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Back in the Good Old Days for June 24

Thursday, June 24, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1930

* Mrs. Marshall McKee is able to be up after a severe case of the mumps.

* Mrs. Robert Vogt went to Cassville today to attend a conference of 4-H clubs of the district.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1940

* Mrs. F.K. Miller is confined to her home since suffering a poisonous insect bite, but is reported to be somewhat improved this morning.

* Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Main and Miss Virginia Fulton returned last night from Washington, D.C., where Main attended the national convention of the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1950

* A chicken thief, captured after a midnight chase by Orvie Freer running in his bare feet, escaped the clutches of the law on the way to jail at Pierce City last night.

* Eighty-three persons now are taking swimming lessons at the city park, under direction of Miss Lou Ellen Jones and Kay McShane.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1960

* Wind damage on Big M Dock on Table Rock last night resulted in heavy damage to 10 boats owned by the dock, according to Ernie Grass, who operates the establishment with his brother, Art Grass.

* Large crowds were in Monett today to attend the city's annual Dairy Festival Day and take part in the activities sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce to salute the dairy industry.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1970

* Monett voters yesterday gave overwhelming approval, by a margin of nearly eight to one, to a $1,162,000 general obligation bond issue in a special election to finance new construction and improvements to the city's present sewer system.

* Mrs. Raymond Ellis, a longtime ardent golfer, experienced a rare thrill yesterday morning when she shot her first hole-in-one on the No. 8 hole at the Monett Municipal Golf Course.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1980

* Two patriotic musical extravaganzas will be performed by the Monett Community Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Carolyn Belknap, during the community-wide old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at the Monett City Park, sponsored by Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 of the American Legion.

* Dr. Richard Weber, of Monett, has recently completed two years of post graduate studies at the American University of Medicine through UCLA extension work.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1990

* Renovations are underway on the old Monett Steam Laundry building. A large smokestack near the center had to be cut with concrete chainsaws and removed piece by piece.

* Missouri State Treasurer Wendell Bailey provided an overview of his office during a luncheon meeting here this week, explaining how the resources of the office can be used for economic development.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 24, 2000

* During Monett's clean-up week, Lucy Waltrip found one of the old tin cans manufactured to hold merchandise from the Frederick's Cigar Company, which had been located at 218 Fifth Street in Monett for a couple decades.

* Aurora's Summerbration festivities on Saturday were enhanced by the Mister Summerbration contest, called "nine of the most gorgeous specimens God had to offer" during pageant introductions.

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