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Back in the Good Old Days for March 15-16

Monday, March 15, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1930

* Two oil stoves in an upstairs room the home of Steele Campbell, 306 Seventh St., had been lighted to heat water and the flames crept up until both stoves caught fire. The only damage was from smoke.

* George Feist, who is in the express service between Monett and Wichita, Kan., is enjoying his layover in Wichita by attending a revival meeting conducted by Billy Sunday, the noted evangelist.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1940

* Cuendet Market in Monett has installed in its meat department a new Dayton electric scale.

* Fire of undetermined origin damaged the Gray Elrod residence in Monett last evening.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1960

* Almon H. Maus, 908 Central in Monett, filed for the Democratic nomination for the post of magistrate and probate judge in Barry County. Maus has held the office since he was appointed on Jan. 10, 1940.

* Mrs. Rolie H. Wilson and son, Billy David, returned today from a month's visit with her daughter, Mrs. Dick Caruthers and grandson, Keith, and family at Pearsall, Tex.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1960

* Charles Collins, son of Mrs. Mary Collins, has been named by the Hobbs-Anderson Post #91, Monett American Legion, as a delegate to Boys State this summer.

* Cast for the annual junior class play at Pierce City, "The Wild Oats Boys," includes Frances Jones, Patsy Greenway, Loretta Golubski, Diane Wilks, Charla Ridpath, Carolyn Meirick, Don Wilks, Lester Land, Teddy Moore, Pat Myers, Larry Carver, Galen Haddock and Tommy Poage.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1970

* Two Monett High School art students, Jon Mourglia and Jim Bremer, have been named award winners in the third annual Art Competition at Southwest Missouri State College.

* Ronald M. Moore has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Tex.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1980

* First Baptist Church of Monett will be holding revival services next week in conjunction with the Good News Missouri evangelistic campaign currently underway with Rev. Otis E. Divine, pastor, inviting the public to attend the services.

* Negotiations for the replacement of crumbled bio-surf digestor units which have crippled the operation at Monett's $6.4 million wastewater plant are nearing completion with final agreements expected to be reached within 30 to 60 days.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 15, 1990

* The devastating force of rampaging water was once again demonstrated early yesterday as Kelly Creek, swelled by nearly three inches of rainfall on already saturated ground, roared out of its banks and swept through the downtown Monett area.

* What is being done to preserve the habitat of the bobwhite quail was the topic of the program presented at last night's meeting of the Monett Lions Club by Ben Stanford, secretary of the Ozark Area Chapter of Quails Unlimited.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 15, 2000

* After decades of discussion, a museum for Pierce City was formally established by ordinance at the March meeting of the City Council in Pierce City.

* The ceremonial opening of the doors into the new gym at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt on Sunday marked the completion of a $626,000 expansion project, the school's first major addition since 1958.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1930

* M.L. Crawford, of Monett, Frisco master mechanic, went to Neodesha, Kan., today to look after his work.

* Now that the natural gas has been turned on in Monett, the woman who thought it her duty to furnish talking and gossip gas for the neighborhood will be given a rest.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1940

* L.G. Jones Sr., president of the Parsons Business College at Parsons, Kan., spoke to a large group of students at Monett High School.

* Mrs. Fred Gibbons and Mary Ann left Thursday night for Pensacola, Fla., where they will visit over the weekend. While there they will visit Fred Harriman, of Monett, who is in training at the Naval Base.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1950

* Raymond A. King, a graduate of Monett High School, is director of the high school band at Riverton, Kan., which received a one plus, the highest rating of any band in the Oswego music festival held Tuesday.

* One of the most beautiful and solemn services of the Roman Catholic Church was conducted Tuesday evening at St. Lawrence Church when 20 members of the church received the Holy Sacrament of Confirmation.

FIFTY YEARS AGO.

March 16, 1960

* Fred Daugherty, basketball coach at Monett High School from 1954 to 1957, has been named superintendent of schools at Duenweg for next year.

* Four Monett High School debate students, Charles Collins, Tommy Wright, Eddie Sweeney and Patricia Randall, will attend the state National Forensic League meeting Friday and Saturday at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1970

* Near blizzard conditions gripped the Missouri Ozarks today as a late winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on the district by noon. Accumulations of up to 20 to 24 inches were expected in the bi-county area before the snow ends early tomorrow morning.

* Mike Fisher, an eighth grade student at Monett Junior High School, suffered an arm injury during the annual junior high wrestling tournament in Joplin on Saturday.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1980

* The Children's Theater Company of the Southwest Missouri State University Speech and Theater Department will present "Dragons, Dreams and Magic Beans" at Monett Elementary School on Monday during a tour of southwest Missouri grade schools.

* Possible uses of Revenue Sharing allocations for the City of Monett during the 1980-81 budget year will be discussed during a public hearing Friday in the council room of the Monett City Hall.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 16, 1990

* Donations totaling $9,405 for sight conservation and other programs were awarded during the annual donation night meeting of the Freistatt Lions Club, with Erwin Lampe, president, presiding.

* A general fund budget which exceeds the $10 million mark for the first time in history has been proposed by the Monett City Council and will be considered for adoption following a public hearing Friday at city hall.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 16, 2000

* A new 70-by-75 foot metal building has been ordered to be located behind the present location of Crosslines in Monett, expanding what the local chairity has used for the past six years.

* A broad plan to improve streets and services in Purdy have been outlined by Mayor Curtis Betterton.

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