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Stories from Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wheaton chief recounts chilling details of murder (03/15/12)
Jurors did not have the chance to view Christopher Collings' videotaped confession today (Thursday) but instead listened to a detailed recounting of that confession from the police officer who got Collings to talk about his crimes on the day Rowan Ford's body was discovered in a cave near Powell...
Jury views graphic crime scene photos (03/15/12)
Graphic crime scene photos of 9-year-old Rowan Ford's dead body were shown to the jury during the third day of the Christopher Collings' capital murder trial in Rolla. One by one, close-up images of Rowan were displayed electronically on a large screen in the courtroom as FBI Special Agent Robert Stewart described what he photographed on Nov. ...
RIDING FOR A CAUSE (03/15/12)
Members of the Monett-area cycling group, the Flat Tire Gang, participated in their first organized ride on Sunday, March 4. The 71 Classic is a 76-mile out-and-back ride that benefits the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks. The ride extended from the south side of Fayetteville to Mountainberg, Ark. ...
Local women veterans are honored at recent ceremony (03/15/12)
The Hobbs-Anderson Unit #91 American Legion Auxiliary recognized area women veterans in the community with a ceremony held on Saturday, March 10, at the American Legion Post, downtown Monett. Every year Women's History Month is recognized in March. Missouri has 38,206 women veterans who served in and alongside the United States Armed Forces in order to secure and preserve freedom and liberty for Americans and allies...
Youth seat belt campaign to begin (03/15/12)
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies across the state March 15 through March 31 for an aggressive youth seat belt campaign. The effort is geared toward cracking down on Missouri's seat belt violators and to reduce highway fatalities...
OACAC centers awarded funds (03/15/12)
Funds will be awarded to Head Start programs located in Cassville, Butterfield, Shell Knob, Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon. OACAC Head Start's early childhood program provides high-quality education, health services, social service support and other opportunities for income-eligible families. The program helps children gain social competence, school readiness skills and confidence to succeed in preschool, school and life...
Access to host grand opening celebration (03/15/12)
Access Family Care Medical and Dental Clinics will host a grand opening celebration at 4016 North Main in Cassville beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 6. According to Dr. Don McBride, Access Family Care Clinics' chief executive officer, the new facility is more than six times the size of Access' 1,300-square-foot clinic in downtown Cassville. The new facility is 9,000 square feet...
Dr. Bill Banks is named pastor of Purdy First Baptist Church (03/15/12)
Dr. Bill Banks has been named the new pastor at the First Baptist Church in Purdy. Banks has been in the ministry since 1983 and has pastored six churches including New Site Baptist Church and Emmanuel Baptist Church. Banks and his family spent 25 to 30 years in Missouri where he also worked a secular job in law enforcement for approximately 17 years. Banks worked as a deputy for Barry County, was on the Monett Police Department and worked in Dade and Lawrence counties...
Local artists display work (03/15/12)
Seven local artists have 30 pieces of work on display through April 7 at Denali Dreams, located at 316 E. Broadway in Monett. Seven women participate in an informal group that meets regularly to paint local scenes or places they have traveled all over the world. Marti Frost, Geri Carey, Kay Stephens, Elner Medlin, Carolyn Grainger, Loretta Hurlbut and Kathy Kennedy have compiled a collection of their works for the month-long feature display...
Absentee voting continues for election (03/15/12)
Absentee voting for the April 3 general municipal election will continue through Monday, April 2. Absentee voting hours will be offered at the Barry County Clerk's office in Cassville from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voters must present one form of identification, such as a driver's license or a voter registration card...
SWACC to host second annual Transition and Resource Expo (03/15/12)
The Southwest Area Career Center will host the second annual Transition and Resource Expo from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. Fifty exhibitors have been invited to attend the event. Each exhibitor will provide information to those attending about the services that they provide...
Library awards contracts on work for area branches (03/15/12)
The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Directors awarded a contract for work on the Mt. Vernon and Cassville branches at the February meeting. Larry Snyder and Company, of Ozark, was the successful bidder for exterior work on both branches for a combined bid of $105,000 plus an estimated $1,500 for tuck pointing on the Cassville Branch. Other bidders were Alexander Construction, Grindstone Construction, Stan Bowman Construction, Dalton Killinger Construction and MTS...
Good Ole Days 3-15-12 (03/15/12)
100 YEARS AGO March 15, 1912 EIGHTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1932 SEVENTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1942 SIXTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1952 FIFTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1962 FORTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1972 THIRTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1982 TWENTY YEARS AGO March 15, 1992...
Michael Phillips (03/15/12)
Michael Carter Phillips, age 46, of Washburn, died at 9:54 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, in Mission Baptist Church, Washburn, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Roller Cemetery, Washburn...
Frank McCully (03/15/12)
Frank Elias McCully, 77, died on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in his home in Aurora. He was born on Feb. 4, 1935, to Jefferson David McCully and Josephine (Ball) McCully in Barry County, Missouri and graduated from Monett High School in 1952. He grew up in Monett then later moved to Aurora and purchased a cattle farm. He spent 45 years working for the Frisco Railroad and on the farm. His hobbies included watching the Cardinals, hunting and golfing with his family and friends...
Bob Marshall (03/15/12)
Bob Marshall, age 75, of Wheaton, died at 1:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, in McGuire Church, Viola, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in McGuire Cemetery, Viola...
Raymond Graves (03/15/12)
Raymond Noyes Graves, age 83, of Aurora, died at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 12, at the Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 16, in the Maple Park Cemetery...
Irma Flowers (03/15/12)
Irma M. Flowers, age 94, of Monett, MO, diedWednesday evening, March 14, 2012 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO. Services are pending at this time. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett.
Piano students attend festival (03/15/12)
Mariann Carrier entered three of her piano students in the Monett Cubs music festival held on March 3. Pictured above are the students who placed. From left, are: Meghan Gaines, I rating; Lane Witt, I rating; and Jake Bouchard, II rating. In February, a Valentine's Day party was held for the following students: Aidan Branch, Kate Huntress, Savannah Miller, Lane Witt, Gye Bouchard, Haley Gaines, Bailie Stine, Jerika Brown, Selah Whisman, Meghan Gaines and Jake Bouchard. ...
PC Library News (03/15/12)
New DVDs at the Pierce City Branch Library include: Cyberbully: Words can hurt; Puss in Boots; The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe; The Three Diablos; Veggie Tales: If I Sang a Silly Song; Alleged; The Outsiders; Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred; Anonymous; and Change of Habit...
Dorothy Osterloh presents program at monthly Dorcas Ladies Aid meet (03/15/12)
The Dorcas Ladies Aid met for the March meeting in the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt. The meeting was called to order by Judy Lehde, president. Shirley Stanford gave the opening worship entitled "Why Lent." The group followed by singing "Come to Calvary's Holy Mountain," accompanied by Shirley Brandt, pianist...
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 3/14/12 (03/15/12)
Springfield, MO- Livestock Marketing Center: Feeder Cattle Auction Report for 3/14/12 (03/15/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 03/16/12 (03/15/12)
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