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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, October 29, 2009


October 29, 1939

* The United States Senate voted today 67 to 22 to repeal the embargo against the sale of arms to Europe's warring nations.

* Monett Principal E.E. Camp is attending the Northwest Missouri Student Council meeting today in Mound City.


October 29, 1949

* The Dillon Flower Shop, 512 Broadway in Monett, has been sold by Joe McGrath to Kelly Garrett and Clyde Long.

* Thirty-seven members of the Future Homemakers of America chapter of Monett, accompanied by advisor Mrs. Alice Meador, attended a sub-district meeting in Purdy yesterday.


October 29, 1959

* Southwest Missouri's newest airport, the Friend Airport located five miles west of Monett, is now open, according to owner Hubert Friend.

* Mr. and Mrs. Emil Balmas, of Monett, visited over the weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Leonard in Liberty.


October 29, 1969

* Joe Callaway, of Hennessey, Oklahoma, was named administrator of Lacoba Nursing Homes in Monett yesterday.

* A fire of unknown origin practically destroyed the new wood home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Johnson on East Jefferson in Pierce City yesterday.


October 29, 1979

* Betty Kelley, president, said plans for the 50th anniversary celebration of Monett Business and Professional Women's Club were discussed last night.

* The St. Louis Brass Quintet will present a concert on November 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt.


October 29, 1989

* Plans have been announced for another street program which will allow for long-sought safety features on Cleveland in Monett, according to Kenneth "Red" Sharver, street commissioner.

* Verona Academic Team, comprised of Bianca Eden, Alan Litchy, Mike Strahley, Scott Watson, Jerome Freiburger and Ben Sperandio, won the Academic Bowl held in Joplin yesterday.


October 29, 1999

* Anticipated since Monett High School first opened its doors at its new location in 1996, improvements in Business Highway 60 finally came to their final dedication yesterday in a ceremony at Bridle Lane.

* A pet parade of boxer dogs wearing Monett High School jerseys was a highlight of the Ocktoberfest celebration in Monett on Saturday.

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