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Stories from Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Districts oppose immigration bill (01/18/12)
An effort pushed by a Lee's Summit lawmaker to tighten Missouri laws involving immigration and children is receiving a mixed reception within the education community, including in Monett. Eighth District State Senator Will Kraus, from Lee's Summit, is sponsoring a bill that would require public schools in the state to verify the immigration status of students...
Idol contestants take to the stage (01/18/12)
Mocha Jo's held its third annual Mocha Jo's Idol contest this weekend with a total of 12 talented contestants ready to belt it out for the judges. The performers sang a variety of genres from country to Christian, and seven out of the 12 played guitar as they sang...
Man's death is now being investigated (01/18/12)
An autopsy was conducted Monday morning on the body of a rural Lawrence County man that was discovered the day after firefighters extinguished the blaze at his home near Everton. Larry Pearman, 61, lived alone at the home on Highway M, which was destroyed by fire on Thursday evening. Pearman reportedly had medical problems and often received services from organizations such as Meals on Wheels...
More candidates file for city, school elections (01/18/12)
A few candidates threw their hats into the ring in the final week for municipal, school board and other government elections to be decided on April 3. Filings closed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The Monett R-1 School District will not have an election for the first time since 2004. The only two candidates to file for board of education seats were two-term incumbent Dr. J.D. Roberts, the current board president, and pharmacist James "A.J." Bah, who was running for the first time...
Strawberry Fest planning set to begin (01/18/12)
Planning for the second annual Strawberry Festival in Monett is scheduled to begin during the first week of February. The first organizational meeting for the 2012 event will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 at Denali Dreams, according to Shaun Bennett, who co-chairs the festival planning committee with Donna Hammond...
Purdy High School homecoming candidates selected (01/18/12)
Purdy High School has announced 2012 candidates for Homecoming Queen and Mr. Tip-Off. Mr. Tip-Off will be crowned during an assembly to be held at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 in the high school gym. The Homecoming Queen coronation ceremony will be held between the junior varsity and varsity boys basketball games to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 against Pierce City...
Two hurt in crashes Jan. 17 (01/18/12)
A southwest Missouri man was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 10:49 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 76 about three miles east of Cassville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1993 Dodge pickup truck, James A. Lopez, 46, of Cassville, crossed the center line and struck a semi tractor- trailer driven by Daniel D. Ott, 47, of Aurora...
Restaurants in Lawrence County inspected by health department (01/18/12)
The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 34 area food service establishments during the month of December. Of that group, 25 establishments had critical violations and nine had only non-critical violations...
LawCo Soils Conference focuses on forage (01/18/12)
Recommendations from area growers on dealing with fescue and the effects of last summer's heat and drought provided the main topics for the 88th annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference, held recently at the University of Missouri's Southwest Research State near Mt. Vernon...
LawCo Extension election underway (01/18/12)
By Lisa Schlichtman Lawrence County is divided into five districts based on townships. District boundaries and candidates are listed below. District 5: Spring River, Freistatt and Hoberg townships. Candidates are Steve Ruscha, Barbara Miller and YaVonne Koehler, all of Verona...
Crime Stoppers join fight against car thieves (01/18/12)
Members of the Barry-Lawrence Chapter of Crimes Stoppers is joining forces with ham radio operators in Barry and Lawrence counties to help keep an eye out for the thieves who have been stealing and burning vehicles from both counties. During their January meeting, Crime Stoppers board members approved offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage resulting from these recent crime sprees...
Weather changes (01/18/12)
It may be mid-January, but you'd never know it from looking at downtown Monett or skateboarder Percy Rollins, of Monett, who was out for a spin on his Alien Workshop Rob Dyrdek skateboard on Monday afternoon. Rollins said he has been a skateboarding enthusiast for five years and couldn't resist the opportunity to roll on such a pleasant day with temperatures in the mid-60s. Within 24 hours, a cold spell arrived and temperatures dropped back to winter levels...
Clarence Wendt (01/18/12)
Clarence Wendt, age 78, of Monett, died at 7:28 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Fred Tucker (01/18/12)
Fred Allen Tucker, age 70, of Monett, died at 7:29 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Ollie Quick (01/18/12)
Ollie Maxine Quick, 82, of Monett, died at 7:32 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Private family services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 with burial at Purdy Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home...
Frank LaRue (01/18/12)
Frank Alan LaRue, age 60, of Purdy, died on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home, Cassville.
Walter Johnson (01/18/12)
Walter Douglas "Doug" Johnson, age 73, of Exeter, died at 5:47 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, in First Baptist Church, Oak Grove. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Harlan Heckel (01/18/12)
Harlan Wayne Heckel, age 83, of Cassville, died at 9:55 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 13, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Jerauld Fulton (01/18/12)
Jerauld R. Fulton, age 95, of Shell Knob, died on January 12. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Grace Community Fellowship Church in Shell Knob. Military funeral honors were conducted by the VFW Post #2203 of Shell Knob. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Helen Dunn (01/18/12)
Helen Louise Dunn, age 87, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Everton, died at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Lawrence County Manor. A funeral service, under the direction of Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller, will be held at 10 a. m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 in the New Home Baptist Church in Everton. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Grant Cemetery in Creighton...
George Barttrum (01/18/12)
George Albert Barttrum, 66, of Monett, passed away on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at 8:25 p.m. at Red Rose Inn in Cassville. He was born on March 31, 1945 in Monett, the son of Julia (Balmas) Barttrum and the late Wayne Barttrum. He was a retired janitor...
Wedding vows exchanged (01/18/12)
Janaye Rose Abramovitz and Jonathan Neal Atkinson were united in marriage at 5 p.m. on May 20, 2011, at Springhouse Gardens in Joplin. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Julie Abramovitz, of Pulaskifield, and the groom is the son of Stephen and Wendy Atkinson of Bangor, N. Ireland...
Couple to mark anniversary (01/18/12)
Pierce City Library News (01/18/12)
The Pierce City Library has two new books on tape. They are: "A Devil is Waiting" by Jack Higgins and "Copper Beach" by Jayne Ann Krentz. New DVDs include: Carolina Moon; The Best of the 80s: Magnum P.I.; Cutback; One Life, One Decision; and Yuma. New adult fiction titles include: "To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn" by Sandra Byrd, large print edition; "Revenge at Bella Terra: a Scarlet Deception Novel" by Christina Dodd, large print edition; "Believing the Lie" by Elizabeth George; and "Changes: Collegium Chronicles, Book Three" by Mercedes Lackey, large print edition.. ...
Monett Library News (01/18/12)
A "Family Movie at the Library" event will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m. A "Saturday Movie Matinee" will also be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. New adult fiction titles available at the Monett Branch Library include: "The Postmistress" by Sarah Blake; "Summer of Promise" by Amanda Cabot; "Love Blooms in Winter" by Lori Copeland; "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan; "Copper Beach" by Jayne Ann Krentz; "Secondhand Bride" by Linda Lael Miller; "Sinners and Saints" by Victoria Murray; "Wyoming Tough" by Diana Palmer; "Gun Games" by Kaye Kellerman; and "The Jaguar" by T. ...
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