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Back in the Good Old Days for June 7-8

Monday, June 7, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 7, 1930

* Sixty-five cars of tomatoes are expected to be handled in the Monett yards today.

* Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Stidham and children, Allene and Betty, will leave Monday to attend the state convention of Christian churches in Mexico, Mo.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 7, 1940

* Mrs. Ed Reynaud, who underwent an emergency appendectomy at West Hospital in Monett last week, is reported doing nicely.

* Harry Ami Stella, grandson of Mrs. Charlotte Cuendet, of Monett, is one of the graduates with this year's class at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was captain of the Army football team during the 1939 season.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 7, 1950

* Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Waltrip returned Tuesday from a weekend visit and fishing trip, bringing home several fish weighing from two to four pounds each.

* Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion will sponsor the junior baseball team, members decided at the regular meeting. Art Glass was named general manager.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 7, 1960

* President Dwight Eisenhower has announced the nomination of Robert E. Hemphill, of Monett, for postmaster of the Monett Post Office. Hemphill has served as acting postmaster since January 23.

* A new $15,000 fire truck was added to the fleet of trucks in the Monett Fire Department last night when the vehicle arrived from St. Louis after being given final approval by the Missouri Inspection Bureau.

FORTY YEARS YEARS

June 7, 1970

* Selected as royalty for the Pierce City Centennial last night were Janene George, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack George, crowned as Miss Pierce City. Kristi Cannady was crowned Little Miss Pierce City, and Valerie Peters was Junior Miss Pierce City.

* Jon Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Roberts, of Monett, received his master's degree in American history in ceremonies Monday at the close of the spring term at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 7, 1980

* Missouri Army National Guardsmen from Company C at Monett and Pierce City will be participating in a massive renovation program at Camp Robinson, Ark., during their annual two weeks of summer field training.

* Monett Jaycees major new project for the coming year, participation in a joint project with the City of Monett and Monett R-1 School District in providing four new tennis courts at Monett North Park, was discussed last night in a meeting held at Pizza Hut.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 7, 1990

* An offer from Allied Capitol Corporation II, a closed end management investment company, to merge with Jack Henry and Associates was unanimously approved yesterday by the Jack Henry board of directors.

* Elected last night as commander of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion for the coming year was W.A. "Bill" Schuetz. Elected vice commander was Dayton Mackey.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 7, 2000

* Major improvements at Cox Monett Monett Hospital, including reopening of the obstetrics service, have been given the green light by oversight officials with the state.

* Preparations are now complete for the fourth annual Relay for Life, slated for Friday and Saturday at the Burl Fowler Stadium in Monett.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1930

* A flock of 153 white leghorn pullets belonging to Theodore Erickson of northeast of Monett were stolen last night. Erickson had just called the flock and place the chickens in coops.

* Miss Helen Hackman and Miss Carrie Schnadt, who have been visiting Dr. and Mrs. O.L. Brandt, left today for a visit at Hollister and Tulsa, Okla., and will return to Monett for a longer visit.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1940

* Warren Rauch was awarded the contract for operating the Monett Swimming Pool this summer at a special meeting of the Monett City Council late yesterday. Rauch plans to open the pool tomorrow.

* Mrs. Erma Helen Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Hill of Houston, and Tommy Withers, son of Mrs. Miles Thomas, of Monett, were married at the home of the bride's parents on Sunday morning.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1950

* The assessed valuation of Barry County, excluding railroads, telephone, telegraph and public utilities is $12,089,750, according to the books which have been turned over to County Clerk George England by Assessor H.L. Chastain.

* Wallace Lee Duvall, Charleston, Ark., today accepted by telephone the mathematics teaching position at the Monett High School and Monett Junior College.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1960

* Two active members of the Monett Kiwanis Club yesterday were honored by the civic organization with certificates of appreciation for outstanding community service. They are Dr. William Beachy and Rev. Ralph Mehring. Both have announced they are leaving Monett to accept other assignments.

* Leon Frederick, formerly of Monett, has been elected to succeed Lyle Chamberlain as president of the Table Rock Chamber of Commerce.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1970

* Thirty-eight years and some 5,000 babies after he began his practice in Monett on Sept. 6 in the depression year of 1932, Dr. Frank T. Kerr today announced his retirement reluctantly acquiescing to the advice of his physician.

* Mrs. L.M. Davidson, of Monett, spent the weekend in Eldorado Springs with his sister, Mrs. Florence Smith.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1980

* Plans for the 91st annual Freistatt Picnic, sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt and scheduled for Thursday at the picnic grounds behind the church, are nearing completion.

* Members of 4-H Clubs from 14 counties in southwest Missouri will be taking part in the annual 4-H Camping Program to be held at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park beginning Monday and continuing through Friday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 8, 1990

* The appointment of Richard "Dick" Palmer to fill the District Five director position of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District was approved at Tuesday night's monthly meeting.

* Freistatt delegates named to attend Girls State are Charrell Morgan from the Hubert H. Kleiboeker 419 Freistatt American Legion Post; Sandra Wilke from the Freistatt Legion Auxiliary; and Jennifer Dieckhoff from the Freistatt Lions Club.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 8, 2000

* Directors were named and officers elected as the Highway 37/60 Corridor Coalition organized yesterday to push for getting four-lane state highways built on the existing state highways from Springfield to Gateway, Ark.

* Purchase of Symitar Systems has been completed by Jack Henry and Associates.

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