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Back in the Good Old Days for June 11

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EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1930

* Dr. Harvey A. Jones, of Monett, is dean of a School of Theology which opened today at Ozark Wesleyan College in Carthage.

* The residence of C.C. Gimble, 908 Cale, was broken into and robbed of silverware, Kodak, candies and small change.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1940

* Margaret Spirten, who is attending teachers college at Springfield, spent the weekend at her home here.

* Miss Mary Rupp became the bride of Mr. Henry Joeckel at a very pretty wedding Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the Stones Prairie Lutheran Church, with Rev. Paul Holtzen, pastor of the church, reading the marriage vows.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1950

* Rev. Sam Morris, of San Antonio, Texas, nationally known to radio listeners everywhere as the Voice of Temperance, will speak at the First Christian Church, Monett, Sunday afternoon, June 18, under the auspices of The Temperance League of Missouri.

* A record crowd of picnickers, swimmers and visitors were at the Monett city park yesterday, taking advantage of the big shade, trees, the picnic grounds, the casino and pool, P.N. Cook, park superintendent, said.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1960

* For the fifth consecutive year, the Monett Chapter of the Future Farmers of America has been rated "superior." Announcement was made this week that the local chapter was one of 37 among Missouri's 254 chapters to received the top rating for 1960.

* Miss Janell Jenkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landon Jenkins, is convalescing at her home from ear surgery and a tonsillectomy, performed Wednesday at Burge Hospital in Springfield.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1970

* U.S. Air Force Sergeant Jack Allen, of Route 1, Pierce City, is on duty at Cam Ranh AB, Vietnam.

* Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Withers, of Kansas City, returned to their home Wednesday after a visit of several days with Mrs. Withers's sister, Mary Montgomery.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1980

* Personnel changes and departmental reports dominated the business agenda at yesterday's monthly meeting of Monett City Council with one appointment also made to the city's park board.

* Plans for the 91st annual Freistatt Picnic, sponsored by the Trinity Lutheran Church and scheduled for tomorrow at the picnic grounds behind the Trinity Lutheran School, are complete with a number of attractions to be features at the popular event.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 11, 1990

* The Monett City Council passed an ordinance today that will allow voters of the City of Monett on August 7 to have the final say on whether or not a new 18-hole municipal golf course is constructed on a city-owned site west of the city.

* Monett Senior Citizens captured 10 medals at the annual Southwest Missouri Office on Aging Physical Fitness Days, held Thursday and Friday at Doling Park in Springfield.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 11, 2000

* Activity of the Monett Police Department's new hot line has been slow in the first months of use, but Police Chief David Tatum said he's confident the service will be valuable in the future.

* For the second year in a row, Monett's Consumer Confidence Report on the city's water resources has shown the water quality holds up under significant examination.

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