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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, December 21, 2009


December 21, 1919

*  Georgia West, of Monett, a student at Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Illinois, is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. William West here.

* Esther Ballay, cashier at Tutt-Osborn Clothing Store in Monett, has returned to work after being off duty for several days.


December 21, 1949

* The Christmas window voted the best is that of McGinty-Frohlich Company and it will be awarded the first place plaque by the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

* Approximately 250 people gathered at St. John's Lutheran Church at Eighth Street and Park in Monett for the laying of the cornerstone of the church being constructed there.


December 21, 1959

* Susan Wilks, Miss Secretary, and Don Gray, Mr. Boss, at Pierce City High School will be honored at a Christmas party tonight.

* Monett's unit of the Army reserve is scheduled to be shifted to Joplin in January as part of a realignment of several divisional units.


December 21, 1969

* The music of Christmas will be presented by choral groups at Monett High School under the direction of Mrs. Jane Kaufman.

* A number of new books has been received at the Monett Public Library, including The Poseidon Adventure.


December 21, 1979

* Monett Cubs wrestling team defeated Carthage 41-29 in a dual last night getting five wins by pin.

* Plans for Saturday morning's "Birthday Breakfast for Jesus" are complete with the event to be held at the Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt.


December 21, 1989

* Approximately 1,000 area residents viewed the Community Living Nativity presented last week in Monett, according to Elaine Hazelwood, general chairman of the project.

* Army National Guard Private Matthew Gray of Cassville has completed the Army's construction machine operator course at Fort Leonard Wood.


December 21, 1999

* Conditions were nearly perfect Friday for the seventh annual visit to Monett of the Santa Claus Express train, a project of the employees of the Burlington Northern Santa-Fe Railroad.

* Pit bulls and other dangerous animals are now prohibited from being brought into the city of Verona as a result of city council action last night.


December 22, 1939

*  Mrs. A. W. Gilbert, of Monett, spent Monday and Tuesday visiting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with friends.

* Mrs. R.L. Cline was installed last night as worthy matron of the Monett Chapter 190 Order of the Eastern Star.


December 22, 1949

* The rural home of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Wilks, located a mile and a half south of Pierce City, was destroyed by fire Saturday while the Wilkses were in Verona.

* A musical program was presented by the Monett High School Choir today before the Monett Kiwanis Club.


December 22, 1959

* The Monett High School music department, under the direction of B.C. Bundy, presented a Christmas Music Festival at the high school gymnasium last night.

* Monett welcomed 20 new families during the month of November while 15 families moved out of town.


December 22, 1969

* John Cline, former Monettan and son of R.L. Cline, of Monett, was elected president of the Mexico Savings Bank yesterday.

* A fire yesterday which apparently began in a flue resulted in about $2,500 damage at the John Casper place, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Saunders near Purdy.


December 22, 1979

* Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stebler and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lowery, of Monett, visited over the weekend in Chickasha and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

* David Lasley, of Kansas City, has returned home after visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Lasley and Mrs. Geneva Mathis, of Route 1, Purdy.


December 22, 1989

* Rev. Kenneth Dodson as returned to Monett as pastor of the First Free Will Baptist Church, Central and Sycamore.

* Receiving United Missouri Bank service awards at last night's bank Christmas party were Charlotte Schoen for 20 years, Mary McMeley for 10 years and Phyllis Whitley for 20 years.


December 22, 1999

* Marlena Sweeney was crowned Monett High School Miss Merrie Christmas in an assembly at the school yesterday.

* The first Tyson Poultry Environmental Award for outstanding environmental practices has been presented to Roger Schnake of Stotts City.

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