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Stories from Friday, January 13, 2012

Car thieves getting bolder (01/13/12)
People in both Barry and Lawrence counties are being plagued by car thefts, and law enforcement officials are hunting for the men they believe are responsible. The most recent in the series of thefts was a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, stolen from the Butterfield area. The car was set on fire and left in a residential neighborhood in Monett...
Y construction is on schedule (01/13/12)
Purdy community fund established (01/13/12)
"Renewing community by uncovering hidden resources" is the mission of the newly established Purdy Renewal Project Fund. The new fund will help support community projects in Purdy in cooperation with the Monett Area Community Foundation, which is an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks...
Girl Scouts will be selling cookies door to door (01/13/12)
Girl Scouts began their annual door-to-door cookie sales on Jan. 6. This year marks the centennial anniversary of Girl Scouts. Leah Camp is a local Girl Scout Troop leader of Troop #70376. "I have 20 girls in my troop," said Camp, "and last year proved to be a very successful year with cookie sales. The troop sold $18,000 worth of cookies, which equals 4,500 boxes."...
Industry leaders hear from WIB head (01/13/12)
Monett industrial leaders heard about the efforts of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) supporting local employment during the quarterly meeting of the Monett Industry Council. Jason Jones, executive director for WIB, focused on the organization's role in the Missouri Career Center. There are two facilities operating in the seven-county southwest Missouri area, with offices in Monett and Joplin...
It's cold out here (01/13/12)
This Muscovy Duck, along with several other of his lakemates at Monett's South Park, were trying to weather the combination of overnight snow and dropping temperatures that left these feathered friends out in the cold yesterday. [Times Photo by Melonie Roberts]...
Knights make donation (01/13/12)
Monett Knights of Columbus Council #1075 presented a check to Arc of the Ozarks for $345.16, representing proceeds from the chapter's recent Tootsie Roll fundraiser. The presentation was made Wednesday. Pictured above, from left are: Arc secretary Stacey Rice; Carolyn Randall; Richard McNerney, drive chairman; and Al Dohmen, Grand Knight...
Workshop board hears jobs report (01/13/12)
The Board of Directors of the Monett Area Extended Employment Workshop heard about jobs for employees at the January meeting. Director Mica Plummer said the volume of work for employees has decreased. She credited recycling programs in other small communities for reducing the amount of cardboard coming into the Workshop...
BADD chapter forms (01/13/12)
A Monett chapter of Bikers Against Dumb Drivers (BADD) recently organized. The other southwest Missouri chapter is in Springfield. Members participate in providing an honor guard for veterans with the Patriot Guard. They provided a flag line, shown above, for the funeral of Marine Corps veteran Steven M. ...
Ice-covered roads lead to crashes (01/13/12)
A Monett woman sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck took place on Farm Road 1090 about one-10th of a mile north of County Road 2010 when the driver of a 2004 Oldsmobile Alero, Karemae S. Marbut, 48, of Monett, lost control of the vehicle on an ice-covered road, ran off the roadway and overturned...
Road district election filings are very sparse (01/13/12)
Very few people have filed for open positions on road district commissions in the bi-county area. No one has yet filed for the open three-year seat on the Verona Benefit Special Road District. The open seat is presently held by Allen Carr. Incumbents have filed for re-election in the other nearby Lawrence County road districts. ...
Election filing period winds down (01/13/12)
By Murray Bishoff A number of positions remain vacant in the final days of filings for the April 3 election. Candidates have emerged for most positions, creating several contests. Filings close at 5 p.m. on Jan. 17. No additional candidates have filed for the Monett R-1 Board of Education after the first day. ...
Aurora dispatches Monett Lady Cubs (01/13/12)
The Aurora Lady Houn' Dawgs ended the Monett Lady Cubs two-game winning streak with a 61-23 victory Thursday night. After a rough start to the season, the Lady Cubs earned victories over Diamond and Carl Junction and were seeking to improve to 2-0 in Big 8 conference play when they traveled to Aurora...
Verona claims sweep of Hurley (01/13/12)
The Verona Wildcats and Lady Wildcats defended home court and earned victories over Hurley Thursday night. The Wildcats held off the Tigers 57-50, improving to 7-6 and ending a four-game losing skid. "It wasn't pretty, but we'll take it," said Verona head coach Brad Stewart. "We switched from a zone pressure in the first half to a man-to-man defense in the second half and that proved to be the difference."...
Purdy team spirit squad (01/13/12)
Cheering the Eagles to victory. The 2012 Purdy High School cheerleading squad is pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Careya Garcia, Avery McCord and Esmeralda Perez. Second row: Viri Aldava, Dani Wieferich, Micaela Adams, Katie Clay and Echo the Eagle Lucas White. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]...
Monett wrestlers shine at Ozark (01/13/12)
Thirty-four Monett Youth Club wrestlers parrticipated in the Ozark Open Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Tournament champions for Monett were: Ethan Umfleet, Joseph Semerad, Jace Stowe, Elias Barriento, Gunnar Bradley, Joel Barrientos, Ashton Massardo, Carlos Cordova and Eric Welch...
