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Back in the Good Old Days for Feb. 15 and 16

Monday, February 15, 2010


February 15, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bradley went to Springfield on Friday to be with his sister, Mrs. Everett Chenoweth, of Purdy, who underwent a serious operation Thursday.

* Miss Elsie Black will go to Joplin on Saturday to spend the weekend with Mrs. George Leipard, formerly of Monett.


February 15, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bradford, Mrs. Bert Bradford, Misses Mary Louise Lefurjah and Beryl Mendell will leave in the morning for Kansas City where the Bradfords will attend the meeting of the Missouri Republican Association.

* Members of the Monett Commercial Club will meet tonight on Broadway for their annual general meeting and election of officers.


February 15, 1950

* Sixteen entries have bee received and accepted for the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce independent basketball tournament to be held at the National Guard Armory later this month.

* Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brafford and daughter, Rose Mary, will leave Saturday for Miami, Okla., where they will spend a short time in the home of Mrs. Brafford's mother and grandmother, Mrs. Emma Angle and Mrs. Ethel Rose.


February 15, 1960

* Northern half of Lawrence County was covered this morning with a heavy snow although only a few flakes were noticed in Monett as the storm moved eastward through Stotts City, Mt. Vernon and Freistatt.

* Don Glenister, of New York, has moved to Monett and will assume the duties of credit manager for the new Sherwin-Williams Paint Store here.


February 15, 1970

* Monett Policeman Larry Richardson will leave tomorrow for Rolla to attend a basic training course at the Missouri State Highway patrol Academy, according to Monett Police Chief Elmer C. Smith.

* Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lemings have enjoyed having as guests in their home Mrs. Lemings' sisters.


February 15, 1980

* Problems which have crippled Monett's $6.4 million wastewater treatment plant, once considered a model facility and three times given the blessing of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, were discussed yesterday in a meeting attended by the Monett City Council and representatives and legal counsel of other agencies involved.

* The entire city of Monett will be without electrical power for about two and a half hours, beginning at midnight tonight, as the result of a one-car accident this morning which broke a pole carrying one of the city's feeder lines.


February 15, 1990

* A temporary agreement has been reached with primary lenders of Jumping-Jacks Shoes Inc. which will allow the Monett-based form to continue operations without significant disruption while a plan of reorganization is completed and implemented.

Tom and Yvonne Kerr, of Monett, attended the 91st annual Missouri State Lincoln Day last Saturday at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield.


February 15, 2000

* U.S. Senator John Ashcroft's view of government was discussed by Matt Morrow, assistant to the senator, at the weekly meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.

* Arthur Mattlage, of Pierce City, a student at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt, has been named the local and state winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual Youth Essay Contest.


February 16, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Breeden and Mrs. Tennie Simpson will leave Sunday for Eminence to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Breeden, for several days.

* Orbin Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Reynolds, broke his left elbow on Wednesday as he was playing. He is getting along nicely.


February 16, 1940

* Four new directors were elected to serve on the Monett Commercial Club board at the general meeting held in the Broadway Hotel last night. New members are Menzo Hainline, publisher of The Monett Times; Walter Reynaud, vice president of the Gillioz Bank; Jack Stephenson, manager of the Gillioz Theater; and Mix Davis, auto dealership owner.

* Dr. F.T. Kerr was elected president of the Barry County Medical Association.


February 16, 1950

* It took a second glance to identify their farm in The Times mystery farm photo contest, but Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Owens recognized a barn they had built about two years ago.

* A final tally of results of the Boy Scout drive here last week shows that the campaign went far over the goal of $2,000 with $2,189.91 turned in by four divisions of workers.


February 16, 1960

* Four directors and one alternate were elected to the Monett Chamber of Commerce board during last night's annual meeting in the City Park Casino. Named to three year terms were George Eberle, Harrell C. Hall, Gordon Knight and Almon Maus. Named as alternate was Rex Lane.

* The Monett Ministerial Alliance has gone on record as recommending that funeral services here be arranged on days other than Sunday.


February 16, 1970

* Jim Arnaud, a freshman at Monett High School, is a patient in the treatment room at St. John's Regional Hospital in Springfield. He was admitted Thursday after sustaining a broken arm during a physical education class at the high school.

* Dr. and Mrs. Glenn C. Douthitt have returned from a week's vacation in Acapulco, Mexico. The trip was a gift from their daughter, Miss Andra Douthitt, who is a stewardess for American Airlines.


February 16, 1980

* Quick response was credited with saving a 4,220 square foot chicken house at the Bob Crouch chicken farm when fresh straw which had been place on the floor of the structure ignited.

* A poem entitled "The Thread of Love," written by Kathy Mills, received first place in a special Valentine's Day poem contest for employees of Engineered Apparel.


February 16, 1990

* Four road projects in Barry County and nine in Lawrence County are among 96 throughout the state for which bids are being sought by the Missouri Department of Transportation. Bid opening is Feb. 23.

* Navy Seaman Recruit Bryan R. Barnes, son of Richard E. and Shirley M. Barnes, of Mt. Vernon, has completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.


February 16, 2000

* Kenneth G. Meuser, owner of The Times for 30 years and second winner of the Chamber of Commerce's Community Service Award, died at age 90.

* Industrial Machine and Engineering Company (IMEC), of Monett, has been certified to the international ISO 9002 standard.

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