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Back In the Good Old Days for Oct. 4-5

Monday, October 4, 2010


Oct. 4, 1910

* Citizens drilling for water in Seligman struck a strata of oil bearing sand at 400 feet. Some think there is a prospect of bringing in an oil gusher at a greater depth.


Oct. 4, 1930

* A fleet of six airplanes flew over the city at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. A single plane followed at a short distance. They were headed northeast.


Oct. 4, 1940

* Dr. and Mrs. William Riley Nelson, who are beginning their sixth year of service with the First Methodist Church here, were accorded a hearty welcome last evening at a reception in their honor.

* Bonnie Lewis, art teacher at the high school, returned to school today after being absent because of an eye injury sustained Tuesday.


Oct. 4, 1950

* Extension of the fire zone in the Monett business district was made yesterday by the city council. The council repealed a 1924 ordinance and adopted a model fire zoning ordinance recommended by the Missouri State Inspection Bureau.

* Carl Tinklepaugh, co-ordinator for vocational education at the high school, announced this morning that an adult education typing and bookkeeping class was organized last night.


Oct. 4, 1960

* Approval of applications by the Barry-Lawrence Cooperation Libraries and the Monett Public Library for an improved library service demonstration grant of $10,500 from the Missouri State Library services funds for a one-year period was announced at the Monett Library Board meeting.

* Residents of Fairview and Pioneer will receive dial telephone service next week with the system to begin operations Oct. 6.


Oct. 4, 1970

* A new merry-go-round, purchased by the Jaycees Wives, is providing many hours of pleasure for the children at Monett Training Center No. 34, 400 Euclid. The gift was purchased with proceeds from the annual Home Show of the Jaycees Wives.

* Enrollment at Monett Public Schools at the end of the first month of the 1970-71 school year has increased to over the 1,600 mark for the first time in history.


Oct. 4, 1980

* Approximately 10 acres of pasture land was burned in a grass and brush fire yesterday which apparently started on the Joe Mason property, a mile and a half west of Monett on Highway 60, and spread to Mrs. Armond Carlin's land.

* Monett High School Marching Pride will open its competitive season tomorrow when it travels to Aurora to perform in the seventh annual Aurora Houn' Dawg Marching Band Festival along with 20 other bands.


Oct. 4, 1990

* Jim Fohn, a mortician and owner/operator if funeral homes in Cassville and Shell Knob, has been nominated by the Barry County Republican Central Committee to fill the vacancy as county coroner.

* Near record proceeds of $1,261.80 were realized for St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., in the annual "Wheels for Life" Bike-A-Thon, held Saturday with over 30 riders participating.


Oct. 4, 2000

* For the second time in three years, Monett will be the site of a household hazardous waste collection on Oct. 21, sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District.

* The Monett Leo Club, the youth arm of the Monett Lions, will organize the Wheels for Life Bike-A-Thon.


Oct. 5, 1910

* Owing to the fact that the electric lights were out last night, there was no show at the Air Dome.


Oct. 5, 1930

* Very few towns the size of Monett can boast of having a real mechanical genius on cars. Ollie H. Stringer, who has a garage at Eighth and Broadway, has patented an equalizing device for car brakes that causes all four brakes to work exactly alike and at the same time.


Oct. 5, 1940

* Dr. Elkan Kahn, who was operated on Thursday at Rochester, Minn., is reported to be getting along nicely.

* Mrs. H.H. Westby and son, John, left this week to visit relatives in Buffalo, N.Y. and attend the Jones-Landrum wedding in New York City.


Oct. 5, 1950

* Anyone interested in raising poultry should mark Oct. 20 on their calender as Poultry Improvement Day in Monett at the Armory Building.

* Luther Clements, resident agent in Monett for the Prudential Insurance Company, has been presented a diamond ring by the company in recognition of 23 years of excellent service.


Oct. 5, 1960

* Annual fishing derby sponsored by the Monett Sportsmen's League will be held this Saturday with all boys and girls up to 16 years of age being invited to participate and vie for prizes.

* Lewis Skaggs and Frank Steward have received certificates of recognition for assistance in the program for employment of the physically handicapped. Skaggs is local chairman of the committee for employment of the physically handicapped and Steward recently retired as manager of the employment office here.


Oct. 5, 1970

* Local Lions Club members were kept busy throughout the day Saturday in preparing 1,800 halves of barbecued chicken at the annual fall barbecue held at the Lions Club pits west of the City Park Casino.

* Mrs. Ica Mae Johnson was elected president of the Veterans of World War I Barracks 1072 Ladies Auxiliary during the monthly meeting at the American Legion Home here.


Oct. 5, 1980

* Annual Fire Prevention Week observance will get underway tomorrow in Monett and continue through Saturday with several special programs planned to call attention to the need for fire safety precautions.

* Unleashing a powerful ground attack, the Monett Cubs gobbled up over 300 yards rushing last night enroute to beating Mt. Vernon 39-6 in a Big 12 Conference East Division football game.


Oct. 5, 1990

* There soon should be more books in the public library thanks to proceeds from the April tax levy increase for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library system.

* The appointment of Howard Mott to his second term as a member of the Publishing Board of the American Legion, Department of Missouri, has been made by Department Commander William R. Ball, of Hannibal.


Oct. 5, 2000

* Firstar Corporation, a bank with three locations in Monett, has signed an agreement to merge with U.S. Bancorp. The combined company will do business under the U.S. Bancorp name.

* A book sale at the Monett library has raised $1,335 to go toward the Cassville library building fund. A new 9,400 square foot brick building has been proposed for the new Cassville branch.

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