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Stories from Thursday, June 21, 2012

First wall is raised at sixth Habitat home (06/21/12)
The first wall was raised on the Monett-Purdy Habitat for Humanity's sixth house on Saturday, June 16 on East Nellie in Monett. Sharra Meadows, future resident of the new home, was present for the event along with PlayPower employees and Habitat board members. The PlayPower employees were members of a community action team directed by Tina Swearingin...
Murder for hire sends Mock to prison for life (06/21/12)
A Cassville woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for her involvement in a murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Novinger man in 2006. Katherine Mock, 57, was sentenced to life in prison by a federal judge in St. Louis on Monday. Elain Kay Young, 56, of Novinger, Mock's alleged accomplice in the murder for hire, also received a life sentence for her role in the shooting death of Young's fourth husband, Melvin B. Griesbauer, 48, on March 23, 2006...
PC council to consider tower ordinance (06/21/12)
Pierce City aldermen visited a number of issues during their June meeting, including a request from Verizon to put a tower in the city. According to the proposal, Verizon is seeking to share a tower with AT&T, but if that option fails, would like to locate a separate structure inside the city...
Road districts prepare summer projects (06/21/12)
Area road district commissioners and maintenance foremen have began plans for summer projects. The Monett Special Road District has targeted roads in both Lawrence and Barry counties. Clayton Bunch, foreman for the Monett district, said nearly three and a half miles of overlay are planned. ...
Festive Occasion in Verona (06/21/12)
Hispanic dancers, at left, provided entertainment at the Verona Sacred Heart Summerfest on last Saturday. The event featured food, games, live entertainment, and drawings for $2,000 worth of prizes. Dillon Freiburger, a member of Verona's Sacred Heart Catholic Church mans the dunk tank at last Saturday's Summerfest event. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]...
Weekend jet ski crash at Eagle Rock (06/21/12)
A Holiday Island, Ark., man was injured in a jet ski crash at Eagle Rock on Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, when the operator of a 2003 Bombardier jet ski, Eric A. McPhail, 34, of Holiday Island, Ark., became inattentive and was thrown from the watercraft...
Two killed in area crashes (06/21/12)
An Aurora woman was killed in a crash that occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday on Highway ZZ about three miles west of Marionville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 1999 Plymouth Breeze, Jessica S. Henry, 31, of Aurora, skidded off the highway and struck an embankment. She was not wearing a seat belt...
News In Brief (06/21/12)
Bluegrass, country and gospel music concerts continue at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at the First Christian Church, Pleasant and Washington in Aurora, one block from the square. Musicians are welcome. Donations are appreciated. Future concerts will be held on July 6 and 20...
SEMINARY COUPLE GRADUATES (06/21/12)
Hugo and Norma Villagrana, former Monett residents, received master of divinity degrees from St. Paul School of Theology, in Kansas City, during the seminary's 51st commencement convocation. Hugo is the son of Fausto and Alma Villagrana, of Monett. The couple currently co-pastor Hyde Valley and South Park United Methodist churches in St. Joseph. Hugo is pictured above at left and Norma on right...
Communities gear up for Fourth of July (06/21/12)
Area communities are gearing up for their annual Fourth of July celebrations, which are only two weeks away. Both Shell Knob and Eagle Rock will hold fireworks shows on Wednesday, July 4. Fire and Thunder The Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce will hold its 37th annual Fire and Thunder Fireworks display on Table Rock Lake at 9:30 p.m. on July 4...
Area girls return from Nashville singing engagement (06/21/12)
Three southwest Missouri teens have returned from Nashville, Tenn., after appearing at the Country Music Association Music Fest in the young country groups division. The trio Totally unTamed is composed of Jacy Taylor, 13, of Purdy, Miranda Garrer, 15, of Nixa, and Rachel Wentler, 15, of Springfield. They have sung together for three years...
Deese to Perform (06/21/12)
Country music recording artist Michael Deese will perform during a fundraising event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the South Park in Pierce City. Deese won singer/songwriter of the year in 2009 and comes from a musical family, his father having played for Elvis Presley and both his mother and brother both writing songs. ...
Music festivals, summer shows, rodeos, concerts in week ahead (06/21/12)
This week in Monett: At Denali Dreams, 316 E. Broadway, singer songwriter John Clapper performs at 7 p.m. on Friday. This week in Springfield: Missouri State University's Tent Theatre presents a female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" on Friday, Saturday, and June 26 and 28, with a male version on Saturday, June 25 and 27. Shows are on the lawn behind Craig Hall, near Grand and National...
Missouri Guardsman leaves for Kuwait (06/21/12)
SPRINGFIELD---- In an auditorium packed with around 700 friends, Family and community members, the Missouri National Guard's 935th Aviation Support Battalion said goodbye before leaving for a yearlong deployment to Kuwait. "Today we have gathered to salute the 935th Support Battalion, who put themselves in harm's way for the sake of their country," said U.S. ...
Monett WaterThrashers shine at Nevada meet (06/21/12)
"Awesome swims at the Dual last night Waterthrashers!" Monett coach Christin Janssen said on her weekly blog. "I enjoyed seeing many best times, great swims and many many first swims. It was fun to see you have fun after a couple weeks of really hard work!"...
Guerin finds new home at Pierce City (06/21/12)
Rob Guerin, concluded the 2010-2011 basketball season guiding the Crane Pirates to the MSHSAA Class 2 championship. Two years later, Guerin has been hired to coach the Pierce City girls in 2012-13. The position became vacant with the move of Tiffany Dirks to Carl Junction after a year as the Lady Eagles' head coach...
Tourney Champions (06/21/12)
The Zingers, 12-and-under softball team, recently won the Monett June Jam and the Joplin Rawling's Challenge tournaments. The Zingers consist of players from Purdy, Pierce City, Cassville and Washburn. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Ragan Blinzler, Taylor Swindle, Ashlea Large, Hallie Henderson and Ali Raley. Second row: coach Brooke Swadley, Tori Cole, Amber Large, Casey Ellison, Mikey Schad, Sami House and coach Jeff Swadley. Third row: coaches Max Ellison and Jay Henderson...
Bernice Hazen (06/21/12)
Bernice Hazen, age 90, of Carbondale, Kan., formerly of Cassville, died Monday, June 18. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, in Oak Hill Cemetery Church, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Richard Carlin (06/21/12)
Richard Carlin, age 61, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Monett, died on Friday, June 15, at Washington Regional Hospital in Springdale. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett...
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