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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, January 4, 2010

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1940

* An attractive new neon sign was installed at Mansfield's Clothing Store on East Broadway in Monett on Friday.

* The Morris England service station at the south edge of Purdy was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1950

* The fire siren sounded loud and long last Saturday as the community observed the passing of the first 50 years of this age, according to Mayor F. Avery Watson.

* Ordination of Rev. Charles Thompson Cooper Jr. to the sacred priesthood of the Episcopal Church occurred Saturday at St. John's Church in Neosho.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1960

* A 1956 International milk truck and two gasoline pumps were destroyed by fire in an accident at the Bounous Filling Station on Highway 37 about two miles south of Monett today.

* Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hobson, of Nashville, Tennessee, returned home after spending the holidays in Monett with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Cantrell and Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Hobson.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1970

* Groundbreaking for the construction of a new quarter mile speedway and grandstand a quarter mile east of Monett on Highway 60 will begin soon.

* Dick Brady was re-elected chairman for another year of the Monett Unit of the Salvation Army.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1980

* Cold shooting in the third quarter by the Monett Cubs enabled Neosho to get back in the game and eventually win 54-51 last night in the Neosho basketball tournament.

* Wheat set-aside program for 1979 has been determined a success by Orville Robbins, chairman of the Barry County Agricultural and Stabilization Committee.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 4, 1990

* A book by Monett native Bob D'Aloge entitled Emancipation And Henderson: The Man Behind The Reality will be published next month.

* Falling behind by 11 points after the first quarter, the fourth-seeded Monett Cubs went on to lose to Diamond in the first round of the Neosho basketball tourney.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 4, 2000

* Continuing mechanical problems with sanitation trucks in Monett are causing delays in the collection of trash in the city.

* Rexanna Sparkman in the Monett Utilities Department has been kept busy lately fixing glitches in the bills that came off of the city's new master computer.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

January 5, 1930

* Kemp Richardson, contractor of the Messick business houses on Bond Street between Fifth and Sixth streets, has begun the brick work. The new buildings replace the old Swartzel Hotel building.

* Willie Hull and family, of Memphis, Tennessee, is visiting in Monett. While here, Mr. Hull hopes to sell his property on West Benton Street.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 5, 1940

* Gene Blankenship, student at the Kansas School of Dentistry, is recuperating at his parents' home in Cassville from injuries sustained in an automobile accident

* Don Pitts, guard on the Monett High School basketball team, sustained a broken nose in practice yesterday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 5, 1960

* Table Rock Lake on White River in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri will become operational on March 1, it has been announced.

* The Monett Cubs opened their home basketball season on a successful note last night by beating Webb City 60-45 in a Big 9 Conference game.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 5, 1970

* An original oil painting by George Washington Carver has been donated to the George Washington Carver National Monument at Diamond by P.H. Polk of Tuskegee Institute, Alabama.

* A total of 220 marriage licenses were issued during the past year, according to Barry County Circuit Clerk Artie Spain.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 5, 1980

* Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt will observe the 25th anniversary of its church building with special services, according to Rev. Walter Loeber, pastor.

* The Monett Kiwanis Club has donated a check to the Monett Area Sheltered Workshop with the funds to be used in the administration of the facilities located at 1201 East Broadway in Monett.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 5, 1990

* A record number of 110,653 trout tags were sold last year at Roaring River State Park near Cassville.

* Plans for proposed building improvements were discussed at last night's meeting of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion with Leroy Jirik, commander, presiding.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 5, 2000

* The Verona R-7 Board of Education voted unanimously to offer Robert Abeln, superintendent, a contract for another year.

* Surveyors have finished their markings on Broadway and connecting side streets in Monett for the upcoming construction on installing a new water main and storm sewers on Broadway.

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