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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2012

Child porn investigation leads to Monett man (07/19/12)
A child pornography investigation that started in Germany three years ago has led to the arrest of a Monett man. Donald Rise, 56, was arrested after law enforcement officials traced the downloaded images from a website in Germany through the Internet IP address to his computer, located in his home in the 400 block of Cale Street...
Around 100 firefighters battle grass fire near Monett (07/19/12)
Around 100 firefighters from over a dozen departments battled a fire on Tuesday that jumped two county roads and blackened between 200 and 300 acres in over nine hours. The fire started at 21278 Farm Road 1100 in Lawrence County shortly after noon on Tuesday. Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones said welding on a corral sent sparks into the dry grass, igniting the blaze...
Westco to move to Highway 60 (07/19/12)
One of downtown Monett's longstanding businesses, Westco, has announced plans to move to the Village Shopping Center on Kyler Road, south of Highway 60. Westco has been located at 311 E. Broadway for 42 years. Steve Kelley, who has been manager for 36 years, said the decision to move was very difficult...
Sixth leadership class to begin in August (07/19/12)
The sixth Leadership Monett class is slated to begin in August. The program is sponsored annually by the Monett Chamber of Commerce. The class is a four-month program with participants meeting every other week for eight four-hour sessions ending with a graduation ceremony...
Plans complete for Purdy Festival (07/19/12)
Plans are complete for the first Purdy Festival, which will be held Saturday on Highway C from Front Street to Fifth Street. Live music, games, activities and concessions will be offered in events that begin at 10 a.m. Highway C will be closed to through traffic during the festival. Traffic will be routed north on Front Street to Washington avenue and east to Eighth Street...
BarCo land sale to be held in August (07/19/12)
The annual Barry County land sale for properties with unpaid taxes will be held on Monday, Aug. 27, at the historic Barry County Courthouse in Cassville. Bidding will begin at 10 a.m. Persons interested in purchasing properties at the land sale should register at the office of collector Janice Varner on Aug. 27 prior to 10 a.m. to receive a bidding number. Out of state bidders need to appoint a Missouri resident as an agent. Forms for agents are available at the collector's office...
Monett Fire Department hosts training (07/19/12)
Recently, the Monett Fire Department hosted area wide training on structural collapse rescue. This training focused on shoring and stabilizing structures in the event of collapse or destabilization from tornado, earthquake, water erosion, or age. The training was provided at no cost to the city through a regional grant spearheaded by the Springfield Fire Department...
Dog days of summer still ahead (07/19/12)
Even though temperatures have dropped into the 90s, over nine weeks of summer remain and in the next two months, excessive heat warnings will likely return. Area officials encourage residents to take precautions in the heat and check in on friends and loved ones throughout the summer...
News in Brief for July 19 (07/19/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will host a law enforcement academy starting Aug. 16 at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. The 700-hour course will qualify students with a Class A peace offi-cer license in Missouri. The class will meet Tuesday and Thursday nights as well as Saturdays and some Sundays. ...
Cheerleaders to perform at Monett Elementary July 19 (07/19/12)
The Monett High School cheerleaders, shown above at cheer camp, will give a public demonstration of their competition routine at 7:30 p.m. today, July 19,at the Monett Elementary School gymnasium. Coach Courtney Goetz invites the public to attend to offer an audience similar to what the girls can expect when they go to regional competition in Nixa on Saturday...
Runners shine at triathlon and Springfield races (07/19/12)
The Cassville YMCA continued its summer tradition of hosting a Y Not Tri sprint triathlon. This year's event, which included a 400-meter swim, a 3.1-mile run and a 15-mile bike ride, attracted 43 participants. Brad Hammon, of Verona, was the top finisher in the men's division with a total time of 1:09:58. Victoria Kline, of Miami, Okla., was the women's top overall finisher, completing the course in 1:28:14...
YMCA summer soccer teams compete (07/19/12)
Loretta Young (07/19/12)
Loretta Mae Young, age 77, of Monett, died on Monday, July 16, at Lacoba Nursing Center in Monett. No service arrangements have been made at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett..
Dove McNiel (07/19/12)
Dove Bolton McNiel, of rural Verona, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 after a brief illness. She was 98 years old, born April 24, 1914 in Cassville, Mo. She married Wiley (Pete) Bolton March 27, 1937 in Joplin, Mo. and they resided in rural Verona. He preceded in her in death on Feb. 26, 1962...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 7/18/12 (07/19/12)
Springfield - Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 7/18/12 (07/19/12)
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