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Stories from Monday, March 19, 2012

Autopsy results presented in murder trial (03/19/12)
A narrow "scrape" that circled the neck of 9-year-old Rowan Ford was all the physical evidence the forensic pathologist needed to determine "ligature strangulation" as the 9-year-old's cause of death. Jurors spent most of the morning of the seventh day of Christopher Collings' capital murder trial on Monday listening to Dr. Keith Norton provide the details of the physical injuries Rowan suffered before she died...
R-1 Board hears of program growth (03/19/12)
Details on activities in Jefferson City that could potentially impact the Monett R-1 School District were among several reports offered at the regular February meeting of the Monett Board of Education. Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann said state legislators are considering many of the same issues that surfaced at the last General Assembly. ...
'Remember the Fallen' exhibit here this week (03/19/12)
Monett will host a very special pictorial exhibit, "Remembering Our Fallen from Missouri," at the Southwest Missouri Area Career Center (SWACC), located at 2 David Sippy Drive in Monett. The exhibit, which contains photos of Missouri soldiers who died in the War on Terror, will be on display from Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25...
Hispanic coordinator joins Drury University (03/19/12)
Monett's Drury College campus now has a Hispanic outreach coordinator to assist Latino students in preparing to enroll in college courses locally. Luis  Cecenas, a recent graduate of the local Drury program, started making high school visits to local schools in January, making connections with graduating seniors and their families, helping them navigate the sometimes-complicated enrollment and financial processes...
Building fun through Monett's park program (03/19/12)
Ken Dudzik, chairman of the Monett United Fund, recently presented a check for $1,800 to Kirk Verhoff, president of the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League to benefit the program. Over the course of four years, the group has rebuilt dugouts in five of the ball fields at Monett's North Park. The program allows about 400 youth the opportunity to participate on one of 35 teams that play in the area. Games should be getting underway the first week of May in Monett...
Monett City Council plans busy meeting (03/19/12)
Three points of discussion and financial action is scheduled for the regular March monthly meeting of the Monett City Council, slated for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Council members will review a proposed agreement between the city and the Monett R-1 School District for sharing costs of having a school resource officer. The position has been vacant since the last officer left the department in 2011...
Good times at Freistatt carnival (03/19/12)
The Trinity Lutheran School Carnival in Freistatt was held in conjuction with National Lutheran Week.
Monett winter athletes honored at banquet (03/19/12)
Monett High School hosted its winter sports Award Night last Wednesday night. Boys and girls basketball players and wrestlers were recognized by their coaches for their efforts during the 2011-2012 season. Ty Goetz, boys basketball coach, Derreck Uhl, girls basketball coach, and Daryl Bradley, wrestling coach, handed out awards and varsity letters in their respective sports. Athletes recognized during the Awards Night are listed below...
Lisa Smith (03/19/12)
Lisa Cathleen Smith, age 60, of Shell Knob, died at 7:57 a.m. on Friday, March 16. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
Irma Flowers (03/19/12)
Irma Minnie Flowers, age 94, of Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett, Mo., passed away at 11:44 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Irma was born on Feb. 21, 1918 in Monett, the daughter of Fred William Meyer and Alma Helen (Lampe) Meyer...
James Dewitt (03/19/12)
James Ray Dewitt, age 52, of Evanston, Wyo., formerly of Washburn, died on March 13. Graveside services were held on Monday, March 19, at the Roller Cemetery in Washburn. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.
Jimmie Carter (03/19/12)
Jimmie Lee Carter, age 69, of Cassville, died at 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
Frank Carpenter (03/19/12)
Frank B. Carpenter, age 90, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 9:37 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2012 while at the Lacoba Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness. Frank was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Ada, Okla., the son of Leck Carpenter and Leona (Robinson) Carpenter...
Luria Brattin (03/19/12)
Luria "Dorisalee" Brattin, age 82, of Wheaton, died at 5:04 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 19, in Wheaton Southern Baptist Church, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial was in Dice Cemetery, Fairview...
Mary Bowman (03/19/12)
Mary Louise Bowman, 86, of Purdy, Missouri passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 18th, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Mary was born on May 30, 1925 to Raymond and Della Smith, just east of Purdy, Mo. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Doyle Bowman, of Purdy...
Frances Barr (03/19/12)
Frances Barr, nee Brite, 93, of Mascoutah, Ill., born Sept. 20, 1918 in Monett, Mo., died on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at MarKa Nursing Home in Mascoutah, Ill. Frances was a retired school teacher and member of the First Baptist Church in Mascoutah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin J. ...
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