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Stories from Wednesday, April 25, 2012

BarCo 911 dispatchers honored (04/25/12)
The Barry County E-911 Operations Center celebrated National Telecommuicators Week with a barbecue and awards ceremony honoring the E-911 dispatching team. "Those who do this line of work know that we are the last ones to get thanked," said Pat Blevins, Barry County E-911 dispatching operations manager. "We often hear about the wonderful job that our firefighters and officers have done, but you don't usually hear about the great work done by our communicators...
Man pleads guilty to producing child porn (04/25/12)
A Golden man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of producing child pornography. On Monday, Timothy Stringer, 34, was facing a jury trial in federal court in Springfield when he decided to plead guilty to the charges against him. Stringer admitted that he used two cell phones and a digital camera to take photos of a 15-year-old minor. The images included photos of Stringer and the minor engaged in sex...
PUBLIC SERVICE (04/25/12)
Two candidates for the Monett R-1 Board of Education who ran without opposition were sworn into office during the board's reorganizational meeting. Taking the oath of office from board secretary Patty Leach were A.J. Bahl, left, joining the board for the first time, and J.D. Roberts, right, returning for his third term...
FANTASTIC TURNOUT (04/25/12)
Monett police responded to 1,736 incidents last month (04/25/12)
Officers with the Monett Police Department responded to 1,736 incidents, not including 911 calls, during the month of March, along with 10 collisions involving 18 vehicles. No injury wrecks were documented, but 14 vehicles were damaged during March...
Injuries follow string of wrecks (04/25/12)
An Aurora man was seriously injured in a single vehicle wreck Tuesday on Interstate 44 about two miles east of Marshfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 4:27 a.m. when the driver of a 2005 GMC, Charles A. Dry, 26, of Aurora, fell asleep while driving and traveled off the right side of the highway, causing the vehicle to overturn...
Man pleads guilty to producing child porn (04/25/12)
A Golden man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of producing child pornography. On Monday, Timothy Stringer, 34, was facing a jury trial in federal court in Springfield when he decided to plead guilty to the charges against him. Stringer admitted that he used two cell phones and a digital camera to take photos of a 15-year-old minor. The images included photos of Stringer and the minor engaged in sex...
BarCo 911 dispatchers honored (04/25/12)
The Barry County E-911 Operations Center celebrated National Telecommuicators Week with a barbecue and awards ceremony honoring the E-911 dispatching team. "Those who do this line of work know that we are the last ones to get thanked," said Pat Blevins, Barry County E-911 dispatching operations manager. "We often hear about the wonderful job that our firefighters and officers have done, but you don't usually hear about the great work done by our communicators...
PERFECT MORNING FOR A RUN (04/25/12)
Students big part of teacher's honor (04/25/12)
Pierce City elementary teacher Linda Brottlund is the type of teacher who inspires her students. Last month, her students took the time to express their feelings toward their teacher by handwriting a stack of individual notes nominating her for the Teacher of the Month award, sponsored by EFCO, a Pella company, and The Monett Times...
Woman is targeted by scam (04/25/12)
A man claiming to be a Monett resident's grandson imprisoned in Quito, Ecuador, has scammed the woman of $4,100. The incident occurred Tuesday, April 24, when a man called the woman stating he was in prison for wrecking a rental car. He said he needed $4,100 wired via Western Union immediately or "something bad would happen." He then transferred the call to another man, Richard Gomez, who acted as an official who claimed to be helping the imprisoned man...
Supreme Court ruling has local impact (04/25/12)
A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court over sales tax charges by the Department of Revenue will cost Barry County over $100,000 a year. The ruling applies only to sales tax. Counties that have adopted a use tax, which collects on out-of-county transactions, will not be affected...
Dawson is latest R-1 Board hire (04/25/12)
Mike Dawson has been hired as the new assistant superintendent of educational services for the Monett R-1 School District, beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Dawson will succeed Brad Hanson, who will become Monett's new superintendent. Dawson currently serves as the principal of Branson Elementary West, a position he held for the past nine years. Dawson previously served four years in the Los Angeles, Calif., area as both an elementary teacher and principal...
Monett Main Street making major strides (04/25/12)
Major advances in the Monett Main Street program have taken place since January. Work plans have been defined in advance of this week's board meeting on Thursday. Monett Main Street is a two-year partnership between the Monett Downtown Betterment Group, the Monett Chamber of Commerce and the City of Monett. The original board included representatives from each group...
news In Brief (04/25/12)
Open enrollment for summer and fall 2012 at Crowder College begins on Monday, April 30. Schedules are available at the Southwest Area Career Center or at 303 E. Cleveland in Monett. For complete course listings, information or to apply for admission, visit www.crowder.edu. To make an appointment to enroll, call 236-2895 or e-mail monett@crowder.edu...
Monett track takes second at Cubs Relays (04/25/12)
The Monett Cubs boys' and girls' track teams each took second place in the 10-team Cubs Relays Tuesday night. Cassville won the boys' division, recording 113.5 points. Monett was second with 104 points, and McDonald County finished third with 70 points...
