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Back In the Good Old Days for Sept. 20-21

Monday, September 20, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1930

* By special request of "Coin" Harvey, of Monte Ne, Ark., who is building a pyramid monument at that place, Mrs. Sue D. Schoen, of Monett, will write a history of permanent waving, which will be placed on sheep's skin and sealed in the tomb.

* Miss Pauline Bailey has accepted a position as assistant and bookkeeper in the office of Dr. O.J. Brandt and Dr. L.H. Ferguson, taking the place of Miss Elsie Collins who has returned to her home in Texas.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1940

* Walter Bray, shop foreman at Mason Motor company, will go to Kansas City on Saturday where he will attend a banquet which will celebrate the closing of the Merit Club contest for Ford shops.

* Miss Anna Lockhart was the guest speaker at the meeting of the Pierce City Homemakers Club at the Feline home in Pierce City. She reviewed the trip to Mexico earlier in the year.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1950

* Floodlights and background music gave a Hollywood premiere atmosphere to the crowning last night of Monett's queen of beauty in the Gillioz Theater. Wilma Rittenhouse will represent Monett at the American Royal Livestock and Horse Show in Kansas City.

* Monett first casualty report from the Korean campaign came this morning. First Lt. John H. Higgins was reported missing in action since Aug. 31.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1960

* For the fourth consecutive year, The Monett Times has received the Appreciation Award from the American Dairy Association.

* The new Generation of Power tractors from John Deere will soon be available for local farmers to see.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1970

* Adult classes in six business areas will be offered at the Monett Vocational-Technical School this fall, Director Earl Hagebusch announced.

* Nevada's Tigers score two touchdowns in 28 seconds of the first quarter to overcome an early Monett lead and went on to post a 20-6 Big Ten Conference victory over the Cubs at MHS Stadium.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1980

* Three-quarters of the cost to resurface Eisenhower Street from the railroad tracks to Cleveland will be paid through the Federal Aid Urban Program, announced Street Commissioner W.C. "Pete" Rauch.

* A new 5,000 gallon water tanker has been acquired by the Lawrence County Firefighters Association from the Department of Conservation, assigned by the District Forester.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 1990

* Monett's $4.4 million expansion and improvement project at its wastewater treatment plant took a giant step forward yesterday when the Environmental Protection Agency gave its approval to a grant for a major portion of the funding.

Army National Guard Private Brett D. Warner, son of Bill and Carole Warner, of Pierce City, has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 20, 2000

* A $50,000 donation from Tyson Foods helped to push upward the $2.5 million campaign to renovate Cox Monett Hospital.

* A plaque was presented to H.C. Beckwith at the annual Monett Friends of Scouting luncheon for three decades of service as a longtime Scout leader. Beckwith got involved with Scouting as soon as he came to Monett in the mid-1960s, and elevated his service from merit badge counselor to Scoutmaster.

100 YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1910

* The owners of residence property on Bond and Fifth streets are objecting to the amount of trash that is being dumped in the alley between Broadway and Bond, and is being carried by the wind all over that part of town.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1930

* Monett Chapter Order of the DeMolays have elected officers. They include George Counts, master counselor; Ralph Smith, senior counselor; Eugene Riddle, senior deacon; and Harold Rooney, senior steward.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1940

* Monett's record of not having a damaging fire in nearly three months is still standing today.

* The Peppy Dozen had its frist meeting of the year and elected officers, including Mary Margaret Davis, president; Betty Matthews, vice president; Betty Ruth Smith, secretary; Laura Willis, treasurer; Mary Hallenbeck, reporter; and Virginia Mills and Virginia Henderson, yell leaders.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1950

* Girls of the Monett High School drum corps are out to get new uniforms to replace the ones they now have which were made for the school during the WPA era.

* Jack Honts, of Monett Scout Troop 30, told of his experiences going to the Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge during the Ozarks Empire Area Council meeting at Hatcher's cafe.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1960

* Monett's third annual Chicken Eatin' Week, which has drawn nationwide attention in the poultry industry, will reach a climax this Saturday with the 13th annual Poultry Improvement Day Program at the City Park Casino.

* A total of 136 Legionnaires have signed up to date in the 1961 membership drive, announced Vice Commander Ray Langford.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1970

* Bill Bridges, unit administrator for the Monett Company C, 203rd Engineer Battalion, will share the history of the Missouri National Guard at the next Monett Lions Club meeting.

* Cheerleaders this year at Monett Middle School are Terry Stockton, Denise Hegi, Debbie Gentry, Denis Stanley, Mary K. Hobbs, Patty England and Kim Jones.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1980

* Gerald McCracken, of Monett, has been appointed to his sixth consecutive term on the Law and Order Commission of the American Legion, Department of Missouri.

* In a game packed with exciting plays, turnovers and penalties, the Monett Cubs withstood a stirring Nevada comeback here last night at Burl Fowler Athletic Field to post a thrilling 31-28 interdivisional Big 12 victory.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 1990

* A petition for acceptance of a new 44-lot residential subdivision for the City of Monett has been received by the Monett City Council and will be considered at a special meeting of the council.

* Monett's Lori Henderson, daughter of Mike and Kathy Henderson, earned another star for her community last weekend when she was named as first runner-up in the 1990 Miss Missouri Teen All American Pageant.

TEN YEARS AGO

Sept. 21, 2000

* The Missouri General Assembly has authorized the POW/MIA flag to be flown at state facilities. Following the direction of the Missouri National Guard Adjutant General, the flag was hoisted for the first time last Friday at the Monett National Guard Armory.

* Many turn-of-the-century crafts were on display at the Wheaton fall festival.

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