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Back In the Good Old Days for Oct. 11-12

Monday, October 11, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1910

* J.F. Mermoud, Gib Withers and T. Fleetwood left Monday night for Windsor to attend the annual meeting of the State Anti-Horse Thief Association of which Mr. Mermoud is vice president.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1930

* Mrs. Josephine Gurley, 703 Frisco Ave., is delighted over the recovery of a suitcase containing clothing and valuable souvenirs which was misplaced on a Pullman at Salt Lake City, Utah, last week en route home.

SEVENTH YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1940

* The Seven M. Club held its weekly meeting at the home of Jack Combs. Recently elected officers include Bill Siebenthalter, president; Benny Taylor, vice president; Jack Combs, secretary; and James Holland, treasurer.

The Tank and Tummy lunch has been given an extensive remodeling by Eldon McNaff. New fixtures have been installed in the kitchen.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1950

* Monett High School and Junior College is highly rated for lots of things and not the least of them is the expensive soil testing equipment recently purchased by the school, including a limemeter and a photolemeter.

* Congressman Dewey Short, Missouri's only Republican in the House of Representatives, will be the guest speaker at the Republican rally to be held here Nov. 9.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1960

* Darrell Cottingham, of Monett, has been named manager of the Hermann-Brownlow Store, located at 506 Broadway, succeeding Larry Mericle.

* Members of Future Farmers of America Chapters and 4-H Clubs throughout Monett will be in town Saturday to participate in the Tractor Rodeo contest and Farm Safety program.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1970

* In the short span of just 12 years, a 115-acre tract of land in the southeast portion of Monett has been transformed from a relatively unused area to what is probably one of the most outstanding small town industrial complexes in the state.

* Mt. Vernon Mountaineers completed only four passes against the Monett Cubs last night but three of them went for touchdowns as the undefeated Mountaineers scored a 28-12 win.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1980

* Summer street improvement program and replacement of the bio-surf digestor units at the new wastewater treatment plant were highlights of the Monett City Council meeting.

* Both candidates for the U.S. Senate, Senator Tom Eagleton and Republican challenger Gene McNary, are scheduled to appear at Apple Butter Makin' Days.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 1990

* A major survey by the Monett Chamber of Commerce of people employed in Monett's industries showed no shortage of jobs in Monett, but there continues to be a shortage of laborers for the jobs that are available in Monett.

* A new Monett business, the Furniture Doctor, has opened at the corner of Seventh and Scott streets.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 11, 2000

* Near misses of children at the bus stop at Thirteenth Street and Bond has prompted a recommendation by Police Chief David Tatum that the site be marked with a flashing light.

* A series of 15 recommendations for the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance district have came out of the review of district operations by Fitch and Associates, a professional review firm.

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1910

* The Durnil Dry Goods Company, which recently enlarged and improved its stock of merchandise, held a grand opening and reception at the story yesterday. The story was thronged with visitors.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1930

* The business building at 513-514 Broadway beginning to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tucker, which was badly damaged by fire three months ago, is being repaired and will be used by the National Guard.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1940

* Mrs. Hazel Lawson, manager of the Monett Credit Association, was awarded a prize of $4 for two of the best five Credit Bureau management problems submitted at the State Credit Association convention held recently in Columbia.

* Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Lasiter are proudly displaying a photo of their daughter, Rosalie, which appeared in a New York City newspaper.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1950

* A plan for forming an industrial development corporation in Monett has been mailed to all members of the Monett Chamber of Commerce in order to determine sentiment in regard to its feasibility.

* Mrs. H.A. Gardner, of Monett, has been elected vice president of the Missouri State Council for Community Improvement, which was organized at Columbia.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1960

* Two new 4-H clubs have been organized in Barry County this month: the Kings Prairie and the Purdy Lucky Leaf Clubs.

* The first in a series of Parents Nights in the elementary schools was held last night at Plymouth School with some 260 persons attending.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1970

* Susan Whitlock has been selected to reign as queen of the 1970 homecoming at Monett High School.

* Walnut trees produce an annual income to the landowner through the sale of nuts. In Barry County, this amount to some $35,0000 a year for the last 10 years.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1980

* Christopher Crawford, the nearly three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Berlie Crawford, of Monett, claimed the Missouri Little Master title at the Missouri Baby Miss American Pageant held at Sheraton Airport Inn in Kansas City.

* Hundreds of loyal Cubs supporters lined Monett's Broadway yesterday to witness the annual Monett High School parade, which featured several colorful and cleverly designed floats.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 1990

* Monett realtors and property developers strongly echoed the concerns of the Monett Chamber of Commerce study committee that probed the need for housing in Monett and the surrounding area, but expressed additional concerns that the current halt in speculative building is creating a housing crisis for affordable homes.

* Stephen Crass, publisher of The Monett Times, reviewed the role of a newspaper in the community for the Monett Business and Professional Women's Club.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 12, 2000

* Kevin and July Wormington launched Missouri Telecom's entrance into the Monett market this week by entering into a franchise agreement with the city.

* In order to keep the Little Miss and Mister Merry Christmas Pageant going, the banner of putting the event together has been taken up by the Monett Festival Committee.

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