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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, October 19, 2009


October 19, 1939

* Miss Grace Schelin, of Monett, will leave tonight for Boston, Massachusetts, for an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. David Haefele.

* Mrs. Edwin M. Jerome entertained a shower and party on Monday night for Mrs. Arthur Lassiter of Monett.


October 19, 1949

* A streak of burning fire which roared across the sky Saturday night has folks in Lebanon, Sleeper and Waldron, Arkansas, wondering as to the cause.

* Mrs. John Bass, of Monett, has been presented a book on her family tree, a chronology dating back to 1811.


October 19, 1959

* Sue Terry will represent Purdy High School in the Empire District Electric Company's seventh annual All-Electric Home Economics Demonstration Contest of high school students.

* Donna Wilson has been elected president of the Future Homemakers of America chapter at Monett High School for this year.


October 19, 1969

* Judy Hall was crowned Future Farmers of America Barnwarming queen at Purdy High School last Friday night.

* An urgent request for the establishment of a title and license fee office in Monett has been made by the Monett Chamber of Commerce to the Missouri director of revenue.


October 19, 1979

* Helen Nailey, of Monett, was named chairman of the Regional Parent Advisory Council of the Migrant Program at the Southwest Missouri Migrant Education Center in Monett.

* Jumping-Jacks Shoes is celebrating its 32nd anniversary of operation in Monett this month.


October 19, 1989

* Jim Ingle was installed as president of the Monett Kiwanis Club for 1989-90 at the 65th anniversary and charter night meeting of the club on Saturday.

* Kris Conley of International Tours in Monett was elected to a two-year term on the International tours National Advisory council at a meeting held at Lake Tahoe, Nevada.


October 19, 1999

* The Monett Tax Increment Finance commission voted last week to allow TIF money to be used to widen Chapell Drive south of Highway 60 for one mile.

* A car, truck and cycle show, being held in conjunction with the eighth annual Oktoberfest celebration in Monett, will be held Saturday on Broadway in downtown Monett.


October 20, 1929

* Paul Corl, a student at William Jewell College in Liberty, is spending the weekend in Monett with his mother, Mrs. Nettie Corl.

* E.W. Schelin and M.F. Hoover returned to Monett on Friday from St. Louis where they had visited with C.H. Anderson.


October 20, 1939

* Mrs. O.A. Manes and Mrs. Doran Combs, of Monett, spent Tuesday visiting in Kansas City.

* French forces revealed today that sharp fighting along the northern part of the western front since Monday has cost the Nazis more than 5,000 casualties.


October 20, 1949

* The Hadley brothers in Pierce City have closed their body and paint shop for automobiles and have gone to work for the Mason Motor Company in Monett.

* Monett becomes a concert center on October 20 when baritone John Wheeler, star of the concert stage, appears here to perform for the membership of the Monett Municipal Concert Association.


October 20, 1959

* Linda and Leslie Long, of Rogers, Arkansas, visited last weekend with their grandmother, Mrs. Gladys Long, in Monett.

* For the second consecutive year, the Trick and Treat for UNICEF program will be held in Monett this Halloween, sponsored by the Monett Ministerial Alliance.


October 20, 1979

* Plans for a Haunted House to be operated October 29-31 were discussed last night at a meeting of the Pierce City Jaycees and Jaycee Wives with Jack Carr, president of the Pierce City Jaycees, presiding.

* Mrs. Jo Anne Ellis, of Cassville, was re-elected to the University of Missouri-Columbia Alumni Association National Board.


October 20, 1989

* Best in state was the poster design submitted by Monett fourth grader Kristen Kelley for the statewide contest sponsored by the Missouri Association of Pupil Transportation.

* Monett Jaycees received two awards at the Fall Regional Meeting of the Jaycees organization held in Branson, according to Randy Johnson, local president.


October 20, 1999

* Gale Huffmaster, owner of Huffmaster Insurance in Monett, has been honored by receiving the 1999 Sam Walton Business Leader Award sponsored by the Wal-Mart Foundation and Wal-Mart in Monett.

* Effective yesterday, TCA Cable has a new name. Cox Communications is now the name of the cable television firm serving the Monett area.

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