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Back In the Good Old Days for Oct. 7

Friday, October 8, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1930

* An unusual service will be held at St. Lawrence church in Monett Thursday. The Right Rev. T.F. Lillis Francks will offer a solemn High Mass for the repose of the souls of the decreased priests of this diocese.

* Mr. and Mrs. Charles White drove to Noel Sunday to visit Mr. Truhitte, owner of Truhitte's cave. Mrs. Truhitte's field of cockscomb is one of the show places of the district, some weighing as much as 10 pounds.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1940

* New officers for the year at Monett Junior High include Max Corrie, president; Ivia Mae Macdonald, vice president; Bobby Hubbard, secretary; David Whitlock, treasurer; Jewel Brown, reporter; and James Mourglia, yell leader.

* Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Binion moved today from 407 Third to their new home at 615 Frisco. The house has been redecorated and changes made.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1950

* A Monett High School football team that hit sharply on the ground completely bewildered a beleaguered Lebanon Yellowjacket aggregation and came out at the top of a 33-6 victory last night.

* A golden eagle, standing two feet high and having a wing span of six feet, was captured yesterday by George Long and Dan May after the two men chased the bird through backyards, across fields and finally down a railroad track. Springfield zoo authorities are coming to pick up the bird.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1960

* A group of 140 women attended the Seventh District Fall Convention of the Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs at the Baptist Church in Pierce City.

* Rev. M.E. Fitzpatrick, pastor of the First Baptist Church, was elected president of the Monett Ministerial Alliance for the coming year.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1970

* Mrs. Sally Danforth, wife of Attorney General John Danforth, visited Monett yesterday and distributed her cookbooks while campaigning through Lawrence, Barry and Dade counties in behalf of her husband's bid for the U.S. Senate.

* Bob Hemphill, president for the 1970-71 year, announced that the Kiwanis emphasis for the year will be on continuation of Operation Drug Alert and qualify of the environment.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1980

* The second annual Fall Magazine Subscription Drive, sponsored by the Monett Band Boosters, will get underway Friday through Oct. 20.

* Over $20,000 has been pledged from the National Kidney Foundation's fifth annual Ride for Life campaigns. Members of the Monett and Pierce City Saddle Clubs participated.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 1990

* A colorful and entertaining spectacle was provided by the Monett Homecoming parade, as the crowd cheered the floats and regal splendor that had gathered under the theme "Kingdom of Wishful Thinking."

* Numerous local residents took the opportunity Friday to tour the Schreiber Foods plant in Monett during their "Zero Defects Day Open House Celebration."

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 7, 2000

* A Letter to the Editor described General Colin Powell's speaking engagement this week at College of the Ozarks.

* Continuing their strong season, the girls Monett Cubs cross country team grabbed first place yesterday in the Carl Junction Invitational. Monett's boys finished fourth.

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