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Stories from Friday, April 20, 2012

City council moves ahead on projects (04/20/12)
Monett City Council members approved a contact for the sale of the gymnastics center and approved a new pay arrangement for the school resource officer at their monthly meeting on Thursday. Council members okayed a real estate contract with the Monett R-1 School District for the sale of the gymnastics building for $279,000...
Gold medal dancers from the Mary Beck Studio (04/20/12)
Dancers from the Mary Beck School of Dance in Monett competed at the Dance Masters of America in Oklahoma City, Okla., March 30 through April 1. The dance group, "I Love the Nightlife" won gold in the 13-and-up division and also earned the "Most Entertaining" award...
Crash near Purdy leaves three hurt (04/20/12)
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:30 p.m. yesterday on County Road 2060 about two miles southeast of Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet Astro van, Lillis A. Taylor, 77, of Washburn, made a left turn out of a private drive and struck a 2005 Toyota Corolla, driven by Sarah E. Davis, 33, of Monett, head on...
Purdy Library will give away books on April 23 (04/20/12)
The Purdy Branch Library will be giving away free books during the first World Book Night in the United States on April 23. "What's better that a good book?" asked Anna Quindlen, the U.S. campaign's honorary chairman. "A whole box of them, and the opportunity to share them with new readers. The idea behind World Book Night is inspired, and as a writer and a reader, I am thrilled to be a part of it."...
Crash response (04/20/12)
DD board okays funding requests (04/20/12)
Members of the Barry County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled granted a number of financial requests from supporting agencies in the county during the board's regular meeting in April, which was held at Arc of the Ozarks in Monett. Members approved a request from Robin Boring, director of program services at Arc of the Ozarks, in the amount of $8,220 to allow clients the opportunity to take part in swimming and bowling activities, as well as allowing one client to attend the day program in Cassville three times a week. ...
911 Center open house (04/20/12)
The dispatching center at the Monett Justice Center was open for viewing last week as part of the local celebration of National Telecommunicators Week. Children were encouraged to visit and pick up a variety of safety-oriented items. A phone was set up enabling children to play the "911 Game," learning when is the proper time to dial 911 and how to do it...
Ortwein returns as Freistatt chairman (04/20/12)
The Freistatt Village Board of Trustees elected Mike Ortwein as its chairman for another year at its April meeting. Ortwein and his daughter, Rose, took the oath of office to serve a two-year term as the board reorganized. Rose Ortwein was the only official candidate. Mike Ortwein was re-elected by write-in ballot with three more votes than his daughter received...
Asthma education (04/20/12)
The Cox Monett Asthma Education Program presented a certificate of appreciation to Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt on April 11. The school recently completed the asthma education program provided by the hospital. Funding for the program is provided by the Missouri Foundation for Health. ...
Arkansas woman hurt in crash on Highway 86 (04/20/12)
A Berryville, Ark., woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck that took place at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night on Highway 86 about two miles east of Golden. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred when the unknown driver of an eastbound 2000 Dodge Dakota was making a pass on a hillcrest and struck a 1995 Ford Thunderbird, driven by Shauna L. Goodwin, 21, of Berryville, Ark...
More SO website updates (04/20/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has added a new feature to its official website at www.lawrencecosheriff.com. "Beginning with the month of March, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office began releasing monthly stats indicating the number and types of calls deputies are responding to," said Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay. "These numbers reflect only the initial calls from the full-time uniformed and reserve patrol divisions. They do not include follow-up or non-uniformed response calls."...
News In Brief (04/20/12)
Christian bands A Hope for Redemption, Saving Silence, Simon Phoenixx and An Act of Valor will play a free show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center (The Marc), located at 822 W. Mt. Vernon Blvd. Wayne Ridenour, of Monett, offered chances to win a handcrafted walnut bowl that he made in an effort to raise funds for Lynne Carnes, of Monett, who is suffering from brain cancer. ...
Cub golfers claim Big 8 title (04/20/12)
The Monett Cubs golf team captured its second consecutive Big 8 Conference golf title on Thursday at Monett's par-71 Windmill Ridge golf course. "I think this title mattered a little more to the kids than last year's title," said Monett head golf coach Derrek Uhl. "This year, the tournament was on our home course. We are playing our best rounds at the right time of the season, and I am proud of my players."...
Times sports editor goes on the road (04/20/12)
A once-in-a-lifetime trip. Monett Times sports editor Jared Lankford and three friends left Wednesday morning on a baseball barnstorming excursion. Lankford and his group plan to watch five professional and one minor league baseball games in three days. ...
PC track teams dominate their home meet (04/20/12)
The Pierce City boys' and girls' track teams led the pack at the Eagle Invitational on Tuesday. Both teams finished in first place with a string of gold medals at their home meet. Each of one of the Pierce City relay teams, both girls and boys, won gold except for the 4x800 relay teams...
NASCAR driver to compete in Monett (04/20/12)
The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) makes its 13th appearance in seven years at the Monett Speedway this Sunday. Drivers throughout the Midwest will descend upon the legendary dirt track to compete in one of the most exciting racing tours in the dirt car series...
SWACC's Norman named Missouri State SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year (04/20/12)
SkillsUSA state contests were held at Linn State Technical Center in Jefferson City. The Southwest Area Career Center in Monett had 41 students who qualified to compete in state contests. Ed Norman, SWACC welding instructor, was named the Missouri State SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year during the opening ceremony. ...
Record number of MHS speech and debate students qualify for state (04/20/12)
The Monett High School Speech and Debate state qualifiers will compete in Columbia on April 20 and April 21. The students pictured above qualified for the state tournament by placing first through third at the district tournament held in Carthage. Monett had the largest number of events qualify for state in the Southwest District. ...
MHS graduate honored at University of Missouri (04/20/12)
Brianna Petersen, a 2011 Monett High School graduate, was recently honored as one of the top 14 freshmen at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Petersen was chosen for the award based on her work on antibacterial dental composites in the biological engineering laboratory. ...
Area school/senior menus for 4-23 - 4-27 (04/20/12)
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: Waffles, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Tony's pizza. 2. Italian calzone. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Jerry Shriver (04/20/12)
Jerry Allen Shriver, age 24, of Keithville, La., formerly of Aurora and a past member of the Junior ROTC program at the Southwest Area Career Center in Monett, died at 1:23 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, from injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident...
Highlandville -CRS Sale's Company : Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 04-19-12 (04/20/12)
Recreation as a city priority (04/20/12)
I spent close to a couple hours at Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course on Thursday taking pictures on students playing during the Big 8 Tournament. It's easy to forget what a lovely space the course represents. On a nice day, being outdoors in the middle of nature is like a piece of heaven...
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