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Stories from Friday, June 29, 2012

Corn MAiZE pays tribute to Joplin and Branson (06/29/12)
"There is a special relief fund for the city of Joplin and we will be contributing a portion of the proceeds from this year's event," said David Doner, founder and program director of GRIP Boys Home, which sponsors the annual attraction. "We want to commemorate the losses suffered by both neighboring cities."...
Extreme heat may drive residents to seek cool (06/29/12)
It's Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week and area residents are feeling the effects of a triple-digit heat wave, but there are several ways for people to combat the excessive heat. The Monett Branch Library is an ideal place to escape the heat and into the adventures of a summertime good classic, such as "Tom Sawyer" or "Huckleberry Finn." Reading about these rapscallions and their many escapades is an ideal way to beat the heat during a sultry summer afternoon...
BIG BOOM PREPARATION (06/29/12)
The heat didn't seem to bother young Tate Maldonado as he and his dad, Kelly, perused the plethora of fireworks at a local stand west of Monett on Highway 60. "We're just buying teaser ones today," said Kelly, "just to get him through to the weekend. ...
Purdy Council votes to make changes (06/29/12)
The Purdy City Council voted to change trash collection services at its June meeting. Aldermen received three bids for its trash collection contract and chose Doty Trash Service of Aurora. The bids between Doty and Stanphill Trash Service, which held the Purdy contract for 30 years, were close...
Fireworks, fun on tap for Fourth (06/29/12)
Plans are complete for Monett's Fourth of July celebration next week at Monett's South Park. Live music, fireworks and a patriotic address are planned as part of the festivities. The Monett Lions Club will begin serving barbecued chicken dinners at 11 a.m. from the cooking pavilion across from the City Park Casino. Cooking on the 1,400 chicken halves will begin early in the day. Advance tickets are available for $5.50 from any Lions Club member or at UMB Bank or First State Bank...
FFA SHOEBOXES FOR SOLDIERS (06/29/12)
The Monett FFA recently collected donations in front of Walmart to purchase supplies to fill shoeboxes to send to Soldiers for the 4th of July. Devon Blevins, Cassidy Franke, former FFA member Jasmine McCullough, and sponsor Tamra Sunby collected donations and then purchased a variety of personal hygiene items, snacks, puzzle books, DVDs and socks. ...
Truck and tractor pull to be held July 3 (06/29/12)
American Legion Post #118 will host the Kenny Robbins Truck and Tractor Pull at the American Legion Grounds on Highway 112 in Cassville on Tuesday, July 3. The pull will begin at 7 p.m. Attendees should bring their lawn chairs. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed at the event. The truck and tractor pull sled will be provided by Spring River Pulling Association...
Monett Post #91 edges 39ers in extra innings (06/29/12)
It was too hot Monday afternoon to be playing any baseball, much less an extra innings affair. The placement of the home crowd at Monett testified to the brutal heat: a good crowd attended the game, camped in what shade was available within viewing distance of the field. Only a few brave souls endured the heat in the bleachers...
Team Bruner (06/29/12)
The Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League team sponsored by Bruner Pharmacy is pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Daniel Geiss, Mason Turben, Trevor Baxter, Ben Owens, Leo Martinez and Matthew Bahl. Second row: Joseph Fairchild, Conner Durkin, Kaden Endicott, Wesley Merriman, Gavin Bailey, Logan Umfleet and Doss Nation. Third row: coaches Jeff Owens, Joe Geiss and Robert Nation. [Photo by LaDonna McVay]...
Team EfCO (06/29/12)
The Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League tee ball team sponsored by EFCO, a Pella Company is pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Alyson Barnes, Noah Phillips, Aidan Branch and Parker Doss. Second row: Ayden Barnes, Diego Zapata, Raeleigh Owens, Avery Owens, Aidan Smith and Paker Messer. Third row: coaches Walter Branch and Brian Smith. Not pictured: Keegan Carr. [Photo by LaDonna McVay]...
Roy Laney (06/29/12)
Roy Calvin Laney, age 78, of Cassville, died at 10:22 p.m., on Sunday, June 24, at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, July 2, in Concord Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Keith King (06/29/12)
Keith Darl King, age 70, of Miller, died at 1:40 a.m. on June 26, at his home. A memorial service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, was held on June 28, in the Church of Christ Church in Mt. Vernon.
Louise Erickson (06/29/12)
Louise "Liz" (Schad) Erickson, of Simi Valley, Calif., formerly of Monett, passed away at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. She leaves a brother, Floyd Schad and a sister, Viola Autry, of Monett, Mo., and a sister, Verneice Lincoln, of San Luis Obispo, Calif. She also had many relatives and friends in the Monett and Stones Prairie area...
Irene Ceselski (06/29/12)
Irene Marie Ceselski, 89, of Monett, passed away on Wednesday June 27, 2012 at Lacoba Homes in Monett. She was born on May 19, 1923, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Friday) Ceselski. She was a farming and house caretaker, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City...
William Bump (06/29/12)
William Farrell "Bill" Bump, 94, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born on Nov. 13, 1917, the only child of Everett and Flora (Hayworth) Bump. As a young man, Bill joined the Air Force and became a pilot flying B-17 and B-29 aircraft over Europe during World War II. ...
Kelly-Duff engagement announced (06/29/12)
Annie Kelley, of Pierce City, and Travis Duff, of Monett, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ron and Leigh Kelley, of Wentworth, and Mark and Lesa Lane, of Joplin. The prospective groom is the son of Mark and Rhonda Duff, of Monett...
Couple to wed Saturday (06/29/12)
Chris Lee, of Pierce City, and Michael Simmons, of Rich Hill, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is a graduate at Missouri State University in Springfield and a teacher for the Monett R-1 School District. The prospective groom is enlisted in the U.S. Army. Plans are being completed for a June 30 wedding at Community of Christ Church in Rich Hill. Friends and family are invited to attend...
Senior Menus (06/29/12)
PIERCE CITY SENIOR CENTER Tuesday -- Pork dinner, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, dessert. Friday -- Goulash or spaghetti, vegetables, salad, dessert.
Royalty Announced (06/29/12)
This year's Lacoba queen contest was held in June, with Martha "Marty" Beckwith crowned with the honor. The queen and her court are pictured above. From left, are: Eva Meek, runner-up, Beckwith and Anna Kristek, second runner-up. Beckwith will compete at district, and if she wins there, on to state. ...
Buffalo -Buffalo Livestock Market: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 06/26/12 (06/29/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 06/29/12 (06/29/12)
Editorial (06/29/12)
It seems unthinkable to us, after 64 years of continuous July Fourth celebrations in Monett, that there should ever have been a time when a big birthday bash for the nation was not a centerpiece for the community. Think back to 70 years ago. In 1942, the nation was reeling with the reality of the biggest war the world had ever known. Monett Mayor V.B. Hall appealed to volunteers for anti-aircraft duty, even though most people could not imagine such a need...
Editorial (06/29/12)
Headlines grab our attention and then are quickly forgotten with the delivery of the next day's news. With that in mind, I want to make sure a recent statement made by Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly remains etched in the minds of citizens across the bi-county area...
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