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Stories from Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monett incumbents easily win re-election bids (04/04/12)
By Lindsay Reed and Murray Bishoff Incumbents held the edge in municipal elections on Tuesday, leading to few surprises on election night. In Monett, the standing city council members easily won re-election. In the mayoral race, two-term incumbent Jim Orr won with 331 votes (156 Lawrence, 175 Barry) to capture 74 percent of the vote. ...
Some upsets seen in school races (04/04/12)
Several upsets developed in school board races in yesterday's election. Lawrence County Aurora R-8: The second try was a charm for Melanie Houser Mayberry, who last sought an Aurora School Board seat in 2010. Mayberry with the top vote getter with 428 (392 Lawrence, 36 Barry), leaving the two incumbents to battle for the remaining slot. ...
Eagle Rock postmaster charged with robbery plot (04/04/12)
The Eagle Rock postmaster was charged Friday in federal court for conspiring to rob a convenience store. According to David M. Ketchmark, acting United States attorney, Michael Joe Stubblefield, 48, of Cassville, was charged by complaint with conspiring to interfere with interstate commerce by threats or violence in connection with planning an alleged robbery of Uncle Roy's convenience store in Eagle Rock...
A need for speed at Monett Speedway (04/04/12)
The Monett Speedway was roaring with action Sunday night as the track hosted a play date for its drivers. One of the most exciting and unique attractions in Monett, the speedway is set to open its 42nd season this Sunday with its first of 23 feature events at the track...
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month (04/04/12)
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and one local agency is redoubling its efforts to protect children locally. The Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has a regional team, the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, which is comprised of five officers that cover Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Jasper, Dade, Barton, Polk, Cedar, Vernon, St. Clair, Hickory and Benton counties...
Purdy recycling effort sets big collection goal (04/04/12)
The Purdy High School Spanish Club is asking the community to help reach their goal of 500,000 pounds of total material recycled through the Purdy Recycling Project by Earth Day, which falls on April 22 this year. With just three weeks remaining, students are geared up to sort and bundle up at least two shipments totaling 37,000 pounds in order to reach their goal...
Last day to skate at Skateland (04/04/12)
Sunday's free skate at Skateland in Monett marked the last day the popular and long-time business was open.
Local woman hurt in wreck on Highway 37 (04/04/12)
A Monett woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on Highway 37 one mile south of Purdy at 10:52 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Charles J. Rupp, 51, of Purdy, pulled into the path of a 2003 Lexus RX330, driven by Janice A. Courdin, 47, of Monett, and struck the vehicle...
Monett Cubs track teams compete at Webb City (04/04/12)
By Jared Lankford The Monett track and field team took part in the annual Webb City meet on Monday. "Our boys competed well," said Monett boys track coach Chad Depee. "The meet had several excellent teams there, and it was good to face that level of competition."...
News in Brief (04/04/12)
Monett R-1 School District will not be in session on Friday, April 6 and on Monday, April 9 for Easter break. Habitat for Humanity, Monett/Purdy affiliate will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10 at Grant's Restaurant in Monett. The public is invited to attend...
Monett golfers hit area links (04/04/12)
The Monett Cubs golf team won the four-team scramble at Windmill Ridge Tuesday evening. Monett's Jacob Fair and Travis Thompson tied for individual honors, each recording 35 for even par. As a team, the Cubs finished with a 158. Carl Junction and Cassville each finished with 170, and Seneca was fourth with a 191...
Purdy Eagles sweep College Heights (04/04/12)
The Purdy Eagles baseball team improved to 7-1 on Monday night with a double-header sweep of College Heights. "The boys continue to play at a high level," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "We played our fourth game of the season without committing an error. Any time you play well on defense and don't beat yourself you have a chance to win."...
PC girls take first, boys are second at Ash Grove meet (04/04/12)
The Pierce City track team opened the season with a very good showing at the 18-team Ash Grove Track and Field Meet. The Lady Eagles finished first overall, and the boys took second. "I was very proud of our kids," said Pierce City track coach Brad Hocker. "We picked up where we left off last year. We are headed in the right direction."...
