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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


August 26, 1929

* Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Spilman and children, of Monett, returned home Friday from a vacation trip to Oklahoma and Kansas.

* Irving Williams, of Monett, will leave Sunday for New York City and then sail for Paris, France, to attend the University of France and take a course in commercial art.


August 26, 1949

* J. Glenn Caldwell, owner of Princess Theatre in Aurora, and Glenn Hall, owner of Hall Theatre in Cassville, announced they have completed plans for a drive-in theatre to be built in Monett.

* Mr. and Mrs. Ross Roger Gahring and children, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, are visiting in the home of their aunt, Mrs. V.L. Millsap, of Monett.


August 26, 1959

* Tentative plans have begun to mushroom in Monett in preparation for Chicken Eatin' Week, scheduled to be held in October in Monett.

* Barry County 4-Hers won blue ribbons on more than 50 percent of their projects entered in the Ozark Empire Fair, according to Assistant County Agent Jim Freeman.


August 26, 1969

* Linda Tennison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tennison, of Monett, was crowned the 1969 Miss Monett Lion at the annual beauty pageant held last night.

* Lieutenant Colonel Lycurgus Lines, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Lines, of Monett, has been awarded the Air Medal in Thailand.


August 26, 1979

* A public hearing on the proposed tax rate for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be held Wednesday at the Monett Branch.

* A total of 56 area teachers, counselors and administrators attended an in-service training program yesterday at Monett High School.


August 26, 1989

* Snyder Bridge and Construction Company was the lone bidder for major improvements planned for the bridge on Dairy Street in Monett.

* Jim Lanning, former music teacher at Pierce City High School, has accepted the job of director of music at East Newton High School this school year.


August 26, 1999

* Lester and Amanda Schallert, of rural Purdy, have been recognized by the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension in Barry County for being owners of a century farm.

* Several physical changes on the Verona High School campus have been completed over the summer, enhancing security and convenience on the facility, according to Principal Robert Vice.

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