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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


October 21, 1939

* Mrs. P.S. Pittman and children, Mary and Samuel, of Monett, spent Thursday visiting in St. Louis.

* Dottye Lou Gillette, of Monett, will go to St. Louis on Friday to spend the weekend with her aunt, Mrs. James White.


October 21, 1949

* Chances of the new rural school reorganization plan being approved by voters in the 11 school districts of the Monett area appear to be small.

* A caravan of cars loaded with eighth grade students left the junior high building this morning for a visit to the Gulf Station south of Monett.


October 21, 1959

* Cheerleaders at Verona High School include Karen Youngberg, Connie Buehler, Mary Pruente, Peggy Browning, Patsy Raines and Donna Terry.

* The United States Department of Education and Welfare has approved a grant of $31,692 to the City of Monett for the construction of a lift station, force main and modernization of the present sewage treatment plant.


October 21, 1969

* Spicy apple butter, cooked the old-fashioned way, was the main attraction at the third annual Apple Butter Makin' Days held yesterday and today in Mt. Vernon.

* Major Carroll Eppley, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Eppley, of Monett, was featured in an article in the October issue of The MAC Flyer.


October 21, 1979

* Paul DeRigne, of Monett, photo artist, will be among artists from throughout the area displaying work at the 26th annual War Eagle Fair.

* The fall drought which has plagued the Monett area for nearly a month, was broken yesterday when the skies opened up to produce a veritable downpour.


October 21, 1989

* Formal ceremonies will be held Friday in Bonner Springs, Arkansas, to induct Barry County agricultural pioneer Curtis Fletcher Marbut into the Agriculture Hall of Fame.

* Shawn Patton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Patton, of Monett, and a sophomore at Central Missouri State University, is a new pledge of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.


October 21, 1999

* Mayor Jerry Fulp announced today that he and other members of the Monett City Council will pursue hiring the first city administrator for Monett.

* Darrin Newbold has been promoted to community bank president of UMB Bank n.a. of Monett, it has been announced.

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