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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, July 20, 2009


July 21, 1939

* Grace Breeden of Monett was admitted to the Phi Lambda Theta honorary educational society for women of the University of Missouri this week.

* Logan McKee will act as master of ceremonies at the dedication of the new band stand at Monett City Park.


July 21, 1949

* The first Monett Dairy Show will be held on Broadway right in the middle of the business section, it was decided at a meeting of the Chamber of Commerce agriculture committee.

* Monett School Superintendent E.E. Camp will leave today for Columbia to attend an educator's conference at the University of Missouri.


July 21, 1959

* Plans for a chicken barbecue at the Monett City Park on August 8 were discussed at last night's meeting of the Monett Lions Club.

* Several Monett members of the 8 et 40 Society went to Joplin last night for a dinner meeting. Mrs. Michael Zelch of Monett, president, was in charge of the outing.


July 21, 1969

* Barry County agriculture officials will meet Monday to discuss whether to request release of 10,000 acres of soil bank land by having the county termed a "disaster area" due to lack of rain since June 28.

* Plans for "Charlie Brown Day" have been completed with the event set for tomorrow in Monett.


July 21, 1979

* More than 70 boys are participating in the annual Monett High School football camp which opened Monday at Burl Fowler Athletic Field.

* The summer rodeo season for the southwest Missouri area continues with the annual Pierce City Saddle Club ACRA Rodeo this Friday and Saturday.


July 21, 1989

* A $5 million expansion at the local plant of Tyson Foods Inc. was announced today by Wilburn Riddell, plant manager.

* Leonard McGee, Purdy Future Farmers of America chapter advisor, said the annual Purdy FFA Livestock Show had a total of 210 head of livestock shown by over 60 exhibitors.


July 21, 1999

* Nancy Shipman was installed recently as the new president of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion.

* Barry County Shrine Club recently recognized Dr. Ralph Schmitz, Sondra Probstfield, Kimberly Steinmann, Delores Tucker and John Tucker for helping children get treatment for birth defects and burns through the Shrine hospitals.

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