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Stories from Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas royalty (12/05/11)
The annual Monett High School Miss Merrie Christmas assembly will be held this Wednesday at 9:40 a.m. in the high school gymnasium. Christmas royalty, pictured above, will preside over the activities. Seated above is Miss Merrie Christmas Mackenzie Lay. Standing, from left, are Lay's attendants, Sophie Fulton and Maddie Schmidt. The young ladies will also participate in Saturday's Christmas Parade in Monett...
Legislative redistricting brings change (12/05/11)
New redistricting maps for the Missouri General Assembly were filed last Wednesday with the Missouri Secretary of State's office. The final rearrangement of boundaries bring some changes to Barry and Lawrence counties, especially to Pierce City. The biggest adjustments come to the Missouri House of Representatives. ...
Filing has closed for Monett races (12/05/11)
Filings have closed for Monett City Council seats. Enough candidates filed to create races for both mayor and city commissioners. Two-term mayor James Orr is running against Dennis Murphy, a Tyson Foods employee, for the top job. This is Murphy's first bid for public office...
Angel Tree project is underway (12/05/11)
Christmas is the season of giving, and a remarkable group of people in the Purdy R-2 School District are living examples of brotherly love and generosity. The Angel Tree project, started over 10 years ago by Patty Laney, is a school-wide effort to provide Christmas gifts to disadvantaged students. Clubs, groups and individuals sponsor the effort to ensure students have gifts to open on Christmas morning...
Christmas at Jolly Mill (12/05/11)
Adding to the seasonal beauty of Jolly Mill for the annual Christmas party were enclosed displays of Christmas trees and lighted figures, prepared on both the lower and upper levels of the mill by Brenda Henry.
Successful shoe drive (12/05/11)
Primetime, the Monett Area YMCA's afterschool childcare program, held a shoe drive during the month of November. The shoe drive was developed to help shoe the community, and shoes were donated by the children and their parents. "Our efforts for the drive were to educate the children about community support through giving," said Layla Minton, Primetime program director. ...
Student scores reviewed by R-7 School Board members (12/05/11)
The performance of Verona School District students in state tests last spring was reviewed by administrators with the R-7 Board of Education at the October board meeting. Principals Jeannie Abeln, for kindergarten to sixth grades, and Terry Winton, for sixth to 12th grades, presented details. Scores were reported from Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests and end-of-course exams at the high school...
Crowder to mark start of classes in Mt. Vernon (12/05/11)
Crowder College will hold a ribbon cutting at its new location at the Mt. Vernon Academic and Recreation Center (MARC) at 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. Classes will be offered at the site beginning with the spring 2012 semester...
Seniors' Economic Struggles Continue This Holiday; Santa Program Provides Assistance (12/05/11)
Be a Santa to a Senior®, the popular campaign that has delivered 1.5 million gifts to needy seniors throughout North America during the past seven years, again is helping older adults cope in tough economic times. The area office of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care and companionship services for older adults, has partnered with the Frisco Station Apartments to provide gifts and companionship to seniors who otherwise might not receive either this holiday season.. ...
Ruth Randall (12/05/11)
Ruth Randall, age 73, of Wentworth, died on Saturday, Dec. 3 at her home. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Mildred Martin (12/05/11)
Mildred Martin, age 98, of Purdy, died on Sunday Dec. 4 at Mt. Vernon Place Care Center. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Raymond Graham (12/05/11)
Raymond A. Graham, Jr., age 69, of Cassville, died at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1. A family and friends gathering will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, December 4 at the family home. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
Albert Ferrin (12/05/11)
Albert Merritt Ferrin, age 65, of Cassville, died on Saturday, Dec. 3. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Mabel Clark (12/05/11)
Mabel Vesta Clark, age 95, of Aurora, died at 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.1, in the Aurora Nursing Center. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec.5, 2011, in the Clay Hill Cemetery...
Memorial Christmas Ceremony (12/05/11)
During the Holidays we know that this is a difficult time during the recent loss of a loved one. In these next few weeks, it is important to have the support of family and friends. Memories are so precious to each and every one of us and we feel that the holiday season is a time to honor your loved one in our Memorial Christmas Ceremony...
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