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Stories from Monday, April 23, 2012

Monett City Council buys new fire truck (04/23/12)
By Murray Bishoff In a special meeting, the Monett City Council agreed to spend $272,370 for a new pumper truck for the fire department. The truck was purchased from Pierce Manufacturing, the only bidder. Fire Chief Tom Jones sent seven requests to vendors for quotes. He received two responses and one bid...
SWACC to be renamed in honor of Scott (04/23/12)
The Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) will have a new name this fall. Founded as the Monett Area Vocational-Technical School in 1966, the school for learning trades will become the Scott Regional Technology Center. The name change will honor Dr. Ralph Scott, who was the Monett R-1 School District superintendent when the career center opened...
Jastal is new resource officer (04/23/12)
Monett Police Department patrol officer Jay Jastal has been named as the Monett R-1 District's new school resource officer. He assumed those duties on March 19. Jastal, a certified DARE instructor, takes over the position that was vacated by Jarrod Jarvis earlier this year. ...
News In Brief (04/23/12)
Shoe Roads Productions, a division of Laurie's Shoes, will be at Cox Monett Hospital from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 in the hospital's main lobby. A wide variety of shoes will be offered at the sale, including Klogs, Dansko, Alegria, Sanita and Birkenstock. All proceeds will benefit the auxiliary's healthcare scholarship fund. For more information, call Monett Volunteer Services at 417-354-1409...
Long-time school nurse will retire (04/23/12)
Linda Lauderdale witnessed many changes in school nursing over her 24 years at the Monett R-1 School District. As she approaches retirement at the end of the school year, Lauderdale looked back at how her job has changed. "I'd like to think I've done well for the kids," Lauderdale said...
Take Back event is April 28 (04/23/12)
Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a campaign designed to fight prescription drug abuse during the third annual "Take Back" event slated for Saturday, April 28. The campaign will offer residents the opportunity to turn in their unused or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications for safe disposal. The take back center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Old Town Pharmacy, located at Highway 60 and Chapell Drive in Monett...
Supporting area youth (04/23/12)
Area dancers shine at Dance Masters competition (04/23/12)
Dancers from the Mary Beck School of Dance competed at the Dance Masters of America in Oklahoma City, Okla., March 30 through April 1. The dance group, "Funky Monkey," won high silver. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Anna Krueger, Madison Williams, Ellie Whisman, Riley Hohensee and M'Kena Propps. Second row: Chloe Courtney, Jaysa Aga, Jordan Garrison, Tayler McCullah, Peyton Poage and Natalie Turner...
New NHTS members selected (04/23/12)
The Southwest Area Career Center in Monett held an induction of new members intothe National Technical Honor Society on March 20.New inductees are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Nicholas Johnson, Grant Lay, Kelsey Patterson, Alivia Gilliam, Lauren Head, Marcela Rangel, Alejandra Hernandez and Mayra Guerra. ...
Once-in-a-lifetime baseball trip (04/23/12)
Last week was an exceptionally busy week in my life. In less than 96 hours, I traveled 1,638 miles, witnessed 1,356 total pitches in six baseball games, and visited five different stadiums in three different states with three other sports writers. Payton, who is a writer for Pine Tar Press, an internet blog spot that specializes in all things pertaining to the Kansas City Royals, explained how he, Cody Thorn, a writer for the St. ...
Purdy stays hot, downs East Newton (04/23/12)
The Purdy Eagles baseball team continues to rack up victories. On Friday, the Eagles improved to 12-2 with a 6-2 victory over East Newton. "I am proud of the boys," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "We did the little things right tonight to get the win. We must keep this momentum going if we want to reach our goals."...
Pierce City track wins at Lamar (04/23/12)
The Pierce City Eagles girls' track team finished first and the boys' team took second at the 14-team Lamar Rotary Relays on Friday. "I was really proud of my kids," said Pierce City track coach Brad Hocker. "We had runners away at the State FFA Convention, and we still had a strong outing."...
James Mattingly (04/23/12)
James "Paul" Mattingly, age 73, of Cassville, died at 12:01 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. Funeral services were held on April 22, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery, Cassville.
Norma Miller (04/23/12)
Norma Lee Miller, age 79, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, at the Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in Wichita, Kan. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25 at the Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Maize Park Cemetery in Maize, Kan...
Rev. Arthur Schmidly (04/23/12)
Rev. Arthur William Schmidly, age 94, of Mt. Vernon, died at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, at the Missouri Veteran's Home in Mt. Vernon. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at the Harvey Cemetery near LaRussell. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in the funeral home chapel...
Loren Strouse (04/23/12)
Loren C. Strouse, age 81, of Monett, Mo., passed away suddenly on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Cox-Monett Hospital. Loren was born on Aug. 21, 1930, in Hutchison, Kan., the son of the late John and Rosemond (Hewes) Strouse. Loren graduated from Greenwood High School in Greenwood, Ark. ...
Clifford Thomas (04/23/12)
Mr. Clifford Odell Thomas, 71, of Reeds, Mo. departed this life on Thursday evening, April 19, 2012 at the Sarcoxie Nursing Center in Sarcoxie, Mo. after a recent decline in health. Clifford entered this life on Jan. 25, 1941 in Leesville, La. to the late Odell and Georgia Lucress (Burnett) Thomas...
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