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Stories from Friday, September 7, 2012

School nutrition offers choices to students (09/07/12)
In the past, school lunches meant going through the long line and accepting a plate of whatever the meal of the day happened to be. In recent years, students have been offered some choices, but with the implementation of Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, students are being offered more food and healthier options than ever before...
Kiwanians hear about YMCA camp (09/07/12)
Details about improvements at YMCA Camp Wakonda, near Halltown, were shared at this week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Kent Childs, a volunteer, and Gordon Brown, executive director of the Monett Area YMCA, presented the program. Childs, the owner of 22 Midas Muffler dealerships in several states, recounted how he became a volunteer for the YMCA. ...
Top Christian artist to perform at Den fundraiser (09/07/12)
Chart-topping Christian artist Trento Monk will headline the Monett Den Youth Center's upcoming fundraising banquet. This year's event, which marks the third year the Den has hosted the fundraiser, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at New Site Baptist Church in Monett. The dinner, which will be catered by Prime Cut, will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a concert by Monk. Mocha Jo's will provide delicious desserts...
MS bike ride slated for Sept. 8-9 (09/07/12)
Cycling enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest biking events in the area, the two-day Bike MS: Ozark Ride, taking place on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9. The ride starts at Clever High School and ends at Schiffendecker Park in Joplin...
Lawrence County Sheriff's Department releases monthly stats for August (09/07/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office made 106 stops for the month of August and issued 21 citations and 98 warnings. The breakdown is as follows: Officers also received 717 calls for service and made 29 arrests. Officers conducted 27 extra patrols. The breakdown of call categories follows:...
News in Brief (09/07/12)
The Monett Special Road District commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in the conference room at Monett City Hall, located at 217 Fifth St. The third annual Community Country Fun Fair will be held beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Berean Christian School, east of Monett on Highway 60...
Students Travel to Europe for Educational Experience; Thirteen Purdy Students Receive European History Credit for Trip (09/07/12)
Thirteen Purdy High School students traveled throughout Europe this summer and were able to receive high school credit in European History for their travels. Students left for Europe on June 11, and returned to the states on June 31. Students participating were: Keevin Walker, Bailey Spears, Cameron Terry, Megan Schilly, Jacey Staponski, Alex Mareth, David Thomas, Jake Beaty, Jessica Ball, Taylor Reynolds, Kelton Mattingly, Chelsea Mareth and Devon Bennett...
New dance studio opens in Monett (09/07/12)
Premier Dance Studio is now open at 812 Broadway in Monett. The facility offers dance, tumbling, cheerleading, fitness and gymnastic classes for students age 2 and older. The Monett Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors were on hand to welcome the business to its new location...
Purdy bus fleet honored (09/07/12)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol awarded the Purdy R-2 Schools transportation department with a Total Fleet Excellence Award for 2012. The Purdy Board of Education and administration acknowledged the district's commitment to the safe transportation of its students when school board president Randy Henderson presented transportation director Rod Tucker with the award at the district's beginning-of-year staff meeting held on Aug. 13...
Pierce City volleyball opens season 2-0 (09/07/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles volleyball team (2-0) opened the 2012 season with victories over Sarcoxie and Stockton. "This season we've had a lot of girls step up and fill important roles," said Pierce City coach Allison Davis. "I believe this year's team has the chemistry and motivation to go all the way. We are going to be faced with a lot of good competition this season and we are taking one game at a time."...
Missouri football rankings (09/07/12)
The Missouri high school football rankings for week one, as compiled by a panel of 14 sportswriters and radio broadcasters, were updated Sept. 4. CLASS 6 1. CBC (10) 2. Blue Springs (4) 3. Rock Bridge 4. Lafayette 5. Rockhurst 6. Jefferson City 7. De Smet...
Verona volleyball splits openers (09/07/12)
The Verona Lady Wildcats volleyball team (1-1) began the 2012 season splitting their first two matches. On Tuesday, The Lady Wildcats fell in three sets to the Clever Lady Bluejays 25-16, 11-25 and 25-19. Clever was led by Bailey Bauman's four kills and 20 digs. Julia Krebs contributed three kills. Lacey Menzie added six assists and Abby Twigg finished with three aces...
Racing champions crowned at Monett Speedway (09/07/12)
Jesse Stovall, of Republic, picked up a big win last Sunday at the Monett Speedway. Stovall entered his name in the record books winning the 42nd annual 4-State Dirt Track Championship and the $4,000 top prize. Stovall, the MARS point leader, started on the pole and led every lap of the feature race...
Aurora graduate receives scholarship (09/07/12)
Johnathan Elmer Lindeman, Aurora High School 2012 graduate, was selected to receive the Laverta Arnhart Jones Scholarship administered by the Aurora Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Elmer is the son of Tim and Tina Lindeman. He is attending the University of Missouri-Columbia and plans to study engineering...
Ashley to celebrate 90th birthday (09/07/12)
Royce Ashley will be celebrating his 90th birthday on Sept. 10. Cards and phone calls from friends and acquaintances are welcomed. Cards may be addressed to: 503 Dairy St., Apt. A, Monett, MO 65708-2571 or call him at 417-235-5066.
The torch has been passed (09/07/12)
Congratulations to the Freedom and Fireworks Committee for pulling off the July Fourth celebration on Labor Day. Never before has Monett's big event had to move so far from the big holiday. With no posters in the store windows, no banner over the street and only last minute announcements, Monett's South Park still filled with spectators...
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