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Back in The Good Old Days

Monday, January 18, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

January 18, 1930

* Alfred Smith and Elisha Bass, of the service department of the Wilson Electric Company in Monett, attended a Frigidaire service school in Joplin yesterday.

* On Monday in Monett there was an electric storm, rain and hail, followed by snow and rain.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 18, 1950

* Wayne Bowen and Mayor Keith Stotts, of Pierce City, went to Kansas City to purchase property at Camp Crowder.

* The Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Corporation is considering Marionville as the site of an additional plant in the expansion of the Jumping-Jacks firm.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 18, 1960

* Robert May and John Hess, of Purdy, recently retired from the Frisco Railroad after completing a combined 78 years of service.

* Bert Caltron has retired after more than 34 years as a cashier at the First State Bank of Purdy.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 18, 1970

* Walter Reynaud has been re-elected chairman of the board and president of the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company in Monett.

* B.M. Lamberson was elected president for the coming year of the Bank of Wheaton at its annual meeting yesterday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 18, 1980

* Carr Woods, an attorney in Bowling Green since 1986, has joined Michael Garrett, a Monett attorney, as a partner in the practice of law in Monett.

* Harold Rutledge, of Mt. Vernon, has been named director of the Lawrence County Civil Defense Program.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 18, 1990

* Budget requests for operations of Barry County offices for the 1990 year exceed approved expenditures for the 1989 year by more than $164,000, according to County Clerk Rex Stumpff.

* Monett License Office has joined other major offices around the state in becoming directly connected with the state office by computer, according to Ivia Mae Monroe, Chamber of Commerce executive secretary.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 18, 2000

* With the recent flu epidemic sweeping the nation and hitting people hard, especially in this area, Cox Monett Hospital will offer free flu shots on Tuesday.

* The first Monett Chili Supper and Cook-Off, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1075, will be held Monday at Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207 Monett Veterans of Foreign Wars.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

January 19, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Hastings and Dr. Ida Johnson, of Monett, attended the meeting of the Southwest Missouri Osteopathic Association in Aurora.

* Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Gray and sons, of Monett, have returned from a 10-day visit in California.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 19, 1940

* The Model A Ford Coupe belonging to Troy Taylor, of Monett, was destroyed by fire early this afternoon.

* Margie Mooney was elected president for the third quarter of the Monett school year in the home room of teacher Jessie Rogers.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 19, 1950

* Francis LeFurjah, of Wichita, Kansas, visited over the weekend with his mother, Mrs. J.C. Willis at 801 Fourth St. in Monett.

* Mrs. Eula Allcock and Eleanor Allcock, of Monett, entertained Betty Allcock and Mary Norris, of Wichita, Kansas, over the weekend.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 19, 1960

* The Monett Cubs defeated the Wheaton Bulldogs in the championship game of the freshman-sophomore basketball tournament at the Monett gym last night.

* Dr. David Lockmiller, former area resident and now president of Ohio Wesleyan University, has been elected president of the Association of American Colleges for 1960-61.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 19, 1970

* Dr. Zane Ford, superintendent of schools at Mansfield since 1966, has been named superintendent of schools at Mt. Vernon.

* The late John Dameron, of Marianna, Arkansas, was recently honored posthumously at a dinner in the Skyway Ballroom of the Lafayette Hotel by Epsilon Sigma Phi, honorary fraternity for agricultural extension agents.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 19, 1990

* New management at Tyson Foods in Monett offered tours of the Monett plant on Friday to business and community leaders.

* Bette Smith, speech and language therapist at Pierce City schools, will present a film on speech and language development at a meeting on Wednesday of the Parents as First Teachers.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 19, 2000

* Construction of the Lawrence County Courthouse and tales about it were shared by researchers Kathy Fairchild and Fred Meiswinkel during the monthly meeting of the Lawrence County Historical Society yesterday.

* Hitting a milestone in the Monett Building Inspector's office, the 1,000th city building permit was issued recently by Inspector George Rausch.

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