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Back in the Good Old Days for Feb. 22-23

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1930

* Winn Miller and G.D. Lines went to Aurora on a business trip Saturday morning.

* Mr. and Mrs. Percy Johnson and Mildred and Spencer Smith left Friday afternoon for Tulsa, Okla., to visit over Sunday. They made their trip overland.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1940

* V.B. Hall announced today that he is a candidate to succeed himself as mayor of Monett. The announcement came after many voters had insisted that Hall accept the second term in order that he might carry out the program the present city administration has underway.

* An intensified drive for memberships for Monett's golf course was launched at the regular meeting of the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce at the Broadway last night.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1950

* The Commonwealth Monett Theatre Corporation has purchased the Gillioz Theatre building from M.E. Gillioz, who built the structure 18 years ago on the corner of Sixth and Broadway.

* Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Binion arrived home last Wednesday afternoon from a delightful three-week vacation in Florida.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1960

* A late winter snow storm blanketed the area with two to three inches of snow this morning and more blizzardy weather is expected during the next 24 hours.

* Leslie Mason was named the 1960 chairman of the North Barry County American Red Cross chapter last night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1970

* Mrs. Taylor Smith Jr., of Farmington, spent last week in Monett helping to care for her daughter, Mrs. Gary Bass, who was ill. Mrs. Bass plans to return to her duties as teacher for the local Head Start program tomorrow.

* Jack Kelley today announced he is a candidate for the Monett R-1 Board of Education in the annual school board election on April 7.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1980

* American Legion's Meritorious Service Award was presented to Charles Stockton, of Monett, last night in recognition of service to the community, the Boy Scouts and local Legion Post.

* A display of some 150 selected protographs from the University of Missouri Photo-Journalism Workshop, held in Monett last fall, is currently on exhibit in the lobby of the Monett branch of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

February 22, 1990

* Resignations of Gary Sorrells as high school principal and Mildred Lewis as home economics teacher were accepted at last night's meeting of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education.

* Cassville attorney Tom Cardin has announced that Matt Mocherman has become a partner in the firm, now known as Cardin and Mocherman.

TEN YEARS AGO

February 22, 2000

* The Monett City Council approved the third and final phase of the Fairway Heights subdivision, a 53-lot development being constructed by Justin Brown just west of the municipal golf course.

* Avery Roller was the sweepstakes winner for her dance routine at the Purdy all-school talent show, held Saturday in the elementary gym.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. William Aselling, Mrs. Louis Kennedy, and Mrs. Mary Kehler, of Pierce City, were shopping in Monett on Saturday.

* The highest temperature of the year was recorded Sunday when the mercury reached 76 degrees in the afternoon.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1940

* Monett city officials chosen at the election in April will serve a four-year term, according the J.E. Slater, city attorney. This applies to the mayor and the two commissioners. The 1939 Missouri State Legislature changed the law regarding the length of the terms of the city officials in cities of third class from two to four years.

* Three hundred strawberry growers from southwest Missouri gathered at the Butterfield High School gymnasium yesterday for a huge strawberry rally.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1950

* News comes from Mr. and Mrs. Vance C. Moore at Edinburgh, Scotland, that Mr. Moore will complete a special study course at the University of Edinburgh on March 16, after which they will enjoy a vacation in the famous summer resort, St. Ann by the Sea.

* The Carter Family, with Chet Atkins, who perform on KWTO Radio in Springfield, will play at the Monett City Hall Auditorium on March 2, sponsored by the Monett American Legion.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1960

* For the third time in four years, the Monett Lions Club is joining in the "Operation Eyeglass" project for the benefit of needy residents of the Philippine Islands.

* Eddie Sweeney, Monett High School sophomore, spoke on "Constitutional Government" before the Monett Kiwanis Club at the regular meeting yesterday at Hatcher's banquet room.

FORTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1970

* Miss Suzanne Meier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Meier, 339 Cedarbrook, has been named to the fall semester honor roll in the College of Education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where she is a freshman.

* Elected to the Monett Chamber of Commerce board of directors were Jerry Sebastian, Mike Garrett, Bob Hemphill and Frank Rauen, at the Chamber's annual meeting last night.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1980

* Both the Monett High School Concert Band and Jazz Band, as well as three ensemble groups and one soloist, captured coveted top ratings yesterday at the Miami, Okla. Band Festival.

* Nearing completion is exterior work on an addition to Monett Veterinary Hospital, 215 East Dairy, which will more than double the size of the facility.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

February 23, 1990

* Monett's new police headquarters, located across the street from the Monett City Hall on Fifth Street, will be on display Sunday with an open house.

* Navy Petty Officer Third Class Phillip E. Tilley, son of Lewis C. and Charlotte A. Tilley, of Monett, recently reported for duty aboard the submarine U.S.S. Billfish, home ported in Charleston, S.C.

TEN YEARS AGO

February 23. 2000

* Mary Kay Scott, Rod Anderson, Dale Burke and Gary Nodler have been named as new members of the Cox Monett Hospital Community Advisory Board.

* The Monett Police Department has installed its first confidential hotline, 354-TIPS.

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