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Stories from Monday, December 10, 2012

News in Brief (12/10/12)
Purdy High School students and FCCLA members Jessica Ball and Kaylynn Harkey will make a special presentation to Kathy Geyer, widow of the late Carl Geyer, a beloved teacher at Purdy High School, during the basketball game on Thursday night, Dec. 13. The games begin at 5:30 p.m. Money was raised for pancreatic cancer research through their Purple Power program in memory of their teacher...
Annual parade lines the streets with holiday cheer "Monett Express" brings magic to broadway (12/10/12)
Perfect weather conditions and seasonal spirit combined for one of the biggest Christmas parades in Monett in years. The event on Saturday morning, Dec. 8, brought bands, floats and combinations of vehicles and marchers that added pageantry to downtown Monett...
Clarification (12/10/12)
The Pierce City Fire Department would like to clarify a misunderstanding that was printed in the Nov. 29 issue of The Monett Times concerning the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District and the possibility of being charged for supplies and training and their response time...
Acid spill at Miracle prompts special response (12/10/12)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff A spill of approximately 150 gallons of acid at the Miracle Recreation/PlayPower main plant on Highway 60 in Monett on Friday, Dec. 7, brought a hazardous materials team and specially equipped vehicle from the Monett Fire Department to the scene for more than four hours. ...
Toys for Tots campaign underway (12/10/12)
Times Photo by Lisa Craft Darin Henson, 2013 president of the Monett Jaycees and chairman for this year's annual Toys for Tots campaign, is pictured above with Nora Hensley, a six-year employee at Modern Variety in Monett. The annual drive to provide toys for underprivileged children in the bi-county area is currently underway, with collection boxes located at UMB Bank, First State Bank, CNB Bank and Modern Variety in Monett until Dec. ...
Purdy schools to expand food service collaboration (12/10/12)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education voted to expand its collaboration with Springfield Grocers for its food service program during the November meeting. Superintendent Dr. Steven Chancellor reported that new federal guidelines on school meals require a level of analytic reporting and paperwork that surpasses what the food service staff can provide...
Two hurt in crashes (12/10/12)
An Exeter woman was hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Dec. 7 on Highway W in Wheaton. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Macy Brattin, 16, of Exeter, pulled her 2000 Volkswagen Beetle onto Highway W, going north at 7:40 a.m. Her car pulled in front of an eastbound 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, driven by Chao Khang, 43, of Exeter, resulting in a collision...
Monett takes down McDonald County in OT (12/10/12)
With nine seconds remaining in the game and trailing McDonald County 44-41 the Monett Cubs basketball team turned to its senior leader Kyle Woods for help. Woods responded with a 3-pointer from the right wing as time expired to force overtime and help Monett (1-3) earn a 51-46 victory on Dec. 7...
Verona girls down Wheaton, boys fall in OT (12/10/12)
It was a mixed bag of results for Verona High School basketball on Dec. 7 at Wheaton. The Lady Wildcats earned a 43-24 victory over the Lady Bulldogs, but the Wildcats fell 52-50 in overtime. In the girls contest, Verona (3-3) jumped out to a 8-2 lead and watched as Wheaton (0-2) responded with a 10-6 run to close the frame...
Monett earns a split at Webb city dual (12/10/12)
The Monett wrestling Cubs (2-1) split dual matches with Webb City and Diamond on Dec.6. The Cubs opened with a 48-30 victory over the Wildcats, but fell 39-36 to the Cardinals. "We are a work in progress," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "It's good to get a win but I am somewhat disappointed that we didn't come away with two dual wins."...
Pierce City comes up short against Lamar (12/10/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles basketball team fell 57-52 to Lamar on Dec. 6. The Lady Eagles (1-3) led 13-12 after one quarter and 31-30 at halftime. The Lady Tigers outscored the green and white 16-14 in the third period to take a 46-45 lead into the final frame...
Elaine Wecker (12/10/12)
Elaine Wecker, age 76, of Pierce City, died on Friday, Dec. 7, in Cox-Monett Hospital. She was born to Henry and Helen Bruns Hagerman on Sept. 1, 1936 in Lincoln, Neb. She was a retired garment factory worker. Survivors include 2 sons, Jim Wecker, of Wentworth and Gerald Wecker, of Pierce City; one sister, Evelyn Bonet, of Pheonix, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren...
Lucille Bruce (12/10/12)
Lucille Imogene Bruce, age 91, of Mt. Vernon, formally of Tulsa, Okla., died at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller. A private burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla...
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