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Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, August 28, 2009

NINETY YEARS AGO

August 28, 1919

* Mr. and Mrs. Lenn Manley, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Aulgur and Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Aulgur, of Monett, picnicked at Roaring River on Sunday.

* Charlotte Bradford, Margaret Stringer, Laura Parker, of Cherokee, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Alvin Bradford and Mrs. Oscar McCaslin, of Monett, composed a picnic party to the Pierce City Lake on Sunday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

August 28, 1939

* Mrs. Fred Campbell entertained at a party Friday at the Monett park playgrounds in honor of her granddaughter, Mary Noonan.

* Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pitts, of St. Louis, are vacationing in Monett with the former's parents.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

August 28, 1949

* Congressman Dewey Short, Barry County's representative, will be the featured speaker at a barbecue sponsored by the Barry County Young Republican's Club.

* School officers have agreed to a reserved seating section for the high school band, pep squad and students on the east side of the football field at Monett High School.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

August 28, 1959

* Barry County was officially represented at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Monday by Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sanders, chosen as the county's "typical farm family."

* Johnny White and his Hi Fi's will entertain at the Monett High School Youth Center on Friday night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

August 28, 1969

* New school administrators this year at Pierce City are Don Trotter, principal, and J.D. Smith, superintendent.

* The U.S. Post Office Department announced that bids on the construction of a new post office for Shell Knob will be opened in September.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

August 28, 1989

* John Wolfe of Marionville has been appointed part-time juvenile officer for the 39th Judicial Circuit, which includes Barry, Lawrence and Stone counties.

* Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Linebarger, of Purdy, will be commissioned into mission service at the First Baptist Church in Monett on Sunday.

TEN YEARS AGO

August 28, 1999

* Now gone from the scene, the old Park Plaza Motel at the junction of Highways 37 and 60 in Monett was demolished this week.

* Crews from the Monett Electric Department have moved in to place poles and lighting for the new ball field at Monett's North Park.

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