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Stories from Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Check presented for Jenny Garner memorial (07/11/12)
Julie and Bryce Garner were special guests at the June meeting of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education, to present a check in the amount of $1,000 to be used toward the construction of the Jenny Garner memorial. Jenny Garner, a senior at Pierce City High School, died in January of this year...
Pick a duck, any duck (07/11/12)
What's a picnic without a duck pond? Emma Grace Harmon and Tara Bradley took their chances on winning a prize at the duck pond during this year's annual Freistatt Picnic, held on Friday. [Times photo by Melonie Roberts]
Tour de Monett fundraiser on Saturday (07/11/12)
The fourth annual Tour de Monett bicycle ride, a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, will be held this Saturday, July 14 at Monett's South Park. Monett pool passes will be given to all participants and are valid for Saturday and Sunday. Registration is $30 on the day of the event...
Speak Up for Smoke Free Air (07/11/12)
The Barry County Connections Coalition (BCCC) is hosting a public awareness meeting on the effects of smoking at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Monett Health Department, located on Highway 37, south of Monett. Guest speaker, Delores Joyce, MPA, project coordinator for MSU Ozark Public Health Institute, will deliver the program entitled "Speak Up for Smoke Free Air."...
Investigation continues in Marionville shooting (07/11/12)
Police are continuing to investigate the background of Adam Bergseth, 37, the man who was killed by Danny Hughes, a Marionville police officer on Saturday June 30. Acting on a tip, Marionville Police Chief Mark Webb requested Springfield investigators check a trash receptacle at the Springfield home Bergseth was renting. Decomposing remains were found in the trash outside the home...
Recognized for Dedication (07/11/12)
Dr. Aaron Cornman, superintendent of Pierce City R-6 School District, presented Coach Kenny O'Hara a plaque from the Board of Education recognizing his 16 years of dedication to the Pierce City football program. The plaque was presented at the board's regular June meeting...
Search warrant leads to five arrests (07/11/12)
A fight led to Barry County deputies to execute a search warrant on a Cassville residence that ended with five people being arrested. On June 30, Barry County Deputy Terry Burgess responded to a call that four male subjects were reportedly fighting at a residence on Highway 76. The officer was told one of the subjects might be suffering from a stab wound...
Mt. Vernon man injured in crash (07/11/12)
A Mt. Vernon man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 3:55 p.m. on Friday on Highway F about three miles west of Stotts City. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1999 Chevrolet Metro, John R. Gibas, 49, of Mt. Vernon, failed to negotiate a curve, struck an embankment and overturned...
News in Brief (07/11/12)
The Monett visit by the Bluecoats drum and bugle corps for July 18 has been cancelled. The Purdy Festival will be Saturday, July 21. Barbecued chicken will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other activities will include free amusement rides, a petting zoo, indoor arts and crafts fair, an indoor farmer's market, an indoor livestock show, a BBQ cook-off, local bands, a fiddle contest, a veterans memorial dedication and reception, bathtub races and outdoor booths. ...
Annual Freistatt Picnic (07/11/12)
There were plenty of sweet treats at the annual Freistatt Picnic held Friday. Pictured above are Parker and Sara Ticknor looking over the baked goodies while Judy Lehde stands by ready to assist.
Selma Dalton (07/11/12)
Selma Delores Dalton, age 87, of Exeter, died at her home on Tuesday, July 3. Private services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri
July wedding planned (07/11/12)
Rebeca Schaefer, of Marionville, and Cory Henningsen, of Springfield, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Erick and Doris Schaefer, of Marionville. She is a 2006 graduate of Marionville High School and a 2010 graduate of Drury University in Springfield. ...
Couple to mark anniversary (07/11/12)
William E. Fischer and Christine M. Probstfield were married on June 30, 1962, at Sacred Heart Church in Verona. The couple has two daughters, Angela (Bryan) Dawson, of Monroeville, Pa., and Valerie (John) Janchar, of Kansas City. They have three grandchildren, Nathan, Rebecca and Abigail Dawson. ...
Elvis At Lacoba (07/11/12)
Ken Roberts, of Rolla, recently returned to Lacoba Homes in Monett to perform various musical selections from artists such as Elvis, Johnny Cash and Dean Martin. Roberts put on a lively afternoon performance at Lacoba and also entertained at the Golden Age Games...
Lacoba residents will miss familiar faces (07/11/12)
Residents at Lacoba Homes in Monett will miss the familiar faces of Dustin Reynolds and his aides, Steve Logan and Joe Vandergrift, after Reynolds graduated from Miller High School in May. Reynolds attended classes at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) and, through that program, worked at the activities center at the skilled nursing facility. Vandergrift worked in the laundry area at Lacoba...
Pierce City Library News (07/11/12)
New titles at the Pierce City Branch Library include: "Rare Earth" by T. Davis Bunn; and "Wicked Business: a Lizzy and Diesel novel" by Janet Evanovich. A new western title on the shelf is "Heart of the Mountain Man" by William W. Johnstone. The library has received one easy picture book, "Angelina at the Fair" by Katharine Holabird...
Monett Library News (07/11/12)
A Wii gaming night will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the Monett Branch Library. All ages are welcome to attend the free event. New adult fiction titles include: "Lair of the Lion" by Christine Freehan; "The Search" by Shelley Shepard Gray; "Vermont Weddings" by Pamela Griffin; "Emma's Gift" by Leisha Kelly; "Coming Home" by Karen Kingsbury; "Tuesday's Child" by Fern Michaels; "The Widows Danford" by Jan Thacker; "The Accidental Sleuth" by Helen Macie Osterman; and "A Plain Death" by Amanda Flower.. ...
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