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Stories from Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Monett Christmas parade Saturday (12/05/12)
Monett's annual Christmas parade, sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday on Broadway. This year's theme is "Monett Express" and the public is encouraged to attend the traditional event. Parade Chairman Rod Anderson said "We are very excited about this year's lineup which features 20 more entries than we had last year. I hope that everyone in the Monett region will come out and watch, and then shop our local merchants afterward."...
Verona woman accused of embezzling (12/05/12)
A Verona woman has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 from a Cassville car dealership. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Teresa Kay Davis, 50, of Verona, allegedly embezzled funds by altering deposit slips from Les Jacobs Ford in Cassville since Jan. 1, 2010...
Eureopean dream tour; area students can take trip of a lifetime (12/05/12)
Students from Monett, Pierce City, Purdy, Verona and other area high schools are invited to embark on a 15-day tour of Europe this summer. Students will earn a high school history credit in the process. Students in ninth through 12th grades are eligible to participate in the tour. The trip will be conducted through Education First Tours, a well-known travel organization with 45 years of experience in educational tours...
Chamber Checks have arrived; encourages people to shop locally (12/05/12)
Chamber Checks for 2013 are now available from the Monett Chamber of Commerce office. The new checks, printed in purple ink will be good through Dec. 31, 2013. The old checks, printed in blue ink, will expire at the end of this month. Jeff Meredith, chamber executive director, said there are still some of the 2011 series still outstanding that need to be spent...
R-6 School board questions food service portion sizes (12/05/12)
Members of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education discussed several complaints received over food service portion sizes during the regular meeting on Nov. 28. Individual board members had received parental complaints that their children are hungry even after eating breakfast or lunch...
Slient auction to be held (12/05/12)
Mt. Vernon Branch Library Friends of the Library are holding a silent auction of holiday gift baskets on display at the library, located at 206 West Water St. A total of 15 baskets, each with a different theme, are offered. Some of the items include books, teas, knit items, candles, kitchenware and other useful gifts...
News in brief (12/05/12)
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. A pancake breakfast to benefit the Boy Scouts of America will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the First United Methodist Church, located at 1600 N. Central in Monett...
Four injured in weekend wrecks (12/05/12)
Four people were injured in a crash that occurred at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, on Highway 37 about three miles west of Pierce City. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1991 Ford Explorer, James L. Ray, 33, of Wentworth, ran off the right side of the roadway and overturned. Two passengers were ejected...
Four State Dental opens in Monett (12/05/12)
Dr. Dale Kunkel, DDS, has opened Four State Dental at 825 E. Highway 60, Suite H, in Monett. The new business is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Kunkel, who also owns Four States Dental in Neosho, has practiced dentistry for over 28 years. He decided to open an office in Monett after visiting his step-son, Riley Snyder, and getting acquainted with the community...
Verona splits varsity tilts with Exeter (12/05/12)
The Verona Wildcats and Lady Wildcats basketball teams split an Ozark 7 Conference doubleheader with Exeter on Dec. 4. The Wildcats (3-2, 1-0) won the nightcap 50-42 over the Tigers (1-3, 0-1) behind 17 points from Brent Downs. The Lady Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) couldn't hold a late lead and fell 43-37 to the Lady Tigers (1-0, 1-0)...
Purdy sweep College Heights on the hardwood (12/05/12)
The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles swept a pair of games from College Heights on Dec. 4. The Lady Eagles earned a 56-20 victory behind a 15-point performance from senior Mattie White. Purdy (4-2) led 18-5 at the end of one quarter of play and 36-10 at halftime...
Monett, Big 8 well represented with postseason honors (12/05/12)
There is an old sports saying that "to be the best, you must play the best." As the final postseason awards have been released one thing is apparent, the Big 8 Conference has some of Missouri's and most of the area's best players. Instead of selecting the traditional All-District team the Southwest Missouri Football Coaches Association (SWMFBCA) released the new All-Region team...
Purdy students deliver Thanksgiving food (12/05/12)
The Purdy Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes delivered Thanksgiving food to nine families in the Purdy school district for the holiday dinner. The FACS I classes collected over $314 from students, faculty and staff during lunch the week preceding Thanksgiving...
Dennis Essary (12/05/12)
Dennis R. Essary, age 78, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at his home in Monett. He was born on June 11, 1934, at Cape Fair, Mo., the son of Clarence Efton and Flossie Jewel (Hunter) Essary. On April 26, 1957, at Crane, Mo., he was united in marriage to Fairy Patton, who survives...
Joan Cox (12/05/12)
Joan Leslie Conner Cox went to be with the Lord on Nov. 25, 2012. She was born on Nov. 5, 1946, to George and Mollie Conner. She grew up in Monett, and was active in Girl Scouts. Joan attended the School of the Ozarks, Missouri Southern and Drury College. Teaching became her life interest...
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