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Monday, November 8, 2010


Nov. 8, 1920

* Paul Russell, son of Dr. J.M. Russell, has bought the Monett Drug Store and took possession today. He will be assisted by Ferris Davis, who has been in the employ of E.L. Hagler, the former proprietor.


Nov. 8, 1930

* Clyde McKee has accepted a position at the L.E. Lines Music Co., and well be salesman for the Majestic radios and Majestic electric refrigerators.


Nov. 8, 1940

* Monett's candidate for queen of the American Royal, Miss Edith Mermoud, left last night for Kansas City to compete in the contest being held there today and tomorrow.

* William Harkins, salesman for the Gillioz Motor Company, returned to Monett last night and related the story of how he was kidnapped by two men and forced to drive all over eastern Kansas. He finally made his getaway near an airplane factory near Wichita.


Nov. 8, 1950

* Barry and Lawrence counties' Republicans swept to the fore in the elections Tuesday, not a single Democrat winning a seat in county offices. Republican Dewey Short led his opposition Democrat Daniel Leary for Congress in Barry, Lawrence, McDonald and Newton counties by a good-sized margin.

* The organization of a civil defense committee in Monett was announced today. Mike Bentley was named director and chairman of the Monett defense movement.


Nov. 8, 1960

* A near record turnout is anticipated in the general election in Monett today as 1,792 persons had cast their ballots by 1:30 o'clock----200 more than had voted at this time in the last presidential election.

* Ann Rand, of Des Moines, Iowa, four-time Iowa match game champion, will appear Friday in a special bowling exhibition at the Monett Bowl.


Nov. 8, 1970

* A certificate of appreciation was presented to Fielding P. Sizer Jr., of Monett by the Missouri Municipal League for his efforts as chairman to pass the $1.1 million sewer bond issue by an 8-1 margin.

* The Monett Cubs successfully converted twice on two-point conversion attempts to beat Cassville 16-12.


Nov. 8, 1980

* By defeating the East Newton Patriots 17-0 last night before a Parents Night crowd at Burl Fowler Athletic Field, the host Monett Cubs closed out a very successful 1980 grid campaign with a tie for the Big 12 Conference East Division title.

* Melissa Chapman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Chapman, was crowned Pierce City High School homecoming queen last night.


Nov. 8, 1990

* A delay in completion of the construction of the new sixth grade classroom building at the Monet Elementary Complex and other factors have resulted in a decision to continue housing sixth grade students at the Monett Middle School for the remainder of the current school year.

* Elaborate scaffolding erected in downtown Monett is becoming a familiar sight as reconstruction of the brick and limestone facades for the buildings at 400 and 402 E. Broadway nears completion. The facades collapsed in August.


Nov. 8, 2000

* J.H. "Red" Edens was the only Democrat candidate for a bi-county office to win in yesterday's general election.

* Miss America 1997, Tara Dawn Christensen, will appear in concert Sunday at the Monett First Baptist Church.


Nov. 9, 1920

* A postal card was received by The Times today which said. "If you know of any lonesome girl that wants a good husband, please tell them to write Sgt. B. Davis, gen. del., Oklahoma City, Okla. Have been in the army six years, but never have seen as many good looking girls as Monett has."


Nov. 9, 1930

* The 53rd annual convention of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance of Missouri was held at the city hall today. Approximately 122 registered for the opening session with more expected through the day.


Nov. 9, 1940

* Monett's Most Valuable Citizen" is the title bestowed on Noel Kirby at the Farmers Night program last night at the city hall. Kirby, who has taught vocational agriculture here for the past 15 years, has always been active in civic work.

* It has been rumored that an election bet will be paid off at noon Monday when one Monettan pushes a peanut with his nose down Broadway.


Nov. 9, 1950

* Principal Wayne Wright and Coach Kenley Richardson attended a Big Eight executive committee meeting discussing the forthcoming Marble Bowl.

* Turkey shoots, sponsored by the Monett Lions Club, will be held for the next five Sundays, excluding Nov. 26, President Paul Whitaker said.


Nov. 8, 1960

* Sharon Carlin and Leo Schmidt were selected to reign over the Monett High School barnwarming last night in the school gymnasium.

* Nominated for the annual king and queen of the Monett High School student body are Bob Butterworth, Richard Heim, Danny Moseley, Leo Schmidt and Johnny Davis for king and Ann Meuser, Becky Suit, Rosemary Harrison, Jean McCaffrey and Sammie Jestice for queen,


Nov. 9, 1970

* Monett High School Marching Band, under the direction of Bob Moskop, received fifth place honorable mention in marching competition at the Missouri Southern College Homecoming parade.

* U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant George T. Abbott, son of Mrs. Alice Abbott, of Pierce City, has been selected to participate in the Strategic Air Command's (SAC) elite combat competition.


Nov. 9, 1980

* Plans are nearly completion of the 21st annual Southwestern Missouri Speech and Debate Tournament at Monett High School. Judging clinics have been scheduled for area residents who have volunteered to assist.

* The National Associated Businessmen have presented Seventh District Congressman Gene Taylor with its "Watchdog of the Treasury Award" for the fourth consecutive time.


Nov 9, 1990

* Citizens are calling on the Monett City Council to make a decision as to disposal of the 240 acres to the west of town purchased as the site for an 18-hole golf course, rejected by voters.

* The Monett Area United Fund drive for 1990-91 is now underway as donations are sought to help support the work of 27 local charitable and service organizations.


Nov. 9, 2000

* Mike Henry, chief executive officer of Jack Henry and Associates, will be among the entrepreneurs being considered for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernest & Young.

* The National Farmers Organization and Dairy Farmers of America have finalized details and signed a common marketing agreement.

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