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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 22-23

Monday, November 22, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1920

* The Monett American Legion football team played the Lamar Legion Sunday at Lamar and won the game 7 to 0. A game between Lamar and Monett has been scheduled for Thanksgiving and will be played in Monett.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1930

* The Commercial Club will be the prime mover in a proposition to decorate the Monett streets with colored lights during the holiday season.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1940

* Little Bill Pitts, Monett Cub quarterback, celebrated his 16th birthday turkey day in the annual Thanksgiving Day tilt. While celebrating during the game he suffered a fractured collar bone and played the second half with what he thought was a bruised shoulder.

* Bruce Johnson has been transferred from Muskogee, Okla, where he has been a cadet pilot for the Army air corps to Randolph Field, Texas, for further training.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1950

* Christmas decorations in the Monett business section and at the three entrances to our city will start going up Monday corning, Gene Worm, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce decorations committee, said today.

* Monett business houses will close at their regular hours tonight and will open for business Friday morning at the usual times. Employees will be off tomorrow to celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1960

* Some 60 units will make the annual Monett Christmas Parade this Saturday, sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce.

* Some 60 volunteers joined hands last night and erected the Christmas decorations in the Monett business district.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1970

* Christmas gift boxes to 33 area servicemen serving in Vietnam who will be separated from their loved ones for the holiday season were mailed yesterday in the annual Monett High School project, directed by the Student Senate.

* The City of Monett gained 37 new utilities customers during October, with 31 residents listed as moving out of town during the same month.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1980

* At the 18th annual Jumping-Jacks Shoes awards dinner at the Monett City Park Casino, President John McPhee said the firm is "solidly booked through January." Jumping-Jacks had transitioned in 1980 from a division of United States Shoe to an independent company.

* A locally authored and published book entitled "Freistatt: An Enduring Heritage" is now available for purchase at Biermann's Restaurant in Freistatt.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 1990

* The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced plans to replace the bridges over Spring River and Honey Creek, and the repair of the Union Pacific Railroad bridge, all on Route H, northeast of Monett.

* The 20th annual membership meeting of the Monett Rural Fire Association will be held on Dec. 1 at the Monett City Park Casino. Directors will be elected. Bernard Schmidt presently serves as president.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 22, 2000

* A new proposal for a kind of civic center/community activities facility that will be under private management has been proposed for Monett. A public hearing is set for Dec. 1.

* At the Monett Lions Club meeting, Sinclair Rogers has 50 years of perfect attendance in Lions International. 100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1910

* The Monett City Council has signed a contract for paving Broadway and Fourth and Fifth streets.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1920

* The Frisco is building a $50,000 addition to the round house and improving the coal chutes at a cost of $30,000.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1930

* The first snow of the season fell here Monday. November has been unusually bright and sunning until this time.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1940

* The Brown Gables will reopen Friday evening under the management of Eldon McNatt, who has operated the Tank and Tummy since 1934. Gables operators Mr. and Mrs. Salzer plan to retire.

* Mary Louis Huffman entertained the Sub-Deb Club with a Thanksgiving dinner.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1950

* Shrugging aside their battle with the elements, Coach Kenley Richardson's Monett High Cubs found a hard, frozen turf to their liking and, sticking to straight steady football, beat Aurora 46-0 for a regular season record of 10-0.

* "The Brewster Boy," a three-act comedy, will be presented by the Monett Junior Class in their annual play night Dec. 5, Floyd Stewart, speech and art director, said.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1960

* The task of switching over the Monett electrical system from 2,400 volts to 4,160 volts has been completed. Electrical capacity here has been increased by about 70 percent.

* Major League baseball stars Jerry Lumpe of the Kansas City Athletics and Bill Virdon of the Pittsburgh Pirates will be featured speakers at the annual Monett Kiwanis Slub's Sports Night program in February.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1970

* The sixth annual International Student Weekend in Monett, under the sponsorship of Church Women United, was termed an outstanding success with 31 students from 14 countrys and four Springfield colleges as guests in local homes.

* The Monett High School junior class will present the three-act mystery-comedy "The Skeleton Walks" tomorrow in the auditorium.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1980

* Monett City Hall received a partial face lift this week with the installation of four new replacement windows on the west side, custom made by EFCO Corporation of Monett. Total cost is $1,205 with revenue sharing funds to partially pay for the improvements.

* A new Monett corporation, BAT Inc., has purchased a 40-acre tract of land adjoining the Monett Municipal Golf Course on the west from Plymouth Farms Inc. Ralph Tibbils and Gary Baker plan to develop a real estate subdivision with "nice size" lots.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 1990

* The Jaycees Christmas gift to the Monett community, a strand of 250 lights strung across the 750 linear feet of the Centennial Overpass, was places and turned on by city utility department crews.

* David L. Weatherfield, who will assume the duties as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Mercantile Bank on Dec. 1, visited Monett this week.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 23, 2000

* Milton "Swede" Johnson carded a hole in one at Monett Municipal Golf Course on Monday on hole number 3 using a five wood.

* Mr. and Mrs. Reno Krueger celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. They were married in 1945 in Freistatt by Rev. W.W. Stuenkel.

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