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Stories from Monday, March 16, 2009

Felony cases rise for Barry County prosecutor (03/16/09)
In 2008, the Barry County Prosecutor's Office filed 1,374 felony and misdemeanor cases, which was 5 percent more than the 1,311 cases filed in 2007. Prosecutor Johnnie Cox and his staff also handled 1,028 traffic cases last year, which reflected a small 7 percent decrease when compared to the caseload in 2007...
Record Monett High School group named to National Honor Society (03/16/09)
Fifty-one juniors and seniors at Monett High School were recently inducted into the National Honor Society, the 82th annual induction of students to that organization locally. Chapter sponsor Lori Bowman extended congratulations to those recognized, probably the largest single group ever inducted into the chapter. She pointed out selection is based not only on academics, but also on character, leadership and service to the community...
Murder charges filed against Marionville man (03/16/09)
A 60-year-old Republic man has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-wife, Kathy Sue Duda, 59, of Marionville. Robert E. Duda, Sr., was also charged with first degree burglary and armed criminal action, according to Lawrence County Prosecutor Robert George...
Purdy school board rehires administrators, approves calendar (03/16/09)
The Purdy R-2 Board of Education rehired its administrators, adopted the 2009-10 calendar, and extended its contract with its auditor during its February meeting. One-year extensions were added to the contracts of high school principal Bob Vice, middle school principal Janet Boys, and elementary principal Jeff Swadley following a closed session evaluation of their performance...
Mary Marshall (03/16/09)
Mary Inez Arnold Marshall, 79, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Monett, died at 9:05 a.m. yesterday, March 15, 2009, at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. Marshall was born March 4, 1930, in Delmar, Ark., the daughter of Henry and Dovie Phillips. She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroad Pentecostal Church near Galena...
Mary Jirik (03/16/09)
Mary Ann Jirik, 75, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in her home following a long illness. She was born March 24, 1933 in Verona, Mo., to Albert and Flora Pfitzner Schmidt. Mary Ann lived in the Verona and Monett area until moving to Springfield in 1996. She married LeRoy Jirik on January 30, 1954 and he survives. She worked at First National Bank and Wells Aluminum in Monett, Mo. After moving to Springfield, she worked part-time in banking...
Hattie Purdom (03/16/09)
Services for Hattie Louise Purdom, 93, of Monett, who died March 11, 2009, were held at 1 p.m. March 14 at Buchanan Chapel in Monett with Don Deffenbaugh, minister, officiating. Music included "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," "Safe In The Arms Of Jesus" and "What A Day That Will Be."...
Clinton Bennett (03/16/09)
Services for Clinton Bennett, 73, of Monett, who died March 9, 2009, were held at 2 p.m. March 13 at Buchanan Chapel in Monett with Rev. Jarel Burnside officiating. Music included "Go Rest High On The Mountain" and "Grateful." Musicians were Bob Horton, Eddie Bowman, Mike Bennett, Tommie Bennett and David Bennett...
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