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Stories from Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Habitat volunteers join Joplin blitz build (11/09/11)
A group of local volunteers were part of the Habitat for Humanity's Ten for Joplin "blitz build" last week. That effort spanned 16 days and resulted in the completion of 10 homes for low-income families impacted by the deadly May 22 tornado. Bill Van Eaton, Jon Suit, Jerry Hudson and Rev. Ron Stair, all volunteers with the Monett/Purdy affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, traveled to Joplin to participate iin the Ten for Joplin project and joined other teams from across the country in the process...
Donations welcome (11/09/11)
The Monett Jaycees are continuing their annual Thanksgiving food drive through Nov. 20. Pictured above with one of the food donation boxes at Ramey Supermarket, from left, are: Jaycee member Darrin Henson; Jaycee member and project chairman Audrey White; and Les Huddleston, assistant manager at Ramey in Monett. ...
Foreign language program is innovative (11/09/11)
Hola! Third and fourth grade students are diving into Spanish language learning through a new program this year at Central Park Elementary School in Monett. According to Elementary School Principal Annette Cozort, students are learning the language through the popular Rosetta Stone series, which utilizes dynamic immersion, learning the language through real images, intuition, interactivity and instruction...
LawCo officers seize pot, recover property (11/09/11)
Law enforcement officials with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have had a busy few days in Lawrence County. On Monday, officers with the sheriff's department assisted the Missouri State Highway Patrol in locating and recovering stolen property from as many as five or more reported burglaries...
Booster tailgate (11/09/11)
The Monett R-1 School Board sponsored its annual tailgate party for faculty and staff last Thursday. The board served traditional tailgate fare with hotdogs, chips and drinks and gave away Monett Cubs apparel. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
Springfield man hurt in wreck on Interstate 44 (11/09/11)
A Springfield man was injured yesterday in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 44 one mile east of Mt. Vernon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred at 7 p.m. when the driver of a 2004 GMC Sierra, James W. Carson, 65, of Ash Grove, changed from the passing lane into the driving lane and struck a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, driven by John W. Coleman, 45, of Springfield. Coleman lost control of his vehicle and slid into the median...
Operation Christmas Child collection begins (11/09/11)
Numerous local volunteers and groups are currently focused on filling empty shoe boxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and notes of encouragement for needy kids living overseas. Monett families are participating in the world's largest Christmas project, Operation Christmas Child. This effort has hand-delivered 86 million gifts to kids worldwide since 1993. Locally, Blessings Books and Gifts in Monett is spearheading the collection effort...
Purdy's Hall signs with College of the Ozarks (11/09/11)
Purdy's Cody Hall signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout on Tuesday. "It's a dream come true," said Hall. "I really enjoyed visiting the campus. The players and the coaching staff were awesome. I think it will be a good fit for me."...
Joann Witt (11/09/11)
Joann D. (Boke) Witt passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Joann was married to Victor Leonard Witt on Oct. 27, 2011, who preceded her in death on June 8, 2002. Victor and Joann leave a great legacy of seven children: Vickie and Don Iman, of Pierce City; Leonard and Tina Witt, of Monett; Donna and Bob Neff, of Springfield; Richard Witt, of Marionville; Patrick Witt (deceased 1986); Sarah Witt, of Bolivar; Wanda and Mike Ast, of Monett; 18 grandchildren: Jason Iman and Morgan Hodges; Adam, Spenser, Jarred, Hunter, and Cameron Witt; Cliff Neff, Chelsy Powell and Chase Neff; Kendra White, Kristin Witt, Katie Witt, and Alex Witt; Lastacia Tottingham, Cassie Davis, Mackenzie Ast, and Whitney Ast; nine great-grandchildren: Jacob, Logan, Addison and Landon Iman; Blayne and Brylee Hodges; Emma Neff; Ryder and Rolan White.. ...
Jeffrey Wilson (11/09/11)
Jeffery Oneal Wilson, age 42, of Aurora, died on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service.
