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Stories from Friday, January 20, 2012

Conservative LawCo budget may squeeze services (01/20/12)
The Lawrence County Commission adopted a $4.3 million spending plan for its 2012 budget following the public hearing on Wednesday. Clerk Gary Emerson described the plan as continuing the conservative strategy that enabled the county to finish 2011 in the black despite projections of a deficit...
Two suspects in car thefts in custody (01/20/12)
Two men are now 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 on Wednesday 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...
School board members to be recognized (01/20/12)
Citizens who serve as members of local school boards will be honored during the last week of January. From Jan. 22 through Jan. 28, the Missouri School Board Association sponsors Board Recognition Week. Area residents are encouraged to recognize the men and women who serve on local school boards...
School district removes house (01/20/12)
Clean-up on the demolition work in the 600 block of Ninth Street in Monett was completed this week. Vaughn Construction won the bid to remove the house purchased south of the E.E. Camp Gymnasium, to expand parking for the R-1 School District. Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann said the district advertised for three different ways to remove the house and only received bids for demolition...
MoDOT announces changes in snow routes (01/20/12)
Drivers in the bi-county area should be aware that some changes have taken place in the way the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans for snow removal. According to Mike Middleton, District 7's maintenance engineer, the recent restructuring of MoDOT offices and resources has benefitted his department...
Students learn of career options during Focus on the Future Day (01/20/12)
The Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett hosted the seventh annual Focus on the Future on Thursday, Jan. 19. Focus on the Future is an opportunity for students to interact and network with representatives from business and industry as well as gather information from colleges and technical schools to assist with future decisions...
Rebel's Bluff to do Woody Allen (01/20/12)
Rebels Bluff Troupe of Mount Vernon will present Woody Allen's comic play "Don't Drink the Water" on Feb. 10, 11 and 12 at the new Mount Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (The MARC). Set in the day of the Iron Curtain, an American family on vacation in an eastern European country gets mistaken for spies. The antics that follow are outrageous as the Hollanders look for a way to get home...
Bi-county soldiers in National Guard unit headed to Mideast (01/20/12)
By Ann Keyes SPRINGFIELD----Soldiers from the Missouri National Guard's Detachment 3, Company I, 185th Theater Aviation Company, which draws soldiers from throughout southwest Missouri, have left for the Middle East. The soldiers said goodbye to friends and family at a departure ceremony in Springfield...
Ugly but beautiful contest held (01/20/12)
An ugly Christmas sweater contest was held in conjunction with Monett High School's annual Christmas dance sponsored by the MHS Parent Support Group. First, second and third place winners were named in boys' and girls' divisions. The winners received gift cards from Walmart, Taco Bell and Monett's B&B Movie Theater. The gift cards were donated by Walmart and the Parent Support Group...
Verona Lady Wildcats shock Monett, 65-61 (01/20/12)
Tournament play can be a coach's friend or worse nightmare. In tournament play, teams are exposed to different playing styles, school sizes and regional matchups that rarely occur can become reality. On Thursday, one of those matchups came to fruition as the Class 1 Verona Lady Wildcats surprised the Class 3 Monett Lady Cubs 65-61 in the Marionville Lady Comet Classic basketball tournament...
Cubs drop close match to Seneca (01/20/12)
The Monett wrestling Cubs dropped a hard fought dual to the visiting Seneca Indians 35-32 Thursday night. "To beat a team like Seneca we needed to score bonus points and not give any up," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "That was the difference in the match. They got bonus points for four pins, even though we had more match victories...
Huge fourth quarter lifts Monett Cubs (01/20/12)
Outscoring the Miami (Okla.) Wardogs 25-2 in the fourth quarter allowed the Monett Cubs to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat Thursday night to open play in the NEO A&M Boys Basketball Tournament. "It was ugly," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We got off to a great start in the first quarter, but struggled on both ends of the floor in the second period."...
MES Students of the Week Jan. 17 (01/20/12)
Monett Elementary has announced Students of the Week for Jan. 17. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Kimberly Rodriguez, Melanie Regalado and Helena Sanchez. Back row: Jacob Finley, Natalie Burnett and Jose Garcia.
Purdy Middle School announces honor roll (01/20/12)
The Purdy Middle School has announced its honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Fifth graders named to the All-A Honor Roll are: Jasmine Canales, Avery Hancock, Isbell Ibarra, Justin McGuirk, Kyler Propps, Hannah Reid, Madison Renkoski, McKenzie Renkoski, Brendan Reynolds, Colby Robbins, Bayleigh Schad, Mason Schallert and Olivia Thomas...
School/Senior Menus Jan. 23-27 (01/20/12)
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: Pancakes, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Chicken tenders. 2. Turkey club wrap. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Betty Williams (01/20/12)
Betty Williams, age 83, of Aurora, died on Thursday, Jan. 12 in the Aurora Nursing Center. She was born to Walter and Anna Friend Fredrick on Jan. 3, 1929 in Monett and was a retired beautician. Survivors include one daughter: Patti Kee, of Aurora; one brother: Dan Fredrick; one sister: Dorthy Ward; one grandson: Justin Kee and several nieces and nephews...
William Poage (01/20/12)
William "Bill" Poage, age 70, of Wentworth, died at 11 a.m. on Jan. 19 at Freeman West in Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial will be in the Pierce City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22 at the funeral home...
Doris Moore (01/20/12)
Doris Moore, age 80, of Cassville, a former Jumping-Jacks employee in Monett, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
John Duncan (01/20/12)
John Paul Duncan, 39, of Monett, passed from this world into the Lord's hands on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born in Ankara, Turkey on July 27, 1972, the son of Paul and Sharon (Spivey) Duncan. He was united in marriage on May 8, 2004 to Wendy Chappel Duncan...
Virginia Bennett (01/20/12)
She was a retired mobile home park manager and a volunteer for the nursing home and Council of the Blind. Virginia is survived by her husband: John; two sons: Rick Kackley, Plano, Texas, and Chuck Kackley, Germany; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren...
Highlandville - CRS Sale's Company: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 01-19-12 (01/20/12)
Public participation key to civilized community (01/20/12)
The closing of filings this week showed a lamentable trend. Fewer people want to run for public office. In one sense, the lack of a stampede shows a greater degree of satisfaction with the job being done on city councils, school boards and road districts. That's good. On the other hand, a lack of new people often reflects an absence of new ideas in the discourse. That's not so good...
Letter to the Editor: Barry Co. 911 vote (01/20/12)
Dear Editor: In regards to the proposed sales tax increase for Barry County E-911, the people of Barry County, including those residing inside the City of Monett, need to act to protect their personal safety. It's easy to assume that if you live inside Monett city limits you won't need these services from the county. ...
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