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Good 'ole days Sept. 13 and 14

Monday, September 13, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1930

* A 98-point watermelon was handled recently in the Frisco yards.

* Harold Cochran, of Monett, and David Nelson Roper, of Sarcoxie, left today for Norman, Okla., where they will enter the University of Oklahoma.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1940

* Bruce Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Percy Johnson, of Monett, has enrolled at Spartan's School of Aeronautics at Muskogee, Okla., as a flying cadet.

* Mr. and Mrs. Ami Reynaud, south of Monett, announce the marriage of their daughter, Glorine, to Charles A. Howerton, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.Q. Howerton.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1950

* Rebuilding of the Mt. Pisgah Church, which was destroyed by fire last November, has been started by members of the congregation.

* The cutback of Kroeger's stores in this district will result in the closing of the Monett branch at Third Street and Broadway, according to manager George Schmidtlein.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1960

* Pierce City's Theron C. Bennett Memorial Foundation concert opens tonight at the National Guard Armory featuring famous ragtime musical compositions by Bennett and other famous composers of the 1890s and early 1900s.

* More than 50 Monett mothers assisted by half a dozen young ladies conducted the annual door-to-door solicitation for Girl Scout funds here last night with $349.96 being contributed by local residents to the 1960 campaign.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1970

* Visiting recently in Monett with Mr. and Mrs. Rex Peterson, Brent and Sue, were Mrs. Peterson's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kotte, of Springfield.

* Monett High School Marching Band made its seasonal debut at halftime at the Monett Cubs-Bolivar Liberators grid game last night, wearing new uniforms purchased through the efforts of Band Boosters and the Monett School District.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1980

* Cassville's plant in the U.S. Shoe corporation will discontinue indefinitely sometime next month, according to Bob Stix, president of the Cincinnati, Ohio-based corporation.

* The ideal member of the masculine gender will be selected from 14 area "hopefuls" during the second annual Marvelous Male Pageant tomorrow at E.E. Camp Gymnasium in Monett.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 1990

* A Hallmark Grand Reopening at Bruner Pharmacy, 321 E. Broadway in Monett, will get underway tomorrow and continue through Saturday with all area residents invited to participate.

* Efforts to become a self-sufficient plant at Tyson Foods in Monett were explained by complex manager Carrol Snyder to members of the Monett Lions Club last night.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 13, 2000

* Monett High School students have elected royalty for the 2000 football season. Seniors nominated for queen and senior attendant area Alisha Williams, Danielle Neumayer, Heather Schibbelhut, Allison Bogart and Kristen Lowery.

* On Saturday, the Monett Cubs soccer team won the first ever soccer tournament for the school by capturing the title in the Thomas Jefferson Tournament in Joplin.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1930

* A sledge-hammer and railroad spike of Nevada silver were ready tonight in Las Vegas, Nev., for the construction of the $195 million Boulder Dam project.

* Mrs. G.H. Dicus, 457 W. Dunn in Monett, was seriously scalded this morning when she started work and was emptying boiling water from the boiler into the washing machine when her feet slipped from under her and she fell, grabbing it off the stove and spilling the water all over her side.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1940

* Sixty-six enlisted men and two officers of headquarters battery 203rd Coast Artillery, Monett's National Guard unit, will answer the mobilization call Monday morning.

* Miss Kitty Jean Watkins went to Springfield this afternoon to visit the weekend with her sister, Miss Jeanette Watkins, student at State Teachers College there.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1950

* Blisters are the order of the day for about 40 merchants who helped put up 100 pens last night for the Monett Chamber of Commerce Dairy Show slated for tomorrow.

* Broadway rocked yesterday afternoon to the strains of "The Old Piano Roll Blues" as a caravan of about 10 cars and trucks from Neosho came to Monett to advertise their harvest fair to be held there later this month.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1960

* An enthusiastic crowd of 850 people attended the colorful and highly entertaining concert at the Pierce City Armory last night with Bob Darch and the Buccaneers Quartet scoring a tremendous hit.

* Asa G. Steele was hired as a Monett policeman at a special meeting of the Monett City Council this morning.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1970

* Some 150 persons attended the Purdy Watermelon Festival on Saturday and heard an address by Christopher "Kit" Bond, Republican candidate for state auditor.

* Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Newell, Kevin and Debora, all of Tulsa, Okla., visited Saturday in Monett with Mrs. Doris Roden, Kim and Kathi.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1980

* Scoring the first two times they had the ball, the Monett Cubs snapped a three-year dry spell against Neosho last night at Burl Fowler Athletic Field by defeating the Wildcats in a non-conference football game, 14-0.

* Sixteen reports of suspected child abuse or neglect involving 39 children were reported in Lawrence County during the month of July, according to Alfred Blair, director of Lawrence County Family Services.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 1990

* Lori Henderson, a senior at Monett High School, has been selected as a contestant in the 1990 Miss Missouri Teen All American Pageant to be held Saturday in St. Louis.

* Large crowds are anticipated for the 28th annual University of Missouri Southwest Center Field Day, scheduled for Friday. An environmental tour on the impact of the poultry industry will be a feature of this year's event at the center, located near Mt. Vernon.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 14, 2000

* Dry weather has created a serious water situation in the city of Purdy, and sent the city council scrambling to make preparations to drill another well.

* Kid's Club in Monett began its fourth year yesterday at the First Presbyterian Church, an outlet for children in a Christian environment after school from September through March.

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