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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


June 3, 1939

* Mrs. Grace Tinker of Pierce City has returned from a six-month world cruise and reported having a wonderful time.

* Mrs. Bert Bradford of Monett, president of the Missouri Federation of Republican Women's Clubs, said all is ready for the state convention to be held in Monett.


June 3, 1949

* G.S. Geary, Ray Roberts and Milburn Walker of the Monett Lions Club will attend the state Lions convention in Kansas City next week.

* Mrs. H.A. Gardner of Monett, retiring president of the Missouri Federation of Garden Clubs, has returned home following the national convention held in Portland, Oregon.


June 3, 1959

* After a gala opening Saturday attended by over 300 swimmers at the Monett Municipal Swimming Pool, attendance fell off sharply as temperatures dipped and leaden skies threatened.

* Monett's summer baseball program for boys opened on a highly successful note last night at the Jaycee Athletic Field.


June 3, 1969

* A fire truck was called to the Bill Mitchell home, 1108 North 13th St., in Monett on Saturday when lightning struck nearby and ignited lint in a clothes dryer.

* Elaine Fellwock of Monett, a student at St. Paul's College in Concordia, has arrived to spend the summer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fellwock in Monett.


June 3, 1979

* Six candidates have registered for the Monett Dairy Festival Queen Contest in Monett.

* Jack Sigrist reported yesterday's quarterly visit of the Red Cross bloodmobile in Monett totaled 101 persons volunteering 97 units of blood.


June 3, 1989

* Construction of a new $15 million pipeline, which will carry refined petroleum products from Lawrence County through Barry County and to northwest Arkansas, is now underway.

* Abundant Life Church in Monett will begin holding classes at a new location on Sunday and plans to open a Christian school in Monett this fall, according to Rev. Mike Pruitt.


June 3, 1999

* Jacob Elrod and John Ellis of the Monett Cubs baseball team have been tabbed for all-conference honors in the Big 8 Conference.

* Routine girder repair work began Tuesday on the Route 97 bridge four miles south of Pierce City.

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