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Back in the Good Old Days for June 14-15

Monday, June 14, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1930

* Mrs. Norman King and Mrs. Hiram Bradford carried out a birthday surprise honoring their mother, Mrs. E.S. Wilson. The guests presented Mrs. Wilson with a set of Bavarian cups and saucers as a birthday gift.

* Miss Margaret Bell Mason spent several days this week in Springfield as a guest of her aunt, Miss Kitty Bell Taylor. Miss Taylor accompanied her home to visit over the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Taylor.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1940

* Beating a retreat for Paris, the tired French Army withdrew southward tonight, assailed by the mightier forces of the German Reich and awaiting word as to how or even whether the battle for France is to go on.

* Miss Rosemary Peterson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Peterson, of Utica, N.Y., formerly of Pierce City, and Ramon Francis Sullinger, of Pierce City, were united in marriage on June 1 in Whitesboro, N.Y.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1950

* The Trinity Lutheran Church, of Freistatt, was chosen in The Christian Century's poll of 100,000 ministries as the rural or small town church most worthy of study in the southwest of the nation.

* J. Merrill Woods, of Monett, today formally announces as a candidate on the Republican ticket for the nomination of the party to the office of State Senator.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1960

* Dr. Hardy A. Kemp, formerly of Monett, has assumed duties as manager of the Atlanta, Ga., Veterans Administration Hospital, a 300-bed general medical and surgical hospital serving veterans of Atlanta and the northwest section of Georgia.

* Funeral services were held yesterday for Rupert C. Farrow, 87, who served as Monett finance and park commissioner during the time Monett's first lighting system was installed, the city hall constructed, Broadway was paved and natural gas was made available to residents.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1970

* Twenty-first annual Missouri state and national open baton twirling contests opened here today with a near record 178 twirlers from five states competing for scores of trophies and hundreds of medals.

* High winds and heavy rain which swept across practically all of the four-state area Thursday night and Friday morning did considerable damage to parts of southwest Missouri. High winds blew a barn on the Lester Schallert farm, located two miles west of Purdy, off its foundation.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1980

* Fair skies, hot and humid is the forecast for the Missouri Ozarks through tomorrow. High tomorrow is expected to be in the low 90s after a low tonight around 70.

* As established by the United States Congress, the annual 21-Day Salute to Honor America will begin tomorrow, Flag Day, and continue through July Fourth.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1990

* A committee has been appointed to investigate the feasibility of reviving the once popular Pierce City Chamber of Commerce sponsored Saturday afternoon drawing.

* Most Unique Trophy in the Carterville Spring Festival Parade, held June 9, was the Griffiths, driving a 1941 Chevy Sedan owned by Helen Witt of Monett.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 14, 2000

* Police Officer Leigh Pruitt, office administrator Bonnie Witt-Schulte and dispatcher Andrea Watkins delivered a baby at a Monett home.

* The long awaited ISO review of Monett's firefighting resources has been completed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 14, 1930

* Delbert Hilton, of Verona, and Miss Edna Jackson, of Kings Prairie, were married at the home of Rev. W.M. Gardner.

* O.D. Shaddox, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Shaddox, is recovering from an appendicitus attack.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1940

* S.A. Deal, of Eureka Springs, Ark., returned to Monett with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hammond and is visiting friends.

* Word was received by P.N. Cook that Mrs. Cook will undergo an operation Saturday in Rochester, Minn., where she went for a check-up at the Mayo Clinic.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1950

* Cooks Ivan Helmkamp and Arno Kleiboeker prepared 160 pounds of hamburger into deluxe sandwiches, had orders for more but ran out of ground beef at the Trinity Lutheran Church picnic in Freistatt.

* The Forest Products Inc., owned by F.P. Sizer Jr., is constructing a second dry kiln at their plant west of Cassville in order that they may increase their production of hardwood flooring.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1960

* Two burglaries at Browning Hardware in Verona and Verona Farmers Exchange last night resulted in considerable damage to a safe and the loss of about $310, with the robberies believed to have been committed by professionals.

* Annual stag night for members of the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce will be held tomorrow at the Monett City Park Casino.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1970

* Verona High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was one of six Missouri chapters to received the Gold Seal Chapter Award for outstanding accomplishments during the National Leadership Conference, held June 10 to 12 in Philadelphia, Penn.

* Howard Mott, a member and past commander of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion, was elected commander of the 15th District at the regular meeting held yesterday in Carthage.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1980

* Monett R-1 Superintendent Dr. Ralph Scott was named yesterday by State Commissioner of Education Arthur Mallory to be one of 39 members on a new school finance study committee.

* Announcement of the opening of Fleming Service, Seventh and Broadway, is made by the owner and operator, Chasteen Fleming.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 15, 1990

* Rick Youngblood has assumed the duties as full-time pastor at the Assembly of God, 607 E. Benton, in Monett. The church will be holding a special program this weekend as part of a new outreach to Monett young people and young couples.

* Varsity cheerleaders at Monett High School have been named for the 1990-91 school year. They are Joyce McCaffrey, Shelby Deines, Jennifer Kerr, Katie Kurucz, Angie Shepherd, Cristy Garrison, Mandy Tettenhorst, Mary Brown, Julie Patton, Tish Michael, Jennifer Shepherd, Kyndall Van Eaton, Amy Orr, Kasee Workes and Julie Benz.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 15, 2000

* Jack Henry and Associates is one of the finalists for a 2000 Economic Impact Award from the Springfield Business Journal, in the information technology category.

* Winning for the second consecutive year, a team from the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District won the championship at the sixth annual St. John's Emergency Medical Services Team Challenge.

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