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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monett Main Street awards grants (07/25/12)
The first grants in Monett Main Street's effort to improve the appearance of downtown Monett have been awarded. Following a review of applications, four grants have been selected for funding. "Monett Main Street would like to thank all seven building owners who took the time to submit fašade grant applications," said Bob Berger, who serves on the design committee...
Verona opposes inclusion in fire protection district (07/25/12)
The citizens of Verona have voiced their objection to being included in a tax-based fire protection district being sought by the Aurora Rural Fire Department. The public hearing, held July 10, asked those in attendance whether they wished to be included in the boundaries of the proposed tax-based district. Eleven Verona residents called in to city hall prior to the meeting to give their "no" opinions and two residents in attendance at the meeting concurred...
Monett requests water to be conserved (07/25/12)
Monett's water system is feeling the strain of the drought. The city's second highest producing well, #12 at North Park, has been taken off-line after its water turned muddy. Utilities superintendent Pete Rauch said #12 was taken out-of-service on Friday, cleared overnight and went muddy again on Saturday night. The well has remained muddy ever since...
Historic Pierce City proposes setting marker (07/25/12)
While members of Historic Pierce City (HPC) are debating on whether to dissolve the organization, the question remains on what to do with the ap-proximate $6,500 in the treasury. The marker will also detail the various ethnic populations that called Pierce City home, as well as early 20th century indus-tries, businesses and prominent leaders...
Supporting great music (07/25/12)
Marty Beckwith, one of the founding members of the Ozark Festival Orchestra's cello section, recently donated $5,000 to help continue the OFO's mission of bringing live classical music to the Monett community. Though no longer performing, Beckwith continues to attend concerts on the perpetual pass awarded to her when she retired playing...
News in brief for July 25 (07/25/12)
Sign-ups for Monett Mighty Mite football and cheerleaders will be held July 23 through July 26 at the field house at Burl Fowler Stadium from 5 through 7 p.m. For more information, call Sean Kelley at 235-9700. The first game will be on Sept. 1. The Monett High School Class of 2002 will hold its 10-year reunion on Sept. 28 and 29. Activities are planned at the football game, South Park and the American Legion Home. For more information, contact Josh McCaffrey at 417-489-5952...
Freistatt to offer water for fire prevention (07/25/12)
The Village of Freistatt will provide free water for anyone living within a three-mile radius of Freistatt, beginning Wednesday, July 25. Recipients must have access to their own 3,000 to 5,000 portable tank to haul the water. According to a village spokesperson, the water will be provided "for the sole purpose of preventing grass fires on properties within the Freistatt community."...
JHA wins industry Partner of the Year Award (07/25/12)
Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates (JHA) has received the 2012 Azure Partner of the Year Award from the ISV-Windows division of Microsoft. The award went to JHA's ProfitStars division. The Partner of the Year Award recognized demonstrated excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. ProfitStars won the award for developing software that incorporated the Windows Azure and SQL Azure technology using the cloud platform,...
Ribbon cutting ceremonies at Field of Dreams (07/25/12)
Ribbon cutting ceremonies were recently held for Field of Dreams driving range at Business Highway 60 and Chapell Drive in Monett, hosted by the Monett Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Owners Bob Heim and Lance Mettlach cut the ribbon.
Retires from Schrieber Foods (07/25/12)
Janie Painter, of Monett, retired from Schreiber Foods on June 29 after 35 years of service. In her honor, the plant partners held a luncheon celebration and she was rewarded with a gift of appreciation for her service and dedication. Painter began her career with Schreiber Foods on Sept. 13, 1976, as a clerk and later served 19 years as a management secretary for the Monett facility. F...
BarCo deputies stay busy (07/25/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office received 561 calls for service from June 11 through June 24. The following reports were filed for that time period: Cassville: violation of an order of protection, consumption of alcohol in a moving vehicle, death investigation, informational report, attempted suicide, two reports of stealing a motor vehicle, stealing conspiracy, four reports of stealing, four reports of second-degree burglary, two reports second degree trespass, conveyed or detained a mental person, first degree trespass and third degree assault.. ...
