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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1939

* Leslie Grimes, who has been principal of Monett junior and senior high schools for the past eight years, has become superintendent of schools at Eureka in St. Louis County.

* Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Higgins of Monett will go to St. Joseph on Saturday to spend the weekend with their son, John Higgins.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1949

* Campbell's Shoe Store, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Lou Campbell at 411 Broadway in Monett, is now open for business.

* C.O. Claiborne, retired agent for the Frisco Railroad in Clinton, is enjoying a visit in Monett with his sisters, Mrs. Bert McCaslin and Stella Claiborne.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1959

* Mrs. G.E. Mitchell has been elected the new president of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion Auxiliary.

* Two Table Rock Reservoir bills were approved today by the House of Representative in Washington D.C.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1969

* New stewardess for American Airlines is Andra Douthitt, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Douthitt of Monett.

* John Hubbard of Cassville, a long time extension worker in southwest Missouri, has been named agronomy agent for the Kaysinger area and will transfer his headquarters to Stockton.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1979

* Monett's sales tax return check for this month will total $23,074.55, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue, an increase of $3,260.70 over last month's check.

* The annual Barry County 4-H Achievement Day has been scheduled for next Wednesday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 9, 1989

* Ron Richardson, principal at Purdy High School the past two years and former teacher and coach at Monett, has been named principal at Cassville High School for next year.

* Signing of the contract for a Satellite Outpatient Clinic located within the Missouri State Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon has been announced.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 9, 1999

* Monett Health Care Center has been selected as one of several long-term care facilities in southwest Missouri that will be toured next week by a delegation of state legislators.

* Heat and high humidity that Monett area residents have been enduring recently has prompted Cox Monett Hospital to issue some tips on how to cope with the weather.

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