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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1910

* Postmaster S.A. Chapell announced that the post office will remain open until 8 o'clock every evening until Dec. 25 to accommodate the public.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1930

* Miss Norma Spain sustained several cuts and bruises when the car in which she and Virgil Rhea were returning to Monett from a drive was crowded off the road and into a ditch opposite the golf course.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1940

* Dr. W.C. Templeton, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Monett for the past three years, announced his resignation, effective Jan. 1.

* A group of friends gathered for a surprise birthday party for Mrs. Si Grishaber at the Grishabers' home. The friends provided a covered dish dinner.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1950

* Emory C. Medlin, Probate and Magistrate Judge-elect, has chosen Ray McNally of the Butterfield community to act as clerk of the two courts beginning Jan. 1.

* The postal embargo on mail to some eastern states was in effect here today following instructions received by Postmaster Grover Fulton from the inspector in charge at St. Louis.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1960

* Dr. Ben Davis, Monett dentist and president-elect of the Monett Kiwanis Club, was one of six adult Boy Scout leaders to be honored with the Silver Beaver award at the Ozark Empire Area Council of Boy Scouts annual meeting.

* The old Kerr building on Commercial Street in Pierce City, east of the George Produce building, is due for demolition to make way for a new fire station. Clerk George Willhoit said the building has been empty for 35 years.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1970

* A banquet last night at the St. Vincent's Hospital conference room marked the completion of a 14-week Dale Carnegie course on effective speaking and human relations by 33 area residents.

* Ron Ray, formerly of Purdy, was among the U.S. Space Satellite engineers who, along with Italian engineers, launched an American rocket off the African coast on Saturday, the first U.S. satellite launched outside the United States.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1980

* A large crowd was on hand for the quarterly meeting of the 15th District American Legion, Department of Missouri, held yesterday at the Monett Legion Home with Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 at the host group.

* During installation of officers of Monett Masonic Lodge 129 AF and AM, George Patton will be installed as worshipful master, succeeding Charles Donica.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 1990

* Monett is expected to become the 163rd Missouri city to adopt the BOCA Building Code following the unanimous approval of those attending a public hearing on the proposed ordinance.

* Around 400 senior citizens attended the 15th annual Golden Age Banquet at Monett High School Cafeteria, hosted by the MHS Student Senate.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 15, 2000

* International Dehydrated Foods Inc. is the newest member of the Cox Monett Capital Campaign. A check for $25,000 has been donated toward the hospital's $2.5 million goal.

* Pierce City Alderman Larry Rodgers resigned after two months on the council. A volunteer to represent Ward Four. Rodgers cited health reasons and a lack of knowledge about city business as reasons for his resignation.

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