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Back in the Good Old Days for June 18

Friday, June 18, 2010


June 18, 1930

* G. M. Withers and Ben Shipman succeeded in capturing the last of a litter of eight wolves on the Heyburn farm, west of Monett. The other seven were caught more than a month ago.

* The unemployment at Monett is given at 42 people, by the preliminary announcement of the 15th census unemployment returns. This number includes persons who are without a job, able to work and looking for a job.


June 18, 1940

* Grover C. Fulton took over his duties as postmaster at Monett Saturday after being checked in by Inspector George Goodman.

* F.E. Johnson has a night blooming cereus, a rare plant which blooms only a few hours each season, which he says will open its second blossom this evening. The first flower displayed itself last night.


June 18, 1950

* Four Monett High School girls left yesterday for a week's stay at the Midwestern Music Camp held in Lawrence at the University of Kansas. The girls are Lois Birkenbach, MHS band drum major; Latrisia Kinney, drum major of the drum corps; Darlene Cuendet, band twirler; and Shirley Henson, drum corps twirler.

* A swarm of bees followed their queen bee up Broadway Sunday morning, causing Chief Dan Macdonald a few bad moments.


June 18, 1960

* Miss Kay Ann Gillette will leave Sunday on a mission tour through the South, sponsored by the General Southwest Missouri Conference of the Women's Society of Christian Service.

* More than 150 participants from seven states have registered for the 11th annual championship Missouri State and National Open Baton Twirling Contest, opening tomorrow in Monett.


June 18, 1970

* The internationally famous Clyde McCoy band has been confirmed to play for the Saturday night dance at the Pierce City Centennial celebration.

* Betsy Garrett, a Monett delegate to the 1970 Missouri Girls State, was elected as a candidate for the highest office in the mythical governmental organization, that of governor, in primary elections which highlighted yesterday's activities in the week-long program.


June 18, 1980

* An informal supper party, held last night at Monett Fire Department Headquarters, honored Captain Brooks Ham, who retired from the department on June 14 following nearly 12 years of service.

* Sister Marita Pozek, administrator of St. Vincent's Hospital, was elected president of the Southwest Missouri Hospital Council District VI, at a dinner meeting of the group, held June 6.


June 18, 1990

* Thirty-eight shooters from six Midwest states participated in the 25th annual Monett Single Shot Rifle Matches, held over the weekend, with a large number of spectators also on hand.

* Three Monett High School band students, Scott Frazier, Rob McGuire and Joey Coatney, left for Europe over the weekend to participate in a 20-day tour of seven countries as part of the 120-member Missouri Ambassadors of Music ensemble.


June 18, 2000

* A total of $3,225 was raised for the Children's Miracle Network by Monett Masonic Lodge 129 AF&AM through its annual bean dinner.

* In the first meet of the season, the Monett Water Thrashers team finished fourth despite having only 26 of the 87-member team competing.

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