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Good Old Days 6-4

Friday, June 4, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1930

* Luther Hagler, of St. Louis, was called here the first of the week because of the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. J.A. Hagler.

* W.E. Blankenship, the grocer, has bought a new Chevrolet delivery truck.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1940

* Monett will throw their all stars into the fray in a softball game Thursday night with Cassville's stars. Clarence Alyea will select the Monett team.

* Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Dickinson of the Cash Stove here have purchased the former J.D. Heyburn property at 621 Fifth and have taken possession.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1950

* Floyd Stewart's campaign strategy and platform for president of the National Junior Chamber of Commerce were mapped out here by members of the state executive committee in meetings held Saturday night and Sunday.

* The week long young peoples conference at Camp Yo-Ko-Mo began today with approximately 124 youths from the Christian churches of southwest Missouri attending.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1960

* Eddie Auffert of Mozark Poultry and Jimmy Hyde of the Lions Club pitched no-hit games in the same Pony League contest last night with Mozark eking out a 2 to 1 victory as all runs were scored on walks or errors.

* Showers during the month of May totaled 5.72 inches, increasing the precipitation in the Monett area during the first five months of 1960 to 12.51 inches.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1970

* Representing Lawrence County at the annual National 4-H Citizenship Short Course in Washington, D.C., this week are four club members: Lorene Bray, Carol Jo Yenne, Cheryl Frey and Jim Spradling.

* Brook and Kyle Bounous landed a two-pound bass on a trout line while fishing in a farm pond this morning. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bounous of Route 2.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1980

* Installation of a second pump to pump the partially treated wastewater to the old wastewater treatment plant was completed earlier this week, providing a backup until problems with the bio-surf unit at the new $6.5 million plant can be solved.

* Dan Probstfield was elected the new president of the Monett Kiwanis Club at yesterday's noon meeting, succeeding Ron Wormington, when the new slate of officers take over in October.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 4, 1990

* Plans for a major improvement project at the intersection of Cleveland and Ninth Stret which, when completed, will result in the rerouting of Route H traffic to bypass the central city, are now complete.

* Randell Mealer was hired by the Monett R-1 Board of Education as the instrumental music instructor for the 1990-91 school year. Mealer is presently assistant high school band instructor in Webb City.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 4, 2000

* Activities are now underway for the Monett Summer Youth program. Eighty youths have signed up to participate in golf, tennis, basketball, track, football and volleyball. The program is free.

* The Ladies Auxiliary Unit to Hubert H. Kleiboeker American Legion Post 419 in Freistatt has named its delegates to the 59th annual Girls State. They include: Kristen Obermann from Monett High School, Sonja Millsap and Kimberly Chapman from Mt. Vernon High School, and Melissa Rinker from Miller High School.

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