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Stories from Friday, November 9, 2012

New president installed at Kiwanians banquet (11/09/12)
The Monett Kiwanis Club installed Gordon Brown as president and swore in officers and board members for the coming year during the installation banquet held on Oct. 23 at Big Baldy's Barbecue. Special honors were also given by the club on the occasion...
Swadley explores "American Idol" competition (11/09/12)
Millions of Americans are engrossed with the "American Idol," and for one local girl, the chance to compete on the big stage became more than a wild dream and had some unexpected results. Brooke Swadley, the daughter of Jeff and Angie Swadley, of Purdy, is a 2011 graduate of Purdy High School. She is currently a freshman at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, attending on a softball scholarship following her outstanding performance for the Lady Eagles last year...
Caring People Outreach extends program (11/09/12)
The Caring People, an outreach of the Monett Community Church, invites all single mothers to attend services addressing the challenges of parenthood and geared to establish a firm Christian foundation. The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday evening at the church, located across from Ramey Supermarket in Monett...
Shelter drawings unveiled at R-1 board meeting (11/09/12)
Plans for improvements and expansion of facilities in the Monett public schools were discussed by the R-1 Board of Education at its September meeting. ­­Board members talked about buildings and available resources during their fall retreat in September...
News In Brief (11/09/12)
Monett Athletic Booster Club will be hosting a tailgate party from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the practice field near Burl Fowler Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10. The cost is $4 for choice of sandwich. Prime Cut will be catering the event. The menu will consist of choice of pulled pork, BBQ beef, Booster Club hot dog or hamburger with chips and a drink. All fans are encouraged to attend...
Increasing need impacts R-6 backpack program (11/09/12)
The Food for Thought backpack program at Pierce City R-6 District has seen a tremendous increase in participants since last year, and organizers are struggling to meet the demands of children in need. "We had 32 participants last year," said program organizer Susan Gripka. "This year we have 51. We made the decision to add those kids and feed them all."...
St. Mary's Carnival (11/09/12)
Becky Anderson worked the prize table at the St. Mary's school carnival, held Oct. 27. Lanae Leavitt, the princess with the blue tiara, makes a careful selection from the prizes offered as her mother, Ginny Leavitt, and other carnival attendees watch...
Monett Firefighters visit St. Lawrence School (11/09/12)
St. Lawrence Catholic School of Monett received educational materials from the Monett Fire Department during Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through Oct. 12. The materials addressed the importance of smoke detectors, having two ways out and having a plan on how to get out and where to meet. The students also visited with the firefighters when a fire truck was brought to the school. Pictured above are fourth through sixth grade students with the firefighters...
Character Education Winners (11/09/12)
Purdy Elementary Principal Jeff Swadley has announced character education medal winners for September. Purdy's kindergarten through fourth grade teachers, in partnership with elementary counselor Gary Jurgensen, teach a different character trait each month. ...
PHS Honor Roll announced (11/09/12)
Students named to the A and B honor rolls at Purdy High School for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year have been announced. Named to the A honor roll from the senior class are: Nat Alden, Josh Antle, Heath Burnside, Brooke Cahalan, Kaitlyn Carpenter, Devin Fulp, Alyssa Gwin, Kendra Hall, Brittany Hayes, Jacquelyn Hughes, Tyler Jones, Zack Jones, Sarah Ly, Vaughn Payton, Taylor Reynolds, Phillip Roller, Magaly Serrano, Jacey Staponski, Cameron Terry, David Thomas, Susan Vang and Hayle Wedel.. ...
Area School/Senior Menus (11/09/12)
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. Hot dog. 2. BBQ rib on a bun. 3. Chef salad. Tuesday -- Breakfast: Colby egg omelet, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Soft tacos. 2. Shaped flat bread PB&J w/yogurt. 3. Fajita chicken salad...
SEVENTH GRADE HONOR ALL-A HONOR ROLL (11/09/12)
Monett Middle School has announced the All-A honor roll for the 2012-13 seventh grade class. Students who earned a place on the honor roll are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Brooke Lemaster, Arabella McEntire, Tiffany Hull, Melissa Duran and Jordann Pugh. ...
SEVENTH GRADE A-B HONOR ROLL (11/09/12)
Monett Middle School has announced the A-B honor roll for 2012-13 seventh grade class. Students who earned a place on the honor roll are pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: David Ortega, Bailey Preston, Genesis Relyea, Tiffany Rollett, Melissa Sanchez, Garrett Tharp, Ruby Vela and Brady Wright. ...
SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER (11/09/12)
Monett Middle School has announced seventh grade students of the quarter for the 2012-13 school year. Picture in the front row, from left, are: Emma Jones, choir, Virginia Conway, family and consumer science, Katie Kurima, principal's, Shelby Michael, character, Angel Rabadan, character, Brady Wright, physical education and Dalton Burton, HOPS. ...
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK (11/09/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Oct. 29. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Sydney Walker and Ariana Rueda. Back row: Drew Worm, Josey Zinn and Marcus Young. Not present for the picture were Kessie Kettner and Trevor Wright...
Evaleah Vaughn (11/09/12)
Evaleah E. Vaughn, age 63, of Pittsburg, Kan., died at 6:47 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 5, in Freeman West, Joplin. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 12, in Horner Cemetery, Cassville, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Deryl Edwards Jr. (11/09/12)
R. Deryl Edwards Jr., age 41, of Joplin, died around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, in a plane crash near Stotts City. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church in Joplin. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Thornhill-Dillon Mortuary in Joplin...
Max Childress (11/09/12)
Max Allen Childress, 63, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., formerly of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at his home. He was born on Aug. 16, 1949, the son of the late George and Hazel (Dotson) Childress. He was retired from Gibson Guitar and a member of the Army and Navy serving as a sergeant in the Vietnam War...
Rick Armstrong (11/09/12)
Richard "Rick" A. Armstrong Jr., 40, of Neosho, died around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, in a plane crash near Stotts City. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Neosho Calvary Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home of Neosho...
Norwood, MO - Producers Auction Yards: Special Dairy Heifer Sale Report for 11/08/2012 (11/09/12)
(Untitled) (11/09/12)
We learned a few things from the election this week. The most patriotic community in Barry and Lawrence counties, when it comes to voting, is Freistatt. The small Lawrence County village mustered a 94 percent voter turnout, 238 out of 254 votes. The next highest was Hoberg with 70 percent. The best any Barry County community mustered was 68 percent in Jenkins...
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