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Stories from Friday, February 24, 2012

Monett Superintendent resigns to accept job with Liberty district (02/24/12)
The search for a new superintendent for the Monett R-1 School District begins today following the resignation of Dr. John Jungmann from the district's top job at last night's board of education meeting. Jungmann, who has served as superintendent for four years, leaves to take the newly created position of deputy superintendent for the Liberty School District, north of Kansas City. Liberty has an enrollment of 11,700 students...
Red barn coming down (02/24/12)
The red barn on South Highway 37 by the entrance to the new First Baptist Church in Monett is coming down this week. The church had used the building for activities. According to contractor Charlie Huntress, the building is being disassembled at no cost to the church by an Amish group to be recycled by a furniture maker in Rogersville...
The river awaits anglers (02/24/12)
By Murray Bishoff Preparations are underway for the opening of trout season on March 1. Anglers and fishing enthusiasts will pack into Roaring River State Park near Cassville overnight for the chance to fish at the 6:30 a.m. gunshot that marks the start of the annual event...
Task force helps nab two on child pornography charges (02/24/12)
A Climax Springs man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography charges thanks to an investigation conducted with the assistance of members of the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, which includes officers from the Barry County Sheriff's Department and the Cassville Police Department...
Monett men hurt in crash (02/24/12)
Two Monett men were injured in a two-vehicle crash at 11 p.m. last night on Highway 60 and Chapell Drive in Monett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when the driver of a 1996 Buick, Wayne L. Norris, 74, of Monett, was traveling the wrong direction on a divided highway and struck a 2012 Freightliner, driven by Jeffrey D. Myers, 42, of Monett, head on...
Dairy Day presenters offer insights on economic outlook (02/24/12)
By Murray Bishoff Speakers focused on what dairy producers can expect in the marketplace in the coming year during the 43rd annual Monett Dairy Day, held Tuesday at the National Guard Armory in Monett. Joe Horner, state agriculture business specialist, offered mixed news in providing the dairy outlook for the year. ...
Shell Knob businessman to run for state rep seat (02/24/12)
Shell Knob business owner Scott Fitzpatrick, 24, has announced his plans to run for the 158th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. Fitzpatrick, the 24-year-old owner of Maricorp, U.S., has strong ties to the southwest Missouri area. His family has lived in the area for over 50 years, and he is a graduate of Cassville High School...
Just swinging at Monett South Park (02/24/12)
Spring-like temperatures on Thursday urged families to get out and shake off the winter blahs with an afternoon in the park. With squeals of laughter, the little ones demanded to be pushed on the swings again and again.
Zumba in Monett for charity (02/24/12)
The Monett Jaycees Chapter hosted a Zumbathon at the Monett City Park Casino last Friday night. With 44 participants, the exercise activity generated $440 for charity projects.
MES Students for Feb. 21 (02/24/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Feb. 21. Pictured from left, are: Daniel Ridenhour, Bryan Arreola, Selah Whisman and Nicolai Stinnett. Not present for the picture were A.J. Bolanos and Kadence Carnes.
Monett R-1 Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann's letter of resignation (02/24/12)
February 23, 2012 Dear Monett R-1 Board of Education: I respectfully submit my resignation from the position of Superintendent of the Monett School District effective June 30th, 2012, for your consideration. This decision has not been an easy one for our family, but we feel led to accept an offer from the Liberty School District to serve as Deputy Superintendent...
MES Students for Feb. 14 (02/24/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Feb. 14. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Breanna Aldridge, Reneta LeSue and Raymond Robertson. Back row: Iveth Guaderrama, Grace Lee, Tyler Waterman and Joseph Wilkewitz.
Ozark 7 Scholar Bowl planned (02/24/12)
The Ozark 7 Scholar Bowl Tournament is slated to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 29, and will be hosted by Southwest Middle School in Washburn. Two teams from Exeter, Thomas Jefferson, Purdy, Verona and Wheaton will take on students from Southwest in double-elimination competition, starting at 1:30 p.m...
Area school/Senior Menus for Feb. 27 - March 2 (02/24/12)
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: French toast sticks, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Cheeseburger. 2. Southwest chicken wrap. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Lorene Young (02/24/12)
Lorene Doris Young, age 87, of Verona, Missouri, passed away at 4:30 a.m., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. She was born on Jan. 20, 1925, in rural Miller, Missouri, the daughter of Perry and Edith (Whittenburg) Adcock...
Gary Schell (02/24/12)
l Gary Wayne Schell, age 56, of Exeter, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Cox South Hospital, Springfield. Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at the White Funeral Home...
Marie Macaulay (02/24/12)
Marie Sue Parscale Macaulay, age 75, died unexpectedly on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 in Henderson, Nevada. She was born on Oct. 31, 1936 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Sue graduated from Loretto Academy, Kansas City, Mo. and then furthered her education with a degree in elementary education from the University of Arkansas and a master of arts in education from California State University, Sacramento. ...
Violet Gilliam (02/24/12)
Violet Maxine Gilliam, 82, of Monett, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Benchmark Health Care in Monett. She was born on April 20, 1929 in Joplin, the daughter of the late Richard and Pearl (Messer) Tingle. She was united in marriage on May 22, 1949 in Joplin, to Marvin Gilliam, he preceded her in death on October 18, 2011...
Jacqueline Clark (02/24/12)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Clark, age 76, of Shell Knob, died on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Burial will be in Painter Cemetery, Shell Knob. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. on Saturday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Small town sensibility (02/24/12)
There's something about small towns that is comforting to those who like them. Those who revel in crowds and scooting around in heavy traffic may have no understanding of the surprise shared by a local driver who comes to a crossroad in the country at the same time as four other cars (or pickups), or a sense of real quiet at night...
News industry changes (02/24/12)
When the Monett Chamber of Commerce hosts monthly Mix and Mingle events, chamber members in attendance have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their business using a catchy tag line. Recently, I was thinking about how to describe The Monett Times using only a few words, and in going through this exercise, I realized once again how much and how quickly the news industry has changed over the past few years...
Letter to the Editor: Prices and taxes (02/24/12)
Dear Editor: Millionaires should pay more taxes. Fuel prices are just too high----they are robbing working people and farmers. That high price is multiplying all costs to people----which in turn drives up all other prices so, in effect, we are paying twice for the fuel...
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