Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, June 5, 2009


June 5, 1929

* Mildred Arnold, who is soon to leave Monett for her home in Forsyth, was the honoree of a bridge party given by Blanche Gillioz on Tuesday.

* Dr. Aley Parmalee returned to Monett on Tuesday from Sedalia where she attended the state convention of the Chiropractic Society.


June 5, 1939

* Peggy Combes of Monett will go to Springfield tonight to take part in the Ann Louis Horn-Bostel's 15th annual concert of dancing at Drury College.

* Lyle Bounous, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Bounous of Monett, went to Springfield on Monday to enter State Teacher's College.


June 5, 1949

* Jerry Thurston, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Thurston of Monett, injured his leg at the Monett Country Club on Sunday.

* A.D. Bedford, new owner of the bowling alley at 405 Broadway in Monett, plans to redecorate the establishment and add new equipment.


June 5, 1959

* Carolyn Hall was elected president of the junior auxiliary of St. Vincent's Hospital for the coming year.

* Mrs. Blanche Storer recently came to Monett to act as parish and educational assistant to Rev. Jeff Marsh at the First Methodist Church.


June 5, 1979

* Lawrence County Civil Defense office at Mt. Vernon has gone to the aid of a group of farmers in the Red Oak area whose water supplies have become contaminated.

* Fred Farmer of rural Monett uses two ponies to haul hay at a rate of two bales per hour, a distance of over one mile each round trip


June 5, 1989

* Construction of the International Dehydrated Foods plant in Monett has recently expanded at the west end of the facility.

* Oakview State School in Monett athletes winning medals at the state track meet at Ford Leonard Wood were Marjorie Adams, Dusty Johnson, Eric Booth, Jackie Carty, Bill Mowery and James Walker.


June 5, 1999

* Barry County Health Department in Cassville has received a health hazard warning from the Missouri Department of Health regarding certain over-the-counter products being marketed as sleep aids, according to Sue Burton, health department administrator.

* The Liberty Tree in Verona, one of around six trees in the area recognized by the Missouri Department of Conservation for being at least 200 years old, recently broke apart and collapsed. No cause for the break was determined.