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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 21

Thursday, October 21, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1930

* Springfield high school's heralded gridders will invade the Monett Cubs' field tomorrow in what is supposed to be the featured game of the season.

* Mr. and Mrs. Otto Linebarger, of Monett, left Monday for Topeka, Kan., where Mrs. Linebarger will undergo an operation for a tumor at Security Benefit Hospital.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1940

* H.B. Adams, acting manager of the Railways Ice Company, letter Monday for New Orleans, La., where he will attend the National Ice Convention.

* Dr. Elkan Kahn and Miss Merrah Kahn returned Monday from Rochester, Minn. He underwent an operation while there.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1950

* A quick third quarter recovery, after being completely overwhelmed in the first half, spelled the difference as Monett bounced back to take a 19-7 victory over Mt. Vernon before a crowd of nearly 6,000.

* Mrs. Ernestine Schad, 701 Ninth St., set out 28 ever-bearing strawberry plants this spring, too late for much of a crop. But they are really producing this fall.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1960

* Net receipts for the annual Verona all-school carnival, held last night in the school gym, amounted to $1,016.84, according to Principal Vedas Jackson, with about 500 persons attending.

* Nominees for annual king and queen at Pierce City High School include seniors Diane Wilks and Lester Lang, juniors Glenda Greenway and Ben Kutz, sophomores Ruth McBride and Carroll Poage, and freshmen Sue Brown and J.T. Elbert.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1970

* Wells Aluminum officials hosted the Monett Kiwanis Club for a tour of the company's plant here, including a visit to the new remelt facility.

* Letters signed to Mayor Claude Roderick were mailed to commercial and industrial utility customers indicating pending rate changes in line with state and federal policy that "industry, business and residential customers all be on an equal basis in carrying their fair share of a city's utilities load cost."

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1980

* A total of 27 new students was among the 503 Monett High School students who reported for classes on opening day of the 1980-81 school year and represented nine different states and the country of Sweden.

* The Monett R-1 Board of Education voted to oppose Amendment 5, the tax lid amendment to the Missouri Constitution which will be on the ballot on Nov. 4.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 1990

* One little yard ultimately decided the outcome of a game loaded with long running plays, long passing plays and crucial penalties Friday night when quarterback Scot Phillips sneaked in the end zone for a touchdown with 29 second remaining to give the Monett Cubs a thrilling 24-20 Big 8 Conference and Class 3A District 11 football victory over a very fine Cassville Wildcat ball club.

* Monett High School Marching Pride received a II rating in its competition this year at the Carthage Maple Leaf Festival.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 21, 2000

* A special film showing area town scenes will be included as Aaron Copland's music to "Our Town" is played at Sunday's Ozark Festival Orchestra concert at city hall.

* Monett High School senior Tracy Mattner has been named a Commended Student by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

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