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Stories from Monday, November 12, 2012

B-L Library introduces Wi-fi in Monett (11/12/12)
Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) service is now available at the Monett Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library. Board members discussed several facility upgrades during their October meeting. WiFi service began at the Monett Branch on Oct. 9. According to branch supervisor Cindy Frazier, around 25 people took advantage of the service in the first month...
Purdy school board focuses on finances (11/12/12)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education focused on several financial issues during their October meeting. Superintendent Dr. Steven Chancellor presented the board with the annual Secretary of the Board report, prepared by the Springfield accounting firm of Davis, Lynn and Moots. Board members viewed the report on their new iPads...
Pride of Pierce City to host 58th annual Christmas Parade (11/12/12)
The Pride of Pierce City committee, a group of local volunteers, will host the 58th annual Pierce City Christmas Parade, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 This year's Grand Marshal is Jack George, a military veteran and a former business owner who remains active in the community...
Dutch oven cooking warms up cold night (11/12/12)
Students in Drury University's "Ozarks culture and folklore" class offered at the Monett campus got a treat with a demonstration of Dutch oven cooking on Thursday, Oct. 25 at Monett's South Park. Dr. Larry Quinalty, author and specialist in area traditions, offered one of his periodic shows of how to cook in pots with hot coals, or briquets today, at the Boy Scout pavilion. ...
Monett Community Foundation sponsors concert (11/12/12)
The Monett Community Foundation (MCF) sponsored the opening concert of the Ozark Festival Orchestra's 33rd season, held on Oct. 28 at Monett Elementary School. A reception in honor of the MCF was held after the concert. Members of the MCF Board of Directors presented a check for $2,500 to the OFO board following the concert...
News in brief (11/12/12)
The ninth annual Monett Chamber of Commerce Festival of Flavors will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the First United Methodist Church, 1600 N. Central in Monett. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Twenty different restaurants and caterers will provide dining samples, including new healthy options to try. Tickets are in limited supply and can be purchased at the chamber office, 200 E. Broadway, or at the door in any remain...
JHA addresses Hurricane Sandy's impact on NJ Data Center (11/12/12)
Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates (JHA) has moved all operations for its Jack Henry Banking division from Lyndhurst, NJ to one of the company's alternate processing facilities in Oklahoma City, Okla. The Lyndhurst center was rendered inoperable due to widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. Over 100 of JHA's 1,300 core bank clients were impacted by the damaged item processing center...
Lacoba honors veterans (11/12/12)
Leeann Leamon, activity director at Lacoba Homes in Monett, created a display in the lobby of the facility to honor staff, residents and their family members who have served in the United States military. The display included photographs and memorabilia dating back to World War I through Operation Desert Storm...
Dominant effort carries Cubs to victory (11/12/12)
The Monett Cubs football team dominated both sides of the ball in a 49-6 victory over the Eldon Mustangs (8-5) in the Class 3 quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 10. "We were ready to play at kickoff," said Monett coach Chad Depée to his team after the game, "Enjoy it, you earned it. We just had our week 13 goal set for us. We need to be ready to go one week from today."...
Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival attracts running crowd (11/12/12)
The annual Bass Pro Outdoor Fitness Festival was held on Nov. 4 in Springfield, featuring the running of the Bass Pro Conservation Marathon and the Cohick Half-Marathon. The number of runners swelled this year to 432 finishers for the marathon and 1,446 for the half marathon event. Many runners ended up in Springfield after the cancellation of the New York City marathon due to Hurricane Sandy...
Doris Williams (11/12/12)
Doris Williams, age 95, of North Kansas City, formerly of the Mt. Vernon and Aurora, and a former Monett teacher, died on Monday, Nov. 5, at her home. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Maple Park Cemetery...
Mildred Covarrubias (11/12/12)
Mildred "Marie" Covarrubias, age 69, of Aurora, died at 12:22 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at her home. A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with burial at Youngberg Cemetery in Verona...
Iva Carter (11/12/12)
Iva June Carter, age 90, of Miller, died on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Miller Memorial Gardens Cemetery...
Rose Morrow (11/12/12)
Rose Mary Morrow, age 88, of Springfield, died on Friday, Nov. 9, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield.. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 2818 E. Bennett in Springfield. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Little Rock, Ark., at a later date...
Yvonne Dodwell (11/12/12)
Yvonne Marie (Burlison) Swearingen Dodwell, age 79, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Aurora, died on Nov. 7 A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the First Christian Church of Mt. Vernon with burial at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery...
Marvin Riley (11/12/12)
Marvin W. Riley, age 77, of Gentry, Ark., died on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Legacy Village in Bentonville, Ark. Graveside services will held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Springtown Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville...
Alvin Kleiboeker (11/12/12)
Alvin O. Kleiboeker, age 99, Stotts City, Mo., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Alvin was born Sept. 18, 1913 near Hoberg, Mo. to August and Hulda (Rusch) Kleiboeker. On Aug. 10, 1941 Alvin married Alice S. Nelson and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage. Alvin was a lifelong farmer and cattleman and a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Freistatt...
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