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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 12

Thursday, August 12, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1930

* Mrs. John B. White won first prize on an oil painting which she exhibited at the Ozark State Fair in Carthage. The subject was "The End of a Perfect Day."

* Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Binion and daughter, Henrietta, returned Sunday night from a two weeks' vacation spent with relatives in St. Louis and Chicago.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1940

* Mrs. Melvin Lane, bookkeeper at The Times office, is taking her vacation this week.

* Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rauch, of Springfield, were the guests Sunday of Mrs. Charles Rauch.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1950

* A bolt of lightning struck during the heavy rain this morning at the home of Mrs. Alma Rohrbrough next to the airport, knocking out all electrical, appliances, the telephone and deafening her and her mother, Mrs. W.C. Friddle, for about 10 minutes.

* Robert J. Stone, of Springfield, today was promoted from general manager to vice president in charge of operations of the Frisco Railroad.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1960

* All Pierce City and Wentworth students will attend school at Pierce City this fall with the Wentworth grade school being closed, the R-6 Board of Education decided at a meeting last night.

* About 45 boys are expected to receive their football equipment today in readiness for the first grid practice Monday, according to Pat Steele, Monett High School football coach.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1970

* James Appelquist, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Appelquist, of Verona, has been selected for the regular Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program at the University of Missouri in Columbia and will begin the four-year training period in September as a freshman.

* Guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Meuser yesterday were Mildred Meuser, Ann Stewart, Lois Marshall and Eva Hudson, all of Kansas City.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1980

* The purchase of a new 1980 Chevrolet van ambulance was arranged by the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board last night. Board President Jack Sigrist presided.

* A road construction project in the Kings Prairie Road District is now underway and includes installation of culverts at 11 different sites.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 1990

* Syntex Agribusiness will store more than 10 55-gallon drums of dioxin tainted sludge at the Verona plant until a commercial method of disposal can be found. The Environmental Protection Agency said danger was gone when the Blue Goose incinerator was moved last June.

* Dr. Paul Andelin has joined the practice of family medicine with Family Medicine Associates in Aurora.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 12, 2000

* The Times' editorial praised the annexation of half of Country Club Estates and said, "Someone needs to muster the will to change the names of Belaire and Cedarbook. Unconnected streets with the same names create a very real hazard for residents."

* Danny Vaughn was at work on a grader this week cutting a channel for the new Greenways Trail at Monett's South Park, winding across the west edge of the soccer fields,

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