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Back in the Good Old Days for May 24-25

Monday, May 24, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1930

* Miss Blanche Blakeslee, teacher in Junior High School in Monett, was granted a leave of absence for a year as she wishes to attend college.

* Rev. J.H. Stidham, pastor of the Christian Church in Monett, was elected president of the Christian churches of the Third District of Missouri at a convention held in West Plains.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1940

* Dr. William M. West, of Monett, and Dr. R.M. James, of Joplin, returned yesterday afternoon from Columbia where they attended a celebration honoring Dr. A.R. McComas who has just completed 50 years of practice in the medical profession.

* Miss Mary Virginia Bowen graduated this week from the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis and was awarded the Hatie Waldheim scholarship for having the second highest average in the senior class.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1950

* More than a thousand visitors from Kansas and Missouri in Monett yesterday saw the Camfield Jersey Farm of Neosho sweep in both grand championships----bull and female in the senior division----and saw some of the finest cattle in southwest Missouri at the Jersey parish show.

* Mr. and Mrs. Irl Williamson and daughter, Lynette, were in Mt. Vernon today to visit Mrs. Williamson's sister, Miss Alta Colley.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1960

* Some 750 people are expected to attend the 4-H Broiler Barbecue at the Monett City Park on Thursday.

* The family of Rev. Clifford Saunders, of Pierce City, Missouri's family of the year, left this morning from Joplin Municipal Airport for Lehigh Acres, Fla., where they will compete along with 40 other families for the title as the All-American Family.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1970

* Honored yesterday as Student of the Year at Monett High School was Roger Fritz, outgoing student body president, who was named for the honor in a student vote earlier this week.

* Mrs. Mary Vawter is spending the weekend in Springfield visiting with friends, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1980

* Fifth annual Monett Times Recipe Edition is included in today's issue and features over 200 recipes submitted by readers for consideration in a contest held in conjunction with the publication.

* Monett Municipal Swimming Pool is set to open for the 1980 season at 1 p.m. Sunday with minor repairs and painting now complete and filling underway, according to Mrs. Emma Enke, supervisor.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 24, 1990

* A new varsity football coach and mathematics teacher for Monett High School, Charlie A. Phillips, from Buffalo, was hired by the Monett R-1 Board of Education.

* A bid call for the first two major projects in the comprehensive program of construction, remodeling and renovation of school facilities has been issued by the Monett R-1 Board of Education.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 24, 2000

* The Ozark Festival Orchestra will conclude its 20th season with its annual Pops in the Park concert at the South Park amphitheatre on Sunday.

* Former Monett High School athlete Christina Gliedt has concluded a very successful season of softball. She won the state championship plaque for high school fast pitch softball, playing for the Arkansas High School Lady Mounties in Rogers.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Farrow returned last night from Wichita, Kan., where they visited several days with V.E. Clinton and family.

* The congregation of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Monett is happy this week because the church debt of 12 years standing has at last been paid. To celebrate the occasion, the membership held a banquet in the church basement.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1940

* Miss Robbie Jean Roberts, daughter of Mrs. Nettie Roberts, was operated on this morning for appendicitis at a Springfield hospital.

* Miss Norma Fritz, Monett's entry in the Ozark Smile Girl contest, lost out in the finals of last night's contest at Joplin. Mrs. Fritz survived two eliminations and was selected for the finals.

SIXTY YEAR AGO

May 25, 1950

* The extensive program for refurbishing the schools of Monett has started and will continue throughout the summer months. Painting, remodeling and a general overhaul of some of the rooms and buildings is being done by the custodians of the schools under the supervision of W.H. Ezell, superintendent of buildings.

* Ted Strecker, of Joplin, announced today that he has purchased the Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company store at 314 Broadway in Monett from R.H. Cribbet, who has operated the business since 1945.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1960

* Ted Andrus, local state trooper, last night was elected president of the Monett Lions Club for the coming year.

* H.A. Gardner will be honored at a dinner meeting of the Masonic Lodge on June 4 for completing 50 years as a member of the organization.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1970

* Mrs. Jean Jones, assistant in the advertising department at The Monett Times, is vacationing from her duties this week.

* Mr. and Mrs. Fred Steele, of Tulsa, Okla., visited Saturday in Monett with his mother, Mrs. James Steele, who lives at St. Vincent's Hospital.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1980

* John Carlberg, of Springdale, Ark., president of Jones Truck Lines Inc., will be the guest speaker at the meeting next Tuesday of the Monett Kiwanis Club, to be held at Lakeland Restaurant.

* A proclamation designating May 25-31 as Child Abuse and Neglect Week in Monett has been signed by Mayor Harrell Hall.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 25, 1990

* Annual Monett American Field Service Picnic will be held Tuesday at the Monett City Park and will honor Jenny Kristensson, of Angelholm, Sweden, who has made her home here during the past year with the Dee Stewart family.

* Mrs. Eleanor Donica, of Monett, and Sarah Griffin and Sean and Jason Stallings, all of Pierce City, attended the pinning ceremony of Judy Keeton on May 18. Miss Keeton, a graduate of Missouri Southern State College, received her bachelor of science degree in nursing.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 25, 2000

* Tornado sirens were activated in Monett at 8:52 p.m. yesterday as area residents hunkered down to deal with violent weather that brought some much needed rain to the Monett vicinity. In Monett a storage barn at Bremer Machine blew out in to the alley.

* About 100 children are expected to attend the annual Barry County Youth Camp, slated for June 5 through June 8 at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park.

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