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Stories from Friday, May 11, 2012

Collings sentenced to death (05/11/12)
By Lisa Schlichtman Christopher Collings was sentenced to death this morning for the November 2007 murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford. Phelps County Circuit Court Judge Mary Sheffield pronounced Collings' sentence, marking the end of a four and a half year legal battle...
Monett City Council takes first look at Casino plans (05/11/12)
Architect Richard Werner has delivered an initial floor plan for a new City Park Casino to Monett City Council members. Werner brought his floor plan to a work session of council members on Monday. Werner explained the wood trusses in the 1926 building have sagged. The bowing has not only weakened support for the roof, but also pushed out the top of the walls...
New census population numbers posted in Monett (05/11/12)
New signs have been placed at the Monett city limits with the population count tallied by the 2010 federal census. The count of 8,873 reflected an increase of 1,477 from the 2,000 census. The increase was the largest in a single decade since the first count in Monett of 1,699 in 1890 jumped to 3,115 by 1900...
R-1 school board discusses Parents as Teachers program (05/11/12)
Details about the Parents as Teachers program were provided at the April meeting of the Monett R-1 Board of Education by Elaine O'Neal, special services director. The four goals set down by the National Center for Parents as Teachers are: increasing parent knowledge of early childhood development and parenting practices; providing early detection of developmental delays and health issues; preventing child abuse and neglect; and increasing children's school readiness and school success...
Local law enforcement solve recent crime sprees (05/11/12)
A rash of crime sprees committed throughout Monett in recent weeks have been solved by Monett law enforcement officials. According to Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder, five juvenile males have been arrested in connection with break-ins. The crimes occurred at the concession stand at North Park in Monett, as well as attempted burglaries and car thefts that occurred in mid-April...
Monett Police Department to join state law enforcement (05/11/12)
Monett Police Department will be joining with statewide law enforcement officials from May 21 through June 3 for an aggressive "click it or ticket" mobilization to crack down on Missouri seat belt violations. Seven out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are not buckled up. ...
Tyson Foods uses Monett experience for Disaster Relief Mobile (05/11/12)
Tyson Foods has unveiled a special mobile feeding unit equipped to enhance the company's disaster relief efforts. The 53-foot "Meals that Matter" semi-trailer will serve as a central supply unit at disaster sites. Multiple Tyson "cook teams" and volunteers bring grills and support feeding efforts to help those in need. The trailer is outfitted with enough refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 pounds of chicken, beef or pork, plus a 5,500-watt generator and satellite communications...
One injured in morning crash (05/11/12)
An Indiana man was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:50 a.m. this morning (Friday) on Interstate 44 about 11 miles east of Mt. Vernon. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 International, Matthew C. Hawley, 41, of Pocahontas, Ind., struck a passenger car being towed by a 1999 Chevrolet 3500 bus, driven by Martin Pastor, 47, of Juarez, Mexico. The Hawley vehicle then ran off the roadway and overturned...
Southwest Area Career Center awards presented to top students (05/11/12)
Awards for student performance at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) were presented during the annual school recognition night on May 3. For the first time, the event was held in the gymnasium of Monett High School. "Due to the increasing growth of this event, it was feasible for us to move across the street and utilize the Monett High School gym with plenty of seating to accommodate our guests and students," said SWACC director Russell Moreland...
Puppies available for adoption from the Monett pound (05/11/12)
Puppies are now available for adoption from the Monett dog pound. For information, contact the Monett Police Department at 235-4241.
Correction (05/11/12)
Verona's third place 4x400 relay team that competed in the Ozark 7 conference track championship, held on May 1, was misidentified in the May 4 issue of The Monett Times Newspaper. The team consisted of Brent Downs, Cody Musick, Seth Hilton and Oscar Avilla...
News In Brief (05/11/12)
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...
Roller elected to Phi Beta Kappa (05/11/12)
Avery Dawn Roller, of Purdy, was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society's Beta chapter at Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. on April 25. Roller is a senior majoring in biology at Hendrix. She is the daughter of Mike Roller and Kim Roller, of Purdy.
Kelley Hammond receives 2012 Leadership Award (05/11/12)
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 2012 Student Leadership Award for the Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix was recently awarded to Kelley Hammond, a 2006 graduate of Monett High School. Recipients are selected by the Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix School of Business staff. ...
Accepted to academy (05/11/12)
United States Senator Roy Blunt announced that 18 men and women across Missouri have accepted appointments to attend United States military service academies. Pictured above is Lucas Aaron Guthrie, son of Kimberly Guthrie, of Aurora, who is one of the appointees. Guthrie is a student at Aurora High School and has accepted an appointment to attend the United States Air Force Academy...
MHS Students of the Month for April (05/11/12)
Monett High School has announced Students of the Month for April. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Monica Villa, junior; and Morgan Huntress and Alex Hall, seniors. Back row: Madeleine Weber and Cooper Caldwell, sophomores; and Megan Ballay and Erwin Perez, freshmen. Not pictured was, Michael Morley, junior...
St. Lawrence collects for Children's Hospital (05/11/12)
Students and parents of St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett collected $2,150 for St. Jude Children's Hospital. Thirty-three students were involved in the collection event this year. St. Lawrence has contributed $47,000 to St. Jude's since 1986.
Area school/senior menus for 5/14-5/18 (05/11/12)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY Key: SC - Smart Choice entree item (16 grams of fat or less.) HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Monday - Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Meatball sub. 2. Grilled cheese sandwich. 3. Popcorn chicken chef salad w/WG breadsticks...
Flora Wrobleski (05/11/12)
Flora Maxine Wrobleski, age 86, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Thursday morning, May 10, 2012 while at the Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Joplin, Mo. Maxine was born on Oct. 18, 1925 in Pierce City, Mo., the daughter of Guy Noble and Ora Ellen (Shepherd) Essex...
Norwood - Producers Auction Yards: Special Dairy Heifer Sale for 5/10/12 (05/11/12)
What Monett High School's laptop addition means to other school districts (05/11/12)
Monett's great experiment, adding laptops for each high school student, has not spread like wildfire to neighboring school districts. Certainly, there has been interest. The notoriety Monett received as a progressive school district has been significant...
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