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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, November 23, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 23, 1939

* Rev. Frank Runyan, pastor of the First Christian Church in Monett, tendered his resignation Sunday morning to the congregation.

* One of the largest pep assemblies in the history of Monett High School will be held tomorrow before school is dismissed for the Thanksgiving holiday in observance of the Thanksgiving Day football game between Monett and Aurora.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 23, 1949

* The picture show played to a full house Saturday when the children of Monett and vicinity were guests of the Monett Kiwanis Club on National Kids Day.

* The Gillioz Motor Company today announced the new Hudson Pacemaker, which was put on display for the first time today.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 23, 1959

* Freshmen cheerleaders at Monett this year include Linda Cavaneau, Judy Hankins, Nancy Williams, Donna Ginther, Jacquetta Davidson, Margaret Owens, Carol Lovell and Mary Halsey.

* A policy to enable Monett and Pierce City telephone users to call more than 3,400 phones in the two-city area without paying a long distance charge will begin December 20.

FORTY YEARS AGO

November 23, 1969

* Volunteer workers with the Monett Chamber of Commerce last night completed the task of erecting most of the holiday decorations in the Monett business district.

* Teresa Stewart was crowned Monett High School Future Farmers of America Barnwarming queen and David Sims was crowned king last night.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 23, 1979

* Barry County Sheriff's Department said today a 500 pound heifer was found butchered in a rural area last night and issued an alert to area farmers.

* Monett R-1 school district has not received the anticipated budgeted receipts from both vocational education and local property taxes, it was disclosed last night.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 23, 1989

* A new system of impacting every phase of operation at EFCO Corporation in Monett was introduced by company president Chris Fuldner to employees yesterday.

* Marine Lance Corporal Juliet Brophy, daughter of Paul and Thomas Brophy, of Verona, has reported for duty at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 23, 1999

* Pond water levels have dropped to a seriously low level as a result of the extended dry weather in southwest Missouri, according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with the University Outreach and Extension in Mt. Vernon.

* Young people of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett served a traditional meal at the annual community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the church at noon Sunday in the Monett Middle School Cafeteria.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

November 24, 1929

* W.D. Keeling and family have moved from the country to 200 Kyler Street in Monett.

* Josephine Hogan, Margaret Hastings, Mary Foust and Lucille Counts, all of Monett, motored to Aurora yesterday to see Show Boat.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 24, 1939

* Edith Mermoud, senior at Monett High School, was elected the football homecoming queen by popular vote of the student body.

* Mrs. Marjorie Squires, of Springfield, and Wesley Beckett, of Aurora, recent students at Monett Junior College, visited the college recently.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 24, 1949

* Lowest temperature of the season was recorded in Monett yesterday with the thermometer touching 16 degrees.

* Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Harrod, Mrs. M. Bruner and Mrs. Theresa Hastings, of Monett, drove to Mt. Vernon yesterday to visit friends.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 24, 1959

* Senior girls selected as candidates for the D.A.R. Citizenship Award at Monett High School were Kay Parker, Karen Tucker and Patricia Randall.

* Mrs. E.J. Shepherd, of Monett, returned home yesterday from Joplin where she visited her sister, Mrs. E.S. Betterson.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 24, 1979

* James H. Sehl Jr., retired Aurora officer, has assumed the duties as chief of police for the City of Purdy.

* Mrs. Roy Howerton, of Monett, is enjoying a visit from her sister, Mrs. Laura Pasmore, of Lancaster, California.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 24, 1989

* Steps to meet priority needs of the Monett R-1 school district were initiated at last night's meeting of the R-1 Board of Education.

* A Monett Area Health Council has been organized with initial members being from St. Vincent's Hospital, EFCO Corporation and Schreiber Foods.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 24, 1999

* A new wireless weather station is expected to bring added information to the Monett Fire Department for battling hazardous material spills or even reacting to severe weather, according to Fire Chief Tom Jones.

* Irene Martinez has been formally employed as the new clerk for the City of Verona, effective last month.

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