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Stories from Monday, September 17, 2012

MHS faculty all on Twitter (09/17/12)
Two weeks after school started at Monett High School this fall, all 43 teachers and administrators signed up to use Twitter. It was a high tech accomplishment that Principal David Steward trumpeted in one of his tweets on the text message medium. Some may consider Twitter, like its social media counterpart Facebook, to be a colossal waste of time. Not Steward...
PC Council splits on bid vote (09/17/12)
Members of the Pierce City Board of Aldermen split their vote on accepting a bid for the police department's 2005 Chevrolet Impala. The bid, in the amount of $650, from Gasser's Body Shop, in Pierce City, was rejected by Aldermen Brandon Raley, Cory Sooter and Brian Jones. Aldermen Kenny Smith, Dana Stanphill and John Archer voted in favor of selling the vehicle...
Cassville man stabbed in Monett (09/17/12)
A Cassville man was hospitalized for stab wounds on Wednesday, Sept. 12, following an incident in Monett. According to a statement from Monett Police Chief Tim Schweder, Jonathan Gemmecke, 32, reported he had been stabbed outside a house on Sixth Street shortly after 11:30 p.m...
Heroes spotlighted in MHS homecoming (09/17/12)
The many faces of heroes in the eyes of Monett High School students were celebrated in the homecoming parade held on Friday. "A Hero's Homecoming" was the theme, prompting different presentations by each grade. The freshmen float used the slogan "Who's Your Hero?," set on a football field. ...
News in Brief (09/17/12)
A spaghetti dinner will be hosted by American Legion Post #91 on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, The cost includes salad, dessert and beverage. The Post is located at 717 E. Broadway. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 8, for the annual staff meeting and training day...
Thrivent builds with Habitat (09/17/12)
Matt Ticknor, local Thrivent Financial consultant in Monett, participated with a select group of individuals in the first Thrivent builds Worldwide "Weekend Warriors" pilot team to Joplin on Sept. 6 through Sept. 9. The team worked with Transform Joplin and Joplin Habitat affiliate...
Drivers should be cautious when crossing SK bridge work zone (09/17/12)
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) encourages local drivers to obey the temporary traffic signals operating around the clock on the Shell Knob bridge, which is currently undergoing major repairs. In order to allow one lane to remain open to traffice, crews will complete repair work on one half of the bridge at a a time. ...
American Red Cross holds August blood drive (09/17/12)
Thirty-seven people gave blood at the American Red Cross blood drive held in August at the First Christian Church of Monett. Donna Beckett, bloodmobile chairman, noted three gallon marks were reached. Among those receiving gallon pins were: Rebecca Brown, four gallon, Sam Dalton, six gallon, and Gerry Bounds, 14 gallon. Ronald Stair was a first-time donor...
Several injured in area wrecks (09/17/12)
A Pierce City woman sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:45 a.m. on Sept. 16 on County Road 2030 three miles west of Monett. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened when the driver of a 2010 Jeep Cherokee, Lindsey Dieckhoff, 20, of Pierce City, traveled off the left side of the road, struck a utility pole and the vehicle caught fire. She was transported by private vehicle to Cox Hospital in Monett. The driver was wearing a seat belt...
Willard Benbrook (09/17/12)
Clarence Willard Benbrook, age 86, of Mt. Vernon, died at 3:50 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, at the Lawrence County Manor. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, in Mt. Vernon, was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Vernon with burial at Pritchett Cemetery...
Jeane Powell (09/17/12)
Jeane Ann Powell, age 84, a lifetime resident of Monett, Mo., passed away on Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2012 at her home in the comfort of her family. Jeane Ann was born on Jan. 1, 1928 in Monett, the only child of the late Oscar and Agnes (Johnston) Blacksher. She was raised in Monett and graduated from Monett High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monett...
Alvin Aufdembrink (09/17/12)
Alvin Aufdembrink, age 85, of Freistatt, Mo., went to his heavenly home on Friday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2012. He was born April 3, 1927, the son of Theodore and Minna (Freie) Aufdembrink, of Freistatt. As a retired dairy and beef farmer, he spent his entire life on the same farm near Freistatt...
Sharon Leonard (09/17/12)
Sharon "Sherry" Leonard, age 67, of Cassville, died at 2:20 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, in Cassville First Baptist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
James Appelquist (09/17/12)
James (Jim) Appelquist was reborn into God's kingdom on Sept. 12, 2012 after a four-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born in Verona, Mo. on Jan. 14, 1952, he was known for his ever-smiling face and his love of family and music. He was preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Elsie Appelquist and brother, John Appelquist...
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