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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 15-16

Monday, November 15, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1930

* The Ernest Boss Cafe is moving from 104 S. Fourth St. to the first building north, which also belongs to Mr. Boss. Part of the fixtures were moved Saturday and the move will be completed Monday.

* Employees of the J.C. Penney Company and members of their families held a wiener roast and picnic support on Thursday at the Monett Park, after which they went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Wheeler to play bridge.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1940

* Monett was jingling and tingling today as Frisco employees were handed silver dollars when they cashed their mid-month checks. Several thousand dollars of the $45,000 payroll was paid off in silver.

* The Cuendet Grocery and Market this week installed a complete refrigerator and compressor in the large walk-in meat department.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1950

* On Nov. 30, Bill Hankins will present his 85-voice Monett High School Choir in a formal concert at 8 p.m. in the Monett High School auditorium.

* Purchase of Margaret's Cafe by Mrs. Francis Wallner was announced today by Margaret Schad, former owner of the eatery located at 307 Central, next to L.G. Jones Service Station. The cafe will be known as Toni's Cafe.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1960

* Mrs. Etta Thomas received a 30-year pin from Barry County Agent John Hubbard for serving as a 4-H leader with the Horner 4-H Club.

* Richard Nixon received 6,708 votes in Barry County, more than John F. Kennedy in the recent election.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1970

* The Monett Cubs closed out the 1970 football season by scoring their fifth consecutive victory, their longest winning streak since capturing their last Big Ten Conference championship in 1950 with a 10-0 season by beating the Carthage Tigers 15-14.

* Dr. Ralph Scott, Monett superintendent of schools, has been named to the North Central evaluation committee for Greenwood Laboratory School in Springfield and will take part in the review of the school next week.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1980

* An audit of Barry County for a three-year period found "good" financial conditions but provided 22 recommendations, in some cases to bring the county into full compliance with state law.

* The Spring River State Forest, located about five miles northwest of Mt. Vernon, has added 1,864 acres to what was 246 acres and changed its name to the Spring River Wildlife Area.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 1990

* A protracted debated over the running of the fire department erupted at Tuesday's meeting of the Purdy City Council, mostly over the city's overtime policy, which had earlier led to the resignation of Police Chief Jim Sehl.

* Irene Terry, of Purdy, recently won third place for her entry in the Bob Ross Art Contest, sponsored by Ozarks Public Television. Ross and Dorothy Dent from the Painters Corner judged the 105 entries.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 15, 2000

* City and business leaders, architects of the war against all odds, the battle to win Broadway for the future, assembled at Fourth and Broadway for Saturday's ribbon cutting dedication.

* The homes of Rod and Janice Anderson, Doug and Bernadine Hobson, Ted and Leigh Dust, and Mark and Cindy Nelson have been selected for the annual home tour fundraiser for Cox Monett Hospital.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1920

* Bert Bradford, proprietor of the Evereat Cafe, has sold the business to H.C. Russom of Kansas City. Russom is a brother-in-law of C.J. Baughar, owner of the Ford Agency in Monett, and is experienced in business.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1930

* Bank robbers made an unsuccessful attempt to blow up the Bank of Hoberg in Lawrence County. They entered the bank building through a window and dug through the brick into the vault.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1940

* The Little Theatre group will meet at the high school Monday night, according to Miss Rowena Kelly. Mrs. H.A. Gardner will present two dramatic skits and a one-act play will be presented by Miss Kelly.

All who were on the street about noon yesterday and happened to be near the Gillioz Bank got to see a wheelbarrow full of silver dollars which belonged to employees at the round house after having their checks cashed.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1950

* The 1950-51 basketball schedule of the Monett Junior College Red Devils has been released although there are still three open dates left on the winter's program, said Coach Carl Tinklepaugh.

* Bob Kelley, who replaced M.B. Carpenter as county agent, will serve as master of ceremonies at the Farmers Night program scheduled for Nov. 30 in the City Hall Auditorium.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1960

* Dan VanScoy yesterday was selected by the Kiwanis Club's board of directors to serve as the civil organization's secretary for the next year.

* Current membership drive by the Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 of the American Legion has resulted in 246 signed up members for the coming year.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1970

* Mrs. Ron Aderhold was named the 1969-70 Outstanding Young Woman at the annual Monett Jaycee Wives reception.

* Long-time Monett businessman Mix Davis, who moved to Monett from Kansas City in 1939 and retired in 1968, died in Springfield on Sunday at age 70.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1980

* Mrs. Jim Gunn, the former Mary Sue Slater of Monett, took first place in the women's division and 15th overall in the 10,000 meter Sage Brush Run held at Garden City Kansas.

* The Gas Service Company has filed a revised rate schedule with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an average increase of approximately $1.99 per month for domestic customers.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 1990

* A crew of three men from Asbestos Abatement Services Inc. removed approximately 25 pounds of asbestos from the boiler room of Monett City Hall which had been installed as insultation.

* Bids will be opened tomorrow to widen and resurface Chapell Drive and eliminate the low water bridge at the north end of the street.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 16, 2000

* If federal politics weren't looking confusing enough, local state lawmakers said the Missouri General Assembly may be no picnic either following last week's election, leaving the State Senate with 17 Democrats and 17 Republicans.

* Wilmer Bray, Arlen Holle, Bill Schuetz, Al Dohmen, Bob Muench, Bob Baum and Rex Lane, all past commanders at Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post, were honored at a dinner.

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