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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, September 14, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

September 14, 1939

* A resolution to provide for the paving of several streets in Monett was passed this week by the Monett City Commission.

* The Sub Deb Club in Monett was entertained at a buffet supper Monday in the home of Miss Eugene Lassiter.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

September 14, 1949

* L.E. Lines, Jr., and Pat Russell, both of Monett, were pledged to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at the University of Arkansas.

* Rollicking Ben Carter and his jovial group, the Paradise Riders, promise to keep the audience laughing during the stage show they will present Tuesday night on the Gillioz Theatre stage in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

September 14, 1959

* Future Farmers of America at Purdy yesterday displayed their livestock projects in the annual Purdy FFA Livestock Show with $300 in premium money being awarded to exhibitors.

* Football makes its debut throughout the district tonight with a full slate of high school games on tap.

FORTY YEARS AGO

September 14, 1969

* Approximately 1,500 members of the Future Farmers of America from high school chapters throughout a 22-county area attended the special FFA Field Day held today at the Southwest Research Center near Mt. Vernon.

* Al Poyner, of 509 Fourth St. in Monett, was treated to a round of golf at the Monett course yesterday in observance of his 80th birthday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

September 14, 1979

* New stake president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Dee V. Sharp, of Monett. She replaces Ken Martin, of Monett.

* Techniques on how to make children's clothing both functional and stylish while at the same time reasonable in price will be the topic of a program set at the Monett branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library on Thursday, according to Deanne Keller, reference librarian.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

September 14, 1989

* Linda Lines, of Monett, this year's Young Careerist candidate from the Monett Business and Professional Women's Club, attended yesterday's District 15 BPW Conference in Diamond.

* Five area school districts, including Monett, are among 55 school districts in the state receiving checks totaling nearly $5.5 million from the Missouri School Boards Association.

TEN YEARS AGO

September 14, 1999

* A green light was given last week to the Pierce City Library District in its quest to merge with the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library system.

* Cattle producers are invited to participate in a tour and steak supper in Barry and Newton counties on September 21, according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Center in Mt. Vernon.

NINETY YEARS AGO

September 15, 1919

* Georgia West and Margaret Chappell, of Monett, hosted a masquerade dancing party Friday night in the West home.

* Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Campbell, of Monett, entertained last week for Mrs. Campbell's two brothers, Peter and Andrew Braidwood, of Weir City, Kansas.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

September 15, 1939

* The German High Command today reported a rapid thrust into southeastern Poland tightening the vise which was closing in on Warsaw.

* Mrs. C.W. Collier, of 410 Euclid in Monett, called a group of friends together Tuesday for bridge. High score was won by Mrs. C.E. Neely.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

September 15, 1949

* Contestants from Monett for the queen of the American Royal in Kansas City this year are Marjorie Cuendet, Joan Dieterich, Jean Burton, Georgia Hemphill, Mary Davis, Ermalee Cline, Jo McCall and Colista Wormington.

* Monett and Barry County will surpass the unofficial goal of $1,000 set in connection with the emergency polio fund drive.

FORTY YEARS AGO

September 15, 1969

* The Monett City Council yesterday adopted a resolution stating the city plans to hold a $1,100,000 industrial revenue bond election to finance an addition to the existing Wells Aluminum plant in Monett.

* One man was wounded and another is being held for investigation in a reported shooting near Cassville last night.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

September 15, 1979

* Supervisory personnel of Ozark Electric Cooperative in Mt. Vernon began working round the clock yesterday following a strike vote by members of Local 753 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

* The largest sales tax check to date, totaling $34,868.04, was received by the City of Monett yesterday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

September 15, 1989

* The low bid of $54,575.16 submitted by Danco Construction Company of Monett for the remodeling of the recently acquired property across the street from Monett City Hall for use as a new police headquarters and jail was accepted by the city council yesterday.

* Monett Middle School cheerleaders this year are Trista Allman, Kendra Brumley, Holly Brush, Autumn Taylor, Jaime Denney, Amy Wasson, Katherine Frost, Natalie Doss, Dondi Avondet, Shari Roetto, LeJill Fertig and Jennifer Helker.

TEN YEARS AGO

September 15, 1999

* A grant in the amount of $470,000 has been approved to expand comprehensive health care in Barry, McDonald and southern Newton counties, according to Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt.

* Kevin Sligar was installed last night as worshipful master of Monett Masonic Lodge 129 AF&AM.

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