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Stories from Friday, August 10, 2012

Fire Threatens Cattle (08/10/12)
Fire broke out on the Skip Schaller farm approximately two miles south of Highway 60 at the Newton County line around 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Called to the scene was the Monett city and rural departments, Pierce City city and rural departments, Freistatt, Stark City and the East Newton Area (Granby) Fire Association. ...
Dr. Scott McSpadden joins VisionHealth Eye Center (08/10/12)
Vision Health Eye Center has announced the addition of Dr. Scott McSpadden to its team. McSpadden is a summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry. "I was born and raised in Winfield, Kan.," said McSpadden. ...
Monett Area Chamber gathering recipes (08/10/12)
The Monett Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting recipes to include in a new cookbook. Area culinary artists are invited to submit their favorite recipes in any category: appetizers, soups, salads, vegetables and side dishes, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts, cookies and candy and beverages...
Monett Area YMCA after-school programs (08/10/12)
The Monett Area YMCA is once again accepting registration for its after-school programs, which are held at the Monett Elementary and Central Park schools. "We will begin the after-school program on the first day of school," said Jeremy Schmidt, child care director. "We have a variety of activities for students in kindergarten through sixth grades, including field trips, science experiments, crafts, games and homework time. Activities vary daily so the kids don't get bored."...
Chamber board focuses on business in July (08/10/12)
Business activities of the Monett Chamber of Commerce provided the focus for the July meeting of the Board of Directors. Preparations were discussed for the new teacher's luncheon on Aug. 2, the official greeting extended by the business community to new faculty and administrators joining the Monett R-1 School District this fall. Several retired teachers have been recruited to serve as mentors to the new teachers...
Two Cassville residents injured in crash (08/10/12)
Two Cassville residents were injured in a crash that occurred at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday on Highway 60 just west of Republic. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2007 Chrysler 300, Spencer L. Primrose, 78, traveled off the right side of the highway and struck a drainage pipe and culvert before drifting across the highway and coming to a rest...
Public help sought in apprehending car thief (08/10/12)
The Monett Police Department is asking for help from the public to solve a robbery that occurred on the morning of June 25. At about 6:25 a.m., officers responded to the Monett High School where a 17-year-old student reported his car had been stolen from the parking lot...
News In Brief (08/10/12)
The Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity affiliate will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the First Christian Church in Monett, located at Fourth and Wishart. A retirement ceremony for Col. Michele Hovland from the U.S. Armed Forces will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Irwin-Easley American Legion Post #118 in Cassville. The public is welcome to attend...
Pet of the week (08/10/12)
The Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week is Dude, a friendly dog that loves kids, cats and other dogs. Dude is currently completing obedience training. Animals available for adoption at the animal sanctuary are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Animals must be returned to Haven of the Ozarks if placement is not successful. For more information on Sylvester or other pets available at the Haven, call 835-3647 or visit thehaven.petfinder.com...
Dewayne Bowman bringing Western swing music to Kings Prairie (08/10/12)
Dewayne Bowman is looking forward to Saturday when he and his band will perform at the 13th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert, east of Monett. "We try to help community projects like this," Bowman said. "I've known Al Brumley for 50 years. He was a friend of my dad's. I heard him when I was 8 or 9 years old. It was the first live music I'd heard that inspired me."...
Severe storm tears through RRSP Several campsites closed until deemed safe (08/10/12)
A severe storm tore through Roaring River State Park at about 12:15 a.m. last Thursday morning. Strong winds brought down trees and large limbs, littering the campgrounds and causing minor damage to two cabins, a bathhouse and the fish cleaning station...
Splash of Evening Color (08/10/12)
The sudden shower over downtown Monett Wednesday evening came with the sun shining. Briefly a rainbow colored the easter sky, encircling the Centennial Overpass and Marshall Hill before clouds crowded out the sun. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
Waterthrashers win 11th Conference championship (08/10/12)
The Monett Waterthrashers closed out the summer swim season in style, winning the Tri-State "A" Championship meet at the John Brown University pool in Siloam Springs, Ark. "Our goal this season was to help each of our 147 individuals work and achieve the very best," said Christin Janssen, WaterThrashers head coach. "In turn our team would then perform to the best of their ability."...
School readiness fair serves 185 students (08/10/12)
The Barry County OACAC Neighborhood Center's 2012 School Readiness Fair served 185 local students this year. The event was held at the Crowder College Cassville Campus Community Building on Aug. 2. "Everything went really well," said Gail Reed, Barry County OACAC director. "We had a lot of good booths with a lot of good information. We had an ambulance and a patrol car here, which the kids thought was really fun. I was really impressed with all the booths."...
Drury University announces day grads (08/10/12)
Drury University, of Springfield, has announced the day graduates from the spring commencement held on May 12. Among the student, are: Samantha Gripka and Jacob McCully, of Aurora; and Erin Carnes, Brittany Gasser and Lauren Saunders, of Monett.
Named to OCU honor roll (08/10/12)
Nicholas Palmquist, of Mt. Vernon, has been named to the dean's honor roll at Oklahoma City University for the spring 2012 semester. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during a semester to meet the requirements and maintain a grade point average of 3.9 for the president's honor roll or 3.5 for the dean's honor roll...
Area school/senior menus (08/10/12)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY Key: SC - Smart Choice entrée item (16 grams of fat or less.) HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Wednesday -- Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Chicken patty. 2. Homestyle meat loaf. 3. Caesar chef salad w/whole grain hot roll...
Letha Kay (08/10/12)
Letha M. Kay, age 94, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Wednesday morning, Aug. 8, 2012 in her home after a lengthy illness. Letha was born on Sept. 1, 1917 in Bellefonte, Ark. to the late Amos and Adline (Coker) Littlejohn. Letha was a member of the East Side Church of Christ in Monett. ...
Thomas Kittrell (08/10/12)
Thomas M. Kittrell, age 73, of Nixa, formerly of Aurora, died at 4:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at his home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, in the funeral home chapel...
Mabel Whitney (08/10/12)
Mabel Evelyn "Meg" Whitney, age 84, of Baldwin, Wisc., died at 12:37 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11, in Cassville First Baptist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
Norwood - Producers Auction Yards: Special Dairy Heifer Sale Report for 08/09/12 (08/10/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 08/10/12 (08/10/12)
(Untitled) (08/10/12)
I was in Tulsa, Okla., for a musical show on Saturday. As my wife and I left the Boston Avenue Baptist Church downtown, we found the sky, which had been perfectly clear when we arrived, apparently clouded over. There was an odd reddish haze in the clouds and the smell of smoke. The sun was covered over so that only a dim orange orb peeked through...
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