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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, July 27, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1939

* George W. Brown has purchased the Sinclair Service Station at Central and Broadway in Monett from Clifford Gray and Orbie Etter.

* Mrs. Kenneth McShane of Monett, who has been a surgical patient at Springfield Baptist Hospital, has been dismissed and returned home.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1949

* Monett Police were advised Sunday that someone is shooting out street lights from an automobile during early morning hours.

* Bill Fanning, director of music education in Monett schools for the past two years, will direct the Branson High School Band and teach music there next school year.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1959

* Fifteen military vehicles with 95 men aboard departed Monett's National Guard Armory today for two weeks of summer camp in Minnesota.

* Billie Shideler and Paula Lee of Monett will go to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, tomorrow to compete in a music festival.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1969

* Fortieth annual Monett Jaycee Carnival got underway last night at the city parking lot at Sixth Street and Broadway.

* Stephen Davis, Helen Veith, Helen Daniels and Peggy Brockschmidt of Monett were named to the dean's honor list for the winter semester at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1979

* Easier access to the Burl Fowler Athletic Field on the Monett High School campus is now available after the pouring of 70 yards of concrete by the maintenance crew of the R-1 School District.

* The Gas Service Company will receive a $2.4 million rate hike under an agreement approved yesterday by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1989

* Assessed valuation for Barry County is $145,984,309, an increase of $3.4 million over the previous year, according to Barry County Clerk Rex Stumpff.

* Daniel Bremer, a native of Monett, has been named executive assistant to the regional administrator of the U.S. Labor Department's Employment Standards Administrator in Atlanta, Georgia.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 27, 1999

* The Monett Chamber of Commerce awarded 209 blue ribbons and 13 red ribbons Friday at the 52nd annual Monett Junior Livestock Show.

* State Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament in the 13-year-old division will be held in Aurora this year, according to Jim Wrinkle, spokesman for the Babe Ruth program.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1929

* Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Spilman and family, Mrs. Rogers and Retha Cannady were Monett visitors at Baptist Hill on Sunday.

* Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Woolsey, Mrs. J.H. Wormington, Mrs. F.N. Breese, Bertha Jeffries, Pearl Peters and Lora and Lotta Reese motored to Camp Shoal near Ritchey on Saturday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1939

* Mr. and Mrs. Arno Kleiboeker and son of Monett returned home Wednesday following a vacation visit in Illinois and St. Louis.

* H.L. Hinds of Monett, who is suffering from a foot infection, is much improved and was able to walk to the doctor's office today.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1949

* Jo B. Gardner discussed the work and organization of the Monett Lions Club at a meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club on Tuesday.

* Loren Withers, former Monett young man and son of Mrs. Myrtle Thomas of rural Monett, will teach piano on the faculty of Duke University in North Carolina during the coming school year.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1959

* Monett was represented by seven members of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion at the annual American Legion state convention in Kansas City last week.

* The Gas Service Company, which supplies natural gas to 250 communities, including Monett, filed today for a rate increase with the Missouri Public Service Commission.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1979

* Annual Monett Junior Livestock Show will get underway tomorrow at the Monett Livestock Pavilion with more than 130 head of stock entered by area youth.

* Hatcher's Restaurant, a long-time popular eating establishment in Monett, has closed its doors after 40 years in business.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 28, 1989

* Officers at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department have begun spending part of each work day viewing broadcasts over the Law Enforcement Network as part of ongoing training.

* Plans for a proposed organization of a city-wide planning committee and for a "City of Lights" Christmas program will be discussed at the quarterly meeting of the Senior Executive Group of the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 28, 1999

* A formal dedication was held at Camp Barnabas for a new clinic and office building at the center of the camp designed to serve handicapped and chronically ill children.

* According to meteorologist Megan Terry with the National Weather Service in Springfield, temperatures in the Monett area have been at 90 degrees or above for 11 days in a row

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