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Good Old Days 5-3 & 5-4

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May 3, 1930

* The general movement of the strawberry crop in the Aroma Ozarks will begin on Monday, according to marketing organizations at Monett, the strawberry capital.

* Miss Delora Smith, a niece of O.W. Blacksher, of Monett, was married April 30 to D.A. Murphy, of Los Angeles, Calif., in that city. The bride is well known in Monett.


May 3, 1940

* Firemen were called to the home of Mrs. William Meagher, 906 Broadway, this afternoon to extinguish a roof fire. Damage was confined to two small places on the roof.

* Mrs. Horace Anderson is spending the weekend with her mother at Crane and will be a guest at a bridge party, given by a group of friends while there.


May 3, 1950

* The Monett Municipal Golf Course has officially opened and membership fees are now due.

* The Huffman-Taylor Fashion Center in the Broadway building in Monett will open Thursday morning in a completely renovated shop next door west of the place occupied since Mrs. Floyd Huffman and Miss Edna Taylor purchased the business from Mrs. Mace Jacques.


May 3, 1960

* Three Monett men have been certified to the Post Office Department by the Civil Service Commission as eligible for the position of Monett postmaster. Eligible are Burl H. Roller, Robert E. Hemphill and John W. Hunt. President Dwight Eisenhower may nominate any one of the three, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

* A new agricultural show building, to be erected on a site in the Monett Industrial Development Corporation's industrial tract in southeast Monett, is planned for completion in early August.


May 3, 1970

* Mrs. Miriam Brown and Mrs. Leo Landoll of the Pierce City Literary Club, MFWC, attended the Seventh District Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs spring convention held at the Bethany Presbyterian Church in Joplin on Wednesday.

* Mrs. Ivan Duff, of Denver, Colo., arrived in Monett on Thursday to visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Craker and other relatives and friends.


May 3, 1980

* Danny Lynch, head basketball coach at Monett High School, has been appointed as athletic director for the 1980-81 school year, according to David Sippy, principal.

* "An Evening In Concert," a community musical program to feature local and area talent, will be presented Saturday at the MHS cafeteria with all area residents invited to attend.


May 3, 1990

* Annual membership drive of the Monett Chamber of Commerce was officially launched today, with a goal of $21,750 to support the Chamber's program set, according to Dr. Don McCormick, membership chairman.

* The Purdy High School Vocal Department, under the direction of Gretchen Bussman, will present "The Great All-American Disaster Musical" by Tim Kelley and Jack Sharkey on Friday in the elementary school gymnasium.


May 3, 2000

* Marlena Sweeney has been named valedictorian and Derek Doss has been named salutatorian of the Monett High School Class of 2000.

* The theme "Secret Garden" will provide the setting for Monett High School's prom on Saturday.


May 4, 1930

* Funeral services for Dave L. Chapell, of Pierce City, Frisco conductor who died suddenly of a heart attack in Springdale, Ark., were held today at the Congregational Church in Pierce City.

* Mrs. Lon Thomason was badly bruised and shaken when she fell down the stairs of her home yesterday morning. She missed her way and fell backward the full length of the stairs, a distance of 15 feet.


May 4, 1940

* Monett High School sent Bill Siebenthaler, Bill Johnson and Fred Siebenthaler to Aurora today to compete in the annual Big Eight Conference tournament.

* At the Merchants-Railroad banquet at the Monett Park Casino last night, S.S. Butler, of St. Louis, said 30 percent of the class one railroads in the nation are in receivership or the hands of trustees and many others only a few jumps ahead of the sheriff.


May 4, 1950

* Bill Scott and Richard Cole, both university students, will have charge of the city swimming pool this summer.

* Clouds today made the May Fete a precarious undertaking by the elementary school children who were all prepared this afternoon for the colorful event to be held this evening on the athletic field.


May 4, 1960

* Weighing more than 40 tons, a new 7,500 KVA transformer was moved on to the site of the new Empire District Electric Company's substation behind the city light plant on East Broadway today.

* A killing frost on the final day of April will result in a considerable reduction in fruit and vegetable yields in Barry County this year, although small grains apparently were not damaged, said John Hubbard, county agent.


May 4, 1970

* Junior and senior class officers for the 1970-71 school year at Monett High School were elected Friday with Jan Avondet as junior class president and Richard Scott as senior class president.

* Four new power lawn mowers were given away Saturday afternoon to local shoppers as a climax to the "Monett Mow Down" sales promotion sponsored by the special retail promotion committee of the Monett Chamber of Commerce.


May 4, 1980

* "Living Beyond Worry and Anger" will be the topic for discussion at a meeting of the Barry County chapter for Better Parenting to be held Monday at the Purdy Community Center.

* An order to begin the process of re-evaluation of real property in Barry County for the purpose of property tax equalization, overturning an answer to an original order submitted by Assessor Glen D. Nicholl, has been received from the Missouri State Tax Commission.


* Honor graduates at Monett High School for the 1990 graduating class have been announced. Nancy Flattem, daughter of Dennis and Carol Flattem, has been named valedictorian and Jason Van Eaton will be the salutatorian.

* Problems which have resulted in the periodic emission of an unpleasant odor from the nearly $2 million Mid-America Dairymen Inc. pre-treatment facility in Monett over the past several months have now been identified.


May 4, 2000

* Arlen Holle has been named Legionnaire of the Year by Hobbs-Anderson Post 91.

* Named king and queen of the Pierce City High School prom last Saturday were Travis Nelson and Kristina Proffit.

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