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Stories from Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Trottier sentenced to 27 yrs (02/15/12)
An Arkansas man will spend 27 years in prison for the murder of a Golden business owner. Luke A. Trottier, 43, of Berryville, Ark., was sentenced to 26 years for murder in the second degree and 27 years for armed criminal action. The sentences, which were handed down by Senior Judge J. Edward Sweeney in Lawrence County Circuit Court on a change of venue, will run concurrently with the defendant required to serve 85 percent of the sentences...
Winter serenity (02/15/12)
Winter beauty Cold weather blew into Barry County over the weekend and dropped a couple inches of snow across the area on Monday. The serene image above was snapped by Dusty Reid, Roaring River State Park superintendent, on Tuesday morning. In two weeks, the Roaring River staff will welcome thousands of anglers back to the park for the start of the 2012 catch-and-keep season...
Habitat hosts successful event (02/15/12)
Nearly 500 local community members attended Habitat For Humanity of South Barry County's fundraising event held at the Cassville High School gymnasium on Saturday night. The event raised around $2,000 for the local organization. "It was fantastic," said Nora Young, Habitat president. "I think everybody had fun. I think the basketball players had a lot of fun. We had a pretty good team...
R-4 educators to retire (02/15/12)
After dedicating over 25 years of their careers and a good portion of their lives to the Cassville School District, Joe and Sue Cavness will be retiring at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Joe Cavness, who currently serves as the R-4 School District's operations director, earned his undergraduate degree in physical education at the University of Arkansas...
Luncheon to offer info on drug trends (02/15/12)
On Thursday, local community members will have the opportunity to learn about local illegal drug trends at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce's first quarterly luncheon of 2012. The event, which will feature Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force Agent John Luckey, will be held at the Barry County Museum at noon...
Monett man to serve 26 years for robbery (02/15/12)
A Monett man will spend 26 years in prison for his role in the robbery of an ATM at the Bank of America in Monett on Dec. 26, 2010, and a break-in at the Monett Area Workshop on Jan. 1, 2011. Ronald Scott Adams was sentenced to 12 years for robbery in the first degree, seven years for burglary in the second degree and seven years for assault in the second degree...
Chocolate treat wins big (02/15/12)
WIB goals for Monett (02/15/12)
There may be good news for the Missouri Career Center in Monett. Last fall, there was discussion among Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Southwest Missouri leaders about the possibility of shutting down the Monett office and offering a one-day-per- week mobile site for area residents to utilize...