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Stories from Monday, October 22, 2012

Jack Fox honored by city of airport work (10/22/12)
Monett businessman and aviation enthusiast Jack Fox was honored for his years of work promoting the Monett Municipal Airport in a surprise presentation at the Oct. 19 Monett City Council meeting. Fox, who rose in the business community as a vice president and later president of the Gillioz Bank and Tust Company, became the second commercial pilot for Jack Henry and Associates in the late 1970s, after the bank had sold to United Missouri Bank, now UMB...
New officer hired at Verona (10/22/12)
Verona City Council members approved hiring a new officer at a special meeting held Oct. 3. Joshua Thompson, a graduate of the Missouri Southern State University criminal justice program, has been hired full time at a rate of $10 per hour. Thompson has previously worked as a jailer for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office from 1997 through 1999 and with the Mt. Vernon Police Department from 1999 through 2012...
Pierce City R-6 board reviews facilities, grounds plans (10/22/12)
Members of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education reviewed an improvement plan for the district's facilities and grounds at their September meeting. Areas of concern include: the outdoor track, which is crumbling below the surface; the roofs of the pre-school and kindergarten areas, elementary school nurse office, foyer and high school building; and the old middle school and vo-ag buildings...
Halloween contest slated for Oct. 31 (10/22/12)
The Monett Times and the Monett Lions Club will host the annual community Halloween contest at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Monett City Hall auditorium. There will be five children's categories and one adult category. The Lions Club will present cash prizes of $20 for first place, $10 for second place and $5 for third place in each division. The divisions are: age 1 and under; 2 to 3 years; 4 to 5 years; 6 to 8 years; 9 to 12 years; and the adult division, 13 and over...
A bird's eye view (10/22/12)
All this beauty wanted was some peace and quiet so it could enjoy it's lunch of rare rabbit, but it wasn't meant to be near a busy school at dismissal time. Monett Animal Control Officer Glenn Palade was called to a residence near Monett High School to answer a report of an injured bird...
Cox Monett to host drive-through flu clinic (10/22/12)
Cox Monett Hospital is hosting its annual drive-through flu shot clinic from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, on the parking lot of the Monett Physician's Building, located at 815 N. Lincoln Ave. in Monett. "Area residents will have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves, roll down their windows and receive the flu vaccination without ever having to leave their vehicle," said Janell Patton, director of community relations and volunteer services...
Six injured in Barry three crashes (10/22/12)
A Monett teenager received minor injuries in a single vehicle crash that destroyed his car at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 on Highway 39, north of Leann. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jonah Ragsdale, 16, was driving north in a 2001 Lincoln LS at 9:35 p.m. when his vehicle ran off the roadway on a curve, overturned, struck a fence and burned...
News in Brief (10/22/12)
A revival featuring the Ledbetter family will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 and run through Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Monett Fundamental Methodist church, located at 810 13th St. Danny Ledbetter will speak at the Saturday service at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Grant Ledbetter speaks at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. The public is invited to attend...
Pet of the week (10/22/12)
The Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week is Tigger, a friendly cat that loves to be brushed. Tigger gets along with both dogs and most other cats. He is a 7-year-old, white and fawn cat with a lot of love to give the right family. 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...
Chili cook-off to raise awareness of hospice (10/22/12)
Employees at Hospice Compassus in Monett hosted a chili cook-off on Wednesday, Oct. 17, to raise awareness for the Hospice Compassus Dream Team. The event saw seven delicious entries from competitors eager to earn "bragging rights." Chili cooks, pictured above, from left, are: Robert Mortell, Barbara Ringstaff, Bill Freeman, Kim Berry, Beth Richardson and Jacque Ritchie, with son Ryken. ...
Blamey's four touchdowns carry Cubs (10/22/12)
Monett senior athlete Kurran Balmey found pay dirt four times to help the Cubs' football team (6-3, 4-3) earn a 32-7 victory over the Carl Junction Bulldogs (3-6, 3-4) on Oct. 19. Blamey scored two touchdowns rushing, caught a pass for a touchdown, returned an interception for a score and he could have had more...
Monett spikers fall to Lamar (10/22/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs volleyball team (3-20, 1-6) fell 25-17, 25-18 to the Lamar Lady Tigers (5-16-3, 1-6) on Oct. 18. Before the start of the contest, Monett High School recognized its three senior volleyball players: Caroline McKinney, Cassie Hagedorn and Morgan Spillman...
PC luckless against Lockwood (10/22/12)
Pierce City fans saw two different contest in the first and second halves of the Friday, Oct. 19 game against Lockwood. The Eagles showed offensive flair and kept toe-to-toe with their hosts through most of the first half. The second half was almost all Tigers, resulting in a 48-20 win for Lockwood...
Frances Crocker (10/22/12)
Frances Crocker, "Grannie Frannie," age 65, of Wheaton, died on Oct. 15, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A Potluck Recipe Swap will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in Wheaton. For location information contact White Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home & Crematory...
Doris Mark (10/22/12)
Doris Mark, age 81, of Fairview, died at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Funeral services will be held at5 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial will be in Dice Cemetery in Fairview.
Neil O'Donnell (10/22/12)
Neil Roy O'Donnell, age 73, of Washburn, died at 5:38 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Washburn Prairie Cemetery, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home...
Joyce Lahr (10/22/12)
Joyce Lahr, age 62, formerly of Washburn, died on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Circle of Life Hospice at Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20,. at the White Funeral Home and Crematory in Cassville.
Frankie Vanderpool (10/22/12)
Frankie P. Vanderpool, age 79, of Cassville, died at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, in Corinth Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Norma Mooney (10/22/12)
Norma Mooney, age 98, a lifetime resident of Monett, Mo, passed from this life to her eternal home with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, while at the Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett. Norma was born on Oct. 3, 1914 in Monett, the daughter of Lester E. Davis and Iva (Rucker) Davis. She attended school in Monett and graduated with the Class of 1932. She then furthered her education at the Monett Jr. College...
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