whites Sheep and Goat Sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 12/01/11 (12/02/11)
The Golden Rule in business (12/02/11)
When Monett business leaders got together this week to discuss Monett High School's One to the World project, concern sounded not over the strategy but over what new laptop computers for students cannot do. How, they asked, do you teach young people to have a work ethic?...
Growing in Leadership Monett (12/02/11)
When I recently assessed the people I admire most in life, I discovered a new common trait. Not only do these individuals have incredible character, strong faith and loving hearts, they are also life-long learners. My chosen profession pushes me to meet new people and learn about new subjects on a daily basis, and for that, I am grateful. But due to the demands of my chosen career, I have not had time to actually enroll in any formal classes for almost two decades...
Letter to the Editor: Belt tightening (12/02/11)
Dear Editor: "Government cures are not only worse than the disease, but lead to future diseases." --Friedrich Hayek, Nobel Prize winning economist. I was pleased to attend the Ozark Property Rights Association, Barry County Chapter, monthly meeting on Nov. ...
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