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Stories from Monday, May 14, 2012

News in Brief (05/14/12)
Flags are to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, May 15, for Police Officers Memorial Day, reports Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 in Monett. The Monett High School Drama Department will present four short plays at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in the high school commons...
Relay for Life raises over $61,000 for the American Cancer Society (05/14/12)
The 17th annual Relay for Life was held Friday and Saturday at Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was back in its original location, moved from South Park, due to construction of the Monett Area YMCA. Volunteers raised $61,738.37 for the battle against cancer...
Collings gets death sentence (05/14/12)
A judge has sentenced Christopher Collings to death for the November 2007 murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford. Phelps County Circuit Court Judge Mary Sheffield pronounced Collings' sentence on Friday, marking the end of a four and a half year legal battle...
Purdy High School 2012 class steps into future (05/14/12)
The 41 graduates in the Purdy High School Class of 2012 heard reflections on their years together and lessons for life from guest speaker Carl Wethington during commencement exercises on Saturday. Following the entrance to music played by the Purdy band, directed by James Adams, class member Quinlan O'Hagan read a poem about the "dents and dings" incurred over a dozen years of schooling together. ...
Long-time educator earns teacher recognition (05/14/12)
The winner of April's Teacher of the Month award has enjoyed a career in education that has spanned over three decades. Don Tuck is currently enjoying his 31st year of educating young people as a member of the faculty at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC) in Monett...
Crash injures local resident (05/14/12)
A single-vehicle crash on Farm Road 2150, about four miles south of Mt. Vernon, resulted in serious injuries to a Mt. Vernon man. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, when the driver of a 1988 Yamaha dirt bike, John L. Jiles, 33, of Mt. Vernon, ran off the roadway and struck a metal corner post...
Bids are reviewed at council meeting (05/14/12)
Two aldermen were sworn in at Verona City Council's April meeting. George Strawn and Matt Pruente took the oath of office during the April meeting of the Verona City Council. Aldermen reviewed bids to finish improvements on an unused room at City Hall...
Markus Ritchie (05/14/12)
Markus Monroe Ritchie, age 85, of Cassville, died at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Burial with military honors will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Larry Robbins (05/14/12)
Larry A. Robbins, age 65, died on Saturday, May 12, at his home in Shell Knob. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 14, at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter. Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home in Cassville.
William Weldy (05/14/12)
William Jennings "Bill" Weldy, age 86, of Verona, died at 11:04 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services are under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora and will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Aurora Baptist Temple with burial at Lee Cemetery...
L.B. Jones (05/14/12)
L. B. Jones, age 64, of Wheaton, died at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, in Roller Cemetery, Washburn, under direction of McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
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