Cubs golf team advances to sectional playoff round (04/25/12)
The sun was shining, but Mother Nature still made her presence felt with large wind gusts during the Class 3, District 6 golf tournament at Honey Creek golf course in Aurora on Tuesday. Despite the difficult playing conditions, the Monett Cubs golf team advanced to the sectional round next Wednesday at Briar Brook in Carl Junction...
Baseball Cubs' rally falls just short against Houn's (04/25/12)
The Monett Cubs rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game at 8-8, but it wasn't enough as the Aurora Houn' Dawgs earned a 9-8 victory over the Cubs Tuesday night. "I saw some good things happen for our team tonight," said Monett coach Michael Calhoun. "We scored five runs in an inning and eight runs in a game. Those were both season highs for us. We still have plenty to work on."...
Late inning rally lifts Purdy to win (04/25/12)
For the third consecutive year and sixth time in seven years, the Purdy Eagles baseball team claimed the Ozark 7 Conference title. On Monday, the Eagles scored four times in the sixth inning to earn a 4-2 victory over Wheaton. "Every win is important, and tonight we earned another conference title," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "However, we only achieved a portion of our goals this season with the victory. We have to stay hungry, because we know there is still a lot of season left."...
USMTS rocks Monett Speedway (04/25/12)
Over 70 cars in four divisions shook the three-eighth of a mile dirt track oval at the Monett Speedway Sunday night. The night was highlighted by the bi-annual arrival of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Terry Phillips passed race-long leader Rodney Sanders with nine laps remaining to win the seventh annual Race Brothers Farm and Home Supply Missouri Nationals and his second straight USMTS Casey's Cup victory...
Berean students and staff honored at luncheon (04/25/12)
Berean Christian Academy students and staff were honored the first week of March at the Hands of Hope luncheon, sponsored by The Fun Zone in Cassville. The staff and students were selected by the academy based on Christian behavior and the character topic of patience. Those honored are pictured above. From left, are: Marney Nowland, math teacher; Ashtyn McClerry; Faith Brittenham; and Susan Hall, second grade teacher...
Norman receives certificate (04/25/12)
The Monett Board of Education recently presented Ed Norman, welding instructor at Southwest Area Career Center, a certificate of achievement for being named 2012 SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year for Missouri. Pictured above, from left, are: Norman receiving a certificate from Russ Moreland, Southwest Area Career Center director...
Monett Middle School honor rolls are announced (04/25/12)
Monett Middle School has announced the All-A honor roll for seventh grade, and honored students are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Daniel Salas, Dario Rodriguez, Eric Villa, Alex Turner, Cale Harper and Jacob Furry. Back row: Cassidy Pachner, Deven Kimsey, Joel Ridenour, Haley Williams, Kristen Buck, Shane Pass and Shelby Kuhnert...
Liman Maple (04/25/12)
s Liman Samuel Maples, age 100, of Aurora, died at 1:10 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Aurora Nursing Center. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the Wilson Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at the church...
Gene Pruett (04/25/12)
Gene Curtis Pruett, age 87, of Freistatt, died at 9:55 p.m. on Monday, April 23. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Clyde Wendler (04/25/12)
Clyde Edgar Wendler, 85, of Miami, Okla., died on Monday, February 29, 2012. Clyde was born Jan. 5, 1927 in Stotts City, Mo. and was raised in Freistatt, Mo. On January 23, 1948 he married Betty Rawlings, of Monett, Mo. They lived and raised their family in Monett for the next 62 years. ...
Birth announced (04/25/12)
Emily and Shamus O'Hagan, of Rogers, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Devanie Belle O'Hagan, born at 11:10 a.m. on March 14 at Mercy Rogers Hospital in Rogers, Ark. She weighed six pounds, six ounces and measured 19 inches. She was welcomed home by maternal grandparents Doug and Marsha Williams, of Monett, and great-grandparents Geneva Stephenson, of Monett, and Winnie Williams, of Aurora. ...
Couple to wed in June (04/25/12)
Ken and Lori Gaspar, of Monett, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Gaspar, of Monett, to Greg Brenton, of Manchester, son of Jeff and Jill Brenton, of Manchester. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Monett High School. ...
Monett Library News (04/25/12)
April is "Multi-cultural Communication Month," so check out a book or audio that teaches a foreign language at the Monett Branch Library. "National Humor Month" and "National Poetry Month" are also celebrated this month, so look for a comedy in the DVD collection, or check out the collection of poetry books for children and adults...
Hat collection on display (04/25/12)
A display of Pearl Mackey's hat collection can be viewed through May 1 at the Monett Museum, located at 705 E. Broadway. The museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
New face at Benchmark (04/25/12)
Benchmark Healthcare in Monett has named Kim Turner as the new director of nursing. Turner began her nursing career in 1988. Since earning her nursing degree, she has gained experience in acute care, emergency trauma, cardiac ICU and long-term care. ...
98th birthday celebration (04/25/12)
Freddie Hemphill, of Monett, will celebrate her 98th birthday on Saturday, April 28 with close family. She would appreciate cards.
Buffalo - Buffalo Livestock Market: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 04/24/12 (04/25/12)
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