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Back in the Good Old Days for April 19-20

Monday, April 19, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1930

* Miss Eunice Arnaud, student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, is here to spend the Easter vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Arnaud.

* Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rose, of Miami, Okla., will come Sunday to spend the day with relatives. They will stop at Neosho to attend the Easter sunrise services.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1940

* Miss Bessie Meador was elected president of the Monett Business and Professional Women's Club at the annual election of officers last evening when the club met for dinner at the Broadway Hotel.

* Seventh District Republicans in their convention at Monett today endorsed Congressman Dewey J. Short for the office of vice president of the United States. The convention's keynote address challenged the right of the New Deal to continue as the dominating political influence and offered in its place the way of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln----the American Way.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1950

* Leon Clifton, Purdy High School senior, was high point man in the Southwestern Association Conference track meet here yesterday afternoon with 23 points.

* Restriction of the use of gas for space heating purposes has been lifted by order of the Missouri Public Service Commission, according to a notice received by Carl Jenkins, Monett district manager of The Gas Service Company. The order cancels rules and regulations enacted during World War II.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1960

* A three-ring circus, sponsored by the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce, will present one complete performance here Sunday, with the tents to be set up just east of the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Company on Thirteenth Street.

* Phil Mulkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mulkey, of Route 2, Purdy, heads the list of 19 decathlon competitors selected for the 35th Kansas Relays, to be held this weekend at Lawrence, Kan.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1970

* Mike Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, of Purdy, and Tom Campbell have begun their duties as city prosecutors in Springfield. They will both continue their private practice in addition to their new duties.

* Albert Hallen, of Tulsa, Okla., visited Wednesday in Monett with long-time friend, Mrs. W.M. Pitts.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1980

* A car, stolen from J and R Automotive on the night of March 26, was recovered yesterday in Springdale, Ark., with charges pending in the incident.

* The kitchen of the Robert M. Knott home, two miles west of Monett on Highway 60, was damaged in a fire this morning, which also resulted in smoke damage in the remainder of the home.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 19, 1990

* Highlighting last night's annual Businessmen's Appreciation event, hosted by Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 Monett American Legion, was the presentation of the coveted Legionnaire of the Year award to Joe Bilski.

* David Sperandio and Raymond Schmidt of Monett Future Farmers of America chapter, were honored recently by being named Area Farmers in Area Nine at a banquet held in Aurora.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 19, 2000

* The Monett Extended Employment (Sheltered) Workshop has sold its former headquarters on the northeast corner of Thirteenth and Broadway to Mike Dollar for use as a specialty garment factory.

* David Steward, of Eugene, the assistant principal for the Cole County R-5 School District, has been hired as the new assistant principal for Monett High School.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1930

* W.L. Allcock, mail carrier on Route 1, Monett, was presented 26 frozen eggs for Easter by his patrons. Last year he received 17.

* Miss Mildred Hildreth, of Republic, will begin her spring class in art at Monett on May 2.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1940

* The first fire alarm yesterday afternoon was to the Bertram and Mustain Welding Company where an electric welder had ignited a gasoline tank on a 1937 Dodge sedan. The welding machine and building were all demolished.

* Pupils of the Primrose nursery school were entertained by Dora Lee Noonan yesterday in observance of her third birthday. Relatives of the little girls gather at her home in the evening to help her celebration.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1960

* Visiting in Monett with Mr. and Mrs. John M. Meier are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Day, of Florence, Ky., and joining them for the weekend were the Meiers' son and daughter-in-law.

* The Monett Industrial Development Corporation industrial tract is teeming with activity this spring as Monett's two newest industries are rapidly taking shape. Roadways have been constructed and opened to traffic and the entire area is taking on an appearance of the industrial area that it is.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1970

* Election campaigning is ongoing at Monett Junior High School for the office of seventh grade student body president. Candidates are Keith Baumann, Barbara Arnold, Jatha Bounous, Vicki Henry and Denise Hegi.

* Judge William H. Pinnell, of Monett, circuit judge of the 39th Judicial District, has filed in Jefferson City for re-election to the post for a six-year term.

FORTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1980

* A teaspoon tasting luncheon, held yesterday at the American Legion Hall and co-sponsored by the Collective Arts Study Group and Artes Composit, has been termed an outstanding success with over 350 served before food supplies were exhausted.

* A total of 125 youngsters was screened with the Missouri Kindergarten Individual Development Survey Test and completed the registration process during the past week at Monett Elementary School in preparation for the 1980-81 school year, according to Mrs. Roberta Osterloh, principal.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

April 20, 1990

* The retirement of Kathryn Cuendet from United Missouri Bank in Monett after 44 years of service is announced by Jerry Sebastian, bank chairman and president, with an informal reception in her honor scheduled for April 27.

* Plaques expressing appreciation to Cecil Doss on his retirement from the Freistatt Rural Fire Association after 37 years of service, including the past 21 as fire chief, were presented at a surprise supper party in his honor.

TEN YEARS AGO

April 20, 2000

* Sign-up days have been set for participation in the Monett Summer Youth Program. Activities for young people from fifth grade and older will be offered from June 1 to 30.

* Double digit growth in the third fiscal quarter has been reported by Jack Henry and Associates Inc, of Monett, which generated record revenues, profits and earnings per share.

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