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Stories from Friday, December 28, 2012

Schaller named new assistant utilities superintendent (12/28/12)
The hiring of a new assistant utilities superintendent for the City of Monett was announced at the December meeting of the Monett City Council. Commissioner Jerry Dierker said August "Skip" Schaller would be the new assistant utilities superintendent, a post that has remained vacant since the retirement of George Rausch in 2011...
Bringing in the New Year (12/28/12)
With snow in the tree and a trusty sled at hand, Calendar Girl Sarah Burton is ready to bring in the New Year. The daughter of Luetta and the late Andrew Burton, Sarah has been a busy senior at Monett High School. She is active in speech and debate, a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, National Forensic League, Thespian Society and is a student ambassador at the Scott Regional Technology Center. ...
Christmas Day fire leaves Verona family homeless (12/28/12)
A Christmas Day fire has resulted in the total loss of a home and its contents for a Verona woman and her family. Verona firefighters were called out to the blaze at 12:56 p.m. on Dec. 25. Upon hearing the nature of the call, Verona Fire Chief Tony Hinkle immediately called in support from Aurora Fire Department and Aurora Rural Fire Department...
E-911 Board appoints new officers (12/28/12)
The Barry County E-911 Emergency Services Board appointed new officers at its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Dec. 18. New board member Leslie Smith was appointed to the position of secretary, which was previously held by Richard Asbill. Current board member David Dalton was appointed to the position of treasurer, previously held by Harold Schelin, and Leonard Witt, a founding member of the board, was appointed to the position of vice chairman, which was previously held by Schelin...
Local business owner passes the torch to new owners (12/28/12)
After 34 years in business, Shirley and Virgil Davis, of Davis and Son, LLC, are passing the torch to new owners, Jay and Erica Biloki. The move coincides with the demolition of part of the business property, located at 305 N. Central, and refurbishing the main office, starting on Saturday, Dec. 29...
Lawrence County law seeks help in nabbing fugitive (12/28/12)
Law enforcement officials are seeking the whereabouts of Mark Bowerman, Jr., a 32-year-old man wanted on a warrant from Lawrence County for first-degree child molestation. Bowerman, described as 5-feet, 8-inches in height and weighing approximately 200 pounds, is known to frequent the Halltown, Ash Grove and Aurora areas...
News In Brief (12/28/12)
There will be no Dec. 31 issue of The Times. The next issue will be published on Jan. 2, 2013. 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...
Holiday help for their neighbors (12/28/12)
It was a very Merry Christmas for some area residents in need this holiday season. For the sixth year, AmeriCorps Purdy Reading Coaches have volunteered to pack Christmas food baskets at Crosslines in Monett. Baskets contained non-perishable items including canned fruits, vegetables, meat and soup, boxes of cereal and bottled water...
Two injured in BarCo crash (12/28/12)
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26 on Highway C about two miles east of Purdy. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Jason A. Kramer, 22, of Aurora, traveled off the east side of the road and overturned, ejecting both the driver and passenger, Amanda Shelby, 25, of Aurora, through the sunroof...
Pierce City doubled up by St. Louis Academy (12/28/12)
The Pierce City Eagles basketball team learned several valuable lessons in their 60-30 loss to St. Louis Academy to open play in the Neosho Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26. The Eagle learned that they can play with more talented teams in stretches and it takes four quarters to win a game...
Pierce City drops physical matchup with Webb City (12/28/12)
The fact that the Pierce City Lady Eagles basketball team emerged without any injuries from a 54-40 loss to Webb City was comfort enough for Lady Eagles' coach Rob Guerin. "We won't have to face another team that physical again this season," said Guerin. "I thought our girls did a good job responding and played well in spots. We battled hard all game."...
Rusty start sinks Purdy in tourney opener (12/28/12)
The Purdy Lady Eagles basketball team (7-4) couldn't rebound from a shaky first half and fell 39-31 to the Carthage Lady Tigers to open play in the Neosho Holiday Tournament on Dec. 26. "I am proud of the way we battled," said Purdy coach Eli Ernst. "We were cold to start the game, but we gave our team a chance (to win) in the end."...
Pet of the week from Haven of the Ozarks (12/28/12)
The Haven of the Ozarks' pet of the week is Schotzie, a completely house trained lap dog that would love a home for the holidays with a family of her own. Schotzie, a Dachshund, is sweet and gentle. Animals available for adoption at the animal sanctuary are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations...
Showing their Christmas cheer (12/28/12)
Purdy cheerleaders were recently dressed in holiday attire.
Lydia Neher named to All-State Band (12/28/12)
Lydia Neher, of Pierce City, daughter of Dwight and Janis Neher, has been selected first chair clarinet in the Missouri All-State Band. Lydia is a junior at East Newton High School. She has played in the Ozark Festival Orchestra in Monett and attends church in Monett...
Arvilla Meador (12/28/12)
Arvilla Edith Meador, age 90, of Cassville, died Monday, Dec. 24. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Burial will be in Mineral Springs Cemetery, in Cassville.
Mindy Myers (12/28/12)
Mindy Myers, age 39, of Miller, died at 2:25 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, at her home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home with burial at Miller Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28 in the funeral home chapel...
Pauline Baer (12/28/12)
Pauline S. Baer, age 84, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 A funeral Mass will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with interment following at St. Mary's Cemetery...
Fred Marbut (12/28/12)
Mr. Frederick L. "Fred" Marbut, 85, of Joplin, Missouri departed this life on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri after a recent decline in health. Fred entered this life on Feb. 11, 1927 in Purdy, Mo., one of eleven children born to the late Hurshell and Blanch (Carter) Marbut. ...
Fred Marbut (12/28/12)
Mr. Frederick L. "Fred" Marbut, 85, of Joplin, Missouri departed this life on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Missouri after a recent decline in health. Fred entered this life on Feb. 11, 1927 in Purdy, Mo., one of eleven children born to the late Hurshell and Blanch (Carter) Marbut. ...
Clouds in the crystal ball (12/28/12)
The events of 2012 have clouded the crystal ball for 2013. A few prognostications are in order as we try to see through the haze. The biggest fogger has again been the economy. We expected a real rebound once 2011 turned the corner on the 2010 doldrums, not the leveling off we experienced. ...
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