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Stories from Friday, December 14, 2012

R-1 precautions taken to enhance security (12/14/12)
Monett R-1 School Superintendent Brad Hanson offered the following comments on school security in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. "We conduct intruder drills at all campuses periodically throughout each year," Hanson said. ...
News In Brief (12/14/12)
Would you like to lose weight but don't know where to start or how to get motivated? Journeys, a 20-week weight management program at Cox Monett Hospital, focuses on mental, physical and emotional health, behavior strategies, stress management, nutrition education and fitness programs. ...
Brightening a holiday home (12/14/12)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff For the third year, the Danley family, in rural Pierce City, has put out a memorable Christmas lighting display. Tiffany and Tyler Danley, with help from their children, Shelby and Kortnee, placed more than 5,000 lights over a week's time. ...
Monett performing arts center taking shape (12/14/12)
Preliminary plans for a new performing arts center in the storm shelter at Monett High School have been unveiled. A committee of educators and community members heard a presentation about the proposal last week. Superintendent Brad Hanson unveiled a rough preliminary drawing provided by Sapp Design Associates for the facility. Plans call for building a safe room, funded largely by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), on the east end of the high school...
On the hunt (12/14/12)
The Verona R-7 Board of Education has moved quickly to find a successor for Superintendent William Sweet, who announced he would retire at the end of the present school year on June 28, 2013. Working with the Missouri Association of Rural Educators, the board posted the opening on Nov. 30, following a special board meeting on Nov. 28. Board members plan to meet on Dec. 28 to review applications...
Five file for R-1 Board (12/14/12)
Filings opened Dec. 11 for city councils and school boards on April 2, 2013. Significant interest has been shown in the first two days of filings. School boards Monett R-1: Five candidates filed on the first day for two open seats on the Monett Board of Education. Two-term incumbent and current board president Marty Scabarozi and one-term incumbent Doug Childress both filed for re-election...
Linn Thornton wades into Christmas effort (12/14/12)
Linn Thornton has begun his annual toy distribution effort to help children whose families might not otherwise be able to celebrate Christmas. In his 35th year serving as Santa Claus for the Monett area, Thornton reached 60 families in his first five days of distribution. Last year he ended his Christmas efforts by providing toys for 377 families...
Coat drive underway (12/14/12)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff The annual coat drive by Knights of Columbus Council #1075 is underway. Coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, gloves and hats of any size are welcome and can be dropped off at Top Hat Cleaners, located at 210 W. Broadway in Monett. Items will be cleaned, repaired and distributed by Crosslines. Chelsea McCracken holds one of the coats prepared for a new owner. The coat drive continues through the winter...
Supporting community services (12/14/12)
Times Photo by Murray Bishoff The Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund is again supporting the Monett Area YMCA with a check for $1,000. The check is presented to Gordon Brown, YMCA executive director, at right, by Ken Dudzik, president of the United Fund, next to the main swimming pool in the YMCA's new facility under construction at South Park. ...
Springfield man injured in crash (12/14/12)
A Springfield man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 8:55 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, on Interstate 44 at the 43-mile marker. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1998 Ford Explorer, Fred A. ...
Local business celebrates 30 years in business (12/14/12)
A Monett industry has reached its 30-year milestone in business. IMEC, located at 1716 N. Ninth St., recently observed its 30th anniversary in making and marketing precision sheet metal fabrication and machined parts. Started by Dan Conner, the business opened during the recession in 1982, totaling $200 in sales in the final two months of that year...
Purdy pulls away from Miller (12/14/12)
The Purdy Eagles basketball team earned a 62-49 victory over Miller on Dec. 11. The Eagles, 5-1 and winners of four straight games are starting to play as a complete team. "Our team chemistry is one of our biggest strengths," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "We are unselfish. Tonight, we passed the ball really well. We made the extra pass to give up a good shot to get a great shot."...
MMS wrestling team (12/14/12)
Photo courtesy of LifeTouch The 2012-13 Monett Middle School Cubs wrestling team is pictured above. In the front row, from left, are: Kyler Gray, Chris Ramos, Evan Mareth, Caleb Hilton, Angel Vilalta, Gabe Pryor, Mason Swearingen Hunter Pyle and manager Tiffany Hull. ...
Monett youth shine on Neosho mats (12/14/12)
The Monett Youth Wrestling Club (MYWC) traveled to Neosho on Dec. 8 and took part in the Wildcat Extreme Holiday Tournament. Twenty Monett wrestlers participated in the annual event with 16 grapplers placing for the Cubs. Earning first place honors for Monett were: Harrison Merriman, Matthew Bahl and Joel Barrientos...
Cubs of the Month (12/14/12)
Photo submitted Monett Intermediate School has announced Cubs of the Month for December for the sixth grade. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Madelyn Milburn, Stacy Marquez, Maddie Coones and Lane Shearburn. Back row: Alexus Holland, Sasha Mace and Aspen Dollar...
Area school/Senior Menus (12/14/12)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Monday -- Breakfast: Pancake griddle sandwich, cereal, oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Hamburger. 2. Three cheese grilled cheese. 3. Chef salad. Tuesday -- Breakfast: Fruit and yogurt parfait, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Super nachos. 2. Chicken taco. 3. Fajita chicken salad...
Looking forward to another grand night (12/14/12)
There's been a debate among the downtown merchants over how often to hold Broadway Nights. For the business operators, the quarterly after-hours shopping opportunity coupled with special activities downtown has alternated between just another day to stay late to a really good marketing occasion...
John Mason (12/14/12)
John Neil Mason, age 58, of Shell Knob, died at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob..
Horns celebrate 50th anniversary (12/14/12)
Rick Horn and Sue Clark Horn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on Dec. 1. The couple married on Dec. 24, 1962, by Rev. Raymond Chappell at the Assembly of God Church in Cassville. They are the parents of Netta Ellis, Jim Horn, and Ann Nickle. They have nine grandchildren and five great- grandchildren...
MHS Class of '52 reunion (12/14/12)
Members of the Monett High School Class of 1952 recently held their 60th reunion. Members met for dinner on Friday night at Super 8 Motel, and for breakfast on Saturday at Grant's Restaurant, both in Monett. Attending were: Verla Osterloh, Burl and JoAnn Thomas, Willadean Chapman, Bill and Elner Medlin and Norma Strouse, all of Monett; Ann Atkin, of Kansas City; Vivian Lumpe, Joy Sue Baker and Virginia Chace, all of Springfield; Norma Sue and J.D. ...
Thomas-Bush family reunion (12/14/12)
The Thomas-Bush family held a family reunion this past summer. Attending were: Stephen and Sueta Thomas and Stephanie, of Woodbridge, Va.; Bill and Melissa Bush and Gabriel, of Joseph, Ore.; Matt and Amanda Thomas, of Kansas City; Jeffrey and Jessica Thomas, Dayton and Adelyn, of Joplin; Joseph Thomas, Aiden and Max; Jerry and Rebecca Thomas, and Burl and JoAnn Thomas, all of Monett...
Norwood, MO - Producers Auction Yards: Special Dairy Heifer Sale Report for 12/13/2012 (12/14/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 12/14/12 (12/14/12)
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