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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1939

* A special group of white straw hats are $1, and new white Stetson lace gloves are 50 cents at the Jacques Style Shop in Monett.

* Hank Henry, a left-handed pitcher who comes from Drake University, has joined the Monett ball club this week.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1949

* Monett Assistant Fire Chief Jack Johnson uncovered an edition of the New York Herald dated the day before President Lincoln was assassinated while cleaning up the Johnson farm near Monett.

* Hub Ellis entertained Pfister Seed Company employees with a casting demonstration at their big Texas barbecue yesterday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1959

* Sandra Mergule of Kennett was crowned Miss Missouri Majorette at the close of the annual National Baton Twirling Association contest in Monett yesterday.

* Production increases at the EFCO Corporation plant in Monett have been accomplished by the addition of a partial night shift.

FORTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1969

* Gary Klingsporn, a 1969 graduate of Monett High School, has been named a winner in the fifth Aid Association for Lutheran All-College Scholarship competition.

* Megan Roberts, formerly of Monett, will depart tomorrow on the first leg of a trip that will take her to Peru where she will spend the summer as an exchange student.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1979

* Play in the third annual Monett Tennis Tournament is continuing at the Monett City Park courts with semifinals tomorrow and finals on Saturday.

* Monett Youth Council Track Team opened its season last night in the Summer Field and Field Program at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, according to Kelli Stevens and Carri deFlon, directors.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

June 24, 1989

* Dr. Emmett McCord, farm management specialist at the Barry County office in Springfield, has announced his retirement.

* Les Mason and Robert Eaton of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion, were recognized for outstanding service to the Post last night.

TEN YEARS AGO

June 24, 1999

* A new swing set and four spring riders were unveiled at the Kiwanis Club's Kiddie Playground in Monett's South Park yesterday.

* Action on limiting garage sales in Pierce City and allowing manufactured homes was taken at the recent meeting of the city council in Pierce City

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