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Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

December 3, 1939

* The Monett Drug Company will have the formal opening of its new location at 402 Broadway in Monett on Saturday, owner Kenneth McShane announced.

* Three local garden clubs, Monett, Rainbow and Good Earth, announced they will again sponsor the Christmas home decorating contest.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

December 3, 1949

* Lola Curry left yesterday for her home in Washington D.C. after visiting three weeks in Monett with relatives and friends.

* Oren Moss, of Moss Market, said he will again play Santa Claus to any church, school, organization or lodge at any public gathering in Monett wanting a Christmas tree.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

December 3, 1959

* Burl Roller, assistant postmaster at the Monett Post Office the past nine years, took over today as acting postmaster succeeding Grover Fulton, who retired.

* Rev. Lorin Laeger, who has been pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett the past three and a half years, has accepted a call from the First Presbyterian Church in Pryor, Oklahoma.

FORTY YEARS AGO

December 3, 1969

* Monett's Christmas season was ushered in Saturday with one of the largest and most colorful parades ever held here.

* Aurora's Houn' Dawgs football team today reigned as Class AA state champions after defeating Malden 13-6.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

December 3, 1979

* A movement to establish a community youth center in Monett is now underway with young people as the prime force behind the effort.

* Open house will be held Tuesday at the Gas Service Company's recently completed office at 207 Pine in Monett.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

December 3, 1989

* The annual Christmas Kettle program of the Salvation Army Service Unit of Monett is now underway with a goal of $400 set.

* Linda Wirz, director, said the annual Barry-Lawrence County Development Center was a success with approximately $2,300 raised.

TEN YEARS AGO

December 3, 1999

* Paul and Cindy Teas, of Monett, have been recognized as Humanitarians of the Year by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.

* Garry Fox, a senior at Purdy High School, has been named to the All-State Choir, according to choir teacher Ginger Meers.

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