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Stories from Friday, March 23, 2012

Monett Council adopts spending plan for 2012-13 (03/23/12)
The Monett City Council adopted its $44.2 million budget for 2012-13 and formally reduced spending for the 2011-12 year by more than $1 million at the council's regular March meeting on Tuesday. The proposed budget passed on third reading without additional discussion. ...
Education honor presented (03/23/12)
The Monett R-1 School District has received the Distinction in Performance for Improved Achievement through the Missouri School Improvement Program for the 2011-12 school year. The honor was presented at the annual banquet held in Springfield. This is the third consecutive year that the Monett R-1 District has received this award...
Purdy aldermen hear parking concerns (03/23/12)
Several representatives from the First Baptist Curch of Purdy appeared at the regular March meeting of the Purdy City Council to discuss parking concerns along Commercial Street. Jeff Brattin, spokesperson for the group, asked the city for assurance that there would be public parking available along the street. ...
Pierce City construction advances (03/23/12)
Employees from Crow Fabrications steady a structural steel beam during the construction this week of a new vocational agriculture building at Pierce City High School. The building project is part of an $2,699,000 renovation at the school.
Teen hurt in crash (03/23/12)
An Exeter teen was injured in a two-vehicle crash that took place yesterday at 7:50 a.m. on Farm Road 2200 about two miles southwest of Exeter. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1992 Toyota Camry, Allyson K. Cunningham, 16, of Exeter, struck a 2005 Ford F150 that was partially parked in the roadway...
Four agencies lead drug raid in Monett (03/23/12)
At least two arrests were made in a multi-agency law enforcement action on a Monett residence on Monday. Officers from the Southwest Missouri/Northwest Arkansas Drug Task Force led officers from the Monett Police Department, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and a SWAT team from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in serving a search warrant on a residence in the 1500 block of North Central...
International coin collectors host Monett event next week (03/23/12)
The International Coin Collector's Association (ICCA) will stop in Monett between March 27 and 29 to appraise and purchase coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of collectors, dealers and refineries. The event is free and open to the public...
Ball park burglary this week (03/23/12)
Monett Police are investigating a burglary at the batting cages at North Park. According to the police report, intruders on either Tuesday or Wednesday forced their way into the batting cage building by prying off plywood covering a broken window from a previous burglary. A second piece of wood was pried off following entry...
Area basketball athletes earn postseason honors (03/23/12)
Even though the 2011-12 basketball season has ended, All-Conference, All-District and All-State honors for area players in the Big 8 Conference, Ozark 7 Conference and Spring River Valley Conference have started to be announced. All-Conference winners for the Big 8 Conference are as follows:...
MES students participate in Jump Rope for Heart (03/23/12)
Monett Elementary School students participated in Jump Rope for Heart from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. The students raised more than $1,568.53 for the American Heart Association. Pictured above, from left, are: Blaine Salsman, who raised the most money for the event. He raised $185. Magan McPheeters, pictured above right, served as coordinator for the event...
MES Students for March 13 (03/23/12)
The Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for March 13. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Brittney Serrano, Breydon Tucker and Jackson Young. Back row: Dayana Casarez, Fernando Martinez and Jorge Moncivias.
Purdy High School announces third quarter honor roll (03/23/12)
Students named to the A and B honor rolls at Purdy High School for the third quarter have been announced. Named to the A Honor Roll from the senior class were: Devon Bennett, Kristyn Cornman, Alex Haworth, Tyler Lowery, Rachael Neill, Garen Nelson, Quin O'Hagan, Addy Roller and Edith Villa...
Monett Band hosts Cub Fest (03/23/12)
The Monett R-1 School District band program recently hosted the annual Cub Fest music festival. The event is open to large ensembles, solos and ensembles. The following ratings were presented: Monett seventh grade band, II rating; Monett eighth grade band, I rating; Cristin Jones, I rating, clarinet solo; Katelynn Benz, I rating, bass clarinet solo; Montana Craig, I rating, clarinet solo; Natalie Wages and Brooke Lemaster, I rating, woodwind duet; Jacob Morley, I rating, French horn solo; Bailey Preston, I rating, flute solo; Valentin Vizcaino and Diego DeLeon, I rating, mixed duet; Bailey Preston, Arabella McEntire and Samantha Holt, I rating, mixed trio; Jacob Furry, I rating, trumpet solo; Ruby Vela and Melissa Hernan, I rating, mixed duet; Melissa Duran, Andrea Canales and Susana Contreras, I rating, mixed trio; Emily Jones, I rating, snare solo; Cassidy Pachner, I rating, snare solo; Emma Gill, I rating, flute solo; Kristen Buck, I rating, alto saxophone solo; Alex Ragsdale, I rating, piano solo, and II rating, clarinet solo; Jasmine Bello and Amber conway, II rating, snare duet; Cristin Jones, Alex Ragsdale and Magen Hensley, II rating, clarinet trio; and Montana Craig, Kalene Shanks and Katelynn Benz, II rating, clarinet trio.. ...
