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Stories from Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Murder trial set to begin (04/06/11)
Jury selection is scheduled to begin Thursday in the murder trial of Christopher Collings, 35, of Wheaton. Collings stands charged with first degree murder, forcible rape and statutory rape for the Nov. 2, 2007, death of 9-year-old Rowan Ford, of Stella...
Incumbents have edge in LawCo elections (04/06/11)
Incumbents had an edge in yesterday's school and municipal elections in Monett and Lawrence County. School districts Monett R-1: Two-term incumbent David Beckett led the field for the third time in seeking another term on the Monett School Board. Beckett had 294 votes (148 Barry County, 146 Lawrence). ...
Voter turnout low on Tuesday (04/06/11)
On Tuesday, Exeter School District voters made a major statement by electing write-in candidate Gary Stringer to an open seat on the R-6 School Board. Stringer received 127 votes, second only to incumbent Kerry Mattingly. Patrons of the Exeter School District also elected Larry Meyer over husband and wife candidates Mike and Amy Cole...
PC bond issue passes on fourth try (04/06/11)
With the highest voter turnout in four attempts, voters in the Pierce City R-6 School District approved two bond issues to build major additions to the school complex. Voters had two bond issues to choose from, instead of one package combining both projects. The larger proposal received the widest margin of approval...
Stevenson's bomb ignites Eagles' rout (04/06/11)
"See the ball, hit the ball" was the advice Purdy's Reese Stevenson received from an anonymous Eagles fan in the crowd Monday afternoon. Stevenson responded by going three for three at the plate, including a three-run home run and four RBIs. He was a triple short of the cycle, helping the Eagles to a 13-3 victory over College Heights...
Cubs dominate on the local links (04/06/11)
The Monett Cubs golf team picked up a victory over Seneca and Aurora at Windmill Ridge on Tuesday. On the par 35, Monett's Jacob Fair shot a one-under 34. Also contributing for the Cubs were: Devin Steward, 44; Travis Thompson, 45; Tyler Bass, 46; and Tyler Webb, 50...
Monett takes third at Reeds Spring event (04/06/11)
The Monett Cubs track and field team competed in the Reeds Spring Invitational last Friday. The Lady Cubs took third place in the event. "The girls had a great outing," said Head Coach Melanie Mayberry. "We had a lot of personal bests and ended up third overall in a tough competition. We also had a few kids out that could have scored some points, so I was extremely happy."...
Monett Cubs track and field team off and running (04/06/11)
The 2011 Monett track and field season is just underway. While the Cubs and Lady Cubs are in what some would call a rebuilding phase, there is still plenty of experience returning. Monett girls "Our current team number is a little low than what I expected," said Monett Girls Coach Melanie Mayberry. "However, we have definitely have quality athletes returning."...
PC track has good showing (04/06/11)
The Pierce City Track and Field team had an excellent outing at the Ash Grove Classic last Friday. "I was very proud of our kids," said Pierce City Head Coach Brad Hocker. "We competed very hard." The Lady Eagles finished in first place while the boys finished fourth overall...
Vickie Walters (04/06/11)
Vickie K. Sutton Walters, age 47, of Butterfield, died on Sunday, April 3. Graveside services was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, in Oak Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Donald Lingenfelter (04/06/11)
Donald Eugene Lingen-felter, age 76, of Aurora, died on Saturday, April 2, at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. A memorial visitation will be held from 3 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, at the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora...
Fredia Cole (04/06/11)
Fredia E. Cole, age 77, of Pierce City, died at 11:15 p.m. on April 3 at Christian Healthcare Center in Republic. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City. Burial will be in the Van Buren Cemetery near Wentworth...
Eston Harrison (04/06/11)
Eston R. Harrison, age 82, of Wheaton, died at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, April 4. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in Maplewood Cemetery, near Exeter, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
Virginia Elliot (04/06/11)
Virginia Alice Elliot, age 92, of Mt. Vernon, died at 10:40 a.m. on Monday, April 4, at the Lawrence County Manor. A funeral service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, in the Southside Baptist Church with burial at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery...
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