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Stories from Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Local Tyson plant fills two key positions (05/16/12)
Two top positions at the Tyson Foods complex in Monett have been filled. David Young, who has been serving as plant manager, has been named the new complex manager. Young has been with Tyson for more than 20 years. Previously, Young served in other management capacities in both live production and processing...
News in Brief (05/16/12)
The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at Grant's restaurant in Monett. Silver Teens 50+ will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Monett Senior Citizens Center. The group will car pool to Springfield for the day and lunch at Lambert's Café. For more information, call Pennie at 235-9978...
PC Eagles down Sarcoxie, 4-3 (05/16/12)
The Pierce City Eagles baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to advance to the semi-finals of the Class 2, District 12 tournament at Ash Grove with a 4-3 victory over Sarcoxie on Saturday. Pierce City scored single runs in the second and third innings to build a 2-0 lead...
Pierce City High School graduation is a time to remember (05/16/12)
It was an evening of laughter and tears as 53 graduates bid farewell to the hallowed halls of Pierce City High School on Sunday. Coach Matthew Street was the class speaker for the event. "As a class, your journey hasn't always been an easy one," Street said. "As I am sure you have heard a thousand times, 'anything worth doing is never easy.'...
Program to benefit wounded warriors (05/16/12)
Magic Moments Riding Therapy, in Hoberg, is now one of the approved centers offering therapy for the Wounded Warrior Project. "Any veteran wounded in service after 9-11 is eligible to receive these services," said Jeanne Brummet, director of Magic Moments Riding Therapy. "There is not a limit on the number of veterans to be served."...
Monett Elementary School nurse earns top regional honors (05/16/12)
Carole Hamm, R.N., Monett Elementary School nurse, has been named the 2012 School Nurse of the Year. Hamm was chosen from 130 nominations honoring nurses in southwest Missouri for their efforts. Hamm was nominated by one of her fellow teachers at Monett Elementary School...
Prestigious award given to FIRST robotics team (05/16/12)
A local 4-H Club has won a prestigious award at the worldwide competition of high school robotics competitions -- the FIRST 2012 Robotics Competition. Bit by Bit 4-H #3784 FIRST robotics team won the Cooperation Award in the Galileo Division World FIRST Robotics Championship, held on April 28 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis...
Three injured in area crashes (05/16/12)
A Shell Knob man was injured in a motorcycle crash that occurred at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 39 in Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2007 Kawasaki, Jeffrey A. Parker, 53, of Shell Knob, began to skid while trying to avoid another vehicle in an intersection and overturned...
Sheltered workshop offering portion of building for lease (05/16/12)
A portion of the building that now houses the Monett Area Extended Employment (Sheltered) Workshop is now available for lease. The Workshop previously leased 15,702 square feet of factory space at its main facility, located at 204 S. Central in Monett, to EFCO Corporation. ...
Relay dinner for cancer survivors held (05/16/12)
Monett's Relay for Life held its annual Survivors Dinner in celebration of the fight against cancer. The spaghetti dinner was prepared by Relay committee members and Terri Kreuger. Various prizes were awarded to survivors and caregivers. "We had a great turnout and I think everyone had a really good time," said Tracy Schallert, Relay co-chairman...
Purdy Farm Center open house to mark 40 years in business (05/16/12)
Purdy Farm Center is celebrating 40 years in business on Friday. Owners of the business, Gary and Judy Davis, said the facility had been a fixture in the Purdy community for almost 100 years. "My dad bought it 40 years ago from Ralph Davis and Damon Wormington, and I bought in to the business in its second year," Gary Davis said. "My dad passed away five years ago, and since retiring from Ozark Electric and Nu Mac, I've taken a more active role in the day-to-day operations."...
National police week honors fallen (05/16/12)
National Police Week will be observed from May 13 through May 19, with thousands of police officers set to converge on Washington D.C. to honor those who have died in the line of duty. The event, which originated with about 120 survivors in 1982, has grown to encompass a week of activities and thousands of people flocking to Washington, D.C. for the event...
Area golfers finish strong at state tourney (05/16/12)
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) hosted the Class 1 through Class 4 state golf tournament championships in the Springfield area on Monday and Tuesday. Three area golfers, Jacob Fair, Monett; Evan White, Cassville; and Phillip Roller, Purdy, qualified at their districts and sectional tournaments for the right to compete at the annual state event...
Purdy upset by Southwest in district baseball semifinal (05/16/12)
The Southwest Trojans, the fifth seed in the Class 2, District 12 baseball tournament at Ash Grove, shocked fourth-seeded Diamond on Saturday, 5-4, and then electrocuted Purdy on Monday, 3-1, to advance to Tuesday's tournament final. The Purdy Eagles entered the tourney with a 19-4 record and were rewarded with the top seed. Pierce City received the second seed, followed by Miller and Diamond...
Merriman leads Pierce City at Class 2 Sectional (05/16/12)
The Pierce City girls racked up 80 points to top the field at Saturday's Class 2, Sectional 3 Track and Field Meet at Fair Grove as area athletes strove to qualify for the state meet this weekend. Pierce City's Krishna Merriman was the only individual gold medal winner for the Lady Eagles. She took the 400-meter in 59.5. The 4x200 relay also collected gold medals for Pierce City...
Speedway racers love the dirt (05/16/12)
The Monett Speedway featured a full slate of races on Sunday night. Seven classes competed for points, prizes and prestige at the speedway. The top five finishers results were as follows. Pure Stock Feature Finish 1. Rick McNally 2. Frank James 3. John Beard...