Cubs fall on the road (01/13/12)
The Monett Cubs basketball team couldn't maintain a quick start Monday night, falling 51-39 to Marion C. Early in Morrisville. "I thought we did some good things in the first quarter," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We let the zone hurt us again in the second quarter and never could sustain a run to have a chance. Marion was very physical and at times I was disappointed with the way we handled it. We have to find a way to play better against a zone."...
MMS continues hot start (01/13/12)
The Monett Middle School seventh and eighth grade basketball teams continued their hot start to the season, picking up multiple victories in the past week. On Friday, the seventh grade Cubs earned a 42-33 victory over East Newton to claim the Cassville Tournament championship...
Last second shot lifts Pierce City (01/13/12)
Pierce City's Colin Garner drained a 15-foot jump shot as time expired to help the Eagles secure a 43-42 victory Tuesday night over College Heights. "The boys did a good job of digging deep and getting a big win tonight," said Pierce City coach Matt Street. "We are a very young team. Anytime you can earn a win when you have to erase a deficit, it helps your team build confidence."...
Purdy basketball splits with Seneca (01/13/12)
The Purdy basketball squads split games with the Seneca Indians Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles started out slow and fell behind 10-1 but recovered for a commanding 73-42 victory over the Lady Indians. "In each of our last four games, we have started slow and dug ourselves into a hole," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "Seneca came out on fire. I thought we did a good job of responding, and once we got rolling, we played pretty well."...
Southwest tops Verona in tilts (01/13/12)
The Verona Wildcats missed their chance to stay atop the Ozark 7 Conference standings. Brad Stewart's club traveled to Washburn on Tuesday night for a showdown with the Southwest Trojans and led by a dozen points late in the second quarter before the Trojans mounted a comeback and defeated Verona 65-58...
Monett rallies past Carl Junction (01/13/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs won a thrilling come-from-behind 47-43 bout against Carl Junction, marking the Lady Cubs' second consecutive victory. Monett improves to 2-13 overall and 1-0 in the Big 8 Conference with the win. The Lady Bulldogs had already dispatched Monett twice this season in area tournaments and were looking to make it three straight over the Lady Cubs...
MIS sixth grade Cubs of the Month (01/13/12)
Monett Intermediate School has announced the sixth grade Cubs of the Month for November. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Bradley Hudson, Brian Agans and Brooke LeMaster. Back row: Kaitlyn Anderson, Paola Canales and Kaylee George. No present for the picture was Misael Moreno...
MIS fifth grade Cubs of the Month (01/13/12)
Monett Intermediate School has announced the fifth grade Cubs of the Month for November. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Tyleigh Allcock, Austin Vollmer and Savannah Hernandez. Back row: Yasmin Serrano, Haylee DeLeon, Trevor Rash, Levi Kuhnert and Timmy Yates...
MES Students of the Week Jan. 9 (01/13/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Jan. 9. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Courtney Nichols, Grason Mahl and Matthew Burdett. Back row: Corbin McCully, Leslie Quiquivix and Joshua Remington.
Purdy High announces honor roll (01/13/12)
Students named to the A and B honor rolls at Purdy High School for the second quarter have been announced. Named to the A honor roll from the senior class were: Kristyn Cornman, Alejandra Gomez, Rachael Neill, Garen Nelson, Quinlan O'Hagan, Vanessa Ortega, Addy Roller, Nathan Wolf and Judy Yang...
MHS speech and debate team competes in CJ tournament (01/13/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Carl Junction novice/second year sophomore speech and debate tournament on Dec. 16 and 17, 2011. The following students advanced to semi-finals: Kenny Mobley, Tanesha Eden, Bailey Harris and Brianna Salas, prose; Sam Martinez, dramatic interpretation; Hunter Williams and Tom Younker, oratory; Ronnie Hearn and Angelina Ortez, storytelling; Jarrett Johnson and Tarek Masri, extemporaneous speaking; Taylor Renfro, humorous interpretation; Kiersten Harper, poetry; Kara Hopkins and Sabrina Bennett and Baily Harris and Jade Ingle, duet acting; and Polet Rodriguez, radio.. ...
Area School/Senior menus for Jan. 16-20 (01/13/12)
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 - No School. Tuesday - Breakfast: Colby egg omelet, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Cheeseburger. 2. Mozzarella dunkers. 3. Fajita chicken chef salad w/WG tortilla chips...
Morgan Weldy (01/13/12)
Morgan Wayne Weldy, age 87, of Aurora, died at 11:56 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial, with full military honors, will follow at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Rodney Oliver (01/13/12)
Rodney Lee "Rod" Oliver, age 62, of Exeter, died at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cassville, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial with military honors will be in Goodnight Cemetery, Purdy...
Norwood - Producers Auction Yards: Special Dairy Heifer Sale for 1/12/12 (01/13/12)
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 1/11/12 (01/13/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 1/11/12 (01/13/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 01/13/12 (01/13/12)
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