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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, July 30, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 30, 1929

* Officers of the Purdy Rebekah Lodge were installed Monday night. Mrs. J.E. Jenkins is district deputy president.

* Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Lehnhard of Monett, who are to leave for a tour of European countries, have been honorees at a series of informal bridge parties and dinners.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 30, 1949

* David Whitlock and Dale Prohaska have joined the staff of Whitlock-Lines, feed manufacturers, in Monett.

* The annual Stones Prairie ice cream social on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church northwest of Purdy will be held Sunday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 30, 1959

* A truck loaded with 2,800 live broilers overturned on Highway 39 five miles south of Aurora this morning, caught fire and burned completely, killing all but 300 of the chickens.

* Leslie Mason of Monett has been named town chairman of the annual Girl Scout financial campaign. Mrs. W.I. Barnes will be his assistant.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 30, 1969

* Sixty-seven young people from Barry and Lawrence counties won $1,141 in prize money in the annual Monett Junior Livestock Show held Saturday.

* Roger Fritz and Mickey Fulp of Monett High School took part in a summer institute in chemical engineering held July 20-26 at the University of Missouri at Rolla.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 30, 1979

* Jane Ray of rural Cassville, a student at the Monett Area Vocational Technical School, placed third in the nursing aid division at the national competition.

* A three-inch rainfall drenched the Monett area yesterday with heavier amounts reported in counties east of Monett where flash floods threatened low-lying areas.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 30, 1989

* Members of the 1989-90 varsity cheerleading squad at Monett High School this coming school year are Karla Harrison, Mary Cubel, Misty Sitton, Jennifer Shepherd, Lori Henderson, Katie Ast, Jennifer Kerr and Kyndall Van Eaton.

* Victor Head of Monett has been named as a public defender for the southwest Missouri area by Anne Hall, the new regional public defender.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 30, 1999

* Building a new office facility for the Barry County Health Department was targeted by the department's board of trustees as a new goal at the board's July meeting.

* The First United Methodist Church of Monett will host the International Bible Society's "Becoming A Contagious Christian" seminar on August 1.

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