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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 27-28

Monday, December 27, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1920

* A short circuit of the batteries of the Maxwell car belonging to Earl Smith, of 602 Seventh St., caused the car to catch fire Saturday and it was completely destroyed.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1930

* Harry Morelock, a member of the fire department crew, ran out of the side entrance of the Broadway Hotel to hop on the fire truck after it had started to a fire on Sixth StreeT. Morelock jumped on the side of the truck, the driver shifted gears, jerking the truck, causing Morelock to lose his grip and fall. He is reported resting nicely at his room at the hotel.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1940

* Monett will be given an opportunity to present its facilities for the big government hospital to be located in southwest Missouri. The board of officers to select the site will visit Monett while in this section.

* Rev. Stanley Miller, of Marionville, has purchased two lots at Tenth and Cale here and next summer will build a church. He purchased the August Birkenbach property at Ninth and Sycamore and will make his home there.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1950

* For the first time in the history of Cub Scout work in Monett, two local boys, Tommy Carlson and Timmy Lassiter, will receive that branch of Scouting's highest award----the Webelos badge----at the Legion Hall meeting.

* The Monett Sportsmen's League will host New York Yankees ivory scout Joe Becker, St. Louis Cardinals manager Gabby Street, and Chicago Cubs catcher Mickey Owen at tonight's meeting.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1960

* Films on fishing in Canada will be shown by Bob Lane at tonight's Monett Lions Club meeting.

* The son of Mr. and Mrs. Loy Rose, of Purdy, was the only baby born at St. Vincent's Hospital here on Christmas this year.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1970

* Second lieutenant bars were pinned on James W. Shockley Jr., son of Col. and Mrs. Joe Shockley, of Monett, by his parents in ceremonies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

* Around 8,000 Missouri farmers will be surveyed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to check planting intentions in light of southern corn leaf blight, adverse weather and new farm legislation.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1980

* Participation in the "Light Up America" campaign, in honor of the 52 Americans held hostage in Iran, was reported to be very good with many area residents leaving the comfort of their homes to brave one of the coldest Christmas eves in history.

* Freezing rain which began shortly after 7 a.m. today provided area residents with extremely hazardous driving conditions when they returned to work following the holiday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 1990

* Barry County Clerk Rex Stumpff has notified Governor John Ashcroft of the death of Northern Barry County Commissioner-elect Carl Bradford, of Monett, and the need to appoint a successor.

* Members of the Pierce City Chamber of Commerce stuffed 400 sacks with candy and fruit for children and shut-ins in the community last week in preparation for the annual visit by Santa Claus to the National Guard Armory.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 27, 2000

* Dorothy Brown has been named Employee of the Year at Cox Monett Hospital.

* The Pierce City R-6 School District is now seeking two principals. After the board tapped Lois Klatt, elementary principal, to succeed Clinton Waters as superintendent, High School Principal Ron Fritz has resigned. Fritz has been with the district since the beginning of the 1998-99 school year.

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1910

* At a meeting of the city council, the curbing of Broadway, Fourth and Fifth streets just completed by Nicholas Deonfro, of Sapulpa, Okla., was accepted.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1920

* With the arrival in Jefferson City of Col. W.A. Raupp, of Pierce City, it was announced that he is to be appointed adjutant general of the state by Governor-elect Arthur Hyde.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1930

* Mrs. John McTigue chaperoned a party of young people to the railroad benefit show at the Rialto Theatre Saturday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1940

* Miss Elizabeth Ann O'Connell, student at Washington University School of Nursing in St. Louis, will return tonight after spending with holidays with her mother. Mrs. John O'Connell.

* Seven Barry County young men will leave for Fort Leavenworth, filling the draft quota in Barry and Lawrence counties in January, including Peter Keeton, of Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1950

* Mrs. P.N. Cook, Monett, will lead the 1951 Easter Seals appeal in Barry County, the funds to support the work of the County Committee for Crippled Children.

* Wednesday's air raid alert signal went off as scheduled all right but there were a few in town who either didn't hear it or thought it was just another fire alarm.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1960

* James Cendroski, Kenneth Golubski, Loren Morris and David Rosewicz were four of seven new members joining the Pierce City unit of the Missouri National Guard.

* The Monett Kiwanis Club spent $1,896.98 helping needy boys and girls during the past year.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1970

* Barry County Deputy Danny Spryes apprehended three Joplin men who broke into the Harris-Howell Clinic in Purdy, wounding all three with his shotgun.

* Barry County officials elected on Nov. 3 were sworn in today and Lawrence County officials will take their oaths of office on Dec. 31.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1980

* Preliminary census figures for Barry County show a total population of 24,362, an increase of 24.3 percent over the 1970 census.

* The Barry-Lawrence County Development Center will be moving to its new facilities, at 408 Third St., over the Christmas holidays from 705 Scott St.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 1990

* The City of Monett issued 5,466 property tax statements for 1990 for taxes due totaling $168,563, an increase of nearly $7,000 over last year.

* An estimated $2,600 was raised for future needs at Monett Elementary School by the Home and School Association at the 11th annual MES Carnival.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 28, 2000

* The Clark Community Mental Health Center has received a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to help further services offered in the Monett area.

* Marty Newman has been named to fill the District Four seat at the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board, succeeding Jerry Lewis, who had served since 1992 and recently resigned.

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