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Back in the Good Old Days for March 8 and 9

Monday, March 8, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1930

* Mrs. George Morrow and her house guest, Mrs. Grace Foote, of Los Angeles, Calif., will go to Neosho on Sunday to visit in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hubbert.

* Miss Frances Bowen, student at the Cameron Beauty College, in Springfield, will come home tonight to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bowen.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1940

* Patrolman George E. Lemaster, former resident of Monett and son-in-law of Mrs. J.E. Nothern, was one of six Detroit, Mich., police officers given departmental citations for bravery during 1939.

* Miss Mary Etta Galker and Ivan Dunaway, of the Christian Endeavor of the First Christian Church in Monett, went to Joplin this morning to be on hand at the opening session of the district convention of Christian Endeavor.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1950

* Quentin Galloway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Galloway, of Monett, is a member of the Kansas City Chorus, performing with the Philharmonic orchestra yesterday on radio station KCMO, Kansas City.

* Tom Vogt, who left several days ago for the Air Corps, has passed his physical examination and has been stationed at Lackland Air Bas in San Antonio, Tex., until further notice.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1960

* Kay Parker, a Monett High School senior, has received a curator's scholarship in the amount of $200 from the University of Missouri as a result of her scoring on the Ohio Psychological Test and her standing in the class.

* Monett hung tough till the last two minutes before the West Plains Zizzers pulled away for a 54-49 win in Class L state championship basketball playoffs at the SMS Field House last night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1970

* DeLeo Henderson, owner of Town and Country TV and Appliance, returned Thursday from Dallas, Tex., where he had spent the week studying at the Magnavox Training Center.

* Mrs. K.E. Fulkerson, of Indianapolis, Ind., is visiting in Monett with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe May, and helping to care for Mrs. May who is convalescing from a recent fall.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1980

* Dr. J. Harvey Walthall, a native of Little Rock, Ark., and presently a member of the faculty at Missouri Southern State College, in Joplin, has been hired as superintendent of schools for Verona R-7 School District and will assume duties on July 1.

* Annual Midwest Conference Science Fair, held yesterday at Pierce City High School, has been termed an outstanding success with over 120 projects from 10 participating schools entered.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 8, 1990

* Local response in yesterday's 16th annual Statewide Tornado Drill have been termed very good by R.E. Mulvaney, Monett emergency preparedness coordinator, with more public and private facilities participating this year than in several years.

* A retirement party for Linda Wirz, of Route 2, Verona, was held on Feb. 23 honoring her for 15 years of service as director of the Barry-Lawrence County Development Center.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 8, 2000

* In the presidential preference primary yesterday, Monett voters preferred Al Gore to New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley 150-41, and backed George W. Bush over John McCain 535-243.

* Three computer phone trees were used in a flood alert system tested yesterday by the Monett Police Department.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1930

* Miss Lois Bowman and Miss Brenda Smith returned today from Tulsa, Okla., where they spent the weekend with Miss Cecelia Smith.

* Mrs. Alvis Woolsey went to Springfield today to visit Mr. Woolsey at St. John's Hospital. Mr. Woolsey is recovering from a tonsil operation.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1940

* Rehabilitation work is underway at Monett's golf course under the direction of Jerre McKellops. Construction work has started on the machinery shed at the southwest corner of the course. Remodeling of the club house will start soon.

* Sam Gardner and Bill Hopson were hosts to a group of friends at a skating party held last evening at the Monett Roller Rink.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1950

* Henry C. Harrison was elected president of the Frisco Employees Club at a meeting held at Margaret's Cafe in Monett.

* More than 200 persons visited at Rev. and Mrs. E.R. Stribling's home on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary Sunday in Springfield. Rev. Stribling was formerly a minister in the Monett community.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 9 1960

* Some 1,400 music students are expected to come to Monett on Friday for the 17th annual Southwest Missouri Sub-District High School Music Festival, to be held at Monett High School representing 21 area schools.

* Mike Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Garrett, of Monett, has been selected as a member of the 60-voice Maryville, Tenn., College Touring Choir for 1960.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1970

* Bob Meuser, a freshman student at the University of Missouri and son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth G. Meuser, of Monett, was initiated into Beta Theta Pi, a national social fraternity in Columbia.

* Visiting yesterday in Monett with Mr. and Mrs. Milton Reynaud were their sons and families, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Reynaud and daughter, of Springfield, and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Reynaud, of Kansas City.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1980

* An experienced South Harrison of Bethany team ended the dream of the girls Purdy Eagles for a state basketball title by beating the Eagles 53-41 in the semifinals of the Class 2A Tournament in Columbia last night.

* Monett's Cubs girls advanced to the championship game of the East Newton Class 3A Regional Basketball Tournament last night by turning back Lamar's Tigers in the semifinals, 70-56.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 9, 1990

* A record 975 cases were handled by the juvenile office of the 39th Judicial Circuit during the 1989 calendar year, according to Bill Jines, chief juvenile officer.

* Bob Nichols, a former Monett resident and son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Nichols, of Monett, has been named master of ceremonies of the new Stars of the Ozarks Theatre, scheduled for grand opening on April 21 in Branson.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 9, 2000

* Monett Water Department crews had a few surprises installing the new 12-inch water main on the south side of Broadway. Last week they hit a live water line in front of The Times office that was not connected to a current service. As they reached the intersection at Sixth Street, an underground gasoline tank was discovered that had been used at Wagner's Garage.

* Dedication services will be held Sunday for the $625,000 addition to Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt.

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