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Back In The Good Old Days

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


May 19, 1939

* Mrs. J.D. Higgins was the hostess last night when she entertained a dinner honoring 11 boys, members of the Monett High School graduating class who finished grammar school under sixth grade teacher Demmah Hamilton.

* Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Bradford of Monett and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bradford of Cassville were Sunday guests of Mrs. Mattie Gerrard and Mrs. Sultana Bailey.


May 19, 1949

* Jack Howerton was honored as the year's outstanding athlete at Monett High School by the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce at the Senior Awards Day ceremony.

* Scholarships were presented to Nolan Fritz, Martha Mermoud, John Eden, Mary Reynaud, Garry Robb, Marjorie Cuendet, Delores Huffmaster and Wilma Rittenhouse during Senior Awards Day.


May 19, 1959

* Named as top students at Pierce City High School were Margaret Gatton, valedictorian, and Kenneth Kutz, salutatorian.

* Rev. M.E. Fitzpatrick of Kingfisher, Oklahoma, has accepted the pastorate at the Frist Baptist Church in Monett, succeeding Rev. Cleveland Horne.


May 19, 1969

* Nearly 300 persons attended the anniversary dinner at the Monett City Park Casino highlighting the 25th anniversary of St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett.

* Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. David Counts of Monett spent the weekend in Kansas City attending the annual Western Auto Toy and Gift Show.


May 19, 1979

* Hired by the Monett R-1 Board of Education to teach next year at Monett High School were Vicki Orr, Bernice Wood and Thelma Abeln.

* A Show-De-O, sponsored by the Monett Saddle Club, is scheduled for Sunday at the Monett Saddle Club Arena, according to Joe England, club president.


May 19, 1989

* Dedication ceremonies for the new $200,000 Monett Senior Citizens Center, 405 Dairy, will be held Sunday, according to Jim Whittaker, president of the senior citizen board of directors.

* The first POW/MIA flag now flies in Monett following dedication ceremonies Saturday at the home of Leo and Billie Wallace, 404 West County.


May 19, 1999

* Jaime Saunders of Monett High School received the Best of Show honor at the Big 8 Conference Art Show held in Seneca.

* A Farmer's Market, offering a variety of homemade produce, will be held May 21 at the Monett Municipal Parking Lot, Broadway and Sixth Street.

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