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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, May 14, 2009

NINETY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1919

* Esther Arnaud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Arnaud of Monett, has been selected as one of the 10 students to membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Stephens College in Columbia.

* Mrs. Joe Amber and Mrs. John Beaty of Monett motored to Springfield on Wednesday to visit with friends.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1939

* Clyde Payne, teacher of bookkeeping and commercial subjects at Monett High School, has been named principal of the junior high school.

* Rev. Leo Perry, Mrs. Luther Davidson, Mrs. Hazel Thompson and Mrs. W.E. Spilman of Monett will leave Wednesday for a convention of the Southern Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1949

* Verona's new outdoor theatre, the Sky Dome, will be opened to the public on Tuesday. The theatre is on the lot between B.B. Ham's store and the fire house.

* Mrs. Myrtle Alyea of Monett won the Chamber of Commerce community drawing Saturday. Her prize was a $75 script.

FORTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1969

* Gerald Weldy is improving at his Monett home from injuries sustained in fall from a building under construction west of Piggly-Wiggly.

* Seaman Donald Wormington, who has been visiting in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wormington, will leave tomorrow for further duty with the Navy in San Diego, California.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1979

* Excavation in the installation of new underground telephone cables in Pierce City and cable emplacement is expected to be completed by June 15.

* James Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Anderson of Aurora, enlisted recently in the United States Army.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

May 14, 1989

* Patent plaques have been received at EFCO Corporation in Monett from the U.S. Patent Office designating original ownership for a product idea, a new universal window latch.

* Jean Elwing of Pierce City has been named valedictorian of the Class of 1989 at McAuley Regional High School in Joplin.

TEN YEARS AGO

May 14, 1999

* One hundred and three seniors at Monett High School stepped forward to receive diplomas Friday night during commencement exercises in the school gymnasium.

* Once again Monett Police officers will participate in the torch run for the Missouri Special Olympics, according to Sergeant Ed Bounds.

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