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Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, August 7, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1929

* Monett's drought was broken Friday morning when a heavy rain fell for about 15 minutes. Streets and sidewalks were flooded.

* Mr. and Mrs. S.T. Clutter of Monett will leave Sunday on a western trip and will be gone for 30 days.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1939

* The mercury in Monett took a decided drop Tuesday and by Wednesday morning was down to 60 degrees.

* Mrs. Walter Reynaud of Monett presided at a party on Tuesday honoring her house guest, Mrs. Bernadine Meston of St. Louis.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1949

* A gala parade has been added to the list of attractions to be held in conjunction with the Monett Chamber of Commerce's first Barry-Lawrence County Dairy Show in September.

* The workers on the Frisco Railroad system will join in holding a bathing beauty contest in St. Louis on August 21 for the purpose of naming a queen to reign over the Frisco line.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1959

* Annual convention of the Deaf of the Ozarks Association will be held tomorrow at the Monett Park Casino.

* Mrs. Jay Lewis received her bachelor of science degree in social science from Drury College in Springfield last night.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1979

* Plans for a Photo-Journalism Workshop, to be held in Monett from September 30 through October 6, were discussed at the monthly meeting o the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

* Pierce City voters yesterday turned down a proposal to establish a city sales tax of seven-eighths of one cent on the $1 transaction by a vote of 129 for and 215 against.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 7, 1989

* Jenny Kristensson, Monett's 28th foreign student through the American Field Service program, will arrive Friday and will make her home with Mrs. Dee Stewart and family. The student is from Sweden.

* Kathy Combs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Heath of Cassville, will compete for the title of Miss Teen of Missouri in Jefferson City this weekend.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 7, 1999

* Mike Brownsberger has been elected the new chairman of the Monett Downtown Betterment Group at that organization's annual meeting.

* Bob Nichols, president of the Ozark Trails Council of the Boy Scouts, gave a presentation at the Friends of Scouting Luncheon held recently at Cox Monett Hospital.

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