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Stories from Thursday, January 19, 2012

Alleged car thief apprehended (01/19/12)
One man is in custody at the Barry County Jail in connection with a series of car thefts that have occurred over recent weeks in the Barry and Lawrence County areas. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly said Kyle Filbeck, 19, of Galena, was captured as a result of a tip through the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers and was arrested by Stone County authorities at the home of his grandmother...
Monett Main Street plans major meeting (01/19/12)
Monett's Main Street program, continuing in conjunction with the Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (DREAM) Initiative, will have a major meeting on Jan. 26 to discuss a work plan for the year. Members of all the committees formed under the Main Street program will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the chamber's community meeting room at 200 E. Broadway, off the Second Street entrance. Anyone interested in downtown Monett is welcome...
Fewer birds sighted at Roaring River (01/19/12)
Roaring River State Park employees completed their annual bird count on Jan. 11. During tours of the park, staff members counted 500 fewer birds living around the trout stream this year. "Roaring River is still a great place to view birds because of all of the natural land," said Tim Smith, park naturalist. "We have the free flowing water that doesn't freeze anytime during the year and offers birds unlimited access to fresh water...
Victim's advocate named (01/19/12)
Lawrence County now has a new victim's advocate at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department. Kim Bishop-Jones was named to the position following the retirement of Pauline Gage, who had served in that capacity since 2005. Bishop-Jones had served as a volunteer with the Lawrence County program since 2007...
Purdy Board receives upbeat audit (01/19/12)
Reports on the annual audit and the special services program provided the major portion of Purdy R-2 Board of Education's January meeting. Superintendent Jerry Lingo presented details of the 2010-11 school year audit, completed by the Springfield accounting firm of Davis, Lynn and Moots. The clean audit had no non-compliance notices...
Monett Council to tackle big agenda (01/19/12)
The Monett City Council has five items scheduled for emergency consideration at the January regular meeting on Friday. Council members plan to terminate the lease with Shawn Hines for the gymnastics center at 2150 Park St. In other action, a lease agreement is scheduled to be signed with the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri for the Monett Community Building at 100 S. Maple...
MES second grade teacher wins monthly award (01/19/12)
"Challenge" is a word that was used frequently in a letter nominating Misty Calhoun for the Teacher of the Month award sponsored by EFCO, a Pella company, and The Monett Times. Last week, it was announced that Calhoun won the teaching recognition for the month of December during an assembly at Monett Elementary School. ...
PC grad is Soldier of the Year (01/19/12)
United States Army Garrison Fort Hamilton selected Spc. John J. "Jay" Denney, chaplain assistant, as the 2011 Soldier of the Year. Denney was recognized on Dec. 1, 2011, at the Association for the United States Army Greater New York Statue of Liberty Chapter NCO and Soldier of the Year dinner. Denney is a former Pierce City and Monett resident. He graduated from Pierce City High School in 1989...
Purdy alumna takes leading role in hospital expansion (01/19/12)
Purdy High School alumni April Bennett, assistant director of comprehensive care at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, is taking a lead role in an expansion program that will add 58 new beds to the facility. "In response to the May 22, 2011, tornado, we have fast-tracked this project in order to better serve the needs of the community," Bennett said. "It's an exciting time at Freeman."...
Area farmer to chair national committee (01/19/12)
Glen Cope, of Aurora, has been named chairman of the national Farm Bureau's Young Farmer and Rancher Committee for 2012. Cope said he hopes to encourage young farmers to be more active in countering misconceptions about agriculture. "We should be playing a bigger part in helping consumers better understand the benefits of biotechnology and making them more aware of how farmers truly care for their animals," Cope said...
Honored in their retirement (01/19/12)
A reception to honor several retiring employees of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department was held Friday at the Lawrence County Justice Center in Mt. Vernon. Each one was honored for their service and dedication to their jobs and the citizens of the community. They were also awarded a plaque of appreciation, a deputy's patch and an honorary badge...
