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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, August 17, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1939

* R.W. Patton, Junior Patton, Fred Linebarger and Howard Randall, all of Monett, returned Monday from a 12-day motor trip to the West.

* Mrs. Marie Brewer and children of Pittsburg, Kansas, are visiting in Monett with Mrs. Brewer's sister, Mrs. Floyd M. Huffman.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1949

* Mr. and Mrs. Mick Frohlich of Monett left today for the Lake of the Ozarks where they will spend a few days fishing and swimming.

* Fay Sisco, auctioneer from Monett, acted as master of ceremonies at an all-night song convention held Saturday at the Banner School near Sarcoxie.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1959

* Monett Chamber of Commerce and The Monett Times today received citations from the American Dairy Association for outstanding cooperation during the June Dairy Month program.

* The Carthage Wagon Train will encamp in Monett on Friday, according to Orie Campbell, chairman of the caravan.

FORTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1969

* Southern Telephone Company of Purdy will cut into direct distance dialing for all Purdy customers as of midnight tonight, Norman Gibbons, president, announced.

* Extensive remodeling of the church sanctuary will get underway in early September at the New Site Baptist Church, located two miles southwest of Monett, according to Rev. Leon Riddle, pastor.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1979

* A dress code was adopted at last night's meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District board of directors.

* Goal for the 1979 Monett United Fund Drive will be set and agencies to share in the proceeds will be determined at a planning session of the board of directors tomorrow.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 17, 1989

* A change order which will provide full traffic signals at the new intersection of Thirteenth Street and Cleveland in Monett has been issued, according to Kenneth "Red" Sharver, street commissioner.

* Pam Tennyson has been named as the third drug and alcohol abuse counselor at the First Baptist Church in Monett.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 17, 1999

* New name for the organization serving immigrants to the Monett community, Multicultural Outreach Coalition, was adopted at last nights meeting of the Hispanic Outreach Coalition.

* Deloris Tucker of the Monett Senior Citizens Center presented the program at yesterday's noon luncheon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

August 18, 1929

* Mr. and Mrs.

Barney Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Gray attended the Cassville Reunion on Thursday.

* Charles E. Mansfield was elected vice president of the Monett Security Company yesterday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 18, 1949

* Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blankenship and Mrs. Fred Edwards of Monett have returned home after vacationing throughout the West.

* Winners in the Saturday community drawing in Monett were Mrs. Ed Salzer, Ernest Gray, Ralph Lauderdale, Evelyn Henderson and Mrs. Alphia Swearingen.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 18, 1959

* A total of 41 football prospects checked out equipment at the MHS gymnasium this morning, and Monett Coach Jim Julian said he expected the squad to grow considerably.

* Twelve new mercury vapor lamps were switched on at 7 p.m. yesterday at the intersection of Highway 60 and Business 60 four miles east of the Monett city limits.

FORTY YEARS AGO

August 18, 1969

* A total of 428 students picked up books and schedules at Monett High School this week, according to Principal David Sippy.

* Charles Cowherd and Gene Cowherd received honors in the dairy cattle division at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield yesterday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 18, 1979

* The problem of child abuse and neglect was discussed by Mary Williams, director Family Services for the Lawrence County Welfare Department, at last night's meeting of the Monett Lions Club.

* Approximately 100 players, coaches and umpires attended the Monett Little League Picnic and Awards Program last night.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 18, 1989

* Steve Wise, a longtime member of the Monett Jaycees, has been tapped for a U.S. Jaycees Ambassadorship, the highest honor attainable in the national organization.

* Sale of Calton Alinement Service, Fourteenth and Broadway in Monett, to Jeff Abramovitz has been announced by Ken Calton, owner.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 18, 1999

* Needing more space which was not available in Monett and not wanting to move, Quality Manufacturing Inc. of Monett was able to solve the problem by purchasing a facility in Richmond.

* Monett Fire Chief Tom Jones has issued a request for Monett area residents to cease burning until a significant rainfall has returned ample moisture to the soil.

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