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Stories from Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Man dies in storm (02/29/12)
One Barry County resident is dead and four were injured in the wake of a series of storms that swept across southwest Missouri early this morning. According to Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly, a possible tornado touch-down at Farm Road 1102, just north of Business Highway 37 in Cassville, damaged or destroyed several mobile homes and several houses in the area...
Pierce City school construction progressing (02/29/12)
The structural steel is now in place for the new Pierce City Middle School, located in front of the 1922 structure it is replacing. According to Mike Smith, project foreman for Rich Kramer Construction, crews will finish placing the metal stud framing on the second floor by the end of the week. Sheeting will follow on the outside walls to enclose the structure...
Marionville woman hurt in cycle crash (02/29/12)
A Marionville woman suffered minor injuries in a motorcycle wreck that took place at 4:50 p.m. on Monday on Highway 76 about one-half a mile east of Kirbyville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1994 Yamaha #1100, Charles G. Webb, 38, of Marionville, was riding westbound on the highway when a rear tire blew...
Bennett files for state representative (02/29/12)
Purdy businessman Mike Bennett, a Republican, filed on Tuesday for the vacant 158th District seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. The district includes Barry County and portions of Stone and Lawrence counties. "I am filing for the 158th District because as a small business owner, I know what it's like to fight the burden of government regulations while trying to create jobs," said Bennett. ...
Sater files to run for State Senate seat (02/29/12)
Rep. David Sater, a Republican, filed on Tuesday for the Missouri's 29th District Senate seat. Sater is seeking the seat that will be vacated by Jack Goodman at the end of this year due to term limits. "I am running for the Missouri State Senate because as a father, husband, common sense conservative Christian and small business owner for 30 years, I can take those values to the Missouri State Senate and help our state become a leader instead of a...
Strafuss files for Missouri State Senate (02/29/12)
Another name has entered the race for Missouri's 29th District Senate seat. Jim Strafuss, Taney County commissioner, filed Tuesday to be placed on the ballot for Aug. 7 Republican primary election Strafuss is seeking the seat currently held by Jack Goodman who will leave office at the end of this year due to term limits...
Bridge over Table Rock damaged (02/29/12)
The Highway 39 bridge at Shell Knob was open to one lane of traffic on Tuesday morning following a crash that caused significant damage to the bridge superstructure on Monday afternoon. According to Rusty Rickard, fire chief at the Central Crossing Fire Protection District, responders were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on the bridge at about 3 p.m. ...
Spring has arrived (02/29/12)
First day primary filings are strong (02/29/12)
Races for county offices in Barry and Lawrence counties have attracted a large number of candidates who filed Tuesday for the Aug. 7 primary election. Barry County Nearly a dozen candidates filed to run for Barry County office. Ten candidates have signed on to run as Republicans with only one Democratic candidate filing so far...
Event to honor chamber leader (02/29/12)
Outgoing Chamber Executive Director Suzy McElmurry will be honored during an open house next Tuesday, March 6 at the Monett Chamber of Commerce office. The special event will be hosted by the Monett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and members of the community are invited to drop by the office between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to congratulate McElmurry on her retirement...
LawCo deputies raid Marionville business (02/29/12)
A Marionville business was raided by law enforcement officials on Monday, and two area men were arrested. Officers from the Combined Ozarks Multiple Jurisdictional Enforcement Team (COMET), the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, the Marionville Police Department and the Missouri Department of Revenue executed a search warrant at Atlantis Tattoo and Firearm Shop, located at 298 S. ...
Verona blitzes past Indians into the district final (02/29/12)
The Verona Wildcats used a 14-3 run to start the third quarter to defeat Lutie 67-35 Tuesday night in the Class 1, District 4 semi-final in Rogersville. The top-seeded Wildcats will face third-seeded Hurley in the championship on Thursday. The Tigers upset second-seeded Chadwick Cardinals 74-52 in the other semi-final...
Pierce City ladies advance in district play; boys' season ends (02/29/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles defeated East Newton 52-40 Monday night to advance to the semi-finals of the Class 3, District 4 tournament. "It's definitely tough to play a team three times in one season," said Pierce City head coach Tiffany Dirks. "Both teams know what the other team is capable of. I was very proud of our effort, and we are excited for the chance to move on in district play."...
Purdy gets district win (02/29/12)
The Purdy Eagles advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 2, District 12 tournament with a 53-26 victory over College Heights on Monday. After a close first quarter, Purdy clung to a 12-11 lead. "Our defense has been play extremely well the last few games," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "Tonight, we didn't shoot the ball well, but our defense put us in a position where we could overcome our shooting slump."...
SWACC receives 43 medals at SkillsUSA District contests (02/29/12)
February is the month for SkillsUSA District contests for Southwest Area Career Center students and teachers. The southwest district is so large and diverse in contest options that it takes six days and four host sites to complete the task of determining which students will represent the district in state competitions, to be held in March...
