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Back in the Good Old Days for April 28

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1930

* Miss Norma Davis, a piano pupil of Medah Nordin, will be one of the pupils to appear in a recital May 5 in Aurora. Miss Nordin's Aurora pupils will be on the program.

* Howard Courdin, who is in the Navy, has written his mother, Mrs. Mary Courdin, that he is now in Calan, Panama, enroute to Balboa where he will be stationed for six months.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1940

* Miss Bernadine Frossard, of Springfield, and Bobby Frossard, of Columbia, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Frossard, in Monett.

* Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Davis and daughter, Mary, Mr. and Mrs. Howard D. McEachen and three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mason, and Mr. and Mrs. W. Vance Davis motored to Siloam Springs, Ark., on Sunday where they visited the John Brown University.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1950

* Machinery to be used on the operations on the Smith land, a half mile south of Eagle Rock, has been moved in to mine lead.

* Readjustments in city mail delivery in compliance with instructions received from the deputy postmaster general were announced today by Assistant Postmaster Burl Roller for Monett, with one mail delivery day in residential areas effective May 1.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1960

* Mrs. J.M. Guthrie was named president of the parent's Council of the Monett Senior High School at a meeting yesterday.

* Elected cheerleaders for the next year at Pierce City High School were Jan Hoffnagle, Mona Taunton, Joyce Horn, Twyla Lemaster, Diane Wilks, Betty Chapman and Nancy Bowen.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1970

* Mrs. W.B. Linebarger enjoyed having as guests in her home Sunday her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Linebarger Jr., of Jefferson City.

* Ronald E. Younker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Younker, of Pierce City, has been named to the dean's list in the college of civil engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia for the fall semester.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

APRIL 28, 1980

* Bill Mitchell will show slides and discuss his recent trip to Costa Rica as the program at the Monett Kiwanis Club's Ladies Night event tomorrow at Lakeland Restaurant.

* Proceeds of some $3,700 have been collected from the 16th annual Monett Jaycee Radio and Newspaper Auction held April 8 and 9. Leonard Lang, project chairman, reported that collections are now 99 percent complete.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 28, 1990

*A proposal for a five-cent tax on the $100 valuation to held fund senior citizens services for Lawrence County has been approved by the Lawrence County Commission to be placed on the August 7 ballot.

* Precision Bearing Company, of Omaha, Neb., has opened a new distribution center in Monett to serve the Monett, Springfield and Joplin areas. Gary Gorrell has been named branch manager.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 28, 2000

* A review of Monett's capabilities to fight fires has finally been scheduled, and now final paperwork is being prepared for what could be a very beneficial evaluation of the city's resources in June.

* For the second year in a row, the Aurora chapter of the Future Farmers of America has been named as the number one chapter in the state of Missouri.

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