SEVENTY YEARS AGO
October 15, 1939
* Adolph Hitler is ready to order a total war against Britain and France, but one power, the United States, can yet intervene to prevent the "most gruesome bloodbath in history," foreign correspondents were told today by German press chief Dr. Otto Dieterich.
* The board of education has appointed Joe Cantrell to the position of assistant principal at Monett.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
October 15, 1949
* Joan Dieterich, Monett beauty queen, was in Kansas City today to register for the annual American Royal Queen Contest.
* Monett's program of improving streets continued today with a coat of blacktop being applied to Frisco between Cale and Cleveland.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
October 15, 1959
* Fortieth anniversary of the founding of St. John's Lutheran Church of Monett will be observed Sunday, according to Rev. Ralph Mehring.
* The University of Missouri's 590-acre Southwest Missouri Agricultural Research Center near Mt. Vernon will be dedicated next month.
FORTY YEARS AGO
October 15, 1969
* More than 400 persons were served at the first Tyson Foods of Monett family barbecue and picnic at the Monett City Park on Saturday.
* Marsha Glaser was elected president of the Monett Junior Science Club last night, according to Dale Harkrader, faculty sponsor.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
October 15, 1979
* Monett's Stan Patton continues to play a prominent role in the Pittsburg State University football fortunes, ranking third in net yards gained.
* A colorful array of flower arrangements and plants were on display at the annual Fall Flower Show and Tea held yesterday at the Monett Neighborhood Center and sponsored by the Monett Council of Federated Garden Clubs.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
October 15, 1989
* A total of 117 bowlers participated in the Area V Missouri Special Olympics bowling tournament yesterday at Monett.
* Sandy Havelka, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fenske of Pierce City, has been selected as a new member of the Outstanding College Students of America.
TEN YEARS AGO
October 15, 1999
* The second annual Art Expo, sponsored by the Mozark Artist Guild, is now underway with paintings on display in downtown Monett store windows, according to Carol Shipman, president of the guild.
* Norma Cruz has been hired as the new health educator by the Barry County Health Department, according to Sue Burton, administrator.