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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cost of Monett City Park Casino increases (12/26/12)
The Monett City Council approved an $18,202 increase in the cost of the Monett City Park Casino during the Dec. 20 meeting. City Administrator Dennis Pyle said Rich Kramer Construction had notified him that the subcontractor for the heating and air conditioning portion of the project failed to include prevailing wage in its bid. The subcontractor was dropped and the project was awarded to the true low bidder...
Washburn looks back on county commissioner job (12/26/12)
A reception is planned for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at the historic Barry County Courthouse in Cassville for Frank Washburn, who is leaving office as northern commissioner of Barry County. Washburn, 61, of Monett, served two terms. Washburn said his successor, Gary Schad, will find himself quickly immersed in the most intense part of the county government's duties: preparing the annual budget in the first three weeks of the year. ...
An end to autumn (12/26/12)
Fiery orange and deep lavender again painted the Monett sky last week, offering a picturesque ending to autumn in advance of winter officially arriving on Dec. 21.
Fifth person indicted in Porters homicides (12/26/12)
Hearings have been scheduled in January, 2013, for four of five suspects facing first degree murder charges in the deaths of Rebecca and Russell Porter, of Willard. Indictments handed down last week brought charges against the fifth person in the case and amended charges against another...
Helping those in need (12/26/12)
St. Lawrence Catholic School hosted a food drive on Nov. 6 through Nov. 20 to benefit Crosslines of Monett. Nicole Pierce, second grade teacher, and student committee members Francisco Cecenas, Ruben Dierker and Joseph Semerad organized a contest between kindergarten through sixth grade to bring in the most food items and win a popcorn party...
Hwy. 39 crash leaves Sarcoxie woman dead, 1 man hurt (12/26/12)
A Sarcoxie woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash at 4:40 a.m. on Dec. 22 four miles south of Mt. Vernon. According to the Missouri state Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, driven north on Highway 39 by Matthew Gann, 32, of Mt. Vernon, crossed the center of the road. The Gann vehicle collided head-on with a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Brandy Acheson, 38, of Sarcoxie...
News In Brief (12/26/12)
The Pleasant Ridge Road District commissioners will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church to open bids. For additional information, call 236-4690. The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library branches will be closed on Jan. 1, 2013 in observance of New Year's Day...
LC Sheriff offers tips to reduce burglaries during holidays (12/26/12)
Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay is offering tips to help area residents prevent thefts and burglaries during the holiday season. "Every holiday season it seems that we see an increase in thefts and burglaries," DeLay said. "In order to prevent this type of activity, we offer some useful information in how to prevent thefts and what to do in the event burglars do strike."...
Monett Christmas memories (12/26/12)
New material arrives regularly at the Monett Museum, located at 705 E. Broadway. The Monett Historical Society's museum is open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, but will be closed Jan. 1, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays...
Christmas message offered to Kiwanians (12/26/12)
God reaching out to man at Christmas provided the message for Chad Bennett, pastor of the Monett Community Church, for the Monett Kiwanis Club last week. Bennett traced the Biblical prophecies about a coming messiah to the Book of Isaiah, written some 500 to 700 years before Jesus. At the time, the Hebrew people were "oppressed and depressed."...
Mays graduates basic training (12/26/12)
Army Reserve Pfc. Nathan L. Mays has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, Mays received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions...
Neosho Holiday Tourney (12/26/12)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles fall to Webb City 54-40. The Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team (7-4) couldn't shake a rusty first half and fell 39-31 to the Carthage Lady Tigers to open play in the Neosho Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26 For a full recap of the days action see the Dec. 27 edition of The Monett Times.
Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament update (12/26/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs basketball team fell 38-20 to Exeter in the second round of the Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26. The Lady Cubs will conclude play in the tourney on Dec. 27 at 10 a.m.their opponent is TBA. Check back for more tournament updates. For quicker tourney information for @monettsports on Twitter...
Pierce City falls to Stockton in four overtimes (12/26/12)
It took four quarters and four overtimes before the Stockton Tigers prevailed over the Pierce City Eagles 79-77 on the hardwood Dec. 20. The game was an emotional roller coaster for both head coaches who were as physically and emotionally drained as their players by game's end...
