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Stories from Monday, August 27, 2012

Here come the Cubs (08/27/12)
The Monett Cubs opened the 2012 football season Friday night at Mt. Vernon with a 26-10 setback. Despite the loss Monett fans have plenty of reasons to be excited for this year's squad. For a full game recap see Jared Lankford's story on page 4. [Times Photo by Melissa Leech]...
Free gospel concert (08/27/12)
The First Presbyterian Church of Monett will host a Sunday morning concert by one of Southern Gospel Music's most exciting groups -- the trio known as Steve Hess and Southern Salvation. The performance will take place at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the church, which is located at Seventh and Sycamore in Monett. ...
Law enforcement officials still seeking felon (08/27/12)
Law enforcement officials are still seeking information on the whereabouts of Michael Nguyen, who is wanted for felony stealing and burglary. Officials attending the August meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers discussed two individuals wanted by law enforcement...
Purdy Council holds property tax at ceiling (08/27/12)
Purdy City Council members continued the city's annual property tax at the ceiling for the coming year at the August monthly meeting. Assessed valuations dropped in Purdy by approximately $50,000, part of a general adjustment across the county. The property tax was kept at the highest level allowed by the state at $.3956 for each $100 of assessed property...
Changes coming to top honors at MHS (08/27/12)
Changes will be instituted in the most coveted honors at Monett High School. Beginning next month, the winner of the homecoming queen will not be announced until the coronation at Burl Fowler Stadium. "For several years, we've had discussions on this," said Principal David Steward. "It's been an incremental step. I met with the Student Senate this summer, and before I finished the segue, the kids said, 'We want to change it.'"...
Bike-car collision injures driver (08/27/12)
The driver of a motorized bicycle was hurt in a collision with a car on Sunday in Aurora. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Guy Newton, 30, of Aurora, was driving a Baja Dirt Bug at 4:41 a.m. on West Pleasant Street in Aurora. Newton was being actively pursued by Brandon Hartsell, 34, of Republic, in a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. The car struck the rear end of the bike, ejecting Newton...
News In Brief (08/27/12)
Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) reports there will be one-lane traffic near Butterfield on Route U in the coming week for road patching. In Lawrence County, there will be one-lane traffic on Interstate 44 and Route U, west of Phelps, for repair of roadway edges...
Special program on tap at the Mt. Vernon Branch Library (08/27/12)
A free public forum on elder law, hosted by the Friends of the Library, will be the topic of discussion at the Mt. Vernon Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. Lois Zerrer, of Zerrer Elder Law Office in Springfield, will be on hand to discuss Medicaid asset planning, nursing home planning and guardianship and conservatorship questions from the public...
Kittens Delay Demolition (08/27/12)
Demolition workers in the 400 block of Seventh Street in Monett briefly paused in their endeavors on Thursday in an attempt to rescue a young mother cat and her two kittens. The young feline had temporarily sought shelter in an abandoned house across the street from the St. ...
Football Cubs drop season opener (08/27/12)
Football is a game of adjustments, a tweak here and a tweak there is needed to help improve a team's chance of winning. On Friday night, it was the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers that made the better adjustments at halftime to pull out a 26-10 victory over the Monett Cubs...
Pierce City rolls Jasper in opener (08/27/12)
It was a battle of the Eagles Friday night as two nervous first-year football coaches prepared their teams for the start of the Missouri football season, but it was Pierce City's new coach, Matt Holt, whose nerves quickly turned to excitement. With Pierce City opening its season on the road in Jasper, Zach Hyde took the opening kickoff for Pierce City at the 15, ran to the middle of the field, cut to the sidelines and raced untouched for an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. ...
William Schuetz (08/27/12)
William Alfred "Bill" Schuetz, age 93, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 1:40 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012 while at Benchmark Healthcare of Monett. William was born on March 14, 1919 in Hannibal, MO, the son of John David and Alma Anola (Kirse) Schuetz. Bill graduated from Hannibal High School in 1936 as the class president. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during WWII, obtaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer...
Thomas Flanery (08/27/12)
Thomas James Flanery, age 58, of Monett, formerly of Kansas City, died on Aug. 22, at his home. A memorial service was held on Aug. 25 at Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs.
Vivian Evans (08/27/12)
Vivian Gay (Bradley) Evans, age 66, of Cassville, died at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 23. Services were held at on Sunday, Aug. 26, in Community of Christ, Aurora. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Leroy Brooks (08/27/12)
Leroy Dale "Buck" Brooks, age 73, of Cassville, died at 1:20 a.m. Friday, August 24. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 27, in Oak Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
William Branch (08/27/12)
William Andrew "Andy" Branch II, age 64, of Monett, MO, passed away suddenly on Friday, August 24, 2012, in Monett. Andy was born on January 7, 1948, in Jonesboro, Ark., the son of the late Walter Johnson "Bud" Branch and Christene (Barton) Branch. He graduated from Paragould High School in Paragould, Ark. with the Class of 1966. Andy served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a combat infantryman and hero to many...
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