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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 19

Friday, November 19, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1910

* A Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen will be organized in the near future. The ladies have sent for a charter and everything is favorable for a flourishing lodge.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1930

* Monett has two licensed amateur broadcasters, Cecil Cannady and Frank Davis. Though their stations can be heard only in North American and in the Canal Zone, they have received messages from every continent but Africa.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1940

* Fred C. Herriman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herriman, of Monett, recently graduated from the United States Naval flying course with some 400 hours of flying to his credit. He is stationed on the USS Saratoga.

* Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Rauch and Milton and E.E., Harrison will spend Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. James Rauch in Aurora.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1950

* The executive committee of the Big Eight Conference yesterday decided that Monett High School will meet once-beaten Mt. Vernon in the Marble Bowl at Carthage on Dec. 1.

* Members of the 1950 Monett High School football squad will be guests of honor tonight at a family style dinner party at Murphy's Ozark Cafe. Host will be M.E. Gillioz.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1960

* Residents of the Verona area today received assurance from the state highway commission that Spring River road will remain open through the erection of an underpass when Highway 60 bypass is constructed in the near future. Original plans had called for the elimination of the road, which gives Verona direct access to Spring River Cemetery southwest of town.

* Monett High School students have captured one trophy and place five others in the finals of the Muskogee, Okla., Speech and Debate Tourney.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1970

* Barbara England, daughter of Master Sergeant and Mrs. E.H. England, has been named 1970 Miss Merrie Christmas at Monett High School.

* Turkey Days, a special Thanksgiving sales promotion, will get underway in Monett tomorrow and continue through Saturday with 34 local merchants participating.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1980

* State School No. 343 in Monett is one of two schools in the state participating in a pilot program entitled "Missouri Instructional Guide for Home Training" (MIGHT).

* A security seminar will be held Monday at the First Baptist Church. Police Chief Wesley Thomas will speak on spotting and dealing with shoplifters. Barry County Prosecutor Dale Burke will review the problem of dealing with bad checks.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 1990

* The second edition of "Monett--City of Lights" holiday program was officially launched today. Chairman Jack Schulz said the goal is to increase the number of lights shown to 750,000.

* With the holidays rapidly approaching, volunteers working as the Desert Shield Support Group completed packing donated items to go to Armed Forces members serving in the Saudi Arabia area.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 19, 2000

* Jim Larrison, the water/wastewater operator working for Shoal Creek Environmental, discovered in the past month that half the water Pierce City pumps is not reaching any meters.

* Citing personal reasons, Irene Martinez resigned as city clerk of Verona at the city council's monthly meeting.

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