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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1929

Concrete is now being poured for the foundation of the new $50,000 addition to the Broadway Hotel in Monett.

The addition of a Perfection Ice Scoring Machine to the Railways Ice Company's plant in Monett ranks it as the most modern as well as the largest ice factory in southwest Missouri.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1949

About 2,000 youthful musicians from throughout southwest Missouri will converge on Monett next Thursday for the annual Monett Junior College Music Festival.

Lynette Williamson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Irl Williamson, 700 Scott, Monett, has been selected as one of 50 most outstanding women at the University of Missouri.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1959

Frank Thurman and Ronnie Wolfe, seniors at Monett High School, have been awarded four-year scholarships to Drury University in Springfield.

Monett High School will have 31 entries in the Sub-District Music Festival next week at Monett.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1969

Army Specialist Four Jerry Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Wallace, 811 Ninth Street in Monett, has been named Soldier of the Month for January at his unit in Vietnam.

False ceiling in the sanctuary of the First Christian Church [Disciples of Christ] in Monett collapsed sometime Sunday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1979

Petitions are currently being circulated by residents of the Shell Knob and Viola communities on Table Rock Lake seeking a change of the Stone and Barry county boundaries in those areas.

Pork producers from throughout the area are invited to attend the Monett Swine Day scheduled for March 14.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 4, 1989

Nola Nickols, elementary principal, and Ron Richardson, high school principal, have been re-hired for the coming year at Purdy R-2 schools.

Lori Johnson, daughter of Raleigh and Margene Johnson of Monett, will be the featured speaker at the Sacrament meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Monett Ward.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 4, 1999

Gayle Bruner, pharmacist in Monett, was named to receive the Monett Chamber of Commerce's top honor, the Community Service Award, at last night's annual membership meeting of the Chamber.

Kris Roller, chairman of the Monett Festival Committee, presented the program at yesterday's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

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