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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, October 5, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 5, 1939

* E.R. Haymes was elected president of the Monett Kiwanis Club at the noon luncheon meeting today.

* Charles Doyel, superintendent of the Monett city light, water and sewer department, has tendered his resignation.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 5, 1949

* Rev. R. Borth, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett, broke ground Sunday for the new edifice at Eighth Street and Park.

* Monett residents interested in furthering the cause of the newly formed Municipal Concert Association met this morning at Hatcher's Banquet Room to hear a speaker from Texas explain the work of an association such as being planned here.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 5, 1959

* Enrollment in Monett's public schools is 72 more at this time than at the same date a year ago, it was reported at the meeting of the Monett Board of Education.

* Students Pat McIntyre, Claudia Stewart, Mark Hunt and Ann Meuser will represent Monett High School at the first Missouri Traffic Safety Congress for Youth in Columbia.

FORTY YEARS AGO

October 5, 1969

* Monett High School Principal David Sippy was named co-chairman of the Tri-State Drive-In Conference Committee during the fall conference of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.

* Open house of the new facilities of the Southern Phone Company in Purdy will be held Saturday, Norman Gibbons, president, announced.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 5, 1979

* Bob Markworth has assumed the position as manager of the Monett J.C. Penney Store, succeeding Cy Whatley, who has moved to Denver, Colorado.

* Ruth Owens, chairman, said plans for participating in the Dogwood Trails Girl Scout Council at Camp Pinbrook highlighted last night's meeting of the Monett Neighborhood Girl Scout Council.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 5, 1989

* John Hudson Jr. of Olympia Foundry and Kim Lines of Tyson Foods in Monett received certificates of appreciation for support of the National Guard in Aurora.

* Four Seasons, a new fashion store at 404 East Broadway in Monett, is now open, according to owners Mike and Gale Brownsberger.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 5, 1999

* Open house at the Southwest Area Career Center at Monett is planned for tomorrow, according to Ted Dorton, director.

* Shawn Burdiss scored three touchdowns to lead East Newton to a 34-13 victory over the Monett Cubs on Friday to spoil Monett's homecoming.

NINETY YEARS AGO

October 6, 1919

* F.M. Wright, who owns the Electric Shoe Store in Monett, has purchased the cottage belonging to H.A. Matthews.

* Mrs. N.A. LeGrande and Mrs. Arthur Ferguson, of Monett, went to Springdale, Arkansas, to visit friends and relatives.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 6, 1929

* Mr. and Mrs. Horace Miller, of Monett, have returned from a vacation trip to Canada and the lakes of Minnesota.

* Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Schieszer and son have taken an apartment at the A.J. Hawkins home on Third Street in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 6, 1959

* Railroad and highway traffic was stalled in some sections of southwest Missouri yesterday with rain-fed creeks swirling out of their banks in Seneca and Sarcoxie causing flooded conditions.

* Total damage in Monett due to fires since October 1, 1958, was $10,177, according to a report filed by Monett Fire Chief Henry Planchon.

FORTY YEARS AGO

October 6, 1969

* It has been announced the City of Monett will receive federal funds for two-thirds the cost of community planning.

* Membership drive in the Monett Cub Scout Pack 140 is now underway with prizes being awarded, according to Dick Caine, neighborhood commissioner for Pack 140.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 6, 1979

* Sandy Carlin has been named the 1979 football homecoming queen at Monett High School. Tammie Nibert is the senior maid of honor.

* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Teel, of San Jose, California, have returned home after visiting Mrs. Teel's mother, Mrs. Coelia Nunneley, in Monett.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 6, 1989

* Installation of lights for the new 3,000 by 60 foot runaway at the Monett Municipal Airport began yesterday and is expected to be completed by November 1.

* The Purdy City Council elected a new alderman for Ward One, Meta Shriner, during a special called meeting last night.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 6, 1999

* Dayton Mackey was honored as Kiwanian of the Century as the Monett Kiwanis Club celebrated its 75th anniversary on Saturday.

* Ignacio Perales and Carlos Mejia scored goals for the Monett Cubs soccer team in the Monett 2-1 win over Aurora last night.

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