Hot shooting Mt. Vernon downs Purdy (12/26/12)
The slow start of the Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team proved costly on Dec. 21 as they fell 68-37 Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon senior Audrey LaSalle buried three quick treys to push the Lady Mountaineers to a quick 11-0 lead. Jayse Henderson's 3-pointer with 3:00 minutes remaining in the first period erased the goose egg on Purdy's side of the scoreboard. After one period the visitors led 20-7...
Purdy honors Roller, retires jersey (12/26/12)
Prior to the Purdy Lady Eagles contest against Mt. Vernon, Purdy High School honored 2012 graduate Addy Roller on Dec. 21, by retiring her #23 jersey. Choking back tears in front of the large hometown crown Roller stated how much she loved her family, friends, community and how she was truly blessed by the honor...
Wheaton holiday court (12/26/12)
Members of the holiday court from Wheaton High School appeared in Monett's Christmas parade on Dec. 8.
Purdy Christmas royalty (12/26/12)
Members of the Purdy High School holiday court featuring Miss Merry Christmas 2012 are pictured above.
Jay Brown (12/26/12)
Jay B. Brown, 81, of Pierce City, died at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at his home. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, at the First Baptist Church in Pierce City. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery, under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City...
Justin Akers (12/26/12)
Justin Roy Akers, 32, of Monett, died on Dec. 22. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at New Site Cemetery near Monett. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 27 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City
Richard Olt, Jr., (12/26/12)
Richard LeRoy Olt, Jr., age 31, of Aurora, died at 7:08 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at his home. The Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora has conducted local arrangements. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Toni Riley-Cornelius (12/26/12)
Toni Riley-Cornelius, age 49, of Springfield, formerly of Mt. Vernon, died at 8:31 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. The Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home has conducted arrangements. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at Vaughn Cemetery...
Darrell Johnson (12/26/12)
Darrell Johnson, age 48, of Wentworth, died at 5:05 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 at his home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 at New River Family Fellowship Church in Wentworth. Burial was in Pierce City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
James Deiser (12/26/12)
James O. Deiser, age 80, of Cassville, died on Thursday, Dec. 20. Cremation arrangements under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory.
Laura Aufdembrink (12/26/12)
Laura Aufdembrink, age 88, of Freistatt, Mo., went to her heavenly home on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 2012. She was born Aug. 15, 1924, the daughter of Theodore and Minna (Freie) Aufdembrink of Freistatt. She lived her entire life on the family farm in the Freistatt community and was active in working on the farm and homemaking. Laura was a lifelong member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She was active in the Ladies Aid, the Altar Guild and in the community...
Norris, Scott wed (12/26/12)
Drew Norris and Kara Scott were united in marriage on Sept. 20 at James River Outfitters in Galena. Drew is the son of Steve Norris, of Monett, and Becky Butterworth, of Aurora. Kara is the daughter of Scotty and Debbi Scott, of Seligman. Drew is a traveling welder. Kara is employed by B-Clean Janitorial. The couple will make their home in Gauthier, Miss...
Pierce City Branch Library News (12/26/12)
New adult fiction in the library includes; "Rogue" by Mark Sullivan and "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly, a LP mystery. New teen fiction includes; "Bite Club" by Rachel Caine and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Third Wheel" by Jeff Kinney. Several new DVDs will be sent our way in the coming weeks, including; Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Dark Knight Rises, Last Ounce of Courage: A Story of Family, Faith and Freedom, Smooch, The Pelican Brief, Cast Away and E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial...
Monett Branch Library News (12/26/12)
The Monett Branch Library has a large variety of holiday and winter themed books and movies. New adult fiction titles include: "Threat Vector" by Tom Clancy; "Nano" by Robin Cook; "Shadow Creek" by Joy Fielding; "Twice a Bride" by Mona Gansberg Hodgson; "Come to the Table" by Neta Jackson; "Happy Hour" by Michele Scott; "The Trouble with Cowboys" by Denise Hunter; "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly; "Murder by Vegetable" by Barbara Graham; "The Cutting Season" by Attica Locke; "Private London" by James Patterson; "Cold Days" by Jim Butcher; "Supervolcano" by Harry Turtledove; and "Cold City" by F. ...
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