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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 30

Sunday, January 2, 2011

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1930

* Contract for equipment and fixtures of the new National Bank building at Rolla has been awarded to M.E. Gillioz, of Monett. The building will be ready for occupancy about March 31, 1931.

* Mrs. Clyde McKee entertained with a delightful quail dinner Saturday at Brown Gables. The guests were seated at a beautifully appointed table which was decorated with miniature Christmas trees.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1940

* Kenneth Gates, former salesman for Binion-Stocker, has been promoted to assistant manager for the Grand Union Tea Co. At present he will be located at Joplin and will be in charge of routes in four states.

* Monett Cubs will play the Winnebago Indians, state B champions from Nebraska, here on Thursday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1950

* Richard Eden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Eden, has been advanced to the rank of second lieutenant and is a full-fledged navigator in the U.S. Air Force.

* Miss Marguerite Frossard will return Monday and Tulsa, Okla., where she has enjoyed a week's vacation visiting in the home of her brother, Bob Frossard.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1960

* A discussion on the city ordinance levying an occupation tax in the city was featured at a special meeting of the Monett City Council yesterday.

* Barry County officials, including Dewey Hankins, county representative; Bill Hemphill, sheriff; Doyle Williamson, coroner; Helen Truhitte, public administrator; and Austin Brock, surveyor, will be sworn in tomorrow.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1970

* Lawrence County residents failed to give even a simple majority vote to a proposal to increase the county levy 25 cents in a special election held yesterday.

* Sixty percent of Monett High School seniors ranked in the top half of the score scale for seniors throughout the state of Missouri on this year's Ohio Psychological Test, designed to measure how well a student understands what he reads.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1980

* Mr. New Year 1980 is little James Dale Reber, of Pierce City, who was the first baby the arrive at St. Vincent's Hospital after ringing out 1979. He is waiting to hand the crown for 1980 to the next first baby of the year.

* Long-time Monett photographer Ed Shideler died Dec. 29 at age 90. He moved to Monett as a young man, working as a photographer and locksmith.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 1990

* Country Corner, the convenience store in Purdy at Highway 37 and County Road C, will reopen for limited business next week, said owner Ray Ballard. A portable building will be installed on the property for limited service, following the fire last Friday.

* Nine players scored as the boys varsity Monett Cubs cagers came up with their highest point output in decades yesterday in defeating the Wheaton Bulldogs 102-46 in a second-round game of the Neosho Holiday Basketball Tournament.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 30, 2000

* The death of Governor Mel Carnahan and the St. Louis Rams' victory in the Super Bowl were listed as the top two stories of the year by Associated Press editors.

* Going into the 56th year of the Monett Times' First Baby contest at the Monett hospital, boys lead the field with 30 births to 25 for the girls.

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