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Back in the Good Old Days for March 5

Friday, March 5, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1930

* Mrs. H.P.S. Burke entertained with a local dinner party at her home last night in honor of the birthday anniversary of Mr. Burke.

* E.R. Haynes, telegraph operation at Monett for a number of years, has been promoted and is now Frisco agent at Republic.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1940

* Monett High School basketball forward Leon Fredrick, forward Emerson Smith and guard Charles Counts were named to the All-Big Eight Conference squad by the players of the conference and compiled by The Monett Times.

* Work was begun yesterday on repairing the parsonage for the First Christian Church. Workmen are rushing to have improvements finished by the time the new pastor, Rev. and Mrs. Ira E. Carney, arrive shortly after Palm Sunday.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1950

* Two new members, Rufus Green and Ed Sweeney, were inducted at the Kiwanis Club weekly luncheon Tuesday noon at Hatcher's banquet room.

* The Frisco station has cut off second and third track operators at Pierce City and is now open only through the day and until midnight.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1960

* Monett's Cubs were eliminated from the championship running in the Class 1 Missouri Basketball Tournament last night at SMS Fieldhouse in Springfield, but not until they captured the fancy of fans throughout southwest Missouri by overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds to reach the final 16 teams in the playoffs.

* Sam Gardner, local attorney, became the first to file for the Monett school board in the election to be held next month.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1970

* Monett Junior High Student of the Month is Randy Branum, a seventh grade student and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Branum.

* Mrs. Charles Howerton, of Tulsa, Okla., arrived in Monett yesterday and will spend several days here with her mother, Mrs. Ami Reynaud, and other relatives and friends.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1980

* Gean Curry celebrated her birthday Sunday. Those helping her were Mr. and Mrs. D.J. England, of Rolla; Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Easley, of Exeter; Mr. and Mrs. Chip Lawson and girls, of Exeter; and Mr. and Mrs. Willis Curry.

* Monett Band Boosters Spring Magazine Subscription Drive netted a total of $940 after band members and their parents sold a total of $2,350 in subscriptions in the annual campaign.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 5, 1990

* Brad Weaver, a Monett banker and vice president during the past year, was elected as president of the Monett Chamber of Commerce for the new fiscal year at a re-organizational meeting of the board of directors last night.

* Darcy Scott, a student at Purdy Elementary School and daughter of Cindy Scott and Glen Scott Jr., of Monett, has been accepted as a contestant in the Young Miss of America Pageant for the state of Missouri.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 5, 2000

* Monettans Kevin and Joan Hall recalled Joan's high school classmate, Darva Conger, who turned up on Fox TV's "Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire."

* Around 50 patrons and officials of the Exeter R-6 School District met last night to discuss plainly the severe challenges ahead in keeping the district with the smallest high school in the bi-county area open.

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