Back in the Good Old Days for Jan. 9

Thursday, January 9, 2014

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1934

* Enthusiasm ran high at the opening of the adult classes at Monett High School. More than 40 persons enrolled in each of the two classes. Art classes are being taught by Mrs. Grace Tinker, of Pierce City.

* At a meeting of the Monett Music Club, Mrs. Harry Westbay brought a scrapbook showing the club's original 12 members from about 33 years ago.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1944

* Interior decorating at St. Vincent's Hospital is nearly completed. If equipment arrives, the hospital will be open the first week in February, said Sister Petra. Donations continue to come in for the local fund supporting the hospital.

* Monett Times carrier boys are 16 subscribers short of the 1,000 mark in the city of Monett. A campaign has been underway for the past 10 days to boost subscriptions. When the 1,000 mark is reached the boys will be given a dinner and picture show by the publisher.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1954

* With a possibility or becoming known as the "Champions of Champions" in the Big Nine Conference, Coach Kenley Richardson's Monett Cubs won out over previously undefeated Webb City Cardinals 47-44 in the biggest upset of the current basketball season.

* The Monett Lions Club will present a minstrel show on Feb. 25 and 26.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1964

* John Miller, a Monett alum and University of Missouri student, was honored at a General Motors Scholarship luncheon in the Memorial Student Union.

* The first girl of the new year was born at St. Vincent's Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. John Hendrix, of Washburn. Regenia Kay was the chosen name for the young lady.

FORTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1974

* The Monett Cubs broke open a close game in the third quarter and went on to secure a 77-45 win over the Republic Tigers. The win was the ninth this season for Monett in 12 tries.

* Jerry Sebastian was elected to membership on the board of directors of the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1984

* In unanimous action this week, the Monett City Council approved increases in salaries for the mayor and two commissioners.

* Dale Burke, an incumbent who is presently completing his first term, filed today for re-election to the Monett R-1 Board of Education.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 1994

* English as a Second Language classes are being offered at the Monett Adult Basic Education classroom at Tenth Street and Scott behind the gymnasium.

* The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has announced that additional federal grants are being made available for the stabilization, repair and restoration of flood damaged historic properties and archaeological sites.

TEN YEARS AGO

Jan. 9, 2004

* A new way to promote Monett without additional cost is being undertaken by the Monett Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is taking advantage with an eLocalLink firm to provide free video service for Monett businesses.

* Annessa Brown, business technology Instructor at the Southwest Area Career Center, has been chosen as the Southwest Missouri New Business Technology Instructor of the Year.