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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Main Street leader seeks Hispanic input (05/02/12)
Norma Ramirez de Miess has traveled the nation as a coordinator for the National Main Street program. She volunteered to come to Monett last week to help the local Main Street program reach out to Hispanics to participate in the downtown revitalization effort...
Dianne Moon (05/02/12)
Dianne Mary Moon, age 65, of Cassville, died on Wednesday, April 25, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Cremations arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.
News In Brief (05/02/12)
A prayer breakfast, in observance of National Day of Prayer, will be held from 7 to 8 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 at the Monett South Park Casino. Acoustic guitarist Chris Sharpe will play from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Mocha Jo's, 404 E. Broadway in Monett...
FARMING BEAUTY (05/02/12)
The month of May brings life beyond high school in sight for those about to graduate. Calendar girl Jessica Schad posed with her new John Deere tractor as she thinks about her future. The daughter of Greg and Lynn Schad, Jessica has had a busy senior year at Monett High School, serving as FFA chapter vice president. ...
St. Mary's to host Old-Fashioned Festival (05/02/12)
The 25th annual St. Mary's Old-Fashioned Festival will be held on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 on the church grounds in Pierce City. On Saturday, festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and on Sunday, the celebration begins at 11 a.m. There will be inflatable bouncers for children and a beer garden for adults on both days. Other activities include a trash and treasure booth, a country store, a purse and jewelry auction, and food stands...
Clubhouse replacement delayed until 2013 (05/02/12)
Replacing the clubhouse at the Windmill Ridge municipal golf course in Monett has been delayed until 2013. "We are re-evaluating our construction plans," said City Administrator Dennis Pyle. The Monett City Council planned to relocate the clubhouse south of the new Monett Area YMCA building the year after the debt was paid off expanding the golf course to 18 holes. The current clubhouse, dating from the mid-1960s, is undersized and partially located on state highway right-of-way...
Details of July 4th celebration announced at council meeting (05/02/12)
Monett's celebration of the nation's birthday will return to July 4 this year. Details of the plan were announced at the April Monett City Council meeting. Brittie Oakley, the treasurer for Freedom and Fireworks, Inc., said the celebration will be held on one day only this year, falling on a Wednesday. Tentative plans call for moving the celebration from the main field of the park to the soccer fields on the lower east end of the park...
Monett track team shines at conference meet (05/02/12)
The Monett boys and girls track team finished third and fourth respectively in the Big 8 Conference meet Tuesday night. "I am very pleased with the boys' performance," said Monett track coach Chad Depeť. "Our biggest strength this season has been our ability to consistently get better with each meet...
Speedway reacers heat up the track in Monett (05/02/12)
The Monett Speedway featured a full slate of races on Sunday night. Seven classes competed for points, prizes and prestige at the speedway. Results were as follows: Pure Stock Heat #1 1. John Beard 2. Forrest Crocket 3. Clinton Collins 4. Levi Neely...
SPORTS BRIEFS (05/02/12)
Southwest High School is sponsoring Spikefest on Thursday, May 31 and Junior Spikefest on Saturday, June 2. Both events will be held at Southwest high school. Cost for Spikefest is $75 per team or $125 for two teams. The cost for the junior Spikefest tournament is $60 per team or $100 for two teams. For more information, contact Steve Voyak at 417-826-5413 or 479-366-8457 r5svoya@swr5.k12.mo.us org...
Hall's blast secures 15th Purdy victory (05/02/12)
Purdy's Cody Hall made the most of his one hit in the Eagles' 5-2 baseball victory over Morrisville Tuesday night. Hall hit his seventh round tripper of the season, a two-run bomb, to give Purdy breathing room in what was a one-run game. "We battled all night," said Purdy coach Joshua Hughes. "Cody has been clutch at the plate all season. Reese (Stevenson) and Cameron (Terry) pitched exceptionally well. The key for us is to be ready for districts."...
Monett Cubs fall to Seneca, 9-1 (05/02/12)
The young Monett Cubs baseball team fell 9-1 to Seneca Tuesday night in Big 8 Conference play. "We swung the bat well and hit the ball hard," said Monett coach Michael Calhoun. "We hit the ball right at Seneca defenders and they made plays." Indian's pitcher Jared Lipe earned the victory. Lipe pitched seven innings, allowed five hits and struck out two...
Missouri FFA Convention (05/02/12)
The Monett FFA Chapter received the United Sportsmen League USL award during the 84th Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia. The award consisted of a $500 grant given to FFA chapters that practice conservation management in the community. Pictured in the front, from left, are: Lloyd Abernathy, USL president; Jessica Schad; and Marvin Behnke, USL representative. ...
Missouri FFA Convention (05/02/12)
The Purdy FFA Dairy Team won at the state contest at the FFA Convention held in Columbia. Purdy sent four teams including, dairy cattle, equine science, knowledge and poultry. The dairy team consisting of Jake Beaty, Jake Henderson, Alex Mareth, and Jared Smith took first place. ...
Missouri FFA Convention (05/02/12)
The Verona FFA Livestock Team competed at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention. The team is pictured above. Front row, from left, are: Tessa Bilyeu, Ashley Johnson and Savannah Parker. Back row: Joe Moore, advisor, and Jessica Youngberg.
