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Stories from Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thornton Christmas dinner attracts record crowd (12/28/11)
"The Lord just opened doors," said Linn Thornton about his Christmas day community dinner. "Everything fell in place. I couldn't have asked for more." The 27th annual dinner Thornton organized became a textbook example of one of the biggest private undertakings in Monett. With temperatures in the 50s and the event relocated this year to the Family Life Center at the First United Methodist Church, the dinner handled a record crowd with a record number of volunteers helping...
Barry-Lawrence Library moves to change computer policy (12/28/11)
Facilities needs and policies to improve service at the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library were discussed at the December meeting of the library's board of directors. Retired Monett building inspector George Rausch was asked to look at issues with the Pierce City library branch and provide an outside opinion. ...
Habitat schedules "Non Event" fundraiser (12/28/11)
Bi-county residents are invited this week to participate in a special Non-Event Gala, sponsored by the Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Invitations to this unique "non-event" have been mailed to individuals and businesses in Barry and Lawrence counties...
Two injured in local crashes (12/28/11)
A Marionville woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred at 6:20 p.m. on Christmas Day. The wreck took place on Highway T about five miles north of Marionville when the driver of a northbound 2011 GMC 1500 pickup, Mel D. Spillman, 63, of Miami, Okla., turned into the path of a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Daniel K. Hughes, 50, of Marionville, and the two vehicles collided...
Holiday tournamnet updates (12/28/11)
Neosho Holiday Tournament (Late games) Girls Pierce City 53-26 over Neosho Purdy 54-38 over Cassville Bentonville 54-17 over Monett Southwest Holiday Tournament Pea Ridge 70-55 over Pierce City Walnut Grove Boys Verona over Marionville 57-35 Today's game schedule...
Lady Cubs can't solve Bentonville (12/28/11)
The freshman dominated Monett Lady Cubs fell 54-17 to tournament favorite Bentonville, Ark., Tuesday night in the opening round of the Neosho Holiday Tournament. "We only shot the ball eight times in the first half and that is something we have to improve on," said Monett coach Derrek Uhl. "I thought we played with more intensity in the second half and maintained a good attitude."...
PCHS girls open tournament with victory over Neosho Lady Wildcats (12/28/11)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles used a 20-3 run enroute to defeating Neosho 53-26 in the opening round of the Neosho Holiday Tournament. "I am proud of the way our girls played tonight," said Pierce City coach Tiffany Dirks. "Neosho is a quality program and we did the thing we needed to do to win."...
Purdy Lady Eagles topple Cassville (12/28/11)
The Purdy Lady Eagles picked up a solid 54-38 victory over Cassville to open play in the Neosho Holiday Tournament Tuesday. "We were able to play nine girls multiple minutes tonight and that is huge for our program going forward," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "It takes team effort to win games and that is what I felt we got tonight, a total team effort."...
Pierce City falls to Pea Ridge in SW Holiday Tourney (12/28/11)
A 20-4 hammering in the third period ended Pierce City's comeback hopes, and the Eagles fell to the Pea Ridge Blackhawks, 70-55, in Tuesday night action at the Southwest Holiday Tournament. Wayne Joe Sooter poured in a game-high 28 points for Pierce City, but his efforts were offset by Jacob Hall and Dakota Woodward of the Blackhawks. Hall scored 16 of his team-leading 22 points in the pivotal third quarter, and Woodward pumped in six treys in the first half while scoring 22...
Verona High girls fall short against Halfway (12/28/11)
The Verona Wildcats got off to a slow start against Halfway and fell 53-38 during the second round of the Walnut Grove Holiday Classic. "The girls worked hard, played together as a team but come up a little short," said Verona head coach Ryan Yates. "They are heading in the right direction and continue to get better and learn how to play in their new roles."...
Cubs shock Hannibal in tourney opener (12/28/11)
The Monett Cubs opened the 57th annual Neosho Holiday Tournament with a 63-54 win over previously once-beaten Hannibal Tuesday morning. "This is how you want to begin a tournament," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We got the boys here early and we warmed up and we were ready to go."...
Purdy boys outlast Hollister (12/28/11)
Using clutch defense and opportunistic offense, the Purdy Eagles held on for a 56-51 win over Hollister in the opening round of the Southwest Holiday Tournament in Washburn. Purdy squandered an eight-point lead in the third quarter and watched as the Tigers roared back in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 51-51 with 2:25 remaining in the fourth period...
PC boys winless vs. Patriots (12/28/11)
The East Newton Patriots defeated the Pierce Eagles 66-39 to open the Southwest Holiday Tournament on Monday. The game marked the third time each team had squared off in the past four weeks with the Patriots winning all three meetings. "We have got to play better," said Pierce City head coach Matt Street. "We have had an up and down season and tonight we went down."...
Allen Taylor (12/28/11)
Allen Francis Taylor, age 89, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, at the Lawrence County Manor. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon has conducted local arrangements.
Kathie Sizemore (12/28/11)
Kathie Diane Sizemore, age 61, of Eagle Rock, died on Dec. 25 at her home. Memorial services will be held at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, in Cassville.
Albert Nance (12/28/11)
Albert Nance, age 82, of Cassville, died at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Lonnie McCullough (12/28/11)
Lonnie Eugene McCullough, age 69, of Cassville, died at 6:48 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30 in First Baptist Church, in Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville...
Charles Lyngar (12/28/11)
Charles "Charlie" Dale Lyngar, age 80, of Shell Knob, died at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, in Fohn Funeral Home in Shell Knob.
Velma Koenemann (12/28/11)
Velma C. Koenemann, age 92, passed away on Sunday morning, Dec. 25, 2011 at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Velma was born March 31, 1919 to Louis and Bertha Bracht of Freistatt, Mo. She and husband Alvin were lifelong farmers in the Freistatt community. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alvin; her brother: Melvin Bracht; and sister: Dora Koenemann...
Beatrice Guess (12/28/11)
Beatrice Guess, age 77, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:36 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 in her home. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 in the Marble United Baptist Church in Marble, Ark. Burial will follow in the Liberty Cemetery near Marble...
Edith Gaddy (12/28/11)
Edith Marie Gaddy, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, died on Sunday, Dec. 25. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30 in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery...
James Berziel (12/28/11)
James Freddie Berziel, age 86, of Joplin, died on Monday, Dec. 26, at his home in Joplin. He had been the mayor of Wheaton for several years. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 29, in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial with military honors will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
Mildred Baldwin (12/28/11)
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 29 at McGilley State Line Chapel, the Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 8745 James A. Reed Rd, Kansas City, Mo. 64138...
Monett Library news (12/28/11)
Upcoming events at the Monett Branch Library begin with a Wii Gaming Event at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. The next Teen Night Event will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 and a Family Movie at the Library Event will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012...
Piano students perform at Joplin recital (12/28/11)
Several of Ruth Burnside's piano students, pictured above, performed in the Joplin Piano Teachers' Association Piano Recital, which was held Dec. 11 in Missouri Southern State University's Corley Hall. From left, are Shing Lee, Chelsea Henderson, Anna Sinclair-Hall, Ashley Henderson, Tara Hancock, Myka Masters, Liz Leverich and Daniel Salazar...
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