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Back in the Good Old Days for Sept. 8

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen and daughter, Frances, have returned from a vacation with relatives and friends in Detroit, Mich.

* A party which visited Rockaway Beach and other places in the White River country on Sunday was composed of Miss Alta Albee of Fort Smith, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. H.M. McIntosh, Mrs. D.A. Peters, Mrs. F.N. Reese, Misses Pearl Peters, Bertha Jeffries, Lora and Lotta Reese.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1940

* The Monett Board of Education has elected Mrs. Virgil Millsap to supervise the junior high school study hall.

* Harold Heagerty, a sophomore at William Jewell College, and a graduate of Monett High School two years ago, is a strong contender again this year for the backfield post which he held last year on the big red team.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1950

* Miss Carrie Fink, of Monett, has been hired by the Monett Board of Education to teach the first and second grades in the Marshall Hill elementary school.

* Bill Porter of the Pierce City Future Farmers of America, won the most money, $30, in the third annual FFA livestock show.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1960

* The Barry Baptist Association has elected Rev. Clyde McCormack, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Exeter, to the office of moderator of the 1960-61 year.

* Dick Cochran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cochran, of Brookfield, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Cochran, of Monett, yesterday won the Olympics bronze medal in Rome, Italy, by placing third in the discus event.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1970

* Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Fenske and family, of Pierce City, are enjoying having as a house guest Kenny Jo Fenske, of Joplin, while his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fenske, are in Fort Campbell, Ky., visiting with service friends.

* A severe electrical storm and heavy showers moved through the district early this morning with several instances of lightning damage being reported. Heaviest hit was the Wentworth area where lightning struck the Jim Kennedy home, destroying it.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1980

* Official announcement of the appointment of Howard Mott, of Monett, to his seventh consecutive term as a member of the Public Relations Commission of the American Legion, Department of Missouri, has been made.

* Over 200 adults are enrolled for extension classes offered by the Monett Area Vocational-Technical School during the first semester of the 1980-81 school years.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 1990

* The responsibility of developing a plan which will most efficiently utilize the 17,000 square feet of the Missouri National Guard Armory as a community recreation center was assumed by a citizen task force last night with Ken Brumley named as chairman of the group.

* The Purdy R-2 Board of Education has hired Mrs. Joyce Hinkle, of Springfield, as high school learning disabilities teacher; Mrs. Jane Kay, of Monett, as first grade teacher; Mrs. Tami Dana, of Monett, as teacher aide; and Mrs. Janie Knight, of Purdy, as half-time teacher aide.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 8, 2000

* George Woodward, of Aurora, has received a plaque for his 14 years of service on the Lawrence County Tax Board for the Developmentally Disabled.

Making two errors in the seventh inning, the Monett Cubs softball team lost 5-4 to Seneca.

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