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Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, September 18, 2009


September 18, 1939

* With the election of Gale Knight, of Lamar, in the commercial department, all teachers in the Monett school system have been hired.

* A.O. Williams unloaded a freight car of fine horses at Purdy. They had been purchased in Iowa and Nebraska.


September 18, 1949

* Rev. W.J. Stelling, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt, has been elected chairman of the Lawrence County CHOP Drive this fall.

* Mrs. William P. Scott, of Monett, went to Purdy this morning to assist the music supervisor in the Purdy school.


September 18, 1959

* Arthur Edson, a feature writer for the Associated Press, has been named by the organization to accompany the Nikita Krushchev entourage on its trip from New York to California.

* Mrs. A.L. Taylor, of 507 Eighth St. in Monett, left today for New Orleans, Louisiana, for a visit in the home of her son, Ben Taylor.


September 18, 1969

* David Sippy, principal at Monett High School, was elected president of the Big 10 Conference at the annual fall luncheon meeting.

* Monett police officials are investigating an unusual armed robbery at the Monett City Park last night after which the armed man gave his weapon to the victim.


September 18, 1979

* The annual Barry County Cancer Crusade has been completed with proceeds totaling $11,401.47, according to Mrs. Donal Hall, crusade chairman.

* Firemen worked over two hours yesterday in extinguishing a fire which destroyed a shed, located at the James McCully property on Route 3, Monett.


September 18, 1989

* Judge J. Edward Sweeney has been appointed to the governing board of St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett.

* Bill Doss has been named president of the Monett Little League board of directors and John Perkins and Vicki Kelley were named vice presidents.


September 18, 1999

* State Librarian Sara Parker, a native of Monett, discussed the state library system at yesterday's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

* Pasture-based seasonal dairy and forages to sustain it were new topics at the 37h annual field day held at the Missouri Southwest Center near Mt. Vernon on Friday.

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