Purdy residents injured in wreck (07/25/12)
Three Purdy residents were injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:25 p.m. on Friday on Highway 97 about one mile south of Pioneer. According to the Mis-souri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1999 Dodge 1500 pickup, Cynthia D. Lane, 29, of Purdy, ran off the right side of the road-way and overturned...
Cutest kids winner (07/25/12)
Steve and Mary Graves, owners of Memories Photography, downtown Monett, recently presented prizes to the winner of the Cutest Kid Contest. Pictured above, from left, are: Steve and Mary Graves, Courtney Shaw, winner, of Monett, with her cutest children, Brooklynne, 3-years-old; Michael, 5-years-old; and Aubree, 3 months-old. ...
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Jim Bass Electric (07/25/12)
Ribbon cutting ceremonies were recently held to mark the 50th anniversary of Jim Bass Electric and Refrigeration in Monett, hosted by the Monett Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
Health department re-leases stream sampling results (07/25/12)
The Lawrence County Health Department is moni-toring several streams within the county. Results indicate some areas have higher E. coli counts than EPA-recommended limits. E. coli is a fecal coli-form bacteria that lives in all human and animal intes-tines. At present, there are no federal or state standards for E. coli densities in rec-reational waters. EPA's proposed standards for bac-teria densities should not exceed 235 E. coli per 100 milliliters of fresh water for full body contact...
New at the Pierce City Museum (07/25/12)
New at the Harold Bell Wright Museum in Pierce City are nine scrapbooks compiled by Leo Ruscha, the longtime Pierce City postmaster. Ruscha was very active in politics and kept scrapbooks in great detail about political activities in the area, including a dozen letters he received from Harry Truman...
Lord of the Rings (07/25/12)
Sportswriter scores "piece of history" Last Friday, the Springfield Cardinals rallied with four runs in the seventh inning to claim a 6-3 comeback win over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. A packed house of Cardinals fans at Hammons Field was treated to the AA debut of big lefty Anthony Ferrara who was acquired from Palm Beach. However, it was Yordano Ventura of the Naturals who stole the show with five and one-thirds innings of no-hit baseball...
Racers continue to burn up the Monett Speedway (07/25/12)
The only thing hotter than the temperatures has been the racing action at the Monett Speedway. Last Sunday saw five feature races as drivers competed for points, prestige and bragging rights. Results for the races are as follows. Pure Stock Heat 1 Feature Finish...
Summer youth baseball winners (07/25/12)
The Monett Grizzlies 13-and-under AAA baseball team won the Show-Me State games championship on Sunday. The Grizzlies defeated the Kansas City Venom 5-3 and then the Salem Tigers 4-2 to secure the championship.
Staying busy by throwing lots of heat (07/25/12)
Staying busy by throwing lots of heat. Aaron Patton, a senior at Monett, throws a pitch at Baum Stadium on the campus of the University of Arkansas during the Mid-America World Series. Patton's summer has been packed as his Premier baseball team has played in the Premier Baseball Senior Championships held in Springfield and the Premier Baseball Junior Championships in Joplin...
Receives music therapy degree (07/25/12)
Deanna Breon, a 2007 Monett High School graduate, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music therapy from UMKC Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. She studied violin for three years with Christy Paxton in Joplin and was a member of the Ozark Festival Orchestra. ...
Monett Library news (07/25/12)
The month of July is "Anti-Boredom Month," and the Monett Branch has a variety of fun activities to do plus a large variety of books, movies and magazines. The summer reading program will hold the final awards program for young readers on Wednesday, July 25th at 3:30 p.m. The final awards program for Teens will be held on Tuesday, July 24th at 3:30 p.m...
Gene Kluck to celebrate 90 years (07/25/12)
Gene Kluck, of Pierce City, will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Thursday, Aug. 2. A veteran of World War II, Kluck has owned and operated Friendly Supply Company, in Pierce City, for 64 years. Birthday wishes can be sent to: Friendly Supply Co., 205 E. Main Street, Pierce City, MO 65723...
