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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 31

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Dec. 31, 1930

* Mrs. T.J. Ryan was a charming hostess to the Monday afternoon club at her home. In the game of bridge Mrs. J.P. Martin won first prize.

* Miss Hazel Peterson, who spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Peterson of northeast of Monett, returned to Kansas City on Friday night.


Dec. 31, 1940

* Bill Cummins, formerly a student at MHS, visited in school Monday. He talked to the American Problems class on the high school in Arkansas City, Kan.

* Mix Davis has delivered Miss Mildred Seamster a 1941 Chevrolet special deluxe coupe.


Dec. 31, 1950

* The growth of Kiwanis International has made it necessary to divide the Mo-Kan-Ark district effective Jan. 1, with Missouri and Arkansas comprising the Mo-Ark district and Kansas a separate district.

* Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Forsythe, of Pierce City, presided at a Christmas dinner. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Shipley, of Monett, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schooling, of Kansas City, and Mrs. C.N. Collum, of Pierce City.


Dec. 31, 1960

* Eight Lawrence County officials received the oath of office yesterday. County officials included Charles Faulkner, prosecutor; Eugene Burnett, surveyor; Earl Snider, assessor; Vernon Smith, sheriff; Ed Wilks, coroner; and Leon Pugh, public administrator.

* Total sales for 1960 for the Monett Farmers Exchange were reported to be $921,133.55, with a net savings of $19,389.66, reported Harlan Stellwagen, manager of the local exchange.


Dec. 31, 1970

* Circuit Judge William H. Pinnell was sworn into office yesterday by Barry County Circuit Clerk Artie Spain. Judge Pinnell, who was unopposed for re-election, will serve for six years.

* Leroy Halsey is retiring after 32 years as an employee in furniture stores here. He started with the Binion-Stocker Furniture Company in 1938, which later became the Stocker Furniture Company, the Browning Furniture Company and then the present Westco Furniture Company.


Dec. 31, 1980

* "We're the only people in town who want business to go down," said Highway Patrol Sgt. Ernest McCutcheon to the Monett Kiwanis Club, speaking of the nearly 1,200 fatal accidents occurring during 1980.

* G. Peyton Gulick, longtime Monett resident, violinist and music teacher, brother of Roxie Scott, died yesterday at age 91 at Lacoba Homes.


Dec. 31, 1990

* Jumping-Jacks Shoes officials reported cautious optimism in negotiating financial arrangements to reopen the Monett plant after filing for bankruptcy. Jumping-Jacks employes about 330 workers.

* Magnifiers, lap desk and high intensity lamps are available for area residents through the low vision center located at the Monett Senior Citizen Center.


Dec. 31, 2000

* A Monett girl, Shanan Sperandio, leaves Sunday to perform at the national football college championship game in the Orange Bowl, a reward she earned for her cheerleading efforts over the summer.

* Representatives for a company making optical scan voting systems demonstrated their product to the Barry County Commission this week over concern raised in the Florida presidential vote.

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