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Stories from Wednesday, October 31, 2012

City receives clean audit (10/31/12)
The city of Monett has received a positive audit in the annual review of city books by the accounting firm of The CPA Group for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2012. Representatives of The CPA Group presented their findings at a work session of the Monett City Council...
Monett native receives national association's highest honor in medical education (10/31/12)
Elizabeth Garrett, a University of Missouri professor received the American Academy of Family Physicians' highest honor in education at a ceremony in Philadelphia. The Thomas W. Johnson Award recognizes Garrett for her career contributions to family medicine education...
Sixth Habitat home dedicated (10/31/12)
The sixth Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity's home was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 27. The home is located on East Nellie. Ron Stair, Habitat president and pastor of the First Christian Church in Monett, presented a welcome to the new family, Sharra Meadows and family, Mya, Tessa and Angel. Stair read I John 3:16-18 from the Bible...
Monett man sentenced for child porn after secretly recording video of minor (10/31/12)
A Monett man was sentenced in federal court on Oct. 29 for attempting to possess child pornography after secretly recording video with his cell phone camera of a minor taking a shower. Josť J. Lazalde-Gonzalez, 30, a citizen of Mexico residing in Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr to eight years in federal prison without parole...
News in Brief (10/31/12)
The Monett Halloween costume contest will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Monett City Hall Auditorium, sponsored by The Monett Times and the Monett Lions Club. A bag of treats will be given to each participants. The public is invited to watch as well as participate...
Ready for adoption (10/31/12)
This sweet-natured Schnauzer-mix is available for adoption at the Monett City Dog Pound. This fe-male, gray and black puppy loves belly rubs and lots of attention. The $55 adoption fee covers all first shots, rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. For more informa-tion, call the Monett Police Department at 235-4241...
Monett cruises into district final (10/31/12)
The top-seeded Monett Cubs soccer team (13-12) breezed into the Class 1, District 12 championship game with a 9-1 victory over the Aurora Houn' Dawgs (5-16) on Oct. 30. "It was a group effort tonight," said Monett coach Dan Janssen. "We want to take it one game at a time and we knew we had to win this game to earn another."...
Pierce City falls in quarterfinals (10/31/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles volleyball team (22-10-4) fell in three sets 25-23, 20-25, 25-19 to the Osceola Lady Indians (26-10) in the Class 1 quarterfinals on Oct. 27. "We can hold our heads up high, because we know we played our hardest," said Pierce City coach Allison Davis. "I felt our three seniors gave everything they had and we have no regrets."...
Distracted drivers (10/31/12)
Members of the Monett High School student council occupied intersections around Monett on Oct. 25 to help raise awareness of the dangers of using your cell phones while driving. Students reported seeing over 50 individuals texting while driving, many seatbelt violations and several signal violations...
MHS speech team competes at Willard (10/31/12)
The Monett High School speech team competed at the Willard Invitational Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 20. Seventeen individual events advanced to semi-finals and five Congress students advanced to the super session. Advancing to semi-finals at were: Anna Cloud, prose; Kaylee Barnes, poetry; Andrew Brown, storytelling; Reece Johnson and Bryce Isbell, radio; Bryce Isbell, domestic extemporaneous; Anna Cloud and Tanesha Eden, improvised duet acting; Matt Bowsher and Wesley Kilgore, improvised duet acting; Sam Martinez, oratory; Garrett Maxey and Zeina Masri, duet acting; Kole Eden and Anna Cloud, duet acting; Matt Murphy and Andrew Gilliam, duet acting; and Jarrett Johnson, Congress super session.. ...
MES Students of the Week (10/31/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Oct. 23. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Tucker Anderson, Jaden Taylor, Donna Frazier and Pablo Amador. Back row: Paige Rhymer, Ryan Duke, Devin Scates and Yoselin Bolanos. Not present for the picture, were: Chance Cure and Dayanara Canales...
St.Mary's hayride (10/31/12)
On Sept. 21 students and families of St. Mary's in Pierce City enjoyed an evening of fun with a hayride and cookout. T he evening began with hotdogs served by the Home and School organization. After eating hotdogs, the group enjoyed a hayride, pictured above, and the event ended with marshmallows roasted over a bonfire and smores...
Purdy FCCLA holds event to battle cancer (10/31/12)
Purdy Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter held a Rock-A-Thon on Oct. 5 and 6 to benefit the American Cancer Society. The chapter collected over $800, which will be presented to Schallert Relay for Life team. Twenty-two members rocked for 50 minutes of every hour for eight hours...
Verona announces honor roll (10/31/12)
Verona School District has announced high school and junior high school honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.. High school students named to the All-A Honor Roll are: Brandon French, Seth Losack, Shelby Barsotti, Emily Heseman, Amanda Mullen and Concepcion Lara...
Purdy resident contributes artistic abilities to Eagles (10/31/12)
Marvin Carney, of Purdy, recently painted gold eagles on the ends of the Purdy R-2 School campus buildings. The entrance to the elementary wing features a pair of eagles on the sidewalk. Carney designed the eagle stencil, which he patterned after the eagle featured on the school district's letterhead stationery. Merle Ash, from Ozark Mountain Steel, constructed the stencil...
Richard Thorp (10/31/12)
Richard G. "Dick" Thorp, age 77, of Golden, died at 1:05 a.m., on Thursday, Sept. 27. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Couple to celebrate 50 years (10/31/12)
Loran and Thelma Barnes, of Mt. Vernon, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Freistatt Lions Club Building. Their children will host the event. The omission of gifts is requested.
Monett Branch Library News (10/31/12)
The next meeting of the Book Buds book club for children at the Monett Branch Library will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Children between the ages of 5 to 12 are invited. The club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month to discuss books, create crafts, and participate in activities relating to the theme for the month...
Myers graduates basic training (10/31/12)
Army Pvt. Seth B. Myers has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville. Myers participated in basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions...
DAR learns about Barry County Museum (10/31/12)
The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met on Oct. 20 at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Vice Regent Mary Ann Fine welcomed members and guests and led the group in the recitation of the DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the American Creed, the Pledge to the State of Missouri, and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America...
Dorcas Ladies Aid meets in Freistatt (10/31/12)
Lehde presented the worship, entitled "God, the Owner of the World and the Keeper." Hymns sung included "For the Beauty of the Earth," and "How Great Thou Art." Lehde gave a history of songs, including "America the Beautiful," as the program topic. She passed photos and postcards from her recent trip to the Grand Canyon and several national parks...
Pierce City Branch Library News (10/31/12)
The Pierce City branch library has received a number of memberships to help reestablish the Friends of the Library Group. The first organizational meeting will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to elect officers and adopt the bylaws for our group. Individuals willing to serve as officers are asked to contact the library. Membership forms will also be distributed at the meeting for those who have not filled one out...
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