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Stories from Monday, February 13, 2012

Fireman had record year in '11 (02/13/12)
Monett city firefighters saw another year of record activity in 2011. Fire Chief Tom Jones welcomed the change after 2010 started with the McDonald's fire. City firefighters made 1,144 runs in 2011, up 13 percent from 2010. The total topped the old record of 1,072 in 2007...
Young Artists audition for OFO concert (02/13/12)
Eleven young musicians, shown above, auditioned on Saturday for a chance to play the movement of a concerto with the Ozark Festival Orchestra as part of the OFO's Young Artists concert. Harry Kime, 12, a student of Cindy Dittrich, was the junior division winner and will play a movement of the Piano Concerto in G by Haydn. Emily Campbell, 16, a student of John Archer, was the senior division winner and will play the first movement of the Piano Concerto #13 by Mozart...
Barry County area restaurants undergo inspections in January (02/13/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Barry County Health Department inspected 21 food-service establishments during the month of January. Of that group, 14 establishments had critical violations and seven had no critical or non-critical violations...
Monett fifth grade teacher is honored in January (02/13/12)
When Kari Cox was in fifth grade, she decided she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up, and now, years later, Cox is teaching fifth grade at Monett Intermediate School. "I really think this is where I am supposed to be," said Cox. "I had brief thoughts about other careers but teaching is where my heart kept telling me to go."...
First snowfall (02/13/12)
Monett's South Park might see some tobogganers on the popular sledding hill today as area schools are out due to inclement weather. Pictured above, Old Glory flutters in the snow-driven wind near a covered pavilion at the park. More snow photos appear on page 12 of today's paper. ...
New coordinator chosen to lead mentoring program (02/13/12)
Don Tuck has been named the new coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Monett, which is in its second year and growing. The criteria for involvement in the program has changed where there can only be one little brother or sister to one big brother or sister known as "littles" and "bigs." In the past, there could be two littles to one big. The program began with 10 bigs and has grown to 13 bigs...
Dairy event set for Feb. 21 (02/13/12)
Innovations in the dairy industry and the latest market forecasts will be featured at the 43rd annual Monett Dairy Day, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Monett National Guard Armory. The conference is free, and the public is welcome. Sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce and the University of Missouri Extension, Dairy Day is the first of two agriculture conferences scheduled for the day at the Armory. ...
Monett gets a snow day (02/13/12)
MMS Seventh Grade A/B Honor Roll (02/13/12)
Monett Middle School seventh graders named to the A/B Honor Roll are pictured above. In the first row, from left, are: Delores Esquivel, Marisol Perales, Haley Williams, McKenzie Bucher, Kara Turner, Sydney Sebastian, Deven Kimzey, Kallen Brown, Nathan Parker, Mason Swearingen and Spencer Crossland. ...
St. Lawrence Math team competes at Bolivar (02/13/12)
The math team at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett competed at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar on Jan. 28. Students who placed are pictured above. From left, are: Grace Fairchild, sixth grade, fifth in problem solving and 10th in concepts; and Karmen DePriest, sixth grade, sixth in problem solving. The team consisted of 10 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students. The team is coached by Jeffrey Fairchild and Teresa Verhoff...
MIS Cubs of January (02/13/12)
The Monett Intermediate School has announced the fifth grade Cubs of the Month for January. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Noemi Villasenor, Jackson Willoughby and Daniel Meza. Back row: Jacob Ingle, Taylia Cavazos, Grace Wormington, Cassidy Abramovitz and Magali Sandoval...
MMS 8th Grade A/B Honor Roll (02/13/12)
Monett Middle School eighth graders named to the A/B Honor Roll are pictured above. In the first row, from left, are: Sean Steward, Caleb Morris, Gabriela Cecenas and Meghan Gaines. Second row: Eric Welch, Jansen Carr, Jonah Paszek, Jose Caudill, Lauren Bass, Mackenzie Braden, Torri Davis, Ashton Ratliff, Carmen Renteria and Marlene Cervantes. ...
Danny Mackey (02/13/12)
Daniel "Danny" Allen Mackey, age 61, of Cassville, a 1968 Monett High School graduate, died on Friday, Feb. 10, at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will follow at Arnhart Cemetery east of Purdy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the White Funeral Home...
Charley Easley (02/13/12)
Charley "Ray" Easley, age 90, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, died on Saturday, Feb. 11. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Faith Regular Baptist Church, Elm Springs, Ark., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Easley Cemetery, Eagle Rock...
George Coffey (02/13/12)
George W. Coffey, age 81, of Exeter, died at 9:16 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. Monday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ray Carver (02/13/12)
Ray Carver, age 93, of Pierce City, died on Monday, Feb. 13. Plans are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
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