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Stories from Friday, December 16, 2011

SWACC instructor tapped for honor (12/16/11)
November's Teacher of the Month hasn't been teaching long but he has been quick to establish himself as one of the profession's best. Chris Lee was honored this past month by EFCO, a Pella company, and The Monett Times for his success as the Southwest Area Career Center's automotive technology instructor. In that role, Lee, a 1999 Monett High School graduate, teaches juniors and seniors from 14 different high schools who send students to the Career Center (SWACC)...
Students gain work experience (12/16/11)
Southwest Area Career Center of Monett offers a cutting edge program that benefits high school students from Monett and 14 sending school districts. The Work Experience Program (WEP) offers students an opportunity to work in jobs on a volunteer basis where they job shadow in the community to learn job skills...
Thornton prepping for dinner (12/16/11)
Linn Thornton has jumped into his role as Santa Claus this week, distributing toys to needy families in the Monett area for Christmas. Thornton picked up a load of toys gathered by employees at International Dehydrated Foods on Monday and another load from EFCO, a Pella company, employees on Tuesday. Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, had a toy supply ready for him. Additional individuals have also helped the early efforts with their donations...
Cyber crimes unit nabs suspects (12/16/11)
Thanks to the efforts of the Monett Police Department and the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crime Task Force, a Mexican national has been indicted by a federal grant jury for enticing a minor to produce child pornography. Jose J. Lazalde-Gonzalez, 30, a citizen of Mexico residing in Monett, was charged Wednesday in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield...
Pierce City council reviews street repair projects (12/16/11)
Pierce City aldermen approved an ordinance calling for an election to be held April 3 to fill the seats of the city's mayor and four aldermen. Vacancies will include Mayor Allen Stockton's seat and one person in each of the city's four wards. Those include John Archer, Ward 1; Scott Wahl, Ward 2; Dana Stanphill, Ward 3; and Cory Sooter, Ward 4...
Explosion of craft (12/16/11)
A steady stream of customers dropped into the former Front Page store on Saturday for a Craft Fair Explosion, an event where 20 vendors of homemade and commercially designed products showed off their wares. Veronica Carey, organizer, had a number of customers checking out the purses at her table. Decorating and gift ideas were popular at this first event of its kind at the downtown venue...
Crowder College adds new program (12/16/11)
This spring, individuals interested in pursuing a career in the pharmacy industry will have an opportunity to receive entry level education locally. "We are very excited to be adding the pharmacy technician certificate program at the Crowder College Cassville Campus this spring," said Angela Seymour, Cassville Campus director. "We will be the first branch campus to offer the program on the ground...
Cubs musicians present concert (12/16/11)
An enthusiatic crowd filled the north half of the E.E. Camp Gymnasium on Tuesday to hear the holiday concert given jointly by the bands of Monett Middle School and Monett High School. Assistant Band Director Todd Borgmann led the seventh grade band members to start the concert...
Christmas carols (12/16/11)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra Christmas concert included solos by Joplin soprano Rebecca Leubber and a trio of men for "We Three Kings," pictured above. From left, are: Murray Bishoff, Ted Norris and Michael Garrett. The concert was held Sunday afternoon at the First United Methodist Church of Monett...
Purdy splits conference games with Wheaton (12/16/11)
The Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team handled Wheaton Thursday night, earning a 68-22 victory. The Lady Bulldogs scored the game's first 2 points and Purdy responded by scoring the next 21 and led 23-5 at the end of the first quarter. Purdy increased its advantage to 45-15 in the second period...
Monett falls to Nevada (12/16/11)
The Monett Lady Cubs fell 58-12 to Nevada in Thursday night basketball action. The veteran Lady Tigers jumped on top of the freshmen-dominated Monett squad 19-2 after the first quarter and cruised into halftime with a commanding 44-3 lead. Scoring for Monett were: Raigan Ratliff, 4 points; Abby Krueger, Kelsey Wisman and Cheryl Barnes, 2 points; and Brianna Varner, 1 point...
MHS graduate receives Ph.D from KU (12/16/11)
Christy Leilani Carver recently graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence with her Ph.D. in organizational communication. She is a 1994 graduate of Monett High School. She has previously earned a bachelor's degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Calif., and a master's degree from the University of Kansas. ...
Purdy FCCLA members attend national cluster meeting (12/16/11)
Purdy FCCLA members also attended the National Cluster meeting in Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 10 through Nov. 13. Members attending the meeting are pictured above with the speaker, John Beede. From left, are: Kendra Hall, Samantha Brown, Kaylynn Harley, Jessica Ball, Beede, Ashley Lowery and Sarah Ly. Members interacted with the national FCCLA officers, heard motivational speakers and attended workshops on current topics. Chapter members also visited the Mall of America...
Purdy FCCLA represented at leadership conference (12/16/11)
The Purdy Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter was represented at the Missouri FCCLA Fall Leadership Conference held Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 at Osage Beach. Pictured above, from left, are: Kendra Hall, Sarah Ly, Madison Vice and Samantha Brown. The girls attended the Leadership Unlimited Conference that focused on leadership skills and the qualities needed for FCCLA officers. Members were accompanied to the conference by advisor Myra McGee...
Berean honored at recent luncheon (12/16/11)
Berean Christian Academy students and staff members were recently honored at the Hands of Hope luncheon in Monett. The event was sponsored by The Fun Zone, of Cassville. The students and staff were chosen by the academy based on Christian character and being a positive role model at school. ...
School/Senior Menus Dec. 19-23 (12/16/11)
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. Chicken rings. 2. Sweet and sour meatballs. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
John Williams (12/16/11)
John Arthur Williams, age 67, of Clinton, died on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at his home. He was a former Pierce City school superintendent from 1981 to 1986. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at Consalus Funeral Home in Clinton. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Fourth and Wilson Streets at 11 a.m. with interment following at the Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, Mo...
Mary E. McClure (12/16/11)
Mary Elizabeth McClure, age 78, of Frankfort, Mich., formerly of Fort Wayne, Ind., died on Wednesday, De. 7, 2011 at Munson Medical Center. She was born on July 5, 1933 in Monett, Mo. Mrs. McClure was an elementary school teacher in Fort Wayne for 26 years, retiring in 1996. She was a graduate of Missouri Hospital School of Nursing and furthered her education by achieving a masters degree in education...
Raymond Licklider (12/16/11)
Raymond Licklider, age 85, of Ridgley, died at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Highlandville - CRS Sale's Company: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 12-15-11 (12/16/11)
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