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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1920

* The Marshall children met Oct. 10 at the old Marshall home on Marshall Hill to hold the annual family reunion. Forty years ago on this day their father and mother moved into the present house which now stands on the old farm.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1930

* The local fire department will have $130 as its share of the proceeds from a week's showing of the William Shapp Attractions.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1940

* Two Monett young people received honors Saturday at the meeting of the State Catholic Youth Council in Kansas City. Henry Wallner and Geraldine Bass were elected chairmen of the young people of the Ninth District.

* L.R. Bressie, who for the past five years has been assistant manager of the Penney store in Ponca City, Okla., has been appointed manager of the Penney store in Monett and started today.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1950

* An estimated 5,000 people were expected at the Monett and Mt. Vernon football game in a mounting crescendo of enthusiasm.

* An open house celebration for the new Vaisey-Bristol Show Corp. factory at Marionville is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28, announced general manager George Meierhoffer.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1960

* Temperatures dropped to a chilling 25 above zero early today brining with the falling mercury the first killing front of the season to the bi-county area. The change practically wiped out the majority of flowers that would have been entered in the Pierce City annual Chrysanthemum show.

* Final arrangements are being completed for th 36th annual meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club at the Monett City Park Casino on Tuesday.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1970

* Monett High School Marching Band, under the direction of Bob Moskop, will participate in an all-day Four State Marching Band Festival on Saturday in Carthage.

* A program acquainting students with atomic energy will be presented at Monett High School, sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1980

* A bus breakdown prevented the MHS Marching Pride from performing as scheduled in the morning parade competition at the annual Maple Leaf Marching Band Festival in Carthage, but received a II rating for the afternoon halftime show contest.

* A levy of 15 cents on the $100 valuation was approved and a budget approved at the Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District public hearing and open house.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 1990

* Jim Fohn, a mortician and owner and operator of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, was appointed yesterday by Missouri Governor John Ashcroft as coroner of Barry County.

* Honored as woman of the year for outstanding accomplishment during the past year by the Monett Business And Professional Women's Club was Marion Dohmen, selected by a vote of the membership.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 20, 2000

* Ruby Hartman, coordinator of Monett's 13th annual Red Ribbon Week observance, said the special week is held to promoted drug free lifestyles and heighten awareness over the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

* The Monett Cubs volleyball team ended its regular season with 19 wins. The girls cross country team captured the Big 8 Conference championship yesterday.

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