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Stories from Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Drug Court update provided for Kiwanians (11/14/12)
An update on progress by the Barry County Drug Court was provided for last week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Victor Head, Barry County associate circuit judge, and Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox spoke about the program that both have helped lead since 2008. Drug court provides a court-supervised treatment program as an alternative to mandatory jail time for qualifying participants...
Beck hired as Monett golf course superintendent (11/14/12)
Justin Beck, of Cassville, has been hired as the new superintendent of the Windmill Ridge Municipal Golf Course. A public reception to greet Beck will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Monett Chamber of Commerce community room at 200 E. Broadway...
MHS honors area veterans (11/14/12)
Local veterans were honored guests at an assembly held Monday at Monett High School in observance of Veterans Day. Guest speaker for the event was Monett Class of 2003 alumni and United States Army Staff Sgt. Russ Hagar. Hagar joined the Missouri National Guard in 2002 as an Apache helicopter mechanic. Hagar deployed to Iraq in 2006 and served a year and a half in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While there, he was the maintenance supervisor for the Apache heavy maintenance group...
Register now for turkey trots (11/14/12)
Area residents still have time to register for local 5K runs to be held on Thanksgiving Day in Pierce City and Monett. The second annual Pilgrim's Run in Pierce City will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 22. The event, which benefits the local Food for Thought backpack program, is sponsored by the Decatur Lodge #400. In addition to the 5K run, area residents can also participate in a one-mile walk...
Ghouls just want to have fun (11/14/12)
Ghouls just wanna have fun, and that's exactly what was on tap at the Monett Senior Center on Halloween Day. Seniors and staff participating in the costume contest are pictured above. Francis Simpson, a clown, was named first place winner and received a $50 Walmart gift card...
Weekend crash injured two (11/14/12)
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 8:20 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 on Highway 39 approximately one-half mile south of Aurora. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2000 Lincoln LS, Parker T. Abramovitz, 23, of Aurora, traveled over the center line and struck a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Amber L. Fletcher, 21, of Ozark, head on. The Fletcher vehicle then continued off the roadway and overturned...
JHA supports backpack effort (11/14/12)
A check for $1,000 has been presented to the Food for Thought backpack program, which supplies weekend backpacks of food to students in Monett's two public elementary schools whose family finances leave them without enough nourishment to fully learn in school...
News in brief (11/14/12)
Letters from Santa are available for the 25th year through the ladies of Gamma Gamma Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. A letter from Santa will be send for $2. Requests, with the name, address, and age of the recipient, should be sent to Letters from Santa, 1008 W. Minor St., Aurora MO 65605...
JHA first quarter ends with 15 percent increase in net income (11/14/12)
Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates (JHA) closed the first quarter of its new fiscal year on Sept. 30 with a 6 percent increase in total revenue, compared to the prior fiscal year. Net income rose 15 percent compared to the prior fiscal year. The company generated total revenue of $248.3 million, compared to $234.8 million in the same quarter a year ago. Net income in the current year was $36.5 million, or $.42 per diluted share, compared to $31.8 million a year ago...
Veterans Appreciation Dinner at Scott Tech (11/14/12)
The Junior ROTC at Scott Regional Technology Center (SRTC), in Monett, hosted a Veterans Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 6, honoring all area veterans. Col. Michele Hovland, Ret., was the guest speaker. The ceremony included a presentation of the POW/MIA table, honoring all missing military veterans, and the history of "Taps."...
Monett Post Office salutes veterans (11/14/12)
Purdy Elementary announces honor roll (11/14/12)
The Purdy Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year. Third graders named to the All-A Honor Roll were: Bradley Biloki, Payton Crumpler, Savannah McGuirk, M'Kena Propps, Lauryn Ramirez, Grace Stephens, Daniel Faires, Wyatt Lowe, Lucas Maddocks, Heidi Sehrbrock, Eli Webb and Jacy Roth...
