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Back in the Good Old Days for March 29-30

Monday, March 29, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1930

* Miss Zella Counts, teacher in the grade schools at Pierce City, spent Friday night in Monett with her uncle, John Counts and family.

* Mrs. W.H. Messmer received word from Mr. Messmer, who is at the Frisco Hospital in St. Louis, that his condition is not improving.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1940

* The Huffman Market this week installed a handsome Blenshaw showcase, heavily insulated to retain the correct temperatures, the latest development in vegetable icing.

* Word was received here this morning that Howard McCormack, who underwent an emergency operation in Springfield two weeks ago, is seriously ill. Donors for blood transfusions were taken to Springfield this morning in an effort to curb the infection.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1950

* Freezing temperatures predicted for tonight may get some of the early strawberries and other fruits, depending on how far advanced they are. The predicted low is 30 degrees.

* A fire demolished the garage in the rear of the J.L. Turner home at 601 Ninth Street shortly after midnight this morning and burned up 100 young chicks and 19 rabbits.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1960

* Pat Steele, assistant football, basketball and track coach here for the past two years, last night was named head football coach at Monett High School for the coming season.

* Mr. and Mrs. Roy Garrett, formerly of Monett who now make their home in Springfield, were here Friday attending to business and visiting with friends.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1970

* Michael Stephen Fulp, 10 Hillcrest Dr. in Monett, is among 42 high school seniors from several states who have been named university scholars in anticipation of their attending the University of Tulsa in 1970-71.

* Three seniors in the College of Agriculture at the University of Missouri-Columbia are working with an experiment on feeding paper to dairy cows. They are George Thomas, Loy Davison and Mike King.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1980

* Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Monett Jaycees and Jaycee Wives, is set for Sunday at the Monett City Park with all area youngsters between the ages of two and 10 years invited to participate.

* Nearly 400 persons attended the 13th annual Future Business Leaders of America Talent Show held last night in the Monett High School Auditorium with the show featuring a wide variety of acts in both the junior and senior divisions.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 29, 1990

* Doug Hobson was elected president of the Monett Lions Club for the coming year. Other officers named were: Gary Crnic, first vice president; Bob Weems, second vice president; Steve Smith, third vice president; Winston Ackerman, secretary; Ken Bremer, treasurer; Dayton Himebaugh, lion tamer; and Lyle Jefferson, tail twister.

* New minister of the Church of Christ, 1107 Ninth St. in Monett, is Dale Graham.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 29, 2000

* Finishing touches are going on for a new adult softball field at Monett's North Park, to be used by the co-ed and men's teams. Recreation Director Kermit Daniel said the field has been built with Oklahoma clay.

* The Knights of Columbus and the Jaycees will sponsor bowling tourneys to benefit the Barry County Young Camp.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1930

* Carl Burrows, salesman for the Coleman Stove and Lamp Company, was the winner of a $50 salesmanship contest put on by the company. Burrows is the youngest salesman with the company.

* An excursion train from Chicago, Ill., to Dallas, Tex., arrived in Monett at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Several Monett people boarded the train here.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1940

* Monett's $62,000 National Guard Armory will be dedicated at impressive military ceremonies next Friday night, according to Captain R.A. Cole, commander. The dedication program will be open to all citizens of Monett.

* A group of boys from school will present a 15-minute tumbling act at the Gillioz Theatre tonight. Joan Mericle will be announcer and Alma Vermillion will be accompanist. Boys taking part will be Henry Wallner, Bill Pitts, Billy Bob Bowen, Joe Maritan and Harry Carrithers.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1950

* Construction on a new drive-in café on the lot where the Tank and Tummy, near Sixth Street and Broaway, has been located, is underway. Paul Jones, a navy veteran who has owned the business for the past four years, is doing the work.

* Boy Scout Troop 39 is attending the Shrine Circus at Springfield in a group tonight.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1960

* Monett voters are asked in the April election to approve three annexation proposals, including the MIDC tract with its new industries.

* Mrs. Gordon Murphy and children, of Tulsa, Okla., spent the weekend visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Wormington.

FORTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1970

* Monett stores will begin remaining open Friday nights starting this Friday, it has been announced by the Special Retail Promotions Committee of the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

* Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McShane, of Monett, returned Friday evening from a two-week vacation at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where they visited with their daughter and her family, Captain and Mrs. Robert E. Whelton, Elizabeth and Valerie Wolfe.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1980

* A renovation project at the Lawrence County Jail in Mt. Vernon is now underway and includes new floors throughout the facility, plumbing in the women's and juvenile detention cells, and plastering on walls in the bullpen area.

* Announcement of the opening of an Antique Furniture Shop at Park Plaza Motel, junction of Highway 60 and 37, and the refurbishing of all 12 complete units of the motel is made by the owners, Guy and Ella May Britt.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

March 30, 1990

* Courtesy king and queen have been named for the year at Monett High School. They are senior Lance Brumley, son of Ken and Lanita Brumley, and junior Kyndell VanEaton, daughter of Bill and Linda VanEaton.

* A field representative from Leader Dogs for the Blind, at Rochester, Mich., and the dog who has been with him eight years, were special guests at the recent meeting of the Freistatt Lions Clubs, with Erwin Lampe, president, presiding.

TEN YEARS AGO

March 30, 2000

* Plans for the development of a community day care center in Monett are moving into the final stages. Application has been made for low interest federal loans to help with construction costs.

* The eight year olds and under youth wrestlers from Monett have won the state championship of that division for the first time.

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