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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 17

Friday, December 17, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1920

* Miss LeNeta Randall has accepted a position as bookkeeper at Saxe's Market.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. Vernon McCully announced the birth of a daughter, Iris Charlene, on Dec. 17.

* Mrs. Paul Peck, of Memphis, Tenn., has arrived to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Harvey.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1940

* Mrs. O.A. Williams has been taken to a Springfield hospital for another operation. She was operated on Nov. 11 for appendicitis. She is reported to be getting along nicely from the second operation.

* Mr. and Mrs. Burl Steele announce the firth of a daughter, Jewett Ann, on Tuesday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1950

* Lookie! Lookie! Beginning today in your Monett Times are five of the nation's outstanding comic strips. They are Ozark Ike, the Flapdoodles, Johnny Hazard, Roy Rogers and Grandma.

* Viga Hall, student at Missouri University of Columbia, will arrive the latter part of the week to spend the Christmas vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Hall.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1960

* Seventy-nine persons visited the American Red Cross Bloodmobile during its regular visit to the North Barry County chapter area yesterday, with 70 pints of blood being accepted.

* Twenty-ninth annual Christmas party for local boys and girls under 12 years old will be sponsored the day before Christmas by M.E. Gillioz, prominent local contractor.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1970

* The Santa Claus mailbox at the Monett Post Office has been erected for the eighth consecutive year received nearly 400 letters last year, all of which were answered.

* Private First Class Lawrence (Bud) Renkoski, who was wounded last week by an enemy booby trap in Vietnam, is reported now off the critical list in a hospital in Vietnam.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1980

* Plans for construction of at least two more picnic shelter houses in Monett North Park are underway by the Monett Park Board with a tree planting project in progress.

* Names of families in need of food assistance for the holidays are available at Crosslines, 209 Eighth St. Renee Force, executive director of Crosslines, said the deadline for distributing names of the needy families is Saturday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 1990

* A Monett native and his wife, Jerry and Susan Crouch, have developed a way to open up the world to the disabled through developing the Magic Wand Keyboard, a device that allows people with limited arm movement to use personal computers.

* Some 200 area residents helped escort Monett's Harry Rutherford across the century mark at a festive party in his honor at the Monett Senior Citizens Center.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 17, 2000

* The Purdy City Council, having dropped its health insurance policy for employees in 1996, voted to offer insurance again at its December meeting. Mayor Curtis Betterton suggested that in meeting future needs, the city would be able to attract a better class of employees with benefits.

* Candidates for Pierce City's Little Miss Snowflake contest gathered Saturday at the city's National Guard Armory. The winner was kindergarten student Faith Strong.

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