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Stories from Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Council to consider contracts (04/18/12)
Several points of major business are planned by the Monett City Council for the April meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19. A contract will be considered for selling the Gymnastics Center to the Monett R-1 School District. An employment contract for a school resource officer will also be finalized between the city and the school district...
Work begins on new station (04/18/12)
Main Street reaches out to Hispanics (04/18/12)
Monett Main Street is initiating a major outreach to the Hispanic business community with a meeting led by a national leader of the program. Norma Miess, from the National Main Street Center in Washington, D.C., has agreed to come to Monett to speak to the Hispanic community. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at the grocery market at 13th Street and East Broadway...
R-2 school board members discuss property (04/18/12)
Mixed opinions surfaced about the future of the houses owned by the Purdy School District during the April meeting of the R-2 Board of Education. Superintendent Jerry Lingo said the lease was ending on the house purchased seven years ago to acquire three acres to expand the elementary playground. The district paid $70,000 for the land and recouped $27,000 in rent...
Resignations okayed by Pierce City board (04/18/12)
The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education met Thursday to swear in newly elected member Michael Blinzler. Blinzler replaces Fred Slagle, who lost his bid to retain the seat in the April 2 election. Board members presented a plaque of appreciation to Slagle, recognizing his nine years on the board...
News in Brief (04/18/12)
The ladies of St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Monett will host the annual salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the parish hall. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any of the ladies or purchased at the door. The Monett Jaycees will host a coed softball tournament at noon on April 28 at the Monett North Park ball fields. The event will benefit the Monett Relay for Life. For more information, call Randi Willhite at 417-574-6933...
Grant Young to leave Purdy for coaching job at his alma mater (04/18/12)
Purdy Athletic Director and girls basketball coach Grant Young resigned Tuesday morning in order to take the girls' head coaching position at Union High School. "It was an extremely hard decision for my family and I," said Young. "Purdy has been such a wonderful community, and we have had so much success on the court. The teams I've coached and the people I've come to call friends will always hold a special place in my heart."...
Pierce City solid at Ash Grove meet (04/18/12)
The Pierce City track team was solid at the rain-shortened meet at Ash Grove on Friday. The boys' and girls' squads were both poised to finish in first place at the 14-team event. "We had a good day Friday," said Pierce City track coach Brad Hocker. "Our girls have been tough to beat all season, and our boys have been surprisingly good."...
MHS track takes sixth at CJ Relays (04/18/12)
The Monett Cubs boys' and girls' track teams each finished sixth in the 11-team Bulldog Relays in Carl Junction on Monday. Results for the Monett boys are as follows. First place Fourth place Results for the Monett girls are as follows. First place Second place...
Monett Cubs come up short against Cassville (04/18/12)
By Jared Lankford The Monett Cubs fell 11-1 to the Cassville Wildcats in Tuesday night baseball action. The Cubs were able to keep the game close for three innings, but two five-run outbursts by the Wildcats proved too difficult to overcome. "I thought our pitcher (Carlin Ballay) did a good job of mixing his pitches early," said Monett coach Michael Calhoun. "Carlin let the ball elevate a little, and the Cassville hitters put it in play."...
Terry's no hitter lifts Purdy to win over Miller (04/18/12)
Purdy's Cameron Terry threw a no-hitter as the Eagles cruised to a 12-0 victory over Miller in Tuesday night baseball action. "Cameron gave us really good innings tonight," said Purdy head coach Joshua Hughes. "He kept throwing strikes and the defense played well behind him."...
Sports Briefs (04/18/12)
The Mt. Vernon Veterans Home will host a "Remembering our Heroes" 5K and one-mile march on May 19. Pre-registration fee is $20 by May 1 or $25 on the day of the race. The one-mile race will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8 a.m. For more information, call Keri Creasey at 417-466-7103...
Mia Vizcaya (04/18/12)
Mia Roze Steele-Vizcaya, daughter of Laura Beth Jewell and Oscar Vizcaya, of Monett, died on Friday April 13 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett, Mo...
Audra Roach (04/18/12)
Audra Lillie Mae Roach, age 98, of St. Paul, Ark., passed away on April 7, 2012 at Country Side Retirement Center in Huntsville, Ark. She was born on Feb. 20, 1914 in McCurtain, Okla., the daughter of John Marion Cloud and Gertrude Dale Wiley Cloud...
