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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 3

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1920

* Mrs. Fisk, the renowned comedienne, and her troupe passed through Monett this morning en route to Springfield where they have an engagement at the Jefferson Theatre to play "Mis' Nellie of N'Orleans."

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1930

* M.E. Gillioz, of Monett, was the contractor who built the new Fox Theatre which opened at Joplin Monday. The job represented an approximate investment of $500,000.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1940

* Republican candidates led in the straw poll taken at the Gillioz Theatre Saturday night, according to the results tabulated by an education board equally divided between Democrats and Republicans.

* Gladden Daugherty exhibited today a glass jar containing a tarantula which he had taken from his car. He was going to give it to the school.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1950

* A capacity crowd gathered in the main auditorium of the Park Casino Thursday for the Central PTA's annual observance of Dad's Night. Following the musical program, royalty were elected.

* Bob Hemphill has purchased the Skelly Service Station at the corner of Central and Cleveland in Monett. The business was sold by Lawrence Hanlon Sr. and Lawrence Hanlon Jr., who have been operators of the station.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3 1960

* Officers for the coming year were elected by the Pierce City Business and Professional Women's Club at a meeting held at Central House. Mrs. C.A. Edwards was named to head the group.

* Construction of the $51 million Beaver Dam in northwest Arkansas is scheduled to begin, with groundbreaking ceremonies Nov. 22.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1970

* Gerald Blount, owner of Monett Floral and Nursery Co., was thrust into an emergency role about 10:30 p.m. yesterday when Mrs. Blount began delivering as they approached the car for the trip to the hospital. After managing to get her into the backseat of the car, Blount rose to the occasion, and then transported his wife and newborn daughter to the hospital.

* A total of 400 telephones, including circuits to the police and fire departments, were knocked out today when Monett city employees working on water lines cut through a telephone cable in the Frisco yards near Kay Concrete.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1980

* Monett native Ara Duffy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert McIntyre, has been promoted to building manager of a 183 acre multi-use office and retail park in Dallas, Texas.

* Vying for the homecoming queen crown at Pierce City High School are Melissa Chapman and Leah Cooper.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 1990

* Victory was specially sweet for the Monett football Cubs Friday night, the 28-15 win over the Mt. Vernon Mountaineers giving the Purple & Golf a Class 3A District 11 title and a post-season state playoff berth.

* A lifetime of action faced the Monett Lady Cubs on Friday and Saturday at the Missouri state volleyball championship in Warrensburg. The Lady Cubs took fourth in state for the second year in a row.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 3, 2000

* Lawrence County Clerk Bob Bartelsmeyer returned this week from Kosovo, where he was involved in the country's first democratic election.

* Agreement has been reached by Pierce City Board of Education members to build on both the elementary and high schools.

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