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Back In the Good Old Days for Sept. 16

Thursday, September 16, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1930

* James F. Chastain, 60, died at his home two miles and a half southwest of Purdy on Sept. 15. His death was caused by carbuncles on the head and complications.

* Mr. and Mrs. John Hobart have returned from Branson where they spent a delightful vacation.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1940

* Victor David Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Cox, was painfully bitten yesterday afternoon by a large dog. The animal jumped at the boy and bit through the side of the face and nose, just under the eye.

* George Willhoite, pianist with Wally Stoeffler's band, with other members of the band, left Sunday for Milwaukee, Wis., where they have a four-weeks' engagement at the Schroder Hotel.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1950

* The rampaging Monett Cubs showed power to burn last night in their first game of the year by trouncing Jeff City by a score of 39-6 on their home ground.

* Elliott Brothers, of Aurora, showed the grand champion bull at the Lawrence and Barry County dairy show in the Jersey class as a cool, gray day drew a good-sized crowd following inclement weather on the opening day.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1960

* Kenneth G. Meuser, publisher of The Times, left this morning by plane for Washington, D.C. where he will join a group of U.S. newsmen to observe NATO naval maneuvers in the North Atlantic Ocean as a guest of the United States Navy.

* Preliminary plans for the 40-bed addition to St. Vincent's Hospital were discussed at a meeting last night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1970

* Candidates for homecoming queen at Monett High School are Billie Jestice, Carla Crawford, Debbie Taylor, Susan Whitlock and Betsy Garrett.

* J.Q. Spahr, past commander of the Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 of the American Legion, has been named Barry County Legion commander.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1980

* A $35 increase in the tuition for area high school students attending Monett Area Vocational-Technical School was approved at last night's monthly meeting of the Monett R-1 Board of Education.

* Capps Creek 4-H Club, a new club for Barry County, will meet on the first Sunday of each month at the Jolly Mill Church.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 1990

* Jim Yarbrough has been installed as Worshipful Master at Monett Masonic Lodge #129 AF&AM.

* Members of the Purdy City Council agreed by acclamation at last night's meeting not to appeal the $70,000 valuation set by a Greene County jury in the city's condemnation suit over 80 acres of land sought for construction of the new sewer wastewater treatment facility.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 16, 2000

* Cones are still on Broadway indicating a construction zone for street and sewer improvements. Cones in the UMB Bank driveway were not enough to deter one motorist who drove his car into an open ditch at the front of the driveway in an effort to make it into the bank.

* Perhaps expecting a rout, fans attending the Monett Cubs-Aurora Houn' Dawgs football game at Aurora instead saw a gritty group of gridders from Monett put up a tough battle before finally falling to the defending state champions by a score of 21-0.

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