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Back in the Good Old Days for Nov. 29-30

Monday, November 29, 2010


Nov. 29, 1920

* Wanted----a city park----A long felt need for Monett is a city park where the people can go and have picnics and amusement without going many miles from home or"sponging" on our neighboring towns.


Nov. 29, 1930

* Tommy (Tiny) Hanlon, formerly of Monett, who has made a successful debut in filmdom, will appear in Sunday's picture at the Rialto Theatre, "Maybe It's Love." Mr. Hanlon is the son of T.L. Hanlon of Monett.


Nov. 29, 1940

* Mr. and Mrs. William Myres have just returned from their annual big game hunt in Arizona. They made the 4,500 mile trip by car.

* Voiney Steele, football hero of Monett High in '38, is visiting in the old hometown. Volney is a premedical student at the University of Arkansas.


Nov. 29, 1950

* The Monett High School Choir, under the direction of William V. Hankins, will present a concert Tuesday, Nov. 30 in the High School Auditorium.

* The Monett Junior College Bears will open their 1950-51 cage season Saturday night in the Armory in a game with the Bolivar Junior College basketball team.


Nov. 29, 1960

* Santa Claus will be in Monett Saturday, making his annual pre-holiday visit to the city to hand out treats to youngsters and to hear requests from the boys and girls.

* Rev. Jeff March, pastor of the Monett First Methodist Church, will be one of the speakers at the district church conference in Joplin.


Nov. 29, 1970

* Monett High School students removed six loads of debris from Callan's Crossing, northeast of Monett, for a clean-up day, the first in a series of ecology projects sponsored by the Student Senate.

* Mark Welty Smith Jr. was sworn in as the postmaster of the Verona Post Office yesterday. Smith has been officer-in-charge since April 18, 1969.


Nov. 29, 1980

* A photograph of Monett High School's 1908-09 football squad has been donated to the Monett R-1 School System by Edwin C. Johnston, of Tulsa, 92, who played center for that squad.

* The 1980 season debut of the 48-member Ozark Chamber Orchestra under the direction of John Cheary will be held on Dec. 4 at the Monett City Park Casino.


Nov. 29, 1990

* The "Monett----City of Lights" Community Christmas Tree at Monett City Park will be officially lighted in ceremonies on Saturday, and will add its more than 400 shimmering beams to the thousands which are already glowing throughout the city.

* A new $15,000 fire truck has been purchased by the Monett Rural Fire Department, raising the fleet to seven vehicles.


Nov. 29, 2000

* Adrienne Denney has been named Miss Merrie Christmas at Monett High School. Her attendants are Kristen Obermann and Jennifer Harris.

* For the first time since the program began in 1992, the Santa Claus Express Christmas train will not be coming to Monett or Lawrence County. A project of the employees of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, the train will run for nine days this year mostly in central Missouri, coming to Springfield on its last day.


Nov. 30, 1910

* The Odd Fellows have just completed a magnificent entrance to their cemetery at the cost of $250. The material used is iron set in concrete paving and driveways.


Nov. 30, 1930

* The Boy Scouts organization of Monett will observe its third anniversary at the city hall. The troop committee, Logan D. McKee, chairman, Warren S. Perry, Robert Vogt, W. Vance Davis, M.L. Coleman and H.R. McCall will be present.


Nov. 30, 1940

* Dean George, Monett High School grid star of a few years back, was given honorable mention of the Associated Press all-MIAA conference team. George was a leading scorer in his first year at Springfield Teachers College.

* The Little Theatre group will meet Tuesday at the high school. The program will consist of a one-act play, prepared by Mrs. E.E. Camp; a monologue by Mrs. H.A. Garner, and two play reviews.


Nov. 30, 1950

* A Frisco Employees Safety rally, to which the general public is invited, will be held in Monett in the City Hall Auditorium on Dec. 5. Leading Frisco officials from all over the railroad system are slated to attend.

* The Cassville Public Library will move from the Hall Theatre Building to the new City Hall on Dec. 1. The new library will be on the first floor to better accommodate the public.


Nov. 30, 1960

* Armed with a sawed-off shotgun, a bandit held up the Moss Super Market at 4:45 this morning.

* Six members of the Monett Cubs football team received votes in the All-Big Nine Conference selections this year. Halfback Gaylen McCubbin made the second team.


Nov. 30, 1970

* The Monett Jaycees won first place for floats in the Monett Christmas parade with a nativity scene, complete with Mary and Joseph and the Babe.

* By a majority decision, the Monett City Council this year will receive bids from local grocers for Christmas hams which are gifts to Monett city employees.


Nov. 30, 1980

* Mercantile Bancorpor-ation has filed papers seeking approval of the Federal Reserve System to acquire the First National Bank of Monett.

* Santa Claus will be making a pre-Christmas visit to Monett on Saturday and will be offering free rides on his bright-colored motorized sleigh. The visit is sponsored by the Special Retail Committee of the Chamber of Commerce.


Nov. 30, 1990

* A board to monitor the distribution of funds generated by the new tax approved by Lawrence County voters to benefit senior citizens has been named. Dr. Grace Gardner has been elected chairman.

* Licensed as an embalmer this week following a hearing before the Missouri State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors was Scott Lakin of Pierce City.


Nov. 30, 2000

* With the Aurora and Mt. Vernon rural fire associations proposing a shift to tax-based funding instead of accepting membership fees, the Monett Rural Fire Association will discuss a similar move at its annual meeting on Saturday.

* Downtown has a new festive look this Christmas season. In addition to the new light poles, 39 new Christmas wreaths have now been put in place, tied onto rods that screw into the new poles.

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