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Stories from Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dacy Foundation's Helping Hands Award presented (05/10/12)
Susan Gripka, who spearheaded the Pierce City Backpack program for students in elementary and middle school was honored with the Dale Taunton Helping Hands Award at the Pierce City Community Banquet on Saturday. Gripka was one of three finalists for the award. Other nominees were Betty Bierkortte and Clyde Stephens...
News In Brief (05/10/12)
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. VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon on Wednesday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal will include turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned carrots, salads, dessert and beverage. Cost is $6. The Post is located west of Monett on Highway 60...
Post offices to stay open, shorter hours (05/10/12)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bending to strong public opposition, the nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday backed off a plan to close thousands of rural post offices after May 15 and proposed keeping them open, but with shorter operating hours. The move to halt the shuttering of 3,700 low-revenue post offices followed months of dissent from rural states and their lawmakers, who said the cost-cutting would hurt their communities the most...
Ceremony marks beginning of Habitat of Humanity house (05/10/12)
The groundbreaking for the Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity's sixth house was held on Saturday, May 5 on East Nellie. The welcome and special thank-you's were presented by Jon Suit. "Soon everyone will hear hammers and saws but more important, we need to give thanks to God who we owe everything to," said Suit...
Purdy Recycling Project receives Coover Education Grant (05/10/12)
The Purdy Recycling Project will use an $11,000 Cover Place-Based Education Grant to install solar panels on the recycling center to zero out utility costs for the building. Teacher and club advisor Gerry Wass and a group of students accepted the grant at the annual Rural Schools Partnership conference held on April 26 in Thomasville...
Verona School Board takes personnel action (05/10/12)
The Verona R-7 Board of Education hired staff and took action on a number of personnel issues at its April meeting. Margaret Kleiboeker was hired as the new school nurse. Kleiboeker worked for the district as a vocational agriculture teacher before starting a family and attending nursing school. She has been working for Cox Monett Hospital...
Patricia Holle (05/10/12)
Patricia Ann Rusch Holle began her new adventure in heaven on Sunday morning, May 6. She is deeply loved by her husband of 60 years, Erv Holle, along with their daughters, Tamera Holle, Ardrey and Dale Holle Troxell; grandchildren, Rebecca Ardrey, Bristal Ross, Moses and Sarah Troxell; and great-grandsons, Isaac Zachary and Bristal Ross, Jr...
Joe Hewitt (05/10/12)
Joe Hewitt, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Lawrence, Kan., died at 2:33 a.m. on Monday, May 7, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 5/09/12 (05/10/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Cow and Bull Auction 5/7/2012 (05/10/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 5/9/12 (05/10/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 05/11/12 (05/10/12)
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