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Back In the Good Old Days for Sept. 17

Friday, September 17, 2010


Sept. 17, 1920

* The Davis-Chapell Hardware Company has sold the tinshop business to C. Vaughan and Efton Hagan, both experienced tinners, who have taken over the business.


Sept. 17, 1930

* Little Robbie Jean Roberts was injured in the eye when she and a little boy ran together while playing at the Plymouth School.


Sept. 17, 1940

* Kiwanians, under the leadership of Vance Davis, conducted a "Professor Quiz" on matters pertaining to Kiwanis at the luncheon today.

* Jim Higgins, who has been working during the summer at Eureka Springs, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Higgins, yesterday before going to Columbia where he will enroll as a sophomore in the university.


Sept, 17, 1950

* Cliff Williams, formerly of St. Louis, assumed the duties of news editor of The Times today, replacing Ed Myers, who has served in that capacity for the past year.

* No more cases of whooping cough have been reported so far, Miss Mary Helen Willhoite, supervisor of elementary schools, said today. Only one case is known and that is of a second grade student in the Marshall Hill School.


Sept. 17, 1960

* Firefighters from throughout the district will converge on Monett tomorrow to attend a district meeting of the Missouri Fire Fighters Association.

* There will be no signup this fall of additional land or contracts under the Soil Bank Conservation Reserve.


Sept. 17, 1970

* Mrs. Barbara Stockton, of Purdy, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kermit Howell, has begun three years of nurse's training at the Missouri State Sanatorium in Mt. Vernon. She will also study at Missouri Southern College.

* Partly cloudy skies, warm temperatures and a chance of showers are included in the 24-hour weather outlook for southwest Missouri.


Sept. 17, 1980

* Walter Crouch and Mark McMeley, two Monett High School seniors, are among the 15,000 semifinalists nationwide in competition for Merit Scholarships.

* The inimitable Buddy Rich came to the Ozarks last night and, with his talented group, transported an appreciative crowd gathered at Pierce City High School on a musical voyage with first class accommodations all the way.


Sept. 17, 1990

* A decision to forego a proposed study of air conditioning for all existing school facilities in favor of a revised school calendar to avoid the late august heat was reached by the Monett R-1 Board Of Education.

* Bartel Kern, a 1979 of Purdy High School graduate, has become perhaps the first profoundly deaf person in the nation to receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.


Sept. 17, 2000

* Rusty Bowsher has been named the new complex manager for Tyson Foods in Monett. Bowsher succeeds Tommy Waters, who has been promoted to the post of complex manager in Forrest, Miss.

* Numerous area veterans, the largest gathering yet, took a few moments Friday to gather and remember their comrades who were left behind while defending the principles of America for the local commemorating National POW/MIA Day on Friday,

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