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Stories from Thursday, December 27, 2012

Linn Thornton's dinner tops last year's record (12/27/12)
The family center at the First United Methodist Church in Monett was packed with people at midday on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Linn Thornton's 28th annual Christmas Day dinner attracted a record crowd, even though many enjoyed the meal from home. The threat of winter weather may have contributed to the crowd coming early. Usually open until 3 p.m., the dinner wrapped up by 2 p.m. as the incoming line faded...
Sandy Hook tragedy compels R-6 board to provide upgrades, training (12/27/12)
In the wake of the Sandy Hook School shootings, which took place on Dec. 14 in Newton, Conn., parents and patrons of the Pierce City School District have been contacting the school for reassurances on the district's plan to keep students safe. "I can't count the number of phone calls and e-mails I have received concerning district security," said Dr. Aaron Cornman, superintendent of the R-6 District. "We're looking at several issues and are in the process of rectifying them."...
Hike at Roaring River State Park on New Year's Day (12/27/12)
Roaring River State Park will offer its second First Day Hike on Jan. 1, 2013. Hikers are invited to meet at the Ozark Chinquapin Nature Center off of Highway F in the park. "This is a great way to start the year," said Kerry Hays, park assistant superintendent, who will lead the First Day Hike, "particularly for people who have decided they need to do something active. It is a great way to get started."...
Race for first baby nears (12/27/12)
The Monett Times is once again sponsoring its First Baby contest for 2013. The lucky little gent or lady who is the first to be born at Cox Monett Hospital after midnight on Dec. 31, 2012, will win a number of prizes from sponsoring businesses. This year's prizes include: a $25 savings account from Community National Bank; a $25 gift certificate from The Trunk; a party pack from Little Caesars that includes four large one-topping pizzas, crazy combo and a two-liter drink; a Rock-A-Bye Baby recordable bear from Bruner's Pharmacy; a $30 gift certificate for a custom designed outfit from Palm and Pearl; and a three-month subscription to The Monett Times.. ...
Winners announced in annual gingerbread sculpting contest at Cox Monett Hospital (12/27/12)
The display of gingerbread houses will continue through Dec, 31 in the lobby at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett.
Spring adult education classes announced (12/27/12)
Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett has announced its adult education spring class schedule. Classes will begin on Jan. 8, 2013 and continue through May 21, 2013. On-site courses include: basic computers I; basic computers II; beginning Photoshop; AS400; RPG; AS 400 and RPG; introduction to Word; advanced Word; introduction to Excel; advanced Excel; advanced welding; basic welding, SMAW and OFC; basic welding, MIG; basic welding, TIG; introduction to machine tooling; introduction to electric wiring and plumbing; advanced cake decorating; medical terminology; survival skills for learning English and Zumba.. ...
News In Brief (12/27/12)
A brainstorming session will be held on January 7 at 7 p.m. in the Historic Courthouse in Mt. Vernon to discuss cattle thefts in Lawrence County. Sheriff Brad DeLay, Prosecutor Don Trotter, stockyard owners, University Extension and the County Commission will be in attendance...
Lady Cubs see rough start in tourney action (12/27/12)
The Monett Lady Cubs have had a challenging series of games in the Walnut Grove Holiday Classic basketball tournament. Monett began action with a 70-13 loss to second-seed Chadwick on Dec. 21. Returning to the hard court on Dec. 26, the Lady Cubs took on the Exeter Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers lost to sixth-seeded Fordland 45-21 in the first round. Monett kept a closer margin but ultimately fell by a score of 38-20...
Fun for all at the Make It and Take It Event in Pierce City (12/27/12)
The Make It and Take It event, sponsored by the Pierce City Parents as Teachers organization, offered many holiday activities pre-school children. The event was held on Thursday, Dec. 6.
PC man injured in Christmas Eve wreck (12/27/12)
A Pierce City man was injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 on Highway 97 about four miles north of Pierce City. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1998 Lincoln Continental, Ben W. Beachamp, 37, failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the right side of the road. The vehicle struck a sign, a ditch and then crossed the road where it struck another sign, a fence and a tree...
Verona fall to Dora (12/27/12)
The Verona Lady Wildcats basketball team fell 58-43 to open play in the Walnut Grove Holiday Classic on Dec. 22. "The intensity was better today and we played much more focused," said Verona coach Ryan Yates. "I was disappointed for the loss but was much happier with the effort and improvement,"...
Verona opens tourney with victory (12/27/12)
Verona Wildcats basketball coach Brad Stewart was curious about how his team would respond heading into their game against Halfway in the opening round of the Walnut Grove Holiday Tournament on Dec. 21. Coach Stewart got his answer immediately as the Wildcats (5-5) rolled to a 72-38 victory...
Paula L. Cornett (12/27/12)
Paula L. Cornett, age 60, from Cassville, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23. Cremation arrangements are done under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville, Mo.
Glennon Horner (12/27/12)
Dr. Glennon Amos Horner, age 82, of Rogers, Arkansas, died Sunday, Dec. 23. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Horner Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home...
Lewis Thompson (12/27/12)
Lewis William Thompson, age 71, of Cassville, died at 3:16 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, in Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Cassville.
Gloria Knox (12/27/12)
Gloria Knox, 88, formerly of Kansas City, mother of Penny Smith of Pierce city, died on Dec. 24 at Lacoba nursing home in Monett. No services are planned. Cremation is under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home of Pierce City
John Hudson Jr. (12/27/12)
John O. Hudson Jr., 70, of Pierce City, passed away on Sunday Dec. 23, 2012 at his home. He was born in King Fisher, Okla. on Dec. 10, 1942, the son of the late John O. and Blanch (White) Hudson Sr. On June 17, 1960 he was united in marriage to Sue Montgomery in Pierce City, she survives...
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