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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2013

Cattle rustlers facing stiff penalties (01/10/13)
Law enforcement officials, county commissioners and cattle association members gathered at the Lawrence County Historic Courthouse in Mt. Vernon on Monday, Jan. 7 to discuss the problem of cattle rustlers that has plagued producers in the southwest Missouri area for several months...
Purdy takes second in Miller tourney (01/10/13)
The Purdy Eagles competed for four quarters but couldn't secure the game falling 63-58 to Ash Grove in the championship of the Miller Tournament on Jan. 5. "I can't complain about out effort and intensity," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. "We played hard. Our execution was the best at times. We have to learn to finish in games against bigger schools."...
Simmons hired as Verona superintendent (01/10/13)
Tony L. Simmons has been hired by the Verona R-7 Board of Education to be the new superintendent for the Verona School District. Simmons, who currently serves as the junior high school principal for the Seneca R-7 School District, will succeed William Sweet, who retires at the end of the 2012-13 school year after seven years in Verona...
Hartig joins the Monett Police Department (01/10/13)
Monett Police Department has hired a new officer, Michael Hartig, a former patrolman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Hartig has been in law enforcement for 13 years, the last 10 and a half with St. Louis Metro. While there, he received two letters of commendation and six awards for excellence...
Draw Pierce City 2013 contest underway (01/10/13)
Pierce City artists are invited to enter the 2013 Draw Pierce City contest, open to any public, private or home- schooled student in the Pierce City R-6 School District. The event is sponsored by the Pierce City Arts Council. Adult artists over the age of 18 are also invited to compete, but need not live within the PC R-6 school boundaries...
It's Girl Scout cookie time (01/10/13)
It's Girl Scout cookie time and local chapters across the area will offer eight delicious varieties to buyers. Girls will go door-to-door or set up booth spaces at local merchants to sell their cookies. This popular fundraiser helps support various programs through the Missouri Heartland's Girl Scout Cookie Program, including troop proceeds and credits that can be used to pay for camp, leadership programs, uniforms and more...
Annual AMBER Alert Awareness Day is Jan. 13 (01/10/13)
On Jan. 13, the seventh annual AMBER Alert Awareness Day will commemorate the anniversary of the 1996 abduction and murder of Amber Hangerman and raise awareness of the fight to recover missing children. Nine-year-old Amber Hangerman of Arlington, Texas, was abducted and murdered in 1995, and the outraged community began the "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan," or AMBER Alert system in 1996 to assist law-enforcement by having the community, broadcasters and transportation agencies search for the missing child.. ...
News In Brief (01/10/13)
John Jacobs and his Next Generation Power Force Team, which has appeared in crusades in 40 countries and appeared on TV with Chuck Norris, will be at the Body of Christ Outreach Ministries in Wheaton at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 and for services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Jan. 20. Admission is free. For more information, contact 417-652-3709...
Alone at the top, Woods sets scoring record (01/10/13)
When asked directly, Monett senior basketball player Kyle Woods reluctantly admitted that he was nervous entering the Jan. 7 contest against Marion C. Early. Entering the game, Woods needed 8 points to tie and 9 points to break Monett's all-time career scoring mark (1,285) set by Stephen Arnaud...
Sparks fly to Championship (01/10/13)
Photo courtesy of Brad Kilgore The Monett Sparks sixth grade girls basketball team, pictured above, captured first place at the Neosho Holiday Classic recently. The Sparks defeated Girard, Kan., Webb City and Kansas United from Galena, Kan., to claim the title. In the front row, from left, are: Kristen Abramovitz, Randi Prock and Miya Washburn. Back row: coach Brad Kilgore, Twilah Carrasquillo, Kelli McCallister, Katie Schmidt, Maddie Mertens and Cassidy Abramovitz...
Lady Cubs fall to carl Junction (01/10/13)
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Anderson The Monett Lady Cubs basketball team fell 59-23 to Carl Junction on Jan. 7. Scoring for the Lady Cubs were: Brooke McLean, 10 points; Haylee Morris, 5; and Lakin English, Kendall Bounous, Cheryl Barnes and Kelsey Wiseman, 2 each. Monett will be in action on Jan. 10 against Aurora. Above, Monett freshman Lakin English puts up a shot against the Lady Bulldogs...
Woods set scoring record as Cubs win (01/10/13)
Monett senior basketball player Kyle Woods will never forget Jan. 7 as he helped the Cubs defeat Marion C. Early 49-35. With a basket in the third quarter, Woods scored his ninth point of the game and the 1,286th of his Monett career to become the Cubs' all-time leading scored...
41st annual Monett Wrestling Tournament (01/10/13)
The Willard Tigers wrestling team claimed top honors at the 41st annual Monett Wrestling Tournament on Jan. 5. The Tigers scored 105.5 team points. Clinton (Okla), High School was second with 86 points. Reeds Springs took third with 83.5 points, and Monett was sixth in the 12-team field with 74.5 points...
Pierce City earns conference win (01/10/13)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles earned a 60-42 victory over the Greenfield Lady Wildcats on Jan. 3, to open play in the Spring River Valley Conference. The Lady Eagles took control of the contest early leading 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Wildcats battled back in the second period and outscored the green and white 11-10 in the eight-minute period but still trailed 28-19 at the intermission...
Cubs and Lady Cubs drop hardwood tilts (01/10/13)
The Monett Cubs basketball team fell 65-39 to Mt. Vernon on Jan. 4. The Cubs (3-8, 1-0) entered the contest knowing that they had a huge test in the Mountaineers. "We knew coming in that Mt. Vernon was a tough squad," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "Our game plan was to slow the game down on offense and get quality possessions. We couldn't execute that plan for all four quarters tonight."...
Monett splits wrestling triangular (01/10/13)
The Monett Cubs wrestling team (3-4) split dual matches with Republic and McDonald County on Jan. 3. The Cubs dropped a 39-36 decision to the Mustangs and squeezed passed McDonald County 43-42. "We competed hard tonight," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "I was pleased with our overall performance. I feel that our shape is improving with every match we wrestle."...
Larry Faucett (01/10/13)
Larry Kenneth "Leaky" Faucett, age 64, of Springfield, formerly of Miller, died at 1:40 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, at Select Specialty Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service, under the direction of the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Round Grove Baptist Church with burial at Sycamore Cemetery...
Lee Henry (01/10/13)
Lee Olen Henry, age 71, of Rogers, Ark., died at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Seligman. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Ardith Davis (01/10/13)
Ardith E. Davis, age 75, of Monett, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013 while at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Ardith was born on Oct. 21, 1937 in Freeport, Ill., daughter of Myron Meinzer and Marena (Otte) Meinzer. Ardith graduated from Freeport High School in 1955 and had later worked for Economy Insurance Company for over 20 years as an underwriter, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett...
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