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Stories from Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Man gets 27 years for 2006 shooting death (02/15/12)
An Arkansas man will spend 27 years in prison for the murder of a Golden business owner. Luke A. Trottier, 43, of Berryville, Ark., was sentenced to 26 years for murder in the second degree and 27 years for armed criminal action. The sentences, which were handed down by Senior Judge J. Edward Sweeney in Lawrence County Circuit Court on a change of venue, will run concurrently with the defendant required to serve 85 percent of the sentences...
Sledding with a smile (02/15/12)
Smiles showed how much Erica Ballentino and Cheyanne Ferguson, both from Monett, enjoyed their run on the sledding hill at Monett's South Park on Monday. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
Truck rollover response (02/15/12)
Employees from Tyson Foods in Monett were called to recover chickens from a rollover crash involving a Tyson live haul truck that occurred Monday afternoon just behind Hydro-Aluminum on Industrial Drive in Monett. The truck was hauling between 6,000 and 8,000 birds for processing. Complex manager David Young said the inclement weather and road conditions may have played a large part in what caused the crash...
Judge to sentence farm theft suspect (02/15/12)
A McDowell man is scheduled to be sentenced today in Stone County Circuit Court in Galena on 10 counts of receiving stolen farm equipment. Richard Hert, 48, will be sentenced by Judge Alan Blankenship. The case was moved from Barry County to Stone County on a change of venue...
Wanted: return of flash drives (02/15/12)
David Compton, director of the Barry County Office of Emergency Management, is offering a reward for the return of four computer flash drive units that were stolen from his vehicle on Sunday, Feb. 12. "I was at home in Monett for just a few minutes and went into the house before heading to the emergency management office," Compton explained. ...
Cattle are stolen from area farm (02/15/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are searching for thieves that struck two rural Lawrence County farms sometime between Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. The thefts occurred within a mile of each other on Highway H just north of Monett...
Monett Municipal Court remains busy (02/15/12)
Monett Municipal Court had one of its busiest years in 2011, according to the annual report issued by Mechele Tharp, municipal court clerk. The total number of cases was nearly the same as in 2010, but Judge Michael D. Garrett resolved 7 percent more cases and included fines paid by almost 9 percent...
Monett City Council to accept comments at meeting Friday (02/15/12)
Monett City Council members will hear public views on two proposed ordinance changes during their February meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in council chambers. One of the proposed changes will drop requirements for annexation to extend water and sewer service to customers outside of the city limits. The current policy has been on the books since 1994...
New slant planned for youth steer show (02/15/12)
Lawrence County 4-H and FFA members may participate in a new steer carcass project in 2012 as part of the Lawrence County Youth Fair (LCYF). The intent is to enhance the steer show with high-tech educational activities that conclude with a carcass evaluation in August at Cloud's Meats in Carthage. The basic rules for the program follow the guidelines of the 2012 LCYF. This allows steers to be shown and participate in the premium sale on June 2 at the LCYF at the Ernte Fest grounds in Freistatt...
Crews respond to first snowfall (02/15/12)
Monett Street Department crews had their first chance to dig into their winter snow removal duties on Monday when the Monett area received around two inches of snowfall. "Not bad for the 13th of February--that's the first day of snow," said Russ Balmas, street superintendent. "I don't think the guys miss it too much."...
Monett Cubs wrestling is off to Columbia (02/15/12)
The Monett High School student body assembled to wish the wrestling team good luck in the form of a victory tunnel this morning. Chase Brennan, Kedrick Brink, Chris Renteria, Devon Overall and Matt Wentz are headed to Columbia to represent and compete for Monett. Coach Daryl Bradley knows that Monett was close to having a lot more qualify for the event but is encouraged by this group's success...
Wildcats hang on in overtime to down Cubs (02/15/12)
The Cassville Wildcats basketball team survived a ferocious comeback attempt by the Monett Cubs and escaped Monett with a 60-56 victory Tuesday night. "I am proud of my boys tonight," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "We showed a lot of heart storming back to force overtime. We used a lot of energy to get back into the game and didn't quite have enough left in the tank to get over the hump."...
Lawrence County restaurants inspected (02/15/12)
By Melonie Roberts The Environmental Services division of the Lawrence County Health Department inspected 32 area food service establishments during the month of January. Of that group, 21 establishments had critical violations and eight had only non-critical violations...
Herbert Richmond (02/15/12)
Herbert George Richmond, age 82, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at his home. Arrangements have been conducted by the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Doris Hubert (02/15/12)
Doris Lea Hubert, age 71, of Mt. Vernon, died at 4:45 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 in her home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, with burial at the Mt. Vernon IOOF Cemetery.
John Foland (02/15/12)
John O. Foland, age 73, of Jenkins, died on Feb. 10. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Loren Cole (02/15/12)
Loren Cole, age 90, of Monett, died on Tuesday Feb. 14 at his home. Full arrangements will be announced later. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Helen Clover (02/15/12)
Helen Roberta Clover, 91, of Marionville (formerly of Purdy) passed away on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 at Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville. She was born on May 21, 1920 in Enid, Okla., the daughter of the late William and Golda (Moody) Roach. She was united in marriage to Earl Clover in 1941 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2006...
Ray Carver (02/15/12)
Ray Allen Carver, age 93, of Pierce City, passed away on Feb. 13 at Mercy St. John's in Springfield. Ray was born on Nov. 6, 1918 in Lawrence County, just east of Wentworth, Mo., the son of Andrew and Lydia Ford Carver. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the Dry Valley Community where he was reared with nine other siblings...
Class for female farmers planned (02/15/12)
University of Missouri Extension will be offering a farm management class called Annie's Project. The first of six sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 12 at Newton County Extension Center on the Crowder Campus in Neosho. The class will meet on Monday nights for six weeks...
Show-Me-Select heifer meeting is set for Feb. 20 in Mt. Vernon (02/15/12)
The Show-Me-Select (SMS) beef heifer development program has created quite a stir in the beef industry. The forward-thinking, high technology effort was initiated in the Show-Me state in 1996 through the efforts of University of Missouri Extension faculty on campus and across the state...
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