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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 1-2

Monday, November 1, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1920

* Frisco agent A.T. Brown is in receipt of a pennant sent by the Frisco Railway Co., to the station for having made the fewest errors during the month of September. The freight depot of Monett will hold this pennant until some other station shows a better record.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1930

* A.W. Terry, postal clerk, was taken to West Hospital Saturday afternoon suffering from an attack of acute appendicitis.

* Miss Ester Reynaud, who has been employed at the Monett Drug Company for the past two years, resigned her position effective Nov. 1

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McKellops have purchased the W.S. Lewis property on north Lincoln and will make their home there.

* Mrs. C.A. Rose will present a group of her piano pupils in a studio recital Sunday afternoon at her home. Taking part will be Mary Callaway, Mary Sue Reynaud, Wylene Frederick, Roberta Atwell, Jules Mermoud, Sherley Mae Biermann, Barbara Galloway, Ealine Biermann and Marian Myer.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1950

* Last night was the night for witches, spooks, goblins and all the other characters associated with Hallowe'ens of long ago and today.

* L.E. Baker assumed ownership of the local Gable store, taking over from Harold Mabry, who had operated the business since April.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1960

* A B-58 Hustler bomber of the Strategic Air Command created a stir in the Monett area last night as it passed over at an altitude of more than 30,000 feet. The result of the sonic bomb was that many houses were shaken considerably.

* First place winners in the Jaycee Halloween parade contest included Douglas Monroe, boys division, and Kim Davis, girls division, ages one to six.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1970

* Scoring one touchdown and setting up another with punt returns to take a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, the Monett Cubs outlasted the Neosho Wildcats in a free-scoring game at Neosho last night, 26-20, for a third straight victory.

* A proposition to provide bus transportation to all students of the Purdy School District residing between one-half and one mile of the school and a 14-cent increase in the school levy were overwhelmingly defeated by voters.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1980

* Monett Police Chief Wesley Thomas is calling for a safe and sane Halloween in the community and is urging parents and others to take precautions to avoid tragedies.

* An added Christmas promotion was approved at this morning's meeting of the Retail Promotions Committee of the Monett Chamber of Commerce. A 42-foot long mechanical Santa sleigh ride for children will be in Monett on Dec. 6.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 1990

* The Lance Award, the highest award given by the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging in recognition of volunteer service in senior citizen centers, community and churchs, has been presented to Jim Whittaker, president of the boar of the Monett Senior Citizens Center.

* St. Lawrence Parish of Monett will host "An Evening with John Michael Talbot and the Brothers and Sisters of Charity" on Nov. 6.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 1, 2000

* Visiting Monett on Tuesday was Missouri State Treasurer Bob Holden.

* Perfect weather conditions on Saturday brought out crowds for Oktoberfest.

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1910

* A number of property owners on Broadway are up against the preposition of raising or lowering their sidewalks. The installation of new curbing is necessitating a number of changes in the sidewalks.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1930

* Mrs. Harry T. Osborn who has been guest artist for two weeks at Dr. Brinkley's radio station at Milford, Kan., will return home tonight.

* The Monett City Council changed the traffic ordinance regarding the speed limit in town. They raised the limit from 15 miles an hour to 25 miles per hour on the streets and highways of Monett.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1940

* A crowd that jammed the city hall auditorium and overflowed into the street turned out last night to hear Dewey Short, Republican candidate for Congress, make an address.

* Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bultman of the Bultman Furniture Exchange which opened recently in the building formerly occupied by the Suttles grocery, returned from a buying trip to Kansas City.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1950

* Elmer Jarvis' fundraising committee for the Chamber of Commerce met to report on collection for the Stevie Toggs expansion program. Approximately $6,000 of the $10,000 goal has been raised.

* A new business will open in Monett Nov. 17 when a Davis Paint Association store will make its bow here. The paint store will be located in the Old Gillioz Bank Building on Broadway.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1960

* Dr. Ben Davis, Monett dentist, was elected president of the Monett Kiwanis Club yesterday. E.L. Monroe was elected vice president.

* Ernest Langer was elected president and the name "The Magnet Coin Club" was selected at the organizational meeting of the club on Friday.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1970

* Popular comic strip characters mingled with the traditional witches and goblins at the annual Monett Jaycee Halloween parade Saturday night.

* Teachers from Freistatt Trinity Lutheran School will be dismissed on Friday to attend the Missouri District Lutheran Teachers Conference in St. Louis.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1980

* Miss Kathy Garringer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Garringer, of Monett, has been assigned to assist Marilyn Moore, girls athletic coach at Hillcrest High School in Springfield.

* Grace Whitlock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Whitlock, and Mrs. C. Davis Young, of Monett, will be performing tomorrow as members of the Drury Concert Choir in Springfield.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 1990

* On Wednesday, Senator Jack Danforth was a special guest at a morning coffee at St. Vincent's Hospital. Seventh District Congressman Mel Hancock visited the Monett Senior Center on a campaign swing.

* A reception will be held Sunday in honor of Rev. Charles D'Arcy, who is retiring after 18 years as pastor of the Waldensian Presbyterian Church.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 2, 2000

* Monett firemen welcomed the newest addition to the force this week, a new rescue truck built by Pierce in Appleton, Wis. The old rescue truck will be outfitted to respond to hazardous materials incidents.

* Clean Stream Enterprises, of Crane, was contracted to operate Verona's wastewater treatment plant for two years at the Verona City Council's October meeting.

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