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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 18-19

Monday, October 18, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Oct. 18. 1910

* A Prohibition mass meeting will be held tomorrow night at the Presbyterian Church. The county president, Rev. J.T. Brattin, and others will speak.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 1930

* C.C. Mills, of the safety department of the Frisco, is recovering nicely from a fractured knee cap received when he fell on a slippery railroad tie while crossing the tracks to board a train.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 1940

* Four Monett Jaycees will leave tonight to attend the state board meeting at St. Joseph. They are Jewell McClain, Kenneth McShane, Eldon McNatt and Joe D. Carter.

* Mrs. E.E. Camp and Mrs. Gail Knight attended the treachers meeting at Springfield yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Camp appeared on the program.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 1950

* In order to accommodate the capacity crowd expected for the Monett-Mt. Vernon football game at Mt. Vernon Friday, additional bleachers have been borrowed from both Monett and Aurora.

* The Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce will make plans for the annual Halloween parade and party at the meeting this week at Hatcher's banquet room.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 1960

* The Pierce City Post Office was moved today to the Harold Walton building in Pierce City, located two doors east of the First National Bank on Main Street.

* Members of the Monett Future Farmers of America Chapter will stage their annual "Pond Hopper Supper" on Thursday night in the Central Park School cafeteria. The menu will include frogs legs.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 1970

* Fragrance of apple butter, cooked in the old fashioned way in copper kettles over an open fire, surrounded Mt. Vernon yesterday for the fourth annual Apple Butter Makin' Days.

* Two long scoring pass plays, covering 98 and 71 yards, launched the Monett Cubs to a 33-0 romp past the Lamar Tigers Friday night.

THIRTY YEARS AGO.

Oct. 18, 1980

* For the third year in a row Monett's Shari Birkenbach has earned the chance to compete in the State Tennis Tournament by placing in the top two in the singles division of the District Tournament.

* A membership drive for the Ozark Chamber Orchestra is currently underway with memberships being offered to area individuals and organizations for the purpose of generating community interest in the orchestra.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 1990

* Applications for two grants were approved, financial concerns were reviewed and reports on recent meetings were given at Monday's regular meeting of the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education.

* Plans for the annual Veterans Day Dinner, scheduled for Nov. 10, were furthered and memberships and other reports were heard at last night's American Legion Post meeting.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 18, 2000

* A cold snap last week helped trigger the change of colors in area trees. Merle Rogers, naturalist at Roaring River State Park, said "Rain in the last week should enable trees to hold onto their leaves longer."

* Cold milling efforts on Broadway would start today at 5:30 p.m. said Street Superintendent Mark Blackwell. Heavy equipment will be removing layers of asphalt down close to the brick level.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1920

* Twenty-one cars of boosters from Monett went to Verona to meet the Army-Navy Caravan to escort them to Monett. The Navy band played here, followed by speeches in favor of the road bond to be voted on.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1930

* A clever piece of detective work was done by T.F. Plumlee of this place, who located the forger who operated at four stores here on Saturday. A Granby man and his wife were arrested.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1940

* Four of 10 pupils of the junior college CAA flying course have made their first solo flights, according to Vernon Brown, instructor. Those who have soloed are Charles Thomas, Ernest Rowlette, Bud Huggard and Doris Holder.

* Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Dickinson of the Cash Store will leave tomorrow on a buying trip to St. Louis.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1950

* Sealed bids on the Baptist Church six-room house at 408 Fourth St. will be received until Oct. 28. The dwelling will be moved to erect an estimated $40,000 addition on the church.

* The 1951 Hudson Pacemaker Custom will have its initial showing in Monett at the Gillioz Motor Company on Friday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1960

* June Lynn Skaggs will have the leading role of Dolly Levi, "the matchmaker" in Southwest Missouri State's fall term play, "The Matchmaker" which begins a four-night engagement in the SMS auditorium tonight.

* A total of 291 persons, including 83 pupils, and 208 parents and visitors, attended Parents Night held at the Forest Park School last night.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1970

* Monett's $418,000 "emergency project" of the city's overall $1,162,000 sewer improvement program, approved by voters on June 23, was one of five Missouri projects approved by the Ozarks Regional Commission, meeting in Little Rock, Ark., Friday.

* Bill Jones, science teacher at Monett High School, was named president elect of the Southwest Missouri Science Teachers Association at a meeting Friday at SMS in Springfield.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1980

* This year's Flaming Fall Revue of colorful autumn trees promises to be one of the most awe-inspiring in recent years with the color this weekend expected to reach a peak.

* During the next two years, the Soil Conservation Service in Barry County and throughout Missouri will participate in a National Resource Inventory of non-federal land.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 1990

* Two major efforts to improve Monett's water supply moved into high gear today, with one designed to improve water pressure in the south part of town, and the other a high-tech effort to identify the source of continuing problems of clay deposits in the city's second highest producing deep water well.

* Larry D. Moennig has been promoted to vice president at First State Bank of Purdy, according to Ann Hall, bank president. Joining the staff as assistant vice president is David J. Burnett.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 19, 2000

* LeaAnne DeRigne, 1990 Monett High School graduate, provided commentary on viewing the presidential debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush at Washington University in St. Louis.

* Saturday is the date for a household hazardous waste collection in Monett, sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Management District.

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