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Back in the Good Old Days for March 22-23

Monday, March 22, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1930

* Miss Hattie Coyle, telegraph operator from Iola, Kan., came Friday to relieve Norman King, manager of the western Union office in Monett. King is off duty on account of the illness of his son, Robert.

* Ed Salzer returned today from Hot Springs, Ark., where he has been for several months to take radium baths.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1940

* A pole has been set near the Monett golf course clubhouse to aid in extending the city electric lines to that building. City water was turned on there last week.

* Miss Hideyo Hiramoto and Joseph Robinson, students at Drury College in Springfield, are spending the Easter holidays with the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Robinson in Monett.

SIXTY YEARS ARE

March 22, 1950

* Nora Lee Phariss, junior in Monett High School, won second place in the first oratorical elimination contest of the fifth annual competition of high school students sponsored by the Supreme Lodge of th Knights of Pythias at Carthage.

* Mrs. M.E. Gillioz is spending the week at Dallas, Tex., where she is visiting in the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Speer and daughter, Helen.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1960

* Don Gray, Pierce City senior guard, was named to the first team of the first Mo-Kan Conference all-star basketball team.

* Ninety-one pints of blood were contributed by residents of the North Barry County Chapter area of the American Red Cross during yesterday's visit of the bloodmobile to Monett.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1970

* Doug Doss, senior center with the Monett Cubs basketball team, has been named by conference coaches to the All-Big Ten basketball team for the 1969-70 year.

* Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Monroe, of Monett, were in Springfield last night to attend a banquet in celebration of the Persian New Year. The Monroes were special guests of Ahmad Saify.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1980

* Fifth annual Recipe Contest, sponsored by The Monett Times, is now underway with all area cooks invited to submit their favorite recipes for judging and for publication in a special education slated for May 23.

* Fritz Implement Inc., located north of Monett on Highway H, will be celebrating its grand opening on Thursday. Area residents are invited to register for a chance to win free prizes totaling $200 beginning Monday. Bargain prices will be placed on items throughout the store, according to Oren and Carolyn Fritz and Robert and Rachel Mais, owners.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 22, 1990

* Monett Kiwanis Club has given its endorsement to the $1,358,000 general obligation bond proposal for Monett R-1 School District during the regular meeting yesterday at the Black Kettle Restaurant.

* Wayne Jolly, son of Pastor and Mrs. Walter Jolly, of Monett, made his pro golfing debut recently as a member of the Pro-Florida mini tour and played very well for the first tour, finishing in the upper third.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 22, 2000

* Preliminary plans for the Ridgemont Meadows and Timber Creek subdivisions were approved at Monday's meeting of the Monett City Council.

* Edna Haynes, who served as the first principal at the Purdy Middle School for two years, submitted her letter of retirement, which was accepted the R-2 School Board at his March meeting.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 23, 1930

* Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Hopkins were called to Springfield by the serious illness of their son, Dr. Press Hopkins.

* Mrs. Virgil Millsap, Central Avenue in Monett, entertained Chapter CU, P.E.O., of Mt. Vernon.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 23, 1940

* Dawn tomorrow will mark the beginning of a series of Easter Day services at Monett churches. Special programs have been planned at all the churches, beginning with sunrise service at 6 a.m. Weather outlook remains uncertain but there is a promise of improved conditions in some sections Sunday.

* Miss Elsie Millikan, Miss Dorothy Smith and Ralph Smith, of Des Moines, Iowa, are spending the Easter holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Millikan and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Smith.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

MARCH 23, 1950

* In an effort to eliminate danger points and traffic hazards on the streets and to avoid possible accidents, the Monett City Council recently passed an ordinance prohibiting the parking of vehicles at certain specified places.

* Dr. H.F. Earley and Dr. R.C. Powell will attend a two-day seminar conducted by the Optometric Extension Program at the Colonial Hotel at Springfield this evening and tomorrow.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 23, 1960

* Monett Police Chief Oren Davis today reminded motorists that the new city ordinance banning left turns at the intersections of Broadway and Third, Fourth and Fifth streets during rush hour is now in effect and will be enforced.

* Rev. Fred McPhail spoke at the 14th annual Monett Lions Charter Night. He said a community builder should "possess a noble dissatisfaction, have faith, work hard, and stay on the job until it's done."

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 23, 1970

* Monett track team qualified for the state indoor track meet in five events during the eight-team qualifications meet held Saturday at the MHS track.

* Receiving a top rating of I at the District Music Festival vocal competition Saturday at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin was the girls sextet composed of Sandy Farrell, Pam Blinzler, Mary Ann Thompson, Karen Claybough, Cathy Horn and Carolyn Bounds.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 23, 1980

* A budget calling for expenditures of $36,588.17 in Revenue Sharing Funds during 1980-81 fiscal year was tentatively approved by the Monett City Council following a public hearing yesterday at city hall.

* Monett High School instrumental students racked up a total of 13 I ratings and several II and III ratings at yesterday's District Music Contest held on the Missouri Southern State College campus in Joplin. The MHS Concert Band received an excellent rating.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 23, 1990

* Retiring recently after many years of service at Jumping-Jacks Shoes in Monett were Wilma Callan and Helen Witt.

* Chosen as 1990 RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) Reader at Monett Elementary School recently was five-year-old Troy Harrison, a kindergarten student and son of Mr. and Mrs. David Harrison.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 23, 2000

* A benefit concert by the Foggy River Boys to help the Cassville Branch Library Building Fund is scheduled for Saturday at Cassville High School.

* Play rehearsals are underway for "Robin Hood" at Purdy High School, under the direction of Shauntel Highley.

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