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Back in the Good Old Days for Feb. 26

Friday, February 26, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1930

* Mrs. Harry Davis, of Springfield, spent today in the city visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas J. Ryan.

* Mrs. Marshall McKee and her mother, Mrs. W.H. Zumwalt, motored to Joplin today where Mrs. McKee will buy merchandise for the Marshall McKee drug store.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1940

* Officers of the Monett Sale Barn Inc. were elected at a meeting here last night. J.M. Sapp, of Exeter, was named temporary president of the organization.

* Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Moenninghoff announce the birth of a son, Walter J., born at 2:30 a.m. today at West's Hospital in Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1950

* Twenty-two junior and senior high boys from Monett High School have volunteered to assist with the forestry department of the Missouri Conservation Commission in fighting fires in the timberlands of South Barry County.

* Little Gladys Gravener three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gravener, gave her family a scare when she accidentally opened the car door and fell from the back seat to the edge of the pavement as the family returned from Aurora on Monday. She was only slightly injured.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1960

* Beverly Black, who began bowling for the first time when the Monett Bowl opened two years ago, is the 1960 Monett Times women's Bowling Classic champion.

* Miss June Skaggs, a freshman at SMS in Springfield, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Skaggs.

FORTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1970

* A public offering of 200,000 shares of common stock is planned by G and R Industries Inc., of Purdy, it was announced today.

* Three Monett young men, Charles Ramsey, Jim Bass and Charles Rowell, have been selected for inclusion in the 1970 edition of "Outstanding Young Men of America," according to the Monett Jaycees, local sponsor.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1980

* Delivery of Girl Scout cookies sold last month by area Scouts is now underway with members of the local Brownie troops to be selling cookies Friday at both of the downtown banks, First National and United Missouri.

* Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heeter, of Pierce City, visited recently with their daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Neal, of Little Rock, Ark.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

February 26, 1990

* One of the southwest Missouri's most spectacular shows, the opening of the state's seven-month trout season at Roaring River State Park near Cassville, is set for Thursday with a horde of anxious anglers expected to be on hand, according to Pete Landstad, park superintendent, stated.

* The Pierce City Chamber of Commerce held a public banquet to celebrate a very busy year. State Senator Emory Melton, of Cassville, was the guest speaker.

TEN YEARS AGO

February 26, 2000

* Brenda Talent, wife of U.S. Congressman Jim Talent, candidate for governor of Missouri, talked about her husband's candidacy as Barry and Lawrence County Republicans met for the annual Lincoln Day Banquet last Friday night at the Monett City Park Casino.

* The Monett Community Foundation has announced plans for its first major fundraiser, a Casino Night at the Monett City Park Casino. Games and a silent auction will provide a wide range of entertainment.

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