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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, March 5, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1929

Mrs. William E. Gray was elected president of Chapter CN of the PEO Sisterhood at the meeting held at the home of Mrs. Solon Wright in Monett.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Roderick have returned to make their home in Monett from St. Clair where they had been residing.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1949

George Sheehan of the McKee-Sheehan Drug Store today was elected president of the Monett Chamber of Commerce for next year. Max Heim was named vice president.

A 4-H club has been organized in the Cedar Bluff community under the supervision of Edna Archer, Barry County home agent, and M. B. Carpenter, farm agent.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1959

Jackie Turner, the only regular senior on the Monett Cubs varsity basketball team, led the team in scoring for the third straight year with 274 points in 21 games.

Clever comedy routines by Bob Hubbard and Hal Fontinell and entertaining music by the Belltones and The Southland Ambassadors combined to make the annual Monett Lions Club Minstrel Show one of the most successful events of its kind.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1969

Seaman Apprentice Lyle Rickman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rickman of Route 1, Jenkins, is serving in the Atlantic.

Five persons received apparent minor injuries when their automobile was struck by a Frisco freight train at the Central Avenue crossing this afternoon.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1979

Members of the Monett Fire Department toured facilities of Wells Aluminum in Monett during their regular meeting last night to become familiar with the lay-out of the buildings.

A total of 237 handicapped children and youth residing in the Monett R-1 school district are currently participating in special programs for the handicapped, according to Dr. Ralph Scott, superintendent.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1989

Old Man Winter pummeled his southwest Missouri victims with hours of sleet and freezing rain followed by snow late yesterday, resulting in eight to 12 inches in the area.

Barry County is among 25 counties in Arkansas and Missouri sharing more than $300,000 received from the Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District for schools, roads, and other expenses.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 5, 1999

Brown Street in Monett, located east of Central and south of Nellie in a valley that consistently floods has been targeted by the city for major renovations.

Joe DiMaggio, the elegant Yankee Clipper whose 56-game hitting streak endures as one of the most remarkable records in baseball or any sport and who was further immortalized in the hit Simon and Garfunkel song Mrs. Robinson, died today at his home in Hollywood, Florida.

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