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Stories from Thursday, February 16, 2012

Evening car crash proves close call for teen (02/16/12)
A teenage girl had a close call driving home from dance class on Wednesday. According to the Monett Police Department, the teen became lightheaded while driving her Mitshubishi Eclipse west on Highway 60 and drove off the road past Highway 37 at 6:48 p.m...
Monett Chamber hosts networking event (02/16/12)
The Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett was the site of the Monett Chamber of Commerce's February Mix and Mingle event. Students enrolled in SWACC's culinary arts program prepared a delicious lunch for the networking event, which attracted a large crowd of chamber members...
Creative snowmom sculpture (02/16/12)
One of the best examples of snow sculpture coming out of this week's snowfall was found at the home of Matt and Julie Wages at 517 Euclid in Monett. Daughter Natalie, who built the snowmom with her father, said her sister, Cara, is about to have a baby, so it was only natural to shape a mom and her child out of snow. The baby's hair came from pine needles in the yard, and the scarf was found around the house...
Concert to benefit Purdy community projects (02/16/12)
The Purdy Renewal Project and the Purdy High School Spanish Club will be hosting a community benefit concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Purdy High School gymnasium. The concert will feature music from local musicians, with some Purdy students and teachers performing as well. Those scheduled to perform are Levi Roden and Wyatt Clevenger, as well as local groups Flying Buzzards and Youth Alive...
Highway 37 contract awarded (02/16/12)
Crews with APAC Missouri will begin work Monday on major improvements to Highway 37, which will extend from Highway 60 in Monett to the Arkansas line. According to Angela Eden, spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), a $6.6 million contract has been awarded to APAC for the resurfacing of 32.5 miles of Highway 37...
Highway 37 contract awarded (02/16/12)
Crews with APAC Missouri will begin work Monday on major improvements to Highway 37, which will extend from Highway 60 in Monett to the Arkansas line. According to Angela Eden, spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), a $6.6 million contract has been awarded to APAC for the resurfacing of 32.5 miles of Highway 37...
Dummit seeks commission seat (02/16/12)
Eddie Dummit has announced he is a candidate for northern commissioner of Barry County. Dummit ran for the Republican nomination in 2004 and 2008, narrowly losing both times to Frank Washburn, who subsequently served two terms. Washburn has announced he is running for state representative...
Sewer work underway (02/16/12)
Crews for Insituform, the company that repairs sewers by installing a lining sealing cracks and leaks, is back in Monett this week. The work crew shown above worked behind the Dollar General store. According to Dan Woodring, Insituform foreman, a resin-lined tube is inserted into the sewer main then pumped with steam, causing the lining to seal against the sewer walls. ...
Pierce City pool project to proceed (02/16/12)
Pierce City aldermen are already gearing up for the swimming season by authorizing work to be completed on the municipal pool. Action came during the board's February meeting. Aldermen authorized Blue Water Pools, of Little Rock, Ark., to install seven fiberglass tanks to filter debris from the water efficiently. Project costs are expected to be about $24,800 if city employees remove the existing tanks prior to Blue Water employees' arrival at the job site...
OFO to present Soloists Showcase (02/16/12)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its 32nd season with its "Soloists Showcase" concert on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in Monett City Hall Auditorium. Music Director Ken Meisinger has scheduled two double concertos for the concert, showcasing four soloists...
Local man sentenced to prison (02/16/12)
A Monett man will spend 26 years in prison for his role in the robbery of an ATM at the Bank of America in Monett on Dec. 26, 2010, and a break-in at the Monett Area Workshop on Jan. 1, 2011. Ronald Scott Adams was sentenced to 12 years for robbery in the first degree, seven years for burglary in the second degree and seven years for assault in the second degree...
Woods hits 1,000-point mark (02/16/12)
Monett junior Kyle Woods recently scored his 1,000 career point. For Woods, reaching the milestone has been a relief. "It feels awesome, kind of like a load has been lifted off my shoulders," said Woods. "Getting to the record was definitely a goal of mine. Now I can focus on the other aspects of my game."...
Pierce City routs Golden City 78-15 (02/16/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles routed Golden City 78-15 Tuesday night behind a 24 point performance including six 3-pointers by Kaelyn Osborn. "We were very controlled on offense," said Pierce City coach Tiffany Dirks. "It was a great game for our girls to gain confidence in their shooting. It was great to see our girls playing at this level at this point of our season."...
Lady Cubs fall to Lady Comets (02/16/12)
The Marionville Lady Comets rocketed past Monett for a 55-24 victory Tuesday night. "We started slow," said Monett coach Derrek Uhl. "I thought we did battle back in the second quarter. We weren't able to sustain the run. I thought we played hard the whole game, and I was proud of the girls' effort."...
University news (02/16/12)
UCM commencement Jennifer Griffis, of Cassville, and Polly Diehl, of Aurora, were among the students who participated in the University of Central Missouri's 2011 fall commencement exercises held in Warrensburg. Central Mo. dean's list The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg has announced the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester. Local students who earned a spot on the list are: Kelsey Henry, of Washburn; Courtnie Miller, of Mt. Vernon; and Samantha Dohmen, of Monett...
CFO to offer scholarships (02/16/12)
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is offering a record number of scholarships to students across southern Missouri interested in pursuing advanced education opportunities. This year's scholarship awards and renewals, which are made possible by donors, are valued at nearly $925,000. This amount is up from about $815,000 awarded in the 2011 scholarship cycle. These represent more than 220 named scholarship funds, with many awarding multiple scholarships to students across southern Missouri...
Berean staff and students honored (02/16/12)
Berean Christian Academy in Monett students and staff members were honored at The Hands of Hope luncheon, sponsored by the Fun Zone. The students and staff members were selected by the academy based on Christian behavior and being a positive role model. Those receiving the honor are pictured above. From left, are: Karter Lucas; Howard Sharp, science teacher; and Dakota Jacks...
MMS 8th Grade A Honor Roll (02/16/12)
Monett Middle School eighth graders named to the A Honor Roll are pictured above. In the front row, from left are: Leticia Rivera and Taylor Rhea. Second row: Lindsey Grant, Kristen Tilley, Madeline Petersen, Aubrey Parker, Jacqueline Ballay and Sydney Barta. Third row: Hannah Pappas, Iris Wormington, Katherine Tinklepaugh, Michaela Trout, Peyton Braun, Blake Moore and Joshua Nickell...
St. Mary's holds activities during Catholic School Week (02/16/12)
St. Mary's Catholic School, in Pierce City, marked Catholic School Week with an appreciation dinner on Jan. 29. Activities continued during the week that ended on Feb. 3 with dress-up day and seventh and eighth grade students teaching during the morning session. Pictured above is student Jonna Brottlund, who taught the first and second grade, and below is Evan McDunner, who taught the fifth and sixth grade classes...
MHS speech and debate students compete well at area competitions (02/16/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Parkview Speech and Debate Invitational. Reece Johnson placed second in varsity foreign extemporaneous, Tom Younker placed first in novice domestic extemporaneous, and Bryce Isbell placed eighth in congress...
Loren Cole (02/16/12)
Loren Cole, age 90, of Monett, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Feb.18 at 10:30 a.m. at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Loren Cole (02/16/12)
Loren Cole, age 90, of Monett, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at his home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Feb.18 at 10:30 a.m. at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Charles Faulkner (02/16/12)
Charles Brixey Faulkner, age 78, of Shell Knob, Mo., passed away at 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at The Arbors at Lakewood Assisted Living Facility in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Charles Franklin and Frances Josephine (Brixey) Faulkner...
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