Poor start dooms baseball Cubs (05/16/12)
The Monett Cubs baseball team's season ended with a 6-2 defeat against Mt. Vernon in the quarterfinals of the Class 3, District 12 tournament. The Mountaineers plated four runs in the first inning off three errors by the Cubs defense and held on for the victory...
Renteria advances with distance double at districts (05/16/12)
Both Monett and Cassville qualified a number of athletes to sectionals from the Class 3 District Track and Field Championships at Carl Junction on Saturday. The Monett boys and girls finished 13th in each division. The Wildcats finished fourth in the boys team race with 49 points. The Lady Wildcats placed ninth with 38 points...
Purdy Eagles advance in district tourney (05/16/12)
The top-seeded Purdy Eagles baseball team advanced to the semi-finals of the Class 2, District 12 tournament on Saturday at Fair Grove with a 5-1 victory over the eighth-seeded College Heights Cougars. "We weren't as focused as I would have liked us to have been," said Purdy head coach Joshua Hughes. "College Heights let us hang around. We finally caught a break in the late innings."...
Ronald Friend (05/16/12)
Ronald Gary Friend, age 64, of Miller, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, in his home. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller with burial at Misemer Cemetery.
Elaine Blakley (05/16/12)
Tressia Elaine Blakley, age 65, of Bolivar, fomerly of Purdy, died on Monday, May 14, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at First Baptist Church in Purdy, with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow services at Purdy Cemetery in Purdy...
Donella Atteberry (05/16/12)
Donella Atteberry, age 43, of Monett, went to be with the Lord at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, following a battle with cancer. She was born on March 4, 1969 in Branson, Mo., to Peggy and Donnie Gideon. She was preceded in death by both natural parents...
October wedding planned (05/16/12)
George and Ronda Boyer, of Hardeman, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Boyer, of Columbia, to Erick Meyer, of Columbia, son of Russ and Shirley Meyer, of Pierce City. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Slater High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia currently pursuing a masters of social work degree. ...
Couple to wed in October (05/16/12)
Herschel Briscoe, of Kansas, Okla., and Heidi McCormick, of Carl Junction, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Briscoe, of Carl Junction, to Thomas Turner, of Pierce City, son of Dennis and Theo Turner, of Pierce City. ...
Mary Cowherd presents program on DAR pins (05/16/12)
The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met at the First United Methodist Church in Monett on April 21. Vice-Regent Bonnie Yetter welcomed everyone, and led the group in the recitation of the DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance, the American's Creed, the Pledge to the State of Missouri, and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America...
Hall of Fame members are announced (05/16/12)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), has announced the newest inductees into the 2012 CBCO Hall of Fame. Michael Haley, of Aurora, is one of 42 area residents being honored for surpassing the 20-gallon mark. A total of 363 honorees have been admitted to the Hall of Fame since it was established in 2005...
Pierce City Library News (05/16/12)
Pierce City library staff are accepting local veterans photos for display on the Memorial Day bulletin board. Photos can be dropped off during business hours. The Crafternoon Delights Book Club for adults and older teens will hold its first meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5...
Mills named as new pastor (05/16/12)
Rocky Mills and his wife, Donna, life-long area natives, have been named as pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in rural Monett. Mills grew up in church and began singing with his parents when he was a child, and later with several gospel groups. Presently, he sings with Third Generation. ...
Monett Library News (05/16/12)
The Monett Branch Library has several events planned for May. The next "Teen Night" at the Monett Branch Library will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. Teens interested in learning more about this year's Teen Summer Reading Club, volunteering at the library, and beginning a Teen Book Club that would meet at the library are encouraged to attend...
FFA hosts end-of-the-year banquet (05/16/12)
The Purdy FFA held their annual banquet on May 5 with approximately 127 members and guest present. The event began with a dinner followed by Kaitlyn Carpenter, president, introducing the guest speaker ,Samantha Whittaker, former Missouri State FFA vice president. Whittaker and reporter Katie Clay presented the area and state degrees...
Is it cost-effective to bale your own hay? (05/16/12)
BLUE SPRINGS-- The greening of pastures and the rising of temperatures have led ruminant-livestock owners to start thinking about the upcoming haying season. "Because hay is a relatively inexpensive feed when grass is unavailable, many livestock owners want to produce hay for the winter from the abundance of grass that their pastures yield in the spring," said Whitney Wiegel, University of Missouri Extension agriculture business specialist...
Armyworms are on the march (05/16/12)
COLUMBIA -- True armyworms are on the march this spring, and farmers need to be checking fields to make sure their crops aren't among the casualties. "They often can take out an entire pasture of fescue or other grasses because numbers get so high, and also cut the heads off of wheat and feed on corn," said Wayne Bailey, University of Missouri Extension state entomologist. ...
State FFA competition results for Verona, Wheaton, Purdy (05/16/12)
Verona The Verona FFA Chapter achieved a Group II rating in the FFA Livestock Career Development Event at the 84th Missouri FFA Convention. There were 59 teams in the competition. The team members are Tessa Bilyeu, Ashley Johnson, Savannah Parker and Jessica Youngberg. Bilyeu achieved a Group I ranking; Johnson, Parker and Youngberg were ranked in Group II in a competition consisting of 224 participants. The Verona advisor is Joe Moore...
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