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Stories from Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Casino plans moving forward (11/28/12)
The Monett City Council moved forward on plans to build a new City Park Casino during the regular monthly meeting on Nov. 20. Mayor Jim Orr scheduled a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 for action on awarding a construction contract and financing...
New sign for Monett Fire Department home base (11/28/12)
A new sign has arrived to identify the city fire station at Monett City Hall.
Heroin hits the streets of Springfield (11/28/12)
Law enforcement officials are cautioning area residents that "China White," or heroin, has hit the streets of Springfield and dealers will be migrat-ing this direction to exploit a market left void by the reduction in the production of methamphetamine...
Freistatt board schedules budget meeting (11/28/12)
To prepare for the new fiscal year, beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, the Freistatt Village Board of Trustees has scheduled a budget workshop for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. City Clerk Deborah Schoen reported budget targets have held within estimates for the year. Trustees purchased new tables, which arrived, for the Freistatt Community Center from the general fund. The board set aside no money for capital improvements...
Fire destroys Monett home (11/28/12)
Monett firefighters fought a fire at 210 Dairy St. on Sunday, Nov. 25, that totally destroyed a 1930s-vintage home. According to Fire Chief Tom Jones, firefighters received a call at 12:41 p.m. on Nov. 25 and found a fire had spread from the porch into the building. The house was occupied by three adults and two children in the Anthony Blinzler family...
Monett City Council to meet on Thursday (11/28/12)
The Monett City Council plans to take action on rebuilding the City Park Casino at a special meeting planned for 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, at Monett City Hall. Public comment will be accepted on bids for construction of a new casino building and on a $1.5 million financing package with First State Bank and Community National Bank. Final action may be taken on both bills...
One injured in wreck (11/28/12)
A Carl Junction woman was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, on Highway 37 approximately two miles north of Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2004 Chrysler mini van, driven by Jonathan E. Rabourn, 41, of Cassville, ran off the right side of the highway, struck a utility pole and a fence...
News in brief (11/28/12)
A Christmas party for all military retirees in the Monett area will be held by the 117th Engineer Asphalt Team at noon on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Monett National Guard Armory. Those attending are asked to call 235-3140 so that adequate preparations can be made...
Partnership gives students a better understanding of public health (11/28/12)
A new partnership between the Crowder College Cassville Campus Nursing Program and the Barry County Health Department is offering students an inside look at the role of public health nurses in communities. "The general public has very little idea of the activities that the health department is involved in," said Sandy Reed Wilson, Crowder College Cassville Campus Nursing Program director. ...
BCHD awarded $25,000 (11/28/12)
The Barry County Health Department was one of numerous non-profit agencies and organizations to receive grant funding from the Missouri Foundation of Health (MFH). MFH has awarded a total of $254,960 in grant funding this year. On Nov. 9, MFH announced that several local grants are part of a $3.2 million round of funding recently approved by MFH's Board of Directors...
Coalition holds first Smokeout (11/28/12)
Barry County Breathe Easy Coalition held its first Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 15. This year, the theme for Barry County's Great American Smokeout was "Going Cold Turkey," and all participants were entered into a drawing for a Thanksgiving turkey or nicotine replacements...
ALL-STATE HONOR CHOIR (11/28/12)
Purdy High School students, pictured above, from left, Kaitlyn Carpenter and Phillip Roller, auditioned for and were accepted into the All-State Honor Choir. Carpenter and Roller will go to Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks in January for a two-day practice session, followed by the All-State Honor Choir concert. This is the second year that Carpenter and Roller have received the honor of competing...
MHS speech team competes at Crowder (11/28/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the Crowder tournament on Nov. 16 and Nov. 17. The following students advanced to semifinals: Gabe Counts, poetry; Sydney Barta and Meghan Gaines, duet acting; Biridiana Salas, prose; Jonah Ragsdale and Hunter Williams, oratory; and Jarrett Johnson, domestic extemporaneous speaking...
STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER (11/28/12)
Students of the Quarter have been named at Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett. Pictured above is the a.m. class. In the first row, from left, is: Dylan Newell, Brenden Douglas, Eddie Owens, Joe Gulick Vandergrift, Joshua Antle, Billy Hooten, Zach Jones and Tyler Scott. ...
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK (11/28/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Nov. 12. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Jose Petrona and Marisol Romero. Back row: Riley Hohensee, Meghan Long and Evan Witt. Not present for the picture was Sarah Richardson...
STUDENTS OF THE WEEK (11/28/12)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Nov. 5. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Emilee Johnson, Dacia Grubbs, and Diana Sanchez. Back row: Alondra Arreola, Jose Garcia, Kaylie Reiser and Carolina Dancer. Not present for the picture were: Kasen Carr and TJ Campster...
