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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 25-26

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Oct. 25, 1930

* M.E. Gillioz, of Springfield and Monett, was awarded the general contract for a new $100,000 bulk distributing plant for the Standard Oil Company in Springfield.

* The J.C. Penney Co. Inc. celebrated the first anniversary of the Monett store today. The store was attractively decorated for the occasion.


Oct. 25, 1940

* Miss Edith Mermoud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mermoud of near Monett, was named "Miss Monett of 1940" at the Gillioz Theatre last night.

* Raymond A. Fly was elected captain of Headquarters Company, Second Missouri Infantry, at an organizational meeting of the men of the unit at the armory last night.


Oct. 25, 1950

* Details were worked out for an agreement between the Monett Chamber of Commerce and Stevie Toggs Inc. for the rating of $10,000 to be used as a rent subsidy based on one percent of the payroll of the company.

* Noralee Phariss won the right to represent Monett High School in the round table discussion division of the annual invitation debate tournament at Springfield Senior High.


Oct. 25, 1960

* Rev. Robert E. Vaughn has been called as pastor of the Purdy Baptist Church and will deliver his first sermon at the church next Sunday.

* Organizational meeting of the Monett coin collectors club will be held at the Monett City Hall on Friday night, with all persons interested in coin collecting invited.


Oct. 25, 1970

* Monett's Cubs scored on the first and last plays from scrimmage, tallied touchdowns in each quarter, and outplayed the Webb City Cardinals on the slippery field at MHS Stadium to win 33-6.

* Monett young people of all ages will participate in the annual "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" program on Oct. 28, with proceeds to be used by the United Nations Children's Fund.


Oct. 25, 1980

* Work has begun in developing a new extensive curriculum guide for the Monett R-1 School District, which will involve annual reassessment of a major portion of subject matter.

* First shovels of soil were turned by Board Chairman Glen Garrett during groundbreaking ceremonies yesterday for a new nearly 9,000 square foot facility for the Monett branch of First State Bank of Purdy.


Oct. 25, 1990

* A century of Freemasonry in Monett will be celebrated at an open house Monday at the Monett Masonic Temple, Fourth Street and Bond, and will include tours of the temple, historical displays and a video.

* The Monett Unit of the American Cancer Society once again brought home top awards from the Missouri Division Annual Meeting in Jefferson City.


Oct. 25, 2000

* A collective sigh of relief came from those who regularly frequent downtown Monett this week when APAC-Missouri finished putting the final layer of asphalt down on Broadway, covering the bricks again. By yesterday afternoon, Broadway was striped down the center and ready for limited traffic.

* In sales tax receipts for October, payments to the five Barry County cities were up almost 8 percent above last October. Receipts to Lawrence County's six cities were down 24 percent below a year ago.


Oct. 26, 1910

* E.L. Hagler and family have moved back to Monett from Pierce City. Mrs. Hagler has purchased an interest in Brown and Suttles Drug Store.


Oct. 25, 1930

* Three forged checks were given in Monett Saturday. They were passed at the Collins Shoe Shop, the Chic Shops and Tatem-Wright Dry Goods store.


Oct. 26, 1940

* The condition of Mrs. R.R. Wilson, 419 Euclid Ave., who underwent an appendectomy Sunday morning at a hospital in Joplin, today was reported satisfactory.

* Mr. and Mrs. Jess Lord and sons are moving this weekend to the George Erickson property at 619 Central, recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Parscale, who have moved to Republic.


Oct. 26, 1950

* Furthering the prevailing good sportsmanship policy between Big Eight School students, the Mt. Vernon High student council sent a congratulatory letter to the Monett student council following the locals win over Mt. Vernon last Friday.

* Mr. and Mrs. Lon Thomason, former owners of Lon's Market at 505 Ninth St. who have sold their residence, left this morning for El Monte, Calif., to live closer to their children.


Oct. 26, 1960

* Contract negotiations have been completed by the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Industrial Promotions Committee and Sarajo Manufacturing Company for the acquisition of additional space just east of the company's Monett plant at Sixth and Front Street for future expansion.

* Members of the Monett High School band will go to Pittsburg, Kan., Saturday to participate in Band Day at Kansas State College.


Oct. 26, 1970

* Henry S. Clapper, of Monett, was appointed to the position of prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County by Governor Warren Hearnes effective Jan. 1, 1971.

* Dr. Francisco Esparrago, M.D., a native of the Philippine Islands, who has been practicing since July 1 as house physician at St. Vincent's Hospital, has received his full licensing for practice for the State of Missouri.


Oct. 26, 1980

* The Cut-Rite Market in Purdy was totally destroyed by fire, with the loss estimated at approximately $150,000 for the building and equipment and another $35,000 in inventory.

* Some 350 area residents were on hand for a Republican Picnic at Monett City Park Casino. Seventh District Congressman Gene Taylor was the principal speaker.


Oct. 26, 1990

* Monett High School volleyball team won the Class 3A District 11 championship for the sixth consecutive year last night in a strong display that swept Aurora and Carl Junction in spirited games at the E.E. Camp Gymnasium.

* Preparations are complete for the 11th annual Monett Elementary School Carnival, set for tomorrow at the MES cafeteria and gymnasium. Numerous booths and games are set up around the theme of "Movie Mania."


Oct. 26, 2000

* Monettans will have a double opportunity to celebrate this weekend as they gather downtown not only for the conclusion of the downtown revitalization project, but also to take part in the ninth annual Oktoberfest.

* Two Monett High School graduates, Alan Jay Obermann and Jarod Hohensee, have been selected to receive the honor of American Farmer, the highest recognition granted by Future Farmers of America.

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