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Stories from Monday, January 16, 2012

Monett's 2012 Rose Court (01/16/12)
Tornado as seen through the eyes of the chief (01/16/12)
Joplin Fire Chief Mitch Randles walked members of the Monett Kiwanis Club through the events and aftermath of the May 22, 2011, tornado during the club's quarterly night meeting last week. Randles, a 21-year veteran with the Joplin Fire Department, had been chief for a year before the tornado. Good fortune and help from friends within the emergency services community provided much of what the community needed to respond to its situation...
Who will be named the Cutest Couple? (01/16/12)
Do you and your better half have what it takes to be crowned as the area's cutest couple? Beginning this Wednesday, The Monett Times is hosting the Scott Photography Cutest Couple Contest, the newspaper's latest online event. Couples of all ages are encouraged to go online to www.monett-times.com/contest, submit a photo of themselves and enter the contest for a chance to win $300 in prizes...
LawCo officials release budget (01/16/12)
The Lawrence County Commission has proposed a $4.3 million budget for 2012. The fiscal road map is a $100,000 increase over the 2011 budget and nearly $400,000 above what was actually spent last year. Budget requests to the commission ran $1 million more than the approved 2011 budget. Commissioners are proposing reducing the requests by 17 percent...
Free tax assistance is offered to seniors (01/16/12)
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging (SWMOA) in partnership with the IRS will offer free tax assistance at area senior centers beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1. The Tax Counseling for Elderly (TCE) Program provides free help to people age 60 and older across 17 counties in southwest Missouri...
Cubs spoil Aurora homecoming (01/16/12)
The Monett Cubs basketball team ended a five-game losing streak and spoiled Aurora's homecoming with a 69-60 victory Friday night. "I could see by the way we warmed up and the attitudes in the locker room we were ready to play," said Monett head coach Ty Goetz. "We were able to get some stops and finished in transition."...
Monett Cubs wrestling picks up two victories (01/16/12)
The Monett Cubs wrestling team earned a pair of hard fought victories in a triangular dual over Carl Junction and Nixa on Thursday and improved to 4-3 in duals this season. "This was a team effort tonight," said Monett coach Daryl Bradley. "The kids have worked hard, and it is starting to pay off. I am very proud of the kids."...
Verona earns conference wins over McAuley (01/16/12)
The Verona Wildcats and Lady Wildcats traveled to Joplin on Friday night and earned two victories. The Wildcats picked up a 67-48 decision, improving to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in the Ozark 7 Conference. Verona lead 18-11 after one quarter of play, only to see McAuley rally to outscore the Wildcats 15 to 9 in the second period to trail 27-26 at halftime...
Mizzou improves to 16-1, beats Texas 84-73 (01/16/12)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Despite injuring his ankle 10 days ago at Iowa State, a bloodied lip was all that could slow down J'Covan Brown against No. 9 Missouri on Saturday. Brown scored 34 points, including the 1,000th of his career, for Texas (12-5, 2-2 Big 12) in its 84-73 loss to the Tigers. Converting a career-high 6 of 7 attempts from behind the 3-point arc, Brown helped the Longhorns get within five points midway through the second half after being down by as many as 16 in the first half...
Giants at 49ers, Ravens at Patriots (01/16/12)
That road warrior mentality the New York Giants have embraced is paving their path nicely. They will need it for one more game when they head to San Francisco next Sunday to play for the NFC championship. Since making the playoffs as a wild card in 2007, Tom Coughlin's team has emphasized the need to be comfortable on the road. ...
Ollie Quick (01/16/12)
Ollie Maxine Quick, 82, of Monett, died on Jan. 15, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield. Arrangements will be announced by Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Art Langley (01/16/12)
Art Langley, also known as Santa Claus by many, age 75, of Aurora, died on Thursday, Jan.12. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with burial at Short Cemetery at a later date.
Evelyn Johnson (01/16/12)
Evelyn E. Johnson, age 96, of Aurora, died at 11:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, at the Aurora Nursing Center. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka, Kan. at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18...
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