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Stories from Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Murder charges against David Spears are dismissed (09/26/12)
Murder and rape charges have been dismissed against the stepfather of 9-year-old murder victim Rowan Ford. On Sept. 26, David Spears, 29, of Stella, accepted the terms of a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a Class C felony, and hindering prosecution, a Class D felony, at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Waynesville...
Plea agreement reached in Ford murder case (09/26/12)
The stepfather of nine-year-old murder victim, Rowan Ford, was sentenced this morning to 11 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement with Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox. The charges of murder in the first degree, forcible rape and statutory rape against David Spears, 29, of Stella, were dismissed during a specially scheduled hearing at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Waynesville...
Remembrance ceremony honors POWs/MIAs (09/26/12)
Members of the Tom Wolfe Memorial VFW Post #4207 and its Ladies Auxiliary conducted their annual remembrance ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21 to honor soldiers missing in action or held as prisoners of war at the Monett IOOF Cemetery. Post representatives gathered at the grave of Tom Wolfe, who was killed in the Vietnam War...
Purdy Council looks at city projects (09/26/12)
Aldermen in Purdy looked at city projects and activities during the September city council meeting. A bid from Hutchens Construction was reviewed for two street surfacing projects. Work involved placing a two-inch overlay on Business Highway 37 from the north to the south city limits and Washington Street from the Business Highway 37 to Ninth Street...
Harvest Prince, Princess voting underway (09/26/12)
Voting is now underway for the Harvest Prince and Princess in the first Pride of Pierce City Harvest Fest, slated for Oct. 6 in Pierce City. Candidates for the titles are: Collection cans have been placed at Casey's General Store, Flummerfelt's Town and Country Supermarket and City Hall for the penny-a-vote contest. Candidates collecting the most money will be crowned at 12:15 p.m. at the festival...
News in Brief (09/26/12)
The VFW Post #4207 Ladies Auxiliary will host a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the post, located west of Monett on Highway 60. The menu will consist of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, salad, dessert, coffee or tea. The cost is $6...
Alexander McNair Chapter review article on Petraeus (09/26/12)
The Alexander McNair Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Monett. Regent Bonnie Yetter welcomed everyone and led the group in the recitation of the DAR Ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, the American's Creed, the Pledge to the State of Missouri, and the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America. ...
Area residents fight for MDA (09/26/12)
Emilee Sooter and Lexi Witherow were among the volunteers working with the Pierce City Fire Department on Labor Day weekend who collected donations to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The Pierce City Fire Department collected $414 for the effort...
Painting with paper (09/26/12)
The Mt. Vernon Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will host a "Painting with Paper" class at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the library, located at 206 Water St. in Mt. Vernon. Instructor Diane Heisner will teach participants how to paint a picture using scraps of colored paper. Materials will be provided...
Art in the Library (09/26/12)
The Mt. Vernon Branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will host Art 201 with Lu Faucett at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the library, located at 206 Water St. in Mt. Vernon. Faucett will continue building on the pencil shading and perspective techniques taught in the 101 class. Pencils, paper and other materials will be provided. All skill levels are invited to attend...
Pierce City Library news (09/26/12)
The Pierce City Branch Library has a display of whimsical teapots, on loan from patron Dawn Dixon. Dixon has been collecting since her teen years. Upcoming events at the Pierce City Branch Library include the weekly Homework Hour at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, story time at 10:30 a.m. onn Wednesdays and the Bookworm Club held on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. Crafternoon Delights Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m.every Tuesday...
Greenman observes 100th birthday (09/26/12)
Greenman was born Oct. 6, 1912. She lives with her daughter, Ethelwyn Strong, in Monett. Cards may be addressed in care of Strong at 1207 Autumn Court, Monett, MO 65708. The family requests no gifts...
Jewell Boothe (09/26/12)
Jewell Frances Boothe, age 88, of Wheaton, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Burial will be in Muncie Chapel Cemetery, Wheaton. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton...
Eldon Boxley (09/26/12)
Eldon Troy Boxley, age 77, of Springfield, died at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in Hickman Cemetery, Washburn, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 until 12:30 p.m...
Linda Burton (09/26/12)
Linda Jane Burton, age 58, of Aurora, Mo., passed away at 11:39 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at her home. She was born on Nov. 8, 1953, in Knoxville, Iowa and lived most of her early years in Kirksville, Mo. In1988, she moved to the Aurora Community and was currently working in housekeeping for Cox Hospital in Monett. On July 1, 1989, she married Bennie Burton in Chula, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2009. Linda loved yard sales, auctions and going to the casino...
Richard Sooter (09/26/12)
Richard Aaernd Sooter, 49, of Wentworth, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo. He was born in Monett, Mo. on Jan. 6, 1963, the son of Ray and Agnes (Coker) Sooter. He was a welder Richard is survived by his wife, Timi; both parents, Ray and Agnes; two sons, Aaron Bray, Hutchenson, Kan., and Michael Sooter, Wentworth; two daughters, Crystal Sooter, and Kelsey Walters, both of Monett; two brothers, Calvin Sooter, North Carolina, and Kenneth Sooter, Texas; six sisters, Barbara Crawford, Florida, Berm Arnold, Lampe, Mo., Lovenia Beckett, Arkansas, Lori Shoemaker, Branson, Mo., Sheila Noble, Peirce City, and Debbie Sooter, Pierce City; and five grandchildren.. ...
Robert Smith (09/26/12)
Robert "Bob" Smith, age 76, of Holiday Island, Ark., formerly of Eagle Rock, died on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Brighton Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Eureka Springs, Ark. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at the White Funeral Home in Cassville...
Audrey Borders (09/26/12)
Audrey Else Borders, 90, of Monett, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Cox Monett Hospital in Monett, Mo. She was born on July 19, 1922, in Dehart, Ky., the daughter of the late Alanzo and Cora (Combs) Evans. She was married to Ova E. Cox in 1937, she then married Edwin Borders in 1992 and he preceded her in death in 1996...
Clifford Caruthers (09/26/12)
Clifford Mack Caruthers died suddenly at his home in Columbia, Mo., on Aug. 27, 2012. He was 76. Born in Saffordville, Kan., on Dec. 19, 1935, to Clifford Maurice Caruthers and Anna Marie (Bridges) Caruthers, he spent his first six years in Saffordville, and remembered playing and listening to St. Louis Cardinals' games on the radio at his uncles' garage...
Beyer-Heeter to wed (09/26/12)
Krystal Beyer and Chris Heeter, both of Shell Knob, wish to announce their forthcoming wedding. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 in Pierce City. The bride-elect is the daughter of Rob and Karen Beyer, of Shell Knob. She is a graduate of Cassville High School Class of 2007...
Springfield Livestock Marketing Center: Special Dairy Sale for 9/25/12 (09/26/12)
Buffalo - Buffalo Livestock Market: Monthly Sheep and Goat Auction for 09-25-12 (09/26/12)
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