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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, November 30, 2009


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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