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Back in the Good Old Days for Oct. 28

Thursday, October 28, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1930

* The IOOF Encampment, instituted in Pierce City in 1874, was moved to Monett by Grand officers on Saturday night. The Pierce City Encampment had long been inactive but a few faithful members paid their dues and kept the charter.

* The drinking fountain on Fourth Street is being taken out this week because it takes up so much room in the street and is very unattractive.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1940

* Arthur Loren Lassiter, of Monett, had the first number drawn in the draft lottery in Washington this morning. Lassiter has serial number 158 in Barry County.

* Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schallert were honored with a surprise shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Buchholz Sunday evening. They received many fine and useful gifts.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1950

* Striking quickly for three first half touchdowns and then coasting the remainder of the way, Coach Kenley Richardson's Monett High School Cubs tucked in the horns in the last and romped over the Nevada Tigers.

* The national headquarters of the March of Dimes provided $1,215 to the Barry County chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to help pay for medical care of local polio patients.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1960

* Work is well underway on the construction of a second story to Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Company's building at Fifth and Front streets. Part of a huge remodeling project, the second story will be used for a warehouse and storage.

* Miss Merry Christmas at Pierce City this year is Nancy Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bowen, who was elected by the Pierce City High School Band.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1970

* Twenty-seven pre-school youngsters enjoyed the Halloween theme of the story hour at the Monett Public Library on Tuesday. The children wore face masks and plays Halloween games and songs.

* The Monett High School debate team won third place out of 67 teams at the seventh annual University of Arkansas Speech Tournament.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1980

* Construction is continuing on the $50,000 first stage of the Monett Christian Church with the membership to officially assume the new name of Countryside Christian Church when the congregation moves into the new facility.

* In the running debate between the Barry County Board of Equalization and the State Tax Commission, Barry County Presiding Judge Bob Ray stated that the more costly state proposal was not acceptable. An appeal will be made in Jefferson City.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 1990

* A change authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the natural gas rates charged by the Williams Natural Gas Company, whole suppliers of natural gas to KPL Service, will result in yet another increase in the natural gas rates.

* Branson entertainer Randy Aiken visited classrooms at Monett Elementary School this week to carry the message of Red Ribbon Week.

TEN YEARS AGO

Oct. 28, 2000

* The Monett Cubs girls cross country team and freshman Dusty Kime have qualified for the state meet. The girls team took second and Kime placed 15th at district.

* A large contingent of congenial ghosts and goblins gathered at the grandstand at Third and Broadway for Monett's annual Halloween costume contest, hosted by the Monett Business and Professional Women's Club.

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