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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, June 25, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1939

* Mary Reynaud of Monett is visiting in Boonville with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cook.

* A new shipment of novelty sheer dresses for women, sized 12 to 20, has arrived at the J.C. Penney Store in Monett. Cost is 87 cents.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1949

* Mr. and Mrs. Lou Campbell, owners of Campbell's Shoe and Dry Goods, 208 Broadway in Monett, have announced they have leased the storeroom formerly occupied by Orville's Foods at 411 Broadway.

* A former Monett man's wife, Mrs. Myron Dunlap of Rivermines, has been selected as one of the Master Conservationists for Missouri for 1948.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1959

* Peak of the 1959 wheat harvest has arrived in southwest Missouri and trucks wait in line at the Ozark Beauty Feed Mills in Monett to unload.

* Rev. W.J. Stelling, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt, has been elected to serve as president of the Western District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1969

* One resident of Barry County was injured and considerable damage was done by strong winds that evolved into what was described as a small tornado that swooped down on southwest Missouri on Saturday.

* Lightning struck the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Campbell, 208 West Park in Monett, during a storm Saturday afternoon, knocking out the electricity in the home.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1979

* The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department said it was probably a dog that was found floating in a pool of stagnant water at an abandoned factory building in Verona.

* Plans are underway for a Barry County Bird Count to be taken later this month, with a planning session set for tomorrow at the Nature Center at Roaring River State Park.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1989

* A new $500,000 pellet mill is now under construction as an addition to the Hudson Farms feed mill near Butterfield.

* Robert Chapman, a native of Pierce City, has joined Monett Physical Therapy Clinic, 811 Euclid.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 25, 1999

* Barry County Prosecutor Stephen Hemphill has been awarded a $26,500 grant from the state to establish a victim's advocate in his office.

* Progress is being made by the Monett Street Department on the new sidewalks for the Greenways Trail project.

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