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Back In The Good Old Days

Friday, November 27, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 27, 1939

* Friday night will be Pal Night at the Gillioz Theatre in Monett with two adults admitted for 26 cents.

* President Roosevelt disclosed today that some consideration is being given to the idea of a special tax to finance expenditures for the nation's defense which may be increase by $500,000,000 in the next fiscal year.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 27, 1949

* Charles Balmas, 16, of Monett, made his first shot at a coyote pay off this morning when he dropped a big prairie wolf northeast of his home.

* Eight bands and drum corps will play and march in Monett's big Santa Claus parade on December 3.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 27, 1959

* Named to the All-Big 8 All-Conference football team from the Monett Cubs were Roger Able, Jerry Dierker, John Garrett and Jon Suit.

* Monett Industrial Development Corporation bonds, sold during the MIDC drive to obtain $150,000 to secure a new industry, are now ready for delivery, according to Kenneth McShane, MIDC president.

FORTY YEARS AGO

November 27, 1969

* Chester Russell, of Monett, downed an eight-point buck near McDowell during firearms deer hunting season.

* Lessley Shelton, of the Monett Electric Department, has received a special award from the Missouri Safety Council for saving the life of a fellow worker last summer.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 27, 1979

* Richard Prewitt and Eldon Cole, area extension specialists, will present the program at a beef cattle-forage conference in Cassville on Thursday.

* Danny Lynch, coach, announced the Monett Cubs boys basketball team will open the season in the Republic Tournament on Monday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 27, 1989

* The purchase of an automated floor-keeping system was authorized by the Purdy R-2 Board of Education last night.

* Melissa Donnini has been elected the 1989 Miss Merrie Christmas at Monett High School. Attendants are Missy Pefferman and Dollie Davis.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 27, 1999

* A plaque of appreciation was presented to Gayle Bruner by the Monett Downtown Betterment Group for his leadership in the downtown revitalization project.

* Around 175 people enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner at the Purdy Community Center this week as Emmett Allen of Purdy presented his 10th annual feast for Purdy's senior citizens.

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