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Back in the Good Old Days for April 15

Thursday, April 15, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 15. 1930

* V.H. Canada, of Houston, Tex., formerly manager of the Durnil Dry Goods Co., of Monett, is visiting old friends in the city.

* Davis Brothers are making extensive improvements in the market. A new ice box has been installed in the meat department and a complete re-arrangement of the store is being made.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 15, 1940

* Mrs. Paul B. Fernandez arrived last evening from New York City to spend some time with her father, Dr. William M. West.

* The following Boy Scotts passed examinations last evening at a Boy Scout review with J.L. Siebenthaler in charge: Junior Fry, Donald Dinan and Ray Bridges, tenderfoot; Jack Cook and Gerald Williams, second class; W.L. Siebenthaler, first class.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 15, 1950

* Announcement was made today of the sale of the Jackson Grocery, Seventh and Scott streets, to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Broyles of 714 Euclid Ave.

* Dr. H.H. Cook, Monett dentist, was elected president of the Southwest District Dental Society of Missouri at a monthly meeting held in Joplin Thursday night.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

APRIL 15, 1960

* Miss Janie Shanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Shanks, will participate with a Methodist group planning a two-month tour of Europe this summer. The trip will include a visit in Paris between visits to Vienna and Rome on the crowded itinerary.

* First grade students receiving their first communion at St. Lawrence Catholic Church yesterday included Gary Reno, Stephen Sips, Patricia Knott, Joyce Arend, Jerry Donnini, Billy Stratton, Bobby Stribling, Lewis Hanthorn, Joel McCaffrey and Joe Fulginiti.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 15, 1970

* Mike Sweeney, a Monett High School senior and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sweeney, was first place winner in the district competition of the 25th annual Knights of Pythias Oratorical Contest held last night at Carthage.

* Installed as officers for the new year in St. Vincent's Hospital Auxiliary were Mrs. Russell Cole, president and Mrs. Clarence Hopkins, vice president.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 15, 1980

* Verdayne Ennes, a native of Barry County and a resident of Monett since 1960, has been named collector for the City of Monett.

* Richard Jones was sworn into office as mayor of Pierce City at last night's monthly meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 15, 1990

* Eleventh annual Benefit Teaspoon Tasting Luncheon, co-sponsored by Collective Arts Study Group and Artes Composit, will be held April 26 at the Monett City Park Casino.

* Elected officers at Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, are Carl Cunningham, named to his third term as commander; Clarence Rawlings, senior vice commander; and David Eisele, junior vice commander.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 15, 2000

* Monett's economic strength shows no sign of slowing down in this month's sales tax revenue distribution. Monett's old seven-eighths of a cent tax mustered an 8.5 percent increase, showing much direct growth in retail sales in the city over a year ago.

* Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207 and the Ladies Auxiliary recently donated a United States Flag to Monett High School, part of a continuing effort to ensure that flags flown in the Monett area are proper for display.

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