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Back in the Good Old Days for April 1

Thursday, April 1, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1930

* Rounding out 30 years of continuing service as secretary of the railroad Y.M.C.A. at Monett, George J.C. Wilheim retired from work today.

* Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wormington, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Jeffries, Mrs. E.N. Reese and Miss Bertha Jeffries were called to Springfield today by the serious illness of Mrs. A.L. Woolsey.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1940

* Three giant search lights from Battery A 203rd Coast Artillery at Pierce City will be brought to Monett on Friday to take part in the dedication ceremonies of Monett's new $62,000 Armory building.

* D.S. Mayhew, of Monett, has received as appointment from Missouri Governor Lloyd G. Stark as attorney for deputy finance commissioner Richard Johnson.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1950

* Emmitt Vinson, of Monett, was named as general secretary of the Frisco engineers for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers on Saturday in Springfield.

* Dr. Russell C. Powell, of Monett, optometrist, is attending the 49th annual convention of the Missouri Optometric Association in St. Louis this week.

* Harmon Gray and Joe Shockley Jr. fished at Roaring River State Park on Sunday and brought home their limit.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 3, 1960

* Construction of the two factory buildings for Monett's two newest industries, Meier and Payeur Building Specialties Inc. and E. F. Marsh Engineering Company, is rapidly progressing with ideal weather conditions.

* Barry County residents contributed a record $2,235,94 to the Heart Fund Drive this year, according to incomplete returns reported by Dr. Tom McClure, county chairman.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1970

* Betsy Garrett, of Monett, recently elected student body president of the high school for the 1970-71 year, has been selected as one of two delegates from southwest Missouri high schools to attend the annual National Student Council Convention to be held this summer in Indianapolis, Ind.

* Private First Class Jim D. Fenske, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fenske, of Pierce City, has reported to Fort Dix, N.J., for future assignment in Germany.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1980

* Sinclair Rogers, of Monett, was elected vice president of the Professional Photographers Association of Missouri at the 40th annual convention of the organization held at Tan-Tar-A Resort near Osage Beach.

* David Hutchens and Bill Medlin, of Monett, were elected to three-year terms on the Monett R-1 Board of Education in the annual school elections yesterday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1990

* Bill Botzow, a member and past president of the Monett Lions Club, was elected as governor of Lions International District 26E of Missouri during the 22nd annual district convention held Saturday in Joplin.

* A proposed operating budget for the 1990-91 fiscal year for the City of Monett, providing for over $2.6 million in capital improvement expenditures, was adopted without alteration following a public hearing Friday at the city hall.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 1, 2000

* State and local officials met last week to discuss funding to widen Highway 60 from Highway 37 to Highway 97.

* The Ozark Festival Orchestra celebrated its 20th anniversary with past conductors in a concert on Sunday.

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