[Monett Times] Fair ~ 41°F  
High: 45°F ~ Low: 34°F
Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Primary election marked by close races (08/08/12)
An active turnout brought surprises in Barry County and positive news to money issues in Lawrence County in yesterday's election. Over 37 percent of Barry County's 20,271 registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election. An increase in voter interest could be credited to a number of highly contested races on the Republican ticket...
Purdy Council looks at playground improvements (08/08/12)
The Purdy City Council discussed future improvements to the playground at the city park during the July meeting. Mayor Ron Dutra presented a letter from Neal Wass with the Purdy Renewal Project asking for a commitment of support for the organization's effort to improve the park...
New teacher luncheon introduces instructors to school, community (08/08/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce hosted its an-nual new teacher luncheon at the Southwest Area Ca-reer Center, on Thursday, Aug. 2, welcoming 20 new instructors to the school and the community. Robert Markovics, Monett Area Chamber of Com-merce president, welcomed Chamber hosts and new teachers in his opening re-marks...
Pageant winner (08/08/12)
Wanda Dyer, a resident of Benchmark Healthcare of Monett, was crowned as second runner-up at the Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant on June 27, held at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield. Dyer, pictured above, competed with 23 other contestants from surrounding area skilled nursing facilities ranging in age from 65 to 100. ...
Monettan participates in Dancemakers (08/08/12)
Katie Kaiser, a sophomore at Monett High School this fall, participated at the Dancemakers Inc. national convention and competition on June 25 at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Kaiser, the daughter of Mark and Natalie Kaiser, of Monett, has been a student at the Mary Beck School of Dance in Monett for 13 years. She qualified for the Dancemakers event in Branson in February, earning a scholarship to cover her expenses...
Durossette graduates basic training (08/08/12)
Air Force Airman Zackery K. Durossette graduated from basic mili-tary training at Lackland Air Force Base in San An-tonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included train-ing in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills...
Matt Ticknor addresses Dorcas Ladies Aid (08/08/12)
Matt Ticknor was the guest speaker at the July meeting of the Dorcas Ladies Aid in Freistatt. Ticknor gave a presentation on his recent visit to El Salvador as a volunteer with Thrivent Builds for Habitat for Humanity. Ticknor helped dig the foundation for a new home for one of the families. Ticknor and other team members also visited several other homes in the community that had been built by Thrivent and Habitat. He said he plans to return again as a volunteer...
FIVE GENERATIONS GATHER (08/08/12)
Five generations of Edwinna Terry's family recently posed together at a family gathering. Edwinna, at center, of Aurora, is holding the family's latest arrival, her great-great grandson, Orin Needer. At rear are: Christi Howerton, of Clever, grandmother; Peggy Lamp, of Aurora, great-grandmother; and Chelsie Needer, of Clever, Orin's mother...
© 2014 Monett Times, a division of Rust Publishing MOARCASS, L.L.C. All rights reserved.