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Back in the Good Old Days for Sept. 1

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1910

* Rev. J.S. Allen of the First Baptist Church wishes to state that they will use oil lamps to light the church for prayer meeting this evening in the event the electric lights are not turned on. No one need stay away on account of the lights.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1930

* Electricians from Springfield began work today in moving the Frisco telegraph office to the Frisco ticket office in the Frisco station.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1940

* John Hankins, widely known farmer and for 40 years a school, teacher in Barry County, was thrown from a saddle horse at his farm four miles northwest of Cassville yesterday. He suffered a badly shattered left hip.

* A Home Defender emblem was issued by the state Women's Christian Temperance Union board to Mrs. Fred Mermoud, county president of the WCTU.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1950

* An old scenic drive into Roaring River State Park is being rebuilt for approximately three miles by funds received from contributors. The road will follow substantially the old Roaring River road from the Carl Baner farm to the upper end of the park area at the fish hatchery.

* Monett Cub Park 140 gathered at the tennis courts at the city park for the Green Olympics. Harkening back to the days of Athenian gladiators, the Cubs took part in the shield race, the discus throw and the strength contest.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1960

* An unusual Sargo crop, some standing 12 to 13 feet high, is being harvested on the Haskell Hultgren farm, north of Monett, with yields of about 25 tons per acre anticipated, comparted to the average yield of about 15 tons.

* Monett High School's football team, small in numbers but long on desire, is rapidly rounding into shape for the opener against the Hillcrest Hornets at Springfield.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1970

* Attendance at the Monett Municipal Swimming Pool for the season totaled over 25,000.

* Preliminary census figures show the combined population count for Barry and Lawrence counties combined will rise by 2,563 to 44,744.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1980

* This year's Labor Day was a day of "labor for love" for men of the First Baptist Church of Pierce City, who worked throughout the holiday with picks, drills and shovels to prepare the old steps and ramp at the church for construction of a new entrance.

* Mr. and Mrs. Mike Zelch, of Monett, visited Hawaii three years ago and have been growing pineapples out of their carport ever since.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 1990

* The Monett City Council approved keeping the same tax levy as in 1989 at a special meeting. The levy should generate about $183,000 for the general fund.

* Missouri State Treasurer Wendell Bailey toured Tyson Foods, Wells Aluminum, EFCO, IDF and Hudson Foods yesterday. Bailey discussed the MOBucks program, designed to created new jobs.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 1, 2000

* The Times unveiled a new front page design, using photos of major sites in town on the upper left corner of the front page, and moving the News in Brief from the longstanding "Left Hand Corner" spot to page two.

* Jean Jordan was the winner of a football autographed by Kurt Warner in a fundraiser offered by the Monett High School Class of 2000.

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