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Stories from Wednesday, August 15, 2012

R-1 District teachers urged to make a difference (08/15/12)
The Monett R-1 School District did well in last spring's state tests, reported Superintendent Brad Hanson as teachers gathered last week for their first day back for the 2012-13 school year. The opening rally offered words of encouragement to start the new session...
Teacher recognition program begins fourth year (08/15/12)
EFCO, a Pella company, is once again sponsoring the Teacher of the Month program in partnership with The Monett Times. The 2012-13 school year marks the fourth year for the popular program, which recognizes outstanding local teachers and rewards them...
Pierce City man wanted for murder (08/15/12)
A Pierce City man is wanted for murder in connection with the death of Able Ibarra, of Purdy. Martin Meza, also known as Carlos Gonzalez, age 28, has been charged with first degree murder, and his whereabouts are currently unknown. According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Meza should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Citizens are urged to call 911 immediately if they come into contact with Meza or know where he can be apprehended...
YMCA has room for more participants (08/15/12)
Students enrolled on the Monett Area YMCA after-school program offers many opportunities. Students in grades kindergarten through six can participate in a number of programs designed to promote healthy minds, bodies and community spirit. Prices for the Monett Area YMCA after-school program are $50 for full time participants and $62.50 for non-members, billed semi-monthly. Part time participant tuition is $42.50 for members and $50 for non-members, billed semi-monthly...
Pierce City R-6 board hears new food program plan (08/15/12)
Members of the Pierce City R-6 School board heard of new nutrition requirements for students as announced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Corinne O'Hara, director of the district's food service program, reported new funding for the federal meal program and the district's responsibilities to ensure reimbursement for those meals...
Bruner's drive-through window progress (08/15/12)
Fourth Street in downtown Monett was closed on Aug. 7 between Front and Broadway to lay out the new drive-through window for Bruner Pharmacy. The street will permanently become a one-way street for one block for the pharmacy expansion. The street will reduce to one lane of traffic approaching and leaving the window. ...
Kids fish for free on Saturday (08/15/12)
Roaring River State Park will hold its annual back-to-school Kids Fishing Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. Participating children, who are 15 and under, will receive a free youth fishing tag and a goody bag of gifts. Over two dozen outdoor education classes will be offered throughout the event. Children who attend three classes will receive a choice of small prizes and be entered into a drawing for larger prizes that will be held at 5 p.m. Kids must be present to receive prizes...
Striking sky painting (08/15/12)
Young MHS tennis team ready for play (08/15/12)
A very young Monett Lady Cubs tennis team will take the court for the Purple and Gold this season. The Lady Cubs are two year removed from a conference title and spent most of last season trying to find their identity. This year, more growing pains are to be expected, with a lineup that will feature four new starting faces...
Hard Hitting Action (08/15/12)
Mighty Mite football practice has been underway evenings on the practice field north of Monett High School. Fifth grader Caleb Hall practiced his blocking form on the blocker with coach Jeff Pachner. The Mighty Mite season begins the first weekend in September...
News in Brief (08/15/12)
Pierce City's Howdy Neighbor Days begins today. This will be gospel music night with Josh Jennings and Bob Alexander at 6:30 p.m. ant the Whisman family at 8 p.m. Thursday is bluegrass night with Center Creek Sinners, Southern Saints and Brookline Station...
Thena Eubanks (08/15/12)
Thena Leo Eubanks, age 91, of Aurora, died at 9:37 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Aurora Nursing Center. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Clyde Justice (08/15/12)
Clyde Albert Justice, age 96, of Aurora, died at 10:10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, .at the Aurora Nursing Center. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, was held at on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Jess Kessinger (08/15/12)
Dr. Jess Kessinger, age 65, of Carthage, died on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 13, at the First Christian Church in Carthag. Graveside services were held at the IOOF cemetery in Monett, under the director of Knell Funeral Home of Carthage...
Abel Ibarra (08/15/12)
Abel Ibarra, age 45, of Purdy, died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, August 11, 2012. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, in St. Edwards Catholic Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home at Cassville. Burial will be in Purdy Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. Wednesday until service time on Thursday. The Rosary will be read at 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home...
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