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Back in the Good Old Days for July 26-27

Monday, July 26, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1930

* Ida Berniece Cannady, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Cannady, of 300 Sixth St., was severely bitten on the shoulder by a dog belonging to Mrs. W.P. Bailie.

* Monett Myer will go to Pineville next week to paint the school building.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Maines, who are enjoying an eastern trip, sent word that they are having a fine time. They expect to visit Washington, D.C., and New York Fair and other points of interest during their two weeks of vacation.

* R.W. Patton and Clark Millikan, who are on their vacation this week, plan to spend the week in Noel.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1950

* Orville Osterloh, of near Monett, has been assigned as manager of the Aurora Kroger Store. He was formerly assistant manager of the Kroger Store in Monett.

* E.H. Dieckhoff, the new principal of the Freistatt school, and his family have arrived. The Dieckhoff family will live in what used to be the hospital until the new teacherage is finished.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1960

* The cause of the death of many fish in the Sportsmen's League's Lake has apparently been solved, according to John Frye, Barry County Conservation Agent. Frye state that the fish probably died as a result of oxygen starvation caused by large amounts of decaying moss that was killed by the recent spraying of the lake.

* Mr. and Mrs. Max Bass and Gary and planning a three week vacation to begin next Monday at their cabin in Cape Fair.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1970

* Mr. and Mrs. Dave Whitlock returned home Thursday night after having spent several days in Kansas City.

* Monett Police are investigating a report of vandalism at the Monett South Park. Three park benches were reported thrown into the swimming pool after closing last night.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1980

* A public hearing on the proposed property tax levy for the City of Monett for the current tax year will be conducted by the Monett City Council on Aug. 8.

* A letter congratulating the Monett community and North Barry County Chapter of the American Red Cross Bloodmobile visit here on July 15 has been received by John Tucker, local Bloodmobile chairman.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 26, 1990

* Three and a half months after groundbreaking, construction on the new sewer wastewater treatment plant for Purdy is progressing smoothly, and is approaching the delicate phase in building the foundation for the four acre lagoon at the heart of the $840,570 project.

* Plans are complete for the second annual concert by the Monett Community Band to be presented in the band shell at Monett South Park tomorrow, sponsored by the Monett High School Band Boosters.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 26, 2000

* Two new charitable funds under the Monett Community Foundation were announced at the Community foundation of the Ozarks annual luncheon. The Dayton and Pearl Mackey Fund to benefit Camp Barnabas and the Karen Sligar Memorial Scholarship Fund are two of 30 new funds under the Community Foundation's umbrella.

* The city of Verona is deemed to be generally in good financial shape following an audit of 70 to 85 hours of work.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1930

* Will Joseph and Fred Meador, prominent Barry County teachers, will graduate from the Warrensburg State Normal this summer.

* Miss Maude Gibbons is visiting Miss Mabel Weygandt in the country.

SEVENTY YEAR AGO

July 27, 1940

* Leo Hodson has been transferred to Paola, Kan., where he ahs been assigned a job in the fuel department. He has been working at Monett for several months under J.R. Woolsey, fuel foreman.

* Sam Jolley, switchman, is taking a layoff for several days.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1950

* Miss Ermalee Cline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Cline, Jack Haymes and Norman Gibbons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Gibbons, were among the 24 graduates of the Drury College summer term in commencement exercises held today in Stone Chapel on the Drury campus.

* Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Dietrich and son, Tim, Mrs. Gladys Long and Mrs. Annie Dietrich visited Thursday night in Joplin with Mrs. Long's son, Gordon Long and family.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1960

* Rev. Clifford Saunders has been named as president-elect of the Pierce City Parent-Teachers Association. He succeeds Mrs. James Golding.

* Leaving today for a 10-day vacation trip to Florida were Mrs. Albert McIntyre, Pat, Kay and Arda and George Patton. They will visit Deerfield Beach and Orlando.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1970

* Dayton Mackey was elected president of the board of directors of the Monett Area Extended Employment Workshop at a meeting held last night at the Monett Chamber of Commerce office.

* With no appreciable rainfall reported throughout most of the bi-county area as well as the entire Ozarks region, drought effects are now beginning to show with farm crops and pastures beginning to suffer.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1980

* Monett Fire Department was called to the L.D. Schreiber Cheese Co. lot on Saturday when a 1977 Chevrolet pickup driven by Betty Jean Sartin, of Aurora, apparently backfired, resulting in a fire.

* A benefit street dance and dance contest, sponsored by the Monett Jaycee Wives, has been scheduled for Aug. 2, on the Monett Municipal Parking Lot, Sixth and Broadway. All proceeds will go to the March of Dimes.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 27, 1990

* Members of the First Free Will Baptist Church are gradually adjusting to the loss of half of their church facility in a fire five weeks ago, and are making plans for rebuilding.

* Around 120 people gathered on lawn chairs at the Monett City Park to hear the second annual concert of the Monett Community Band, under the direction of Randy Mealer.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 27, 2000

* Members of Monett's Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Ladies Auxiliary received numerous awards and recognition at the state convention held recently in Columbia, often being named the best post in the state of Missouri in categories in its division.

* The board of directors has organized to begin soliciting contributions to the Neighborhood Assistance Program for construction of Smart Start Day Care Inc., a 74-child 24-hour facility in Monett.

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