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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, September 17, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

September 17, 1929

* Rev. B.F. Goodnight, Miss Atrel Goodnight, Albert Goodnight and Miss Gladys Ray, of Monett, have returned home after visiting in Washington, Colorado, and California.

* Mr. and Mrs. R.R. McCormick and daughter, of Monett, have left for Inglewood, California, for an extended stay.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

September 17, 1939

* Monett junior and senior high schools were dismissed today at noon because of the excessive heat.

* George Montgomery, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Montgomery, of Pulaskifield, suffered an injury to his hip Sunday when he was kicked by a mule at his home.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

September 17, 1949

* A.B. Collier, president of the Collier Auto Supply Company in Monett, was elected lieutenant governor of District 3 of Kiwanis International yesterday in Kansas City.

* Ermalee Cline, senior student at Drury College in Springfield, will serve as an assistant to Dr. A.G. Jelinek, head of the education department of the college.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

September 17, 1959

* Almon Maus, a Monett attorney and former probate judge, has been elected as vice president of the newly created 39th Judicial Circuit.

* Seventy new employees have been placed in jobs at the Armour Creameries processing plant in Monett during the last week.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

September 17, 1979

* Monett R-1 Schools have received notice from the Missouri Department of Education that its program plan for handicapped students is in compliance with federal law.

* Dr. Paul Nelson, a native of Pierce City and son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nelson of Pierce City, will become associated with Monett Veterinary Clinic on October 10.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

September 17, 1989

* Dedication services will be held Sunday at the newly renovated Ozark Christian Fellowship, located five miles south of Monett on Highway 37, according to Jack Jessup, pastor.

* Open house for Verona R-7 Schools will be held September 19, according to Dr. J. Harvey Walthall, superintendent of schools.

TEN YEARS AGO

September 17, 1999

* New at the reading lab at Monett High School this year are iMac computers, in Cubs purple.

* Contributing to the cause of sight conservation, members of the Monett Lions Club will be peeling and coring apples, then cooking them to sell at Apple Butter Makin' Days in Mt. Vernon on October 9.

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