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Stories from Wednesday, May 9, 2012

July 4 drive for Shoeboxes for Soldiers drive underway (05/09/12)
The July 4 drive for Shoeboxes for Soldiers is now underway. Donations are being collected to send boxes of supplies to active duty troops serving in Afghanistan. Donations may be packed in a large Priority Mail flat rate box available from the U.S. Postal Service, measuring 12 inches by 12 inches by 5.5 inches...
News In Brief (05/09/12)
The Monett 911 Center has rescheduled the monthly tornado warning siren test to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 14. Malfunctions of sirens should be reported by calling 235-4241. The annual Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Monett Sportsmen's League, will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Monett City Park Lake. Children 15 and under can participate. Bait will be provided and cash prizes. Lunch will be served after the derby...
Purdy High School honor graduates named (05/09/12)
Purdy High School will hold graduation for the 41 members of the Class of 2012 at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 in the school gymnasium. Valedictorian for the class is Addy Roller, daughter of Mike and Kim Roller. The salutatorian is Rachael Neill, daughter of Russ and Renae Neill...
Organization forming to secure water supplies (05/09/12)
The Tri-State Water Coalition, in which the City of Monett has been a partner from its inception, is evolving a sister organization with significant authority to secure water supplies. Monett Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch, an officer in the coalition, reported to the Monett City Council that the not-for-profit 501(c)4 coalition serves as a consultation body. The coalition networks around 20 city, county and water providers in a planning body but has limited authority to take action...
Relay for Life event set for Friday (05/09/12)
By Murray Bishoff The 17th annual Monett Relay for Life will be held on Friday at Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society returns to its original location for 12 hours of activities and celebrating successes in the fight against cancer...
Verona council looks at bids (05/09/12)
Two aldermen were sworn in at Verona City Council's April meeting. George Strawn and Matt Pruente took the oath of office during the Aprill meeting of the Verona City Council. Aldermen reviewed bids to finish improvements on an unused room at City Hall...
Wrecks leave four injured (05/09/12)
Four people were injured in three separate wrecks that occurred since Monday. Samantha L. Bowerman, 26, of Monett, sustained moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:15 p.m. on Monday on Farm Road 1072 about one mile west of Butterfield when the 2002 Chevrolet Camaro she was driving ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree...
Monett Cubs dominate in home finale, 13-1 (05/09/12)
In a season that has been full of growing pains, the young Monett Cubs baseball team roared to life to defeat Everton 13-1 Tuesday night at North Park. The game was scheduled to be played at Everton but due to unplayable field conditions was moved to Monett the Cubs exploded for nine runs in the first inning...
Purdy comes up short against Cassville (05/09/12)
The Purdy Eagles fell 3-2 to the Cassville Wildcats on Monday. Purdy jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Reese Stevenson doubled and scored on error. The Wildcats responded with three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Kreg Meyers singled and scored on Trey Rose's triple. Rose scored on a double by Ricky Nichols and Nichols scored on Ben Makela's single...
Speedway stays busy in Sunday (05/09/12)
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. Factory Stock Heat Race #1 1. Burl Woods 2. John Turner 3. Garrett Essary 4. Mike Bitner...
2012 BIG 8 ALL CONFERENCE BASEBALL (05/09/12)
PITCHER 1st Team: John Cavness (sr) (U) Cassville Payton Walker (sr) (U) Carl Junction Jared Lipe (sr) (U) Seneca 2nd Team: Cody Lee (sr) Mt.Vernon Markell White (sr) Lamar Chase Marrs (sr) Carl Junction Ben Makala (sr) Cassville Hon Ment: Aarron Patton (jr) Monett...
Selected to attend academy (05/09/12)
Aaron Morley, son of Steve and Dawn Morley, of Monett, and a student at Monett High School, has been selected as one of 330 students to attend the 2012 Missouri Scholars Academy. The academy is a three-week residential program that will be held June 10 through June 30 on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. Students attending MSA will be exposed to a wide range of activities as well as to intensive instruction in their chosen area of specialization...
Students elect government officers and senators (05/09/12)
Park University students, in Parkville, recently elected representatives, executive board and senators for the 2012-13 Park Student Government Association. Hayley LaGarce, of Monett and a sophomore at Park, of Monett, was elected as a senator. LaGarce is majoring in communication arts and public relations...
Kindergarten day at St. Lawrence (05/09/12)
On April 16, students interested in attending kindergarten at St. Lawrence Catholic School spent the morning with Pam Cheney in the kindergarten room. The students enjoyed centers themed upon the children's book, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." St. Lawrence is currently enrolling for the 2012-13 school year. ...
Student council members receive certificates of achievement (05/09/12)
Dr. Apostol, Monett Middle School principal, presented certificates of achievement to the middle school student council officers on behalf of the Monett Board of Education. The Monett Middle School Student Council has received the gold level for student councils for Missouri for two consecutive years. Pictured above, from left are: Apostol, Iris Wormington, Katie Tinklepaugh and sponsors Amy Barker and Amber Tinsley. Not present for the picture were Cindy Serrano and Madeline Petersen...
Speech and debate team sweeps awards at Cassville tournament (05/09/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team swept the awards at the Big 8 Congress Tournament held at Cassville High School on March 29. Students receiving awards at the Big 8 Congress Tournament are pictured above. From left, are: Jonah Ragsdale, first, senate; Reece Johnson, first, house; Bryce Isbell, second, hours; Jarrett Johnson, third, house; and Kale Turner, second, senate...
Berean competes at MAACS (05/09/12)
Berean Christian Academy in Monett recently participated in the Mid-America Association of Christian Schools (MAACS) Academic and Fine Arts competition, which was held two different weeks in Independence. Twenty-six Christian schools from the Midwest participated. ...
Berean students and staff honored (05/09/12)
Berean Christian Academy students and staff were honored the last 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 gentleness. Those honored are pictured above. From left, are: Austin McCleery; Amy Lucas, secretary; and Abigail Hoenshell...
MES Students of the Week April 23 (05/09/12)
Monett Elementary School has named Students of the Week for April 23. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Edith Perez-Mayorga, Johnathan Lopez and Ana Ugalde. Back row: Gannon Creed, Andre DeLeon, Keller Snodgrass and Mollie Beeson.
MES Students of the Week April 16 (05/09/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for April 16. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Jennifer Henley, Hallie Crisp and Jasmin Mateo. Back row: Courtney Nichols, Matthew Holloway and Gwendolyn LeSue.
Harold Rutledge (05/09/12)
Harold Clifford Rutledge, age 92, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:53 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Springfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Springfield. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held on Tuesday, May 8. Burial was in the Ozark Prairie Cemetery...
Michael Williams (05/09/12)
Michael Don Williams, age 52, of Pierce City, died at 6:18 p.m. on Sunday, May 6 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Monett IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Kathryn Just (05/09/12)
Kathryn Karol Just, age 73, of Mt Vernon, died at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Mt. Vernon Place Care. A funeral service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Aurora, with burial at the Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9 in the funeral home chapel...
Winifred Stegman (05/09/12)
Winifred Stegman, 94, of Monett, passed away onSunday May 6, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett. She was born on Feb. 7, 1918 in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of the late Fred and Clara (Jaquith) Saffer. She was married on Nov. 6, 1942 in Emporia, Kan. to Dr. Wilbur Stegman. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2007...
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