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Back in the Good Old Days for Dec. 13-14

Monday, December 13, 2010

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1920

* The Monett Music Club announced that the first concert to be given by the Choral Club for the season will be Jan. 6 when it will present "Bohemian Girl."

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1930

* The Knights Templar held an annual election of officers. W.F. Davis was named Eminent Commander and F.E. Williams was named Generalissimo.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1940

* Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Local Firemen and Engineers met Thursday for the election of officers. Mrs. C.L. Atwell was elected president and Mrs. F.L. Higgins vice president.

* Mrs. T.E. Monroe and Mrs. Frank DeGroat motored to Fayetteville, Ark., Wednesday where Mrs. DeGroat visited her son, Al, a patient at Veterans Hospital.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1950

* Monett stores will begin closing at 9 o'clock evenings beginning Friday and lasting through Saturday, Dec. 28, announced Kenneth McShane, chairman of the Monett Chamber of Commerce retail rommittee.

* A capacity crowd greeted members of the Junior class cast of "The Brewster Boy," the three-act comedy that was presented in the high school auditorium last night. Practically every seat in the auditorium was filled.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1960

* Monett and Pierce City National Guard units are tentatively scheduled to hold their annual summer field training at Camp Polk in Louisiana next August.

* A request by residents between Central and Eighth streets, north of Sycamore to the city limits, for house to house mail delivery to replace rural mail delivery has been approved by the Postal Department.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1970

* The first Governor's Awards in the state of Florida in the field of conservation were presented recently. One of the 52 recipients was Larry Shanks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Shanks, of Monett.

* Debi Hegi, representing the National Future Homemakers of America and regional vice president will go to the 1970 White House Conference on Children with Mrs. F.L. Edwards, a member-at-large of the conference.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1980

* The fifth annual Golden Age yule dinner, sponsored by the MHS Student Council and held in the school cafeteria, was attended by over 325 senior citizens who warmly expressed appreciation to the students for weeks of preparations for the holiday occasion.

* A petition bearing more than 500 signatures of Lawrence County voters will be required before a decision is reached on a request by the Barry-Lawrence Association of Retarded Citizens to have a 10 cent tax levy for expanding and upgrading services for the mentally retarded placed on an April 6 county ballot.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 1990

* Approximately 150 Monett area residents turned out for the first two of the eight Holiday Lighting Tours scheduled as part of this year's "Monett----City of Lights" program, touring the community by school bus.

* Barbara Sperry received a 10-year service award for working at United Missouri Bank at the annual Christmas party.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 13, 2000

* Gusts of wind rattling window panes across the Monett area this morning meant more than cold air today. Estimates pug snowfall at around 10 inches.

* Elementary Principal Lois Klatt has been named the new superintendent at the Pierce City School District.

100 YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1910

* The Royal Neighbors elected the following officers: Mrs. A.L. Granger, oracle; Mrs. Fannie Dennis, chancellor; Miss Myrtle Leitwein, marshal.

NINETY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1920

* U.S. Riddle is putting in a cash and carry meat market in the old Frisco hotel building at Fifth and Front streets.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1930

* Willard Estes, son of Mrs. and Mrs. W.A. Estes, of Monett, has finished an airplane welding course at the government technical training school in Rantoul, Ill.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1940

* A complimentary dinner under the auspices of the Ministerial Alliance was given Rev. and Mrs. Leo Perry at the Broadway Hotel. Rev. Perry has been pastor of the Baptist Church for seven years.

* Monett's contingent of Golden Glovers are rapidly rounding into shape under the direction of Max Heim, Raymond Fly and Arthur (Doc) Parmalee.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Dec, 14, 1950

* Carol Criswell, Noralee Phariss, Ollie Swindell and Jeannie Roetto will represent Monett High School at the two-day debate tournament this weekend in Independence.

* In the next week school activity will be at a high pitch as students and teachers alike attempt to get everything done prior to closing shop for Christmas vacation.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1960

* Louis Gore was elected commander of Monett Barracks 1072 of World War I Veterans. Gore succeeds Homer Lee.

* Eddie Sweeney, Monett High School junior, went to Cassville this afternoon to compete in the county American Legion oratorical contest.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1970

* Betsy Garrett, a Monett High School senior and daughter of Mrs. Kelly Garrett, was the winner of the annual Barry County American Legion Oratorical Contest.

* Officers for the coming year were installed during public ceremonies for Monett Masonic Lodge 129 AF and AM Saturday. Albert Schelin was named worshipful master.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1980

* The Monett Christmas parade delighted hundreds of spectators as they lined both sides of Broadway Saturday morning to view the festive procession of nearly 70 parade units.

* The second annual community-wide Living Nativity Pageant will be presented at five separate performances this season. Eleven churches are collaborating on performances on the back parking lot of the First Baptist Church.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 1990

* Jumping-Jacks Shoes was recognized by AARP Magazine for donating 55 pairs of shoes and boots to needy children in Billings, Mt.

* Michele Rose Turner, daughter of Kenneth and Debra Turner, of Pierce City, will be a finalist in the Miss Missouri Teen Pageant. She is a student at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dec. 14, 2000

* They spend hours on the road, bouncing in big equipment, pushing away snow. They're the road warriors, the men who keep Monett's streets cleared when snow hits. Monett Street Superintendent Mark Blackwell commended his crew as men came in last night to change shifts.

* Rick Davis, of Monett, who has been waiting for a kidney transplant for three years, flew to St. Louis in a plane made available by Jack Henry and Associates for transplant surgery.

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