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Back in the Good Old Days for April 7

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Matthews of Logan Street in Monett announced the birth of twin girls, Sue Ellen and Mary Helen, born April 5.

* W.C. Fridle returned last night from St. Louis where he had been at the Frisco Hospital for treatment. On his way home he visited his sister, Mrs. C.B. Denton in Pacific, Mo.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1940

* A.R. Carmack, of St. Louis, arrived Sunday to take over the management of the Elliott Barber Shop at Sixth Street and Bond. Mrs. Carmack will join her husband here a little later.

* Carl White Sullinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sullinger, was brought home yesterday from a Springfield hospital. He is reported much improved.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1950

* Fifty-one students were on the absent list of the Monett elementary schools today as the "old-fashioned" type of measles continued to spread among the school children.

* Fryers, country dressed, cut up, 50 cents a pound at Winton's Market in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1960

* Donna Kay Terry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Verona, is the valedictorian of the Verona High School senior class for 1960.

* Pryor Motor Sales, 1106 Broadway, is observing its first anniversary in Monett this week.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1970

* Monett American Legion Post presented a beautifully engraved plaque to Circuit Judge William H. Pinnell for his "outstanding contribution to law enforcement" during last night's annual Businessmen's Appreciation Night at the Legion Home in Monett.

* Barry Countians donated $1,917.32 to the 1970 Heart Fund campaign, announced John W. Hunt, county chairman.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1980

* Spring Work Day, sponsored by the Monett High School Student Council, is scheduled for Saturday with student council members offering to do various tasks for area residents in return for cash donations which will be used for council projects.

* A $185,118.50 bid submitted by Hamilton-Patton Construction, of Mt. Vernon, for a massive road improvement program for Barry County was accepted by unanimous vote of the Barry County Court following bid opening this morning at the courthouse in Cassville.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 7, 1990

* Area needlework enthusiasts will see a familiar face when they pick up this month's issue of the Leisure Arts magazine, with a Monett native, Jane Hunt, the former Jane Holland, appearing as the featured artist.

* Roxann Watkins was elected as president last night of the Monett Business and Professional Women's Club. Other officers are Debbie Bradford, first vice president; Marion Dohmen, second vice president; Marty Todd, recording secretary; Kelli Dohmen, corresponding secretary; and Linda Dohmen, treasurer.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 7, 2000

* Fred's opened last Thursday in the location of the former Wal-Mart store at Kyler and Highway 60. The building had been vacant for a little more than two years.

* Bonnie Witt-Schulte, beginning the third year of her term on the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education, was elected board president at last night's reorganizational meeting after two rounds of balloting.

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