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Stories from Friday, January 6, 2012

Truck crash near Monett exit on Interstate 44 backs up traffic for miles (01/06/12)
Monett city and rural firefighters joined Freistatt and Mt. Vernon firemen responding at 5:50 p.m on Friday, Jan. 6,to a vehicle crash on Interstate 44. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol,a westbound Sterling tractor trailer, driven by Michael J. ...
Legionnaire of the Year Award to Jon Suit (01/06/12)
Jon Suit, at left, has been named Legionnaire of the Year by Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 in Monett. Suit, who serves as post adjutant, was recognized for outstanding leadership and service for participating in many Post projects.
Crowder celebrates opening of Monett campus (01/06/12)
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Crowder College Monett campus were held Thursday with members of the Monett Area Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders on hand to welcome the new facility. "We are very happy to extend our campus into Monett," said Dr. Herb Schade, vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer of Crowder College. "We had a good start last semester and look forward to more growth."...
Flights at airport follow year-long trend (01/06/12)
The year-long trend of flights at the Monett Municipal Airport continued through the last quarter of 2011. Identified business flights were up sharply while totals for other flights declined. The flight tally for the year dropped but remained the second highest total since the city started keeping records in 2005...
LC tax payments on track (01/06/12)
As 2012 begins, Lawrence County Collector Kelli McVey is pleased with the number of tax returns received by Dec. 31. "We average 92 percent of taxes paid by year's end," McVey said. Real estate valuations rose slightly while personal property assessments dropped...
PC council reviews insurance bids (01/06/12)
In a special meeting of the Pierce City Board of Aldermen council members reviewed bids for worker's compensation, employee health and liability insurance. The meeting took place on Dec. 29. Two bids came in on the worker's compensation offer. The first was from the city's current provider, Missouri Employers Mutual, in the amount of $8,496.16, and the second was from Midwest Public Risk, at a cost of $6,953...
MV attorney named to state commission (01/06/12)
Mt. Vernon attorney John Cowherd has been named by Governor Jay Nixon to the Missouri Water Commission. The Missouri Water Commission is a seven-member citizen's board appointed by the governor and confirmed by the State Senate. The mission of the commission is to conserve water in the state, protect, maintain and improve water quality for public supplies and those used for domestic, agricultural, industrial and recreational purposes...
Glorious winter sunset (01/06/12)
Reception honors retiring employees (01/06/12)
A reception to honor several retiring employees of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department is scheduled to take place from 1 until 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13 in the training room on the lower level of the Lawrence County Justice Center, located at 240 N. Main in Mt. Vernon...
RRSP hosts successful First Day Hike (01/06/12)
Over 30 individuals took part in Roaring River State Park's inaugural First Day Hike on Sunday. Kerry Hays, park assistant superintendent, guided the hiking tour to Devil's Kitchen on New Year's Day. "We were very happy with the turnout," said Hays. "The hike went very well. We ended up having one group, a family group, who participated by themselves, but we caught up to them throughout the hike and offered them information."...
Recognized at board of education meeting (01/06/12)
The Monett High School students, pictured above, were recognized at the October board of education meeting for outstanding improvement in reading. From left, are: Tim Curry and Garrett Stadter. Not present for the picture were Latisha Gass, Michelle Ingle and Logan Morris...
PSU students participate in national conference (01/06/12)
Students in Pittsburg State University's metal casing program recently took part in a national conference that awarded some with sizeable scholarships. In late November, engineering technology Professors Russ Rosmait and Jacob Lehman escorted a group of six engineering technology students to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) College Industry Career Conference in Chicago, Ill. ...
Area School Menus/Senior Citizens Menus 1-9-1-13 (01/06/12)
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: Cinnamon glazed French toast, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Spiral pig in a blanket. 2. Sloppy Joe. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG bread sticks...
Darrell Sligar (01/06/12)
Darrell L. Sligar, age 71, of Monett, passed away peacefully on Jan. 4, 2012 at KU Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Darrell was born on Oct. 23, 1940, in Topeka, Kan., to Roma Montgomery Sligar and Elwood Sligar. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1963 with a master's degree in education. After graduation he had a career as a math teacher and high school principal in Valley Falls, Seneca, and Phillipsburg, Kan...
James Nolan (01/06/12)
James (Jim) Nolan, age 77, of Monett, died at 3:31 p.m. on Jan. 5 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. For funeral arrangements and full obituary, visit www.bennettwormington.com.
Stephen Howerton (01/06/12)
Stephen Michael Howerton, 44, of Monett passed away on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at his home. He was born on Sept. 25, 1967 in Monett, the son of John and Kathy (Owens) Howerton. He was united in marriage on Sept. 26, 2006 to Diane Long. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and an avid fisherman...
Elsie Allen (01/06/12)
Elsie Allen, age 87, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Pierce City, Mo., passed away on Wednesday evening, Jan. 4, 2012 at the Ozarks Community Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Elsie was born on April 7, 1924 in Mt. Vernon, Mo., the daughter of the late Rodney Dale Kirby and Sarah Jane (Williams) Kirby...
Joplin- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Special Wean-Vac and Source Verified Feeder Cattle Report for 1/5/2012 (01/06/12)
Diamond - TS Whites Sheep and Goat Sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 01-05-12 (01/06/12)
"1:World" initiative (01/06/12)
This week, the Monett R-1 School District marked a huge milestone when it launched its innovative "1:World" initiative. On Tuesday night, Monett High School was the site of a huge celebration as the school handed out over 600 computers to its students. Through the initiative, the R-1 School Board has made a sizable investment in the education of its young people by providing funding for the purchase of laptops for every high school student in ninth through 12th grades...
Monett's 1:World (01/06/12)
This week, the Monett R-1 School District marked a huge milestone when it launched its innovative "1:World" initiative. On Tuesday night, Monett High School was the site of a huge celebration as the school handed out over 600 computers to its students. Through the program, the R-1 School Board has made a sizable investment in the education of its young people by providing funding for the purchase of laptops for every high school student in ninth through 12th grades...
Winter panic (01/06/12)
It hardly seems like winter with January in the 60s, like we've had this week. Yet any day now, our fortunes will reverse and the white stuff will come falling from the sky. So first, this seems like a sensible time to think about dealing with winter. When winter becomes reduced to an occasional phenomena instead of an every day occurrence, it becomes rather hard to take seriously...
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