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Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, October 23, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 23, 1939

* Mr. and Mrs. Harry Spirgen and Margaret, of Monett, have been visiting relatives in Rogers, Arkansas, since Thursday.

* Fire of undermined origin destroyed a large barn at the home of Madge Jackson on Kings Prairie early this morning.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 23, 1949

* The chicken pox season is here again and a number of cases of the child's disease have been reported in Monett kindergarten and grade schools.

* C.E. Turner and Glen Geary, of Monett, left early this morning for Kansas City where they plan to attend the American Royal Livestock Show.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 23, 1959

* Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Marshall Hill Methodist Church addition in Monett will be held Sunday.

* Monett's chapter of the Future Farmers of America was one of four in Missouri to receive awards at the National FFA Convention in Kansas

City.

FORTY YEARS AGO

October 23, 1969

* Mike Kelly was crowned Monett Future Homemakers of America Power Puff Football king last night.

* Winners in the high school division of the 37th annual Fire Prevention Week essay contest in Monett were Peggy Foster, first place; and Linda Sherbon, second place.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 23, 1979

* A book of poetry written by Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie, of Murray Kentucky, formerly of Monett, has been published by her husband, Rev. Henry McKenzie.

* Carthage converted a blocked punt and a roughing the kicker penalty into touchdowns last night to defeat the Monett Cubs in a football encounter, 14-8.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 23, 1989

* Rev. Keith Phillips, pastor of the First Christian Church in Purdy, will be a guest speaker at a "Fabulous Fall Sunday" meeting at the New Site Southern Baptist Church southwest of Monett.

* Kimberly Cruz was honored by the Monett Booster Club as outstanding senior girls tennis player for the season at Monett High School.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 23, 1999

* Eldon Cole, University Extension Center livestock specialist in Lawrence County said the 54th annual Southwest Missouri All-Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale will be held October 25 in Mt. Vernon.

* A proposed contract for land to be used for a new office facility for the Barry County Health Department was accepted by St.Edward's Catholic Church in Cassville at last night's health department meeting.

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