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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

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.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

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.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

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.

FORTY YEARS AGO

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.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

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.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

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.

TEN YEARS AGO

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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