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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 14

Thursday, October 14, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1910

* The new Bijou theatre was packed last night to witness the vaudeville and moving pictures and judging from the continued applause, the crowd was well pleased with the entertainment.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1930

* Mrs. O.J. Brandt is in St. Louis to attend the annual Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1940

* The Hildreth Motor Company reports the sale of new 1941 Buicks to three Monett men, two Aurora men and a lady from Lockwood.

* Members of the McDowell Juvenile Music Club met Saturday at the home of Mrs. C.A. Rose for the first meeting of the year with 14 members attending.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1950

* Coach Kenley Richardson's fighting Monett Cubs stampeded an overwhelmed Lamar team here last night as they continued their high scoring tactics to win 33-0 at the Monett Jaycee Athletic Field before a capacity crowd.

* The twirling contest sponsored by Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 will be held here next Saturday for state and national entrants. This will be the first official baton twirling contest ever to be held in the state under the rules and regulations of the National Baton Twirling Association.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1960

* Miss Mary Helen Willhoite, Monett elementary schools supervisor, yesterday was elected president of the Southwest Missouri Teachers Association in Springfield.

* First place winners in the annual Monett Chamber of Commerce poster contest on Fire Prevention Week include Thelma Sooter, high school; Earl Stubblefield, junior high; and Jenny Lee Thurman, elementary.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1970

* A special election has been called by the Purdy Board of Education to determine whether or not all students of the district residing between one-half and one mile of the school should be transported by bus to and from school.

* The Monett City Council anticipates raising the water rates for users of more than 300,000 gallons of water a month in the near future.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1980

* Controversy over absentee voting in Barry County in the August primary election prompted the issuance of guidelines for the general election by Prosecuting Attorney Dale Burke.

* Sparks from trains on the Frisco tracks were cited as the cause of grass fires yesterday on the property of three Monett Rural Fire Association members which burned several acres and threatened to spread to nearby hay bales.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 1990

* The 150th anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Pierce City is reported to have been a huge success.

* The Monett High School Class of 1965 enjoyed its 25th reunion Sept. 10-11, meeting at the Off Broadway Restaurant on Friday and the City Park Casino on Saturday.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 14, 2000

* As if the desert sands had parted, leaving an other worldly oasis behind, downtown Monett momentarily became a place of glitz and glamour Friday as Monett High School students paraded through town to celebrate Homecoming.

* Construction crews have moved in to reshape intersections on Broadway as part of the final phase of the downtown revitalization project. The city opted against rebuilding the intersections in concrete and instead are using black base asphalt as a foundation. Intersections are being dug down to a depth of 10 inches, below the bricks.

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