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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1910

* C.C. Miller, passenger brakeman of train II, was seriously burned by a gas explosion last night. Miller stepped into a dead head coach and opened the door to the lighting apparatus. It is supposed the light in his lantern ignited the gas for the explosion.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1930

* M.L. Crawford will take the position of Frisco master mechanic in Fort Smith. J.D. Heyward leaves Fort Smith for the same job in Springfield.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1940

* Jodie Bob George, Charles Spilman and Johnny Herriam were home for the weekend from Tulsa University.

* Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Main returned Saturday night from Minnesota where they have been visiting relatives.

SIXTY YEARS AGO.

Oct. 13, 1950

* "Know Your Football" was the program presented by Monett High School Coach Kenley H. Richardson for about 200 people at the Junior-Senior Parent-Teacher Association meeting.

* All Selective Service Boards in Missouri are prepared to register certain doctors on Oct. 16. Other doctors will register later, according to presidential proclamation.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1960

* Last two Frisco passenger train runs from Monett to Wichita, Kan., will be made this Saturday. The two trains are the only passenger trains now serving the Monett to Kansas area.

* Surprise fire drills at the Monett public schools this morning were included as part of the city-wide Fire Prevention Week observance.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1970

* The next house constructed by the building trades class at Monett Area Vocational School will be erected on school-owned property along West County StreeT north of the elementary school complex.

* Mrs. Robert Dunlap was elected chairman of the Monett Girl Scout Neighborhood Association for the 1971 year at the regular meeting yesterday at the First United Methodist Church.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1980

* Interviewers from Response Analysis Corporation of Princeton, N.J., under a contract for the U.S. Department of Energy, will be conducting face-to-face, in-home interviews during the next month with residents of several townships, including Monett.

* Sam Lombard, 909 Central, Monett, showed forecasters of football game results how it is done by predicting all 15 games in last week's football contest correctly.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 1990

* The McDowell Gold Jubilee will launch its 12th consecutive season tomorrow in the old McDowell school house, according to Ben Henderson, master of ceremonies for the event.

* A training program to assist identification of community problems related to drug and alcohol abuse will be held by the Missouri Institute of Prevention Services on Oct. 16 at the Monett High School Auditorium.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 13, 2000

* The city of Purdy has applied for a low-interest loan through the State Revolving Fund to replace the city's second well that was decommissioned last month when water levels dropped below the well pump.

* Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" and film music from "Our Town" will provide an American salute at the Ozark Festival Orchestra's opening of its 21st season on Oct. 22. Music Director Ken Meisinger begins his second season.

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