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Good 'ole days 9-10-10

Friday, September 10, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1910

* Miss Josephine Tucker broke one of the small bones of her foot as she jumped from a carriage.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1930

* Several of the workers in the Carter canning factory in the Pleasant Ridge community were badly shocked by lightning during last night's storm.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1940

* George Howard Willhoite, pianist for Wally Stoeffer's band, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Willhoite. He presented organ solos at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday.

* Drew Taylor, the local blacksmith, suffered a cracked bone when the horse he was shoeing kicked him.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1950

* Joseph Harding, prominent American violinist, will play for the first paid assembly of the term Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

* The Monett Chamber of Commerce is going all out for its second annual dairy show, to be held Friday and Saturday on Broadway.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1960

* Should skies be clear tonight, Monettans will be able to see Echo 1, the space weather balloon, three times.

* Springfield Hillcrest stunned the Monett Cubs with a five touchdown outburst in the first half and then withstood a second half bid to post a 40-6 decision in the 1960 football opener.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1970

* Officers of the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department were scheduled today to "harvest" a three-acre field of marijuana discovered growing wild on a farm in the county.

* Mrs. Ralph Kelly and Mrs. Helen DeMoss have returned from Searcy, Ark., where Mrs. Kelly's daughter, Angela, is enrolled as a sophomore at Harding College.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1980

* The purchase of a 1980 Chevrolet C17 model dump truck for $16,708 was announced at this morning's meeting of the Monett City Council.

* Ron Richardson, in his first year as Monett High School Cubs head football coach, addressed the Monett Kiwanis Club yesterday, outlining philosophies and goals of the MHS football program.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 1990

* Frank Miller, Debbie Schmidt and Bill Keough, all of Pierce City, as well as Joe Butler and Ed Grundy, of Carthage, were elected to three-year terms on the Jolly Mill Foundation at the annual Friends of Jolly Mill picnic.

* In a game that should have pleased any true football fan, the Monett Cubs pulled out an exciting 21-17 non-conference victory over the Neosho Wildcats on Friday.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 10, 2000

* Plans for a 10,000 square foot speculation building that will be open for occupancy at the Monett Airport for an aviation-related business were unveiled at a meeting of the Monett Industrial Development Corporation.

* The last of the 15 sections making up the tunnel under Highway 37 between the golf course and South Park have been lowered into place. A concrete roadbed was being laid over the top.

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