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Stories from Friday, June 1, 2012

R-1 School Board finalizes summer projects (06/01/12)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education finalized plans for improvements to facilities over the summer break at the May board meeting. A bid package presented by architect Pam Haldiman, with Sapp Design Associates, was approved. A contract for $209,203 was awarded to Construction Services Group of Neosho...
Calendar girl explores berry picking time (06/01/12)
June marks the historic wrapping up of strawberry picking season and Monett's Strawberry Festival this weekend. Calendar Girl Elise Nichole Meyer took on closer look at strawberry picking equipment used by generations of Monettans and other artifacts of Monett's days as the strawberry capital at the Monett Museum...
Sales tax receipts drop significantly in June (06/01/12)
For the third time in five months, sales tax payments to bi-county cities and counties have fallen below 2011 levels. Disbursements in May dropped 20 percent from a year ago. Only two out of 13 towns received more revenue than in last May. Receipts from Monett's four sales taxes were down by 30 percent from a year ago. ...
Monett officers recognized for service to department, community (06/01/12)
Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder recently presented several awards to officers in the department for their service to the department and community. Officer Ryan Hutton was presented the Meritorious Service Award for his efforts to promote traffic safety. In 2012, Hutton led the department with 44 arrests for driving while impaired (DWI) and worked 115 hours on traffic grant projects...
Crash results in fatality (06/01/12)
A Rocky Comfort man was killed in a crash that occurred at 1:50 a.m. on Thursday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Steven T. Kerley, 25, of Rocky Comfort, ran off the roadway and overturned...
Burger King Fire contained to roof system (06/01/12)
Monett Fire Department, Barry-Lawrence Ambulance and Missouri Gas Energy responded to the report of a fire at Burger King in Monett around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Travis Brown, store manager, all employees and customers were evacuated safely and the restaurant sustained little damage...
Rescue teams on the job (06/01/12)
The collapse of a pedestrian into the southbound lane of traffic on the Centennial Overpass in Monett around 3:15 p.m. on May 30 brought Monett police, firefighters and a Barry-Lawrence Ambulance to the scene. Traffic was blocked off while medical crews provided first aid and transported the victim for further treatment...
Butterfield receives USDA Rural Development Loan (06/01/12)
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program presented the city of Butterfield with a certificate on May 22, commemorating the community's commitment to make water and wastewater system upgrades. The city was approved to receive a $378,000 loan and a $572,000 grant to drill a new well, replace and upgrade the existing distribution system and for street repairs where lines are replaced or repaired...
Solar eclipse seen locally (06/01/12)
Area residents enjoyed a rare occurrence on May 20. The moon came between the Earth and the sun to create a rare solar eclipse.
Pet of the Week from Haven of the Ozarks (06/01/12)
The Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week is Geyser, a spunky, fawn-colored pug mix. Geyser is always looking for a playmate. He is a little over 15 pounds and will not grow much larger. Animals available for adoption at the animal sanctuary are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations...
St. Mary's has busy April (06/01/12)
The students at St. Mary's Catholic School of Pierce City enjoyed a full month of activities in April.
Purdy High School announces fourth quarter honor roll (06/01/12)
Purdy High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Students are listed below by grade and achievement level. Named to the A Honor Roll from the senior class were: Devon Bennett, Sara Clay, Kristyn Cornman, Alejandra Gomez, Shelby Lakey, Taylor Moller, Rachael Neill, Vanessa Ortega, Addy Roller, Carlee Shellenberger and Tori Wood...
Purdy Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll (06/01/12)
The Purdy Middle School has announced its honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year. Fifth graders named to the All-A Honor Roll are: Jasmine Canales, Justin McGuirk, Kyler Propps, Hannah Reid, Brendan Reynolds, Bayleigh Schad, Mason Schallert and Olivia Thomas...
Verona names April Students of the Month (06/01/12)
Verona High School has announced Students of the Month for April. The students enjoyed a pizza buffet lunch with Terry Winton, principal, provided by Wing Street of Aurora.
University of Central Missouri names spring deans list (06/01/12)
The University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg has announced the spring dean's list. Among the students are, Kelsey Henry, of Washburn; Samantha Dohmen, of Monett; and Courtnie Miller, of Mt. Vernon, Danielle Dean, of Marionille.
Woodruff receives honors (06/01/12)
Students involved with KGCS-TV at Missouri Southern State University, in Joplin, received honors from the recent Missouri Broadcast Educators Association Student Media Awards competition. The awards include projects in documentary scriptwriting, documentary production, news scriptwriting and music videos...
Schad wins scholarship (06/01/12)
Jessica Lynn Schad, a graduating senior at Monett High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation scholarship. Schad is the daughter of Lynn and Greg Schad. She plans to attend Crowder College in Neosho. The scholarship was sponsored by MFA Oil and Propane of Purdy. It is one of approximately 335 scholarships presented this year by MFA Incorporated, MFA Oil Company and the affiliates...
Central Methodist University names students to deans list (06/01/12)
Local students have been named to the dean's list for the spring semester at Central Methodist University in Fayette. Among the students were Anthony Dow, of Washburn; Audrey Patton, of Monett; and Megan Welker, of Aurora.
Carnes named outstanding student (06/01/12)
Erin (Gasser) Carnes, of Monett, was recognized as an outstanding student by Drury University's biology department, in Springfield. Carnes received the Lora Bond Award from Drury's biology department. Carnes was recognized at the annual departmental awards ceremony that honors students who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to their studies. Carnes is the daughter of Gary and Susie Gasser...
Senior citizen center menus June 4-8 (06/01/12)
MONETT SENIOR CENTER Monday - Polish sausage, homestyle chicken, potatoes with onions, cooked cabbage, cornbread, rosy applesauce. Tuesday -- Sliced ham, Swedish meatballs, baked sweet potato, mixed vegetables, salad, brownie. Wednesday - Oven fried chicken, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, white gravy, green beans, snickerdoodles...
Bridging the historic racial divide (06/01/12)
For the past two weeks, I have been corresponding with a member of the Godleys, the African American family who were victims of the 1901 riot and lynching in Pierce City. This is the first time a member of the Godley family has sought me out to discover what happened...
"Right to Pray" amendment (06/01/12)
Dear Editor: Recently, the Barry County Commission passed a resolution to place "In God We Trust" inside the commission chambers. The display serves as a good reminder for commissioners, and is meant to help guide our many decisions. However, displays like these have been under attack...
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