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Back in the Good Old Days for June 18

Friday, June 18, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

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.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

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.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

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.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

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.

FORTY YEARS AGO

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.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

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.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

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.

TEN YEARS AGO

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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