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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, November 2, 2009

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

November 2, 1929

* Loren Holmes, Max Bass, Frank Linthicum, Jack Smedley and Ralph Hull were installed as members of the Monett DeMolay chapter last night.

* Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Henson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Baker and family and Mr. and Mrs. William Owen and family, of Monett, spent Sunday picnicking at Jenkins.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 2, 1949

* A.G. "Mike" Mayer has announced he has purchased the Bike Shop in Monett from Trevor Beck.

* Fifty gum ball machines will be installed at counters of various businesses in Monett under the sponsorship of the public affairs committee of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 2, 1959

* Dr. David Lockmiller, formerly of Monett, has been inducted as the 10th president of Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio.

* Representing the MHS debate department at a novice tournament in Springfield tomorrow will be two teams and Miss Priscilla Bradford, instructor.

FORTY YEARS AGO

November 2, 1969

* Ribbon cutting ceremonies marked the grand opening of the new Kinnear Ben Franklin Store in Monett.

* Leo Ruscha, postmaster at Pierce City for more than 37 years, announced today he is retiring from the postal service.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 2, 1979

* Record keeping for small businesses and conversational Spanish are two new courses to be offered by the Area Vocational-Technical School in Monett, according to Earl Hagebusch, director.

* Henry Clapper, of Monett, has been named chairman of the Barry County Heart Fund this year.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 2, 1989

* Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Friday at Sweet Temptations, the new bakery shop on Commercial Street in Pierce City.

* James Sheldon, science teacher at Verona High School, is attending the State Teachers Convention being held in St. Louis.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 2, 1999

* Juan Mejia, Eric Barnes and Ignacio Perales scored goals at the Monett Cubs soccer team posted a 3-1 first round win in the district tournament Saturday.

* Chad Benton, speech and debate teacher at Monett High School, presented the program yesterday at the noon luncheon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 3, 1939

* Dr. Layton Burrows, of Woodbury, New Jersey, son of Mrs. William Burrows, of Monett, has been promoted to assistant director of the eastern laboratory of DuPont.

* Christina Hemphill, of Chicago, Illinois, niece of Mrs. Frank Burk, of Monett, is reported improved from injuries sustained in a traffic wreck on July 30.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 3, 1949

* Milo Harmon, who lives on County Road, begins work tonight as the new night officer on the Monett Police Department.

* Mrs. George Shomer, who sustained a sprained ankle when she fell at her home south of Monett on Friday, is reportedly improved.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 3, 1959

* Rev. M.E. Fitzpatrick, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Monett, has returned from St. Clair where he had been conducting revival meetings.

* Mrs. Paul Leising, Mrs. C.W. Collier and Mrs. Albert Rose, all of Monett, are in Kansas City visiting Mrs. Rose's sister-in-law, Mrs. James Share.

FORTY YEARS AGO

November 3, 1969

* Petitions containing 1,194 signatures requesting the mayor call a special election on the city manager form of government was presented to Monett Mayor Claude Roderick this morning by a delegation of Monett Jaycees.

* Almon Maus, of Monett, has written a pocket part supplement to the book "Missouri Probate Law And Practice."

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 3, 1979

* At least four tornadoes, winds gusting to nearly 70 miles per hour and heavy rain, swept through the Monett area yesterday.

* Twenty-fifth anniversary of Horn's Superway Food Market, 507 East Cleveland in Monett, is underway, according to Mr. and Mrs. Gene Horn, owners.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 3, 1989

* Monett area residents gave 133 units of blood at the American Red Cross bloodmobile held at the First Christian Church in Monett yesterday, according to Kevin Litchfield, bloodmobile chairman.

* Army National Guard Private Richard Harmes, son of Adam and Nancy Harmes, of Aurora, has completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 3, 1999

* Improvements and repairs in all branch libraries were reviews at the recent meeting of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library board of trustees.

* The Monett Cubs soccer team sustained a tough 2-1 loss in the semifinals of the district tournament yesterday. Juan Mejia had the only Monett goal.

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