Phoebe Rose (11/09/11)
Phoebe Doris Rose, age 97, of Cassville, died on Saturday, Nov. 5. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Mapleton, Iowa. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Pauline Martin (11/09/11)
Pauline Ruth Martin, age 70, of Monett, died on Nov. 7 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.
Laverne Black (11/09/11)
Laverne Harold Black, age 83, of Cassville, died at 1:22 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Cassville First Baptist Church, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Pilant Cemetery, Cassville...
Ernest Kyle (11/09/11)
Ernest Lee Kyle, age 56, of Mt. Vernon, died at 2 a.m. on Nov. 7 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Highway 39, near Verona. Arrangements are under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City...
Leon Henderson (11/09/11)
Leon Henderson, age 85, of Seligman, died at 2:30 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 7 at Cassville Health Care and Rehabilitation. Graveside services with military honors were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Chitwood Cemetery, Wheaton, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
David Bourbeau (11/09/11)
David Michael Bourbeau, age 53, of Whittier, Calif., died at 12:45 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the home of his sister in Cassville. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Caroline Bean (11/09/11)
Caroline J. Bean, age 58, of Cassville, died at 5:45 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at her home. No services are planned at this time. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Edward Archer (11/09/11)
Edward William "Eddy" Archer, age 60, of Cassville, died at 2:55 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. A private burial was held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
MayBelle Archdale (11/09/11)
MayBelle (Thomas) Archdale, age 85, of Miami, Okla., formerly of Monett, died at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. She married Robert Carl Archdale on Nov. 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death in July 2003. She is survived by two sons: Carl Erven Archdale, of Miami, Okla., and Robert Eugene Archdale and wife, Emily, of Catoosa, Okla.; one sister: Betty F. ...
James Anderson (11/09/11)
James E. "Barney" Anderson, age 89, of Cassville, died at 12:59 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Birth announcement (11/09/11)
Kristy and Billie Sivils, of Mt. Vernon, announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, Hannah Sue, who was born at 5:14 p.m. on Sept. 27 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, weighing five pounds, 14 ounces and measuring 20 inches. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Karla Grimm, of Aurora. ...
Couple exchange vows (11/09/11)
Kristin Marie Stluka and Jeremy Trey Canady were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Monett. Father Daniel Robles performed a double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the parish hall...
November wedding planned (11/09/11)
Mary Lou and Brent White, of Sarcoxie, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Estell White, to Brett Mathew Henson, son of Teresa and Ron Henson, of Hollister. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Pierce City High School and is currently employed at Community Bank and Trust of Carl Junction. ...
Pierce City Library News (11/09/11)
New adult fiction titles at the Pierce City Branch Library include: "Cloudburst" by V.C. Andrews; "Zero Day" by David Baldacci; "The Wedding Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini; "Lonestar Angel" by Colleen Coble; "Lost Melody" by Lori Copeland; "Prince of Ravenscar" by Catherine Coulter; "Murder by Music: The Wedding Quilt, A Quilted Mystery" by Barbara Graham; "Lost December" by Richard Paul Evans; "The Litigators" by John Grisham; "Battle of the Mountain Man" by William W. ...
DeCocq-Mutrux family reunion held (11/09/11)
The 2011 DeCocq-Mutrux reunion was recently held using the theme "Brothers and Sisters." Forty different photos of brothers and sisters were on display. Pookie DeCocq had the jar of candy guessing game for the children. Derek Meeks won the jar with candy. He is the great-grandson of Willis Brendlinger. At the 2011 reunion, there were 11 family members from both sides who had never attended before...
Monett Library News (11/09/11)
The Monett Branch Library invites parents and caregivers of preschool through kindergarten age children to participate in the state-wide Missouri Building Block Book Award. To participate, parents or caregivers can visit the library to read the 10 nominated picture books to the children, have them decide which book they want to vote for and then mark the ballot. Voting ends on Dec. 31, and the book receiving the most votes throughout the state will receive the award...
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