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Stories from Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kiwanians hear about Crowder (03/07/12)
Growth in programs offered by Crowder College was detailed for members of the Monett Kiwanis Club during a recent meeting. Heidi Gilligan, regional service coordinator for Crowder, and Kathi Skaggs, secretary for Crowder's Monett campus, made the presentation. Gilligan, who has worked with Crowder for 20 years, reviewed how the college grew out of Camp Crowder...
Three hurt in crash on farm road (03/07/12)
Three people were seriously injured on a single-vehicle crash that took place on Farm Road 1100 about two miles northeast of Monett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash took place at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday when the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet 1500, Dustin M. Turner, 24, of Kansas City, lost control of the vehicle, which traveled off the left side of the roadway before striking a driveway and a fence and overturning several times...
Department heads offer updates to council members (03/07/12)
Monett department heads briefed members of the Monett City Council on activities completed by city employees over the past month during the February meeting. Police Chief Tim Schweder said 15 candidates have applied for two openings in the police department. The applicants were tested for the position on Feb. 28...
Marketing specialist offers 2012 beef market forecast (03/07/12)
Many factors affecting the beef market for 2012 remain up in the air, said Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri marketing specialist. Brown, who spoke at the at the 43rd annual Monett Beef Cattlemen's Conference, said record prices are very possible, but whether record profitability follows remains to be seen...
DWI arrests rise dramatically (03/07/12)
Driving while intoxicated arrests in Monett rose by 83 percent with 50 more people arrested for the offense than in 2010. Sgt. Jerry Harrison of the Monett Police Department compiled the report on drinking and driving arrests for 2011, which broke down the arrests by offense...
Job well done (03/07/12)
Fundraising park pavers are now available (03/07/12)
Bricks bearing personal inscriptions to help fund the installation of new lights at North Park in Monett are now available through the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League. The city has budgeted $100,000 as its portion of the lighting project. The Monett R-1 School District has pledged $40,000...
Prisoners have new healthcare provider (03/07/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has a new healthcare plan for inmates. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said the new plan, offered by Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), was designed to raise the standard of inmate care while containing costs...
R-7 Board discusses new scoreboards (03/07/12)
Verona R-7 Board of Education members heard about two fundraising issues during their February meeting. Superintendent William Sweet showed examples of new scoreboards for the high school gym. The scoreboard look like the current models but would have LED lights instead of screw-in bulbs. The current scoreboards are 25 years old...
Remembering the fallen (03/07/12)
The Monett Lions Club donated $500 toward the cost of bringing the "Remembering Our Fallen" traveling display to the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) March 21 through March 24. Cadets from the Junior ROTC program at SWACC, which is the sponsor for bringing the exhibit to the area, accepted the donation. From left are: Cadets Jacob Vought, Wyatt Burton and Tanner Marney, and Rob Davis, Lions Club president...
Purdy's Stevenson signs with Saint Mary Spires (03/07/12)
Purdy High School is fertile athletic recruiting ground for colleges. Riley Veith, Cody Hall, Addy Roller, Brooke Swadley, Shelby White, Audrey Patton and Garen Nelson have inked national letters of intent to play athletics on the collegiate level in the past 24 months...
Purdy set to tangle with young Lady Comets squad (03/07/12)
The Purdy Lady Eagles (24-5) open the Class 2 basketball sectional playoff round against a youthful and excited Marionville Lady Comets (19-10) program tonight in Republic. The Lady Comets upset the top-ranked Sparta Lady Trojans 63-49 in the Class 2, District 11 championship on Thursday and are looking to unseat the reigning Class 2 state champion in the sectionals...
Teresia Daughtry (03/07/12)
Teresia Daughtry, age 87, of Monett, died on Tuesday, March 6 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Martha Plumlee (03/07/12)
Martha Plumlee, age 88, of Wheaton, died on March 4. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 7 at the Bethlehem Freewill Baptist Church in Wheaton with burial at the Union Cemetery in Stella. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home...
James Nay (03/07/12)
James Dolph Nay (Jim) was born on July 12, 1931, in Okmulgee, Okla., to Horace and Amanda Nay. He died peacefully in his sleep at home in San Marcos, Texas, on March 2, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones. At the age of 7, Jim was responsible for pasturing a horse. During that time, he met Raynell, a girl his age from the neighboring pasture. They cultivated a deep friendship, and 14 years later, he asked her to marry him...
Irene Cheney (03/07/12)
Irene Marie Cheney, age 88, of Purdy, died at 1:30 a.m., on Monday, March 5, in Mercy Hospital-Cassville. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 in Dorannce City Cemetery, Dorrance, Kan. Local arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Robert Alred (03/07/12)
Robert "Bob" Edwin Alred, age 76, of Willard, died on Tuesday, March 6, at Cox Walnut Lawn in Springfield, Services will be held on Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the Willard Community Christian Church, Willard. Visitation for family and friends will be 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla...
Couple to mark 60th anniversary (03/07/12)
Bill and Bernice Branum, of Monett, will be marking their 60th wedding anniversary on March 25. The couple were married on March 25, 1952, in Buffalo. They have three children: Ron Branum, Debbie Creed and husband, Ronald, Randy Branum and wife, Vikki, all of Monett; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A family celebration will be held on March 24. The children are hosting a card shower honoring their parents. Cards may be sent to the couples home by March 24...
Pierce City Library News (03/07/12)
The Pierce City Branch Library has added DVDs to its shelves. They include: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe; Cyberbully: Words Can Hurt; Veggie Tales: If I Sang a Silly Song; Anonymous; Fred 2; and Alleged. New titles for young readers include: "Lucky Beans" by Becky Birtha; "Sylvia Jean, Scout Supreme" by Lisa Ernst; "How Rocket Learned to Read" by Tad Hills; and "Memoirs of a Goldfish" by Devin Schillian...
Father and son earn honors (03/07/12)
Auctioneer Donnie Stumpff, owner of Stumpff's Realty and Auction Service, Inc. in Cassville, traveled to Wichita, Kan. on Jan. 27 to compete in the Kansas State Auctioneer Cham-pionship qualifying round where a field of professional auctioneers competed for the state's top 10 spots to compete in the finals. ...
Essay winners announced at Alexander McNair meeting (03/07/12)
The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met at the First United Methodist Church in Monett on Feb. 18. Vice-Regent Bonnie Yetter welcomed everyone to the meeting and led the group in the recitation of the DAR ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, the Pledge to the State of Missouri and the preamble to the constitution of the United States. Sondra Faulkner read the NSDAR President General's message...
Nominations needed for Silver Haired Legislature (03/07/12)
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging is seeking candidates for its Silver Haired Legislature (SHL). Nominated individuals must be 60 years of age or older. SHL delegates participate in a model legislative session in Jefferson City each fall. During the session, delegates debate and vote on five priority proposals or concepts for presentation to the Missouri General Assembly...
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