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Stories from Thursday, May 31, 2012

Facade grants available through Monett Main Street (05/31/12)
The first grants for improving the appearance of downtown businesses in Monett are now being offered through the Monett Main Street program. Three grants are available for matching funds up to $1,500 for facade improvements. Business owners must submit proposals to the Main Street Design Committee for review...
News in Brief (05/31/12)
Monett's second annual Strawberry Festival will be held June 1 and 2 on Broadway in downtown Monett. The festival and carnival opens at 6 p.m. today. On Saturday, the Petite Strawberry king and queen will be crowned at 9 a.m. and the baking contest is in the morning at UMB Bank. Baked items should be dropped off by 9 a.m. Judging is 9 to 10 a.m. Baked items should be picked up by 11:30 a.m. The duck race is at 6 p.m...
Crime Stoppers tips slow in May (05/31/12)
Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder reported tips were slow to come in to the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers tip line in the month of May. That information was presented at the regular meeting of the local Crime Stoppers board on May 22. "That's both good and bad," Schweder said. "Good that crimes in the area are down, but bad that the tip line wasn't as busy as previous months."...
Monett High School students provide outreach during Volunteer Day (05/31/12)
Monett High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors closed their school year with a morning of community outreach on Wednesday. The annual Volunteer Day sent students to many locations, including Camp Barnabas and many churches to provide much needed labor on assorted projects...
New programs unveiled at Drury open house June 4 (05/31/12)
Information about two new degrees available in Monett will be presented during an open house for the Monett campus of Drury University on Monday, June 4. The open house runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at 400 Fourth St. "We will actually have a three-fold initiative during the evening," said Ann Saunders, director of Drury's Monett campus. "Those attending will hear about a brand new student benefit, see the faculty and learn about at least two programs."...
VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony (05/31/12)
A ceremony remembering fallen soldiers and past service in the Armed Forces was held at the graveside of Tom Wolfe, who was killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War. The event was hosted by representatives of Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and its Ladies Auxiliary at the Monett IOOF Cemetery...
Memorial Day crash kills one (05/31/12)
A Memorial Day crash has left a Marionville man dead. The crash occurred at 9 p.m. on Monday on Highway 60 at Verona when the driver of a 2009 Harley Davidson, Donald H. Jenson, 52, of Marionville, ran off the roadway, struck an embankment and overturned...
Lucille McAvoy (05/31/12)
Lucille (Hagedorn) McAvoy, 91, of Monett passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at her home. Lucille was born in rural Pierce City, on June 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Tony and Anna Hagedorn. She had two older sisters, Wilma Landoll and Marie Renkoski, as well as one younger sister, Virginia Weistling, all have preceded her in death...
Crime Stoppers seeks felon (05/31/12)
The Barry-Lawrence County Chapter of Crime Stoppers is seeking information on the whereabouts of Michael Nguyen, who is wanted for felony stealing and burglary. Law enforcement officials describe Nguyen as a 28-year-old white male, 5-feet, seven inches in height, about 160 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair...
Girls State delegates named (05/31/12)
Local delegates have been selected for Girls State, the annual model government program sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary in Missouri. Girls State simulates running a real country with 760 citizens from seven counties and 21 cities. Delegates select leaders for city, county and state bodies, culminating in the election of a state governor...
Shoeboxes for Soldiers collection on Friday (05/31/12)
The Monett FFA will be collecting items for the local Shoebox for Soldiers drive this Friday, June 1 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Monett Walmart Supercenter. The drive will wrap up locally on June 9. Boxes can be dropped off at UMB Bank on Broadway, The Bayou restaurant, the Monett and Pierce City armories and Family Pharmacy...
Lucille McAvoy (05/31/12)
Lucille (Hagedorn) McAvoy, 91, of Monett passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at her home. Lucille was born in rural Pierce City, on June 27, 1920, the daughter of the late Tony and Anna Hagedorn. She had two older sisters, Wilma Landoll and Marie Renkoski, as well as one younger sister, Virginia Weistling, all have preceded her in death...
Frank Williams (05/31/12)
Frank Williams, age 95, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died on May 27, at his home in North Kansas City. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at the Maple Park Cemetery, in Aurora. Visitation will be held from 1 to 1:45 p.m. in the funeral home...
Thelma Stephens (05/31/12)
Thelma "Babe" Stephens, age 87, of Washburn, died on Monday, May 28, at Ashley Health and Rehabilitation in Rogers, Ark. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the White Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial was in Washburn Prairie Cemetery...
Louis Gillespie (05/31/12)
Louis Gillespie, age 79 of Rocky Comfort, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 1, at White Funeral Home in Cassville, with burial to follow at Rocky Comfort Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 5/30/12 (05/31/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 5/30/12 (05/31/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 06/01/12 (05/31/12)
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