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Stories from Wednesday, November 21, 2012

EFCO honors retirees (11/21/12)
Twenty-four retirees at EFCO Corporation, a Pella company, were invited back for EFCO's fifth annual Heritage Day on Nov. 8. Guests toured the plant to see changes, visited with current employees and had lunch with the EFCO management team. Below, EFCO President Mike Farqhar provided an update on company operations. ...
Holiday Spirit Prevails (11/21/12)
After a week of hard work by the Monett Electric Department, wiring stolen from the Monett Festival of Lights displays has been replaced and the holiday exhibit will open for public viewing on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Above, Chris Russell with the electric crew made repairs and checked lights to make sure each of the park displays was ready for the season...
R-1 encourages student wellness (11/21/12)
The Monett R-1 School District is looking at ways to encourage wellness among the students. During the October Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Brad Hanson presented board members with information about possibly partnering with the Monett Area YMCA and Cox Monett Hospital...
Several facilities report break-ins (11/21/12)
Monett Police have received reports of break-ins at several facilities and a Monett business over the past week. The Monett Booster Club clothing concession building at Burl Fowler Stadium and the food concession building were the targets of burglars on the night of Nov. 14. According to Officer Jay Jastal, the old concession building was not entered but was damaged...
Leadership Monett class graduates (11/21/12)
A group of new leaders were honored during a Leadership Monett graduation celebration held on Thursday night, Nov. 15 at the Family Room Steakhouse in Monett. A total of 11 participants made up the Monett Chamber of Commerce's sixth Leadership Monett class. In honor of their achievement, each class member received a framed graduation certificiate and a special gift following a dinner, which was sponsored by EFCO, a Pella Company. The awards were sponsored by Kylee Campbell-State Farm Insurance...
R-6 District contracts speech pathologist (11/21/12)
The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education approved an agreement with Missouri State University for a speech language pathologist to work with students identified by the district as needing those services during the October meeting. District officials will supervise the clinical hours worked by the student...
Three injured in area wrecks (11/21/12)
A Purdy teen was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 on Highway C, about three miles east of Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kristen B. Dotson, 17, of Purdy, ran off the roadway and struck a culvert...
News In Brief (11/21/12)
There will be no school in the Monett R-1 School District on Nov. 21, 22, and 23 for Thanksgiving break. Classes will not be held Monday, Nov. 26 so that teachers can attend Professional Development Day training sessions. The Kings Prairie Community Association will hold an old-fashioned Christmas open house at the historic Kings Prairie school and community center from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
Pierce City Past and Present (11/21/12)
Dacy Foundation offers cookbook The Dacy Foundation, in Pierce City, is offering a cookbook that features recipes from a 1970 publication that celebrated the city's 100th birthday as well as new recipes from current residents. The cookbook, "Pierce City, Past and Present," includes recipes from notable community members who are now deceased. They include Joanne George, Mrs. Harry Chapman, Betty Kelly, Clara Mae Landoll, Cecil Robinson, Roseanne Staponski, Vera Lee Stotts and Gloria Abramovitz...
Holiday events, concerts, plays in week ahead (11/21/12)
This week in Monett: The ninth annual Festival of Lights Christmas lighting display will be open nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at South Park, Highway 60 and 37. This week in Springfield: Springfield Little Theatre's production of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" opens Friday and runs through Dec. 9. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m...
Sheriff's office kicks off Angel Tree effort (11/21/12)
The Barry County Sheriff's Office will once again hold its Angel Tree this year. The holiday effort, which began six years ago, provides gifts for needy children in Barry County. Last year, with generous gifts and donations from area businesses and community members, the Angel Tree provided over 400 gifts for around 150 children...
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies (11/21/12)
Ribbon cutting ceremonies were recently held by the Monett Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for the American Family Insurance-Riley Snyder Agency at its new location at 600 Bridle Lane, Suite B. Pictured, in the front row from left, are: Rebecca Thomas, Jeff Meredith, Diane Kunkel, owner Riley Snyder, office manager Marlene Clark, Steve Kelley and building owner Soni Copeland. ...
Golden Age Games winners named (11/21/12)
Winners in the 2012 Golden Age Games competition, held on Oct. 19, have been announced. In the cow-milking contest, the top five were: Gracie R., first, Aurora; Sybel L., second, Lacoba Homes; Bertha M., third, Maranatha Village Residential Care; Amy H. fourth, Carthage Care Center; and Wiley H., fifth, Truman Healthcare...
Verona drops season opener to Clever (11/21/12)
The Verona Wildcats basketball team (0-1) opened the 2012-13 season with a 60-36 loss to Clever. "What I saw tonight was an inexperienced team face a good team," said Verona coach Brad Stewart. "I told the boys that our season wasn't going to be defined by whether or not we beat the Bluejays. It is defined by how much we grow."...
Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health a success (11/21/12)
Dalton Paynter, of Freistatt, and Mikayla Peterson, of Walnut Grove, were the top male and female runners in the inaugural Lawrence County 4-H 5K Run for Health, on Nov.17, in Aurora. The 15-year-old Paynter, finished in 18:59 and the 11-year-old Peterson, completed the distance in 27:06. Both winners received medals, gift certificates from RoadID and a Missouri 4-H T-shirt...
PC's Moreland named to All-State team (11/21/12)
Pierce City junior softball pitcher McKenzie Moreland was named to the Class 2 All-State second team. "This season was very rewarding for our team since we lost so many seniors from the previous year," said Moreland. "Our team worked hard every day and stepped up to the challenge. We were still able to win our third district title in a row and advance to the state quarterfinals. I'm very proud to call this team my family."...
