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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, October 12, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 12, 1929

* M.E. Gillioz, the contractor, will open the new viaduct over the Frisco tracks on the south end of Lincoln Avenue in Monett to the public next Saturday.

* Mrs. Harry Montgomery, of Monett, had a dinner Tuesday for Mrs. E.L. Jerome, Mrs. M.F. Garrison, Mrs. Laura Pratt and Mrs. A.F. Edson.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 12, 1939

* Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Great Britain today postponed from Wednesday until Thursday the House of Commons speech in which he is expected to reply to Adolph Hitler's peace overtures.

* Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Willey, of Monett, attended a party in Springfield on Saturday, after a fishing excursion at Cape Fair.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 12, 1949

* A new law in Missouri now requires county collectors of third and fourth class counties, which includes Barry and Lawrence counties, to mail all real estate and personal property tax statements to the taxpayers.

* Mrs. Troy Henderson, of Route 1, Purdy, was the winner of the $75 first place prize at the Saturday Monett Community Drawing.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 12, 1959

* Helen Withers, a senior at Monett High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Withers, was named 1959 football homecoming queen at Monett.

* Judy Gliedt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gliedt, was named first place winner in the annual Fire Prevention Essay Contest, sponsored by Randall Insurance Company in Monett. Charlotte Brady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Brady, was announced the second place winner.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 12, 1979

* Shari Birkenbach, of the Monett Cubs, took the singles championship in yesterday's Big 12 Conference tennis tournament.

* Sixteen members of the Barry County Shrine Motor Corps unit participated in Saturday's fall festival parade in Neosho.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 12, 1989

* Monett High School Marching Pride Band, under the direction of John Cheary, captured two first place awards in the Houn' Dawg Marching Band Festival in Aurora on Saturday.

* Lance Brumley scored both touchdowns as Monett held on to beat East Newton, 14-12, in the annual football homecoming game last night.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 12, 1999

* Top notch music came to Pierce City on Saturday as the annual Theron Bennett Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival was held.

* Grace Schmidt announced her resignation as city clerk of Verona at last week's city council meeting.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 13, 1929

* When Monett's new city hall is formally opened Saturday for public inspection, it will signify the completion of one of the biggest projects the city has undertaken in several years.

* Members of the Christian Church congregation gave a reception Wednesday evening at the park casino in honor of Rev. J.H. Stidham, the new pastor, and his family.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 13, 1939

* President Roosevelt has disclosed that the administration aims at building up the army to approximately 600,000 men, including regular troops, the National Guard and reserve forces.

* Charles Main, of Monett, president of the Missouri State Junior Chamber of Commerce, will leave today for Chicago, Illinois, to attend the board of directors meeting at the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 13, 1949

* Monett Police Chief Dan Macdonald, and officers Paul Frederick and Jack Williams recently attended an FBI school of instruction in Joplin.

* Julius Heim, Lawrence County superintendent of schools since 1946, has announced his resignation. Hugh Hembree has been appointed to succeed him.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 13, 1959

* Betty Jo Miller was crowned Future Farmers of America Barnwarming Queen at Purdy last night by FFA president Larry Purdom.

* Senior candidates for king and queen of the Verona Carnival are Marilyn Reith and Kerry Evans.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 13, 1979

* One of the cows belonging to Delbert and Edith Koch, Route 2, Pierce City, gave birth last week to twin calves, one male and one female.

* Work on the major expansion program for Wal-Mart in Monett is progressing ahead of scheduled, according to Don Pope, manager.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 13, 1989

* Kenneth H. Meuser, co-chairman of the Monett Senior Chamber of Commerce Executive Group, has announced that Monett has been designated an All-Missouri Certified City.

* Jeanenne Lester, of Aurora, has been accepted as a member of the Missouri Artisans Business Development Association.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 13, 1999

* Alonzo Burr Shafer, of Purdy, not only celebrated his 100th birthday last week Friday but he was also recognized by the government of Rance for his service in World War I.

* The Ozark Festival Orchestra will kick off its 20th anniversary on Sunday with a program at the Monett City Hall Auditorium.

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