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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 8, 1939

* Adolph Hitler of Germany proposed a European peace settlement "on a comprehensive basis" today but added that if the Allies rejected "out-stretched hand" this statement will have been "my last, then we shall fight."

* Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Collier and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reynaud, of Monett, attended the Tri-County Fair in Aurora on Friday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 8, 1949

* There will be a total eclipse of the moon tonight and should be visible to residents of Monett.

* Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Estus, of Visalia, California, have arrived in Monett to visit their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Cottingham.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 8, 1959

* Frisco railway trains this morning resumed normal service for the first time in four days since flash floods forced detours and curtailments between Monett and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

* Mrs. J.L. Turner and Mrs. Dick Caine, of Monett, will leave tomorrow for St. Louis to attend the annual convention of the Missouri Congress of Parents and Teachers.

FORTY YEARS AGO

October 8, 1969

* Monett's United Fund residential drive got underway today and will continue through Friday. The goal is $14,495.

* Progress on the construction of the new addition to the southeast end of the Monett R-1 Area Vocational Technical School shop building is rapidly moving ahead toward completion.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 8, 1979

* Plans for a road block to benefit the Monett United Fund Drive were discussed at the recent meeting of the Monett Jaycees with Wayne Self, president, presiding.

* Ozarks area resident were greeted with a covering of light frost this morning as temperatures dipped into the mid 30s, the coldest day of the season so far.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 8, 1989

* Debbie Berger, chairman, has announced the Children's Arts Festival, sponsored by Artes Composit, will be held Saturday at the Monett City Park.

* Andrew Weston has assumed the position as full time minister at the Countryside Christian Church in Monett.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 8, 1999

* Sharing concerns about youth and dealing with public violence, Rev. Adrian Rogers of Jonesboro, Arkansas, spoke at Monett High School last night.

* Around 150 motorcycle enthusiasts gathered at Monett's South Park on Saturday for the March of Dimes Bikers for Kids fundraiser.

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