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Stories from Monday, January 9, 2012

Sheriff on the hunt for brash car thieves (01/09/12)
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly and several deputies are on the hunt for at least two young men who went on a car theft binge last week. Epperly said his department received a call Wednesday about a vehicle that had been stolen from the Pierce City area that was being used to run through fences in the McDowell area...
R-1 administrators outline building improvement plans (01/09/12)
Reports on the A+ program at Monett High School and how other campuses in the Monett R-1 School District plan to improve operations were given at the December meeting of the Monett R-1 Board of Education. David Miller, high school assistant principal, reported that the A+ program has enabled Monett High School to expand curriculum, reduce the dropout rate and assure that students will leave school with marketable job skills. ...
Monett's young blanket diva delivers (01/09/12)
Monett seventh grader Sydney Blair Sebastian has delivered on her promise to provide blankets to children in the Joplin area affected by the May 22, 2011, tornado. The enterprising and compassionate young woman created 50 blankets and was able to present them to Joplin area children in conjunction with Eastmorland Elementary School's Christmas program on Dec. 15, 2011...
Local men join Mo. National Guard (01/09/12)
Three local men have enlisted with the Missouri National Guard. Jared Luke Kaler, of Monett, has enlisted to serve with Company D of the recruit sustainment program in Springfield. Through the program, Kaler will learn basic Army skills and values and become more familiar with his role as a soldier in the Missouri Army National Guard...
Drivers hurt in crashes (01/09/12)
A Shell Knob woman was injured Saturday in a two-vehicle wreck on Highway 39 about nine miles north of Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 10:15 a.m. when the driver of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, Constance N, Figgins, 62, of Shell Knob, crossed the center line and sideswiped a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Essenia E, Bonilla, 30, of Shell Knob...
Fiery crash backs up I-44 traffic (01/09/12)
Monett, Freistatt and Mt. Vernon firemen responded to a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 44 at 5:50 p.m on Friday, Jan. 6. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a westbound Sterling tractor-trailer, driven by Michael J. Braun, 26, of Springfield, blew a tire on the interstate two miles west of Mt. ...
Monett Cubs wrestling completes busy week (01/09/12)
The Monett Cubs entered the new year's wrestling grind with a tournament and triangular dual. On Saturday, Monett High School hosted 12 schools in the 40th annual Monett Wrestling Tournament. Southmoore High School (Okla.) won the tournament, scoring 124.5 points. Willard finished second with 112 points, and Harrisonville was third with 84. Monett took seventh with 61.5...
Pierce City girls top Purdy Lady Eagles (01/09/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles topped Purdy 63-56 in Friday night varsity basketball action. "Our defense played amazing tonight," said Pierce City coach Tiffany Dirks. "We were able to control the pace of the game. This is the best the girls have played all season. I think we are coming together at the right time."...
TJ overruns Verona (01/09/12)
The Thomas Jefferson Cavaliers blitzed the Verona Wildcats in the first quarter of Friday night's varsity basketball game and held on for a 44-30 victory. The Cavaliers raced out to a 10-0 lead before the Wildcats' Cody Ernsberger ended the run. Verona trailed 18-4 at the conclusion of the first quarter...
Purdy Eagles beat Spokane to claim Miller tourney title (01/09/12)
The Purdy Eagles won the Miller Invitational Tournament Saturday with a 46-41 victory over Spokane. "This is an exciting time for our program to be able to win the Miller Tournament," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "It was a hard fought game against a well-coached and disciplined Spokane team. We thought the scoring would have to be in the 60's for us to have the advantage. It was very encouraging to find a way to win in a low-scoring, defensive struggle."...
Mt. Vernon cages Cubs (01/09/12)
The Monett Cubs had the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers on the ropes for the first 16 minutes of play Friday night, but in the second half, it was all Mountaineers and Monett fell 53-37. The score was tied after the end of the first period at 11-11. Monett's pressure defense helped the Cubs take a 20-18 lead into intermission...
Purdy downs Sarcoxie 78-66 (01/09/12)
The Purdy Eagles advanced to the semi-finals of the Miller Invitational Tournament Thursday night with a 78-66 victory over Sarcoxie. The Eagles jumped out to a 26-15 lead in the first quarter and cruised into halftime with a 43-20 advantage. Each team scored 19 points in the third period, and Sarcoxie outpaced Purdy 27-16 in the fourth quarter...
Monett Lady Cubs dominate Diamond for first win (01/09/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs scored the game's first 8 points and never trailed as they defeated Diamond 41-27 to earn their first victory of the season and snap a 14-game losing skid dating back to last year. "Our girls played a great game tonight," said Monett coach Derrek Uhl. "We attacked with confidence and hit our jump shots. It was nice to see the girls finish once they got to the rack."...
Pierce City rolls over Greenfield (01/09/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles basketball team (8-4, 1-0) has ripped off three straight victories, including a 67-50 rout of Greenfield Tuesday night. "We looked sluggish on defense last night, but after the long week, I expected that our legs may be tired," said Pierce City coach Tiffany Dirks. "We executed our offense very well last night. Greenfield is a good team that has been well coached. I was happy with our first conference win, and we look to continue to improve throughout this month."...
Freda Salsman (01/09/12)
Freda Irene Salsman, age 86, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Irene was born on May 3, 1925 in Ritchey, Mo., the fourth child born to Albert Hatfield and Eula (Nimmo) Hatfield...
Dora Oliver (01/09/12)
Dora Moore Oliver, age 88, of Pierce City, died at 11:50 a.m. on Jan. 7 at Ozarks Community Hospital in Springfield. Rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10 with visitation to follow at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pierce City Cemetery...
James Nolan (01/09/12)
James Edsal Nolan, age 77, of Monett, passed away at 3:31 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Dec. 15, 1934 in Monett, the son of the late James Alfred and Mary (Weaver) Nolan. He was united in marriage on July 24, 1953 in Monett to Barbara Bowman, she survives...
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