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Stories from Monday, December 3, 2012

Color-filled evening sky (12/03/12)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff Seasonal changes often bring dramatic sunsets in Monett, and this recent late afternoon scene looking west down Broadway reflected a broad range of color in advance of cooler days to come.
Merrie Christmas to all.... (12/03/12)
Times Photo by Melonie Roberts Miss Merrie Christmas at Monett High School will be crowned in a special holiday assembly on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Senior girls were nominated for the honor of serving in the Miss Merrie Christmas court and three were selected. ...
Crime Stopper chair steps down (12/03/12)
The chairman of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers, John Strong, announced at the November meeting of the chapter that he is stepping down, citing health and personal reasons. The move leaves the Crime Stoppers board seeking a replacement, who is not an active member of law enforcement, to lead the organization...
OFO concert Sunday (12/03/12)
33rd season of Christmas music The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its 33rd season with a concert of Christmas music at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Monett City Hall Auditorium in Monett, Mo. Under the baton of music director Ken Meisinger, the orchestra will play best loved secular selections of the season as well as carols and hymns where the audience will have the chance to sing along. ...
$1.39M Casino deal ratified (12/03/12)
During a special session on Nov. 30, the Monett City Council approved two construction contracts and a funding arrangement. Council members awarded a $1,393,278 contract to Rich Kramer Construction for erecting a new City Park Casino at South Park. The new building will be located on the same site and will be approximately one and a half times the size of the 1926 structure...
In Brief (12/03/12)
Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 reminds the public that flags will be flown at half-staff on Friday, Dec. 7 at National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Cox Monett Hospital administrator Genny Maroc will be the speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club, which will be held at noon on Dec. 4 at Happy House restaurant...
PHS music department revisits the '80S (12/03/12)
The Purdy R-2 High School music department will present "Back to the 80's . . . The Totally Awesome Musical" on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the elementary gymnasium. Admission to the performances is free, but donations to the music program will be accepted...
New medical facility opens in December (12/03/12)
Dr. Mel Hodde to open clinic Dr. Mel Hodde, D.O., is opening a new medical clinic in Pierce City on Dec. 11, at 101 N. Elm St. Hodde, a physician with Mercy Hospital in Aurora, has 21 years of experience with emergency medicine. "We want to start small to keep our costs down," Hodde said. "We will expand as the demand for services expands."...
Celebration honors retirement (12/03/12)
Schreiber Foods, Inc. in Monett, honored Bud Renkoski for 36 years of service to the company on his retirement on October 24 with a luncheon celebration. He also received a gift of appreciation for his years of service and dedication. Renkoski began his career with Schreiber Foods on Jan. ...
Crashes result in injuries (12/03/12)
Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:38 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, on Highway 37 approximately one mile north of Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1992 Toyota Corolla, Charles P. ...
Monett falls short but improves in tourney contest (12/03/12)
The Monett Cubs basketball team fell in their final two contests in the Carthage Invitational. On Dec. 1 the Cubs (0-3) lost to Nevada 55-43, and on Nov. 28 Monett was tripped up by Seneca 63-51. Despite the results in the win-loss column Monett coach Ty Goetz was very optimistic...
Monett wrestlers earn season opening victory (12/03/12)
The Monett Cubs wrestling team (1-0) opened the 2012-13 campaign with a 34-33 victory over Branson (0-1) on Nov. 29. "I thought we battled tonight and grinded out a good win," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "It felt good to have a complete line-up tonight, we needed every point. It was a total team effort. I feel that we will get better and better as the season progresses and the crowd was great."...
Verona finishes fifth in Pierce City Tournament (12/03/12)
The Verona Wildcats basketball team (2-2) earned two solid wins over East Newton and Exeter to secure fifth place in the Pierce City Tournament. On Dec. 1 the Wildcats handled the Exeter Tigers (1-2) 53-41. The Tigers grabbed an early 7-4 lead. However, Verona closed out the period with a 9-2 run keyed by Dalton Miller's 3-point play to lead 13-9...
Pierce City earns third in tournament (12/03/12)
The Pierce City Eagles secured third place in the 49th annual Pierce City Invitational with a 56-34 victory over Thomas Jefferson on Dec. 1. The smaller but quicker Eagles (3-1) outplayed the Cavilers for the entire 32 minutes. Pierce City caused 22 Thomas Jefferson turnovers which led to 16 fast break points...
David Smith (12/03/12)
David Edward Smith, age 63, of Joplin, died at 11:28 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. Graveside services will be held at 11a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in King Cemetery, Seligman, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 9 until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Martha Jennings (12/03/12)
Martha Conley Jennings, 75, of Republic, formerly of Purdy, passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. She was born on July 4, 1937, in Monett, Mo., the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Atnip) Bradley. She was united in marriage on June 19, 1953 to Charles Conley, he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1984. She later married Bill Jennings on Sept. 15, 1994 in Springfield, Mo. and he survives...
David Foster (12/03/12)
David Isaiah Foster, age 54, of Neosho, Mo., passed from this life after a sudden illness on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 while at his home. David was born on Oct. 24, 1958 in Purdy, Mo., the son of Lonnie Roosevelt Foster and Myrtle Madeline (Myers) McCord. David grew up in Monett and had lived in Republic, Mo., before moving to Neosho in 2010. David was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed watching the St. Louis Rams and the Cardinals...
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