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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, October 26, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 26, 1939

* The Hawthorne Literary Club of Monett celebrated its 10th anniversary of the organization with a birthday tea at the home of Mrs. R.H. Kinser, president.

* The British last night reported the sinking of three German submarines by British warships and bombing planes.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 26, 1949

* The Stark Motor Company in Monett announced that it has been appointed the local agency for the Cadillac automobile.

* Boy Scout Troop 39 of the First Presbyterian Church, led by Scoutmaster Elmer Jarvis, made a cross country hike to Pierce City on Saturday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 26, 1959

* Mrs. Jim Julian and Mrs. Mildred Cox will be the directors of the Monett High School junior class play entitled False Alarm.

* A bumper crop of walnuts is being harvested on Monett area farms with the hulled production returning $3.50 to $4 a hundred pounds to the owners.

FORTY YEARS AGO

October 26, 1969

* Residents of the Monett area will receive direct distance dialing telephone service beginning Sunday, according to Donald Gorman, district manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

* Approval of a $617,000 loan to Ozark Electric Cooperative at Mt. Vernon for extension of service and system improvements has been announced.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 26, 1979

* The Monett High School Marching Pride Band returned from the Carthage Maple Leaf Festival on Saturday with a two rating in the AA division, according to John Cheary, band director.

* Seventy-sixth anniversary celebration of Brownsberger's in Monett will be observed beginning tomorrow with a store-wide sale.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 26, 1989

* Russell Brock, speech coach at Monett High School, announced the high school speech and debate team won the first place sweepstakes at Carl Junction on Saturday.

* Army National Guard Private Clinton Mason, a 1989 graduate of Wheaton High School, has completed a carpentry course at Fort Leonard Wood.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 26, 1999

* City hall in Verona is closed and will be for the near future as the city government works on its transition toward a new city clerk in the wake of the resignation of Grace Schmidt from that position.

* Scott Whisman of Mo-Net.Com gave an update on Internet development at the weekly meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

October 27, 1929

* The Golden Circle class of the Christian Church Sunday School in Monett has a party at the Rialto Theatre on Wednesday with Mrs. Rose Miller, teacher, in charge.

* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Adams of Eldorado Springs are spending the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Solon Wright in Monett.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

October 27, 1939

* A photographer for the National Geographic Magazine completed a three-day tour of the Ozarks in Cassville on Sunday.

* Twenty yards of 36 inch unbleached muslin is $1 each at the J.C. Penney Store in Monett.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

October 27, 1949

* Missouri Chicks, a motion picture in full color, will be shown at the Poultry Improvement Day at the Armory in Monett on Thursday.

* A veteran newspaper cartoonist, Ben Hammond, will present a varied program for students of Monett schools on Thursday at the high school auditorium.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

October 27, 1959

* Howard Randall, of Monett, has been named orator of the Joplin Consistory of the Scottish Rite.

* Susan Wilks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Efton Wilks, has been crowned the 1959 football homecoming queen at Pierce City High School.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

October 27, 1979

* A Pierce City man sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident yesterday at the corner of Dunn and Central in Monett. He was taken to St.Vincent's Hospital.

* The Monett Lady Cubs have been seeded second in the annual Class 3A District 12 volleyball tournament set to begin Monday in Seneca.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

October 27, 1989

* Construction of a 4,400 foot addition to the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop building at 1201 East Broadway is expected to be completed this week, according to Gene Burleson, director of the facility.

* Judge William H. Pinnell of the 39th Judicial Circuit Court has returned to Monett from Jefferson City where he attended the Missouri Judicial College held October 17 through October 21.

TEN YEARS AGO

October 27, 1999

* The new Barry-Lawrence County Multi-Cultural Center opened on the grounds of he Barry County Health Department in Cassville on Friday.

* John Kleiboeker of Kleiboeker farms near Pierce City will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Barry County Soil and Water Conservation District on November 9.

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