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Stories from Thursday, January 17, 2013

One arrested in overnight shooting (01/17/13)
Officers with the Monett Police Department to the report of a shooting in the area of Seventh and Benton Streets at 1:08 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Upon arrival at the scene, officers located a man who reported someone had shot the front door of his home. The man was not injured...
Rose royalty to be crowned (01/17/13)
Monett High School will celebrate its 2013 Rose homecoming on Friday. The queen will be crowned between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games in the evening against the Southwest Trojans. The royal court, pictured above, will be introduced during as assembly in the MHS gym at 2:30 p.m.Members of the basketball team will serve as escorts for the royal court and the cheerleaders...
Races develop as filings close for April 2 election (01/17/13)
Filings closed on Tuesday for the April 2 election for city councils, school boards, road districts and ambulance districts. A number of races took shape in the final days. School boards Monett R-1: A sixth candidate added his name on Monday to create the largest field for two elected seats for the election. ...
Purdy school board focuses on business issues (01/17/13)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education focused on business issues during its December meeting. Property insurance through the Missouri United School Insurance council (MUSIC) expired on Dec. 31, 2012. Board members voted to renew the policy with a $2,600 increase in the premium...
MDA Lock-Up fundraiser returning to Monett Feb. 7 (01/17/13)
The annual fundraiser for the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) will be held on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Monett. The MDA Lock-Up, where community leaders volunteer to serve as prisoners and seek donations as "bail," will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7. The MDA Lock-Up will be held for the first time at the Scott Regional Technology Center, sponsored by the Monett Chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and KKBL Radio...
Open house for therapy pool (01/17/13)
Picture above is a view of the HydroWorx Aquatic Therapy pool that has been added at the Cox Monett Hospital Rehabilitation a Sports Medicine Clinic on 700 E. Cleveland Ave. The clinic will hold an open house for the public on Jan. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m...
Barry County Jail now accepts credit, debit cards (01/17/13)
The Barry County Jail is now accepting credit and debit cards to purchase inmate phone cards or to pay a cash bond. Credit and debit transactions will be handled through GovPayNet at www.GovPayNow.com or by calling 888-604-7888. Consumers can post a cash bond or purchase up to five inmate phone cards within a seven day period or pay at the jail. GovPayNet accepts Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Discover and debit cards. A service fee is charged for each transaction...
Public discussion slated for Monett City Council meeting (01/17/13)
Two issues have been scheduled for public discussion for the January monthly meeting of the Monett City Council at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. Jeani Norwood has asked to speak on utilities. Donna Misener will address council members on animal control...
Purdy students receive awards for fall achievement (01/17/13)
Students in the Purdy R-2 School District who achieved awards during the fall semester were recognized at the December meeting of the Purdy R-2 Board of Education. In volleyball, the Purdy team won the tri-conference championship for the first time in 19 years. Senior Chelsea Mareth was named to the All Conference first team. Senior Alyssa Gwin and junior Macey Breeding were named to the second team. Senior Kenzie England received honorable mention. Coaches were Heather Romine and Mica Propps...
News In Brief (01/17/13)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce will have a membership mingle at the Family Room Steakhouse, 641 W. Highway 60, at noon on Thursday, Jan. 24. A Dutch treat lunch will be available. The Kings Prairie Special Road District commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at Grant's restaurant in Monett...
Show-Me-Select Heifer sale sets record (01/17/13)
In the first fall sale, 181 Show-Me-Select (SMS) bred heifers sold for an average $1,974 at Joplin Regional Stockyards. That was a record high, topping the average of $1,433 last fall. In spite of dry weather in the growing season and short hay supplies in southwestern Missouri, bidding stayed vigorous for top lots...
December food service reports (01/17/13)
The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 11 area food service establishments during the month of December. Of that group, nine establishments had critical violations and two had only non-critical violations...
Billy Peterson (01/17/13)
Billy Ray Peterson, age 61, of Exeter, died at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, January 14. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Emma Wilfley (01/17/13)
Emma Golden Wilfley, age 97, of Aurora, died at 1:36 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, in the funeral home chapel...
Birth announcement (01/17/13)
Eric and Amy Barnes, of Joplin, announce the birth of their son, Keith Christian, at 11:09 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2012. He weighed eight pounds, two ounces and measured 20 inches. Maternal grandparents are Teresa Heeter and the late Charles Heeter, of Pierce City. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Sue Barnes, of Monett...
Goldman, Coltharp wed (01/17/13)
Julie Jaylene Goldman and Corey Edward Coltharp were married on Dec. 12, 2012, at Stonegate Glass Chapel in Walnut Shade. The bride is the daughter of L.J. and Virginia Ozbun, of McDowell. The groom is the son of Dale and Shelby Coltharp, of Miami, Okla. The newlyweds reside in Nixa...
Dorcas Ladies Aid (01/17/13)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid, gathered for their December 2012 meeting in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt. Judy Lehde, president, welcomed 13 members in attendance, along with Pastor Ryan Buchmueller. Doris Meyer gave the worship and program based on the Epiphany, a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being in Jesus Christ. ...
Pierce City Branch Library News (01/17/13)
New DVDs arriving at the Pierce City Branch Library include: 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. Adult fiction titles include: "Rogue" by Mark Sullivan; and "The Black Box" by Michael Connelly, a large print mystery...
Monett Branch Library News (01/17/13)
New fiction titles available at the Monett Branch Library include: "Collateral" by Ellen Hopkins; "The Winter Palace" by Eva Stachniak; "Margaret Truman's Experiment in Murder" by Donald Bain; and "Frozen Heat" by Richard Castle. New youth titles include: "Bite Club" by Rachel Caine; "Like Moonlight at Low Tide" by Nicole Quigley; "Tales From a Not-So-Smart Miss Know-It-All" by Rachel Renee Russell; and "The Joy of a PEANUTS Christmas" by Charles Schulz...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 1/16/13 (01/17/13)
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