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Stories from Monday, August 13, 2012

PC man wanted for murder (08/13/12)
A Pierce City man is wanted for murder in connection with the death of Able Ibarra, of Purdy. Martin Meza, also known as Carlos Gonzalez, age 28, has been charged with first degree murder, and his whereabouts are currently unknown. According to the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, Meza should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Citizens are urged to call 911 immediately if they come into contact with Meza or know where he can be apprehended...
Homicide victim identified (08/13/12)
By Lisa Schlichtman The body found in rural Lawrence County on Sunday morning has been identified as Able Ibarra, a 45-year-old hispanic male from Purdy. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office released the victim's name at 9:29 a.m. this morning. Ibarra's death is being investigated as a homicide...
Ernte Fest coming Aug. 17-18 in Freistatt (08/13/12)
Plans are complete for the Freistatt Lions Club's 39th annual Ernte Fest, to be held Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18 on the Ernte Fest grounds in Freistatt. The German heritage festival will again feature traditional German food plus rides, games and live music...
Fire Destroys Hay Barn (08/13/12)
Monett firefighters helped fight a fire on the Glenn and O.D. Cope farm, located approximately six miles southeast of Monett, on Friday. According to Monett Rural Fire Chief Larry Eden, neighbors burning trash started the fire, which quickly spread. ...
Industry Council meets over Hydro (08/13/12)
A special meeting of the Monett Industry Council was held on Aug. 7 to discuss ramifications of the closing of the extrusion division at the Monett Hydro Aluminum plant. The closing on Oct. 15 is expected to eliminate 140 manufacturing jobs while retaining 60 jobs in the remelt division...
SWACC rededicated to honor Ralph Scott (08/13/12)
"I'm pleased and humbled by this extremely high honor. Thank you," said Dr. Ralph Scott on Thursday at the dedication of the Scott Regional Technology Center. Dedication ceremonies were held prior to the beginning of the new school year at what had been the Southwest Area Career Center at Monett (SWACC). Around 70 people turned out for the ceremony...
News In Brief (08/13/12)
The Monett City Council will hold its August monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. Entries are being accepted for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce's annual Little Miss and Mister Houn Dawg and Little Miss and Mister Beagle pageant for children ages 4 to 10 on Saturday, Sept. ...
School districts impacted by assessed valuations (08/13/12)
Due to a decrease in assessed personal property valuations, area school districts could be required to increase operating tax levies during the 2012-13 school year. "Looking at the assessed valuations, we are seeing impacts of lost industry and jobs," said Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent. "We have seen around a $1.6 million loss in new construction and personal property assessed valuation...
Kings Prairie concert brings back musical memories (08/13/12)
Around 300 people turned out for the 13th annual Kings Prairie benefit concert at the historic Kings Prairie school, east of Monett, on Saturday night. The performers revelled in perfect weather and the scenic setting, providing nearly three hours of toe-tapping music...
MHS softball poised for big year (08/13/12)
Every starter from that Lady Cubs squad returns for action this season. "Returning everyone from last year's team is a huge advantage," said Monett head coach Ty Goetz. "We want to compete both for conference and district titles." Monett's biggest strength this season should be its overall experience...
Monett Fall Sports Pride Night (08/13/12)
Janis Tucker (08/13/12)
Janis Marie Daugherty Tucker, age 63, of Stella, died on Friday, Aug. 10. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 10 a.m. Tuesday, in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville...
Maynard Good (08/13/12)
Maynard Francis Good, age 76, of Shell Knob, died at 12:25 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob, Missouri. Burial will be in Painter Cemetery in Shell Knob, Missouri...
Charles Elliott (08/13/12)
Charles R. Elliott, age 62, of Gardner, Kan., died on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Medicalodges of Gardner, Kan. Graveside services were held on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter, Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory of Cassville...
William Kane (08/13/12)
William (Bill) Kane, age 80, of Golden, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Memorial services were on Saturday, Aug. 11, at White Funeral Home, in Cassville.
Edgar Glessner (08/13/12)
Edgar Max Glessner, age 75, of Aurora, died at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, in his home. , preceded him in death. A graveside service, under the direction of the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, was held on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri...
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