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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Suspect arrested in Casey's General Store robbery (09/12/12)
An 18-year-old Cassville man has been arrested in connection with the Monday morning armed robbery at Casey's General Store, located at 728 Highway 60 in Monett. Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly and Monett Police Detective Brian Landreth made the arrest today (Wednesday)...
Preparations complete for MHS homecoming (09/12/12)
Preparations are complete for the 2012 Monett High School homecoming celebration on Friday, Sept. 14. The Cubs will face the East Newton Patriots at Burl Fowler Stadium for a gridiron showdown. The royal court will be introduced to the student body in a pep assembly at 2:15 p.m. on Friday in the school gymnasium...
New publishers named to guide The Times (09/12/12)
New publishers have been named to guide The Monett Times, the Cassville Democrat and Connection magazine. Mike and Lisa Schlichtman will now serve as co-publishers of all three publications. The Schlichtmans are former owners of the Cassville Democrat, and Lisa joined the staff of The Monett Times as editor in 2009 after Rust Communications purchased the daily newspaper. The Schlichtmans owned and operated the Cassville Democrat from 1995 until 2005 when they sold the property to Rust...
Monett to host first Hispanic Fest on Saturday (09/12/12)
The first Hispanic Heritage Month Festival in Monett will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 in downtown Monett. Sponsored by Asociaci--n Latina Imagen, the event will showcase various aspects of Hispanic culture, particularly the performing arts, in a day-long event...
Bruner's island (09/12/12)
Two-way traffic on Fourth Street in Monett between Front and Broadway ended last week. Construction crews on Friday poured the first of two islands that will direct traffic around the new drive-through window being built at Bruner Pharmacy. The expansion of the pharmacy, and the move of the Hallmark store into the adjacent building, which is now connected by removing part of the wall between the two buildings, is continuing...
Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board approves parking lot (09/12/12)
The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District Board of Directors voted to add a new employee parking lot at its facility at 305 Dairy St. in Monett during its July and August meetings. According to office manager Jeaneittia Pierce, the district had 30 employees and only about a dozen parking places on the west side of the building. During staff meetings, employees have parked along the heavily used right-of-way that provides access to the nearby Pizza Hut restaurant...
News in Brief (09/12/12)
Motorists using Highway 39 in Shell Knob will find traffic signals operating around the clock on the Shell Knob bridge. Work is being done on half of the bridge at a time. Signals are on a five to six minute cycle no matter what time of the day. The Missouri Department of Transportation said drivers not obeying the signal risk a head-on collision with oncoming traffic...
Book offers hope, inspiration to married couples (09/12/12)
Willadean Logan knows what true love is -- she was married to her soul mate, Keith, for 65 years. Logan, who lives in Aurora, wrote the book, "Can Two Walk Together," based solely upon her recollections of the years she spent with her husband, helpmate and friend...
Record attendance at Purdy truck and tractor pull (09/12/12)
Approximately 800 spectators attended the Purdy FFA and alumni's sixth annual truck and tractor pull on Aug. 25. Funds raised at the event from admissions, entry fees and concessions will fund scholarships for graduating seniors and various chapter activities throughout the school year...
Chosen as State Fair Farm Family for Lawrence County (09/12/12)
The family of Jay and Chi-Chi Steele, of LaRussell, were among the 108 families honored during the Missouri State Fair's Farm Family Day held on Aug. 13. The Steeles operate a small, beef cow-calf, Brangus operation.
Pet of the week from Haven of the Ozarks (09/12/12)
The Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week is Abbott, a 7-month-old hound mix. 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...
Joplin man faces life sentence for child abuse (09/12/12)
A Joplin man has pleaded guilty in federal district court to producing child pornography in a case worked in part by Barry County officers in the Southwest Cyber Crimes Task Force. On Thursday, Sept. 6, Jason Dewayne Beshears, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr to eight counts of producing child pornography. Beshears is expected to plead guilty in state court later this month in a separate case involving the sexual abuse of the same 4-year-old victim...
LCDD Board maintains 2011 tax levy for 2012 (09/12/12)
Members of the Lawrence County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled (LCDD) approved setting the tax levy at .0893 per $100 assessed valuation, the same as the 2011 tax levy. The 2012 tax levy is expected to generate $370,569.55 for the year. In other business, the board:...
YMCA work progresses (09/12/12)
Work is progressing at the Monett Area YMCA, with concrete walls going up to hold the spectator seats adjacent to the competition pool at the new facility. The wall forms have been reinforced with rebar for strength to help support the structure. The area will providing seating for about 600 people during professional swim meets...
Mary Sanders (09/12/12)
Mary "Eileen" Sanders, age 97, of Wheaton, died at 10:10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, in Wheaton Church of Christ, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter...
Wilma Everett (09/12/12)
Wilma L. (Pinkley) Everett, age 82, of Milford, Mich., formerly of Monett, died on Sept. 8. She was born on Feb. 18, 1930, the daughter of Sam and Beth Pinkley, of Monett. Wilma was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Survivors include three daughters, Cindy Sauceda, Sharon Marriott and husband, Fred; Denise Smith and husband, Jim; one son, Mark Everett and wife, Sally; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Tom Pinkley and wife, Betty, of Monett; and one sister, Imogene Herd, of Lawrence, Kan.. ...
Michael Englesby (09/12/12)
Michael S. "Mike" Englesby, age 67, of Wheaton, died at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton.
Dorys Braden (09/12/12)
Dorys Clara Peterson-Braden, a WWII POW, passed away on July 10, 2012 at Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Mo. The celebration of Dorys's life will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Monett South Park. Heno Head will officiate. Military honors will be rendered in honor of her service to our country...
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