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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 9-10

Monday, August 9, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1930

* The Old Mill golf course has been opened on the Salzer lots, Second and Dunn.

* Arch Long, park commissioners, and the city employees are making plans to make the visitors at the deaf convention here as comfortable as possible. The camp kitchen will be turned over to the visitors Saturday and Sunday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1940

* Miss Mildred Exposito, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.W. Exposito, became the bride of Dr. Harold J. Renn, of Jefferson City, on Saturday.

* Mr. and Mrs. George Johnston left today for Jefferson City after spending election day in Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1950

* A report that someone was dead on Cale Street yesterday resulted in another trip to the county jail by Quint Sanders. When police officers arrived, they found the aged man out cold from drink.

* Mr. and Mrs. J. Clark Herd returned to their home in Wichita Sunday night after visiting the past week in the home of Mrs. Herd's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pinkley. Tommy Pinkley returned with them for a week's visit.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1960

* It was announced today by Frank and Dick Kerr that Lakeland Lodge, Monett's new ultra modern motel, is now open for business.

* Mrs. Vance Moore and daughters departed Saturday for their home in Ava after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Collier.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1970

* Lightning which accompanied yesterday evening's brief but violent storm in the area was the apparent cause of a fire at the Clyde McKee farm, located two miles east and three-quarters of a mile north of Monett High School, destroying a barn with over 2,000 bales of hay.

* Mrs. Junior Decocq, of Cassville, visited her husband, who is a patient in the Columbia Research Hospital.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1980

* A raging fire swept over 100 acres of grass and timberland on three farms between Monett and Pierce City yesterday. Some 40 acres were burned on the Gene Kluck and Houck farms west of Pierce City in addition to the 100 acres burned east of Pierce City involving the property of Jimmy Tate, Dutch Blinzler and Harold Gripka.

* Hundreds of shoppers crowded the sidewalks of downtown Monett this morning for Monett's 21st annual Sidewalk Bazaar.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 1990

* Thousands are expected for the 17th annual Freistatt Lions Ernte Fest, scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18 in Freistatt.

* Cathy Pons, an assistant professor of linguistics at Indiana University, has been interviewing Monett area residents during the week to study the spoken language of the Waldensian community to discover changes in the unique language form.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 9, 2000

* Major recording artist Tommy Overstreet, gospel performer Albert E. Brumley Jr. and the Goodwill Trio will be among the performers giving a benefit concert in Kings Prairie on Saturday to help restore the old Kings Prairie school into a community center.

* "I'm very excited to be at the First United Methodist Church," remarked Clif Crockett, new pastor at the Monett church. "There seems to be the same flavor among the congregation as the community at large." Crockett succeeds Mark Mildren, who moved to become pastor of a church in West Plains after serving the Monett congregation for 10 years.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1930

* Mrs. J.W. Baty, of St. Louis, who is spending her vacation with relatives in New York City and Boston, is expected in a few days for a visit with her sister, Mrs. W.C. Friddle, and other relatives in Monett.

* Mrs. Bertha J. Smith, of Boulder, Colo., has arrived in Monett to visit her sister, Mrs. C.F. Whitlock.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1940

* A large diesel locomotive pulling over a hundred cars of freight went through Monett on Sunday and returned today noon. The engine consists of two units, either of which can be operated separately. It is being demonstrated to the Frisco by the manufacturer.

* Miss Letha Britain and Miss Margaret Sprigent, who have been attending the summer session at Springfield Teacher's College, have returned home to Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1950

* The National Guard Houn' Dawgs of Monett are getting ready for their annual summer camp and this year's two weeks at Fort Leonard Wood will be used for training.

* Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kirchner, of Springfield, visited in Monett on Tuesday with Mr. Kirchner's aunts, Mrs. J.C. Willis and Mrs. Bert Bradford.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1960

* Vacated school buildings at Bellview and Wheeler will be sold by the Monett R-1 Board of Education, it was decided at last night's meeting.

* Presentation of trophies was made during the junior division judging in yesterday's opening day activities of the Missouri Jersey Breeders Banquet held last night at Hatcher's banquet room.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1970

* Mrs. Troy Hull returned home Monday night from Aurora Community Hospital where she had been a patient after having major surgery.

* Mrs. Vivian Rauch is enjoying her vacation from her duties at The Monett Times this week and next week.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1980

* A petition for an amendment to the Monett Zoning Ordinance was given approval by the Zoning and Planning Commission following a public hearing yesterday attended by over 60 interested people.

* Monett Cubs varsity football season officially starts Monday with the beginning of the traditional two-a-day practices, according to new head coach Ron Richardson.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1990

* A long drive for improved golfing facilities for Monett went into the rough yesterday when opponents swung a mighty ballot club to card a final score of 1,173 votes against to 807 for in a referendum election on a proposed new 18-hold golf course west of the city.

* A 6 percent across-the-board salary increase for city employees, effective Sept. 1, was announced as the climax to a marathon session of the Monett City Council this morning.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 2000

* About half of the Country Club Estates subdivision, built east of Eisenhower, was annexed into the city limits yesterday by the Monett City Council. Work on the annexation, to resolve longstanding sewer issues, had been underway for over two years.

* A video on how portions of the Bible are printed in Braille by teams at St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett was presented at a meeting of the Monett Lions Club.

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