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Back in the Good Old Days for May 31-June 1

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EIGHTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1930

* Strawberry shipments are gradually falling off and carlot loadings will last only a few more days.

* Mrs. Fred Shaffer went to St. Louis to visit her sister, Mrs. E.T. Jay, and to bring home her mother, Mrs. T.L. Breece, who has visited in the Jay home for two months.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1940

* Miss Virginia Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Bowen, recently received the $500 scholarship for further study in nursing at the graduating exercises at the Jewish Hospital of Nursing.

* President Roosevelt told Congress today the "speedy" enlargement of over a billion dollars was demanded by the almost incredible events of the past two weeks in Europe's war. Roosevelt recommended that Congress grant him authority to call the National Guard and reserve personnel into active service.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1950

* Four officers and approximately 45 enlisted men will go to Camp Crowder on Saturday for range practice in the firing of the carbine and M-3 sub-machine guns from the Monett Houn' Dawg unit.

* Miss Louellen Jones will give free instructions to classes of swimmers at the city pool this summer, and she is making arrangements today with City Commissioner Alfred Balmas on the summer's plans.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1960

* Strawberry shipments from here are picking up with seven boxcar loads already shipped to northern distribution points.

* Father Clement Schmidt, a member of a pioneer Verona family, will celebrate his Silver Jubilee in the priesthood at the Sacred Heart Church in Verona on June 1 with a 10 a.m. Mass.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1970

* Summer vacation for three boys, students at Monett High School, got off to a good start with a "Huckleberry Finn" camping and fishing experience at Eagle Rock during which they caught a stringer of catfish which would put many adult fishermen to shame. The boys are Gary Bass, Jim Arnaud and Mark Edwards.

* Ben Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hall, of Dayton, Ohio, is spending some time in Monett with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Hall.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1980

* Mayor Richard Jones, of Pierce City, was among some 100 officials who accepted Senator John C. Danforth's invitation to confer with Environmental Protection Agency officials.

* Dr. Leland May, associate professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and a native of Purdy, will be one of six speakers for the 1980 Crowder College Writer's Conference in Neosho.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 31, 1990

* Siv Olsen, Monett's 29th foreign student through the American Field Service program, will be staying with the Ron and Debbie Netzer family.

* Raymond T. Roberts, a 1986 graduate of Monett High School, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in political science and communication at William Jewell College in Liberty on May 13.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 31, 2000

* Construction crews will be back in full force later this week as Monett's downtown revitalization project moved into a full throttle drive in the heaviest part of the effort. In the last two weeks crews have worked on an unusual number of projects in a small space.

* The Monett Community Foundation has received $10,000 as an affiliate of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks through a gift from the Harry Cooper Foundation.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 1, 1930

* A motoring party composed of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding P. Sizer Jr., Mrs. Fielding P. Sizer Sr., Miss Alma Russell and David Lockmiller left on a trip to southern states and will spend three weeks visiting points of interest.

* Wilbur Pace returned Friday night from Columbia where he is a student in the school of journalism. He will spend his vacation in the news and advertising departments of The Times to gain experience.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 1, 1940

* Among the 450 cadets graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point this June is Austin J. Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson R. Russell of North Ninth Street in Monett. He will receive his degree and commission in the corps of engineers.

* The municipal rose garden at the city park is a lovely sight this spring with most of the 1,000 rose bushes in bloom. It is a project sponsored by the garden clubs of Monett, assisted by the city and citizens of town.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 1, 1950

* Two Frisco boxcars and a caboose escaped damage in a derailment near Aurora late yesterday.

* Removal of the district health office from Monett to Springfield in a state-wide redistricting of health areas has been announced by Dr. Buford Hamilton, director of the Division of Health of Missouri. The move order is effective July 1.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 1, 1960

* Number of contestants for the title of Monett's Miss Milk Maid for 1960 has increased to 26, according to George Teuton, secretary of the Monett Chamber of Commerce, event sponsor.

* Nearly 100 Monett Kiwanians, their wives and guests were present for the fifth Tuesday of the month meeting held last night at St. John's Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 1, 1970

* Mrs. Larry Salsman and Mrs. Tom Wormington are primary department workers in Vacation Bible School at the New Site Baptist Church.

* Mrs. Barbara Pigg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pigg, of Marshall, formerly of Monett, has won the Wood Citizenship Award trophy presented each year to the women selected as best citizen of the student body at Culver-Stockton College in Canton.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 1, 1980

* Senator Thomas Eagleton of Missouri has urged the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. to begin a thorough clean-up immediately of the dioxin contaminated wastes discovered near Aurora.

* Paul DeRigne, of Monett, a professional photographic artist, had his second print added to the permanent collection of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 1, 1990

* Steven Coyle, a teacher and coach with the Eldorado Springs School District for the past six years, has been hired by the Monett R-1 Board of Education as varsity basketball coach at Monett High School for the 1990-91 school year.

* Linda Phillps was installed recently as the new president of Monett Women of Today. Other officers installed were Lynn Lowe, vice president; Bonnie Witt-Schulte, secretary; Paula Kay, treasurer.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 1, 2000

* Depending on how the chlorine stabilizes, the Monett Municipal Swimming Pool will open this weekend.

* VFW member Howard Mott was presented a life membership pin in honor of his late wife, Crystal, at the Tom Wolfe VFW Post and Auxiliary appreciation dinner.

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