Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, October 2, 2009


October 2, 1929

* Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Cook, of Monett, went to Carthage on Sunday to spend the day with an old schoolmate, Frank McGaughey.

* Mrs. Tom Hanlon returned to Monett on Monday from Hollywood, Calif., where she had visited her son, Tommy.


October 2, 1939

* The French government is turning a cold shoulder to the peace overtures of Germany and Soviet Russia following the partitioning of Poland.

* The Monett Little Theatre will present a major production within the next six weeks, according to Mrs. Rogers, head of the English department at Monett High School.


October 2, 1959

* Monett residents will have an opportunity to learn judo and the art of self defense through a special series of classes being planned by two Springfield men.

* Grand openings of Davis Hardware Company, 110 Myrtle St., and Joe Doennig's Standard Service Station, Euclid and Myrtle, were announced today.


October 2, 1969

* Ray Herd was elected president of the Monett Optimist Club at the organizational meeting held this morning at Lakeland Restaurant.

* Mickey Fulp, senior at Monett High School, has received a letter of commendation honoring him for his high performance on the 1969 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.


October 2, 1979

* Monett scored two touchdowns in 64 seconds of the second quarter and went on to beat Lamar in a football game last night, 28-7.

* Open house at the recently completed 60-bed addition to Camden Health Care Center in Monett will be held Oct. 7.


October 2, 1989

* Wild horses have found homes in the Monett area, thanks to a government re-settlement program with the next scheduled adoption in Nixa set for Oct. 20 and 21.

* Swearing in ceremonies were held today at the office of Lawrence County Clerk Bob Bartelsmeyer for Robert George, newly appointed county prosecutor.


October 2, 1999

* Donations in honor of Frances Terry Smith, of Monett, will be sought when the Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Region of the American Red Cross bloodmobile visits Monett on Monday.

* Walnut Field Days will be held Tuesday and Wednesday at two Barry County farms, according to Kari Rhoades, Natural Resources Conservation Service nutrient management conservationist in Cassville.