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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 12

Friday, November 12, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1910

* The Monett Order of Elks has made arrangement to give a grand minstrel show at the opera house on Dec. 19. All the talent of the city and neighboring provinces have been drafted into service and it is expected that this will be the great event of the season.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1930

* Mary Gene Saxe, Amos Gurley Jr., and James Riley motored to Joplin Tuesday evening where they joined friends and attended the show at the new Fox Theatre.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1940

* John Turner,` local Kroger manager, today announced plans for a free poultry clinic to be conducted at the Kroger store here.

* Mary Helen Willhoite attended teachers meeting in Kansas City Thursday and Friday and visited until Monday with her brother, George Howard, who is playing at the Playmore with Wally Stoeffler's orchestra.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1950

* There was frost on the pumpkin last night but it made no difference to a crew of Cubs from Monett as they opened with a slick razzle-dazzle performance and ran and passed their way to a 44-0 win over Neosho.

* Radio Station KVOO in Tulsa is sending some of its staff to conduct the "Going to College" quiz show of the fifth year. The program will be broadcast from Monett High School on Nov. 14.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1960

* L. Leslie Mason has been named as the All-State Insurance agent for Monett.

* Twenty-one members of the Monett High School football team were named today as varsity letter winners for the 1960 season by Coach Pat Steel.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1970

* Announcement of the sale of McGinty-Frohlich Department Store, 313 E. Broadway, by Mr. and Mrs. Mick Frolich to Mr. and Mrs. Joe H. Brownsberger of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brownsberger was made today. The Brownsbergers also own department stores in Appleton City and Eldorado Springs.

* The Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will meet tonight to discuss purchase of a new VFW Home.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1980

* District American Legion Commander William Parsons, of Carthage, and State Commander C.L. Stadtler, of the Veterans of World War I Barracks #487, from Springfield, participated in Monett'a Veterans Day observance at the Park Casino.

* Craig Desens, Guy Jacobson, Kevin Huffmaster, Clinton Smith, Scot Gast, Steve Schmidt and Brook Bounous, all seniors, were named to the Big 12 Eastern Division All-Conference first team honors for high school football for the Monett Cubs.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 1990

* Monett Veterinary Hospital at 215 Dairy St., has been recertified as a Member Hospital by the American Animal Hospital Association.

* The David Baker Horseshoe Pits at Pierce City park were dedicated in a ceremony on Friday and are now open for play.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 12, 2000

* A Christmas bazaar planned as a fundraiser for the Kings Prairie school house renovation project will be held on Nov. 24 and 25 at the Kings Prairie facility.

* The Monett City Council will consider a suspension of the city's franchise fee on natural gas sales to Monett customers over concern about "the welfare of its citizens" in light of a potential windfall for the city due to higher gas prices expected this winter.

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