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Stories from Wednesday, June 27, 2012

NEW VFW OFFICERS (06/27/12)
The VFW officers have been named for the Tom Wolfe Memorial Post #4207. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Dick Gibson, adjutant; Richard Redshaw, quartermaster; Dennis Houseman, senior vice-commander; Ken Madison, commander; David Thurman, junior vice-commander; and Don Francisco, service officer. Back row: Terry Clay, judge advocate; Amber White, chaplain; Seth White, trustee; Norm Shepard, home committee; Chuck Wakefield, home committee and Don Reis, trustee...
QUIET REFLECTIONS (06/27/12)
Ashleigh Branum took a few moments for quiet reflection during Saturday at the Jolly Mill Tal Wooten Memorial Concert at Jolly Mill. Although food, music and fun were readily available, Branum chose a quiet spot at the kids stream to reflect on the matters of the day...
Fireworks celebrations will light up the skies (06/27/12)
Many celebrations are planned with fireworks around the bi-county area in the coming week to celebrate the nation's birthday, in addition to the big celebration at Monett's South Park on Wednesday, July 4. The first event will be on Friday in Mt. Vernon at the Spirit of 76 Park. The 10th annual "Red, White and Boom" will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include live music by the band 65 South. The largest fireworks show in the event's history is planned at dusk...
Area-wide burn ban is issued (06/27/12)
A burn ban has been issued jointly by fire chiefs for the City of Monett, the Monett Rural Fire Association, Pierce City, the Pierce City Rural Fire Association and Freistatt. Separate burn bands were also issued by Mike Redshaw, chief for the Purdy Fire District, and Tony Hinkle, Verona fire chief...
Wrongful death trial granted change of venue (06/27/12)
After waiting nearly 13 years to achieve some sort of justice or resolution, the family of a Cassville man who disappeared in 1999 is once again facing disappointment. The daughters of Gary McCullough, who was declared dead in 2000, have filed a civil lawsuit against Sandra McCullough-Klemp, her husband, Kristopher Klemp, Sandra's daughter, Liehnie "Lena" Chapin, and Klemp's ex-wife, Jennifer Lee Brattin, for the wrongful death of Gary McCullough. ...
R-1 Board reviews counseling program (06/27/12)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education approved a report on progress made by the counseling department in the Monett schools and recommendations for improvements during the June board meeting. According to the counselors, staff at each campus meet with students individually, in groups and in full classrooms. They instruct, provide transition activities for students moving between campuses and collaborate with faculty and administrators...
Ruby West (06/27/12)
Ruby Evelyn (Williams) West, of Dallas, Texas, completed her earthly journey on June 12, 2012 and now sings in Heaven with God's angels. She was the daughter of Maynard Levi and Mary Alphia (Brown) Williams and was born in Purdy, Mo., having lived most of her life in Dallas...
News In Brief (06/27/12)
A rummage and crafts sale fundraiser for Haven of the Ozarks will be held at the Crowder College Community Center in Cassville from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 29, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Most items will be half price on Saturday. Donations of items to help the animal shelter may be made at the Crowder campus during business hours. For more information, call 417-835-3647...
MPD's May stats released (06/27/12)
Officers with the Monett Police Department responded to 2,311 incidents, not including 911 calls, during the month of May, along with 18 collisions involving 30 vehicles. Two injury wrecks were documented, but 25 vehicles were damaged during May. The 911 Communications Center answered a total of 330 "911" calls. ...
Carver Day celebration on July 14 (06/27/12)
The annual Carver Day celebration, honoring the life of educator, scientist and artist George Washington Carver, will be held on Saturday, July 14, at the George Washington Carver National Monument near Diamond. Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be exhibitors, live music performances, storytelling, educational programs, guided tours of the national park, activites for children and concessions...
IDF awards scholarships (06/27/12)
IDF held a scholarship banquet on Monday, June 18 at the Family Room Steakhouse in Monett to honor the industry's 2012 scholarship recipients. Four of the five recipients attended with their parents. Pictured above, from left, are: Fordon Xiong, of Wheaton, and Brandi Craig, of Blue Eye, ADF/IDF/ FITCO Dependent Scholarship recipients: and Chloe Ridgley and Jared Childress, both of Monett, IDF Community Scholarship recipients. ...
