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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, November 30, 2009

NINETY YEARS AGO

November 30, 1919

* Mr. and Mrs. John Reno and family have moved from Monett to San Antonio, Texas.

* Mrs. Carrie Bear, of Monett, spent Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. Martin Heeter, in Pierce City.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

November 30, 1939

* Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rose Jr., of Monett, entertained a dinner party in observance of the first birthday of their son, Charles Albert III.

* The order for the blockade of Germany will become effective as soon as King George VI of England signs a mine laying reprisal.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

November 30, 1949

* Ed Pfau has been elected chairman of the North Barry County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

* Jerri Turner and Catherine Holland, of Monett, have returned to Fort Smith, Arkansas, following a visit with their parents over Thanksgiving.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

November 30, 1959

* Grover Fulton, postmaster at Monett for more than 19 years, is retiring effective December 1.

* The first real snowfall of the season in the Monett area came yesterday when a three-inch snow covered the ground on Thanksgiving.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

November 30, 1979

* Led by Brad Grant and Mike Wallace, the Monett Cubs opened the basketball season with a 57-48 triumph over Strafford.

* Charles Royalty, of San Diego, California, is visiting in Monett with his mother, Mrs. Theresa Hastings.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

November 30, 1989

* Bill and Shirley Elwing, of Pierce City, has been awarded the genetic improvement beef cattle honor by the Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association.

* Vern Dalton, of Washburn, has been elected to a three-year term on the Central Production Credit Association of Southwest Missouri.

TEN YEARS AGO

November 30, 1999

* The Aurora Houn' Dawgs defeated California, Missouri, 7-0 on Saturday to win the Class 3A football championship.

* Approximately $5,000 was raised by the recent Barry-Lawrence County Development Center benefit auction.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

December 1, 1939

* Mrs. M.E. Gillioz and daughters, Mrs. Walter Reynaud and Blanche Gillioz, of Monett, visited in Joplin on Monday.

* Former President Herbert Hoover said today that liberty would perish in the United States if the nation became involved in the European war.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

December 1, 1949

* Wilmer Opalka left yesterday to return to Kansas City after a visit over Thanksgiving with his parents in Monett, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Opalka.

* Mr. and Mrs. George Fowler, of Mt. Vernon, former teachers in Monett schools, visited in the home of Mr. and Ms. John White, of Monett, on Sunday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

December 1, 1959

* Virginia Miller, of Route 2, Verona, and John Planchon, of Route 2, Monett, were named Barry County's outstanding 4-H girl and boy last night.

* Opening game of the 1959-60 basketball season is on tap tonight for the Monett Cubs, who will face St. Agnes, defending Class M state champions.

FORTY YEARS AGO

December 1, 1969

* Max Heim, of Monett, who served as Barry County chairman of the March of Dimes, has been awarded a plaque of appreciation for his service.

* Student of the Month award at Monett High School has been presented to senior Debbie Elwell.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

December 1, 1979

* Chosen as Miss Merrie Christmas at Monett High School for 1979 was Cheryl Stebler, a senior.

* Mrs. Carlene Garner, of Monett, has been elected secretary of the Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, Springfield chapter.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

December 1, 1989

* Approximately $3,900 was raised at the annual Monett Elementary School Carnival, according to Jana Larmer, home and school chairman.

* Melinda Cox and Stacey Tyson, of the Monett Cubs volleyball team, have earned All-District Team honors.

TEN YEARS AGO

December 1, 1999

* Beginning next Monday, a computerized meal accounting program will be implemented throughout the Pierce City school district, according to Superintendent of Schools Clinton Waters.

* Jean Berg, director of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, has announced the library board has decided to sell a house and garage in Mt. Vernon to provide for additional parking at the library branch there.

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