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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 20

Friday, August 20, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1930

* Cooler weather seems to have brought increased business to the Railway Ice Company, rather than retarding the activity. Several thousand tons of ice have been shipped within the last few days to Springfield and Kansas City. This has necessitated a somewhat larger working force.

* Herbert Bass accompanied his son, George, Marion Pilant and Buster Hinds on a fishing trip on James River.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1940

* The case of Steve Hailey, former Barry County collector charged with embezzlement, was ordered to trial today Cassville by Judge Will Green of West Plains.

* Mrs. Carl West is reported to be seriously ill at a Springfield hospital. She is showing slight improvement, following blood transfusions.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1950

* Two heifers will be given away at the second annual Lawrence Barry Dairy Show to be held Sept. 15 and 16 by the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

* Jerry Lee Davis, Monett, was one of the winners of the Kroger freshmen scholarships at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture for the 1950-51 school year.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1960

* Championships for the annual Monett City GolfTournament yesterday at the Monett Municipal Golf Course were captured by members of the Hubert Jones family with Hubert Jones Jr. winning the men's title and his mother taking the women's crown.

* Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hughes and son, Stevie, are headed home to Illinois after visiting in Monett with Mr. and Mrs. Milton Reynaud and visiting Mr. Hughes' parents in Carthage.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1970

* An attractive plaque has been presented to the City of Monett for two consecutive years with no pedestrian fatalities.

* Governor Warren Hearnes will be special guest speaker at dedication services tomorrow for the new $5.6 million addition to the Missouri State Sanitorium at Mt. Vernon, which is named in his honor.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1980

* A radiant Miss Shelly Weber was crowned 1980-81 Miss Monett Lion at the 31st annual Monett Lions Club Beauty Pageant last night, with her equally radiant sister, the outgoing Miss Monett Lion, Debbie Weber, doing the honors before a near capacity crowd. Both are daughters of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Weber.

* Mild June weather and staggered meter readings resulted in a giant leap in electric billings this month for many customers, explained Utilities Superintendent Harlan Barekman.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 1990

* A new organization, the Monett Wastewater Advisory Committee, has been formed by local industries, to meet monthly to discuss common problems relating to sewer operations in the city.

* R.E. Smith Construction Co., of Joplin, was received the nod for $557,000 in projects with the Monett R-1 School District, including construction of a new kindergarten building and a new music/activity building at the elementary campus.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 20, 2000

* Traffic signals, placed north and south of the actual construction work crossing Highway 37, were turned on at 4 a.m. for construction of the pedestrian underpass between the Monett Municipal Golf Course and South Park. By the time morning rush hour traffic started, the signal system was systematically sending care through the construction zone one lane at a time.

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