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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 2-3

Monday, August 2, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1930

* M.E. Gillioz, of Monett and Springfield, last night was awarded the general contract for the construction of the New Lincoln School for Negroes and the senior high school gymnasium in Springfield, on his combined bid of $169,190.

* C.H. Main will leave Sunday on a buying trip to St. Louis and Chicago.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1940

* Daisey Lee Russell, of St. Louis, is visiting this week with her brother, Chester Russell and family.

* Mrs. Will J. Amber, who has been ill at her home for the past two weeks, is reported to be improved. She expects to enter West's Hospital in Monett within a few days for further treatment.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1950

* Yesterday's Republican primary election in Barry County did little to alter the personnel of the courthouse officials with only one incumbent office holder, C.C. Ryan, being defeated for judge of the eastern district by Leonard C. Coones.

* M.C. "Bob" Baum was elected commander of the Hobbs-Anderson post 91 Monett American Legion at the annual election.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1960

* City Clerk Ralph Hull announced today he has submitted his resignation to Mayor Lewis Skaggs and the city council with the request that it become effective Aug. 15.

* Mrs. Frank t. Kerr was elected president of the Monett Library Board at a meeting of the board last night. She succeeds Mrs. Hugh Crum.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1970

* A cloud cover which moved into the area during the night brought cooler temperatures and promises of relief from the drought, though only scattered showers had resulted by noon.

* Charles Glaser, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Glaser, has qualified for six events in the SMS summer track and field competition for 15-to-16 year olds.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1980

* Announcement is made of the promotion of Randy Masters, of Monett, to the position of field sales engineer, motor division, of Fasco Industries Inc. in the Atlanta, Ga., office.

* Brenda Fritz, of Monett, will be among the nine students to received nursing pins in ceremonies tomorrow on the Southwest Missouri State University campus.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 1990

* Despite problems with Mother Nature, which forced postponement of part of the play, the seventh annual Summer Golf Benefit for the American Cancer Society has been termed a success with $3,800 netted, according to Mary Ann Wormington, president of the local unit.

* Tamra Sunby and Michael Allen, two Monett teachers, were recognized for their achievements at recent state vocational teachers conferences held in Springfield.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 2, 2000

* Four college-aged "lads" from England have been in Monett this week providing training in skills and fun at a soccer----or "football"----camp offered by the Monett Recreation Department.

* Improvements on Farm Road 1090,, also known as Chapell Drive, by crews from the Monett Street Department have been completed. The mile south of Highway 60, presently not in the Monett city limits, was widened and the old asphalt surface was used as a base for the new overlay.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1930

* One of the new Baldwin Mikado engines for the Frisco has been used in making several test runs between Springfield and Monett.

* Mrs. Margaret Johnson, who has a bachelor of music degree from Webster College in St. Louis, has returned from Chicago where she studied voice and piano with Vernon Williams, son of the last concert signer Everett Williams, and Moissaye Boguslawski, the well known pianist.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1940

* Miss Lynette Williamson has returned home after a visit with Miss Betty Jean Martin in Joplin. Mrs. A.G. Martin brought the young ladies to Monett last evening.

* Muriel Louise Goetz, of Tulsa, Okla., is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. W.E. Link, in Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1950

* Miss Edna Archer, home economist agent of Barry County, has resigned her position and expects to leave soon for California where she will make her home with a sister.

* Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. M.R. Russell, Michael and Elizabeth Ann, and Mrs. W.P. Russell returned to Monett from Omaha, Neb., Tuesday after visiting with Colonel and Mrs. Austin J. Russell.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1960

* Incumbent Vernon Smith, of Mt. Vernon, easily won the Republican nomination for sheriff in the three-man race that highlighted the Lawrence County primary election yesterday.

* Announcement was made today by E.L. Monroe and W.H. Pinnell that they are now doing business as the law firm of Pinnell and Monroe ain their new building at 206 Third Street in Monett.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1970

* Announcement that Major Escel H. Gideon, of Lamar, will assume the battalion commandery of the 203rd Engineer Battalion of the Missouri National Guard on Aug. 24, succeeding Lieutenant Colonel William Ratican, was made by Major General L.B. Adams, junior state adjutant.

* Mr. and Mrs. James W. Scott and Cindy, of Kansas City, are visiting in Monett with Mr. and Mrs. William P. Scott.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1980

* An inspection of the burial site of drums containing deadly dioxin on the James Denney farm southweast of Monett will be conducted this afternoon by Doug Casle, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C.

* Monett city and Monett Rural firemen battled two early morning grass fires today and assisted area firemen northwest of Aurora when a grass fire began blazing for the second time early yesterday afternoon.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 1990

* Monett downtown streets were busy with the bustle of shoppers this morning as the 31st annual Summer Sidewalk Sale got underway.

* Marine Private James C. Parker, son of Judy Self, of Aurora, has completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 3, 2000

* Former Monettan James Burke, the son of Dale and Sharon Burke, of Monett, has completed his service as commander of a fast attack submarine in the U.S. Navy, and will now be moving on to the elite Army War College in Carlisle, Penn., for a more diversified line of service.

* The descendants of Ami and Charlotte Cuendet met at the Monett South Park recently for the 38th annual Cuendet reunion. On Saturday evening preceding the reunion, a picnic was hosted by K.C. and Marjorie Caldwell at their home.

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