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Stories from Friday, February 17, 2012

Community partnership of Cub Scouts and American Legion marks 60 years (02/17/12)
Cub Scout Pack #140 in Monett celebrated 60 years of sponsorship by Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 in Monett. At the annual Blue and Gold banquet last week, the scouts extended thanks to the Legion. State Senator Jack Goodman presented a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate marking the occasion...
Strawberry Festival plans are developing (02/17/12)
Plans are taking shape for Monett's second annual Strawberry Festival, which will be held on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Donna Hammond, who serves as the festival co-chairperson with Shaun Bennett, said the physical location of the festivities will shift during the two-day event. Activity will begin at 3 p.m. on the first day and run until 10 p.m. Broadway will be closed at Fifth Street to allow the festival to extend from the Fourth Street intersection east past Fifth Street...
Miracle League teams are forming (02/17/12)
Plans are underway to form a Miracle League Baseball team in Monett, with organizers hoping to attract players and volunteers from Barry and Lawrence counties. The initial organizational meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Monett High School. Information will be presented at that time, and players and volunteers hoping to work with the local Miracle League teams are urged to attend that meeting...
Crosslines is seeking donations (02/17/12)
Crosslines in Monett has reached a mid-winter crunch with a severe drop in donations. "This generally happens after Christmas and before spring cleaning season begins," said MaLinda King, director of the not-for-profit organization. "The weather has a lot to do with it. When it is cold and rainy, donations usually fall off."...
Soils conference focuses on disaster response (02/17/12)
Dealing with risky weather conditions provided topic material for the 83rd annual Barry County Soils and Crops Conference, held on Feb. 12 at the Butterfield Community Building. Elizabeth Landgren, marketing supervisor for Rain and Hail Insurance LLC, and Lisa Hyde, assistant vice president of risk management for Farm Credit Services, talked about protecting crops from the unpredictable qualities of weather...
Concert to benefit new Purdy park (02/17/12)
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...
Homecoming celebrated for Drury students from Monett (02/17/12)
Drury Monett students and staff recently traveled to the Drury University campus in Springfield to participate in homecoming festivities. After watching the Drury vs. Mizzou swim meet and the men's and women's basketball games against Quincy University, the group dined at Springfield Brewing Company and enjoyed Gelato Mio Italian ice cream for dessert...
FFA Week will be held Feb. 18-25 (02/17/12)
National FFA Week will be held Feb. 18 through Feb. 25. The theme this year is "I Believe." FFA Week gives members a chance to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, chapters host teacher appreciation breakfasts, speak to the public about agriculture and volunteer for community service projects...
Health nurse visit St. Mary's (02/17/12)
Tanna Bradshaw, Lawrence County health nurse, recently visited the preschool class at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City for dental health month. The children received a new toothbrush and informative demonstrations.
University News (02/17/12)
Stephens College Kirstin Racicot, of Monett, was named to the first semester dean's list for the 2011-12 academic year at Stephens College in Columbia. Students who attain the honor must have finished at least the equivalent of four full courses, 12 hours and achieved a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79 on a scale of 4.0. Racicot, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Boyd, is a senior theatre arts major...
MHS speech team recently competes at El Dorado Springs (02/17/12)
The Monett High School speech team competed at the El Dorado Springs Invitational on Feb. 4. The following students advanced to finals and placed: Tarek Masri, sixth, oratory, and fifth, extemporaneous speaking; Anna Cloud, third, prose; Sam Martinez, fifth, prose and third, poetry; Ryan Saunders, fifth, humorous interpretation; Tanesha Eden, sixth, storytelling; Anna Cloud and Ryan Saunders, fourth, improvised duet acting; Hayley Long and Courtney Brown, sixth, improvised duet acting; Kara Hopkins and Sabrina Bennett, third, Sam Martinez and Courtney Brown, fifth and Ronnie Hearn and Kaitlin Morrison, sixth, all in duet acting.. ...
Area School/Senior Menus for Feb. 20-24 (02/17/12)
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 - NO SCHOOL. Tuesday - Breakfast: Bacon, egg and cheese burrito, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Super nachos. 2. Chicken Caesar wrap. 3. Fajita chicken chef salad w/WG tortilla chips...
Melba Eakin (02/17/12)
Melba Sutton Eakin, age 66, of Shell Knob, died at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Central Community United Methodist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Memorials may be made to the Shell Knob Alliance of Churches...
Jonathan Clayton (02/17/12)
Jonathan Lee Clayton, age 41, of Pierce City, died at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 16 at his home. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. No services are planned at this time and burial will be held at a later date...
Jessie Bridges (02/17/12)
Jessie Leigh Bridges, 25, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Feb. 21, 1986 in Claremore, Okla., the daughter of Betty (Woodard) Bridges, Aurora, the late Joe Wayne Bridges Sr., and step-father Ron Haga, of Aurora, and he survives...
Ruby Baker (02/17/12)
Ruby E. Spiva Baker, 71, of Wheaton, died on Feb. 11, 2012 at Cox Medical Center in Springfield, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. Ruby was born on April 21, 1940 in Stella, Mo., the 10th of 12 children born to Everett and Ruby (Lentz) Spiva...
Highlandville - CRS Sale's Company: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 02-16-12 (02/17/12)
Monett's alleys need Pride and Progress (02/17/12)
There's a part of Monett that seldom gets seen. At least it's behind the scenes, not the front door that we tidy up, keep clean and display for the neighbors. Like a lot of towns, Monett has miles and miles of alleys. They are seen, by the residents who use them to park their cars, and the trash truck crews who gather their loads...
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