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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, October 1, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1929

* Mrs. Laura Leckie, of Joplin, visited a few days with her brother, Steele Campbell, in Monett.

* Nona Pevo, of Monett, and Edna Hoard and Leo Williams, of Pierce City, spent Sunday in St. Louis visiting friends.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1939

* Lucille Willis was installed as worthy advisor of the Monett Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

* President Roosevelt told a press conference today that since the United States was not in the war and not going into it, he saw no public interest at this time in the war and industrial mobilization plans being considered by various government and private boards.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1949

* Mr. and Mrs. E. Suttles Jr., of Kansas City, were visitors Tuesday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Guinney, of Monett.

* The McDowell Music Club, the junior music group of the Monett Music Club, has been divided into two parts because of the large number of interested pupils.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1959

* A debenture bond investment campaign in the amount of $150,000 for constructing a new factory building for the E.F. Marsh Engineering Company in Monett passed that amount this morning.

* Construction is nearing completion on the new Singer Manufacturing Company factory building, located at the northwest corner of Central and Dairy streets in Monett.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1979

* Monett educators, citizens and students were in Aurora today to attend the Southwest Missouri Regional Educational Conference.

* Monett Rural Fire Department was called to the Nau Farms, five miles east of Monett, today to extinguish a grass fire along the Frisco right-of-way.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 1, 1989

* Julie Rowe, Kevin Wodlinger, Wilma Henbest, Harrell Hall, Mary Meuser, Vinita Hall and Billie Bounous have received special awards for fundraising efforts for the Monett Unit of the American Cancer Society.

* Jim Harkins, of Pierce City, recently sold a 1946 Coleman oil furnace to the manufacturer for display in the Coleman Museum in Wichita, Kansas.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 1, 1999

* First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Monett will host Rev. Alan McCain, a missionary from Turkey, at Sunday morning's service.

* Preparations are complete for the caravan that will bring around 300 motorcyclists to Monett's South Park on Saturday as part of the Bikers for Babies fundraiser for the March of Dimes.

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