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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 24-25

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

100 YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1910

* J.J. Dunegan, who put in the sewer system, and A.W. Murphy, vice president of the First National Bank, and a representative of the law firm of Fike and Snider of Kansas City, were in the city today, called here by the sewer bond case in circuit court at Cassville.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1930

* The National Junior Shakespeare Story Telling Club, through the assistance of Mrs. Herbert Austin, will shortly form a branch in Monett.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1940

* Mrs. L. Gene Davidson writes that she and Peggy Gene arrived in Los Angeles, Calif., and all that has been said about the beauties of California is true. Tommy Hanlon, formerly of Monett, now with NBC, invited them to be his guests at one of the programs soon.

* Mrs. B.A. Gilette, of Kansas City, is here to visit two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Linebarger.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1950

* Formal dedication of the new St. John's Lutheran Church at Eighth and Park will be held Dec. 3 in the church proper with Rev. M. Schaefer of St. Louis delivering the morning sermon.

* Michael Mousnier, who has been a guest in the Henry Arnaud home since Aug. 20, has departed on the first leg of his journey back to France, Young Mousnier participated in the foreign student section of the Marshall Plan.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1960

* Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell, pitcher for the World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates, will be the featured speaker at the annual Lawrence County Baptist Association's "M" Night in Aurora in December.

* The 1960 Christmas season officially opens in Monett tomorrow with the annual Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1970

* Dr. Carl Stockton, Monett High School Class of 1953, has joined the staff of Talledega College in Alabama as professor of history and chairman of the history department.

* Volunteer workers from the Monett Chamber of Commerce last night completed the annual task of erecting colorful overhead lights and streamers in transforming the business district into a festive holiday scene in preparation for the Christmas season.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1980

* Merger of the Frisco Railroad with Burlington Northern Inc. was officially accomplished on Friday of last week.

* A total of $947.95 was collected during yesterday afternoon's annual Mothers March on Birth Defects for the March of Dimes. The total is expected to top $1,200.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 1990

* Senator Emory Melton will be the guest narrator in the Ozark Festival Orchestra's Christmas concert on Dec. 1.

* Thirty-ninth Judicial Circuit Judge William H. Pinnell, of Monett, recently attended the Missouri Judicial College, one of approximately 125 judges selected to attend the four-day session.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 24, 2000

* Local senior citizens were feted with a Thanksgiving dinner recently when the Monett High School Student Senate hosted the 26th annual Golden Age Dinner. Rosie and V.V. Murphy were named for having the most grandchildren.

* Clinton Waters, who is in his second year as superintendent in the Pierce City R-6 School District, resigned without giving reasons, the third superintendent in six years to stay only two years.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1920

* Rev, C.F. Whitlock, pastor of the First Baptist Church, has been appointed district missionary of the Spring River Baptist Association and will assume duties Jan. 1.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1930

* A number of growers who have shipped strawberries and grapes with the H. Rouw Company have organized themselves into a shipping association to be known as the Monett Horticultural Association.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1940

* The fire department made a run yesterday to the Frisco Hotel. Upon arriving they found it was a blanket fire and a bucket of water extinguished the fire.

* Miss Betty Hall, student at Stephen's College in columbia, will appear in the first play to be given at the college this year. Betty is a student in voice and dramatics.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1950

* Strawberry auctions, conducted by the Ozark Fruit Growers Association, will start here this summer at the acreage owned by the Monett Chamber of Commerce across the tracks south of the V.B. Hall Wholesale company. Expansion of Monett as the leading strawberry marketing center in southwest Missouri is in back of the restoration of auctions as a means of selling the annual strawberry crop.

* The football Cubs are expected to really cut the mustard in workouts this week in preparation for their appointment with runnerup Mt. Vernon for the coveted Marble Bowl plum this coming Friday.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1960

* Fielding Sizer, John W. Hunt and Almon Maus are among the 600 honorary colonels named by Governor Elect John Dalton to take part in his inauguration.

* "The Boarding House Reach" will be presented by the Purdy High School junior class on Thursday.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1970

* Monettans Steve Fisher, Robert Hilton, Danny Eskenroad, Joel McCaffrey and Stan Fellwock have been named to the 1970 All Big Ten Conference football team.

* "Our sincere thanks to all our friends. We'll miss seeing you in the store!" said Mick and Barbara Frohlich in their retirement ads for McGinty-Frohlich clothing.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1980

* Grant requests totaling over $3 million from 14 Ozarks communities, including Monett, were approved by the Southwest Missouri Local Government Advisory Council, held in Republic.

* Pierce City Jaycees annual Toys for Tots project is now underway with donated items to help the less fortunate, said Wayne Sooter, project chairman.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 1990

* Organization of a new lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose in Monett is underway, with several already registered as charter members.

* The Purdy Swing Singsations recently attended a show choir clinic in Coffeyville, Kan., sponsored by the Coffeyville Community College.

TEN YEARS AGO

Nov. 25, 2000

* A celebration of local history was held today at the Lawrence County Courthouse. Items from the 1900 cornerstone, placed on Nov. 28, 1900, were on display for the first time.

* Seven members of the Pierce City Eagles football team have been named for all-conference honors. Making the first team were Jason Clapper and Darren Brown, John Washeck, Raymond Gonzalez, Gary Abramovitz and Adam Bowman.

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