Monett Cubs drop a pair at Carthage (04/04/12)
The Monett Cubs baseball team couldn't sustain an early 3-1 lead and fell 14-5 to Mt. Vernon to open play in the Carthage Tournament Monday. The Mountaineers scored a run in the first and watched as the Cubs responded with three runs in the second inning...
Rose Staponski (04/04/12)
Rose Anne Staponski, age 81, of Pierce City, died at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at Freeman West in Joplin. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Rhoda Rice (04/04/12)
Rhoda Lee Rice, age 56, of Cassville, died on Sunday, April 1. Funeral services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Dorothy Parnell (04/04/12)
Dorothy Marie Parnell, age 72, of Verona, died at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, in her home. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, with burial at the Misemer Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the funeral home chapel...
Leo Lionberger (04/04/12)
Leo Dean Lionberger, age 61, of Mt. Vernon, died on Saturday, March 31, in his home.
A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon has conducted the local arrangements.
Linda Nelson (04/04/12)
Linda Ileen Nelson, age 60, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Friday evening, March 30, 2012 at Cox-South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Linda was born on Aug. 8, 1951 in Tonasket, Wash., the daughter of Roy Elmer Rise and Myrtle Ileen (Mohr) Rise. ...
Birth announcement (04/04/12)
Jason and Kim Iman, of Wentworth, announce the birth of their son, Tucker Jaxson, born at 12:29 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 20 and a half inches. He was welcomed home by three brothers, 9-year-old Jacob, 7-year-old Logan and 2-year-old Landon and one sister, 5-year-old Addison. ...
Couple to wed in June (04/04/12)
Randy and Janie Wormington, of Purdy, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Colista Kay Wormington, to Matt Owen Walters, son of Marion and Rick Walters, of Mt. Vernon, and the late Sharon Stamponski Walters. The bride-elect is employed at Tyson's Hatchery and is attending college to receive her animal science degree. The prospective groom is employed at Schreiber Food Inc. in Mt. Vernon. The couple are planning a June 9 wedding. [Snapshots Photography]...
Wedding anniversary (04/04/12)
Ed and Sally Welters will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 26. The couple have lived in Verona since 1956 following a move from Minnesota. They began and are still running Welters' Farm Supply, which is also celebrating 40 years of business this year. ...
Alexander McNair Chapter meets with Aurora group (04/04/12)
The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met for a joint meeting with the Aurora Elk Horn Prairie Chapter on March 17 at Grant's Restaurant in Monett. Regent Rebecca Ryder welcomed everyone 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 United States Constitution preamble...
Mt. Vernon Library to mark 2012 National Library Week (04/04/12)
The Mt. Vernon Branch Library will celebrate 2012 National Library Week April 9 through April 14 with numerous events throughout the week. Sweet treats and bookmarks will be distributed on a daily basis. Prizes will include a book bag, gift basket, handmade Osterlow baby blanket, books and random fun prizes...
Flagpole donated to Wheaton Depot Museum (04/04/12)
Wheaton VFW Post #5219 has placed a flagpole near the veteran's memorial brick area at the Wheaton Depot Museum. The donation was made in memory and honor of local veterans. Wheaton VFW Post #5219 was formed Dec. 31, 1945, and disbanded in April of 2011. ...
Pierce City Library News (04/04/12)
The Pierce City Branch Library has added one new DVD entitled The Muppets. New adult fiction titles include: "Born to Darkness" by Suzanne Brockman; "Loving" by Karen Kingsbury; "Tornado Alley" by Craig Nova; "Mudwoman" by Joyce Carol Oates; "Guilty Wives" by James Patterson; "Betrayal" by Danielle Steele; "Beyond the Farthest Star" by Bodie Thoene; and "Death, Island Style" by Mattie Toussaint...
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