James Pomeroy (04/18/12)
James Gerald Pomeroy, 74, of Monett, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his home. He was born on Aug. 14, 1937 in Grant County, N.M., the son of the late John and Grace (Woods) Pomeroy and Doris Pomeroy. He was united in marriage on Feb. 12, 1971 to Patricia Ann Jansen and she survives...
Champ Marney (04/18/12)
Champ J.R. Marney, age 66, of Rocky Comfort, died at 4:18 p.m., on Monday, April 16, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Rocky Comfort Cemetery, Rocky Comfort...
Erwin Kottmeyer (04/18/12)
Erwin Kottmeyer, age 93, of Freistatt, Mo., passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012 at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon, Mo. Erwin was born on Dec. 22, 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Mo., the son of Carl Kottmeyer and Ella (Doennig) Kottmeyer...
Frances Hicks (04/18/12)
Frances J. Hicks, age 88, of Champaign, Ill., formerly of Monett, died at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Care in Champaign. Mrs. Hicks was a waitress and a homemaker. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and served as Eucharistic Minister at the church. She liked crochet, knitting, crafts and puzzles. She loved serving her Lord...
Faye Harvill (04/18/12)
Faye Harvill, age 83, of Pierce City, died at 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 at Benchmark Healthcare in Monett. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Spc. Alonzo Grey (04/18/12)
Specialist Alonzo Duane Grey, age 28, of Hinesville, Ga., formerly of Jenkins, died on Monday, April 9, at his home. Full military funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial at Clio Cemetery in Jenkins. The family will receive friends on Friday, April 20 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Janice Fair (04/18/12)
Janice Joann Fair, age 55, of Seligman, died at 11:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 14. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the home of J.W. Wishon, 1301 Frost, Seligman. Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
John Boucher (04/18/12)
John David Boucher, age 68, of Monett, Mo. passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital. He was born on Dec. 26, 1943 in Aurora, Mo., the son of the late Enoch and Ruth (Lautaret) Boucher. John served his country honorably in the United States Marine Corps during the Viet Nam War...
Couple to wed in May (04/18/12)
Leah Fellwock and Clint Cloud announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. They are 2009 graduates of Monett High School and are full-time students at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. The wedding will be held at 7 p.m. on May 25 at The Ramsey Event Center in Joplin...
Pierce City Library News (04/18/12)
The Pierce City Branch Library has added new non-fiction titles that include: "Degunking Windows 7" by Joli Ballew; "Understanding Panic Attacks and Overcoming Fear" by Roger Baker; "The TMJ Healing Plan" by Cynthia Peterson; "Taste of Home Simple and Delicious Cookbook" and "The Fresh Egg Cookbook" by Jennifer Trainer Thompson; "Bake Me I'm Yours, Whoopie Pies" by Jill Collins; "Organize for a Fresh Start" by Susan Fay West' and "The Everything Guide to Raising a Toddler" by Ellen Bowers...
Monett Library News (04/18/12)
New adult fiction titles at the Monett Branch Library include: "Beyond Hope's Valley" by Tricia Goyer; "The Unseen" by Heather Graham; "The Last Word" by Kathy Herman; "The Lost and Found Girl" by Catherine King; "The Wedding Promise" by Thomas Kinkade; "The Shoemaker's Wife" by Adriana Trigiani; "Harbor Nocturne" by Joseph Wambaugh; "Gypped" by Carol Higgins Clark; "The Lost Years" by Mary Higgins Clark; and "The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection" by Alexander McCall Smith...
Workshop to be held on Latino gangs (04/18/12)
Dr. Luis C--rdoba will present a workshop entitled, "Do You Know Where Your Child Is?" The workshop is based on Dr. C--rdoba's 30 years of experience working with members of Latino gangs. The event will be presented in English from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at the Monett Middle School auditorium located at 710 Ninth St...
Open house to celebrate 90th birthday (04/18/12)
Nora Lampe, former resident of Freistatt, will celebrate her 95th birthday with an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Lion's Club Ernte Fest building in Freistatt. In lieu of gifts, friends are asked to bring a note describing a special memory they have of Nora that will be placed in a scrapbook...
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