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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 23-24

Monday, August 23, 2010


Aug. 23, 1910

* The city council met today and passed an ordinance raising the fine for a plain drunk from $1 and costs to $5 and costs.


Aug. 23, 1930

* Lester E. Davis is driving a new Dodge 8 sport model sedan which he purchased from the Huffman Motor Company.


Aug. 23, 1940

* Victor David Cox, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Cox, suffered a badly cut hand last night when he fell from his bicycle near the home. Old razor blades in the gutter apparently thrown there by a passing motorists were blamed for the severe cuts.

* Mr. and Mrs. Doyle McCubbin and family are moving this week to 717 Fourth St.


Aug. 23, 1950

* No word has been received here regarding the nationwide walkout of railroad conductors and brakemen. The strike would affect every conductor, brakeman and switchmen.

* E.E. Camp, superintendent of the Monett schools, attended the Barry County teachers meeting held today at Cassville. He spoke on the "Organization of Barry County Teachers."


Aug. 23, 1960

* Mrs. Edward Knaust was installed as president of the Freistatt Hubert H. Kleiboeker Unit 419 of the American Legion Auxiliary at the monthly meeting in Freistatt.

* Playground equipment at the Wheeler and Bellview school grounds is being moved to the Kiwanis Kiddies Playground at the Monett City Park by members of the Kiwanis Club's boys and girls committee.


Aug. 23, 1970

* An estimated 500 people including many former patients were on hand for the dedication ceremonies Saturday of the new $5.6 million facility at the Missouri State Sanatorium in Mt. Vernon.

* Mostly fair skies and warmer temperatures are forecast for the district tonight and tomorrow.


Aug. 23, 1980

* Joining the Monett Elementary School staff for the 1980-81 school year were Jeannie McKenney, behavior disorders teacher; Linda Hallam, fourth grade; Jane Overeem, sixth grade; Connie Mitchell, second grade; and Joan Head, sixth grade.

* A public hearing on a proposal for the adoption of a seven-eighths of a cent city sales tax for Pierce City will be held Monday.


Aug. 23, 1990

* For the third consecutive year, enrollment for the Monett R-1 Schools on opening day showed a significant increase from the previous year, with 1,680 students, 73 more than last year, reporting for classes yesterday.

* The Times announced plans for the "Charlie Brown look-alike" contest.


Aug. 23, 2000

* A healthy city economy was reflected in the annual audit for the City of Monett, as accepted this week by the Monett City Council. Total revenues for the city's general fund for the year came to $4,589,535.09, more than $300,000 less than the previous year, when grant money paid for $1 million of airport improvements.

* Groundbreaking ceremonies were held last week for the new Smart Start Day Care facility in Monett.


Aug. 24, 1920

* Miss Mildred Callaway entertained with a line party at the Rialto Theatre, complimentary to her house guests, Miss Opal Love Burckhalter, of Vinta, Okla., and Miss Wiollma Saxe, of Wateka.

* The building to be occupied by the Tatem-Wright Dry Goods Company has been completed and moving will start today.


Aug. 24, 1940

* Charles Vinson won the city tennis singles title in the tournament held this week. Vinson played with Bill Anderson to win the doubles crown.

* Ray Moss, football coach at Monett High School and basketball coach of the junior college, has resigned to accept a coaching job at Webster Groves High School.


Aug. 24, 1950

* The official notice of the railroad strike, which will affect every employee in the Frisco yards here, has been received by the local chairman of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

* A review of the musical comedy "Miss Calico Comes To Town," co-authored by Mrs. Rowena Harwood, of Purdy, sister of Mrs. V.B. Hall, of Monett, received a "rave" review in the Joplin Globe today.


Aug. 24, 1960

* Monett's new garbage truck has arrived and is scheduled to be placed in service tomorrow.

* An air taxi service is now offered by Friend Air Park, located west of Monett on Highway 60, with two Cessna planes in operation, according to Hubert Friends, owner of the airport.


Aug. 24, 1970

* Trophy winner at the Baton Twirling Contest held Saturday in Rolla was Jeanine Strong, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Strong, of Monett. She entered in the novice division and captured second place.

* A pen-pal friendship which began two years ago will result in an interesting visitor in Monett when Miss Ginie Luurtsema, of Oudeweg, Holland, arrives tomorrow to be the house guest of Miss Lynn Gardner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gardner.


Aug. 24, 1980

* After a relatively quiet summer during which few major crimes were committed in Monett, a surge of criminal activity hit during the past several days and included a strong-arm robbery of an elderly lady, theft of money and soft drinks, and two incidents in which property was damaged.

* Following the pattern set by other area schools, Monett showed a significant decrease in opening day enrollment with 1,478 students reporting for classes when summer vacation officially ended this morning.


Aug. 24, 1990

* The first reunion of workers who participated in the Civilian Conservation Corps camp in Shell Knob from 1935 to 1941 will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the old campground, now part of the Mark Twain National Forest.

* Ike Hemphill, a native of Purdy, has been named director of City Medical Center's toxicology laboratory. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hemphill, of Purdy.


Aug. 24, 2000

* An outdoor burning ban has been declared for the Monett area by Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones, Pierce City Fire Chief Ed Schiska and Freistatt Fire Chief Andy Worm. The ban will stay in effect until there is significant rainfall.

* Plaques of appreciation were presented last Saturday and a ribbon was cut to officially open the David Jones Public Library in Pierce City. Receiving plaques were David Jones for his $100,000 donation; Jack George; Carol and Fred Hirsch, for guiding the project through the city council and participating in construction.

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