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Stories from Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mocha Jo's to host Idol contest (01/05/12)
The third annual Mocha Jo's Idol contest is slated to begin on Saturday, Jan. 14. The contest is designed to be a fun event to give local talent an opportunity to sing on the Mocha Jo's stage. Any amateur singer, age 13 or older, is eligible to compete. ...
Leadership program offered in Mt. Vernon (01/05/12)
Concerned by citizen apathy, a group of local leaders has launched the Leaders Lead Locally Institute (LLLI) in Mt. Vernon. LLLI will bring together exceptional emerging leaders with known exceptional leaders to face key challenges in leadership. "Building Bridges for Legacy Leadership is the five-word expression this leadership institute uses to present the community our vision and values," said Rabbi D. F. Eukel, chairman...
Holiday marked by meth arrests (01/05/12)
Last Friday, deputies discovered a meth lab in the area of Highway 97 and Lawrence 2030. This is the second meth lab to be found in that area over a two-week period. Early Saturday morning, deputies were hard at work again, this time with the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Laptop launch is celebrated at MHS (01/05/12)
The biggest crowd since graduation packed into the Monett High School gym on Tuesday night for the roll-out of individual laptop computers for all the students. Pumped-up music, cheerleaders throwing T-shirts into the stands and speeches kicked off the event...
400 miles of wire (01/05/12)
Crews for the Monett Electric Department began dismantling and packing up the lighting displays for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Festival of Lights on Tuesday. Colleting all the electrical wiring was the first step in the process. Crew members Dusty Feud, at left, and Charles Perez, at right, put an armload from one of the displays on the truck. ...
Mocha Jo's to host Idol contest (01/05/12)
The third annual Mocha Jo's Idol contest is slated to begin on Saturday, Jan. 14. The contest is designed to be a fun event to give local talent an opportunity to sing on the Mocha Jo's stage. Any amateur singer, age 13 or older, is eligible to compete. ...
Holiday marked by meth arrests (01/05/12)
Last Friday, deputies discovered a meth lab in the area of Highway 97 and Lawrence 2030. This is the second meth lab to be found in that area over a two-week period. Early Saturday morning, deputies were hard at work again, this time with the Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Verona aldermen discuss building (01/05/12)
A Verona business owner is at loggerheads with the Verona City Council concerning the side of his building that abutted the old Verona City Hall building. The ceiling of the former city hall collapsed and the building was subsequently declared unsafe, prompting then-Mayor Roy Snyder and aldermen to seek bids to have the building demolished, along with the old fire house, which was also declared a dangerous building...
Drury's music therapy program receives grant (01/05/12)
For the eighth consecutive year, Dr. Michael Cassity, Drury University professor of graduate music therapy studies, has received a grant from the Lawrence and Barry County Tax Boards for the Developmentally Disabled to provide music therapy to residents in those areas...
Drug raid nets pair of arrests (01/05/12)
Two Monett men have been arrested on drug-related charges following the execution of a search warrant at a single family home at 103 Pearl St. in Monett on Dec. 29, 2011. According to Police Chief Tim Schweder, 13 officers and a reserve officer executed the search warrant. Detective George Daoud's affidavit indicated officers were searching for suspected controlled substances, paraphernalia and weapons...
Darrell Sligar (01/05/12)
Darrell Sligar, age 71, of Monett, died on Jan. 4 at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Plans are incomplete under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Una Schmidly (01/05/12)
Una Marie Schmidly, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:55 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at the Harvey Cemetery near LaRussell. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, in the funeral home chapel...
Margaret Newton (01/05/12)
Margaret J. Newton, age 79, of Springfield, formerly of Monett, died on Jan. 3 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Margaret Newton was born on July 9, 1932 in Frederick, Okla. to Leon A. Dickey and Mary Steeds. Margaret's grandfather, William A. Steeds, with his family had left Somerset County, England in the 1850's and sailed a stormy March Atlantic to bring his red-haired brood to a new world of opportunity, first as a landholder in Michigan, then Texas then Oklahoma...
Jo Davis (01/05/12)
Jo V. Davis, of Clarksville, Ind., age 80, died on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was born in Sarcoxie, Mo., and was a retired pre-school educator for The Temple Trager Early Childhood Education Center in Louisville. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #340 for over 50 years...
Elsie Allen (01/05/12)
Elsie Allen, age 87, of Monett, formerly of Pierce City, died on Jan. 4 at Ozarks Community Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett. Visitation will follow. Arrangements are under the care of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 1/04/12 (01/05/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 1/4/12 (01/05/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 01/06/12 (01/05/12)
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