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Back in the Good Old Days for July 12-13

Monday, July 12, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1930

* The home of Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Russey, 914 Central, was broken into last night and several articles of clothing belonging to Dr. Russey were taken.

* A mad dog was killed by Otto Winton on his farm west of Monett yesterday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1940

* Cameramen this week completed filming of the local picture "Monett On Parade" which will be shown at the Gillioz Theatre in about three weeks, according to Jack Stephenson, manager.

* Word was received yesterday that the condition of J.J. Charles, formerly of Monett, who is ill at his home in Hollywood, Calif., was thought somewhat better. He is under the care of a special nurse.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1950

* A feeling of jubilance by American troops following their first successful counterattack was quickly chilled by the North Koreans who slipped back under the cover of fog and what followed was termed by an officer as virtual slaughter.

* Joe Rowell, president at the opening of the Monett Lions Club last night in the absence of Floyd Huffman, turned the gavel over to the new president, Paul Whitaker.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1960

* Thirtieth annual Jaycees Carnival opens tomorrow in Monett at the Safeway Store parking lot, Eighth and Broadway, and will continue for four nights.

* A $20,000 electric project, converting the electrical primary lines from 2,400 volts to 4,160 volts, increasing the capacity in Monett about 70 percent, is nearing completion, Utilities Superintendent T.B. Mumma told The Times.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1970

* The Factory Outlet Store at 205 W. Broadway will be opened by Vaisey Bristol Shoe Corporation about Aug. 1, it was announced today.

* A new Travenol System 99 emergency resuscitation unit, a project that has taken the Women's Hospital Auxiliary five years to complete, has arrived at St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett and is scheduled to go into immediate use for those patients needing coronary care.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1980

* Announcement of the sale of Buchanan Funeral Home Inc., of Monett, to Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hobson and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hemphill is made by Mr. and Mrs. Glennon Holmes, with the change in ownership to be effective Aug. 1.

* Miss Jane Ann Caldwell, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernal Caldwell, of Monett, and a senior this fall at Monett High School, has been selected to be a state finalist in the 1980 Miss United States Teenager Pageant, to be held Aug. 16 in Columbia.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 12, 1990

* The resignation of Scott Sullivan as field supervisor for Barry-Lawrence Ambulance Service was accepted at last night's regular meeting of the board of directors with Suzzie Harper, president, presiding.

* Building dedication services and open house will be held July 15 at Covenant Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon with July marking the first anniversary of the construction of the building.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 12, 2000

* The Pierce City R-6 Board of Education agreed to commit to purchasing a number of air conditioners for installation this summer.

* The Barry-Lawrence Regional Library Board of Trustees at its June meeting elected Gail Brownsberger as president, Ann Hall as vice president and Barbara Shoun as secretary.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1930

* F. P. Sizer and Ed Salzer, of Monett, have filed a $50,000 breach of contract suit against an oil concern in connection with the purchase of an interest in oil and gas leases in Shelby County, Tenn.

* Lloyd Lipe started to work as salesman at the Davis Brothers Market on Monday. Mr. Lipe takes the place of Louis Balden, who resigned.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1940

* Several Monettans braved the cool July winds last evening to welcome the first trainload of Arkansas coal enroute to St. Louis under the new freight rates.

* Cool weather prevailed in Monett after a low of 55 degrees last night. The high yesterday was 80 degrees and the high up to 11 a.m. today was 77 degrees.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1950

* Gene Babb has been appointed representative for Ford tractors and Dearborn Implements in the Monett area.

* The rain jinx which has held for the last two years at the Stones Prairie Lutheran Church picnic threatened again last night, but it was broken after the wind started blowing and a few raindrops fell.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1960

* This week 96 4-Hers enjoyed a three-day junior leadership camp at Camp Smokey in Roaring River State Park. Eleven counties were represented including Barry and Lawrence.

* David Fly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fly, of Monett, has added a new role to his long line of successful comic and dramatic characterizations as he was named to play Ten Spot the Clown on a Springfield TV station.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1970

* Seven freight cars of a southbound Frisco train derailed Saturday at Pierce City where the tracks cross Highway 37, blocking traffic for several hours. E.J. Vogt, 57, of Monett, was the train engineer. Brakemen were W.R. Graves, 50, and R.A. Gravener, 55, both of Monett, and E.L. Wacheck, 36, of Verona.

* Mr. and Mrs. Fred Margolis and sons, David and Tommy, of Deerfield, Ill., visited in Monett over the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Otto Linebarger. Mrs. Margolis was here to attend the Monett High School reunion of the Class of 1940.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1980

* Selma McDougle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Selma McDougle, of Purdy, has been accepted for a dinetetic internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

* A United States flag which flew over the U.S. Capitol on Father's Day has been received by Oscar Kleine, of Pierce City.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 13, 1990

* John Garton, former middle school principal at Lamar High School, has been named the new school superintendent at the Purdy R-2 School District.

* Three students from Monett High School placed in the upper half of the nation's competitors at the National Forensic League's national speech tournament held in June. They were Pat Garrett, Bob Swank and Jason Van Eaton.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 13, 2000

* "We went online with our new computer system on June 28," Monett Postmaster Mike Williams said. "We are asking patrons to please be patient as we learn the new system and get the bugs worked out."

* Heavy equipment was hard at work yesterday on South Chapell Drive, also known as Farm Road 1090, south of Monett, where the Monett Special Road District is replacing a low water bridge with a triple box culvert.

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