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Back in the Good Old Days for March 10

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1930

* County and city officers made three raids in Monett on Saturday in search of illicit liquor. Two arrests were made.

*Lee Adams, who is attending the Kansas City Art Institute, is visiting over the weekend with his mother, Mrs. J.H. Wormington.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

MARCH 10, 1940

* Mrs. Floyd Lawson, who has been in charge of the Monett Credit Association the past several years, has purchased the association from the members and plans to continue operation in the same location over Millsap's.

* Mr. and Mrs. Claude Neely visited in Neosho yesterday with Mr. and Mrs. Chaucey Hastings.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1950

* In his annual letter to patrons, E.R. Haymes, Frisco agent, states that the total number of employees in all departments working as of Jan. 1 is 438, and that the annual payroll will amount to $1.5 million.

* Approximately 1,200 young musicians, accompanied by an estimated 800 teachers and parents, crammed the junior and senior high schools today with their musical instruments for the annual music festival.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1960

* Dr. H.G. Hornback has filed for re-election to the office of mayor of Pierce City in the only filing for city office to date, according to George Willhoite, city clerk and collector.

* Herbert Smith and Richard T. King have filed as candidates for election to the Monett school board.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1970

* Bill Martin, who has served as vice president during the past year, was elected president of the Monett Chamber of Commerce for the coming year at last night's reorganziational session of the board of directors.

* Mrs. and Mrs. Ralph Waltrip spent the weekend in Tulsa, Okla., visiting with friends, Mr. and Mrs. John May.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1980

* Alan Mitchell, Monett High School speech instructor, was elected vice president of the Southwest Missouri Speech Association for the upcoming year.

* Monett Junior High School eighth grade band, under the direction of John Cheary, earned a 1 rating at Saturday's Aurora Houn' Dawg Junior High Band Festival.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 10, 1990

* Monett's recycling program, launched in September of 1988 and one of the first programs of its kind for a small community in this area and possibly in the state, will be expanding next month to include the entire community.

* A Monett student, Karla Casper, is one of 27 candidates nominated by student organizations for the title of Queen of Love and Beauty of the University of Missouri-Rolla's 82nd annual St. Pat's Celebration. Miss Casper is the daughter of Lynn and Ron Lowe, of Monett.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 10, 2000

* The Monett City Council has shifted gears on its plans for the municipal swimming pool and has embraced a more ambitious water park concept that will expand the kind of entertainment available for pool users.

* An open house is planned for Tuesday at Miracle Recreation Equipment for the new 18,000 square foot addition to the plant, located on Highway 60.

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