SEVENTY YEARS AGO
October 23, 1939
* Mr. and Mrs. Harry Spirgen and Margaret, of Monett, have been visiting relatives in Rogers, Arkansas, since Thursday.
* Fire of undermined origin destroyed a large barn at the home of Madge Jackson on Kings Prairie early this morning.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
October 23, 1949
* The chicken pox season is here again and a number of cases of the child's disease have been reported in Monett kindergarten and grade schools.
* C.E. Turner and Glen Geary, of Monett, left early this morning for Kansas City where they plan to attend the American Royal Livestock Show.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
October 23, 1959
* Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Marshall Hill Methodist Church addition in Monett will be held Sunday.
* Monett's chapter of the Future Farmers of America was one of four in Missouri to receive awards at the National FFA Convention in Kansas
FORTY YEARS AGO
October 23, 1969
* Mike Kelly was crowned Monett Future Homemakers of America Power Puff Football king last night.
* Winners in the high school division of the 37th annual Fire Prevention Week essay contest in Monett were Peggy Foster, first place; and Linda Sherbon, second place.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
October 23, 1979
* A book of poetry written by Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie, of Murray Kentucky, formerly of Monett, has been published by her husband, Rev. Henry McKenzie.
* Carthage converted a blocked punt and a roughing the kicker penalty into touchdowns last night to defeat the Monett Cubs in a football encounter, 14-8.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
October 23, 1989
* Rev. Keith Phillips, pastor of the First Christian Church in Purdy, will be a guest speaker at a "Fabulous Fall Sunday" meeting at the New Site Southern Baptist Church southwest of Monett.
* Kimberly Cruz was honored by the Monett Booster Club as outstanding senior girls tennis player for the season at Monett High School.
TEN YEARS AGO
October 23, 1999
* Eldon Cole, University Extension Center livestock specialist in Lawrence County said the 54th annual Southwest Missouri All-Breed Performance Tested Bull Sale will be held October 25 in Mt. Vernon.
* A proposed contract for land to be used for a new office facility for the Barry County Health Department was accepted by St.Edward's Catholic Church in Cassville at last night's health department meeting.