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Stories from Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ZOO VISITS MONETT LIBRARY (06/20/12)
Hospice Compassus schedules training for medical non-volunteers (06/20/12)
Hospice Compassus will be conducting training for persons interested in becoming non-medical volunteers, according to Janet Gard, executive director of the Branson office. The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the Monett Hospice Compassus office, located at 845 Hwy 60, Suite A...
Stones Prairie Picnic July 20 (06/20/12)
The annual Stones Prairie Picnic, hosted by St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, two and a half miles northwest of Purdy, has been scheduled for Friday, July 20. Serving will begin at 6 p.m. The picnic, held on the church grounds, will feature live entertainment, freshly cooked hamburgers and homemade desserts. There will be games for the children, many based on traditional demonstrations of skill offered at picnics a century ago. Bingo will be available for adults...
Open house offers information on state parks (06/20/12)
Missouri State Parks held an open house at Roaring River State Park on June 6. Park officials offered information on Roaring River and Big Sugar Creek State Park. Dusty Reid, park superintendent, welcomed those in attendance. Reid provided a background on the purpose and goals of public meetings held at the park...
BCSO releases weekly stats (06/20/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office received 205 calls for service from May 28 through June 3. The following reports were filed for that time period: Cassville: two reports of third degree domestic assault, information report, two reports of a violation of order of protection, attempted suicide, conveyed or detained a mental person, conveyed or detained an intoxicated person and driving with a revoked license...
Independence Day plans taking shape (06/20/12)
Preparations for the Monett celebration of the nation's birthday are nearing completion. The Freedom and Fireworks Committee have announced vendor registration and a partial list of the entertainment. Brittie Oakley, with the Freedom and Fireworks Committee, said construction of the new Monett-area YMCA facility has taken away much of the traditional parking area on the southwest corner of the park. Organizers have arranged to move the public gathering to the soccer fields off Waldensian Road...
Duck Race Winner (06/20/12)
Ed Spencer, of Mt. Vernon, was the winner of the Monett Kiwanis Club's duck race at the second annual Strawberry Festival. Spencer, at left, received the $500 grand prize from Frank Washburn, duck race chairman. The club plans to make the duck race a regular feature at the Strawberry Festival...
Mt. Vernon woman injured in crash (06/20/12)
A Mt. Vernon woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:40 p.m. on Monday on Route T, about a mile and a half south of Highway 174. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2009 Toyota Prius, Susan D. Hewitt, 63, of Mt. Vernon, fell asleep, ran off the roadway, into a ditch and struck several large rocks...
News In Brief (06/20/12)
Nashville recording artist Michael Deese will perform at a fundraiser for local food banks, St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the Make a Wish Foundation at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at South Park in Pierce City. Singer/songwriter of the Year for 2009, Deese will play as part of a day-long event. For more information, call 417-476-2921...
Lions Club Awards (06/20/12)
New NAPA store opened May 1 (06/20/12)
A new NAPA Auto Parts store opened in a new location on May 1. "I like providing the return of a long-time Monett business for its loyal customers," said business owner Roger Bilyeu. "NAPA has always had a presence in Monett and I thought we still needed one."...
Summer School Fun (06/20/12)
Figuring out money denominations was a skill for incoming first graders to learn during summer school at Monett Elementary. Working on the exercise, from left, are: Valery Moncivaiz, Anthony Heath and Nemeses Euron.
Jim Sallee (06/20/12)
Jim Sallee, age 100, of Mt. Vernon, died on June 18. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 21 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home in Ava.
Ronald Morris (06/20/12)
Ronald Gene Morris, age 66, of Cassville, died at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in Munsey Cemetery, Eagle Rock. Arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri...
Michael Merriman (06/20/12)
Michael Curtis Merriman, age 27, of Aurora, died at 7:16 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at his home. A graveside service under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at the Council House Cemetery in Wyandotte, Okla...
Billie Dart (06/20/12)
Billie Jean Dart, age 81, of Cassville, died at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, June 20, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Couples announce engagements (06/20/12)
Bethany Ann Pierce, daughter of Gary and Mary Pierce, of Pierce City, and Derrick Victor Cox, son of Tom and Pati Cox of St. James, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Pierce City High School. She is a 2007 graduate of Missouri State University and earned a bachelor's degree in finance. ...
Pierce City Library News (06/20/12)
New DVD's at the Pierce City Library Branch include: The Vow, Beautiful Wave, The Secret World of Arrietty, and The Garfield Show: Summer Adventures. Adult fiction titles include: "Coming Up Roses" by Catherine Anderson; "Spring Fever" by Mary Kay Andrews; "The Storm: a novel from the NUMA Files" by Clive Cussler; "Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania" by Angela Hunt; and "The Bone House" by Steve Lawhead...
Burnside spring recital (06/20/12)
90th birthday celebration (06/20/12)
A celebration is planned in observance of Norma Washburn's 90th birthday. The family invites friends to join in the celebration, planned for 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1600 N. Central Ave. in Monett. Cake and punch will be served...
Leadership Camp (06/20/12)
Eight members from the Purdy FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp from June 4 through June 8. The camp sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park. The institute provides leadership training for over 1200 high school students who are members of FFA across Missouri every year. ...
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