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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1929

* Dr. and Mrs. T.E. Hastings of Monett went to Reddings Mill near Joplin yesterday to attend an outing held by osteopaths.

* Max Bass and Joe Doennig of Monett went to Kansas City on Sunday to drive home some of the new cars for local dealers.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1939

* A saddle horse show is to be presented in Monett at the Jaycee Athletic Field the night of Labor Day.

* Mrs. Mellis Burger of Springfield will be the guest of Mrs. J. Fred Mermoud of Monett on Wednesday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1949

* Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bradford and daughters of Monett left yesterday for Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a vacation visit.

* Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rowell of Stillwater, Oklahoma, were overnight guests in the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rowell, 801 Central, in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1959

* Gordon Hesemann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hesemann, Route 1, Monett, has been admitted as a freshman in the school of veterinary medicine at the University of Missouri.

* Monett Boy Scouts Davie Fagan, Buddy Jones, Bob Whitlock and Larry Tennison participated in the Pan-American Torch Relay from Joplin to Halltown yesterday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1979

* Robert Kassel, principal, said registration for new and returning students at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt will be held Monday evening.

* Practice sessions for MHS cross country will get underway Monday at E.E. Camp Gymnasium, according to Coach Richard Mettlach.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 19, 1989

* At least 100 years of worship will be marked with special services Sunday at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church of rural Wentworth.

* September 18 will be the date of an oboe recital in Monett by David Goza, new music director/conductor of the Ozark Festival Orchestra.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 19, 1999

* A special reception for Hollis Blevins, who has overseen the city cemetery in Pierce City for 50 years, will be held Friday.

* Barry-Lawrence County Development Center in Monett has had a "fantastic" start to the new school year, according to Lynda Painter, director.

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