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Stories from Friday, February 3, 2012

Chamber plans for spring activities (02/03/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors made plans for spring activities during its January meeting. The most time was spent focusing on the annual membership meeting, which will be held on Thursday, March 8 at the Southwest Area Career Center. Tickets will cost $20 and go on sale next week...
Mt. Vernon's seniors overwhelm Monett's youth (02/03/12)
The youthful Monett Lady Cubs basketball team fell 60-24 to a seasoned and senior laden Mt. Vernon squad on Thursday night. The differences between the two squads couldn't have been more glaring. Mt. Vernon's lineup featured a squad of five seniors who combined for three consecutive Big 8 Conference and District titles and one state championship, compared to a Monett lineup that contained one returning starter, a junior, two sophomores and a freshman...
Broadway Nights goes quarterly (02/03/12)
Downtown merchants have decided to make Broadway Nights a quarterly event in Monett. At a meeting this week, business operators who have stayed open for extended hours on the second Friday of the month voted to scale back and have a bigger promotion four times during the year...
Celebration Tea supports Loaves and Fishes (02/03/12)
The fifth annual Celebration Tea was held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Hostesses and co-hostesses for the event are pictured above.
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Verona still seeks new police chief (02/03/12)
The City of Verona is still looking for a police chief. Aldermen reviewed approximately 30 applications following a recent job posting for the position, with many of those coming from out of state. Council members chose five applicants to interview for the post but ultimately decided to continue their search...
E-911 tax to be decided Tuesday (02/03/12)
By Lindsay Reed On Tuesday, Barry County voters will go to the polls to decide a one-eighth of a cent sales tax to support county emergency services. Jon Horner, Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board chairman, has indicated that Barry County E-911 only has enough cash to operate until December of this year...
Candidates for city office share their vision for Monett (02/03/12)
On Tuesday, Monett voters will have their first chance to vote on candidates for the Monett City Council. Two candidates are running for mayor and three are running for city commissioner. The election will be held on April 3. The primary is mandated by state law but all five will appear on the April ballot...
School making room through demolitions (02/03/12)
Demoltion equipment for Olen Morris began taking out the two houses purchased by the Monett R-1 School District today, located on the west side of Eighth Street, across from the Monett Middle School...
PCHS advances to tourney final (02/03/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles advanced to the championship game of the McAuley Lady Warrior Classic Thursday night. The top seeded Lady Eagles downed Miller 49-37. Pierce City began its game on a 16-5 run through the first quarter and led 29-15 at halftime...
Monett Cubs wrestling gets past Joplin (02/03/12)
The Monett Cubs wrestling team earned a hard fought 46-34 victory over Joplin Thursday night. The Cubs improved to 7-6 in duals on the year. "There were lots of forfeits on both sides so it was pretty quick night," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "The contest only lasted 45 minutes. We are hoping to get healthy for the weekends tournament and hopefully we can build some momentum into the district tournament."...
One thousand points and counting (02/03/12)
Boys at Verona High School have two choices when it comes to athletics: track or basketball. Luckily for Wesley Kissinger, the latter has always been his passion. "I grew up liking basketball. It kind of worked out, because you don't have many choices in Verona," said the senior guard. "I have played since I was in the third grade and have always enjoyed the game."...
Monett wrestling falls to Bolivar (02/03/12)
The Monett wrestling Cubs fell 54-16 to Bolivar Tuesday night. "We wrestled good in spots and are continuing to improve every day," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "Bolivar is pretty tough in every weight class. I expect us to respond in a positive way in our next dual."...
Dean's lists announced (02/03/12)
Crowder College Crowder College has announced the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average for the semester and take 12 or more hours to be named. Area students named to the honor are: Angus Akin, Kelly Ballew, Candice Francisco, Crystal Mourning, Shannon Patrick and Rebecca Simpson, all of Aurora; Ramon Barrientos and Bryanna Stewart, of Butterfield...
Area School/Senior Menus for Feb. 6-10 (02/03/12)
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: Waffles, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Chicken fries. 2. Corn dog. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Earl Telschow (02/03/12)
Earl T. Telschow, age 81, of Freistatt, passed away at 10:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 at the Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center in Crane. Earl was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Mellen, Wis., the son of Elmer Telschow and Mathilda (Nolde) Telschow. Earl was baptized as a child of God as an infant, and he confirmed his faith in God at the age of 14. He graduated from Marengo Community High School in Marengo, Ill...
Damian Littler (02/03/12)
Damian Allan Littler, infant son of Travis Allan Littler and Charlotte Ann Buttrum, died at 1:15 a.m., on Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Cox Monett Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Philip Elliot (02/03/12)
Philip D. Elliot, age 97, of Aurora, died on Jan. 31 at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. The service celebrating the life of Phil Elliot, under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be at Southside Baptist Church in Aurora, at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Mahala Baker (02/03/12)
Mahala "Jean" Baker, age 92, of Mt. Vernon died at 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 2 in her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Mt. Vernon City Cemetery. Friends may visit the funeral home on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m...
Diamond MO.-TS Whites Sheep and Goat Sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 02/02/12 (02/03/12)
The value of encouragement (02/03/12)
Young people seldom think about what kind of impact they have on other people. They are keenly aware of being accepted or not in any given situation. But after that, most young people are too busy thinking about what to do next than wondering about what they've done, especially if nothing unusual is going on...
Letter to the Editor: For vaccinations (02/03/12)
Dear Editor: As a pediatrician, I see children admitted to my service each winter with pertussis, or whooping cough. These kids are miserable as uncontrollable, painful coughing makes their throats raw, and their parents are beside themselves with fear that their children may not make it through this horrible illness...
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