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Stories from Friday, January 25, 2013

Positive input advances Performing Arts Center (01/25/13)
A panel of community and school leaders offered positive comments on plans for the new performing arts center at Monett High School. Architects Pam Haldiman and Bonnie Crawford, from Sapp Design Associates, spent most of the day on Jan. 17 in Monett discussing plans for the two safe rooms that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will help fund. They spoke to teachers and administrators to shape their proposals according to the needs of the school and the community...
Champion Athletes program helps disabled (01/25/13)
Details about Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, a program offering encouragement to people with disabilities through sports, were provided for the Monett Kiwanis Club at last week's meeting. Laura Saunders, fundraising coordinator for Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, presented a PowerPoints talk on the organization. ...
Allred takes helm as Crime Stoppers chairman (01/25/13)
Former Monett Police detective John Allred has been named as chairman of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crime Stoppers during a special meeting of the executive board on Jan. 16. He replaces Barry-Lawrence Crime Stoppers founder and chairman John Strong...
Derailment in Aurora (01/25/13)
A problem with a switch in the Aurora train yard apparently contributed to the derailment of an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shortly before 1 p.m. on Jan. 23. According to a captain for the Aurora Fire Department, firefighters responded and determined the locomotive had not leaked any diesel fuel...
News In Brief (01/25/13)
The Monett City Council will hold a work session at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 to discuss the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2013-14. The meeting will be held in the City Hall conference room. An "E-Reader Class" will be held at the Monett Branch Library, 213 Sixth St., at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. This is an opportunity for those with E-Reader devices to learn helpful tips on using them. For more information, call the library at 417-235-6646...
Former Monett students are finding college success in theatre (01/25/13)
If the entire world is a stage, then Monett is definitely a vast ocean of talent in this world, and may be for many years to come. Over the past few years, seven Monett students have found not only a niche, but also immense success in college theater...
Mizzou's Franklin focused on the future (01/25/13)
It took a couple of seconds of reflection when Mizzou quarterback James Franklin was asked if he would change anything about his past. "I wouldn't have listened as much to the coaches that told me I was too big to be a college quarterback," said Franklin. "I didn't start playing quarterback until I was a junior in high school. I made it now."...
Students explore animal sciences (01/25/13)
Members of the Purdy High School animal sciences class recently observed Purdy veterinarian Dr. Sam Harkey in action. The class visited Harkey's clinic, All about Pets, where they observed a spaying procedure performed on a one year-old female dog. Students learned about the importance of vaccinations and parasite control, as well as the health and well-being of pets. ...
MES Students of the Week (01/25/13)
Monett Elementary School has announced Students of the Week for Jan. 7.
Purdy High School announces honor roll (01/25/13)
Students named to the A and B honor rolls at Purdy High School for the second quarter of the 2012-13 school year have been announced. Named to the A honor roll from the senior class were: Kaitlyn Carpenter, Devin Fulp, Alyssa Gwin, Jacquelyn Hughes, Tyler Jones, Sarah Ly, Taylor Reynolds, Phillip Roller, Bailey Spears, Jacey Staponski, Cameron Terry, Madison Vice, Hayle Wedel, Mattie White and Delanie Williams...
Neva Thomas (01/25/13)
Neva D. Thomas, age 87, of Buna, Texas, formerly of Miller, died on Jan. 22. A graveside service, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, will be held at 10 a. m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Fellowship Cemetery, southwest of Miller. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, in the funeral home chapel...
Clara Patton (01/25/13)
Clara May Patton, 92, of Monett, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at her daughter,s home in Miller. Visitation will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church in Monett, with funeral services to start at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Gunter Cemetery near Butterfield...
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Shaping the future from a dream (01/25/13)
Looking for promotional ideas, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in its Sunday, Jan. 20 issue had a piece about opportunities to pursue. For example, a TV spot on "The Amazing Race" would provide the prime exposure in a positive slant. While Monett might not offer have a shot as a stop for the TV series, there are promotional opportunities out there...
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