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Back in the Good Old Days for Feb. 24

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1930

* C.H. Main as president was the unanimous choice of the Commercial Club board of directors at the organizational meeting held at the Broadway Hotel at noon Monday. Charles Mansfield was elected vice president and F.A. Wightman was re-elected secretary.

* Rev. Luther Carlin went to Granby on Tuesday to spend the day.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. Otto Mackey, of Aurora, announce the birth of an eight-and-a-half-pound daughter on Feb. 22. The little girl has been named Patsy Ann.

* The "Mountain Maid" of Roaring River came to a tragic end this morning when her cabin in the timber one mile south of Roaring River was destroyed by fire and Miss Jean Wallace, 88, was burned to death.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1950

* Rev. O.V. Dodson is the 1950 fund chairman for the South Berry County chapter of the American Red Cross. He will direct the drive for funds beginning March 1.

* Leo Stark, Monett automobile and farm implement dealer, has been awarded a judgment of $10,000 against the U.S. government in federal court for an accident near Montrose when Stark's car was struck by a mail carrier's Jeep.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1960

* Lewis Skaggs, owner of the Broadway Hotel, today announced his candidacy for mayor of Monett subject to the city primary election on March 22.

* Snow accumulation of up to five inches was recorded in the Monett area following some three inches that fell last night and today, adding to the already ground-covering snowfall that occurred Tuesday.

FORTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1970

* Jeffrey Wilkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wilkins, underwent an emergency appendectomy last night at Springfield Osteopathic Hospital. He is an eighth grade student at Pierce City Junior High.

* Mrs. Rupert C. Mitchell, of Tulsa, Okla., enjoyed an overnight visit in Monett last night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Blakeslee.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1980

* The candidacy of Steve Wise for the office of Missouri Jaycees vice president in the May elections was endorsed last night by the Monett Jaycees.

* Mr. and Mrs. Arno Kleiboeker, of Monett, recently enjoyed a one-week trip to Sun City, Ariz., where they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mott.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

February 24, 1990

* Associate of the Year awards were presented for the first time yesterday at International Dehydrated Foods in Monett. Recipients were Kenny Bowers and Ballard Stanley.

* Freshmen from Missouri Southern State College, in Joplin, will be inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, a national scholastic honor society, on March 4. Leanne West, of Aurora, Perry Brock, of Cassville, and Randall Henson and Donna Phipps, of Verona, will be inducted.

TEN YEARS AGO

February 24, 2000

* Addressing around 200 area beef cattlemen at the 31st annual Beef Cattlemen's Conference at the Monett National Guard Armory yesterday, unexpected speaker Congressman Roy Blunt noted for the most part, farmers were best served by politicians leaving them alone.

* Carl and Lynda Norton, of Monett, established a perpetual memorial scholarship in memory of their son, Andrew, through the Monett Community Foundation.

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