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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1929

* The Monett Junior College French class went in a body to the Easter sunrise service at Neosho on Sunday.

* W. F. Brite, of 1022 Sixth Street, and B. T. Tallent, of East Sycamore, have exchanged property in Monett.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1939

* Lawrence Roetto of Monett escaped injury in a wagon-automobile collision which occurred near his home on Highway 60.

* Dan Macdonald, chief of police in Monett, announced that it is unlawful for any dog to run at large in the corporate limits of the the city between April and September.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1949

* Wee Willett of Greenfield High School, supervisor of Southwest Missouri District from the State Department of Education, was in Monday today to visit E. E. Camp, local superintendent of schools.

* William J. Ceselski of Purdy is presented attached to General MacArthur's headquarters in the Far East Command.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1959

* Announcement of plans to discontinue Missouri-Pacific Railroad passenger trains 221 and 232 has been made by Russell Dearmont, president of the railroad.

* Claudia Stewart, a junior at Monett High School, has been elected regional Future Homemakers of America secretary and will serve in that capacity next year.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1979

* Mrs. Renee Force of Pierce City has been appointed as civil defense director for Lawrence County.

* Area voters will go to the polls Tuesday with all area school districts to be naming directors and several city elections also on tap.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 1, 1989

* John Moore and Kenneth G. Meuser, who have served as co-chairmen since the Monett Senior Chamber of Commerce Executive Group was organized a year ago, were re-elected to that capacity yesterday.

* Lauren Randall, daughter of James and Carolyn Randall of Monett, was recently awarded more than $10,000 in scholarship funds as a winner in the Rockhurst College Competitive Scholarship Program.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 1, 1999

* Providing new views on performance based assessment, Carol Commodore, an associate with the Portland, Oregon-based Association of Assessment Training Institute, spoke to the Monett R-1 School District faculty this week.

* Robert DuPont, who has taken over track operations at Monett Speedway from Ken Essary, and his track director Rick Guthrie, have announced plans to build on the traditional events at the track.

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