Weekly leagues busy at Windmill Ridge course (06/27/12)
Results have been announced for the Tuesday Ladies League at Windmill Ridge Golf Course in Monett for play on June 19. In the A Flight, Lita Cruz and Linda Esparrago tied for to gross score. Janie Bates was the winner for the net score. In the B Flight, the gross score winner was Winnie Strong and the net score winner was Alice Helmkamp...
Jolly Mill Memorial Concert (06/27/12)
Food, music and family fun were the order of the day at the Jolly Mill Park Tal Wooten Memorial Concert held Saturday at Jolly Mill. Families brought portable grills, refreshments and outdoor play equipment for an evening of entertainment at the annual event...
Legion Post #118 splits doubleheader (06/27/12)
Irwin-Easley Post #118 broke a 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the fourth, and went on to a 9-5 victory in the first game of an American Legion AA doubleheader at Monett on Thursday. After getting rocked for four runs early, Marcus Weatherman settled down and limited Monett's Post #91 to a single run in the final five innings while earning a complete-game victory...
WaterThrashers splash to first at Springfield (06/27/12)
This past weekend, the Monett WaterThrashers traveled to Springfield for the Missouri State Aquatics meet, and captured the overall championship trophy. The WaterThrashers rolled up 646 points in taking first. Branson was second with 468.50. A total of nine teams competed in the meet...
Monica Patton (06/27/12)
Monica Johanna Smith-Hall Patton, age 89, of Monett, died on Sunday, June 24. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 27, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville.
Helen Munday (06/27/12)
Helen Virginia Munday, age 80, of Cassville, died at 7 a.m., on Monday, June 25, at her home. Graveside services were held on Thursday, June 28, in Mano Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Max Fields (06/27/12)
Max Duane Fields, age 82, of Cassville, died at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, June 25. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, June 27, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Drue Enterline (06/27/12)
Navarro Drue Enterline, age 75, of Mt. Vernon, died on Sunday, June 24, at her home. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home has conducted local arrangements. Private family services will he held at a later date.
Carol Smith (06/27/12)
Carol Jane Smith, age 60, of Aurora, Missouri, passed away at 1:02 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her home. She was born May 17, 1952, in Monett, Missouri, the daughter of Barbara Ann (Beacham) and Mark Welty Smith, Jr. Carol was a 1970 graduate of Verona High School and worked for Tyson Foods in Monett. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and was active in The Aids Project of the Ozarks...
Five generations (06/27/12)
Five generations of one family gathered to commemorate the event on June 1. Family members ages five months to 95 years are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Viola Edwards Frose, 95, of Monett, Katie Spain, 5 months; and Shirley Edwards Hawkins, 75. In the back row: Jacob Spain, 34, a doctor at Springfield Mercy Hospital; and Eddie Spain, 54, director of neurosciences at Mercy Hospital in Springfield...
Monett Library news (06/27/12)
The next Family Movie at the Library will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the Monett Branch Library. The "Dream Big, Read!" summer reading club events continue with programs at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. New adult fiction titles include: "Spring Fever" by Mary Kay Andrews; "Five Miles South of Peculiar" by Angela Elwell Hunt; "Let Love Find You" by Johanna Lindsey; "Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Imperative" by Eric Lustbader; "A Conspiracy of Friends" by Alexander McCall Smith; "Little Night" by Luanne Rice; "Summer Breeze" by Nancy Thayer; "The Third Gate" by Lincoln Child; "XO" by Jeffery Deaver; and "Judgment at Proteus" by Timothy Zahn.. ...
PC library news (06/27/12)
A new DVD is available at the Pierce City Library. It is Music of the Heart. New adult fiction titles include: "Let Love Find You" by Johanna Lindsey; and "A Conspiracy of Friends" by Alexander McCall Smith. Adult mystery titles include: "Stolen Prey" by John Stanford; and "XO: A Kathryn Dance Novel" by Jeffery Deaver...
Dorcas Ladies name delegates for convention (06/27/12)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid met on June 7 at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt. Judy Lehde, president, welcomed 16 members and one guest, Pastor Barrett Buchmueller. Lena Bremer gave the worship, "This is My Doing, said the Lord." Nadine Obermann accompanied on the piano when members sang "I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus."...
100th Birthday (06/27/12)
Helen Dixon will mark her 100th birthday on Thursday, June 28. Her family will host an open house from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, located at 1600 N. Central Ave. in Monett. Those unable to attend, but wishing to send a card may address it to: Helen Dixon, Lacoba Homes Villa #2, Apt. E, P.O. Box 885, Monett, MO 65708...
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 6/26/12 (06/27/12)
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