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Stories from Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Labor Day fireworks show celebrates nation's birthday (09/05/12)
Monett's celebration of the nation's birthday attracted large crowds to South Park on Labor Day to complete the July Fourth celebration. Live music, a patriotic address and fireworks capped a day of festivities planned by the Freedom and Fireworks committee...
September glory heralds calendar girl (09/05/12)
September offers the last glorious weeks of summer, seen at the treetop level from the outdoor classroom near Monett Elementary School by Zeina (ZAY-na) Masri, the September calendar girl. The daughter of Fares and Lauren Masri, Zeina is expecting a busy senior year at Monett High School. One of the top advance placement English students last year, Zeina is in her fourth year on the speech and debate team. Last year she competed on the national level in dramatic interpretation...
Warning issued regarding telephone scam (09/05/12)
The Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA) has issued a warning regarding a new telephone scam that involves the state court system. According to OSCA, residents have received phone calls from an individual who says they are calling from the local circuit court office. The caller tells the victim that he or she has outstanding parking tickets that must be paid. In one case, the caller used an abusive tone of voice in an effort to intimidate the victim...
BCDD board sets 2012 tax levy (09/05/12)
Members of the Barry County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled (BCDD) approved setting the tax levy at seven cents per $100 assessed valuation, the same as the 2011 tax levy. Board members Florene Towers, Ruth Thompson, Ted Powers, Marvin Phipps and Tricia Jones voted in favor of the action. David Sater voted against it, citing the nearly $1 million of funding held in reserve by the board...
Scouts to hold School Night Sept. 6 (09/05/12)
The Ozark Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America will be having its annual School Night to Join Scouting on Thursday, Sept. 6. The event will be held at Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91, located at 717 E. Broadway, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Boys in grades first to fifth are encouraged to attend...
News in Brief (09/05/12)
Jim Staley, who has authored "The Courdins of Val Pellice, a Waldensian Chronicle," a richly illustrated book with photographs on the Courdin family that helped found the local Waldensian church and develop the Monett community, will be signing copies of his book at the Monett Museum, located at 705 E. Broadway, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday...
Cassville teen injured in crash (09/05/12)
A Cassville teen was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 7:35 p.m. on Sunday on Highway 76 about four miles north of Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1995 Honda Accord, Ashley J. Cousins, 16, of Cassville, failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a tree and overturned...
Barry County sale on property with delinquent taxes held (09/05/12)
The recent 2012 Barry County tax sale grossed $47,117.64. Of that total, $19,889.27 will be applied to back taxes owed on the 45 parcels of land that were sold to the highest bidders. The remaining $27,228.37 will be held in the county's over-plus account...
Vets parade in Mt. Vernon Sept. 8 (09/05/12)
A parade to honor all Vietnam veterans is planned as a special salute on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Mt. Vernon. The parade is planned as a special project of the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon. The procession will assemble at the home, located at 1600 S. Hickory, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. Veterans will need to bring their own vehicles...
New owners welcomed (09/05/12)
Monett Chamber of Commerce ambassadors were on hand to welcome new owner Jerry Thomas, of Thomas Towing and Recovery, formerly Ed Jones Wrecker Service. The business is located at 101 E. Dairy St. in Monett. Thomas is the grandson of the late Ed Jones and the son of Burl and Jo Ann Thomas, past owners of Ed Jones Wrecker Service, which has been serving the community since 1932...
Eden scores twice as Cubs down Cassville (09/05/12)
Soccer is a game of communication, teamwork, timing and precision. Teams work hard to develop chemistry, practice spacing and anticipate each other's moves. And in Tuesday night's game against Cassville, Monett's Kole Eden turned out to be an unlikely hero in the Cubs 2-1 victory at South Park...
Monett earns 1-0 victory over Lamar (09/05/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs softball team improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in Big 8 Conference play with a 1-0 win over Lamar Tuesday night. "We will take a win any way we can get it," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "It is good for us to win close ballgames. It will help us down the road."...
Monett tennis falls to Clever (09/05/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs tennis team (0-6) fell 7-2 to the Clever Lady Bluejays Tuesday night at North Park. "We are still a young team," said Monett coach Bob Crain. "I do see signs of our squad improving. I told the girls that our season will not be judged by wins and losses, but we will get better as players."...
Questions answered, Cubs down Wildcats (09/05/12)
Neither rain, mud, remnants of tropical depression Isaac or the Neosho Wildcats football team could stop the Monett Cubs from rolling to a 29-7 victory Friday night at Burl Fowler Stadium. The Cubs entered into Friday night's tilt with several questions about conditioning, toughness and hype that arose after week one's 26-10 loss to Mt. Vernon...
