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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, August 10, 2009

NINETY YEARS AGO

August 10, 1919

* The Frisco shopmen in Monett walked out at noon today and met at the Elks Clubhouse to consider the question of remaining out until settlement over the wage question and other complaints are reached.

* Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Gillioz, Alma, Helen and Marie Gillioz, and Mae Vermillion, all of Monett, attended the reunion in Cassville yesterday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 10, 1939

* Christine Johnston of Monett is enjoying her annual two-week vacation as a saleslady at the J.C. Penney Store.

* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jones of Tulsa, Oklahoma, plan to arrive in Monett tomorrow to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Jones.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 10, 1959

* Judy Rains of Monett, winner of the sectional Knights of Columbus oratorical contest held in Davenport, Iowa, will go to Denver, Colorado, to compete in the national finals.

* Paula Lee and Billie Shideler of Monett attended the twirling contests in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last weekend, and walked away with three first place trophies.

FORTY YEARS AGO

August 10, 1969

* Monettans are still buzzing over the first man to set foot on the moon three weeks after the historic event.

* Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Garrison of Pierce City returned home Thursday from a 12-day trip to Hawaii.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 10, 1979

* Over 5,000 pounds of aluminum cans were trucked from the Monett Sheltered Workshop to the Joplin Recycling Center yesterday.

* A public hearing on a proposed 62-unit multi-family development, to be known as Marshalia Apartments, has been called by the Monett City Council.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 10, 1989

* Members of the Monett High School cheerleading squad for this coming year are Julia Benz, Mary Brown, Andrea Henson, Christy Garrison, Amy Orr, Joyce McCaffrey, Katie Kurucz, Becky Schelin, Jennifer Head, Anna Cubel, Angel Shepherd, and Tish Michael.

* Rev. and Mrs. Olen Rainey have been called as pastor of New Testament, located at Third Street and Scott in Monett.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 10, 1999

* A 2000 model KEM International truck has been added to the arsenal of the Monett Rural Fire Department.

* DeDe Hutson, wife of Willis Hutson, who resigned his alderman position on the Verona City Council last month, has been appointed to succeed him on the council.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1929

* A modern roadside inn is being constructed by Ed Salzer at the corner of Ninth Street and Cleveland in Monett.

* Mr. and Mrs. Roger Matthews of Monett returned Sunday from a motor trip to Washington D.C. and other eastern points.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1939

* The old Commercial Hotel in Sarcoxie, a landmark used in recent years as an apartment building, was destroyed by fire Sunday.

* Jimmie and Roy Higgins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Higgins of Monett, left Monday for New York City to attend the World's Fair.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1949

* Barry County Agent M.B. Carpenter has said now is a good time to have soil tested to see what kind and how much fertilizer to apply this fall.

* Col. David Harrison, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, said he is now looking for 31 new patrolmen.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1959

* Bids for $100,000 of the $185,000 in special assessment bonds approved at the polls by Monett voters will be opened tomorrow, according to City Clerk Ralph Hull.

* Kelly Creek rampaged last night after a driving rain had deluged the city with 3.60 inches of rain in less than two hours.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1979

* Finding hidden dimes in a haystack and a slow bike ride are two new events to be held during the annual Monett Jaycee Carnival this year.

* Monett Lions Club's annual beauty pageant is scheduled for August 16 with a Miss Monett Lion and Little Miss Personality to be selected.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 11, 1989

* Construction on the $15 million poultry processing plan of George's Inc. near Butterfield is expected to be completed very soon.

* Leroy Jirik has been installed for a second term as commander of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 11, 1999

* Nine trees which were killed by an overdose of herbicide last year will be removed from the picnic and playground sections of the city park in Purdy.

* Schreiber Foods in Monett was the topic of the program given by Dan Swearingen, plant manager, to the Monett Kiwanis Club yesterday.

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