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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 15, 1929

* Mrs. Fred B. Kinnell of Monett was elected president of the Baptist Missionary union on Thursday.

* It was announced at a meeting of the Mt. Vernon City Council that the city square will soon be paved.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 15, 1939

* Mrs. Hubert Adams of Monett was hostess of the auction bridge club Wednesday. High scores were won by Mrs. A.G. Mayer and Mrs. Austin Wood.

* Eddie Dawson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dawson of Monett, was knocked unconscious for several minutes yesterday when he fell from a tree.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 15, 1949

* The St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (Frisco) will receive the National Safety Council's "Distinguished Service to Safety Award for 1948.

* Dick Fly has accepted a position at the Charley Robb Motor Company at 503 Broadway in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 15, 1959

* Collections in the Lawrence County Red Cross fund drive for 1959 came to $4,272.27, according to Norbert Obermann, chairman.

* Area Guernsey breeders are to hold a show July 20 at the William Davis farm near Monett with 25 classes of competition.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 15, 1969

* Sergeant Charles Tate of the Monett Police Department has been promoted to assistant police chief by the Monett City Council.

* Jim Freeman reported good participation at the Lawrence County 4-H Demonstration and Judging Day in Mt. Vernon.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 15, 1989

* Silas Patterson of Monett has been accepted at the National Education Center's Arizona Automotive Institute campus for classes.

* Stacy Rogers was hired as bookkeeper by the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District last night.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 15, 1999

* Derarle Butterfield was installed as the new president of the Purdy Lions Club last night.

* Former Lawrence County prosecutor and associate circuit judge Samuel C. Jones has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Missouri attorney general.

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