Sooter named to All-Classic team (11/21/12)
Pierce City graduate Dietrick Sooter, a senior guard for Webster University, scored 25 points to lead the Gorlocks to a 100-84 victory over Rust College in the second round, of the Cavallo Classic, in St. Louis. For his efforts, Sooter was named to the All-Classic team along with tournament MVP Lewis Affronti, from Sewanee College, Tyler Brown, of Sewanee, Larry Veasley from Rust College, Luke Bishop and Clayton Whitlock, from MacMurray. ...
Fenske receives degree (11/21/12)
Cody Fenske, son of Ron and Paula Fenske, of Pierce City, graduated from Webster University in St. Louis. Penske received a master's degree in business administration.
Monett student receives scholarship (11/21/12)
Amanda Jones, of Monett, has been awarded the Hearst Fine Arts music scholarship, in the amount of $500, from the Truman State University Foundation, in Kirksville, for 2012-13. Jones is a sophomore music major at the university.
Jones named to dean's list at Berklee (11/21/12)
Chelsey Jones, of Monett, has earned placement on the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012 school year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. The Berklee curriculum focuses on practical career preparation for today's music industry...
Racicot named to dean's list (11/21/12)
Kirstin Racicot, of Monett, was named to the second semester high honor's dean's list for the 2011-12 school year at Stephens College in Columbia. Students who attain high honors must have finished at least the equivalent of four full courses, 12 hours, and achieved a grade point average of 3.8 or better on a scale of 4.0. Racicot is a senior theatre arts major and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Boyd, of Monett...
PURDY STUDENT OF THE MONTH (11/21/12)
Purdy Middle School has announced September Students of the Month. Each month the middle school core class teachers nominate one student from each grade level, fifth through eighth grade. Pictured above, from left, are: Mario Granados, eighth grade; Mikey Schad, seventh grade; Makenzie Crumpler, sixth grade; Elizabeth Hoffman, fifth grade; and Janet Boys, middle school principal...
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS (11/21/12)
St. Mary's Catholic School students, in Pierce City, had the opportunity to have pets blessed by Father Peter at a special Mass held on Oct. 8. Pictured above are students with their families and pets.
MHS speech team competes at Diamond (11/21/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Diamond novice and second year sophomore tournament on Oct. 26. The following students advanced to finals and placed: Cori Arroyo and Collin Randles, seventh, duet acting; Lauren Brown, seventh, prose; Tania Contreras, fifth, oratory; Meghan Gaines and Sydney Barta, fifth, duet acting; Meghan Gaines, fifth, storytelling; Elizabeth Hurst, fourth, storytelling; Alex Ross, fourth, humorous interpretation; Hunter Williams, fourth, extemporaneous and fourth, oratory; Tarek Masri, third, extemporaneous; Elizabeth Hurst and Leah Miller, third, duet acting; Katelyn Morrison, third, storytelling; Iris Wormington, third, prose; Haley Henry, second, storytelling; Kiersten Harper and Haley Henry, second, duet acting; Tarek Masri, first, oratory, and Sydney Barta, first, prose.. ...
MHS speech team competes at Republic (11/21/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Republic tournament on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. The following students advanced to semifinals: Cori Arroyo and Colin Randles, novice duo interpretation; Jami Asher, novice storytelling; Tom Younker, oratory and domestic extemporaneous; Sam Martinez, oratory; Kiersten Harper and Haley Henry, duo interpretation; Taylor Renfro and Tanesha Eden, duo interpretation; and Katelyn Morrison, prose and poetry...
Mary Moore (11/21/12)
Mary A. Moore, 90, of Monett passed away at her home on Nov. 20, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was born on May 6, 1922 in New Philadelphia, Pa. to John and Margaret Foley. She was one of nine siblings. In 1943 she married Cecil Pettijohn of Stockton, Kan. ...
Carol Williams (11/21/12)
Carol Ruth Williams, age 71, of Holiday Island, Ark. died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Regency Hospital in Springdale, Ark. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at Peachtree Village in Holiday Island, Ark. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Sandy Stringer (11/21/12)
Sandy K. Stringer, age 55, of Cassville, died at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
George Lancaster (11/21/12)
George Arthur Lancaster, age 74, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Sofia Koester (11/21/12)
Sofia Renee Koester, infant daughter of Dale and Jennifer Koester, was born and departed this life on Friday, Nov. 16. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in Roller Cemetery, Washburn, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ruby Hatch (11/21/12)
Ruby Lee Hatch, age 102, of Holiday Island, Ark., died on Saturday, Nov. 17. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21, in All Faith United Methodist Church, Eagle Rock, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Prairie Home Cemetery, Dover, Kan...
Grace Baker (11/21/12)
Zelma "Grace" Baker, age 82 of Riverside, died at 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora, with burial at the Summit Cemetery in Mt. Vernon...
100th birthday celebration (11/21/12)
A reception honoring Loretta Heman on her 100th birthday will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Sarcoxie Senior Center. Her children and grandchildren will host the event. Loretta was born on Dec. 11, 1912, the daughter of Fred and Laura Wagner, of Sarcoxie Prairie. ...
Pierce City Branch Library News (11/21/12)
The Pierce City Branch Library has several activities coming up during the month of November. Story Time is held at 10:30 a.m. each Wednesday, followed by the homework hour for teens from 2 to 3 p.m. All branches of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will close on Thursday, Nov. 22 for the Thanksgiving holiday...
Carrier hosts Halloween party (11/21/12)
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...
Trinity LWML hosts annual rally (11/21/12)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) Society of Trinity Lutheran Church hosted the 43rd Southwest Missouri Zone Lutheran Women's Missionary League Rally on Nov. 3 at the church. The theme for this year's event was "Go Fish."...
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 11/23/12 (11/21/12)
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