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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, December 14, 2009

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

December 14, 1939

* Mr. and Mrs. Milton Reynaud moved today from the Fleming apartments on Frisco to the cottage at 608 Frisco in Monett.

* Mrs. J.C. Alderson, Mrs. C.B. Neely and Mrs. A.G. Mayer, of Monett, visited in Joplin on Monday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

December 14, 1949

* A crew spent Sunday setting the stage scenery for the junior class play Tuesday at the Monett High School Auditorium, according to Floyd Stewart, play director.

* A successful re-opening of the Firestone Store was reported by Rufus Green, new owner of the Green Home and Auto Supply at 304 Broadway in Monett.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

December 14, 1959

* Eddie Sweeney, a Monett High School sophomore, was named winner of the Barry County American Legion oratorical contest yesterday.

* Fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church south of Monett will be observed Sunday, according to Rev. L.N. Bartelsmeyer, pastor.

FORTY YEARS AGO

December 14, 1969

* Betsy Garrett, a junior at Monett High School, has recently earned the Degree of Distinction in the National Forensic League.

* Bill Haynes, a former standout athlete at Wheaton High School, has been named head basketball coach at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

December 14, 1979

* In a game undecided until the last two ticks of the clock, the varsity Monett Cubs nudged Aurora 53-52 last night in a Big 12 Conference basketball encounter at E.E. Camp Gymnasium.

* Hot embers apparently picked up in trash resulted in a fire in the collecting bin of a Monett Sanitation Department truck yesterday morning.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

December 14, 1989

* Navy Fireman Recruit Deborah Danley, daughter of Delbert Danley of Mt. Vernon, has completed recruit training in Orlando, Florida.

* Rick Scott, son of Sharon Garrett of Purdy, has been awarded an interest rebate check for participation in the Missouri Department of Agriculture Crop and Livestock Program.

TEN YEARS AGO

December 14, 1999

* Bob Berger of WinTech of Monett presented the program at yesterday's luncheon meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club held at the Black Kettle Restaurant.

* Bands, floats, automobiles, royalty and, of course, Santa Claus, made Monett's annual Christmas parade one of the best ever on Saturday.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

December 15, 1939

* William Lyle Black was elected the new president of he Monett Rifle and Revolver Club yesterday.

* Arrangements for enrolling approximately 1,700 Missouri youths between the ages of 17 and 23 in the Civilian Conservation Corps in January were announced today in Jefferson City.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

December 15, 1949

* Named to the All-Big 8 Conference football team from the Monett Cubs were Jim Ellis, Jack Fox and Delmar Fritz.

* Temperatures did not fall as low as expected in Monett last night but it was still pretty cold with 18 degrees being recorded.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

December 15, 1959

* Mr. and Mrs. Gene Emlett and Norma Pruente, of Kansas City, have arrived to spend the weekend with the women's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pruente of Verona.

* Students in the Monett Elementary School are learning songs and dances for the annual Christmas program to be held December 22.

FORTY YEARS AGO

December 15, 1969

* Monett High School sophomore class is engaged in a "Smoke Out" project to discourage cigarette smoking by collecting cigarette cartons and packages, empty or full, for a bonfire.

* Fourth period intramural volleyball boys team at Monett High School recently took first place in competition which lasted several weeks.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

December 15, 1979

* Monett's Cubs, fighting back from an early deficit, won their second game in as many nights with a 67-59 basketball win over Webb City last night.

* An operating budget of $94,655 for 1980 was adopted by the board of directors of the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District last night.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

December 15, 1989

* H.C. Beckwith, of Monett, was elected rajah of the Barry County Shrine Club last night.

* James Long of Monett and Bryan Stellwagen of Pierce City were winners at the 10th annual State Conference of the Missouri Post Secondary Agricultural Student Organization held at Crowder College in Neosho.

TEN YEARS AGO

December 15, 1999

* The popular Santa Claus Express Train will come to Monett on Friday for a 50-minute stop, according to Pauline Gage, program manager of the Monett Downtown Betterment Group.

* An annual project during the Christmas season, the Toys for Tots program, sponsored by the Monett Jaycees, is now underway.

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