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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 6-7

Monday, December 6, 2010


Dec. 6, 1920

* The marriage of Miss Mary Krehmeier, of Freistatt ,and James E. Huffman, of Monett, was solemnized at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Freistatt on Dec. 5. The groom is the oldest son of Mrs. Barbara Ann Huffman.


Dec. 6, 1930

* Robert R. Hawkin will arrive today from Potwin, Kan., to accept a position with the M.E. Gillioz Construction Company.


Dec. 6, 1940

* Donald Pratt returned from Topeka, Kan., today and is reported recovering nicely from a major operation.

* Roger Matthews, O.J. Boucher and W.E. Blankenship have all returned to duty at the post office after a few days absence due to illness.


Dec. 6, 1950

* Mid-winter weather came with a rush to the Ozarks and with its arrival public service as a rule took a setback. Although still far from isolated, Monettans could feel a touch of last week's easterners plight and school children in the Central, Marshall Hill and Plymouth grades stand to get a half-holiday tomorrow due to the heating changeover caused by the curtailment of natural gas.

* The Monett Board of Education decided to send out questionnaires to parents after the first of the year, quizzing them on their ideas for a proposed cafeteria lunchroom.


Dec. 6, 1960

* Maura Larkin, of Pierce City, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Larkin, is a new stewardess with Delta Air Lines, based in Houston, Texas.

* Mrs. Albert Spree, of Freistatt, has been elected president of the Lawrence County Home Economics Council for 1961.


Dec. 6, 1970

* Top award winner in the annual Christmas Flower Show and Tea of the Monett Council of Garden Clubs was Mrs. Bill Roller, who won Best in Show and a Creativity Award in her first show.

* Names of two area servicemen have been added this week to the list of those serving in Vietnam who are receiving complimentary copies of The Times sent airmail each day.


Dec. 6, 1980

* A large crowd is anticipated at the 10th annual meeting of the Monett Rural Fire Association scheduled for Saturday at the Monett City Park Casino. Operations in each of the four districts will be reviewed.

* A 33-voice Monett area choir will be among the groups features at a Trinity Advent Recital to be presented Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freistatt.


Dec. 6, 1990

* At Wells Aluminum, Terry Waugh has been named new corporate chief operations officer, Steve Osborn has been named general operations manager in Monett, and Craig Kelley has been appointed manager of the cast house and recycling operation.

* Frank and John's Tackle Shak has been purchased by Doug and Diane Tudor and will be renamed Doug's Tackle Shak. The Tudors also own Doug's Alignment.


Dec. 6, 2000

* It didn't seem like all that much snow in Monett this morning, but the herald of winter's arrival was enough to close the public schools in Shell Knob and Washburn. Street Superintendent Mark Blackwell called in two of his crew early to take plows and clear main thoroughfares.

* Linn Thornton is ready to ride again. Monett's Santa Claus is preparing to embark on his 22nd year of taking Christmas cheer to families caught short at the holidays. 100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 7, 1910

* The Elks will give their annual Minstrel Show Dec. 19 and 20 under direction of Miller and Draper. The Elks lodge has given some fine shows in the past, and this one bids air to outclass them all.


Dec. 7, 1930

* The Sunshine Club has elected officers. Mrs. Fred Williams was named president and Mrs. D.E. Miller is vice president.


Dec. 7, 1940

* Coach Gail Knight's Junior College Gorillas took a sound trouncing last night at the hands of the Bolivar Baptist, 41 to 9, here.

* The Monett Auction Sales company held a successful sale Thursday. A fair run of cattle and hogs met with satisfactory prices. The offering also includes mules, goats, dogs and a good lot of household goods.


Dec. 7, 1950

* The Monett American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a musical Christmas Revue next Thursday in the City Hall Auditorium. Contributions will go toward Auxiliary sponsored Christmas baskets.

* An inspection was held in the Monett High School last week by Gordon Johnson, state industrial education supervisor. The local system is far above the average level, Johnson wrote to Superintendent E.E. Camp.


Dec. 7, 1960

* David Tucker, the Monett Cubs leading scorer and an all-conference guard last season, will be ineligible the last half of this season. A state ruling determined illness during a semester in Tucker's sophomore year cost him a semester of eligibility.

* Plans have been completed for a bake sale and bazaar to be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Gliedt's Wallpaper and Paint Store, sponsored by St. Lawrence Altar Sodality.


Dec. 7, 1970

* Named to head the Barry County Barracks 1072 of World War I Veterans and Auxiliary and Claud Wood, commander and Icy Mae Johnson, president.

* A&A TV Sales and Service advertised the Quasar II Motorola Color TV for $499.95.


Dec. 7, 1980

* Plans for a major renovation project at the Monett Fire Department headquarters in the Monett City Hall and also further improvements at the Monett City Park Casino were announced today by Mayor Harrell Hall.

* Melody McGuire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald McGuire, of Route 1, Purdy, was named Purdy Little Miss Merry Christmas last night at the second annual Purdy Little Miss Pageant.


Dec. 7, 1990

* Supplier of the Year honors from the J.C. Penney Catalogue to Jay-Zee Inc. were shared with employees at the Monett plant yesterday by company corporate dignitaries.

* After over a year of study and preparation, an ordinance enacting a building code for the City of Monett which would provide standards to be followed in all phases of construction, will have its first reading at the Monett City Council meeting Monday.


Dec. 7, 2000

* The homes of Mark and Cindy Nelson, Rod and Janice Anderson, Ted and Leigh Dust, and Doug and Bernadine Hobson will be in the Cox Monett Hospital Auxiliary's annual tour of homes on Saturday.

* The First Presbyterian Church and the First United Methodist Church of Monett will jointly present the musical "All Is Calm, All Is Bright" on Sunday. The program will be given at each church over the next two Sundays.

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