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Good Old Days 4-26/4-27

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April 26, 1930

* S.A. Chapell's Essex sedan stolen from his garage Wednesday night was found near Springfield.

* C.H. Main, who has been in the grocery business for 32 years, a good many of them spent in Monett, has moved to Neosho where he opened a grocery store this week.


April 26, 1940

* John Banks, 53, well-known farmer living southwest of Monett, died in his sleep at the family home last night. He had been in good health and apparently had not complained of any illness.

* J. B. Gardner gave an address, "Security for the Battalion," at the meeting of the branch of the Reserve Officers Association at Joplin last evening.


April 26, 1950

* John C. Anderson, 408 Fifth St., who has served 32 years in the employ of the Frisco, has been placed on the retirement list, it was announced on his recent return from the Frisco Hospital in St. Louis.

* Jo Van Cloedt, of St. Louis, will arrive Friday to join Mrs. Von Cloedt, who has visited the past two weeks in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Montgomery.


April 26, 1960

* Don Gray was named athlete of the year and Judy Erwin was honored as outstanding pep club member at the Pierce City High School Pep Club banquet honoring PCHS athletes.

* Mike Knight, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Knight, was elected student body president of Monett Junior High School in a run-off election this morning, defeating John Krueger for the honor.


April 26, 1970

* Art work by Miss Pamela Duel, daughter of Mrs. Marcelle Duel, of Monett, is now on display in the foyer of the radiation clinic at Lester E. Cox Medical Center in Springfield. Miss Duel is a senior at Southwest Missouri State College.

* Residents of the Purdy R-2 School District yesterday approved the school levy of $3.67 on the $100 valuation for the coming year by a vote of 270 for to 249 against.


April 26, 1980

* A community-wide Freedom Rally, in support of the 50 Americans being held as hostages in Iran and of our government's efforts in seeking their freedom, will be held at 6:30 p.m. today on the parking lot north of the main Monett High School building.

* Monett City Clerk Doris Meyer was installed as secretary of the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers for the coming year during a banquet last night in Columbia, highlighting the 13th annual Spring and Educational Institute.


April 26, 1990

* After a "petition" by Purdy city officials, an "audit" by the Missouri State Auditor's Office has uncovered an error in its own billings for petitioned audits conducted in both Purdy and Pierce City.

* Gooders Angus of Washburn has been elected to membership in the American Angus Association, it has been announced.


April 26, 2000

* Major renovations are underway at Monett City Hall which will alter the way the public does business at government headquarters. The office area where members of the city council have had their offices has been completely disassembled, paneling taken off the walls, and carpet removed.

* Ribbon cutting ceremonies have been held for the Family Child Care Center at St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett.


April 27, 1930

* Huffman Brothers Market received the first home-grown strawberries of the season. Harve Gowen, of Pierce City, brought in 18 quarts which brought in 30 cents a quart.

* The E.T. Fricker home, a mile and a half east of the high school, was broken into and robbed Saturday afternoon while the family was away from the home. A quantity of groceries, clothing and jewelry was taken.


April 27, 1940

* Dr. William Riley Nelson reports that Mrs. Nelson is still in St. Louis but their daughter, Mrs. Schmidtke, is improving nicely and expects to be home from the hospital Tuesday of next week.


April 27, 1950

* Nearly 600 housewives from Monett and its trade territory attended the cooking school sponsored by The Monett Times in cooperation with the Gas Service Company, which opened yesterday.

* Edward Enke Jr., who operated Enke's Drive-In Market at Sixth and Cleveland, was hired by the city council of Monett today to be caretaker this summer at the Monett Municipal Golf Course.


April 27, 1960

* Most observers agree that the 1960 Monett census figure will exceed 5,500 but by how much will not be known for about two more weeks.

* Imogene Schallert, Ellen Conley and Mrs. Ronnie Rose, home economics instructor, were in Jefferson City over the weekend to attend the state Future Homemakers of America Convention held at Lincoln University.


April 27, 1970

* Mickey Fulp, a Monett High School senior, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fulp, were guests yesterday of the University of Tulsa at a reception honoring those students who have been selected as scholars for the 1970-71 school year.

* Howard Randall, of Monett, was in West Plains on Thursday and Friday to attend a Southwest Missouri State College Board of Regents meeting.


April 27, 1980

* Alan Heseman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Heseman, of Route 3, Monett, is among the 20 recruits in the 52nd training class of the Missouri Highway Patrol which got underway the beginning of the month at the Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City and will continue through August.

* Mrs. Mary Ullom, regional director of the Southwest Missouri Adult Basic Education Program, has been awarded the 1980 Achievement Award by the Missouri Association for Adult Continuing Education.


April 27, 1990

* "Who Drives The Moon," the annual school play at Monett High School, will be presented today and tomorrow in the MHS Auditorium, featuring Ozarkian humor in a cross between the television shows "Murder She Wrote" and "Green Acres." The play is under the direction of Russell Brock.

* Marie Bowman, of Monett, made a hole in one on No. 8 at the Monett Municipal Golf Course on Tuesday. Witnesses were Naty Apostol, Phyllis McClure, Lita Cruz and Bonnie Peck.


April 26, 2000

* Preparations are underway for upcoming events at the Monett Chamber of Commerce, including participation for the first time in a prayer breakfast coinciding with the National Day of Prayer.

* The Monett High School "Pride" Band, under the direction of Jim Zinecker and Jim Lanning, finished a powerful season in grand style, taking home the first place sweepstakes trophy at the Worlds of Fun Festival of Bands.

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