Purdy FFA dairy cattle team wins first place at convention (05/02/12)
The Purdy FFA Chapter won first place in the Dairy Cattle Evaluation career development event at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia. There were 60 teams in the competition. Team members consisted of Jake Beaty, Jake Henderson, Alex Mareth and Jared Smith. In the individual event, Smith finished third, Henderson placed sixth, and Beaty placed 11th. Purdy FFA advisors are Laura Hensley and David Mareth...
Youngberg named to FFA all-state choir (05/02/12)
The Missouri FFA Association has selected Jessica Youngberg, of Verona, as a 2012 State FFA choir member. Youngberg is a freshman and a member of the Verona FFA Chapter. She is the daughter of Lynn Youngberg, and her advisor is Joe Moore. Her music instructor is Michelle Reidell. Youngberg was one of 245 individuals chosen for the FFA All-State Choir...
Childress named FFA state winner (05/02/12)
Jared Childress, of Monett, won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication Entrepreneurship and Placement Proficiency Award at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia. Childress is a senior at Monett High School and the son of Dennis and Beverly Childress. He is a member of the Monett FFA Chapter under Tamra Sunby, advisor...
Verona FFA achieves Bronze at convention (05/02/12)
Verona FFA placed in the Bronze Division at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 20 percent of state chapters receive a Bronze level chapter designation. Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The Verona FFA Chapter advisor is Joe Moore...
Missouri FFA Convention (05/02/12)
The Wheaton FFA Chapter won sixth place in the Missouri FFA Knowledge Leadership career development event at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia. Students participating in the event are pictured above. From left, are: Kayla Mason, Kim Day, Kelly Alvarado and Kaden David. ...
Monett Library News (05/02/12)
It's almost time for the Summer Reading Club for children, teens, and adults. New adult fiction titles at the Monett Branch Library include: "The Guardian Duke" by Jamie Carie; "Lessons in Laughing Out Loud" by Rowan Coleman; "Term Limits" by Vince Flynn; "Monday Mornings" by Sanjay Gupta, M.D.; "Enchantments" by Kathryn Harrison; "The Door to December" by Dean Koontz; "Bridge of Scarlet Leaves" by Kristina McMorris; "Interlock" by Gary Alexander; and "Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch" by Nancy Atherton.. ...
Benefit concert to be held (05/02/12)
A benefit concert for Darrel Morlan, pictured at left, of Monett, will be held on Friday, May 4 at New Site Baptist Church, located at 1925 Farm Road 1060, west of Monett. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $15 in advance, and an offering will be received. ...
Geneva Antle (05/02/12)
Geneva June Antle, age 80, of Exeter, died on Monday, April 30, at Red Rose Health and Rehab in Cassville. Services will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at the White Funeral Home...
Eugene Terry (05/02/12)
Eugene H. Terry, 90, of Springfield, Mo., passed away at his home in Springfield on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was born on Sept. 9, 1921 in East Purdy, the son of the later Homer and Mellie (Burg) Terry. He was united in marriage on June 30, 1946 in Purdy, Mo. to Jesselyn Courdin. She survives...
Lanford Kerr (05/02/12)
Lanford Lee Kerr, age 87, of Marionville, died at 6:50 a.m. on Monday, May 1, in his home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 5, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, in the funeral home chapel...
Timmy Weston (05/02/12)
Timmy Weston, age 51, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 following a sudden illness. Timmy was born on March 7, 1961 in Monett, the son of Charles Thomas Weston and Sue (Rowley) Weston. He graduated from Oakview State School in 1982. ...
LouElla Helmkamp (05/02/12)
On Nov. 14, 1945 in Freistatt, Mo., LouElla Tiesel and Kenneth E. Helmkamp were united in marriage. To this union, three children were born. LouElla was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; one grandson, Mason Baker; and one sister, Lucille Quade...
William Pitts (05/02/12)
William Ernest Pitts, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Ashford Hall, a memory care facility in Irving, Texas, after a long battle with complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. He passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Pitts (2007)...
Rose Ingle (05/02/12)
Rose Ingle, 74, of Monett, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She was born on Dec. 14, 1937 in Cassville, Mo., the daughter of the late Earl and Ruby (Starnes) Reed. She was united in marriage on Dec. 20, 1956 to Frank Ingle. He survives...
Velma Slaughter (05/02/12)
Velma "Maurine" Slaughter, age 97, of Cassville, died at 2:20 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, in Memorial Park Cemetery, Moberly, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ruby England (05/02/12)
Ruby "Colene" England, age 82, of Exeter, died on Sunday, April 29. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, in Ridgley Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
Joan Andrew (05/02/12)
Joan Andrews, age 55, of Eagle Rock died on Monday, April 30, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Cassville. Family will receive friends on Thursday, May 3, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cassville...
Birth announced (05/02/12)
Michael and Lee Anne Wingo announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Lyla Grace Wingo. She was born at 8:25 p.m. on March 31 at Cox Monett Hospital weighing seven pounds, one ounce and measuring 21 and a half inches. Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Connie Lauderdale, of Purdy. ...
Couple to wed in May (05/02/12)
Craig and Angela Burns, of Exeter, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shannon Marie Burns, to Donovan James Bartkoski, son of James and Dana Bartkoski, of Purdy. The wedding ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Ridgley Baptist Church in Exeter. The couple will reside in Point Lookout as they continue their education at College of the Ozarks...
50th wedding anniversary (05/02/12)
Tom and Betty Pinkley, of Monett, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the American Legion Hall, 717 E. Broadway, in Monett. The couple were united in marriage on May 31, 1962 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. ...
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