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Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 25 and 26

Monday, January 25, 2010

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 25, 1940

* Miss Myldred Mills, of Monett, has returned from St. Louis where she was the guest of Mrs. Edward Frueh.

* Early this morning when Fielding Sizer came to his office on Central, a sparrow sat on the steps so cold it could not move. He took it to the office, placed it in front of the gas stove, and gave it some nuts to eat. After eating and getting warm, the sparrow flew out of the building.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 25, 1950

* Fire of undetermined origen destroyed the former sales barn and all of the contents in Sarcoxie on Tuesday.

* Four new models of the 1950 Oldsmobile have arrived at the Friend Motor Company, Sixth Street and Broadway in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 25, 1960

* Homemaker of Tomorrow at Monett High School was named this morning with Donna Wilson, a senior, receiving the honor.

* Senior candidates for Rose homecoming basketball queen at Monett High School are Joyce Kenney, Nancy Porter, Carol Crossland and Carole Balmas.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 25, 1970

* Annual Bosses Night and DSA Banquet of the Monett Jaycees will be held Thursday at the City Park Casino.

* Nominations are being accepted for the board of directors to the Monett Chamber of Commerce. Outgoing members are O.E. Parscale, Kenneth Meuser, Darrell Caveneau and Jack Meier.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 25, 1980

* The South Barry County Ambulance Board has named Mrs. Leta Moore as the district's new superintendent to replace Bill Gautney, who has resigned.

* Two loan applications by a Purdy industry totaling approximately $380,000 were among the seven applications approved Tuesday by the Southwest Missouri Local Government Advisory Council's executive committee.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 25, 1990

* A Monett Marine, Lance Corporal James Burnett, was the subject of a Meritorious Mast in recognition of providing first aid to a youth cut during an altercation.

* Groundbreaking ceremonies for the first sewer system for the Village of Freistatt will be held on Tuesday.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 25, 2000

* DuCoa manufacturing facilities in Verona will present a program on its safety procedures in a public meeting tomorrow.

* Construction moved into high gear at the site of the new G&H Ready-Mix facility on West Highway 60 in Monett.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

January 26, 1930

* Monett people who got up at 5 a.m. today were able to hear King George of England speak at the opening of the naval conference.

* Two students from Monett, Marjorie Pfau and Louise Callaway, are member of the University of Missouri Glee Club.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 26, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. Walter Feist, of Kansas City, are visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stephenson in Monett.

* Local fans attending the Golden Gloves Boxing Tournament in Joplin on Monday were Loren Winton, Cleo Winton, Jack Spain, Floy Bartley, Speedy Mulkey, E.W. Frederick, Max Heim, Sanford Kelley, Leo Evans, Willard Stoops and Chester Rowen.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 26, 1950

* Mr. and Mrs. Lester Davis of 410 West Couny in Monett have received word of the birth of a granddaughter.

* The first 1950 meeting of the Young Democratic Club of Barry County will be held tonight with election of officers to be conducted.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 26, 1970

* Monett High School Stage Band, under the direction of Bob Moskop, will open the winter contest season Saturday at Lebanon High School.

* Mike Sweeney, of Monett, was third place winner in the Seventh District Voice of Democracy contest, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 26, 1980

* Harrell Hall, who is completing his first four-year term as mayor of Monett, filed this morning as a candidate for re-election.

* A revision in the plans for a renovation project at the Monett City Park Casino was announced today and calls for storm windows to be installed.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 26, 1990

* The Monett Jaycees have been honored by the Southwest Region of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Springfield.

* Navy Seaman Recruit Arthur Schroeder, son of Barbara and Arthur Schroeder Sr. of Monett, has completed recruit training at Great Lakes, Illinois.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 26, 2000

* Wells Aluminum in Monett has announced the company has been purchased by Norsk Hydro ASA, a company from Norway.

* Increases in spending for personnel shaped the year 2000 fiscal budget for Lawrence County, unveiled Friday at the county's budget hearing.

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