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Stories from Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Development, changes for R-1 schools (10/17/12)
Changes and development in programs at the Monett R-1 School District were described at the September meeting of the Monett R-1 Board of Education. Mike Dawson, assistant superintendent, and Annette Cozort, Central Park Elementary principal, described progress in using the Rosetta Stone foreign language program for grades three and four. ...
Movin' on down the road (10/17/12)
The last house built by the construction technology class at what is now the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett was moved on Thursday, Oct. 11 from the pad behind the school to a lot at Third and Birch streets purchased last year by the school district...
A new Turkey Day tradition (10/17/12)
Thanksgiving has long earned a reputation as a day when families and friends gather to eat, sit and watch football together, but two communities in the bi-county area are hoping to change that by offering an opportunity to start the day with a bit of exercise. Both Pierce City and Monett will be offering Thanksgiving morning 5K runs...
Man assaulted in Monett (10/17/12)
Monett Police are continuing their investigation into a assault in Monett on Sunday, Oct. 14. According to a department spokesperson, a 51-year-old man from Purdy was hitchhiking on Highway 60 around 10 a.m. on Sunday. Two cars stopped. Persons in the first car, whom the victim was acquainted, got out and assaulted him...
Little church does great things (10/17/12)
Chapel of the Ozarks in Rocky Comfort has a new name and a new location. On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Body of Christ Ministries opened its doors at the former Gizmo's Event Center in Wheaton. "We had our first service in the auditorium on the first day of this year's Big God event," said Gene Robinson, pastor of the church. "This is a huge endeavor for a church of our size."...
Monett man pleads guilty to possessing obscene cartoons (10/17/12)
A Monett man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield to possessing cartoons that depicted child pornography. Christjan Bee, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England to possessing obscenity. On Aug. 8, 2011, Bee's wife contacted the Monett Police Department and reported that she had found files she believed to be child pornography on a computer used by her husband. Police officers executed a search warrant at Bee's residence and seized his computer...
Wreck injures one (10/17/12)
A Miller woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:58 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Highway 571 at Grand, about 100 feet south of Carthage. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2002 GMC Envoy, Rodney L. Riley, 64, of Miller, had stopped due to traffic congestion and was struck from behind by a 2004 Toyota Prius, driven by Gabrielle Solum, 18, of Jasper...
News in Brief (10/17/12)
Monett Lodge #129, AF&AM, will hold its annual chicken dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Masonic Temple, 13th St. and Glen. Serving times are 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Meals include half a grilled chicken, baked beans, potato salad or cole slaw, dinner roll and a beverage for $6. Tickets are available from any member of the Lodge or at the door. Carry-out containers will be available...
Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Rebel Recycling (10/17/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cutting ceremonies for a new member, Rebel Recycling, located as 12546 Highway 76 in Cassville. This is the company's sixth anniversary.
MES Students of the Week (10/17/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Oct. 1.
Numbers increase in Purdy backpack program (10/17/12)
Thirty-seven students at Purdy Elementary and Middle Schools will receive backpacks filled with nutritious, ready-to-eat food items at the end of each week throughout the 2012-13 school year. The backpack program is sponsored by St. John's Lutheran Church of Purdy and employs the volunteer services of church members, other local church congregations, business and school organizations and individual community members.The church launched the backpack program in March 2010, servicing 12 children...
Autumn colors arrive (10/17/12)
Over the past weekend, trees around Monett suddenly burst in autumn colors. The maple trees at the corner of Sixth and Bond streets provide an annual reflection of the fall color show. Despite concerns that the drought and more recent showers would kill the display, it appears the rain came in time to provide a bright fall pallet, though how long the leaves will stay on the trees has yet to be seen...
Blanche Snyder (10/17/12)
Blanche Elizabeth Snyder, age 92, of Cassville, died at 3:44 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Jane Hunt (10/17/12)
Ellen Janie Hunt, age 72, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Lawrence County Manor, in Mt. Vernon. A graveside service, under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, will be held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Pennsboro Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, prior to the service, in the funeral home chapel...
May Henry (10/17/12)
May Henry, age 79, of rural Purdy, Mo., passed from this life to her eternal home on Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2012 at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. May was born on April 2, 1933 in Redding, Iowa, the daughter of Wilson Orr and Opal (Hall) Orr. She had worked at Jumping-Jacks Shoe in Monett for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. Her labor of love was working on her farm with her husband. She had many joys in life including spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Penny...
Jerald Lehman (10/17/12)
Jerald Elroy Lehman, age 76, of Wheelerville, died on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at Hilton Cemetery, Wheelerville on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 1p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Dolores Jones (10/17/12)
Dolores Ann Jones, age 100, of Shell Knob, died Monday, Oct. 15. No formal services are planned, but memorial contributions may be made to the LUC Boy's Ranch in Lampe. Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Gerald Diers (10/17/12)
Gerald Dean Diers, age 78, of Shell Knob, died at 9:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Fraternal Order of the Eagles #4155, Shell Knob. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob...
Helen Coatney (10/17/12)
Helen Louise Coatney, 86, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Monett, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1925 in Monett, Mo., the daughter of the late Morris and Mary (Isbell) Coatney. She was a retired nurse's aide from the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon and a member of the First Baptist Church in Monett...
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