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Back in the Good Old Days for March 1-2

Monday, March 1, 2010


March 1, 1930

* Harold H. Leake, head of the music department of Monett Junior College, was elected president of the Southwest Missouri Music Supervisors Club at a meeting today at the Heer tea room in Springfield. Mrs. Charles A. Rose, of Monett, is retiring president.

* Kenley Richardson, student at Drury College, Springfield, spent the weekend in Monett with his mother, Mrs. Solon Richardson.


March 1, 1940

* Delegates from Monett Christian Endeavor will attend a district convention at the South Joplin Christian Church next Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Mary Etta Gelker of the First Christian Church in Monett is Barry County president.

* John Walsh, retired Monett businessman and former member of the city council, today announced his candidacy for city commissioner.


March 1, 1950

* Victor David Cox Jr., a student at Southwest Missouri State, in Springfield, received an appointment for the West Point military academy from Congressman Dewey Short.

* Lee Adams has assumed the duties of disposal plant operator in Monett.


March 1, 1960

* Dr. E.W. Russey, a local dentist, today announced that he will be a candidate for the office of mayor of Monett in the city's primary election.

* Roy Arbuthnot, science teacher in Monett, junior and senior high schools, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to attend Northern Illinois University this year.


March 1, 1970

* A tornado warning system has been devised by the Monett Police and fire departments for residents of Monett during the coming tornado season, Fire Chief Mike Mayer and Police Chief E.C. Smith have announced.

* Billie Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mitchell, has pledged Alpha Delta Pi social sorority at Kansas State College in Pittsburg.


March 1, 1980

* Randy Long has been named Southwestern Bell manager in Carthage, announced Jim Pettit, Bell's Joplin district manager.

* A record crowd of up to 3,000 anglers descended on Roaring River State Park near Cassville this morning to participate in the annual opening of the Missouri trout season.


March 1, 1990

* Amanda VanSandt, a student at Monett Elementary School and daughter of Steve and Becky Norris, of Monett, and granddaughter of Bob and Rose VanSandt, of Purdy, has been accepted as a contestant in the Young Miss of America Pageant for the state of Missouri.

* After being closed for five months following 76 years of continuous operation in Monett, the historic Ice Plant on East Broadway will re-open tomorrow under management of the owners, Southwestern Public Service Company, of Lenexa, Kan.


March 1, 2000

* Perfect conditions greeted fishermen arriving at Roaring River State Park this morning, There was no wind, temperatures hovering in the upper 30s, and a clear sky that left the Roaring River valley almost bright, compared to the blackness that usually enshrouds the opening ceremony at 6:30 a.m. Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan fired the opening gun.

* Performers who have played in Monett and Pierce City were among the ragtime artists playing last weekend at a concert at Carthage High School, hosted by the Carthage Community Band.


March 2, 1930

* Mrs. Fannie Martin, of Monett, writes that she will leave San Diego, Calif., on March 3 for her homeward journey.

* Howard Prevo, of Kansas City, spent Sunday in Monett with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Prevo.


March 2, 1940

* Mrs. Arthur Lassiter and son, Timothy Ellis, are visiting in Anderson with her sister, Mrs. Melvin Peck and Mr. Peck.

* Lucille Shipley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Shipley, underwent an operation for acute appendicitis this morning at a Springfield hospital.


March 2, 1950

* The resignation of Mrs. James J. (Carolyn) Crane from The Times is effective today. The former society editor plans to find out what home life is like during the daytime. She will be succeeded by Mrs. Jess Gallaway.

* Around 1,200 young musicians from 22 schools are expected to come to Monett on March 10 for the annual sub-district music festival.


March 2, 1960

* Honor students of the 1960 graduating class of Wheaton High School have been announced. They are Patricia Ann Ceselski, valedictorian, and Carlene Kay Davidson, salutatorian.

* Harold Langer's rebound basket with 12 seconds to go gave Monett a come from behind 56-55 win over top seeded Joplin in Class L regional basketball tournament action last night.


March 2, 1970

* Fifth annual Future Business Leaders of America talent show held last night at the Monett High School auditorium was a success with a capacity crowd giving enthusiastic response to the 23 variety acts presented.

* Membership goal of Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion for 1970 has been exceeded, it was announced at last night's meeting of the Legionnaires.


March 2, 1980

* A double car garage and all of its contents were destroyed in a fire last night which is believed to have been ignited when a bolt of lightning struck the building, located about a mile west of Freistatt.

* One of the most spectacular productions of the Ozarks, the annual opening of the Missouri trout season at Roaring River State Park, got underway yesterday morning despite last night's wintry blast which deposited some four inches of snow on the ground.


March 2, 1990

* Freshmen at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin from this area who will be inducted Thursday into the Phil Eta Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society are Christopher Osterloh, of Monett; Eric Fuhr, of Marionville; Tod Hadlock, of Miller; Deonna Poynter, of Mt. Vernon; Joseph Corn, of Seligman; and Tammy Eby and Roberta Evans, of Stotts City.

* Bids for satellite equipment and installation and for steel roofing material for the new roof for the high school were accepted during the February meeting of the Purdy R-2 Board of Education.


March 2, 2000

* The Monett City Council approved a $247,400 contract with National Streetscape, of Blue Springs, for installation of the tunnel that will cut under Highway 37, connecting South Park with the Municipal Golf Course.

* Brett S. Doennig, a Monett student at Missouri Southern State University, has been named to the college Board of Regents.

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