PC Middle School announces honor roll (11/14/12)
The Pierce City Middle School has announced its All-A Honor Roll and A/B Honor for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year. Making the A Honor Roll from the sixth grade are: Chloe Blackburn, Baleigh Cornman, Chase Howard, Peyton Hudson, Cameron Johnson, Marie Leavitt, Alex Parra-Navarro, Jessica Spencer and Kealy Sullivan...
MMS A-B honor roll named (11/14/12)
Monett Middle School has announced the eighth grade A-B Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
MMS All-A honor roll announced (11/14/12)
Monett Middle School has announced the All-A Honor Roll for the eighth grade for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year
MMS Students of the Quarter (11/14/12)
Monett Middle School has announced the eighth grade Students of the Quarter for the 2012-13 school year.
Mary Strawn (11/14/12)
Mary Lou Strawn, 66, of Monett, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, Mo. She was born on Nov. 23, 1945, the daughter of the late Woran and Dorothy (Fritz) Strawn. She was a graduate of William Jewel College, a homemaker and a member of the Verona Baptist Church...
Donna Dyer (11/14/12)
Donna Kathleen Dyer, age 58, of Aurora, died at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora...
Walkers add to the family (11/14/12)
Kevin and Kelli Walker, of Carl Junction, announce the arrival of their daughter, Tatym Elizabeth, at 5:23 a.m. on Oct. 3. She weighed in at seven pounds, 13 ounces and measured 21 inches. She was welcomed home by her big brother, Tommy. Paternal grandparents are Vaughn and Bonnie Walker, of Monett. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Charlotte Schoen, of Monett...
Garners have first child (11/14/12)
Kelley-Duff exchange vows (11/14/12)
Annie Kelley and Travis Duff were united in marriage on July 14 at Mystery Church in Joplin. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Leigh Kelley, of Wentworth and Lesa and Mark Lane, of Joplin. She is the granddaughter of Lola and the late Oscar Kelley, of Dixon, and Betty and the late Commodore Dixon, of Venice, Fla...
Lombard to celebrate 90th (11/14/12)
Oneida Lombard will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday, Nov. 18 with a private family celebration. Those wishing to send cards may address them to: 501 Plum St. Monett, MO. 65708.
Ball enlists in Mo. Army National Guard (11/14/12)
Austin Stephen Ball, of Granby, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard. Ball will serve with Company D of the Recruit Sustainment program in Springfield. He will learn basic Army skills, values and become more familiar with his role as a soldier. ...
Cooper graduates basic training (11/14/12)
U.S. Army, PFC Benjamen Cass Cooper graduated from basic training in Fort Benning, Ga. During the 10 weeks of training Cooper received training in drill and ceremonies, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness and army values. ...
Lyman enlists in Mo. Army National Guard (11/14/12)
Joshua Lyman, of Monett, has enlisted in the Missouri Army National Guard. Lyman will serve with Company D of the Recruit Sustainment program in Springfield. He will learn basic Army skills, values and become more familiar with his role as a soldier. ...
Carrier hosts Halloween party (11/14/12)
Marion Carrier hosted a Halloween party for her piano students on Thursday, Oct. 25, in her home. Haley Gaines won the prize for the best Bible character, the "Devil." Selah Whisman won the prize for the funniest, a clown. Kate Huntress won the prize for the best dressed, a 50s girl...
Monett Library News (11/14/12)
The month of November is family stories month, so this is a great time to gather the family and visit the Monett Branch Library. New adult fiction titles available at the Monett Branch Library include: "All Things New" by Lynn Austin; "Twice Promised" by Maggie Brendan; "A Simple Amish Christmas" by Vannetta Chapman; "Double Blind" by Brandilyn Collins; "The Panther" by Nelson DeMille; "Unconditional" by Eva Marie Everson; "People of the Black Sun" by Kathleen O'Neal Gear; "Into the Woods" by Kim Harrison; "Placebo" by Steven James; "Coming Home" by Karen Kingsbury; "Wanton Angel" by Linda Lael Miller; and "The Bone Bed" by Patricia Daniels Cornwell.. ...
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