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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 18

Thursday, November 18, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1910

* Another change was made in the management of the Monett Daily Star yesterday. Oscar Jones, who has been one of the proprietors, disposed of his interest to W.E. Vinson and moved to Kansas City. Charles Beebee's interest in the Star expired Wednesday.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1930

* The household goods of W.A. Hopson, superintendent of the Gulf Pipe Line, of Monett, have been shipped to Monett from Lufkin, Texas. The family has moved to one of the company's bungalows south of Monett.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1940

* Charles Mansfield and Charles H. Main are representing the Monett Commercial Club at the Ozark Playgrounds Association meeting in Joplin.

* At the Mystic banquet held by the Grand Cross of Colors Girls Friday night at the Cheer-e, Miss Mae Griffith was elected dean and Miss Ruth Buchanan, secretary and treasurer.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1950

* Coach Kenley Richardson's Monett Cubs hardly had their warmups off before they started in on the visiting Webb City Cardinals and gave them the ax to the ultimate tune of a 54-0 score.

* Accompanying musical organizations and additional floats have been added to those already entered in the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade on Dec. 2.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1960

* Monett High School juniors will present their annual play "It's Great To Be Crazy," a three-act comedy, Tuesday in the High School Auditorium.

* A home Christmas decorating contest for all Monett residents will be sponsored by the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce again this year.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1970

* A crane was used to install the reflector and an antenna measuring 18 feet in diameter to cover the reflector on the 54-foot tower at the new Monett Weather Meteorological Observatory. Observatory crews will move into a new 54-by-41-foot building in the near future.

* Monett United Fund Drive for this year has fallen short of the goal of $14,415 by about $2,000, according to reports at last night's board meeting.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1980

* Three flue fires have already occurred this season, said Fire Chief Jim Nolan. Fireplaces can be a fire hazard if not checked thoroughly before operation.

* Mrs. Carol Bellm and James Lanning, teachers, will lead the Pierce City R-6 Elementary-Junior High Fall Concert on Thursday.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 1990

* Work began this week on drilling a new city well behind The Lane Station, one of two wells approved for construction by the Monett city Council in September at a cost of $176,450.

* Bill Daugherty has been named by the Monett City Council as superintendent of the Monett Street and Sanitation Department effective today. Daugherty, who has been associated with the city street department since 1984, replaces Lee Smith, who retired Friday after 13 years.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 18, 2000

* Recognized for playing football for four years at the Monett Booster Club fall sport banquet were Matt Costley, Jacob Worm, Barry Tidwell, James McNerney, Tim Stidham and Ryan Wrobleski.

* First place honors for horsemanship were won by Bailey Walker, daughter of Trevor and Angie Walker of Monett, in the 2000 Tulsa Fall Charity Horse Show.

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