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Stories from Friday, December 21, 2012

MHS teacher wins November award (12/21/12)
Monett High School special education teacher Angela Johnson was selected as November's Teacher of the Month by EFCO, a Pella Company, and The Monett Times. In her role as an educator, Johnson said it is her goal to help her students become more independent and be productive members of the community...
Santa pays local kids a visit (12/21/12)
Times Photos by Melonie Roberts Some of Monett's second grade students were special guests of the Monett Lions Club on Tuesday, Dec. 11, as Santa Claus made a surprise visit to Happy House in Monett. Youngsters were treated to dinner and then sang Christmas carols prior to Santa's arrival. ...
Flu making an early appearance in the bi-county area (12/21/12)
Prevention is the key to good winter health The influenza season has hit Monett early this year, according to officials at Cox Monett Hospital. Denise Staponski, infection prevention nurse, reported having 10 confirmed cases so far this year, which is unusually early in the season for the area...
Are you ready to eat? (12/21/12)
By mid-week, Monett's Santa Claus, Linn Thornton, had distributed toys to more than 300 families in the Monett area. In the final days before Christmas, Thornton has worked steadily to get toys to families before shifting his remaining efforts to the annual Christmas Day dinner...
Christmas shopping steady (12/21/12)
By Lisa Craft community@monett-times.com Holiday sales activity has been comparable to last year, according to Monett merchants. Downtown Broadway businesses brought mixed conclusions with many waiting for the last few days before Christmas to see if last minute shoppers will increase sales from last year...
News In Brief (12/21/12)
Monett Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 will not have a meeting on Jan. 1, 2013. The meeting has been changed to 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 2, 2013. Homes along East and West Crestwood Drive in Monett will have more than 300 luminaries on display on Saturday, Dec. 22. Drive-through viewing will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Crestwood Drive is located on Highway 60, one mile west of Highway 37...
Three injured in recent wrecks (12/21/12)
An Aurora man sustained minor injuries in a single-car crash when he struck a cow in the roadway. The crash occurred at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, on Highway 60 about two miles east of Monett. The driver of a 1997 Mazda Protégé, Devan M. Abrisz, 22, of Aurora, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Aurora with minor injuries. He was wearing a seat belt...
I Remember Christmas (12/21/12)
Recently I received an e-mail from an area resident who shared a story about his mother when she was a child. I felt it fitting and touching for the holidays and wanted to share it with the public. The e-mail was from John Rehwinkle and his mother is Velma Rehwinkle, age 92, of Purdy. I hope everyone enjoys it...
Shoeboxes for Soldiers hits a record (12/21/12)
Local organizers and supporters of the Shoeboxes for Soldiers effort packed and shipped boxes to soldiers serving in combat zones in the Mideast last weekend. According to the retired first sergeant who spearheads the effort in Barry County and who prefers to remain anonymous, more than 1,000 shoeboxes were shipped with supplies for the soldiers. The total topped the record set last Christmas of 904...
Senior center menus (12/21/12)
MONETT SENIOR CENTER Monday -- Closed for Christmas. Tuesday -- Closed for Christmas. Wednesday -- Oven fried chicken, savory meatballs, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cinnamon rolls. Thursday -- Swiss steak, mac and dogs, salad, onion rings, peas, Jell-O...
MMS completes food drive (12/21/12)
Monett Middle School recently completed a food drive for Crosslines. The drive was a contest to see which grade would bring in the most food. It was sponsored by the Student Council. Eighth graders won with 465 items. The total donation was 655 items. Pictured from left, are: Caleb Ross, Jason Young, Josef Syring, Chloe George and Kallen Brown...
MES Students of the Week (12/21/12)
Photo submitted Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Dec. 10. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Melanie Regalado, Jonothan O'Kee and Cody Gregory. Back row: Kaylee Burruss, Jake Hoyt and Rose Kelley. Not present for the picture was Kelton Carr...
MHS speech and debate team competes in Raytown (12/21/12)
The Monett High School speech and debate team competed at the annual Raytown Blast Classic on Dec. 7 and 8. In the novice division, the following students advanced to semi-finals: Meghan Gaines, Gabby Cecenas and Jami Asher, duo interpretation The following novice competitors advanced to finals: Jesse Jastal, sixth, poetry; and Jami Asher, sixth, storytelling...
Christmas past, Christmas present (12/21/12)
To say I've always been ambivalent about Christmas is an understatement. While throngs of people worship fervently at the altar of Christmas tradition, I've joined in somewhat reluctantly, always of two minds. During childhood, I was raised in a home where, for religious reasons, Christmas was not celebrated. ...
When love carries a price, are we ready? (12/21/12)
Out of the wars of the 20th Century, particularly World War II, Korea and Vietnam, came stories about terrible choices and tremendous heroism. One of those stories that burned itself into popular consciousness involved a soldier throwing himself onto a grenade thrown in the midst of others. The choice guaranteed the death of the soldier and the survival of those around him...
Finding solace in a trying time (12/21/12)
In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., our country grieves collectively. Nothing seems to be able to soothe our battered souls as we are faced with the deaths of 26 innocent people, including 20 first graders, at the hands of a disturbed 20-year-old gunman...
Darrell Johnson (12/21/12)
Darrell Johnson, age 48, of Wentworth, died at 5:05 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 at New River Family Fellowship Church in Wentworth. Burial will be in Pierce City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Rose McCann (12/21/12)
Rose McCann, age 66, of Aurora, formerly of Monett, died at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church with burial at Calton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, in the funeral home chapel...
Phyllis Harkins (12/21/12)
Phyllis Jean (Volkl) Harkins, age 74, of Monett, Mo., went home to be with her Savior on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Phyllis was born on Jan. 28, 1938, in Purdy, Mo., the daughter of the late John Raymond "Jack" Volkl and Gussie (Carlson) Volkl. ...
Larry Hall (12/21/12)
Larry Hall, age 55, of Purdy, died on Dec. 18. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. The family will receive friends on Friday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Floyd Hahner (12/21/12)
Floyd Lee "Bud" Hahner, age 80, of Raymore, Mo., formerly of Monett, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of LoAnn Hahner, of Raymore, for 61 years. Bud was born in Kansas City, Kan. on March 2, 1932 and grew up in Kansas City, Kan., then later moved to Monett, Mo. He was the son of Floyd and Lois Hahner...
Floyd Burns (12/21/12)
Floyd R. Burns, age 85, of Shell Knob, died at 3:20 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the home of his daughter. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Highlandville - CRS Sale's Company Sheep and Goat Sale: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 12-20-12 (12/21/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 12/21/12 (12/21/12)
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