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Stories from Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Emotional testimony offered in trial's second phase (03/21/12)
The last time Tammy Marshall saw Rowan Ford alive, the 9-year-old went skipping by her on the playground of Triway Elementary School with her long hair tied back in a pretty ponytail. "She looked so happy," said Marshall, who was one of Rowan's teachers and one of six witnesses the prosecution called to the stand on Wednesday during the first day of the penalty phase of Christopher Collings' murder trial...
Miss Missouri draws strength from families (03/21/12)
Students at Monett High School heard from a variety of speakers discussing current events on Contemporary Issues Awareness Day, March 16. Sydney Friar, 2011 Miss Missouri, spoke of reconnecting with family. "Family doesn't necessarily mean your blood ties," Friar said. "It is your community, your peers and your teachers...
Bi-county GOP caucuses receive big turn-out (03/21/12)
Republican caucuses in Barry and Lawrence counties met last week drew large numbers and selected delegates for Seventh District and state conventions in different ways. Both caucuses ran for around three hours. "It was very interesting," said Barbara White, chairperson of the Barry Council Republican Party. "There were a lot of people we didn't know."...
St. Patrick's celebration at St. Lawrence Catholic Church (03/21/12)
A St. Patrick's Day "Luck of the Irish Party" was held on March 17 at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church parish hall.
Strawberry Festival plans detailed for Monett Kiwanians (03/21/12)
Businessman and downtown Monett promoter Shaun Bennett described plans for the 2012 Strawberry Festival in Monett at last week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Bennett, introduced by program chairman Jon Suit, thanked the Kiwanians and the City of Monett for supporting the festival in its first year. For the second year, Bennett said the festival would expand, extending from Third Street to east of Fifth Street...
Strawberry Festival plans detailed for Monett Kiwanians (03/21/12)
Businessman and downtown Monett promoter Shaun Bennett described plans for the 2012 Strawberry Festival in Monett at last week's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club. Bennett, introduced by program chairman Jon Suit, thanked the Kiwanians and the City of Monett for supporting the festival in its first year. For the second year, Bennett said the festival would expand, extending from Third Street to east of Fifth Street...
Jack Henry introduces product assisting heathcare field (03/21/12)
Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates (JHA) has expanded the company's potential by introducing a new product for the healthcare industry. JHA's ProfitStars division has unveiled a new feature in its BusinessManager product. BusinessManager is a proven program enabling financial institutions to provide initial and ongoing cash to creditworthy businesses in exchange for their accounts receivable...
Randall returns to Monett to join law firm (03/21/12)
Jim Randall is a recent addition to the ranks of attorneys in Monett. A 1998 Monett High School graduate and the son of longtime Monett attorney James Randall, Jim joined the law firm of Randall, Boxx and Masri in January and is enjoying practicing in Monett...
Four arrested for LawCo cattle thefts (03/21/12)
Four men, including a Cassville resident, have been arrested and charged with the theft of cattle in Lawrence County. Those arrested for the thefts include: Winston Wood, 17, of Cassville; Taylor Mayes, 18, and Marcus Nelson, 18, both of Monett; and Darrion Pierce, 17, of Purdy...
Schad files for commissioner (03/21/12)
Gary Schad, a Purdy resident, has filed for the office of Northern Barry County Commissioner. Schad, 37, is a life-long resident of Barry County with traditional roots and a conservative upbringing. "I feel it is time for our generation to get involved in our local government," Schad said. "Now, more than ever, we need smart, strong leaders with fresh ideas and skills to tackle the issues within our county."...
Hutchens seeks BarCo office (03/21/12)
A Kings Prairie agribusinessman has announced his candidacy for northern commissioner of Barry County. Tom Hutchens has added his name to the growing field of candidates. A native of Wheaton, Hutchens has won elected office as a commissioner for the Kings Prairie Special Road District for more than 20 years...
Monett youth qualify for wrestling championship (03/21/12)
The Monett Youth Wrestling Club competed in the Missouri USA Wrestling State Series District 5 Championships in Neosho last weekend. Thirty-six Monett wrestlers participated in the event with 33 Cubs advanceing to the Region C Championship in Ozark on Saturday...
