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Stories from Thursday, July 5, 2012

Raises approved for Monett school staff (07/05/12)
Following a budget workshop last week, the Monett R-1 Board of Education approved a preliminary budget for the 2012-13 school year that includes raises of about 2.5 percent for district employees. Board members approved increasing the base pay for certified teachers by $750, raising the new base to $34,050. Increases in steps crediting years of service were also increased, making the range of raises from 2.3 to 2.8 percent...
News in Brief for July 5 (07/05/12)
With the recent dry weather, the Monett Rural Fire Association reminds all property owners outside the Monett city limits to have their blue signs with orange stickers clearly visible in case of a fire. Property owners who are not currently members can stop at The CPA Group, located at 217 Fourth St. in Monett, to pay dues...
Highway 37 work to pick up pace in July (07/05/12)
Construction and maintenance work on Highway 37, south of Highway 60 in Monett to the Arkansas border, will progress rapidly in the coming weeks. In addition, a major overlay has been scheduled from Monett's North Park west to Sarcoxie. According to Angela Eden, community relations specialist for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), mainline paving for the Highway 37 South project was expected to be finished by the end of June. ...
Wiley retires, leaving judge post open (07/05/12)
The presiding judge for the 39th Judicial Circuit has changed, following the retirement of Judge Robert Wiley last week. Under Missouri law, judges are required to retire before reaching age 70 or face forfeiting their pension. Wiley, who began serving in the circuit's top job in January 2007, retired on June 28, one day before his 70th birthday...
Light up the sky with fireworks (07/05/12)
Between 800 and 1,000 people gathered on the lawn of New Site Baptist Church on Sunday for the church's fourth annual July Fourth community picnic and fireworks show. Following the serving of food, games and live entertainment, the fireworks show was offered over the field south of the church. Pastor Aaron Weibel said word that the official Monett celebration on Wednesday had been cancelled helped to raise attendance at the church's event...
Economic situation, solutions offered by economics prof (07/05/12)
What's wrong with the economy? Abner Womack, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri, brought his findings from years of study and the recommendation of experts to a meeting of the Southwest Regional Extension Council on Tuesday at the University of Missouri's Southwest Research Center...
Marionville officer involved in shooting (07/05/12)
A Marionville officer is on paid suspension while the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigates a fatal shooting in which he was involved. According to Marionville Police Chief Mark Webb, the officer answered a call to Applelane Townhomes in Marionville on Saturday evening in response to a report of a woman being held against her will...
Artistry available at picnic drawing (07/05/12)
The stunning 1,400-piece picnic quilt and other hand-created items will be given away in a drawing at the annual picnic for St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie on Friday, July 20. The quilt, with its Snake River log cabin pattern, was pieced by Nancy Kielblock and hand quilted by the St. John's Quilters in more than 300 hours. The afghan, at left, was crocheted by Margaret Rupp. The baby quilt, at right, was pieced by Nancy Kielblock and hand quilted by Betty Meier...
Bruner Pharmacy softball team (07/05/12)
The Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League team sponsored by Bruner Pharmacy is pictured above.
Bruner Pharmacy softball team (07/05/12)
The Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League team sponsored by American Family Insurance is pictured above.
Shirley Lombard (07/05/12)
Shirley Mae Lombard, 63, of Monett passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital. She was born on Nov. 20, 1948 in Wheaton, Mo., the daughter of the late Richard and Pauline (Swofford) Banks. She was united in marriage on Nov. 27, 1965 in Monett to Gerald Lombard, he survives...
Harold Francis (07/05/12)
Harold Randall Francis, age 84, of Pierce City, died on Tuesday, July 2, at his home. Graveside services will be held on Friday July 6, at 10 a.m. at Leann Cemetery near Jenkins. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett...
Nina Giddings (07/05/12)
Nina Marie Giddings, age 60, of Washburn, died at 10:07 a.m. on Monday, July 2. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 6, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Washburn Prairie Cemetery, Washburn. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Roy Douglas (07/05/12)
Roy Douglas, age 37, of Pierce City, died at 1:06 p.m. on July 2 at his home. Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 5 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 6 at IOOF Cemetery in Monett...
Tomas Salas (07/05/12)
Tomas Castillo-Salas, age 66, of Aurora, died at 1:08 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial at Youngberg Memorial Gardens Cemetery...
Marie Halmagyi (07/05/12)
Marie A. Halmagyi, age 88, of Aurora, died on Thursday, June 28, in Springfield. Services will be held on Saturday July 7, at 2 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home in Montgomery. Family will be receiving guest at 12 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Interment will be at Lincoln Memorial Park immediately following the service. Local arrangements have been conducted by the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Edith "Freddy" Riley (07/05/12)
Edith Fredalene (Freddy) Riley, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:16 a.m. on Friday, June 29, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, at Vaughn's Cemetery in Greenfield. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, in the funeral home chapel...
Junior Burbridge (07/05/12)
Junior R.L. Burbridge, age 79, of Cassville, died at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, on July 1. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, in Fields Cemetery, Shell Knob, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Birthdays for July 5 (07/05/12)
Gene Timmons Bill Medlin Jack Keith
Birthdays for July 4 (07/05/12)
Kelly Hayes Karen Washburn Mollie Salsman Gary Hill
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