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Stories from Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Police assess damage from high speed chase (04/11/12)
Damage to Monett police cars from the pursuit and capture of Cody R. Dobyns, 20, of Monett, on April 5, has been estimated at more than $1,000. According to a statement released by Monett Police Lieutenant Greg Brandsma, Monett officers were advised of numerous stolen vehicles reported in Barry County and the Monett area overnight. ...
Precinct committee people finish filings (04/11/12)
By Murray Bishoff Candidates for precinct committee men and women filed for election on the Aug. 7 ballot. Most candidates are running without opposition, though several races developed on the Republican ballot. Barry County In Barry County, two contests for Republican committee man emerged with the conclusion of filings. In Flat Creek Rural, Charles Britton and Derek Couch are both seeking the open position. In Washburn, voters will chose between Paul Bingham and Jerry Varner...
Retrospective of artist's work opens in Monett (04/11/12)
A major retrospective of paintings by artist Dave Bennett opens Friday in Monett at Denali Dreams and runs through May 12. Bennett, the father of Denali Dreams owner Shaun Bennett and Monett Community Church pastor Chad Bennett, has offered art classes in Monett. This will be the largest show of works ever given by Bennett, with around 40 paintings on display, representing a cross-section of Bennett's work from the past 20 years...
Broadway Nights is a tax-free event (04/11/12)
Broadway Nights returns to downtown Monett on Friday. At least nine stores will participate with extended hours and live entertainment. The April Broadway Nights will bring back the "tax free" shopping opportunity in honor of federal income taxes being due on Monday. Merchants will cover the sales tax on all purchases made...
Purdy city to "shop" insurance rates (04/11/12)
The City of Purdy is looking to save money on its municipal insurance coverage by having its needs "shopped" by a dedicated agent. Casey Chastain, representing Connell Insurance in Hollister, attended the regular April meeting of the council to explain how the city could save significantly on premiums over their present worker's comprehension insurance carrier, Traveler's, and municipal coverage insurance carrier, Meadowbrook...
Verona aldermen discuss repairs (04/11/12)
Verona aldermen heard that the sewer plant generator had been repaired and the unit had been serviced for the spring at the council's March meeting. Burt Bond, with Clean Stream, said if there was any part of the generator upkeep that Rick Wright, maintenance worker, couldn't do, Bond would assist...
New Pierce City flood map raises some questions (04/11/12)
A new Pierce City flood map from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been sent to city officials and has raised significant questions. On display at City Hall, the map shows major changes in the 100-year flood zone. Most significantly, the territory around Larkin Creek and the downtown business district within the flood zone have been reduced...
Fritz Implement wins award (04/11/12)
Fritz Implement Company in Monett has received the Platinum Masters Dealer Award from the Vermeer Corporation. Based in Pella, Iowa, Vermeer gives its award for forage dealers of Vermeer products that reach or exceed specific sales, service and dealership management criteria established by the manufacturer...
News in Brief (04/11/12)
Barry County Youth Camp is currently accepting donations for shoes, swim suits, shorts and tops for children, ages 7 to 10. Donations can be dropped off at Bremer Machine Shop in Monett, located at 202 Seventh St. or call 235-3211 or 235-3929. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16 in the fellowship hall at Monett First Freewill Baptist Church, located on the corner of Central and Sycamore Streets...
Pierce City rallies past College Heights (04/11/12)
Pierce City Eagles baseball coach Darin Henderson kept telling his players to "compete" during Monday night's 6-5 nine-inning victory over College Heights. "We've talked all season long about what it means to compete," said Henderson. "For us, it means that we will pick out that one play, player, moment or game and say we are better than you, and we are going to overcome any obstacle to win."...
Monett golf team gains momentum with top finishes (04/11/12)
The Monett Cubs' golf season is in full swing. The Cubs have started to roar on area links. On Thursday, Monett took second in the 14-team Cassville Invitational. Republic won the team title, shooting a 330. The Cubs finished with a 343, and Carl Junction took third with a 345...
Monett track sweeps first place honors at Aurora (04/11/12)
The Monett track team took first place in the boys and girls division in the 11-team Aurora track meet last Thursday. Results from the event were delayed due to weather at the event and the holiday weekend "We were able to compete and score points in all of the events," said Monett girls track coach Kelly George. "We ran some of our best times of the season on a cold evening. I am looking forward to the second half of our season."...
Purdy Eagles down Southwest (04/11/12)
Five days after suffering a heartbreaking loss to state-ranked Conway, the Purdy Eagles baseball team bounced back with a 4-3 Ozark 7 Conference victory over Southwest on Monday. "We are struggling a little bit offensively," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "We have faced some tough pitching. Tonight, we made the most of our opportunities at the plate."...
Monett Speedway opens season on the dirt (04/11/12)
The Monett Speedway celebrated its 42nd year. Sunday. The tradition-rich three-eighths of a mile dirt track hosted sevensix features races. Results from the speedway are as follows. Factory Stock Heat #1 1. Burl Woods 2. John Coats 3. Carl Davis 4. John McKeelin...
