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Stories from Friday, May 25, 2012

Killer's reprieve is nearing end (05/25/12)
Convicted killer Cecil Clayton has called Missouri's Death Row home for the past 14 years. In October of 1997, a Jasper County jury found the Purdy man guilty of capital murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Barry County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Lee Castetter. Clayton was sentenced to death by lethal injection, and his case has been the subject of numerous appeals over the years...
News in Brief (05/25/12)
The Monett Municipal Swimming Pool will open for the season at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Memorial Day services for the Zion Evangelical Church, west of Freistatt, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Pot luck dinner will be at noon. Everything is welcome...
news in Brief (05/25/12)
A Memorial Day service will held by Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, at noon on Monday, May 28, at the gravesite of Tom Wolfe at the Monett IOOF cemetery. The public is welcome. The 25th annual St. Mary's Old-Fashioned Festival will be held on Saturday, June 2, at St. ...
Torch Run is Fun (05/25/12)
George Daoud, Shasta Schmidt, Dave Haskins, Becky Peavler and Stuart Lombard participated in the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run that was held on Tuesday morning in Monett. A total of 17 law enforcement officials and volunteers participated in the event, which helped raise funds for this year's Special Olympics...
Forum focuses on gang warning signs (05/25/12)
Warning signs about drug use by teens and gang related activity were explained by an educator and a therapist at public meetings held recently in Monett. Luis C--rdoba, a doctor of education with police experience, and Kathy Julio, an individual and family counselor, run Cambio Connections in the Kansas City area. They gave presentations in English and Spanish to separate groups at Monett Middle School at the invitation of Asociaci--n Latina "Imagen."...
Strawberry Festival to be big event (05/25/12)
Monett's second annual Strawberry Festival will be held June 1 through June 2 on Broadway and adjacent streets. The big downtown event will feature more attractions and a full list of entertainment. The Southern Fun Carnival has been added to the festivities, said Shaun Bennett, festival co-chairman with Donna Hammond. The carnival will set up in Fifth Street, between Broadway and Front streets...
Monett Council plans storm shelter for Marshall Hill (05/25/12)
The Monett City Council has begun plans to place a storm shelter in the Marshall Hill neighborhood. Details were revealed at the May council meeting. "The city is looking at building a safe room," said Mayor Jim Orr. "We've tentatively set it for the Community Building in Marshall Hill."...
St. Lawrence students study animal life cycle (05/25/12)
St. Lawrence students have studied the life cycle of animals. The Lawrence County Extension Society and Estes Hatchery let the school use incubators and eggs. The students were able to observe chicks hatching. Grades kindergarten through third continued to learn about the life cycle of animals while they participated on a field trip to Wildcat Glades Conservation Center on May 16...
Women's League enjoys puttering around (05/25/12)
Every Tuesday morning from May to September at 8:30 a.m., as most people are settling into their desks at work, an extraordinary group of Monett area women continue an organizational tradition at Windmill Ridge Golf Course. For over 50 years the Monett Ladies Golf League has played at the local course providing a source of entertainment, social interaction and bragging rights for the League's members...
St. Lawrence students study animal life cycle (05/25/12)
St. Lawrence students have studied the life cycle of animals. The Lawrence County Extension Society and Estes Hatchery let the school use incubators and eggs. The students were able to observe chicks hatching. Grades kindergarten through third continued to learn about the life cycle of animals while they participated on a field trip to Wildcat Glades Conservation Center on May 16...
MHS names Students of the Month for May (05/25/12)
Monett High School has announced Students of the Month for May. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Jackson Burnside, senior; Asher George, junior; Faith Caselman, senior; and Zeina Masri, junior. Back row: Aaron Morley, sophomore; Elijah George and Sydney Michael, freshmen; and Rachel Young, sophomore...
SWACC Honored Students (05/25/12)
Southwest Area Career Center of Monett have named Students of the Third quarter for the a.m. class. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Andrew Brown, Cheyanne Ferguson, Vanessa Ortega, Esmeralda Perez, Susan Ray, Kalyla Albert and Ben Kleeman. Back row: Wyatt Burton, Charles Wilson, Cole Walden, Tyler Brown, Tyler Lowery, Dakota Marshall, Vance Roberts and Levi Pendergrass...
James Shoemaker (05/25/12)
James "Jim" Dean Shoemaker, 67, of Verona, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Feb. 19, 1945, the son of the late James and Beulah "Boots" (Williams) Shoemaker. He was a retired farm hand...
Richard Erwin (05/25/12)
Richard Allen Erwin, age 48, of Washburn, died at 9:25 a.m., on Monday, May 21, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 30, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Editorial (05/25/12)
Kudos to the Monett City Council for plans to build more storm shelters in Monett. Back when we thought church basements made fine storm shelters, we had a lot of places to go in the old part of Monett. But it was a different story south of the railroad tracks and north of Sycamore...
Editorial (05/25/12)
A year after a devastating tornado claimed 161 lives and leveled large portions of Joplin, people from southwest Missouri and the nation are remembering, counting their blessings and celebrating the spirit of rebirth modeled by Joplin. President Barack Obama, keeping his promise to return to Joplin a year after the tornado, offered remarks at Joplin High School commencement ceremonies on Monday night. ...
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