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Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 3-4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1911

* This morning the Frisco took charge of the car construction and repair work in the Monett yards, formerly done by the Kansas City Car Construction Co. There has been a temporary cut of 20 percent in the work force.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1921

* Col. W.A. Raupp, of Pierce City, was elected colonel of the National Guard Anti-Craft Regiment.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Jan 3, 1931

* Fielding P. Sizer, Jr., elected county representative, will begin work as legislator when the assembly convenes Jan. 7.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1941

* Charles Bunch, about 70 years old, was injured last night when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Howard Carey, of Verona, at the intersection of Fourth and Broadway.

* Officers were elected at a meeting of the Sub-Deb Club on Monday in the home of Dorothy Dieterich. Elected were: Norma Jean Magness, president; Dorothy Dieterich, vice president; Peggy Davis, secretary; and Irma Mendell, treasurer.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1951

* The new year arrived in Monett with its customary breeziness. It brought promise of more moisture, a factor sure to bring smiles to faces of farmers in the trade area.

* L.G. Jones, Vance Davis, Jim Harrison, Tice Rollins and Bill Hankins were recognized at the Kiwanis luncheon for attending meetings one year without a miss.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1961

* For the first time in two years, both the first boy and girl of 1961 have arrived at St. Vincent's Hospital. Allen Wayne Nichols, of Purdy, was born at 8:04 a.m. New Year's Day. The first girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Korff, of Sarcoxie, at 3:17 p.m. Jan. 2.

Barry County Clerk Chester Snider swore in officials elected in November in a ceremony on Dec. 31.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3. 1971

* Monett's "crash" electrical system improvement project, launched in 1968 to address critical overload conditions, has resulted in spending more than $400,000 in repairs, additions, extensions and capital improvements.

* Roberts Samuel Craker, husky baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Craker, of Monett, is the winner of the 1971 "First Baby of the Year" contest.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1980

* Sunflower production, stretching hay use, irrigation economics and using poultry litter for feed are topics for the 57th annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference.

* Six returning teams plus Aurora and Joplin Parkwood will come to Monett for the 10th annual Monett Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 1990

* The Monett Knights of Columbus Council 1075 donated funds to the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop for its Christmas dinner and to the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center. Funds were raised through the annual Tootsie Roll drive.

* Nancy Flattem, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Flattem, has been selected as a Conley Scholar at the University of Missouri, a major step into medical school.

TEN YEARS AGO

Jan. 3, 2000

* UtiliCorp United Inc. has withdrawn its offer to merge with Empire District Electric Cooperative. Monett Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch viewed the move as good news for Monett. He had expressed concern over potential loss of service.

* Brenda Nickles-Davis has taken the oath of office as clerk for the city of Monett. She moved to Verona a year ago.

100 YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1911

* The Pintsch gas works blew up and Dick Oliver and V.J. Hadley were seriously burned. Damage to the building was estimated at $3,000.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1930

* After a half century or more of growth, two wild cherry trees on the Frank Young farm have fulfilled their destiny and have been made into furniture to grace the home of Mr. and Mrs. Young and their children.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1941

* Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Woolsey entertained Rev. Howard Olive, the new Baptist minister, for dinner.

* Mr. and Mrs. Jo B. Gardner, daughter Janice and Miss Ruth Morlan are on their way home from a visit with Mrs. Gardner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sheppherd, of Troy, Ohio.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1951

* The Monett Cubs turned in their most impressive game of the season last night and thrilled home fans by scoring over half of their field goal attempts in running up a 75-57-victory over Hillcrest.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1961

* Fourteen Monett High School seniors have received special recognition from Missouri University due to their ranking on the Ohio Psychological Test and class rank, according to Mrs. Etta Binder, high school counselor.

* A special ceremony to retire the old post flag, which has been in use at the Legion Home for 30 years, will be held at the next meeting of the Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post #91 of the American Legion on Jan. 17.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1971

* Jennifer Lynn Williams, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry R. Williams, of rural Washburn, is Little Miss 1971, born at St. Vincent's Hospital at 11:36 a.m. on Jan. 2.

* Changes in wildlife regulations, which went into effect on Jan. 1, include a drop in the daily bag limit on rabbits to six.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1981

* According to the 1978 Census of Agriculture, over 1,800 farms are located in Barry County and have a total of 307,238 acres.

* Little Mister New Year for 1981 was Toby James, son of Mrs. Sandra Scolet, of rural Monett, arriving at 4:01 a.m. on Jan. 3.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 4, 1991

* Before the recent winter storms hit, construction crews began the $297,727.76 overhaul of Chapell Drive, rebuilding the road south from Cleveland to the Burlington Northern crossing. By the time the project is completed, 2,729 feet of road will be resurfaced.

* Letters of appreciation have arrived from some of the 61 area servicemen who received packages from the Desert Shield Support Group in Barry and Lawrence counties.

TEN YEARS AGTO

Jan 4, 2000

* With the 2000 census showing over 30,000 residents in Barry County, the Barry County Commission began making plans for the addition of a second associated circuit court judge. Presiding Commissioner Cherry Warren expected the state legislature to allocate funds by mid-year.

* Workers went home for four hours at the Tyson Foods plant in Monett yesterday after power failed on an underground line. Crews replaced a more-than-20-year-old cable.

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