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Back in the Good Old Days for Sept. 9

Thursday, September 9, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1920

* James Sater on the Democratic platform and D.B. Meador on the Republican platform will address the League of Women Voters of Monett.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1930

* The front end of Miss Josephine Kenney's Whippet sedan was badly smashed when she failed to see a tree as she turned at Central and County, colliding with the tree.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1940

* Mrs. E. Mitchell and Yvonne are in St. Louis to visit Forrest Mitchell, who has been operated upon for appendicitis and is still seriously ill at St. Louis Hospital.

* "Sheik" White and the Mrs. were a stork-stop yesterday, a five pound boy. Mother and son are doing well.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1950

* The former Gillioz Bank and Trust Company building on the corner of Fifth and Broadway and the building block at Fourth and Broadway, now housing the Ozark Cafe, have been traded by their respective owners.

* About 100 head of livestock have been entered in the Pierce City Stock Show which began Thursday on the White Way station lot.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1960

* A wide range of subjects from a possible fee for garbage collections to truck parking on East Broadway were discussed by members of the Monett City Council at its monthly meeting yesterday.

* Special homecoming services will be observed at the Monett First Baptist Church this Sunday with one of the features of the day being a note burning marking the debt retirement against the church educational building, constructed in 1955.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1970

* Richard Scott, a senior at Monett High School, was selected Ozark Council area winner of the Boy Scout Report to the Nation contest last night in Springfield.

* Scattered showers and cooler temperatures are forecast for the Missouri Ozarks tonight following two days where the mercury neared 90.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1980

* Winds of up to 50 miles per hour played havoc to farm properties east of Monett yesterday afternoon. Temperatures dropped 20 degrees in the afternoon in front of a storm that flipped a mobile home and stripped leaves from trees.

* An ordinance calling for an election on a seven-eighths of a cent sales tax in Pierce City was approved by the city council this week.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 1990

* A $225,000 construction project at the First Baptist Church in Monett is underway, the first major expansion in church building facilities in 23 years.

* Ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the new Monett Physical Therapy Clinic at 811 Euclid, were conducted recently by the Monett Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 9, 2000

* Rachel Estes, of Crane, was first, and Krista Bartelsmeyer, of Aurora, was second at this year's Junior Miss Chick pageant at the Crane Broiler Fest.

* Cross country season opened at Carthage with the girls Monett Cubs finishing third and the boys Cubs seventh in the invitational.

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