Sooter named to honor roll (02/29/12)
Kelsey Sooter, of Pierce City, has been named to the fall honor roll at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan. To be named to the honor roll, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Area students among latest Drury graduates (02/29/12)
Drury University in Springfield hosted the first winter graduation in the O'Reilly Family Event Center in December 2011. Among the students who graduated were: Brandi Freiburger, of Aurora; Derek Judd, of Cassville; Sabrina Chapman and Tabitha Walters, both of Monett; and Leslie Mareth, of Purdy...
MHS speech and debate team competes at Joplin tournment (02/29/12)
The following students advanced to finals and placed: Andrew Brown and Sarah Burton, sixth, duo interpretation; Wesley Kilgore, Matt Bowsher and Kyler Simkins, sixth, group improv; Tania Contreras, sixth, oratory; Kale Turner, sixth, radio speaking; Ronnie Hearn, fifth, storytelling; Jonah Ragsdale, fifth, oratory; Ashleigh Hill, fourth, storytelling; Samuel Martinez, fourth, prose and poetry; Emma Verstraete, fourth, US extemporaneous; Haley Henry, Kiersten Harper and Taylor Renfro, fourth, group improv; Jonah Ragsdale, fourth, varsity Lincoln-Douglas debate; Andrew Rausch and Katelyn Morrison, fourth, novice public forum debate; Tarek Masri and Tania Contreras, fourth, novice public forum debate; Hayley Long and Anna Cloud, fourth, varsity public forum debate; Tom Younker, third, novice Lincoln-Douglas debate; Garrett Maxey, second, humorous interpretation; Andrew Brown, second, storytelling; Laramie Ellis, second, prose and poetry; Kale Turner and Emma Verstraete, second, varsity public forum debate; Haley Henry, first, storytelling; Ryan Saunders, Anna Cloud and Gary Cook, first, group improv; and Haley Henry and Hunter Williams, first, novice public forum.. ...
Monett School District receives check (02/29/12)
Phil Parrino, with Educational Funding Group (EFG), LLC presented a check for $9,075 in proceeds to the Monett R-1 School District. EFG, in partnership with the Monett Community Foundation, serves as an organizer and coordinator for businesses and restaurants for the cards that are sold by the students to the public. ...
National Honor Society induction to be held (02/29/12)
The annual induction ceremony for Monett High School's National Honor Society chapter will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13 in the high school commons. To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 9.0. Potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service and character. Members of the junior and senior classes were evaluated by the faculty council for NHS membership...
Purdy FBLA competes at district conference (02/29/12)
Purdy Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members competed at the annual District Leadership Conference at New Site Baptist Church in Monett on Feb. 15. Students placing first and going to state were: Hayle Wedel, accounting II; David Thomas, business calculations, help desk; and Addy Roller, spreadsheet applications...
MHS honor roll announced (02/29/12)
Students making the A and A-B honor rolls at Monett High School for the first semester have been announced for the 2011-12 school year. Named to the A honor roll from the senior class were: Jackson Burnside, Hope Caselman, Emily Copening, Laramie Ellis, Jacob Fair, Nicollette Fellwock, Hannah George, Alivia Gilliam, Carter Huffmaster, Melinda Kilgore, Mackenzie Lay, Marcela Rangel, Juan Renteria, Chloe Ridgley, Ryan Saunders, Madison Schmidt, Kale Turner, Esbeidy Vela, Emma Verstraete and Isaac Weber.. ...
Willella Shanks (02/29/12)
Willella Louise Shanks, a long-time resident of Monett, Mo., passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at the age of 95. Affectionately known as Willie, she will be remembered for her love of family, friends and commitment to God. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. ...
Verna Nations (02/29/12)
Verna Mae Nations, 81, of Cassville was called to her eternal rest on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. She died peacefully at home following a short battle with cancer. Verna Mae was born on April 23, 1930 in Purdy, Missouri, to John and Anna Miller. Siblings include: Elna Meister, Dorothy Miller, Marzella Hemmerling, Mildred Lilleoien and Gene Miller, all of which predeceased her except for Gene. ...
Jimmy Smith (02/29/12)
Jimmy Victor Smith, age 64, of Auburn, Wash., died on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Local survivors include his brother, John Smith, of Mt. Vernon. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 1, in Washington state. A graveside service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Beck Cemetery in Stotts City...
Harlan Gremmels (02/29/12)
Harlan Verbal Gremmels, age 81, of Stotts City, died at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home has conducted local arrangements. A private family service will be held at a later date...
George Cobb (02/29/12)
George Wheeler Cobb, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., died on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Missouri Veteran's Home, in Mt. Vernon, Mo. He was born on July 12, 1920, in Arlington, Texas, to George Napolian Cobb and Della Mae (Lady) Cobb. Mr. Cobb lived in Fairview, Mo., for many years, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1942 - 1945, during WWII. He was an avid fisherman and hunter...
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