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Stories from Saturday, November 24, 2012

Monett welcomes new golf chief (11/24/12)
Golfers in Monett got a chance to meet Monett's new golf superintendent, Justin Beck, and hear an update on course conditions from consultant Mike Vogt during a reception to introduce Beck on Nov. 15. Beck is scheduled to begin at the course on Feb. 1. If his obligations at the Neosho Municipal Golf Course conclude prior to that time, he may start earlier, said City Administrator Dennis Pyle...
For the Kids serving foster children in the 39th Circuit (11/24/12)
Virginia Gaston, of For the Kids in Aurora, is no stranger to the plight of foster children. "Often, when children come into foster care, they come in with nothing but the clothes on their backs," Gaston said, "and if they have come from a meth home, even those have to be thrown away."...
Monett Drury students tackle Browdway (11/24/12)
Drury University students and staff from the Monett campus, in conjunction with Monett Main Street, worked all day Friday, Nov. 9, on efforts to improve the aesthetics of some of Monett's empty businesses on Broadway Street. "The buildings are all minority owned, and there are some hardship situations," said Ann Saunders, director of the Drury Monett campus. Saunders is also on the economic restoration committee of Monett Main Street...
March of Dimes names nurses of the year (11/24/12)
Seventeen Missouri nurses were honored at the inaugural March of Dimes Missouri Chapter Nurse of the Year event held on Nov. 10 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The nurses were recognized for their extraordinary level of patient care, compassion, professionalism, integrity and leadership in the nursing profession. The winning nurses each received a crystal award and a gift certificate to Scrubs and Beyond...
News In Brief (11/24/12)
Judges are needed for a wide range of events in the 58th annual Priscilla Bradford Speech Tournament at Monett High School on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1. For more information, call 772-4275. The City of Monett will begin the citywide loose leave pick-up on Monday, Nov. 26. Leaves must be raked to the curb. Pick up will run from the north to the south side of town, with only one sweep per neighborhood. For more information, call the public works department at 235-3495...
Two injured in Newton County crash (11/24/12)
Two people were injured in a crash involving a car and a farm tractor in Newton County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 on Highway 86 about four miles south of Granby. The crash occurred when the driver of a 2008 Pontiac Torrent, Kelley M. Nabors, 42, of Pierce City, struck the back of a 1970 International farm tractor, operated by Samarn S. Ladbasri, 64, of Neosho...
Shoeboxes for Soldiers campaign underway (11/24/12)
The annual Shoebox for Soldiers campaign is underway with donations being accepted through Dec. 5 at locations in Pierce City and Monett. Suggested items include, but are not limited to: tan t-shirts, flip-flops, white or army green socks, hats, gloves, blankets, body lotion, toothbrush, tooth paste, contact lens saline solution, band aids, surgical tape, gauze, Tylenol, Tums, allergy/cold medicine, Gold Bond foot powder, Lotriman Ultra, baby wipes, sun block, Chapstick, deodorant, razors, eye drops, Ben Gay, Icy Hot, Q-Tips, toothache medicine, earache medicine and feminine hygiene products for women.. ...
Harold Bell Wright board receives donation (11/24/12)
Members of the Harold Bell Wright Museum Board received a donation in the amount of $365 from the now-defunct Rebekah Lodge #384 in Wentworth. Nancy Reeves Stephens presented the check to the board during the September meeting. Stephens said the organization's remaining members decided to give the money to the museum since some of their artifacts were stored there...
Purdy FFA receives donation (11/24/12)
Pfizer Animal Health, in conjunction with veterinarians and animal health suppliers, sponsors a program that provides support for local FFA chapters. Eligible purchases of Pfizer Animal Health vaccines are earmarked for a donation made on the customer's behalf to the local FFA chapter. ...
Providing Food Bank Help (11/24/12)
LCSO Sheriff honors force veterans (11/24/12)
"Thank you. They are two words that we use often," said Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay. "Two words that we don't use enough. Two words that we often just take for granted. Two words that should mean everything. "Never should those words mean more than on Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day," DeLay continued. "We live in the greatest county in the world because of our Veterans."...
Area school and senior menus (11/24/12)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Monday -- No school. Tuesday -- Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt parfait, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Chicken nachos w/white queso. 2. Southwest ranch wrap. 3. Fajita chicken salad...
Iva Jones (11/24/12)
Iva Marie Jones, 85, of Monett, died on Monday, Nov. 19, at her home. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Chapel in Monett. Burial will follow services at Monett I.O.O.F. Cemetery...
Keeping the city safe (11/24/12)
Keeping the city safe in the middle of a tornado-prone territory is a mighty big job. The city's plan to put a FEMA-rated safe room on Marshall Hill, next to the old Community Center, is a great addition for a long-neglected neighborhood. The storm shelter plan underlines the enormity of the task...
Bullying is ongoing problem (11/24/12)
Bullying is an ongoing problem, one that has continued to get worse, not only in the schools but in the workplace. My concern is for our young adults, our future generation, who will be responsible for important decisions and examples for the next generation...
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