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Stories from Friday, October 5, 2012

Two indicted in Porter homicide (10/05/12)
After an 18-month investigation, two men have been indicted for the April 2011 homicide of Rebecca and Russell Porter, of Willard. Rebecca Porter is the sister of Monett contractor Jim Hufft. On Oct. 3, a grand jury in Taney County handed down two counts of first degree felony murder against Tony Friend, of Springfield, and Dusty Hicks, of Walnut Grove, for the April 18 deaths of the Porters...
Jenny Garner Student Memorial benefit on Saturday (10/05/12)
The Dacy Foundation and the United Methodist Church, of Pierce City, will host the first fundraiser for the Jenny Garner Student Memorial. A fried chicken dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Pierce City Senior Center, located at 104 N. Locust...
Looking into the Future (10/05/12)
Stephanie Jones, admissions coordinator at Mercy Hospital College of Nursing, pictured at left, offered information on courses and enrollment to Christina Ward and Katy Koontz during College Day at Monett High School. Students from several schools in southwest Missouri attended the event to gather information on a number of college and university programs and explored many career options, including welding, nursing, cosmetology and pharmacology. [Times Photo by Melonie Roberts]...
Looking into the Future (10/05/12)
Stephanie Jones, admissions coordinator at Mercy Hospital College of Nursing, pictured at left, offered information on courses and enrollment to Christina Ward and Katy Koontz during College Day at Monett High School. Students from several schools in southwest Missouri attended the event to gather information on a number of college and university programs and explored many career options, including welding, nursing, cosmetology and pharmacology. [Times Photo by Melonie Roberts]...
Festival of Flavors tickets now on sale (10/05/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will host its ninth annual Festival of Flavors event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1600 N. Central in Monett. The evening event will feature an array of food tasting opportunities with delicious samples provided by area restaurants, caterers and bakers. Selections will include appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, breads, desserts and beverages...
R-1 Board eyes facilities improvements (10/05/12)
The Monett R-1 Board of Education looked at several facility strategies for improving services at Monett schools during its September meeting. The board voted to purchase the property at 618 Ninth Street, on the previous block south of the E.E. Camp Gymnasium on the west side of the street, across from the south building at Monett Middle School...
Knights of Columbus to hold tootsie roll drive (10/05/12)
The Knights of Columbus 1075 in Monett will be conducting the 41st annual Tootsie Roll Drive on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13. The local event will raise funds in support of the developmentally disabled and related organizations in the Monett and southwest Missouri area. Receiving funds in the area will be Arc of the Ozarks and the Southwest Missouri Special Olympics...
Four injured in I-44 crash (10/05/12)
Four people were injured in a crash that occurred at 6:28 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 on Interstate 44 about one mile east of Mt. Vernon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1998 Pontiac mini van, Steven E. Caruana, 38, of Armada, Mich., went off the roadway and overturned...
News In Brief (10/05/12)
Downtown Monett merchants will host a sidewalk sale from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6. Dedication plans for the sixth Monett/Purdy Habitat for Humanity house will be made at a Habitat meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located at Fourth and Wishart...
Marionville Applefest (10/05/12)
Colorful cars provided much to look at in the largest car show on record at the Marionville Applefest.
Monett looks to rebound against Lamar (10/05/12)
The Monett Cubs football team (4-2, 2-2) prepares for another huge Big 8 Conference test tonight as they travel to Lamar (4-2, 2-2) to face a hungry and healthy Tigers squad. "They are much better than the ninth place ranking in Class 2 indicates," said Monett coach Chad Depée. "Lamar is very big up front and loves to be physical."...
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK (10/05/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced the Students of the Week for Sept. 10. Pictured in the front row, from left are: Rene Gurrola, Ruby Smith and Brenae Burton. Back row: Sergio Salas, Raeleigh Owens and Roselin Serrano. Not present for the picture, was Jacqueline Salinas...
Area school menus/senior menus (10/05/12)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Monday -- Breakfast: Pancake griddle sandwich, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Meatball sub. 2. Grilled chicken. 3. Chef salad. Tuesday -- Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt parfait, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Burrito supreme. 2. Shaped flatbread cheese melt. 3. Fajita chicken salad...
Photo contest deadline approaches (10/05/12)
Area photographers only have a few more weeks to submit entries for the second annual Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest, which is sponsored by "Rural Missouri" magazine and Missouri State Parks. The contest deadline is Friday, Oct. 26. "After the long, hot summer we've endured, these next few weeks offer a great opportunity to enjoy time outdoors in Missouri's state parks and historic sites," said Jim McCarty, "Rural Missouri" editor. ...
(Untitled) (10/05/12)
Following the tornado in Pierce City on May 4, 2003, the merchants had a meeting. All the downtown blocks had been badly damaged, and it wasn't clear at that time if any of the buildings could be saved. It was a time of shock and disbelief and great uncertainty...
James Pruente (10/05/12)
James Edmond Pruente, age 73, of Aurora, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Mercy Hospital in Springfield. No services are planned at this time with local arrangements under the direction of Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora. Burial will be at a later date in the Spring River Cemetery, in Verona...
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 10/05/12 (10/05/12)
Diamond M - TS Whites Sheep and Goat Sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 09/04/12 (10/05/12)
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