Crowder College PTK inducts area members (03/23/12)
The Crowder College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted 95 members on Sunday, Feb. 12. Among the students inducted were: Cayla Conrad, Brittany Huebner, Rebecca Jones, Katelyn Upchurch, Travis Wormington and Timothy Younker, all of Monett; Megan Aldridge, Joshua Boley, Laura Laney, Megan May, Janay Myers and Jasmine Wolf, all of Cassville; Elizabeth Corter, of Eagle Rock; Briana Easley and Donnetta Lee, of Exeter; Logan Albers, of Mt. ...
Area school/senior menus for March26-30 (03/23/12)
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: Sunrise breakfast sandwich, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Stromboli. 2. All-American sub. 3. Fajita chicken chef salad w/WG tortilla chips...
Alice Waldron (03/23/12)
Alice Faye Waldron, age 77, formerly of Wheaton, died at 2:09 a.m., on Wednesday, March 21, in Culpepper Place at Springfield, where she had been a resident for a year. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 26, in Sts. Peter andPaul Catholic Church, Pulaskifield, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield...
Kelso Sturgeon (03/23/12)
Kelso Eugene Sturgeon, age 50, of Cassville, died on Wednesday, March 21. A Celebratory Mass will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, in St. Thomas A'Beckett Episcopal Church, Cassville. Cremation arrangements are under the directon of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Pauline Strong (03/23/12)
Pauline O. Strong, age 92, of Wentworth, died at 12:07 a.m. on March 21 at the Sarcoxie Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at Lakin Funeral Chapel in Pierce City. Burial will be in Van Buren Cemetery near Wentworth...
Julie Richardson (03/23/12)
After too short a life of 57 years, and a long enough battle with cancer, Julie Richardson, of Noel, passed away on March 21st at her log cabin. Julie's family and friends were with her throughout this journey. "If kisses could cure" special thanks to Dr. Elizabeth Kent and the staff of Freeman Cancer Institute, Leann and the people at Oxford Health, Reggie and Avalon Hospice, Dr. William G. Hawkins, of Washington University, St. Louis, and the wonderful people at Barnes-Jewish Hospital...
Kenneth Fulton (03/23/12)
Kenneth Gene Fulton, age 81, of Exeter, died at 3:35 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Sunday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Virginia Brown (03/23/12)
Virginia Nell Brown, age 90, of Mt. Vernon, died on March 21, at The Veteran's Nursing Center, Mt. Vernon. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs, Ark. Arrangements are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark...
Cameron Baker (03/23/12)
Cameron Lee Baker, age 6 months, of Purdy, Mo. passed away on Wednesday March 21, 2012 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born on Sept. 2, 2011, in Monett, the son of Bobby Baker and Kaitlyn Graves, of Purdy. Cameron is survived by both his parents: Bobby and Kaitlyn; maternal grandparents: Ron and Charlotte Dutra, of Purdy, and Wade and Cheri Graves, of Cassville; maternal great-grandparents: Charles and Ruth Graves, of Republic, and Ed and Louise Dutra, of Purdy; paternal grandparents: Terry and Michelle Baker, of Monett; Teresa and Dan Rife, of Carthage, and Bobby Powell, of Pierce City; paternal great-granparents: Frances and Bob Hayes, of Silver City, Okla., and one half-sister: Makenna Baker, of Monett.. ...
Following the murder trial (03/23/12)
For the two weeks, I have spent my days at the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla covering the Christopher Collings' murder trial. This represents a vast commitment of time, effort and resources by this newspaper to provide complete coverage of this important and high profile trial, because we believe our readers deserve to have a local reporter present during the proceedings...
Protection from legislators (03/23/12)
If Mark Twain was right, and "no man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session," then the premise that less government is better government has some validity. Apply that idea, then, to a bill being pushed in the Missouri House of Representatives that would protect gun owners as a group, a bill proposed by 116th District State Representative Wanda Brown, from Lincoln. Brown sees the main threat to gun owners as discrimination in employment...
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