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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, August 31, 2009


August 31, 1929

* Formation of a Pathfinder Club in Monett will be made Tuesday at a dinner at the Broadway Hotel.

* Mr. and Mrs. Lester Parmalee, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, have returned home after visiting relatives in Monett.


August 31, 1939

* H.A. Gardner, of Monett, have sold two registered saddle horses for $845 that went to Madera, California.

* Adolf Hitler is believed tonight to have kept open negotiations for peace in replying to Great Britain's "last warning" that she was armed and ready to fight if the Nazis attack Poland.


August 31, 1959

* Construction work began this morning on the Singer Manufacturing Company Incorporated plant on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and Dairy Street in Monett.

* Twenty-four youths successfully completed the Red Cross Junior and Senior Lifesaving programs at the Monett city pool.


August 31, 1969

* Army Specialist Four Paul Fenske, a 1966 graduate of Pierce City High School, has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal in Vietnam.

* Frisco Railway has been denied permission to route a shipment of dangerous phosgene gas through Kansas on a path which could have carried it through Monett.


August 31, 1979

* Members of the area Jaycee and Jaycee wives chapters were in Independence over the weekend to attend the annual Summer State Meeting and shared in awards given during the session.

* Charles Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Brady, of Monett, today joined the staff of The Monett Times as advertising representative. Brady comes to Monett from Caruthersville where he had been editor of the newspaper there for the past seven years.


August 31, 1989

* Robert George, an Aurora attorney, has been nominated by the Lawrence County Republican Central Committee to fill the vacancy as Lawrence County prosecuting attorney.

* A new crafts class will begin Friday at the Monett Senior Citizens Center, according to Bonnie Long, director.


August 31, 1999

* Winning the titles of Miss and Mister Purdy at this year's annual Purdy picnic, hosted by the Purdy Lions Club were Jessica Walker and Brendon Lucero.

* Opening of a multicultural center in Cassville and a satellite site in Verona is being planned by the Barry-Lawrence Advocates Standing Together (BLAST) Coalition.


September 1, 1939

* Two Frisco trains were delayed early this morning when the engine truck of a locomotive got off the track at Ogeechee, Oklahoma.

* A new radio has been received by headquarters battery in Monett, the latest type of Army equipment, and was purchased by the government at a cost of $3,800.


September 1, 1949

* Mrs. William P. Scott was elected president of the city's newest organization, the Monett Municipal Concert Association, which was organized last night.

* Pigskins will be flying right and left Thursday morning as the Monett High School gridders get the football season officially underway with their first practice of the year.


September 1, 1959

* Rev. Jeff Marsh, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Monett, Rev. C.H. Walters, pastor of the Marshall Hill Methodist Church, and Rev. Calton Knight, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Aurora, will attend the Methodist Pastor's School in Fayette.

* In an impressive ceremony, the new school building now being erected at Stella will be dedicated on September 6.


September 1, 1969

* E.L. Monroe was elected president and David Sippy was elected vice president of the Monett Recreational Development Corporation last night.

* Purdy High School opened for the 1969-70 school year last Friday with Bob Shaver as the school's new principal.


September 1, 1979

* Motorists charged with driving while drinking account for the most serious cases in Monett Police Court, Municipal Judge Marvin Story told members of the Monett Lions Club last night.

* An application for federal funding for a project which would provide improvements in the Marshall Hill area of Monett will be discussed at a public hearing to be conducted by the Monett City Council on Wednesday at City Hall.


September 1, 1989

* Marsha Jones of Verona has been tabbed as the administrator of Lacoba Nursing Home in Monett and Leslie Stringer-Bishoff has been named director.

* Army First Class Rocky Reed, son of Debra Miller of Eagle Rock and grandson of Lonnie Yarnall of Cassville, has arrived for duty in West Berlin, Germany.


September 1, 1999

* In a statement issued yesterday, Tyson Foods Inc., headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, announced it will close the Neosho processing facility on or near October 31.

* Grants of $88,425 from the federal government and $73,594 from the state government have been approved for a networking and automation system for the Barry-Lawrence County Regional Library.

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