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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, September 28, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1939

* Monett Mayor V.B. Hall left Sunday to attend the national American Legion Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

* Monett City Assessor W.L. Howard completed today the personal property and real estate valuation of the city, a total of $2,227,220.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1949

* Arden Russell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Russell of Monett, went to work today for the J.C. Penney Company in Monett.

* Virginia Doss left today for her home in Maryville after a visit over the weekend in Monett as guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Sheehan.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1959

* Showers during the last two days throughout the bi-county area have been a "real drought-breaker," according to Barry County Agent John Hubbard.

* Vicki Haddock has been elected present of the art club at Monett High School. Instructor and sponsor of the group is Jim Richardson.

FORTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1969

* Thirty-four citizens of Pierce City met Tuesday at the city office to discuss a centennial celebration of the city, which will occur in 1970.

* Open house at the new parsonage of the Arnhart Baptist Church near Purdy will be held tomorrow, according to Rev. Wayne Hamilton, pastor.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1979

* Sixteen members of the Barry County Shrine Motor Corps rode three-wheel cycles in the annual Good Neighbor Days parade in Carterville and took home a first place trophy.

* Piano students of John Archer participated in the annual music competition sponsored by Drury College in Springfield.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

September 28, 1989

* The annual Pre-College Workshop for juniors and seniors at Monett High School will be held tomorrow, according to MHS counselor Weaver Forrest.

* Army Reserve Private Michael Hood, son of Jimmy and Donna Hood of Marionville, has completed a food service specialist course at Fort Lee, Virginia.

TEN YEARS AGO

September 28, 1999

* Jennifer Blankinship, daughter of Jerry and LouEllen Blankinship, has been named Monett's football homecoming queen.

* Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District sponsored a health fair last weekend at the National Guard Armory in Monett.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1929

* Wayne Eubanks was elected the new commander of the Monett American Legion Post last night.

* Vernon Bradford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bradford, of Monett, and a senior at Ozark Wesleyan College in Carthage, has been elected president of the senior council at that school.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1939

* In order to get acquainted, Menzo Hainline, new editor of The Monett Times, is offering to trade a year's subscription to The Times for farm produce.

* Mrs. Grace Tinker, of Pierce City, was the principal speaker at the meeting of Chapter CN, PEO Sisterhood held Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Jo Gardner in Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1949

* Carl Tinklepaugh, diversified occupations coordinator, will be the coach of the Monett Junior College basketball team during the coming season.

* William H. "Bill" Pinnell, Monett attorney, has been named chairman of the Barry County chapter of the Christian Rural Overseas Program.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1959

* Members of the double mixed quartet at Monett High School selected this morning were Diane Evans, Gloria Doennig, Rochelle Stewart, Henry Clapper, Etta Watson, Larry Shanks, John Garrett and Paul Garrett.

* Monett Kiwanis Club will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a special meeting October 6 at the City Park Casino.

FORTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1969

* Kathy Woods and Raymond Krueger have been selected queen and king of the Cub-O-Rama at Monett High School.

* Monett chapter of the American Field Service will sponsor a reception for Pia Vlieger of Bussum, North Holland, The Netherlands, at the First United Methodist Church in Monett on Tuesday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

September 29, 1989

* Sinclair Rogers of Rogers Photography of Monett was honored at the fall convention of the Professional Photographers Association of Missouri Inc. last weekend.

* Gene Robinson was installed as worshipful master of Decatur Lodge 400 at the Masonic Temple in Pierce City last night.

TEN YEARS AGO

September 29, 1999

* Janell Patton, public relations director at Cox Monett Hospital, has announced a drive-through flu clinic will be held October 9 on the Monett Family Medicine parking lot.

* Juan Mejia scored three goals for Monett as the Cubs beat Thomas Jefferson in a soccer game, 9-0.

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