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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 13, 1940

* Fred Herriman, of Monett, left today for Pensacola, Florida, where he will receive further training at the naval air base.

* Arthur Lassiter, of Monett, has returned from Diamond where he spent a week with Mrs. Lassiter and young son who are visiting her mother, Mrs. W.L. Bradley.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 13, 1950

* Twenty-nine thousand acres of Camp Crowder farm land will be back on sale to priority holders immediately, it has been announced.

* An ordinance giving city employees 60 days leave of absence with pay has been passed by the Monett City Council.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 13, 1960

* With four players scoring in double figures, the Monett Cubs won their second straight Big 9 Conference basketball game over Nevada, 67-55.

* Doyle Shepherd, owner of Mt. Vernon Implement Company, has announced he has sold an interest in the business to Woodrow Ellison of Marionville and William Davis of Verona.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 13, 1970

* Miss Bridget Larkin has been named teen chairman of the annual March of Dimes campaign in Pierce City.

* Area residents who were watching Johnny Carson's Tonight Show last night heard Carson mention that Sally Jefferson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Jefferson, of Monett, was in the audience.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 13, 1980

* A dinner meeting of the Ozarks Medical Society was held last night in the home of Dr. and Mrs. Andres Apostol, of Monett.

* Plans to enlarge the dance floor on the Ernte Fest Garten grounds in Freistatt were discussed at last night's meeting of the Freistatt Lions Club.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 13, 1990

* H.C. Beckwith was installed as rajah of the Barry County Shrine Club at last night's dinner meeting of the club held at the Black Kettle Restaurant in Monett.

* Mrs. Elda Nelson was surprised with a housewarming party hosted by member of the Freistatt Extension Club yesterday.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 13, 2000

* An organizational meeting for Community 2000 will be held tomorrow at Cox Monett Hospital.

* Near record high temperatures in the upper 60s are forecast for the Monett area tomorrow with still no sign of winter in sight.

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