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Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, October 9, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 9, 1939

* The Frisco Railroad this week announced plans for the construction of 10 new freight engines, the rebuilding of 1,500 freight cars and the installation of 60 miles of 112-pound rail on its main lines during 1940.

* Mr. and Mrs. W. Vance Davis and Dr. and Mrs. E.W. Russey, of Monett, will leave Sunday for Hot Springs, Arkansas, to attend the Mo-Kan-Ark district convention of Kiwanis.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 9, 1949

* Joseph Wheeler, American baritone, will open the Municipal Concert season in Monett on October 20.

* Dr. E.W. Russey and Logan McKee, charter members and past presidents of the Monett Kiwanis Club, were presented certificates from Kiwanis International at the 25th anniversary of the club last night.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 9, 1959

* The Anderson subdivision and the Plain View addition, were accepted by the Monett City Council yesterday.

* Helen Withers, Joyce Kenney, Mildred Schmidt and Doris Pryor were named as senior candidates for Monett football homecoming queen today.

FORTY YEARS AGO

October 9, 1969

* Monett Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has endorsed the $1,100,000 industrial revenue bond issue to finance expansion of Wells Aluminum in Monett.

* Sally Jefferson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Jefferson of Monett, has been selected as accompanist for the University of Missouri-Kansas City musical production of "Hello Dolly." She is a sophomore at the university.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 9, 1979

* Mr. and Mrs. Clay Lamberson, of Monett, have returned home after a week's visit with Mrs. Lamberson's son, Carl Link, in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

* Staff Sergeant Darrell Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Carter, Route 2, Pierce City, has graduated from the Air Force non-commissioned officer leadership school in San Angelo, Texas.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 9, 1989

* Catherine Novacek was crowned the 1989 football homecoming queen at Monett High School today.

* Harold McPherson, of Marionville, and Lee Harmon, of Chesapeake, have been hired by Lawrence County Sheriff David Tatum as new deputies.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 9, 1999

* The final layer of Type C asphalt has been laid over the Business Highway 60 construction project this week to complete the upgrade to three lanes.

* The Berwick Church, located 10 miles west of Monett on Highway 37, then three-quarters of a mile north on Walleye Road, will hold its annual homecoming on Sunday, according to Dennis Burge, pastor.

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