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Stories from Friday, January 4, 2013

First baby is a girl (01/04/13)
Cox Monett Hospital's first baby of 2013 has arrived. Little Sophia Marie Shideler was born at 3:31 p.m. on New Year's Day. Parents are Taren and Leah Shideler, of Monett. The little lass weighed six pounds and 11 ounces and measured 20 and one-quarter inches. She will be welcomed home by five-year-old twin brothers, Ashton and Skiler...
County WIC program receives special award (01/04/13)
The Barry County Health Department's WIC (Women, Infant, Child) program has been awarded the designation of a Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic. The award, which was made by the Department of Health and Senior Services, includes $25,000 in funding from USDA...
Organization of Monett 911 board under review (01/04/13)
The Monett 911 Advisory Board will undergo a review of the positions in the coming weeks. At the quarterly meeting of the panel, Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones resigned his position to avoid a conflict of interest following Jones' election to the Barry County Emergency Services Board...
Assessment forms mailed this week (01/04/13)
The 2013 Personal Property and Business Assessment Sheets for Barry and Lawrence Counties were mailed during the first week of January. Community members who do not receive a form within two weeks are asked to notify the assessor's office. "We would greatly appreciate it if you would double check the shaded box area, which displays last year's vehicles, trailers, boats and other property you were assessed with," said Sherry Sears, Barry County assessor. ...
Monett city employees honored (01/04/13)
Monett city employees were honored for years of service milestones at the December meeting of the Monett City Council. Commissioner Jerry Dierker presented pins and certificates to the employees. Not shown are Danny Fowler, 20 years, fire department; Albert Robertson, 20 years, South Park; and Scott Landreth, 10 years, police department...
A wish come true (01/04/13)
Luke Schwarz, of Crane, is pictured above surrounded by friends as he tries out his new Taylor K26 CE, made of Hawaiian Koa wood, which only grows in Hawaii. Schwarz was suffering from with a cancerous tumor on his thyroid and underwent surgery and chemotherapy treatment for the disease...
Washburn honored at reception (01/04/13)
Frank Washburn, Barry County's retiring northern commissioner, was honored during a retirement reception at the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville on Dec. 27. Rep. David Sater, Southern Commissioner Wayne Hendrix, Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren and several other county officeholders offered words of appreciation and congratulations during the ceremony...
Legionnaire of the Year named (01/04/13)
Legionnaire of the Year honors at Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 have been awarded to Dan Musgrove. Musgrove is the district commander for the Legion, serves the local Post as vice commander and assists in managing and maintaining the Legion home as well as preparing meals for meetings...
LawCo Sheriffs Office breaks down traffic stops for 2012 (01/04/13)
Members of the Lawrence County Police Department made a total of 1,917 stops in 2012, resulting in 322 citations issued to motorists and 97 arrests. The top reasons for motorist stops for the year included 1,292 moving violations, 342 equipment violations, 192 license violations and 116 investigative stops...
News In Brief (01/04/13)
A dance will be held at the Cassville Senior Center, located at 1111 Fair St., at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. The Roaring River Sound band will play. A $4 donation is requested for admission. Finger foods are welcome. Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 405 Seventh St. in Monett...
Local fugitive behind bars (01/04/13)
A 32-year-old man from the Aurora area wanted for first-degree child molestation is now behind bars. Mark Bowerman, Jr. turned himself over to the Aurora Police Department on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and is now being held in the Lawrence County Jail. Bowerman was the subject of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers featured felon profile in December...
Six injured in area crashes (01/04/13)
Six area residents were injured in crashes that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The first occurred at 6:15 a.m. at Highway CC and Farm Road 1072, about three miles north of Exeter. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, William A. ...
New wheels for the ambulance district (01/04/13)
A new Chevrolet ambulance from Wheeled Coach very similar to unit 413, purchased last year, shown above, will arrive next month for the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District. Paramedic Lee Flory, shown above, said the new units have LED lights, including some colored blue, unlike the older rigs with rotating lights. One feature the new ambulance will have unlike all earlier models will be two backup oxygen tanks. The interior compartments all light up and the rig has a smoother ride,...
Barry County officials take the oath of office (01/04/13)
Barry County Clerk Gary Youngblood swore in six county office holders during a special ceremony held in the Barry County Commission meeting room in the Barry County Courthouse in Cassville on Monday,, Dec. 31.
Lawrence County elected officials sworn into office (01/04/13)
Swearing in ceremonies for Lawrence County elected officials took place on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the historic courthouse in Mt. Vernon. Circuit Judge Jack Goodman was sworn in by the Honorable Judge J. Edward Sweeney, retired. Other county officials were sworn in by Gary Emerson, Lawrence County Clerk...
Central Park Elementary recognized (01/04/13)
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recognized Monett Central Park Elementary for being an Exemplary Professional Learning Community School. The CPE team will receive the award on Jan. 27, 2013 at the distinguished schools awards banquet...
Monett Elementary School Students of the Week (01/04/13)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Dec. 17.
Deanna Turner (01/04/13)
Deanna Turner, age 62, of Aurora, died on Jan. 2, at Cox South in Springfield. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 1 p.m. at Maple Park Cemetery in Aurora. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett...
Cindy Stockton (01/04/13)
Cindy Marie Stockton, age 53, of Monett, died at 12:54 p.m. on Jan. 1 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Mary Walker (01/04/13)
Mary Helen Walker, age 65, of Mt. Vernon, died at 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at her home. A funeral service, under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon with burial at the Ozark Prairie Cemetery...
Kelly Gordon (01/04/13)
Kelly Gordon, age 50, of Seligman, died on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematoryin Cassville.
Joplin- Joplin Regional Stockyards: Special Value Added Feeder Cattle Report for 1/3/2013 (01/04/13)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 01/04/2013 (01/04/13)
The mystery of Callamura in Monett (01/04/13)
In December 2011, I received an interesting order for a book I reprinted in 2003 titled "Callamura" by Civil War author Julia Pleasants-Creswell, who lived from 1827 to 1886. Not only is this a rare reprint of a book first published in 1869, it is expensive by most people's standards...
Preserving history has its price (01/04/13)
The Monett Historical Society has been talking for several months about finding a new location for its museum. The city building in use at 705 E. Broadway is available thanks to the generosity of the Monett City Council. Nonetheless, city leaders have said at some point they want to demolish the structure, which dates back over a hundred years to the city's first power plant...
State Representative bids farewell (01/04/13)
Dear Editor: I can't believe it has been six years since the citizens of Lawrence County first elected me to the position as their state representative. It is a position that I have been honored to serve in and humbled by your support through the years...
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