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Back in the Good Old Days for Aug. 30-31

Monday, August 30, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1910

* Misses Opal Armstrong and Mabel Wormington returned Sunday from Kansas City where they purchased a stock of fall and winter millinery for Mrs. Armstrong's millinery establishment.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1930

* Miss Helen Salzer returned home Friday from Girl Scout camp at Arrowhead, near Marshfield. Enroute home she spent several days in Springfield as the guest of Miss Dorothy Hobbs.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1940

* Miss Elsie Black is working in the Singer Sewing machine shop this week in the absence of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Wallace, who are in Eldon.

* Miss Mary Robbins, whose marriage to Robert Jones, of Carthage, will take place in September, was the guest of honor at a lovely miscellaneous shower given Tuesday by Miss Helen Atwell at her home.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1950

* Virgil Hendrix, reserve halfback for the Monett Cubs, sustained a broken right leg above the knee and a dislocated knee yesterday afternoon during practice, Coach Kenley Richardson reported.

* The Frisco Employees Club picnic held Tuesday evening in the Park Casino will go down in local history as the most successful held in recent years.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1960

* Students attending Catholic and public schools in Monett on opening day for the 1960-61 school term totaled 1,340, school officials said.

* Democrats from throughout the Seventh Congressional District convened in Monett this afternoon. Jack Fleischaker, of Joplin, was elected chairman of the Democratic committee to succeed Ray Roberts, of Monett.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1970

* Army Sergeant Willliam Fambrough, of Route 2, Purdy, received the Silver Star in Vietnam for valor while engaged in military operations against hostile forces.

* More hot and humid weather is forecast for the Missouri Ozarks over the weekend with temperatures climbing into the 90s both Saturday and Sunday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1980

* Construction of the 172-foot Butterfield feed plant for Hudson Foods Inc. is nearing completion. Feed making operations are expected to begin by early January.

* Branham Brothers Construction, of Neosho, have won the contract to construct Monett's new state school for the severely handicapped at a price of $300,000.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 1990

* Despite scorching temperatures and high humidity, the first week of the 1990-91 school year for the Monett R-1 School District has gone well, with no heat related incidents occurring and with the learning process continuing.

* Monett native Dr. Dan Moseley, senior minister of Vine Street Christian Church in Nashville, Tenn., is an honorable mention winner in the third annual Best Sermons competition sponsored by Harper and Row, publishers.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 30, 2000

* The Monett Chamber of Commerce has begun seeking a new executive director following the announcement that Gary Nodler will retire at the end of this year.

* For the second time within three months the City of Verona is temporarily without a mayor. Cecil Higgins, who was appointed mayor in June, verbally resigned his post in a statement to Peggy Paynter, mayor pro tem, on Thursday, according to City Clerk Irene Martinez.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1920

* The Monett overall factory of the Obermann Manufacturing Co. is moving this week from Fourth and Broadway to the recently remodeled building at the corner of Third and Broadway, formerly the opera house building.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1930

* L.D. McKee, Tal Robertson, John Elliott and W.F. Landrum are mourning the death of their dogs, all of which appeared to have been poisoned.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1940

* New York----A full color television broadcast was made in the Columbia Broadcasting system's laboratories yesterday.

* The Monett band will present its final concert of the summer season at eight o'clock at the bandstand in the city park tonight. Special numbers on the program will include a group of cornet solos by Gordon Lee Wagner.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1950

* Miss Betty Lee Lahmeyer, who has been the home service director for the Monett and Carthage divisions of the Gas Service Company, is being transferred to the Joplin division Friday.

* The long weekend holiday over Labor Day is expected to draw many thousands of visitors to the Ozarks.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1960

* For the second time in six years, Monett's entry has been named Missouri's "Miss Maid of Milk" with Carolyn Schelin, 19, of Route 1, Verona, being crowned the state winner for 1960.

Swelled by the addition of students who attended school in Wentworth last year, a record number is attending junior and senior high classes at Pierce City this fall. High School Principal Harlan Galton reports that 294 are enrolled in grades seven to 12.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1970

* Ray Randall, 80, a retired Monett businessman, died Saturday at St. Vincent's Hospital.

* George Earl Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thomas, of Monett, completed basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1980

* Randy Kennedy, a Monett native and a paramedic in Annandale, Va., has been hailed for his efforts in extricating two construction workers buried at a site in West Springfield, Va.

* Members of the Monett High School Chapter of the National Forensic League will be manning telephones for the sixth annual Muscular Dystrophy campaign in Monett,

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 1990

* Population growth for the City of Monett during the past decade was over 5.6 percent. According to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Monett's population was at 6,515.

* Officers for the year have been elected for the Monett Theatrical Arts Guild. Elected were Thom Brandt, president; James Cole, vice president; Carol Ethridge, secretary; and Betty Brandt, treasurer.

TEN YEARS AGO

Aug. 31, 2000

* Changes in street names were approved by the Monett City Council for the 133-lot Ridgemont Meadows subdivision, being built by developer Rick Beard. Rather than use the names of unconnected east-west streets that might confuse emergency responders, council members approved using Kingsley, Prairie Lane, and Penzance for the new streets.

* The Barry County Commission voted Monday to place the proposal to switch the county prosecutor's job from part-time to full-time on the November ballot, letting the public decide if the job should be redefined.

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