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Back in the Good Old Days for April 5-6

Monday, April 5, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1930

* Mrs. L.H. Ferguson entertained with an auction bridge party at her home, complimentary to her sister, Mrs. John M. Carter, of Detroit, Mich., who is her guest.

* Miss Kate Mooney, principal of Plymouth School, went to St. Louis on Monday where she will enter Barnes Hospital for treatment.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1940

* Julia Ann Cree, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cree, was operated on yesterday morning for appendicitis at West's Hospital. She is reported to be doing nicely.

* Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Hall expect to go to Kansas City on business. Rev. and Mrs. Ira Carney were their dinner guests yesterday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1950

* Keith Stotts was re-elected mayor of Pierce City yesterday. Elected to the school board were Harlin Moore and Carleton Beasley.

* Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Lassiter and Miss Anna Walton plan to leave for St. Louis where they will transact business matters Monday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1960

* Candidates for student body president and vice president at Monett High School were named yesterday following the circulation of petitions among the students. Nominees for president are Terry Fertig, Ann Meuser and Danny Moseley. Vice presidential nominees are Jerry Presley, John Davis and Ross Kelley.

* More than 600 Monett elementary school children will participate in the annual grade school track meet here next Tuesday for boys and girls from kindergarten through sixth grade. Thirty-eight ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers in about a dozen races.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1970

* Mrs. Harry Hammond has returned from St. Louis and Mexico, Mo., where she enjoyed visiting with relatives.

* Joe May observed his 85th birthday last night with a family dinner at his home, 510 Benton. Attending were their children and families.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1980

* Harry Harrell, of Pierce City, who is currently serving as Associate Judge of the Western District of Lawrence County, has withdrawn as a candidate for re-election, according to Lawrence County Clerk Bob Bartelsmeyer.

* Linn Thornton was elected as president of the Lakes Country Search and Rescue Squad during the regular meeting last night to succeed Bob Owens, who resigned.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 5, 1990

* Seventy percent of Monett voters, turning out in large numbers, gave their definitive stamp of approval to a proposed $1.3 million revenue bond to finance a massive overhaul and expansion to the city's overloaded wastewater treatment plant.

* Navy Apprentice Phillip W. Tuten, son of Charlotte M. and Phillip W. Tuten, of Aurora, recently reported for duty aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, home ported in Mayport, Fla.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 5, 2000

* The strength of incumbency proved strong in yesterday's general election of municipalities. Mayors in both Monett and Pierce City withstood challenges, as did the incumbent city council members.

* In the Monett school board election, Patti Holt, co-owner of the Monett McDonald's restaurant and president of the Monett Community Foundation board of governors, was the top vote-getter for the second time. Kevin Jackson, owner of Jiffy Machine Products, won his third term on the board.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1930

* V.E. Gregg, who bought the Levin stock of goods, is in town making arrangements to put on a big sale.

* Mrs. Jack Farrow returned Monday from Los Angeles, Calif., where she had visited since the first of December with her son, John Farrow.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1940

* Firemen answered a call about nine o'clock this morning to 201 Lincoln where a flue was burning out. No damage was reported.

* The Randall and Davis Insurance Agency announced today that they have purchased the F.A. Cornell Insurance Agency. All the insurance records of the Cornell Agency have been moved to the Randall and Davis office.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1950

* Election of the student body president for the 1950-51 school year is now underway at Monett High School. The candidates are Jack Fox, John Summers, Curtis Carlin and Jerry Hines.

* Mrs. Jed Reynaud, of Sioux City, Iowa, will arrive in Monett tonight to make a 10-day visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Howard.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1960

* Sam Gardner and Jennings Conyers were elected to positions on the Monett Board of Education while Walter Kleiboeker and William Chapman were elected to the R-6 Board of Education in Pierce City.

State Farmers Degrees will be awarded this month to two members of the Pierce City High School Future Farmers of America Chapter during the annual state FFA Convention in Columbia. They are David Kleiboeker and Sam Stroud.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1970

* Five Monett speech students were finalists in the Big 10 Conference Tournament on Saturday at Webb City. Award winners and finalists were Mike Sweeney, Susan Derrington, Janice Fitzpatrick, Linda Tennison and Beth Isbell.

* Mrs. Lois Rhoden, office assistant at The Monett Times, suffered a fractured ankle in a fall at her home Saturday evening.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1980

* Monett R-1 School District has been awarded a matching grant in the amount of $1,000 from the Department of Energy to be used for technical assistance in evaluating energy improvements needed on facilities.

* Mrs. J.E. Maxson, of Verona, has been named Mental Health Bellringer chairman for the spring campaign.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 6, 1990

* A Monett man, James Orr, has been named by Missouri Governor John Ashcroft to serve on the State Advisory Council on Vocational Education.

* Three Monett boys will be making their television debut this summer as extras in the television series Elvis----The Series as a result of a trip to Memphis, Tenn, over spring break. They are Scot Phillips, Chet Nine and Jason Kelley.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 6, 2000

* Rod Anderson was named president of the Monett R-1 Board of Education for the coming year during the board's reorganizational meeting last night. He succeeded Pete Rauch, who held the post for three years.

* Firemen responding to a feared structure fire at the Burger King restaurant found the fire was localized in wood chips used for landscaping at the rear of the facility. Although much of the landscaping in the area was scorched, no damage was done to the building or to the drive-through menu and speaker.

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