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Back in the Good Old Days for Feb. 8 and 9

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


February 8, 1930

* The large two-story residence of William Walpert, 469 W. Dunn St., burned to the ground Friday morning. Some of the furniture was saved but the house is a total loss. The fire caught in the roof and had gained headway before being discovered. The fire department worked at a disadvantage, having to lay hose from Euclid Ave. several blocks away, which took all the hose they had.


February 8, 1940

* Dr. Harvey A. Crider, osteopathic physician and surgeon who recently moved to Monett, has opened offices.

* E.W. Russey and R.A. Cole, dentists, will examine the children of Plymouth, Marshall Hill and Forest Park schools tomorrow.


February 8, 1950

* Monett Junior Sollege Bears won their first conference game of the basketball season last night by defeating Trenton Junior College, 44 to 36.

* Mrs. Joe Conway, of Omaha, Neb., arrived in Monett yesterday morning for an indefinite visit as a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.D. Culifer.


February 8, 1960

* A congregational meeting of the First Presbyterian Church in Monett was held last night. Ordained as elders were O.J. Walters, Joe Arend, Delbert Butterworth and Albert Horn.

* Donna Terry, a senior at Verona High School, will be crowned the homecoming queen tomorrow when the Wildcats meet Fairview on the home court in a basketball contest.


February 8, 1970

* Rosemary Bradford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Brafford, of Monett, has been named to the Dean's Honor Roll at the School of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, for the first semester.

* Announcement has been made of the promotion of Jodie R. George, a former Monett resident, in the position of vice president in charge of employee and public relations of Standard Oil Company.


February 8, 1980

* A one-story frame house located at 512 Sixteenth St. in Monett was gutted and all contents destroyed in a fire which swept through the structure last night. The home, owned by Wallie Hyer, of Lamar, and occupied by Cecelia Morris and Betty Bee and several children, was already totally engulfed by flames by the time firemen arrived, according to Fire Chief Jim Nolan.

* Modern Variety, 406 E. Broadway, is celebrating its 11th anniversary of business in Monett, according to John Jones, owner.


February 8, 1990

* Kenneth Elbert, of Pierce City, was re-elected president of the Four State Angus Association at the annual meeting of the group which includes southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.

* Sister Marita Pozek, chief executive officer at St. Vincent's Hospital, in Monett, has been elected to serve on the board of director of Care Providers of Nevada.


February 8, 2000

* Relay for Life kick-off breakfast has been scheduled for Feb. 24 at the Monett Senior Citizens Center.

* About 40 Pierce City High School students honored for attendance returned from a trip to Branson where they witnessed the opening of the Grand Village and a show that included fellow teen Christina Augilera at the Grand Palace.


February 9, 1930

* The Jolly Homemakers Club, which met with Mrs. Lawrence Roetto on Friday, elected new officers. They are Mrs. Lawrence Roetto, president; Mrs. John Tat, vice president; Mrs. Louisa Johnson, secretary; Mrs. Wilson Bolton, reporter; Mrs. Marion Tate, child welfare president; Mrs. Frank Birkenbach, child welfare vice president; and Mrs. Frank Wightman, game leader.


February 9, 1940

* The Joe Louis-Arthuro Godoy world's championship fight will be broadcast over the Blue Network of NBC tonight.

* Boy Scout Week got off to a flying start in Monett yesterday with three big events. The celebration began with an assembly program at the high school.


February 9, 1950

* Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Hensley and daughter, Linda, have moved from 617 Euclid to the apartment recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carrithers and family in the Kaufman apartments at 404 Bond.

* Robert Philibert, a Monett junior college sophomore, was elected president of the class at a meeting held yesterday.


February 9, 1960

* No left turns will be permitted at the intersections of Broadway and Third, Fourth and Fifth streets during the "rush hours" of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., according to an ordinance passed by the Monett City Council.

* Miss Donna Terry will be crowned basketball homecoming queen at Verona tonight.


February 9, 1970

* An adding machine was reported taken from the Webb Gas Company office building, 12 County Road, during a break-in which occurred between 3 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. today.

* Chuck Barber, of Gladstone; John Moran, of Warrensburg; and Kelley Curbow, of Monett, all students at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, spent the weekend in Monett with Curbow's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Curbow.


February 9, 1980

* David Shaner, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Shaner, of Route 1, Pierce City, was awarded his Eagle Scout emblems by Bishop Dan Speakman of the Pierce City Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, during last Sunday's regular services at the LDS Chapel in Monett.

* Monett High School Rose festivities are scheduled for tomorrow, with colorful coronation ceremonies between the Cubs junior varsity and varsity basketball games with the Carthage Tigers to highlight the event.


February 9, 1990

* Word has been received that Jumping-Jacks Shoes Inc., Monett's oldest continuing industry, has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The information has left the community reeling, but company officials have indicated there are no plans for ceasing operations.

* Purdy basketball homecoming royalty this year are freshman attendant Jenny Waster, senior queen candidates Tracy Wallace and Shelley Swadley, junior attendant Julie Buxton, and sophomore attendant Jatha Stephens.


February 9, 2000

* Following a primary election, Monettans narrowed the field running for city council from five to four, Eliminated was businesswoman Angela Brown, a first-time candidate.

* Serving as homecoming royalty at Verona High School are Amanda Parrigon, freshman; Christina Koehler, sophomore; Perla Rocha, junior; and Cassie Godsey, senior.

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