PURDY JV SQUAD WINS TOURNAMENT (01/19/12)
The Purdy junior varsity boys basketball team, pictured above, claimed first place in the Morrisville Tournament on Jan. 7. by defeating Skyline for the championship. In the front row, from left, are: Andrew McCormack, Brayden Jones, Robby Moody and Tyler Scott. Second row: coach Tommy Egan, Josh Antle, Keevin Walker, Kelton Mattingly, Austin Hancock, Lucas Ridenour, Alex Mareth and coach Chris Branstetter...
Monett freshmen continue to roll (01/19/12)
The Monett Cubs freshman team improved to 9-1 on the season with a 29-21 victory over Mt. Vernon last Thursday. The Mountaineers led 5-4 at the end of the first quarter and 15-11 at halftime. Monett outscored Mt. Vernon 18-6 in the second half to secure the victory...
Purdy handles Miller, 55-17 (01/19/12)
The Purdy Lady Eagles routed Miller 55-17 Monday night to open play in the Stockton Tournament. "Defensively, we are doing well," said Purdy coach Grant Young. "We really have to add to our scoring and become more consistent outside. We need to attack and get rhythm before taking quick outside shots."...
Verona Lady Wildcats fall to Pleasant Hope (01/19/12)
The Verona Lady Wildcats fell 61-42 in the opening round of the Marionville Lady Comet Classic Tuesday night. "We got out to a slow start and could not recover," said Verona coach Ryan Yates. "We have work to do. We need to keep improving in order to get better."...
MMS Cubs continue outstanding season (01/19/12)
The Monett Middle School Cubs eighth grade boys basketball team continued its great season with a 38-34 overtime victory against Marionville Tuesday night. "We came out pretty sluggishly and compounded the problem by getting into foul trouble," said eighth grade coach Matthew Anderson. "The kids responded in the fourth quarter and overtime by hitting some key shots and also going five of seven on free throws in the extra frame. Jonah Paszek and Logan Coones really carried us offensively."...
Fisher ready to rebuild the Rams (01/19/12)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- About a month and a half ago, Jeff Fisher began scouting teams that were likely to have coaching vacancies. Watching video of the St. Louis Rams as they wound up a depressing three-year run under Steve Spagnuolo, Fisher saw potential...
Monett drops a pair of hardwood battles (01/19/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs fell 75-18 to the Ash Grove Lady Pirates Monday night to open play in the Marionville Lady Comet Classic basketball tournament. The Lady Cubs were taken out of the game early as a result of 12 first quarter turnovers and the sharp shooting of the Ash Grove line-up...
MHS wrestlers take seventh at Branson meet (01/19/12)
The Monett wrestling Cubs took seventh place in the 16-team field at the Branson wrestling tournament on Saturday. "We had a good week of wrestling, beating Carl Junction and Nixa and placing in the top half of the Branson tournament," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. ...
Pierce City earns a split with Seneca Indians (01/19/12)
The Pierce City girls and boys basketball teams split games with Seneca on Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles used two big scoring runs at the beginning of each half to put away the Lady Indians 61-45 in the first game of the night. The Pierce City ladies jumped out to 10-0 lead before Seneca scored a point. ...
Edwin Williams (01/19/12)
Edwin "Leon" Williams, age 74, of Washburn, died at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with full military honors will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn...
Clarence Wendt (01/19/12)
Clarence Jackson Wendt, age 78, of Monett, known to most as "Jack" or "Papa," passed from this life to the next on Jan. 17, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. due to complications from surgery. Jack was born on Nov. 16, 1933 to the late Clifton Ulysses Wendt and late Goldie Irene Wendt...
Laurie Philbin (01/19/12)
Laurie Marie Philbin, age 36, of Monett, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012 at Benchmark Healthcare following a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Laurie was the most dedicated, compassionate, loving, giving, good-hearted LPN at Benchmark Healthcare for over 16 years. Nursing was not just what she did, it was who she was. She will be dearly missed by family, friends, co-workers and church family...
Katherine Berry (01/19/12)
Katherine M. Berry, age 77, of Exeter, died at 2:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction Close for 1/18/12 (01/19/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 1/18/12 (01/19/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 01/20/12 (01/19/12)
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