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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 16-17

Monday, August 16, 2010


Aug. 16, 1930

* Miss Dorothy Linebarger is spending the week with her grandmother, Mrs. M.J. Long, at Stella.

* Billy Cochran, of Birmingham, Ala., is visiting in Monett with his grandfather, C.W. Vaughan, and with Billy Shockley, 700 Lincoln.


Aug. 16, 1940

* A new residence for Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Siebenthaler and family was begun this week on their recently purchased property on North Central. Jess Lord is the contractor. The house will be combined stucco and native stone construction.

* Mrs. C.B. Main, Mrs. Carl Shreve, Mrs. Ray Moss, Mrs. A.G. Mayer, Miss Jean shockley and Miss Mildred Steele went to Joplin today.


Aug. 16, 1950

* Vivian Arnaud is among the contestants for the Jersey queen crown at the Ozark Empire Fair, which will be awarded tonight at the coliseum. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Arnaud, of Route 2, Monett.

* Mrs. Frank Nelson, of Freistatt, while sorting apples in the cellar of her home Wednesday was bitten on the hand by a copperhead snake.


Aug. 16, 1960

* Becky Suit, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Suit, last night was crowned "Miss Monett Lion" of 1960, climaxing an evening of festivities at the high school.

* A combined business and pleasure trip was concluded Monday by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bridges and son, Mike, when they returned home after a week attending National Guard museum business and visiting relatives.


Aug. 16, 1970

* Mr. and Mrs. David Counts have returned from Phoenix, Ariz., where they spent a week visiting with her sister, Sandy Haddock, and a friend, Laura Cooper.

* Announcement of the purchase of Dimple Fagan Real Estate and property at 109 E. Broadway by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whitman, of Monett, was made today.


Aug. 16, 1980

* Six barrels containing liquid residue contaminated with dioxin were removed yesterday by truck from a storage building at the W.A. Crider farm southwest of Verona. A team from the Environmental Protection Agency has been in the area for a week to supervise and follow up on leads to other possible dumping sites.

* The Monett Area Youth Center will reopen after being closed during the summer months. The board made plans for a Disco Dance on Aug. 22.


Aug. 16, 1990

* A long trench has been dug along Cleveland in front of the Monett High School parking lot because a stretch of clay was discovered under the street on both sides. Street Commissioner Kenneth "Red" Sharver said this is the first time clay has been found like this in roadwork done around Monett.

* Patrick Nine, Second Ward alderman, in Purdy, has resigned from the council. Nine is now working in Springfield and is moving to Ozark.


Aug. 16, 2000

* For the first time in 12 years the Monett Water Thrashers swim team won the championship of the Tri-State Invitational held at Siloam Springs, Ark.

* Tammy Lombard has been sworn in as the new Ward Four alderman in Pierce City, succeeding Kay Lehto, who moved to Arizona.


Aug. 17, 1930

* Douglas G. Sachse, assistant trust officer of the Mercantile Commerce Bank and Trust Company, of St. Louis, is here on matters relating to the settling of the estate of Mrs. Fannie Martin. He was accompanied by John J. Rabbitt and Walter L. Pope, of the same company.

* Dr. William West was called to Cassville to examine and give medical treatment to E.K. Horine, postmaster at Cassville, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident.


Aug. 17, 1940

* Guests of Dr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove during the past week have been her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Moffit, of Mechanicsville, Iowa, and her sister and her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Evans of Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

* Mrs. M.E. Loutzenhiser and her daughter, Miss Fern, have returned from Kansas City, where they have been enjoying a vacation visit with relatives and friends.


Aug, 17, 1950

* Albert Lohkamp, of Wichita, Kan., has purchases the Frank Birkenbach farm, located three and a half miles east of Monett on Highway 60. The farm has 120 acres of well improved land with modern home and good improvements.

* L.E. Beattie was named city collector by the Pierce City Council Monday night. He is serving temporarily following the resignation of Mrs. Pearl Gasche, who was elected to the office last month. Miss Flora Shryock has been acting collector the last few weeks.


Aug. 17, 1960

* Carmen Puryear, 19, of Noel, facing trial on charges of kidnapping, attempted rape and grand larceny involving two Cassville women, was returned to McDonald Jail at Pineville last night less than 24 hours after he broke jail.

* Annual livestock show and rodeo, sponsored by the Purdy High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America, will be held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 1 and 2.


Aug. 17, 1970

* Corsicana items in The Times have been the responsibility of Mrs. A.C. Garrison for over 50 years, the longest tenure of any correspondent. Though 84 years old last week, she has remained active and has continued to enjoy documenting the history of the community which was once a bustling farm center.

* Miss Martha Nickle, of Purdy, left for Tan-Tar-A to attend a four-day convention for home economics teachers.


Aug. 17, 1980

* Aluminum bleacher seats have been installed in the mid-section of the west bleachers at the Burl Fowler Athletic Field. The wooden seats tend to crack and chip. The new bleachers are expected to better withstand weather.

* A crowd of an estimated 16,000 persons visited the seventh annual Ernte Fest Celebration in Freistatt last Friday and Saturday nights.


Aug. 17, 1990

* A state award for growth in the month of July, which the Monett chapter received at the state Jaycees summer board meeting, was presented to the local chapter at the August meeting.

* Concrete work was recently completed at the 16 horseshoe pits being placed at the Pierce City park near the swimming pool as the Pierce City Chamber of Commerce project approaches completion.


Aug. 17, 2000

* Unauthorized manipulation of financial records, reflecting possible fraud committed against the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District, was revealed in the audit submitted this week in a report to the district's board of directors.

* It was a return to classes today at the Purdy R-2 School District, as pupils ended their summer break, got back on buses and stepped back into the school routine.

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