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Back In The Good Old Days

Monday, January 11, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

January 11, 1930

* Monett and surrounding area residents awoke this morning to a blanket of snow and sleet on the ground.

* Dr. E.L. Beal was re-elected president yesterday of the Ozark Fruit Growers. F.A. Taiclet was re-elected sales manager.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 11, 1950

* The 1950 Chevrolet with an automatic transmission makes its appearance on Saturday at the Mix Davis Chevrolet Company at Third Street and Bond in Monett.

* Walnut Street in Pierce City has been roped off in order to provide sledding parties.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 11, 1960

* Aud Prier, who was employed by the Mix Davis Chevrolet Company in Monett from 1955 to 1958, has returned to the firm as salesman, according to Mix Davis.

* Monett and Pierce City units of the Missouri National Guard are making final preparations for annual federal inspections to be conducted on Friday.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 11, 1970

* Monett students enrolled for the fall term at Kansas State College in Pittsburg are Jeanne Pilant Camp, Janice Campbell, Agnes Edwards, Douglas Evans, Kathy Fertig, Rudy Sagehorn and William Sweeney.

* Marvin Tribble, Barry County youth agent and livestock agent the past six years, began duties as the new livestock agent for Polk, Greene, Webster, Dallas and Dade counties.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 11, 1980

* Mrs. Melissa Witt, of Monett, was among the 10 finalists in the first Mrs. Missouri Pageant held over the weekend in Kansas City.

* Tony Wormington and Scot Gast of the Monett Cubs wrestling team won individual titles in the annual Monett Tournament on Saturday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 11, 1990

* Fifteen Monett High School students have been selected for the All-District Concert Band.

* Discussion will focus on organizing the Purdy Rural Fire Department as a separate entity not under city control at a meeting planned at the Purdy Community Center on Monday.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 11, 2000

* Panel discussions on depression will be hosted by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Monett in the coming weeks.

* Another round of Girl Scout Cookie sales will begin on Saturday in Monett, and will continue until January 23.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

January 12, 1940

* Mary Ann Gibbons and Rayma Horine, of Monett, students at Springfield Teachers College in Springfield, spent the weekend at their homes in Monett.

* The news department of The Monett Times was moved upstairs in The Times building this week, leaving the advertising department and bookkeepers on the first floor.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

January 12, 1950

* The temporary appointment of K.H. Richardson, Monett contractor, as assistant fire chief and assistant street commissioner, was announced today.

* Juanita Haddock left Monett yesterday to return to Washington D.C. to resume her duties as a secretary in the state department.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

January 12, 1960

* Richard Heim and Dian Evans were crowned Barnwarming King and Queen last night at Monett High School.

* Tuition for next year's high school students was set at $243 with $45 transportation fee by the Monett Board of Education.

FORTY YEARS AGO

January 12, 1970

* Mrs. Gerald Malan has been selected to lead the Mother's March of Dime project in Pierce City.

* Continued frigid weather is forecast for the Missouri Ozarks tonight with a low of 12 degrees below zero predicted.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

January 12, 1980

* A flu fire at the residence of James Randall, three and a half miles southwest of Pleasant Ridge, caused minor damage.

* Jerry Sitton, head coach of the Monett Cubs football team, announced his resignation today.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

January 12, 1990

* Suggestions for ways to meet the growing student population will be discussed at an All-School Strategic Planning session for the Monett schools, according to Superintendent Dr. Thomas Kuricz.

* Golden Baptist Church will observe its annual Mid-Winter Bible Conference from January 14 to 17 with Rev. Bob Neely, pastor of the Corinth Baptist Church in Cassville, to teach.

TEN YEARS AGO

January 12, 2000

* Blake Hohensee took first place Saturday in his weight division at the annual Monett Wrestling Tournament.

* The Barry County Commission is pondering a budget of $2.6 million for the 2000 fiscal year.

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