Area runners shine at Strafford Cross Country (09/05/12)
The cross country season kicked off on Saturday with a number of meets around the state. Some races were cancelled due to the weather and course conditions. The Strafford Invitational went on as planned Saturday morning, with Monett, Purdy, and Wheaton among the competing schools...
Pierce City stays unbeaten, handles Greenfield (09/05/12)
Pierce City High School moved the kickoff of Friday night's Spring River Valley Conference football game to 5 p.m. in anticipation of inclement weather. By the time the clock read all zeros, it was the Greenfield Wildcats who had their party rained on as the Eagles earned a 27-6 victory...
Offensive explosion carries soccer Cubs to win (09/05/12)
After a slow start, the scoring floodgates opened and the Monett soccer Cubs poured in three goals in a 12-minute span and raced to a 8-0 victory over Aurora last Thursday. "We started slower than I would like to see," said Monett coach Dan Janssen. "Around the 25-minute mark we started clicking. I was proud of the way we attacked from then on. You could see things we are working on in practice being applied to game situation."...
Lady Cubs open conference play with victory (09/05/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs rebounded from a loss to Webb City with a 5-2 come-from-behind victory over the Cassville Lady Wildcats last Thursday. "It wasn't the way we wanted to start the game," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We took too long to make adjustments at the plate and Cassville got out in front. We were fortunate to come back for the victory."...
Tracey Carnagey (09/05/12)
Tracey Lynn Carnagey, age 34, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:24 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at the New Home Baptist Church with burial at 3 p.m. at Brownington Cemetery in Henry County, Missouri...
David Smith (09/05/12)
David Smith, age 58, of Monett, died on Aug. 30, at his residence. No formal services are planned at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
Mildred Hendrix (09/05/12)
Mildred Irene Hendrix, of Washburn, age 99, died on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Cassville Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Carol Wiseley (09/05/12)
Carol Faye "Cookie" Wiseley, age 71, of Jenkins, died at 6:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Mary Slawson (09/05/12)
Mary Lou Slawson, age 91, of Cape Fair, died at 9:40 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Shelby Linahan (09/05/12)
Shelby (Deines) Linahan, age 38, of Pierce City, died at 11:40 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 at the home of her parents. Funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett. Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial will be at the St. Paul's Cemetery in Ramona, Kan. at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8...
Leroy Osterloh (09/05/12)
Franklin "Leroy" Osterloh, 76, of Lafayette, Ind. and former longtime resident of Monett, Missouri, passed away at 11 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2012, surrounded by his family at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital in Lafayette, Ind. He was born on May 17, 1936 on a farm near Freistatt, Mo. to the late Hilbert Ernest Carl and Selma (Fieker) Osterloh. He attended elementary school at the Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt and graduated from Monett High School in 1954...
Milton Fulp (09/05/12)
Milton Eugene, "Gene" Fulp, of Springfield, formerly of Aurora, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Gene was born May 13, 1931, to Juanita (Hilton) and Charles Ted (Johnny) Fulp. He attended Aurora schools, graduating with the class of 1949...
Robertson weds Van Genderen (09/05/12)
Erin Rose Robertson, of Green Forest, Ark., and Lt. Andrew Van Genderen, of Des Peres, were united in marriage on May 20 on the lawn at Pratt Place Inn in Fayetteville, Ark. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Jewel Robertson of Green Forest, Ark., and the granddaughter of Ken Calton and the late Rose Ellen Calton, of Monett, and Peggy Robertson and the late Jack Robertson, of Green Forest, Ark...
Scott, Norris to wed (09/05/12)
Scotty and Debbie Scott, of Seligman, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kara, to Andrew D. Norris, son of Steve Norris, of Monett and Becky Butterworth, of Aurora. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Southwest High School. The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Monett High School. Plans are being completed for a 5 p.m. wedding on Sept. 29 at James River Outfitters in Galena...
Pierce City Branch Library News (09/05/12)
PC Library News 8/22/12 The Pierce City Branch Library has the Mark Twain Award nominees, the Gateway Award nominees, and the Truman Award nominees for the 2012-13 school year. Storytime children's programming for pre-school children will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. The Bookworm Club, for teens and home-school children will be held on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 3 p.m. on Sept. 12...
Monett Branch Library News (09/05/12)
Storytime programs at the Monett Branch Library will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 12. Storytime is held each week at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Toddlers may also attend if accompanied by a parent or caregiver...
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