Molly Doherty (11/28/12)
Molly Beth Doherty, age 54, of Wheaton, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Wheaton United Methodist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Private burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
Donna Martin (11/28/12)
Donna May Martin, 82, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Nov. 25, 2012 in Monett. Visitation will be held at Buchanan Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., immediately following the visitation with Dr. Bill Cox officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Bentonville City Cemetery at 400 SW "F" Street in Bentonville, Ark...
Onis Ellis (11/28/12)
Onis Newton Ellis, 72, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 following a six-year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family when his life on earth ended and his life in Heaven began. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Tommie Nell (Abbott) Ellis; his son, David Ellis and his wife, Evelyn; his daughter, Diana (Ellis) Taylor and her husband, Charles; five grandchildren: Ashley (Ellis) Schroeder and husband, Jacob, Zachary Ellis, Elena Taylor, Julia Taylor and Stefan Taylor. ...
Margaret Underwood (11/28/12)
Margaret K. Underwood, age 67, of Monett, died on Monday, Nov. 26, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home.
Bill Allen (11/28/12)
Bill Dwayne Allen, age 62, of Purdy, died on Saturday, Nov. 24. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Jo Ann Swearingen (11/28/12)
Jo Ann Swearingen, age 77, of Rocky Comfort, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, Mo. Mrs. Swearingen, daughter of Charles Killion and Evelyn (Payne) Killion of Rocky Comfort, was born on May 12, 1935, in Rocky Comfort, Mo...
Kristine Samuel (11/28/12)
Kristine Dawn Samuel, age 43, of Cassville, died at 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in St. Thomas A'Becket Church, Cassville. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Margaret Underwood (11/28/12)
Margaret K. Underwood, age 67, of Monett, Mo., formerly of Joplin, Mo., passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, while at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. Margaret was born on June 19, 1945 in Springfield, Mo., daughter of the late Clarence J. Wuellner and Dorotha M. (Carl) Wuellner...
Jo Ann Swearingen (11/28/12)
Jo Ann Swearingen, age 77, of Rocky Comfort, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, Mo. Mrs. Swearingen, daughter of Charles Killion and Evelyn (Payne) Killion of Rocky Comfort, was born on May 12, 1935, in Rocky Comfort, Mo...
Donna Martin (11/28/12)
Donna May Martin, 82, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Nov. 25, 2012 in Monett. Visitation will be held at Buchanan Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., immediately following the visitation with Dr. Bill Cox officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Bentonville City Cemetery at 400 SW "F" Street in Bentonville, Ark...
Onis Ellis (11/28/12)
Onis Newton Ellis, 72, died on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 following a six-year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family when his life on earth ended and his life in Heaven began. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Tommie Nell (Abbott) Ellis; his son, David Ellis and his wife, Evelyn; his daughter, Diana (Ellis) Taylor and her husband, Charles; five grandchildren: Ashley (Ellis) Schroeder and husband, Jacob, Zachary Ellis, Elena Taylor, Julia Taylor and Stefan Taylor. ...
Molly Doherty (11/28/12)
Molly Beth Doherty, age 54, of Wheaton, died on Thursday, Nov. 22, in the apartment fire at Wheaton. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Wheaton United Methodist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Private burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton...
Bill Allen (11/28/12)
Bill Dwayne Allen, age 62, of Purdy, died on Saturday, Nov. 24. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Purdoms celebrate 60 years (11/28/12)
Jack and Maxine Purdom, of Monett, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Monett Senior Center, located at 405 Dairy St. in Monett. The celebration will be hosted by family members. ...
Gilmore celebrates 101st birthday (11/28/12)
Buchmueller gives history of Trinity Lutheran Church (11/28/12)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid met on Nov. 1 in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt with Judy Lehde, president, calling the meeting to order. Marjorie Harris gave the worship, entitled "Thinking and Thanking." Pastor Ryan Buchmueller gave a brief history of Trinity Lutheran Church, citing many interesting facts and statistics. He conducted a quiz on the history that added a few interesting facts and several members added their memories...
MHS Class of '42 holds reunion (11/28/12)
The Monett High School Class of 1942 celebrated its 70th anniversary from Oct. 12 through Oct. 14, with the Classes of 1941 and 1940 as special guests. The group met for dinner at Grant's Restaurant in Monett on Friday and Saturday and for breakfast at the Super 8 Motel on Sunday morning. On Saturday evening, Dorothy Badger entertained class members by recalling several high school incidents...
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 11/27/12 (11/28/12)
Buffalo - Buffalo Livestock Market: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 11-27-12 (11/28/12)
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