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Back in the Good Old Days for June 25

Friday, June 25, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1930

* F.E. Zimmerman is installing a miniature golf course at Crown Gables, Ninth and Cleveland.

* Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Heisser, of Minneapolis, Minn., arrived today to be house guests of Mr. Heisser's sister, Mrs. Fred Campbell and family.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1940

* Philadelphia----Herbert Hoover left himself available for a possible presidential nomination today by declining to say whether or not he would accept the Republican leadership it if were offered by the 1940 convention.

* Miss Ellen Kemp, of Joplin, has been the house guest for several days of Miss Veda Holland.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1950

* Little imagination now is needed to visualize the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company's new drive-in building as it will appear when finished. The structure is being completed in record time and a grand opening is expected to be held Saturday, July 15, M.E. Gillioz said today.

* Five entries have been received for the Junior Miss bathing beauty contest to be held at the city pool the Fourth of July, during the old fashioned celebration to be sponsored by the Hobbs-Anderson Post of the American Legion. They are Darlene Cuendet, Jeanie Roetto, Joan Sisco and Carol Sue Ebner.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1960

* Carolyn Schelin, an 18 year-old Barry County miss, yesterday evening was crowned Monett's 1960 "Miss Maid of Milk." She was one of 25 candidates for the honor.

* Mrs. Riley T. Burris returned home after a week's visit in Fort Scott, Kan., with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rector and little son, Randy.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1970

* A new hospital wing, which has been under construction for the past two years at the State Sanitorium in Mt. Vernon is expected to be completed by the latter part of July.

* Interior of a 1963 Pontiac owned by C.L. Loveland was heavily damaged by fire while parked at 202 Euclid at 2:33 a.m. today.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1980

* Rural customers of the Empire District Electric Company of Pierce City were without electricity for about 20 minutes early this morning as the result of an insulator unit exploding at the power sub-station located some two miles north of Monett on Highway H, according to Ben Layton, line foreman of the Pierce City company.

* Announcement of the grand opening of the pharmacy department at Wal-Mart Discount Cities in Monett is made by Steve Wise, manager, with the new 22 by 27 foot department to handle a full line of name brand and generic drugs.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 25, 1990

* Highlighting this year's fireworks show at Monett's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration will be a 90 foot long by 30 foot high reproduction of Niagara Falls, which event co-chairman Glennon Bass says is sure to be memorable.

* George Bounous and V.V. Murphy were both re-elected to the Monett Senior Citizens board of directors in the annual election. Veva Jenkins and Don Eckhardt were also voted onto the board.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 25, 2000

* Purdy Mayor Curtis Betterton called for a three-phase improvement of the city's water system in his budget for the 2000-01 year.

* The Ozarks Festival Orchestra played two and a third numbers at its Pops in the Park concert before a thunderstorm broke up the show.

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