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Stories from Thursday, December 8, 2011

Educator speaks to local club (12/08/11)
Dr. Aaron Cornman, superintendent of schools for the Pierce City R-6 School District, discussed his work at this week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Cornman, who was introduced by program chairperson Cathy Lewis, is in his first year as superintendent in Pierce City. Education represents a change in career paths for the graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Cornman originally trained as a bank loan officer and later became an ordained minister...
Christmas royalty candidates at Purdy High School (12/08/11)
The Purdy High School Student Council will be hosting its annual Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas Assembly this Friday, Dec. 9 at 2:45 p.m. in the school gym. The candidates will also be presented at the home boys basketball game on Friday night.
Companies respond to action by Koster (12/08/11)
The companies operating a recycling facility near Verona have responded to action by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster. Last week, Koster sought a temporary restraining order against Black Oak Organics and CHP Environmental. "Black Oak Organics is not in the business of composting materials but is rather a landfill diversion company, managing source separated materials back into nature or the marketplace, in a manner that protects human health and environment," said Criag H. ...
Monett High hosts annual Christmas event (12/08/11)
Monett High School's Miss Merrie Christmas Mackenzie Lay presided over an assembly held Wednesday, welcoming special guests, the clients of the Barry-Lawrence Development Center. In her comments to the student body, Lay compared her high school journey to a ride on the Polar Express...
Monett parade line-up released (12/08/11)
Monett's annual celebration of Christmas will reach a high moment on Saturday morning for the Chamber of Commerce's Christmas parade. The parade will head west on Broadway from Eighth Street at 10 a.m. "The parade will be wonderful," said Scott Smith, parade chairman for the chamber. "We've got a wide variety, from floats to bands to motorcycle groups, cars and tractors and horse-drawn groups...
Pierce City parade is Saturday night (12/08/11)
The 57th annual Pierce City Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade, which is sponsored by the Pierce City Lions Club, will travel along Commercial Street from Gibbs to Olive streets. Line-up for the parade will start at 4:30 p.m. at Central Park Elementary...
Verona looks at expanding outreach (12/08/11)
Verona School Board members explored the option of opening school facilities to public use under Missouri State University's Hispanic Initiative during its November board meeting. Dr. Rosa Maria Mejia, the Hispanic Initiative director at Missouri State University, said 134 community learning centers operate like the one proposed for use at the Verona district. Participants range in age from 8 to adulthood...
Wrecks land several people in the hospital (12/08/11)
Several people were hurt in recent area crashes. A Cassville man was injured in a single-vehicle wreck that took place on Sunday on Farm Road 2130 about one mile east of Butterfield. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. when the driver of a 2003 Hyundai, Jason J. Swift, 29, of Cassville, went off the roadway and overturned...
Perfect pairing with the parade (12/08/11)
Community members are invited by the Monett Historical Society to stop by the museum on Saturday morning for a cup of free hot chocolate before or after the Monett Christmas Parade to view the museum's many interesting displays. Bernadine Hobson is shown above with some of her Santa Claus collection, which is currently on display at the museum during the holiday season. ...
Wii gaining popularity at library (12/08/11)
The lights are turned down, and four young people clutch control devices, two of which look like steering wheels. The wall before them flashes with color. The start button is pushed; the race begins. Contestants twist and turn, controlling an animated vehicle on the split screen in front of them. Faces contort. A cry of frustration is heard. A little body English is added. Suddenly Dakota Utter, 12, the oldest of the racers, has his vehicle cross the finish line...
Joseph Lamberson (12/08/11)
Joseph Lamberson, age 87, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at his home. He was born on July 20, 1924 in Wheaton, Mo., the son of the late Maurice and Jewel (McCall) Lamberson. He was united in marriage on June 4, 1955 in Monett, Mo. to Mary Margaret Davis, she survives...
Dennis Harmon (12/08/11)
Dennis Raymond Harmon, age 66, of Aurora, died at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 in his home. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Freedom Christian Center with visitation prior to the service from 10 a.m. until the service time. Burial will follow in the Marionville IOOF Cemetery...
Couple exchange wedding vows (12/08/11)
Dep and Latricia Davis, of Monett, announce the marriage of their daughter, Brittany Kaleigh, to Andrew Thomas Welters, son of Tom and Neva Welters, of Monett. The bride is a 2007 Monett graduate and a 2011 graduate of Drury University. She received a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry. The groom is a 2007 Monett graduate and is currently employed by Meeks Lumber, of Monett...
Monett Library News (12/08/11)
Several upcoming events are planned at the Monett Branch Library through the end of the year. The next Teen Night will be a Cocoa and Christmas Crafts event to be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. A "Book to Movie" event is planned at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17. The movie is newly released to DVD and is based on a popular book. On Thursday, Dec. 29, the library will hold a winter movie marathon...
Pierce City Library News (12/08/11)
The Pierce City Branch Library has added three new DVDs. They are The Notebook, Love's Long Journey and Love Begins. New adult fiction titles include: "The Drop" by Michael Connelly; and "Poison, Your Grace: A Simon and Elizabeth Mystery" by Peg Herring...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 12/07/11 (12/08/11)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 12/7/11 (12/08/11)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 12/09/11 (12/08/11)
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