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Stories from Monday, January 21, 2013

Gun control proposals spike local sales (01/21/13)
Restrictions on gun sales ordered by President Barack Obama have created a stampede in the sale of guns and supplies that has extended to the Monett area. "It certainly created an up-shoot in sales," said Dave Turner, owner of Monett Gun and Pawn. "The problem is there's no way to restock what we've sold."...
Rose royalty crowned at Monett High School (01/21/13)
A queen for a night. Monett senior Andrea Soriano, was named 2013 Rose Homecoming Queen at Monett High School.
Three arrested in drug search (01/21/13)
Monett Police executed a search warrant for apartments at 300 Eighth St. in Monett on the morning of Friday, Jan. 18. According to Police Chief Tim Schweder, a man and two women were taken into custody. Officers executed a search warrant for drugs. Parts of a methamphetamine lab and other controlled substances were seized. There was also evidence of use of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2...
'Raise the Standard' is theme for Catholic School week (01/21/13)
St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett and St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City are preparing to celebrate National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Catholic Schools Week is an annual national celebration of the important role that Catholic elementary and secondary schools across the country play in providing a values-added education of America's young people...
News In Brief (01/21/13)
The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold blood drives from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Cox Monett Hospital, 801 N. Lincoln, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31 at Aurora High School, 305 W. Prospect. The Barry County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. ...
Three injured in weekend crashes (01/21/13)
An Eagle Rock man received serious injuries in a one-vehicle crash at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, four miles north of Eagle Rock on Highway 86. Timothy Lenser, 52, ran off the right side of the road in a 1998 Ford pickup and struck a tree. He was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He was not wearing a seat belt...
Monett's hard work finally pays off with a win (01/21/13)
The Monett Lady Cubs basketball team hadn't had much success in the win column this season. In fact, the Lady Cubs hadn't won a game this year entering the Jan. 19, seventh place matchup against the Verona Lady Wildcats. Monett's coach, Kelly George kept encouraging her team to push and believe and finally the Lady Cubs (1-16) broke through and earned a 50-47 victory...
Trojans topple Cubs, 63-46 (01/21/13)
The Southwest Trojans spoiled Monett's basketball homecoming celebration on Jan. 18, posting a 63-46 victory over the Cubs. Senior gunner Kyle Woods kept Monett in the game until late, scoring a game-high 30 points. Woods' heroics could not match the Southwest attack. Josh Cutberth played his best game of the season, leading the Trojans with 23 points. Jordan Epling and Drew Farrer also reached double figures, scoring 17 and 10 respectively...
Monett falls to Seneca in wrestling dual (01/21/13)
The Monett Cubs wrestling team (4-6) fell 35-31 to Seneca on Jan. 17. "We are very close to being a good dual team," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "I thought that we battled a very good Seneca team to the very end. I am disappointed that we didn't come away with a victory but I feel we competed hard in every match."...
Pierce City downs Pleasant Hope (01/21/13)
Box scores don't always tell the entire story of a game. On Jan. 17, the Pierce City Lady Eagles secured a 64-52 victory over the Pleasant Hope Lady Pirates in the semifinals of the Marionville Lady Comet Classic. It wasn't easy. It wasn't pretty, but in the end it was a victory...
Monett falls to Seneca in wrestling dual (01/21/13)
The Monett Cubs wrestling team (4-6) fell 35-31 to Seneca on Jan. 17. "We are very close to being a good dual team," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "I thought that we battled a very good Seneca team to the very end. I am disappointed that we didn't come away with a victory but I feel we competed hard in every match."...
Verona gets tripped by Cassville, 43-41 (01/21/13)
It has been said that there is no comfort in moral victories. Nowhere was that statement any truer than at the Spokane Invitational consolation basketball semifinal between Verona and Cassville on Jan. 18 For 30 of the game's 32 minutes the smaller Class 1 Verona team led, frustrated and outplayed the Class 4 Cassville squad...
Purdy basketball teams split tourney openers (01/21/13)
The Purdy Eagles and Lady Eagles split opening round basketball games in their respective tournaments on Jan. 14. The Purdy boys picked up a 68-56 victory over Blue Eye in the Spokane Tournament to improve to 10-5 on the season. "We were able to get off to a quick start which gave us confidence throughout the game," said Purdy coach Tommy Egan. ...
Marionville's experience too much for Monett's youth (01/21/13)
The Monett Lady Cubs basketball team ran into a well-oiled Marionville Lady Comet Squad and fell 68-17 on Jan. 14 in the Marionville Tournament. The Lady Comets, fresh off a third place finish in the Class 2 championship last year needed only 100 seconds to build a 12-0 lead...
Verona falls short in upset bid at Spokane (01/21/13)
The eighth-seeded Verona Wildcats came within two critical calls of upsetting the top-seeded Spokane Owls in the Spokane Invitational on Jan. 15. The Owls held on for the 50-43 victory. The tournament had already witnessed two of its top four seeded teams suffer upsets...
Pierce City's depth too much for Verona (01/21/13)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles defeated the Verona Lady Wildcats 52-21 to open play in the Marionville basketball tournament on Jan. 15. The third-seeded Lady Eagles used a 14-4 run in the first quarter to pull away from the sixth-seeded Lady Wildcats and led 19-6 at the first break...
Youth Hunting Success (01/21/13)
Photo courtesy of Chad Palmer Kaden Plamer, harvested this eight-point buck on the last day of the second youth season hunting using a .22-250 rifle. The 7-year-old is the son of Chad and Buffy Palmer and the grandson of Judy and Lonny Palmer, all of Monett...
PC volleyball has eight named to All-State team (01/21/13)
The Pierce City Lady Eagles volleyball team had eight players named to the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association (MHSVCA) Academic All-State team. Jenny Kaiser, Brianna Zebert, Amber Wagner, Krishna Merriman, Christine Younker, Becca Hatfield, Courtney Zebert and Laney Parrigon were named to the team from Pierce City...
Marion Albin (01/21/13)
Marion Albin, age 83, of Holiday Island, Ark., died at 9:55 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. .
Ernest Forbes (01/21/13)
Ernest Edward Forbes, age 79, of Monett, died at 2:36 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Union Cemetery, Stella, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Bruce Lavigne (01/21/13)
Bruce Kevin Lavigne, age 49, a resident of Beggs, Okla., died in Beggs on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. He was born to Robert Leo and Kathleen (Bowman) Lavigne on Feb. 9, 1963 in Rhinebeck, N.Y. He graduated from high school in Pierce City, Mo., and received an associate degree from OSU-Okmulgee in diesel mechanics. Bruce loved his family, western books, western movies, the Dallas Cowboys but hated the Kansas City Chiefs. He coached Little League football and baseball while his boys were young...
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