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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 16

Thursday, December 16, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1910

* The girls and boys basketball games at the opera house Friday night were hotly contested. The Pierce City and Monett teams were well matched and by hard work our young people won, the boys 13 to 11 and the girls 9 to 7.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1930

* Miss Gwendolyn Selves, teacher at the schools at Shell Knob, will leave Saturday for Columbia to spend Christmas with her mother.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1940

* The premier of the movie "The Shepherd of the Hills" may be in Branson, the heart of that country, just as the time when the heavy tourist trade begins in the Ozarks.

* Mrs. J. Austin Wood was named worthy matron and Ralph Erickson was the new worthy patron installed at last night's meeting of the Order of Eastern Star.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1950

* John W. Hunt will assume ownership of the Davis Insurance Company on Dec. 27. Hunt recently resigned as associate editor of The Times.

* Tony Gammon, the four and a half month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gammon, narrowly escaped major injury when the ceiling plaster above his bedroom collapsed about 6 o'clock Sunday morning, burying little Tony asleep in his crib.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1960

* Fundraising for the $585,000 expansion at St. Vincent's Hospital will get underway Feb. 1, with actual construction scheduled to begin by June 30.

* The annual Christmas music program by the choir of the First Methodist Church will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1970

* Construction of facilities at the new Monett Weather

Meteorological Observatory three miles southeast of Monett has been virtually completed with plans calling for complete operations sometime early next year.

* The 200th birthday of Beethoven was marked at Monett elementary School today with a special Beethoven gumdrop birthday cake prepared for the event by the class of Mrs. Jean Jordan and served to all the students.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1980

* The Monett R-1 School District has paid the City of Monett $8,500 as its cost for construction of the new tennis courts at North Park. A city ordinance was passed stating no charge for use of the courts will be made in the future.

* Santa's elves will be among the performers at the 24th annual Monett Elementary School Christmas program scheduled in the E.E. Camp Gymnasium with some 750 elementary students participating.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 1990

* Despite financing plans falling through, leaders of Jumping-Jacks Shoes are seeking other funding sources to reorganize the company. Some 330 employees at the plant were told not to report back for work until notified.

* A complete clandestine drug laboratory was confiscated by police officers near Seligman on Thursday, breaking an operation that may have been active in Barry County for the past two years.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 16, 2000

* A community choir will join the Ozark Festival Orchestra to sing traditional carols in the OFO's Christmas concert on Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Monett.

* A faulty extension chord is believed to be the cause of the fire that destroyed Doug and Bernadine Hobson's home at 210 Euclid, which has stood since 1884.

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