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Stories from Thursday, April 12, 2012

Purdy teen pleads guilty in DWI crash (04/12/12)
With her jury trial scheduled to begin, Sierra Nicole Wood, 19, of Purdy, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in connection with a drunk driving crash that claimed the life of Wood's 17-year-old friend Jessica Pettengill. Wood appeared before Circuit Judge Robert S. ...
Mission shifts for local Guard (04/12/12)
The year ahead will offer a different experience and mission for the 117th Asphalt Team of the Missouri National Guard, the soldiers who operate out of the armory in Monett. Part of the 35th Engineering Brigade, the 117th has been a unique group for the past four years. They trained as a CERFP team trained to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high yield explosive situations...
Aviation is topic of Monett Kiwanis talk (04/12/12)
The important role aviation plays in Monett's industrial scene provided the topic for Brian Hunter, chief of the aviation division for Jack Henry and Associates, who spoke at last week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Monett Mayor Jim Orr, serving as program chairman, said he worked with Hunter on the Airport Advisory Committee and credited Hunter with helping on plans to develop the airport for the future...
Week turns focus on crime victims' rights (04/12/12)
National Crime Victim's Rights Week gets underway starting April 22, honoring the nation's progress in advancing victim's rights. This year's theme, "Extending the Vision: Reaching Every Victim," celebrates the ideal of serving the victims of every crime...
Great day for a ride (04/12/12)
There is nothing better to do on a beautiful spring day than get out and enjoy it and that is exactly what these bikers did last Friday during Easter break.
Redshaw files for northern commissioner (04/12/12)
David Redshaw has announced his candidacy for the position of northern commissioner of Barry County. A long-time Purdy resident that community, Redshaw, 61, served in Purdy city government for 10 years as a mayor and alderman. He has been a Purdy Fire Protection District board member for the past five years...
Pierce City R-6 board tours site of new middle school building (04/12/12)
Members of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education toured the new middle school facility that is currently under construction during the board's March meeting. "We are pleased with the progress," said architect Richard Werner, of Werner and Associates. "The weather has been very conducive to the project. We expect to wrap this up about July."...
Deputies arrest two on Saturday (04/12/12)
Barry County Sheriff's deputies responded to calls in Shell Knob and Exeter over the weekend and made several arrests. On Saturday morning, Sheriff Mick Epperly and deputies Kevin Myers and Mike Adcock responded to a residence on Farm Road 1240 in Shell Knob after receiving a call that a man was making threats to burn down his home and another person's home...
Children offer Easter program (04/12/12)
The classes at Monett Christian Academy presented a "Celebrate Jesus" program in the auditorium of the Church of the Nazarene prior to Easter. The Cheeky Monkeys, ages 2 and 3, the Hoppin' Frogs, ages 3 and 4, and the Busy Bees, ages 4 and 5, each gave a separate musical presentation, followed by a group sing of the spiritual "He's Got The Whole World in His Hands."...
MHS grad named to state position (04/12/12)
A Monett High School Class of 1972 graduate, Deborah Flattem Wilson, daughter of the late Donna and Robert Flattem, has been named the executive director of the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM). Wilson, who was a teacher for 32 years, is now working for teachers in grades kindergarten through college level courses to promote professional interests of the Missouri science education community...
Area woman hurt in crash near Crane (04/12/12)
Three people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle crash at 3:35 p.m. on Highway 13 about one mile north of Crane. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2000 Ford Mustang, driven by Brooke R. Riddlesperger, 16, of Crane, stopped to make a left turn into a private drive and was struck from behind by a 2006 Jeep, driven by Jennifer K. Keithley, 29, of Marionville...
News in Brief (04/12/12)
Monett Middle School and Missouri State University will host a Parents and Abstinence Education class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16 at the Monett Middle School. The instructor will be Dr. Amy Meriweather. For more information or to register, call Rebecca Gaines at 235-0960...
New cases arrive for Monett Museum (04/12/12)
The Monett Museum has acquired two display cases from the now-closed Houn' Dawgs Antiques mall in Aurora. The display cases stand on marble bases, matching cases acquired from Krueger's package liquor store in Monett. Monett Historical Society President Doug Hobson said the cases will be used to expand exhibits at the museum, located at 705 E. Broadway...
Youth seat belt results are released (04/12/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office recently participated in the statewide youth seat belt enforcement campaign that resulted in officers issuing a total of 28 traffic tickets. Of those tickets, seven were for seat belt violations, eight were for speeding violations and 13 were for other traffic violations...
Pierce City track shines at Hillbilly Relays (04/12/12)
The Pierce City track team continues to be a dominant force in track and field events in area meets. On Tuesday the Lady Eagles finished first and the Eagles took second in the 18-team Hillbilly Relays in Pierce City. "It was another strong showing by a buncah of good, hardworking kids," said Pierce City coach Brad Hocker...
MMS girls track team is off and running (04/12/12)
The Monett Middle School eighth grade girls track team took fourth place in the seven-team Aurora track meet on Tuesday. Results for the Monett contestants were as follows. First place Second place Fourth place Fifth place Sixth place...
CANNONS ARE FIRING (04/12/12)
The Monett Cannons 10-and-under baseball team won the Springfield Warm-Up Tournament at Cooper Complex in Springfield. In the front row, from left, are: Aaron Gardner, Gunnar Bradley, Joey Semerad, Cole Davis, Karter Brink, Tanner Wright and Rueben Dierker. Second row: coach Justin Semerad, Wyatt Perry, Mason Ballay, Caleb Hall, coach Bobby Brink and Elias Barrentos...
AREA SPORTS ROUND-UP (04/12/12)
Monett wrestling club is off to a strong start The Monett Freestyle Greco Wrestling Club traveled to Bristow, Okla., last Saturday and enjoyed great success Results for the Monett wrestlers in the freestyle competition were as follows. First place: Matthew Bahl, intermediate 65 pounds; Gunnar Bradley, novice 70 pounds; Chase Brennan, cadet 120 pounds; and Gabe Pryor, schoolboy 175 pounds...
Monett youngster claims derby title (04/12/12)
Meadows participates on Miners in Space team (04/12/12)
Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla are working to improve cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a microgravity environment. The tests could lead to greater safety for future space travelers. Tyler Meadows, of Monett, and a junior in aerospace engineering, is one of 14 Missouri S&T students who are members of the university's Miners in Space student organization...
Crowder ag team takes first place at quiz bowl (04/12/12)
Crowder College agriculture team took first place in College Quiz Bowl at the 2012 National Post Secondary Ag Student Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The team was competing against 30 teams from both two- and four-year colleges and universities. This is the second time in Crowder's history to win the contest...
Students win academic inaugural tournament (04/12/12)
By Lindsay Reed The Exeter Junior High School seventh grade academic team won the inaugural Ozark 7 Conference Middle School Academic Team Tournament held at Southwest Middle School on Feb. 29. Members of Exeter's seventh grade team include: Hilsden Moseley, Mikayla Meyer, Brooke Baldwin, Lindsey Henson and Trey Rowden...
MIS honor choir participates in numerous events through the year (04/12/12)
The Monett Intermediate School honor choir is a group of 40 fifth and sixth grade students. The choir, directed by Rachael Murad, is comprised of members from an initial audition of 70 students. The honor choir students learn to be in a vocal ensemble and perform choral pieces that are written in two-part harmony. They have several opportunities throughout the year to audition and perform solos. They meet once a week for one hour...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 4/11/12 (04/12/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 4/11/12 (04/12/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 04/13/12 (04/12/12)
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