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Back in the Good Old Days for June 3

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EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 3, 1930

* Miss Louise Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Johnson, graduated from Park College at Parkville. She graduated with high honors and was valedictorian of the class.

* Alec Carney, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, was one of the graduates of Wentworth Military Academy at Lexington.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 3, 1940

* Miss Robbie Jean Roberts returned to her home here last night after spending a few days at a Springfield hospital where she underwent an operation.

* Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Erickson, of Verona, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice, to Clifford G. McCollum, of Poplar Bluff.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 3 1950

* Final plans have been completed for the annual homecoming of the Newtonia School, which is to be held on the old school grounds at Newtonia on June 4.

* The summer music program of the Monett schools will start Monday, June 5, William V. Hankins, director of music, announced today. The course will offer free instruments for students from the fifth grade through high school.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 3, 1960

* Miss Barbara McShane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McShane, will receive a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy at commencement exercises at the University of Oklahoma.

* Monett's official 1960 census will be listed by the United States Census Bureau as 5,318, pending a final check of the preliminary figures which is not expected to change more than one percent, and will not include territories annexed in the city election April 5.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 3, 1970

* Pvt. Robert J. Rausch, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reynolds, of Monett, and the late Loren Rausch, has been selected the outstanding trainee of his company, Company B, 1st battalion, during basic training at Fort Leonard Wood.

* Richard Monroe, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Monroe and Democratic floor boy for the U.S. Senate, was awarded a scholastic letter for maintaining a four point average, during an awards assembly at the close of the Capitol Page School.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 3, 1980

* A severe shortage of water for Monett, which would probably have resulted in a forced shutdown today of local industries, was averted when repairs to the city's No. 9 well, the major water producing well of the eight in the local system, were completed.

* Lack of entries has forced cancellation of a parade the morning of July Fourth, it was decided at a meeting of the community-wide Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Committee.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 3, 1990

* In a continuing effort to improve the appearance of the 500 block area of downtown Monett, United Missouri Bank has demolished the former Shideler Garage and is now leveling and resurfacing that lot and the adjacent parking lot immediately behind the Monett City Hall.

* The 26th annual Purdy Lions Club Picnic and Carnival will be held Friday and Saturday, June 8.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 3, 2000

* A new filtration system for the Monett Municipal Swimming Pool received its first back washing test Friday.

* David Hutchens has received the annual Community Service Award from the Alexander McNair chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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