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Stories from Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monett Council unveils sewer rate hike plan (10/25/12)
Plans to raise sewer rates in Monett were unveiled at the October meeting of the Monett City Council. Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch said the last time the city raised sewer rates was in 2002. "We've run the sewer in the red for the past three years," Rauch said. "We've got important improvements to make and a plant to run."...
Great American Smokeout goes cold turkey (10/25/12)
This year, the theme for Barry County's Great American Smokeout is "Going Cold Turkey," and is set for Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15. Leesa Ginther, R.N. at the Barry County Health Department and event coordinator, said that commitment stations will be established in four locations in Monett and Cassville. ...
Golf course conditions improving (10/25/12)
After a season of concentrated effort to improve conditions at the Windmill Ridge municipal golf course in Monett, progress has been seen on the greens. "We're seeing a lot of improvement in turf conditions," said City Administrator Dennis Pyle. "We've heard several very complimentary comments from patrons who have been very critical in the past."...
Unusual music at the Ozark Festival Orchestra concert (10/25/12)
The Ozark Festival Orchestra opens its 33rd season on Sunday, Oct. 28, with a concert at Monett Elementary School, located on the south end of Learning Lane, south of County Street, west of Eisenhower on the northwest corner of Monett. Last week the orchestra rehearsed with students from Monett Middle and Intermediate Schools, who will provide bird calls and other special effects on the "Toy Symphony," attributed to Haydn...
Lampe man injured in Barry County wreck (10/25/12)
A Lampe man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, on Highway 86 in Eagle Rock. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2004 Cadillac CTS sedan, Jeffrey J. Hickey, 49, of Lampe, traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail...
Teen lock-in planned (10/25/12)
Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church will host a teen group Halloween lock-in, featuring movies, devotions, testimonies, games and food. The event will be held from 6 p.m. on Oct. 26 until 6 a.m. on Oct. 27 at Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Farm Roads 1100 and 2060 in Monett...
News in Brief (10/25/12)
Retired Monett city employees and their wives and husbands will meet on Monday, Oct. 29 at Grant's restaurant, 114 Chapell Dr., at 11:15 a.m. for lunch and visiting. All retired employees and other interested persons are invited to attend. For information, contact Doris Meyer at 235-5469...
A 'scrap' from the past (10/25/12)
Readers of The Good Old Days have been reading about the massive scrap metal drive promoted by the Monett Times. The photo above, provided by Jo Ann Thomas, shows that pile of scrap metal collected at Third and Broadway. Thomas' father, Ed Jones, the founder of Ed Jones Garage and Wrecker Service, coordinated the city's earlier scrap metal drive and helped get the material to reprocessing plants to be converted into war material...
Monett and Aurora prepare for rematch (10/25/12)
The Monett Cubs football team (6-3) is under no illusions about the danger that invades Burl Fowler Stadium tonight in the Aurora Houn' Dawgs (3-6). "Aurora is still a good football team," said Monett coach Chad Depée. "Their record is deceiving. Our boys have lined up and played against these kids for years. We know it is going to be a battle."...
Monett softball players gather post season awards (10/25/12)
The Monett softball team finished the 2012 season setting several records, including wins and stolen bases. Opposing coaches took notice of the Lady Cubs hard work and many of the Lady Cubs have received post-season awards. They are as follows. Big 8 Conference...
Pierce City claims district volleyball title Verona falls in semi-finals (10/25/12)
The top-seeded Pierce City Lady Eagles volleyball team (21-9-4) won the Class 1, District 9 tournament on Oct. 23 with a 25-17, 25-9 decision over the second-seeded Billings Lady Wildcats (19-3-1). The front line duo of Christine Younker and Krishna Merriman dominated the field in the semi-finals and championship match...
Lamar sweeps Big 8 cross-country meet (10/25/12)
The Lamar Tigers swept the trophies at the Big 8 Conference cross-country championship meet held at Cassville on Oct. 18. Rodney Baldridge's team posted a nearly perfect score of 16 to win the boys division, and the Lady Tigers won the girls' division with a score of 54...
Monett's volleyball season ends in district play (10/25/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs volleyball team (3-21) fell 25-10, 25-17 to the East Newton Lady Patriots (15-9-1) on Oct. 22 in the Class 3, District 11 tournament. "We didn't get the outcome we wanted tonight," said Monett coach Crystal Shannon. "I think we came out and responded in the second set. We just came up short."...
Billie Gasperson (10/25/12)
Billie Francis Stockton-Gasperson, 80, died on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Pratt Regional Medical Center in Pratt, Kan. She was born on Nov. 16, 1931 at Monett, Mo., the daughter of General "G.B." and Tracy (Crossland) Stockton. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all and was a homemaker and caregiver by trade. She was a member of the Pratt Friends Church...
Pearlene Hilburn (10/25/12)
Pearlene Hilburn, age 87, of Cassville, died on Monday, Oct. 22, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at White Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Lucas Briggs (10/25/12)
Lucas Ray Briggs, three-month-old son of Evin McPherson and Courtney Briggs, of Golden, died on Saturday, Oct. 20. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Viney Creek Cemetery, Golden, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
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