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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 8

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Dec. 8, 1910

* The Monett Horticultural Society and the Model Berry Growers Association consolidated and elected Will Conrey president.


Dec. 8, 1930

* The 203rd Coast Artillery Headquarters battery has moved its equipment from above the Mason Motor Company, which they had occupied for seven years, to new quarters at 515 E. Broadway.


Dec. 8, 1940

* Plans for organizing a 60-piece boys' drum and bugle corps in Monett is moving to completion. All boys from 14 to 20 are requested to meet at city hall Tuesday to perfect the organization. Homer Lee will direct.

* Miss June Hopkins and Edith Mermoud entertained members of the Missing Links with a spaghetti supper in the Hopkins home.


Dec. 8, 1950

* Total gross receipts of the Marble Bowl Game at Carthage last weekend were $3,338. Both Monett and Mt. Vernon are due to receive checks equivalent to 30 percent of the net receipts.

* Monett's newest business will hold its formal opening Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. During that period business will be conducted for the initial time at the Wilks Lumber company's new plant here.


Dec. 8, 1960

* Work is well underway on the construction of the new Monett Sales Barn on Broadway and Thirteenth Street with the building replacing the one that was destroyed by fire Nov. 13.

* David Fly, Southwest Missouri State College sophomore from Monett, will be master of ceremonies at the annual presentation of the Folio Follies there.


Dec. 8, 1970

* Monett residents are being invited again this year to take part in the annual home Christmas decorating contest sponsored by the Monett Jaycees, announced Jim Orr, contest chairman.

* The Peppy Dozen and Recondite sororities held a festive Merry Christmas party for children at the City Park Casino on Saturday, complete with a visit from Santa Claus.


Dec. 8, 1980

* The Monett Rural Fire Association has approved doubling dues for the 1981 year, from $12 to $24, at the annual meeting held Saturday.

* "Wonders of Christmas" will be presented by students from State School #34 at their sixth annual Christmas program tomorrow at the First Baptist Church in Monett.


Dec. 8, 1990

* Herbert Coggin, postmaster in Monett since June 1984, retired on Dec. 1 following 30 years of service with the postal system.

* The 20th annual Chrismon Service at the First Presbyterian Church, will be held Sunday. Over 150 Chrismons, symbols of the early church, have been placed on the church evergreen tree.


Dec. 8, 2000

* The Monett Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission has voted to support the concept of the Monett Family Center and golf course renovations. The commissioners reserved a final endorsement contingent upon review of the actual contract and financing arrangement, making it clear there were definite limits to their endorsement.

* Kendra Ennes has been named Little Miss Merry Christmas and Kole Rea as Little Mister Merry Christmas at the Purdy Parents as Teachers annual pageant.

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