Pierce City shines at Lamar meet (04/11/12)
The Pierce City track team enjoyed a great amount of success at Tuesday's quad meet at Lamar. "We had another good day," said Pierce City track coach Brad Hocker. "The kids are working hard." Results for the Pierce City boys are as follows. First place...
Purdy FCCLA shadowing project (04/11/12)
The Purdy Chapter of Family, Community and Career Leaders of America (FCCLA) was involved in the Missouri FCCLA Legislative Shadowing project at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. Pictured above, from left, are: Representative Sara Lampe, Emily Shaw, of Golden City FCCLA and Susan Vang, of Purdy FCCLA in the Missouri House of Representative chamber. ...
Students of the week are named (04/11/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for April 2. Pictured at left, in the front row, from left, are: Aiden Willis, Julio Cruz and Macy Parsons. Back row: Ryan Preston, Yandel Gonzalez and Diana Medrano. Not present for the photo was Donna Anweiler...
MHS speech team named Big 8 champs (04/11/12)
The Monett High School speech team has been named Big 8 Champions for the eighth consecutive year. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Ashleigh Hill, first, readers theatre; Anna Cloud, second, readers theatre one act; Garrett Maxey, second, readers theatre one act, second, humorous interpretation, and second, storytelling; Zeina Masri, first, readers theatre, second, dramatic interpretation, and fourth, humorous interpretation; and Sarah Burton, third, duet. ...
Sierra Graessle (04/11/12)
Sierra Lynn Graessle, 22 months, of Monett, died on Saturday April 7 in Monett. Visitation will be held on Friday April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at Cox Cemetery in Monett...
Vesta Whisner (04/11/12)
Vesta "Maxine" Whisner, age 67, of Sarcoxie, formerly of Stotts City, died at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Stotts City Baptist Church...
Curtis Reed (04/11/12)
Curtis Leroy Reed, age 64, of Purdy, died at 7:08 p.m. on Saturday, April 7. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Eugene Miller (04/11/12)
Eugene "Gene" Miller, 84, of Purdy, passed away on Monday April 9, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 21, 1927 in Purdy, Mo., the son of the late John and Anna (Storck) Miller. He was the retired president of First State Bank in Purdy and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Stones Prairie in Purdy, Mo., where he was in the church men's club. Gene also served in the Army during the Korean War...
Allan Goodson (04/11/12)
Allan Dean Goodson, age 62, of Aurora, died on Monday, April 9. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora.
Doris Goodman (04/11/12)
Doris Goodman, age 83, of Monett, Mo., died on Monday, April 9, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. She was born on July 28, 1928, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Claude and Pearl (Ashlock) Neely. She graduated from Monett High School and Monett Junior College...
Peggy Dalton (04/11/12)
Peggy L. Dalton, age 75, a life-long resident of Washburn, died on Thursday, April 5. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 7, at the White Funeral Home. Burial was at Roller Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Bobby Bible (04/11/12)
Bobby Gene Bible, age 86, of Stotts City, died at 7:44 a.m. on Monday, April 10 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 13 at the Church of the Nazarene in Monett. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene prior to the services. Burial will be in the Rocky Comfort Cemetery...
Birth announcement (04/11/12)
Jasmine and Vincent McCullough, of Twentynine Palms, Calif., announce the birth of their son, Pistol Morgan McCullough, born on Feb. 17. He weighed six pounds, seven ounces and measured 21 inches. Grandparents are Richard and Crystal Judy and Mike and Sherry Holloway, all of Monett, and Patricia and Donnie McCullough, of Rogers, Ark. ...
Engagement announced (04/11/12)
Pamela and Dr. Russell Logan, of Lamar, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Logan, of Kansas City, to Thaddeus O'Brien, of Leawood, Kan., the son of Tom and Nancy O'Brien, of Prairie Village, Kan., and Steve and Sunshine Amthauer, of Overland Park, Kan. ...
Crowder Quill to host annual awards ceremony on May 8 (04/11/12)
The Crowder Quill, the literary and art magazine of Crowder College, will host the annual awards ceremony with a second annual campus and community-wide poetry reading. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 in the Wright Conference Center on the Crowder College campus in Neosho...
National Fish Hatchery to host annual open house (04/11/12)
The Neosho National Fish Hatchery will hold its annual open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 15. The Missouri Department of Conservation is among the groups that will be participating. They will be handing out dogwoods, short leaf pine, white pine, redbuds, bald cypress and tulip poplar trees. They are available on a first-come basis...
Contestants sought for LC youth fair pageant (04/11/12)
Young ladies between the ages of 8 and 22, who reside in Lawrence County, are invited to compete in the Lawrence County Youth Fair (LCYF) Queen, Princess and Lil' Princess Pageant. The event will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 13 at Norma's Inline Fashions in Aurora...
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