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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, October 19, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

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.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

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.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

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.

FORTY YEARS AGO

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.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

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.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

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.

TEN YEARS AGO

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.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

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.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

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.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

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.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

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.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

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.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

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.

TEN YEARS AGO

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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