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Stories from Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In the spirit of giving (12/14/11)
Linn Thornton's efforts to bring Christmas to families finding their resources falling short this holiday season received a boost on Tuesday from EFCO Corporation, a Pella company, in Monett. For the past three weeks, EFCO employees have gathered hundreds of toys to help Thornton's efforts. ...
Christmas wishes (12/14/11)
Postal closings placed on hold (12/14/11)
Freistatt residents breathed a sigh of relief, at least temporarily, as word was released by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) on Tuesday that plans to close post offices had been suspended. Freistatt Postmaster Jane Mattlage received the news in a written memo from the Postal Services News Link...
Filings slim on first day (12/14/11)
Filings opened on Tuesday for local municipal and school board races that voters will decided on April 3, 2012. In the Monett R-1 School District, two candidates filed on the first day for the open seats. Dr. J.D. Roberts, a two-term incumbent and current school board president, filed for re-election. Also filing is Monett pharmacist Andrew James "A.J." Bahl, a first-time candidate...
BarCo E-911 to hold open houses (12/14/11)
On Dec. 12, the Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board heard that the 911 operations center will host open house events each Friday and Saturday throughout the month of January 2012. Jon Horner, board chairman, reported that the one-eighth of a cent sales tax increase has been placed on the ballot for the Feb. ...
Miller men busted for making meth (12/14/11)
Four Miller residents have been charged with producing methamphetamine and child endangerment after Lawrence County Sheriff's Department deputies conducted a search at the residence on Dec. 9. Officers served the warrant at a home located at 15527 Highway DD in Miller, where they found a methamphetamine lab, precursor chemicals, glassware, methamphetamine, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia...
Pierce City Christmas Parade (12/14/11)
Ben and Marjorie Layton served as grand marshals of the 2011 Pierce City Christmas Parade on Saturday. [Photo courtesy of Paul Donley]
Presidential primary is confusing (12/14/11)
Voters in Barry and Larence counties will have a chance to participate in the presidential preference vote in Missouri on Feb. 7, 2012. The notice for the vote appears in today's issue. The vote became a political football after leaders in the state acted to move up the date to place Missouri's vote earlier in the primary season. ...
Downtown Caroling (12/14/11)
Adding music to brighten the evening in downtown Monett during Broadway Nights last Friday night was a trailer full of carolers from New Site Baptist Church.
Unique fundraiser planned (12/14/11)
A new type of fundraiser will be held this Friday, Dec. 16 at the Monett Park Casino, providing a perfect opportunity to complete last minute Christmas shopping. Paddle for a Purpose will bring vendors and customers together for an auction and drawing with proceeds from the event benefitting the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Monett. Doors will open at 6 p.m...
MES Students of the Week Dec. 12 (12/14/11)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Dec. 12. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Anneliese Lindsay, Makayla Wise and Jacy Mendoza. Back row: Miguel Pedroza, Sammy Johnson, Molly Poole and Jacob Aldaba.
St. Lawrence students learn about saints (12/14/11)
During the month of November, students at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett learned about the lives of many saints. The saints are examples of how to live good and holy lives. Each class created a large depiction of a saint that was then displayed in the school hall. ...
PC Elementary students participate in Service Learning Group (12/14/11)
Second and third grade students at Central Elementary School in Pierce City are participating in a Service Learning group led by Brandi Lindell. For the month of November, the group paired up with Lacoba nursing home to pen pal with the residents. The residents responded with letters and cards to the students. ...
SWACC afternoon Students of the Quarter (12/14/11)
Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) of Monett has announced Students of the Quarter for the afternoon session. Pictured in the front, from left, are: Travis Moore, auto technology; Ashley Schmidt, health occupations; Anna Salas, JROTC; Hannah George, graphic communications; Kyle Owens, auto collision; Colby Wilson, pharmacy technician; Adam Mareth, diesel technology; Caleb Denney, marketing; Thomas Willis, machine tool technology; Jackson Burnside, computer maintenance and networking; Brett Neely, welding technology; Rebecca Erickson, culinary arts; Jenny Jaine, childcare careers; and Cyler VanDenBerg, construction technology. ...
SWACC morning Students of the Quarter (12/14/11)
Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) of Monett has announced Students of the Quarter for the morning session. Pictured in the front, from left, are: Emmitt Mercer, graphic communication; Damon Thompson, auto collision; Cassie Hagedorn, marketing; Kaitlyn Breamer, childcare; Austin Broyles, culinary arts; Jerra Hayes, pharmacy technician; Manuel Rios, auto technology; Blake Biellier, diesel technology; Christian Magallanes, JROTC; Oscar Diaz, construction technology; Clint Medlin, welding technology; and Josh Antle, computer maintenance and networking. ...
Harlan Turk (12/14/11)
Harlan C. "Bud" Turk, age 90, of Aurora, died on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. A celebration of his life was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home.
J.D. Smith (12/14/11)
J.D. Smith, age 84, of Pierce City, Mo., died on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 at Freeman Health System West in Joplin, Mo. Mr. Smith was born in Star City, Mo. on Thursday, June 9, 1927, the son of Thurman and Lou (Oaks) Smith. Mr. Smith was married to Kaye Kelly on Friday, June 22, 1956 in Monett, Mo. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pierce City, Decatur Lodge #400 in Pierce City and Abou Ben Adham Shrine Temple in Springfield, Mo...
Wanda Senter (12/14/11)
Wanda Dean Senter, age 76, of Washburn, died at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.13. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, in Washburn First Baptist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn...
Lova Nivins (12/14/11)
Lova Mae Nivins, age 86, of Aurora, died at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in her home. The Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home has conducted local arrangements. A private family service will be held at a later date with burial in the Maple Park Cemetery.
Daniel Lamp (12/14/11)
Daniel Lamp, age 32, of Granby, died on Sunday, Dec. 11 at his home. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home.
Ronald Jones (12/14/11)
Ronald Jones, age 57, of Nevada, died at 10:13 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. Graveside services with military honors were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Charles Henry (12/14/11)
Charles Douglas "Charlie" Henry, age 62, of Marionville, died at 10:25 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Washburn. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Joanne George (12/14/11)
Joanne George, age 84, of Pierce City, Mo., died on Dec. 13, 2011. She was born on Oct. 16, 1927 to Harlin Andrew and Charlotte Josephine Moore. Joanne was a 1944 graduate of Pierce City High School and graduated in 1947 from Christian College in Columbia, Mo. She married Harold Jack George on Dec. 28, 1947 at the First Congregational Church in Pierce City...
Shirlee Ferrin (12/14/11)
Shirlee Dianne Ferrin, age 56, of Cassville, died at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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