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Back in the Good Old Days for April 12-13

Monday, April 12, 2010


April 12, 1930

* E.D. Vance, manager of the Monett Mill and Elevator Company for the past four years, died at his home in Pierce City.

The Jacques Store and beauty shop opened for business yesterday at 210 Fifth St., the building formerly occupied by the Quality Millinery Shop.


April 12, 1940

* Enoch Boucher, well known young man of Monett, recently purchased from his uncle, Fenton Boucher, the grocery and market at Sixth and Broadway.

* W.A. Hopson, chief engineer, and E.W. Frederick, engineer, at the local Gulf pump station, were among the workers honored at a banquet held in Tulsa, Okla., last night. The banquet was held for employees who have had 10 years or more service.


April 12, 1950

* The senior class of Verona High School is presenting the last play of the year in the school gym Friday evening. It is called "Desperate Ambrose."

* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mills and Mr. and Mrs. George Rice enjoyed a motoring trip to Noel on Easter Sunday.


April 12, 1960

* Pierce City is planning to host scores of flyers and airplanes on Sunday with a "Fly-in" breakfast at Friend Airport.

* The Purdy Follies will be presented tomorrow night in the high school auditorium under the direction of the speech department. Proceeds from the event will be used to buy new stage curtains.


April 12, 1970

* Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Worm, Mrs. Joe Gaddy and Mrs. Renata Krueger were in Kansas City yesterday to visit with Stanley Wilkin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Wilkin, of Pierce City, who was a patient at St. Mary's Hospital. Stanley was critically injured in an explosion and fire at Paniplus Company Laboratories in Kansas City where he was employed.

* Monett R-1 Board of Education last night elected Jennings Conyers as president of the board following a re-organizational meeting as the result of Tuesday's election.


April 12, 1980

* Sales tax revenues in the amount of $23,440.78 have been received by the city of Monett and bring the total receipts since collections began on April 1 of last year to $290,976.07.

* Merrill H. Scott, of Mt. Vernon, has been appointed as a member of the professional staff at the Ozarks Council, Boy Scouts of America, and will serve as district Scout executive of the Indian Trails district and Lakeland district.


April 12, 1990

* Suzzie Harper was re-elected president of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board last night during the annual election of officers. John Tucker was re-elected vice president and Charlotte Bounous was re-elected treasurer. Dorothy Blinzler was appointed to serve in the position of board secretary.

Tim Renkoski and Jason Fleer, both fourth graders at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett, qualified for state level competition at the fifth annual Missouri Mathematics Contest for Elementary Students, held in Cassville last Saturday, by placing in the top three in their particular category.


April 12, 2000

* Discrepancies in the billing procedure prompted a rare Sunday meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District. The board is seeking an independent review of its records.

* A St. Louis paper from 1912 reporting the Titanic sinking showed up at Crosslines.


April 13, 1930

* Max Tidwell, employee of The Times, has resigned to return to his hometown. Jewell McClain, who has been working in Sedalia, will take his place.

* Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Sizer Jr. left Saturday morning for St. Joseph, called there by the serious illness of Mrs. Sizer's mother, Mrs. R.R. Heim, who underwent an operation for a tumor.


April 13, 1940

* Monett's weekly community sales will begin next Thursday, according to an announcement today by W.W. Bill Cowherd, of Purdy. The sales pavilion has been completed and the livestock pens will be finished early next week. The pavilion is located at Thirteenth and Broadway and has access to loading facilities on the Frisco here.

* Mrs. Nora Williams, of San Antonio, Tex., will arrive Saturday evening to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. John White.


April 13, 1950

* Three city trucks will be used in cleaning up the trash and rubbish during Clean-up Week April 17 to 22.

* Eddie Sweeney, a sophomore at Monett High School, won the annual Knights of Pythias rhetorical contest held at the school yesterday morning and will represent Monett at the district meet at Carthage on April 19.


April 13, 1960

* Ground was broken this morning for the construction of the new, modern 30 unit motel at the south edge of Monett on new Highway 60 by Frank L. Kerr and Dick Kerr, of Monett. The structure will be known as Lakeland Lodge and should be completed in about 60 working days.

* More than 100 persons will assemble on a hillside northwest of Sarcoxie the night before Easter to present the seventh annual pageant.


April 13, 1970

* Mickey Fulp, a senior at Monett High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fulp, has been named a finalist in the Two-Ten National Scholarship Program.

* Arriving in Monett today to visit with Mrs. Ruth Hammond were her sisters, Miss Ellen Millman and Mrs. Kate Schupp, of St. Louis. The ladies will spend a few days in Monett before the three travel to Eminence and Winona to visit two more sisters, Mrs. George Rawlins and Mrs. Glen Williams.


April 13, 1980

* Wayne Seppala, a professional organist from San Diego, Calif., will be guest organist at both morning and evening services at the First Baptist Church on Sunday.

* Monett Fire Department was called to extinguish a grass fire on the Jumping-Jacks parking lot, Fifth and Front streets, yesterday. There was no damage but cars parked nearby were threatened.


April 13, 1990

* The Purdy City Council voted to terminate James Sehl as police chief, following his informal resignation on March 30. Kermit Howell, a Monett police officer, was named to fill the position part-time.

* Three Monett High School speech students advanced to national competition at the annual Carver-Truman National Forensics League District Student Congress held in Joplin. The students are Chris Ruckman, Jason Van Eaton and Jay Apostol.


April 13, 2000

* Marty Frost, of Monett, was recently recognized as a Queen of Hearts candidate at St. John's Hammons Heart Institute.

* Purdy Mayor Curtis Betterton led a surprise inspection of the Purdy fire station and asked Fire Chief J.D. Pennington for improvements.

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