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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 26

Friday, November 26, 2010


Nov. 26, 1910

* Dr. V. Martin, of Chant, Okla., son of Mrs. Fannie Martin, of Monett, was seriously injured when a dental machine, used for hardening teeth, exploded. He was struck on the head by a 200-pound weight and badly injured.


Nov. 26, 1930

* Seventy older and younger couples attended the Thanksgiving dance given by the Junior Young Men's Club. Walter Welip's eight-piece orchestra, of Joplin, furnished the music. Confetti and serpentine dancing added gaiety to the evening.


Nov. 26, 1940

* At a very impressive candlelight ceremony at the First Methodist Church, 11 girls were made officers of the Young Methodist Society of Christian Service. Barbara Howard was installed president.

* Binion-Stocker music company unloaded a carload of electric washing machines this week.


Nov. 26, 1950

* The First United Methodist Church will recognize charter members who have been members since the consolidation of the former Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1917.

* The Monett Junior College Bears will open their 1950-51 cage season Saturday night in the Armory against the Bolivar Junior College.


Nov. 26, 1960

* One of Monett's largest and most successful Christmas parades was staged Saturday on Broadway with weather conditions remaining mild for the colorful event which included 63 units.

* Able to connect on just 15 of the 72 shots from the field, the Monett Cubs lost their 1960-61 season basketball opener to a fine Marionville team on the Comets' floor, 63-42.


Nov. 26, 1970

* Joe Bill George, formerly of Monett, will lead his 116-piece marching band from Iola High School in a halftime show at the Kansas City Chiefs-Denver Broncos football game on Dec. 6.

* A total of 45 units will be included in the Monett Christmas parade Saturday, which promises to be one of the most colorful ever held with seven floats in the line of march.


Nov. 26, 1980

* Robert Jelinek, of Freistatt, has been appointment as general member of the National Law and Order Committee of the American Legion.

* "Trick or Treat" for UNICEF fundraising drives netted a total of $543.83 in the communities of Monett and Pierce City. Area coordinator Frederick Zahn said the nine southwest Missouri campaigns would exceed $3,200.


Nov. 26, 1990

* Replacement of the old viaduct which has served as Monett's front door from the southwest for over 60 years, has come one step closer to reality, with the project designated in the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department's new program plan for the 1992 fiscal year.

* A board of arbitration appointed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has ruled that the boundary between Monett and Pierce City school districts should remain unchanged.


Nov. 26, 2000

* The Monett Chamber of Commerce board has named Suzy McElmurry, of Texas, to succeed Gary Nodler as executive director, starting March 1.

* A check for $10,000 has been presented by International Dehydrated Foods to the Monett Booster Club to help pay for an all-weather track.

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