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Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 27

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 27, 1940

* Monett's newest store, the Sturgis Variety Store, will have its grand opening on Saturday.

* Polly the Parrot, belonging to the W.D. Pryor family, 205 Eighth Street in Monett, died Tuesday leaving a saddened family to mourn the passing.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 27, 1950

* Francis Wallner, a former Monett street commissioner, was named to the position of assignment and supply clerk in the district census office.

* Fifteen members of the Monett eighth grade class will be initiated tomorrow morning into the Junior High Honor Society.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 27, 1960

* Rev. Winford Davis, who preached his first sermon at the Macedonia Free will Baptist Church 14 years ago, was surprised with a special program on the date of the anniversary.

* Hubert Jones and Jerry Dierker once again carried the Monett Cubs to a basketball victory last night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 27, 1970

* Purchase of a 1970 model Caterpillar grader for the city street department has been approved by the Monett City Council.

* Jim Klousia and Doug Doss reached double figures as Monett beat Cassville 53-44 in the Rose basketball homecoming game.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 27, 1980

* Chosen as 1980 Rose Queen at Monett High School was Mendy Childress, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Childress.

* Filing yesterday for the office of city collector in Pierce City was Phyllis Gripka.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 27, 1990

* An additional session of therapy and preschool education has been added to the program of Barry-Lawrence County Development Center located in Monett.

* Dr. Charles Leonard, a native of Purdy, has been appointed professor and chair of the educational leadership department at Wright State University.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 27, 2000

* Superintendent Clinton Water's contract with the Pierce City R-6 school district was extended for another year by the board of education.

* After several years of taking tenuous steps, the circuit court clerk's office in Barry County is expecting automation to arrive this year.

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