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Stories from Friday, March 30, 2012

Monett C of C board reorganizes after election (03/30/12)
The incoming and outgoing boards of the Monett Chamber of Commerce met for the annual joint meeting on March 21, at which time the leadership for the coming year was selected. The meeting was held at Big Baldy's Barbecue. New board members were introduced during the dinner session, followed by business...
Tourney planned in Garner's honor (03/30/12)
Pierce City Project Graduation is sponsoring the Jenny Garner Memorial Golf Tournament to raise funds for an alcohol and drug-free graduation celebration for the Pierce City High School Class of 2012. This is the annual tournament that has proven to be one of Project Graduation's most successful fundraising efforts for the past several years...
New downtown business will open Saturday (03/30/12)
A familiar Monett landmark will soon be open for business with the opening of the 4th Street Pub on March 31. Owner Matthew Jepsen said renovations to the business, formerly Gary's One More, are nearly complete. "We will have darts, pool tables, a juke box, and three televisions," Jepsen said. "There will be a full bar and bottled beer available."...
Sheriff warns residents to be on lookout (03/30/12)
Sheriff Brad DeLay is asking Lawrence County citizens to be on alert after two similar incidents have occurred in two days. Two incidents north of Pierce City have been reported to the sheriff's office that could have been very serious for local residents...
Clerk's office is open on Saturday (03/30/12)
Area residents will have the opportunity to cast absentee ballots for the April 3 general municipal election at the Barry County Clerk's office from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31. Absentee voting will continue through Monday, April 2. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card, in order to vote...
Barry County voters to decide school, city races (03/30/12)
The April 3 general election ballot will feature only four contested municipal and school board elections. Southwest R-5 School District patrons will also decide a $1.5 million bond issue next Tuesday. Municipal elections Cassville and Purdy voters will decide a pair of contested municipal elections next week...
Donation helps Workshop (03/30/12)
The Knights of Columbus Council #8865 of Pulaskifield and Cassville donated $426.76 to the Monett Area (Extended Employment) Workshop. The Workshop provides jobs for people with developmental disabilities. Half of the donations collected during the annual Tootsie Roll fundraising drive are returned to the local Council to benefit local people grappling with mentally retardation...
News in Brief (03/30/12)
The Chapel of Grace Church, in Monett, will host the mid-week Lenten service at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4. A lunch will be served following the service. The VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the Post, located west of Monett on Highway 60. The menu will include salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and salads. The cost of the meal is $6 and includes dessert, coffee or tea...
Colorful spring (03/30/12)
City, school decisions headline Tuesday ballot (03/30/12)
Monett voters will choose city council members in Tuesday's election. Two candidates are facing off for the job of mayor. Two-term incumbent Jim Orr is facing a challenge from first-time candidate Dennis Murphy. Three candidates are on the ballot for the two city council seats. Jerry Dierker, who has been on the council since 1996, and Mike Brownsberger, who has served since 2007, are joined by Stephen Schoen, who is seeking public office for the first time...
Trinity educator wins monthly teaching recognition (03/30/12)
Shanna Jelinek was following a family tradition when she decided to pursue a career in education. The fourth grade teacher at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt said her mom is the art teacher at Pierce City High School, and she also has an uncle, an aunt and several cousins who've served as teaching mentors...
BarCo voters to decide school, city races (03/30/12)
The April 3 general election ballot will feature only four contested municipal and school board elections. Southwest R-5 School District patrons will also decide a $1.5 million bond issue next Tuesday. Municipal elections Cassville and Purdy voters will decide a pair of contested municipal elections next week...
Clerk's office is open on Saturday (03/30/12)
Area residents will have the opportunity to cast absentee ballots for the April 3 general municipal election at the Barry County Clerk's office from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 31. Absentee voting will continue through Monday, April 2. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card, in order to vote...
Basketball players compete in All-Star game in Springfield (03/30/12)
Josh Steward and Isaac Waddell earned All-Region Awards for their regular season play. They were chosen from a team pool of hundreds of players from the Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas. Steward and Waddell were rewarded for their accomplishments by playing in an All-Star Game at Hammons Student Center in Springfield on Wednesday evening before a crowd of nearly 7,000 people. ...
Hall's homers carry Purdy to win over Diamond (03/30/12)
Purdy senior and College of the Ozarks signee Cody Hall had a memorable night in the Eagles' 10-0 victory Thursday. Hall went four for four at the plate and hit three home runs. "I have had a couple of games in my life where I hit two home runs," said Hall. "I've never had a three home run game. I saw the ball really well tonight and just tried to put it in play."...
SPORTS BRIEFS (03/30/12)
The Monett Speedway will host a racing play day on Sunday at the track. Admission to the grandstand is free, and concessions will be available. The pit will open at 4:30 p.m., and open hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m. Purdy's Addy Roller will compete in The American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Competition in New Orleans, La., during the NCAA Division I Men's Final Four. The competition will be aired on CBS on Sunday, on April 1, at 4:30 p.m...
Homeschool team is third at nationals (03/30/12)
The Summit City Christian Homeschool Academy Blazers (SCCHA) competed in two divisions of the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Tournament (NCHBC) in Springfield, March 19-24. The Blazers' teams are made up of players from all over southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, including Monett...
Monett second graders give presentation (03/30/12)
Monett second graders recently gave a presentation to the Monett Board of Education. The group presented a Presidential report they created themselves on new Powerpoint software. Those participating are pictured above. From left, are: Tyl Campbell and Macie Jungmann, students in the second grade class of Caressa Blankenship; and Alyson Massardo, a student in the Ila Geyer's second grade class. ...
St. Lawrence math team competes at regionals (03/30/12)
The St. Lawrence math team competed at the regional Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) contest held on March 10 in Cassville. St. Lawrence took a total of eight "Mathletes" to the competition. Scoring in the top 10 were: Ashley Freiburger, fifth, and Ruben Dierker, seventh, problem solving, fourth grade; Karmen DePriest, second and Grace Fairchild, fifth, sixth grade, concepts; and Fairchild, seventh, and DePriest, eighth, sixth grade, problem solving. ...
Purdy Students of third quarter (03/30/12)
The Purdy High School faculty and student council recently selected Students of the Quarter for the third quarter. Pictured from left, are: Tanner Marshall, sophomore; Alejandra Gomez, senior; Susan Vang, junior; and Juaquin Robles, freshman.
Area school and senior menus for April 2-6 (03/30/12)
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. Corn dog. 2. Meatloaf. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Victoria Stevens (03/30/12)
Victoria Stevens, age 53, of Monett, died on Thursday, March 29, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Full funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo.
Ruby Peck (03/30/12)
Ruby Ann Peck, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, died at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service...
Agnes Morris (03/30/12)
Agnes Marie Morris, 79, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Monett, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Cox South in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Jan. 20, 1933 in Pulaskifield, Mo., the daughter of the late Joel and Helen (Rosewicz) Bartkoski...
Firn Henderson (03/30/12)
Firn Dale Henderson, age 93, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:21 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in the Lawrence County Manor. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 03/30/12 (03/30/12)
Vision, pride and progress (03/30/12)
Pride and progress does not come by accident. It takes consideration of the situation, not becoming too enamored with the way things have always been and a willingness to try something different, even extraordinary. Once again, the Monett R-1 Board of Education has offered a terrific example...
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