Youth performs puppet ministry (07/25/12)
The New Site Baptist youth group recently visited residents at Lacoba Homes in Monett, performing a stick ministry portrayal of the life of Jesus and a puppet ministry. According to Lee Ann Leamon, activities director, both residents and staff enjoyed the programs. Janell Maxey is the instructor for the drama and puppet ministry programs...
Purdy High School Class of '53 reunion (07/25/12)
Purdy High School class of 1953 met on June 29 at the home of Jim and Jane Terry for their 59th class reunion.
Rose Wisk (07/25/12)
Rose Mary Wisk was born on Dec. 13, 1931 to John Edward Callan and Adeline Ann (DeBrosse) Callan in Monett, Mo. She was the youngest of four children. She graduated from Monett High School and went on to complete her nurse's training at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Mo...
Robert Yonker (07/25/12)
Robert D. Yonker, age age 45, of Pierce City, died on Tuesday, July 24 at his residence. Funeral services are pending at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home.
Georgia Ferguson (07/25/12)
Georgia Mardell Ferguson, age 86, of Republic, formerly of Marionville, died at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at the Sonshine Manor care facility, in Republic. A funeral Mass, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, in Aurora...
July wedding planned (07/25/12)
Bailie Brock and Brandon Clemons, of Wheaton, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Timothy Brock, of Anderson, and Stacy Brock, of Wheaton. She is a 2010 graduate of Wheaton High School and is attending Crowder College. The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Cammie Nagel and Donnie Clemons, of Sarcoxie...
Trinity Lutheran School announces citizenship awards (07/25/12)
Trinity Lutheran School officials have announced the 2011-12 Principal's Citizenship Awards. Students are recommended by their teachers for the honor. Students receiving a certificate and citizenship pins are pictured above.
Crowder College announces dean's list (07/25/12)
Over 600 Crowder College students in Neosho achieved the honor of making the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. Among the students were: Katherine Campbell, Cayla Conrad, Karlos Conway, Kyle Crouch, Doris Gamez de Mendoza, Kyla Harvey, Brittany Huebner, Rebecca Jones, Amy Lindsay, Melvin Mendoza, Martin Ortega, Briana Peterson, Marcus Stoeckert, Katelyn Upchurch, Nancy Valenciano, Timothy Younker and Stormi Zeis, all of Monett...
Drury University announces day school dean's list (07/25/12)
Drury University, in Springfield, has announced the day school dean's list. Among the students are: Erin Carnes, Desirae Fowler, Brittany Gasser, Sara Hammond, Rattanaporn Malitong and Lauren Saunders, all of Monett; Samantha Gripka, Garrett Hillman and Jacob McCully, of Aurora; Aaron Hubbard and Jessica Rusher, of Marionville; Tyler Abma, of Miller; Wilson Cowherd and Nichole Norgard, of Mt. Vernon; and Nathaniel Cochran, of Verona...
Missouri S & T announces honor list (07/25/12)
The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla has announced the names of students who made the honor list for the 2012 spring semester. Among the students were: Alexander Brinley, of Marionville; Dylan Courtney and Tyler Meadows, of Monett; Kyle Henry, of Washburn; and Andrew Schlup, of Pierce City...
Fontbonne University announces spring dean's list (07/25/12)
Fontbonne University, in St. Louis, has announced the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester. Ethan Kristek, pursuing a bachelor of science degree in speech and language, from Aurora, earned a grade point average of 3.7 or higher upon completion of the semester...
Crowder College announces spring graduates (07/25/12)
Crowder College had 324 students graduate this spring. Among the students were: Hannah Bradshaw, Ashley Davis, Nancy Valenciano, Kathleen Velasquez and Spencer Witt, all of Monett; Danielle Moomey, Claire Sefiane and Ashely Sperandio, all of Aurora; Rachel Michael, of Eagle Rock...
Named to Rockhurst spring dean's list (07/25/12)
Estefania Gabriel, of Monett, has been named to the Rockhurst University, in Kansas City, dean's list for the spring semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or above.
Springfield - Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 7/24/12 (07/25/12)
Buffalo - Buffalo Livestock Market: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 07-24-12 (07/25/12)
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