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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 6

Friday, August 6, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1910

* Mrs. Will Roberts, of Pierce City, is in St. Louis with her son, Ray, who was bitten by a dog several days ago. The dog acted strangely and, fearing that it might be mad, was killed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1930

* Dr. Curtis F. Marbut, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Barry County, has gone to Russia to attend the international soil congress in Leningrad. He will tour Russia and other continental countries before returning to the United States.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1940

* Mrs. Leslie Mason and Miss Margaret Bell left this afternoon for Muskogee, Okla., to visit Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wells.

* C. Peyton Gulick gave a violin program Sunday afternoon at the state sanitorium at Mt. Vernon and in the evening played for the Union Church services.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1950

* Mr. and Mrs. Lon Thomason announce the sale of their market, located at 505 Ninth St. to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rains. Mr. and Mrs. Thomason have been in this location for the past five years. They formerly owned the Southside Market.

* Dr. T.F. Boyds, of Kerryville, Texas, arrived here today to take over the practice of Dr. W.C. Hazell, who has been ill since March.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1960

* Members of the Theron Bennett Memorial Committee met Thursday with Burl Ives, internationally famous folk and ballad singer, at Mickey Mantle's Holiday Inn at Joplin.

* Heavy rains in July boosted the amount of moisture received in the Monett area for the first seven months of 1960 to 20.97 inches.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1970

* A machinery display is one of the special attractions at the Pierce City Centennial which got underway yesterday. Among the items featured is a Fordson tractor, manufactured in the 1920s, which attracted much attention from bystanders, and a sorghum press and wiremaking machine.

* Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Ayers and Danny, of Mt. Prospect, Ill., are expected to arrive this evening for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Combes.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1980

* David Tatum received over 55 percent of the total vote in a four-way raced for Lawrence County sheriff. Jimmy Hopkins upset one-term incumbent Vernon Still to win the Republican nomination for Barry County sheriff 2.113 to 1,933.

* Pierce City voters approved a $95,000 general obligation bond to provide the city's share of a new $1,117,000 sewer improvement program.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 1990

* The first felony sentences under a new Missouri law barring the sale of paddlefish eggs have been handed down by 39th Circuit Judge William H. Pinnell of Monett.

* Robert Abeln, math teacher and coach at Pierce City High School for the last 11 years, has been hired as the new high school principal for the Purdy R-2 School District.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 6, 2000

* State tax credits to homeowners and investors making significant improvements to homes within a targeted area of Monett has been announced by Mayor Jerry Fulp.

* Monett High School football coach Keith Jordan reports early morning drills are being given to members of the Monett Cubs football team as two-a-day practice began.

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