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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 15

Friday, October 15, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1910

* Miss Anna Buchner, of Pierce City, attended the tacky party given by the G.I.A. and L.A. to O.R.C. Friday night.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1930

* The V.B. Hall Wholesale Co. has received five carloads of Jonathan Apples and one car load of Grimes Golden. Mr. Hall has placed most of them in storage at Springfield.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1940

* Ensign Fred C. Herriman left Monday for San Diego where he will be stationed on the U.S.S. Saratoga. He recently completed his training at the naval training station at Pensacola, Fla.

* Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mills and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fly went to Joplin Sunday to make the acquaintance of John Michael Salzer, two-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Salzer.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1950

* Troop 39 closed its paper drive Saturday after collecting between 18,000 and 20,000 pounds of newspapers and magazines during the six weeks of the drive.

* Harold Schuchman, district manager of the Kroger Stores for the past five years, announced today that he has purchased the complete inventory and fixtures of the Kroger Store located at the corner of Third and Broadway and will operate it as Harold's Consumers Market.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1960

* A first quarter extra point broke the hearts of the Monett Cubs last night as the Bruins played their finest game of the year only to lose a 7 to 6 thriller to Webb City.

* Crowned as 1960 Homecoming Queen at Pierce City last night was Miss Mary Mettlach, a senior.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1970

* Well known magician, Rev. Kenneth Turner, of Monett, will be a special guest at Children's Day at the First Free Will Baptist Church.

* A check for $172.13, proceeds from the Monett Jaycee Wives Benefit Auction, has been given to the Monett Recreational Development Corporation for development of the Monett North City Park.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1980

* Monett's four new tennis courts, located in North Park, are nearing completion with sealing applied yesterday. Mayor Harrell Hall said the courts will be opened as soon as fencing and backstops arrive and can be installed. Lights will be installed later.

* Pierce City aldermen voted to continue requiring the purchase and display of auto licenses. Mayor Richard Jones said display of the license was tied to a person's pride, or lack of pride, in being a Pierce Citian.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 1990

* A large number of entries appeared at the annual Fall Flower show held Saturday at the Monett Neighborhood Center and hosted by the four Monett garden clubs. Carol Kay captured the artistic sweepstakes award for most blue ribbons and the Creativity Award.

* Playing perhaps their best brand of football thus far this season in the second half Friday night, the aroused Monett Cubs stormed from behind to nip the Aurora Houn' Dawgs 15-14 in a thrilling Big 8 Conference game.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 15, 2000

* Michael Henry, chief executive officer of Jack Henry and Associates, will speak at Southwest Missouri State University on "Blueprint for Success: The Jack Henry and Associates Story."

* Unable to extricate themselves from an early hole, the Monett Cubs fell 49-29 to Lamar for homecoming.

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