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Back in the Good Old Days for May 10-11

Monday, May 10, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1930

* Mrs. Anita Tibblets and son, Robert, and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Powell have gone to Sedalia to make their home. They formerly had charge of the Monett Bakery.

* Mrs. Tom Cobb and daughters, Mayme and Clara, left Saturday for their home near Aurora. They will spend the summer in Washington D.C. Miss Mayme will attend the George Washington University this summer.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1940

* Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigned in London this afternoon and Winston Churchill was named as his successor. Invasion of the low countries, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxenbourg hastened Chamberlain's resignation after he escaped being ousted Wednesday by the narrow margin of 81 votes.

* Elburn Wormington, who is recovering from injuries sustained when he was attacked by a bull several days ago, was removed from the hospital at Cassville to his parents' home south of Monett yesterday in a Blankenship ambulance.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1950

* Newman Walker, former Monett High School debater and now on the SMS debate team in Springfield, struck at socialism in an outstanding speech last night at the Lions Club meeting at Hatcher's.

* Dr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Ford and daughter, Pamela, of Elmo, are visiting this week with Mrs. Ford's mother, Mrs. Anna Graul, and with her sister, Mrs. Ben Benbrook.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1960

* Gasoline prices throughout southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas today are still six or eight cents below normal as the present price "wars" continue to spread. Major brands of gasoline are selling for 21.9 cents per gallon for regular and 26.9 cents per premium grades at most Monett stations.

* Edward Sweeney, a sophomore at Monett High School, has recently received the Degree of Distinction in the National Forensic League.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1970

* After 41 years in the dairy business in southwest Missouri, Ralph Hutson has announced his retirement this month.

* Student of the Monet at Monett Junior High School for April is Gary Martin, a seventh grader and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1980

* Dr. Lyman Firestone, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Monett, who is retiring from the ministry on May 31, and Mrs. Firestone will be honored Sunday in the church dining room.

* Sales tax revenues in the amount of $13,801.50 have been received by the City of Monett and bring the total receipts since collections began on April 1 of last year to $304,777.57.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 10, 1990

* Doug Hobson was installed president of the Monett Lions Club for the 1990-91 year at last night's annual installation of officers Ladies Night. Other officers installed included Gary Crnic, first vice president; Winston Ackerman, secretary; and Ken Bremer, treasurer.

* Rebecca Mattlage has been named the valedictorian and Lori Krueger has been named salutatorium at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 10, 2000

* To celebrate Monett Elementary School being named a Reading Renaissance Model School, a celebration was held at Burl Fowler Stadium.

* Pierce City voters will be asked to pass a new capital improvements sales tax to pay for a new $145,000 fire truck.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1930

* John Greenhagen, of Aurora, left last night for Cape Girardeau where he has accepted a position in a drug store.

* Laura Ellis Willis is spending the week in Purdy with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Carlin.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1940

* Monett High School soloists in the national music competition festival in Kansas City today vied for honors with pupils from all over the nation. Monett solists are Betty Hall, soprano; Gordon Wagner, cornet; and Peggy Pray, harp.

* A large crowd filled the city hall auditorium last night as friends and neighbors of Dr. W.C. Templeton assembled to pay tribute to him on the completion of 50 years in the ministry.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1950

* Mr. and Mrs. Chester Pennell have just reason for being proud of the daughter, Donna Kay, born April 29 at St. Vincent's Hospital for she already has a lower front tooth.

* Barbara Shepherd has been chosen valedictorian of the graduating class of the Monett Junior College and Joy Sperry the salutatorian.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1960

* Rev. and Mrs. Clifford Saunders and children, of Pierce City, have been chosen the "Family of Missouri" in a recent contest sponsored by the Studebaker Corporation.

* The Pierce City park lake, congested with trees, weeds and dead limbs, has been cleared and is back to its normal level. According to Mayor H.G. Hornback, the current beautification effort underway will include the addition of more parking, barbecue pits and picnic tables.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1970

* Seven-year-old Bruce Stockton enjoyed surprising Mrs. Charles Stockton with a Norelco Lady's Shaver won by Bruce in a Mother's Day contest at Conyer's Drug Company.

* Today marks a 30th anniversary for Ramon Carver, mail carrier in the Wentworth community, who began his daily deliveries in 1940.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1980

* Henry Clapper, Monett attorney, was named as the Bond for Governor campaign coordinator for Barry County, according to an announcement by former Governor Christopher "Kit" Bond.

* Lawrence County was ordered by the Missouri State Tax Commission to submit its plan for equalization of real estate valuations.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 11, 1990

* Honor graduates at Purdy High School for the 1990 graduating class have been announced by Principal Jim Rich. Shelley Swadley, daughter of Ronnie and Carol Swadley, and Justin Hightower, son of Dennis and Rita Hightower, were named as co-valedictorians.

* A Barry-Lawrence County birthday reception honoring Missouri Secretary of State Roy Blunt will be held tomorrow at the home of Mike and Phyllis Garrett.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 11, 2000

* A "mystery" document that no one can produce, a personnel policy about board-employee relations that was considered onerous by both sides, and staffing complications that have compounded to a crippling degree produced a number of feisty exchanges in Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board of directors.

* Jeanell Kleiboeker, daughter of Steven and Brenda Kleiboeker, and Stephanie Moennig, daughter of Bob and Dedra Moennig, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt for 2010.

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