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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 4

Thursday, November 4, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1910

* The Catholic ladies gave a euchre party at Campbell's hall last night. Will Smithmier won the ladies' prize.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1930

* Members of the Ozark Distributing Company of the district held a meeting at the Monett office with 32 present. H.L. Siebenthaler, district manager, presided.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1940

* Ellen Hogan today begins her job as society reporter for The Times.

* The Missing Links, social organization of Monett Junior College, were entertained with a chili supper Thursday evening after the Halloween frolic.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1950

* The Monett High School Cubs defeated the Carthage Tigers 19-14 in the homecoming game last night at Monett stadium, with the Cubs preserving their unblemished season's record.

* The Junior College float depicting surgeons cutting up a Carthage football player won first place in the annual homecoming parade contest, winning $15 in cash.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1960

* Goodenow Textiles, located on South Central Avenue, has recently completed an expansion project at the west of the main building, increasing its space by 8,000 square feet.

* Monett Hatchery is expanding its operations here and has leased space from Loren Holmes in the building at 205 E. Broadway.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1970

* Republicans swept the five contests for county offices in a relatively heavy vote in Barry County yesterday as more than 7,000 persons went to the polls.

* Outstanding Service Award was presented to Mrs. William H. Pinnell from the Monett Kiwanis Club in recognition of her service to the community with the Barry County Youth Camp, First Christian Church, PTA and Cub Scouts.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1980

* In the first change of the merchants code since 1953, the Monett City Council established a $15 license fee for salesmen on streets or without established places of business.

* A planning session for this year's Monett Area Living Nativity Pageant will be held. The pageant is sponsored by the Monett Metropolitan Ministerial Alliance.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 1990

* Gerald McCracken, of Monett, has been appointed to the Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission of the American Legion, Department of Missouri.

* Two boys on the Cubs cross country team, Jereme Batson and Bryan Gripka, finished 39th and 40th in the state meet in Jefferson City, logging the sixth and seventh best times for Monettans in the 10 years of attending the state finals.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 4, 2000

* Due to remodeling at Monett City Hall, voting for precincts two and three will be held at City Hall as usual, but voting has been moved to the council chambers. The north door is no longer open, so voters should used the east or west doors.

* A record of votes in presidential elections shows Monettans voted for Roosevelt over Hoover 1,471-943 (counting Forest Park) in 1932; Truman over Dewey 1,568-1,272 in 1948; Nixon over Kennedy 1,431-948 in 1960; Johnson over Goldwater 1,759-1,431 in 1964; Reagan over Carter 1,898-1,011 in 1980; and George H.W. Bush over Clinton 1,400-808 in 1992.

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