Pauline Strong (03/21/12)
Pauline O. Strong, age 92, of Wentworth, died at 12:07 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Patricia Coleman (03/21/12)
Patricia Ann Coleman, age 74, of Aurora, formally of Roscoe, Mo., died at 4:12 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, at the Lockwood Cemetery in Lockwood...
Mary Bowman (03/21/12)
Mary Louise Bowman, 86, of Purdy, Mo. passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 18, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Mary was born on May 30, 1925 to Raymond and Della Smith just east of Purdy, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Doyle Bowman of Purdy...
Barbara Smith (03/21/12)
Barbara Jo Smith passed from this life on March 17, 2012 at the age of 78. She was born in Washburn, Mo. to Norma (Varner) Scott and Major Elliott Scott. On Sept. 24, 1982, her beloved husband, Blaine, left this life to live with the Lord at the age of 52. They had been married 31 years at the time. He and Barbara were married at a very young age as they had a "Love at first sight" love affair...
Dan Aganbright (03/21/12)
Dan Charles Arganbright, age 69, of Golden, died at 1:09 p.m., on Monday, March 19, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m., on Friday, March 23, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Crane, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Birth announcement (03/21/12)
Janeicka and Will Hays, of Pierce City, announce the birth of their daughter, Serena Janele, born on March 13 at Mercy Hospital in Aurora. She weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches. Grandparents are: Vince and Janelle Witt, of Pierce City and Floyd and Sherry Hays, of Marionville. ...
Birth announcement (03/21/12)
Francois and Kimberly du Plessis, of Jonesboro, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Kathleen Ahna du Plessis, born on Feb. 28 weighing seven pounds and six ounces. Grandparents are Doyle and Joan Kilman, of Walnut Ridge, Ark. and Kobus and Patsy du Plessis, of Monett. Great-grandparents are: Archie and the late Kathleen Williams, of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; Pennie du Plessis, of Monett; the late Annetjie Van Rooyen/Ellisras, of South Africa; and the late Steve du Plessis...
Archie Provance (03/21/12)
Archie "Ray" Provance, age 87, of Aurora, died at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the Aurora Nursing Center. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 23, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, in Aurora, with burial at the Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 in the funeral home chapel...
Couple to wed in April (03/21/12)
Lana Smith, of Verona, and Craig Reavis, of Crane, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and the late Betty Smith, of Verona. She is a 1992 graduate of Purdy High School and is office support assistant at the Department of Social Services in Aurora. ...
Couple to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary (03/21/12)
Jim and Dorthy Jones, of Mt. Vernon, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at The MARC Recreation Center in Mt. Vernon. The couple were united in marriage on March 23, 1962 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. They have two children, Kelly Holcomb and Marlin Jones, deceased. Tim, Kelly and Clint Holcomb will host the event with the omission of gifts requested. Friends and family are invited to attend...
Nominees honored in Mercy's king and queen of hearts (03/21/12)
Emily Young, of Aurora, and Doyne "Neal" Brown, of Cassville, were both nominated for the 22nd annual Ozark King and Queen of Hearts. The celebration was presented by Mercy's Heart Institute and was held at Hammons Heart Institute in Springfield. The event recognizes individuals and their family members who have made substantial and inspiring life changes to avoid additional heart problems...
Pierce City Library News (03/21/12)
The Pierce City Branch Library has added two DVDs. They are The Wager and Muppet Treasure Island. A new CD book entitled "Celebrity in Death" by J.D. Robb has been added. New adult fiction titles include: "Another Piece of My Heart" by Jane Green; and "True Blue" by Diana Palmer...
Monett Library News (03/21/12)
The next Wii gaming event will be held at the Monett Branch Library on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. All ages are invited to attend the free event. For more information, contact the library. New adult fiction titles available at the Monett Branch Library include: "Running the Rift" by Naomi Benaron; "Death of Kings" by Bernard Cornwell; "Missing Your Smile" by Jerry S. ...
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