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Back in the Good Old Days for Sept. 3

Friday, September 3, 2010


Sept. 3, 1930

* Steven Arnaud, of south of Monett, is building a new six room bungalow on the farm formerly owned by the late P.C. Stebler.

* M. Commer, owner of the Chick Shops at Monett and Fayetteville, returned from a buying trip to St. Louis.


Sept. 3, 1940

* Miss Gwendolyn Burris started work this week at the Leader store.

* The Sprouters, a junior garden club, was organized Friday afternoon. The club is sponsored by the Good Earth Garden Club.


Sept. 3, 1950

* Enrollment for the high school and junior high school is below that for last year, according to early figures. This year so far, 289 pupils have enrolled in the high School, compared to 331 last year. Junior high is down by three.

* Miss Helen Ellingen is the new Monett Times correspondent at Pierce City, replacing Mrs. Elizabeth Pruitt.


Sept. 3, 1960

* More than 100 chapter officers from 20 area high school Future Farmers of America organizations are expected to attend the 1960 FFA officer leadership training meeting at Monett High School next Tuesday.

* Although it has been two weeks since the Monett area received a measurable shower, the month of August was blessed with slightly more than three inches or rain, the heaviest for the month in more than three years.


Sept. 3, 1970

* The first annual Frontier Horse and Wagon Days are set to get underway in Monett tomorrow and will feature a special two-day sales event during which "old fashioned" bargains will be offered.

* American flag shoulder patches, with the wording "For God and Country," have been presented to all members of the Monett ploce Department to wear on all their uniforms by members of the Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91.


Sept. 3, 1980

* Monett High School Cubs will open their 1980 football season and their first under Head Coach Ron Richardson Friday night when they travel to Bolivar.

* Awarded top honors at last weekend's Southwest Missouri Arabian Horse Club's Class A All Arabian Fall Festival were horses entered by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gripka of Monett.


Sept. 3, 1990

* Displaying a smothering defense and opportunistic offense, the visiting Monett Cubs made the debut of new head coach Charlie Phillips a very pleasant one indeed with a convincing 25-0 non-conference football victory over the Bolivar Liberators on Friday.

* Bobbi Hudson was crowned queen at Pierce City High School's homecoming celebration on Friday. The other candidates were seniors Laura Gripka and Carrie Davis.


Sept. 3, 2000

* Monettans and their neighbors opened their hands and hearts over the weekend to help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Approximately $3,500 was raised in the process, back to around what had been raised in 1989.

* When the ball off the toe of Darrick Knight majestically sailed true through the uprights, it unleashed a torrent of emotion and proved indeed this was another year. Knight's extra point kick in overtime gave the Monett Cubs a most gratifying 20-19 victory over the Bolivar Liberators in the season-opening football game on Friday at Burl Fowler Stadium

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