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Back In The Good Old Days

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 18, 1939

* Father Dan Murphy, in speaking to the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce, said that America must make every effort to stay out of Europe's war.

* Mr. and Mrs. Fulton Smith, of Springfield, visited relatives and friends in Monett on Friday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 18, 1949

* Mrs. E.L. Floreth, of Monett, was appointed librarian for Barry County. She has been president of the Monett Public Library Board for the past 10 years.

* Mrs. Dick Padgham, of Monet, has accepted a position as bookkeeper at the Bon Ton Shop in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 18, 1959

* Raymond Dawson, of Route 1, Mt. Vernon, and Julie Howard, of Route 2, Mt. Vernon, have been named Outstanding 4-H boy and girl of the year in Lawrence County.

* Virginia Geling, of Marshall, Texas, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.P.S. Burke, of Monett, has passed the semifinal exams at the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, England.

FORTY YEARS AGO

November 18, 1969

* Roger Fritz, Debbie Elwell and Greg Spohn, seniors at Monett High School, have been named as Outstanding Teenagers of America for 1970.

* Progress on the new North Monett City Park is now at a standstill due to lack of funding, according to E.L. Monroe, chairman of the Monett Recreational Development Corporation.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 18, 1979

* Stan Patton, a former outstanding MHS Cub gridder, was named one of Pittsburg State University's "Players of the Week" following last week's 16-0 win over Emporia State.

* The first firearms turkey season in Barry County resulted in 30 birds being taken, according to Bill Stimson, conservation agent of Barry County.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 18, 1989

* Tenth anniversary of Fritz Implement, north of Monett, will be observed Monday with a special day planned for farm customers, according to Oren and Carolyn Fritz, owners.

* A $1 million offer of a Canada based former customer to purchase the vacant Juvenile Shoe Corporation of America plant in Aurora has received approval from a federal bankruptcy judge.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 18, 1999

* The Monett City Council yesterday approved the funding mechanism to pay off construction on Highways 60 and Business 60.

* A total of 638 deer was killed in Barry County over the weekend during the first weekend of deer season, ranking the county third in the state in highest number of deer killed.

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