NINETY YEARS AGO
November 19, 1919
* Mrs. W.E. Roller was elected president of the Philathea Class of the Baptist Church in Monett at the home of Mrs. O.O. Otterman last night.
* Mrs. Bus Burkholz and son, returned to Memphis, Tennessee, yesterday after a visit with Monett friends.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
November 19, 1939
* Mrs. C.W. Collier, of Monett, presided at a dessert bridge at her home Wednesday honoring her sister, Mrs. C.H. Trombia, of Lincoln, Nebraska.
* Czech high schools and a technical institute were occupied by German troops today and about 1,200 students were hauled away in buses.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
November 19, 1949
* Prizes, entertainment and speakers are in store for rural folks of the Monett area at Farmers Night sponsored by the Monett Chamber of Commerce.
* Mrs. Edward Hogan and Mrs. Lawrence Welch, of Monett, spent yesterday visiting friends in Joplin.
FORTY YEARS AGO
November 19, 1969
* Mrs. Mike Garrett was honored by the Monett Jaycee Wives as the Outstanding Woman of the Year at a reception held yesterday at Monett Elementary School.
* Dayton Mackey and Paul Camp of the Monett Chamber of Commerce committee said Christmas decorations will be installed on Wednesday in downtown Monett.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
November 19, 1979
* Mrs. Madison Griffith, of Kansas City, will leave for home today following a visit in Monett with Mrs. E.E. Camp and other friends.
* Monett speech coach Alan Mitchell said several high school speech students will participate today and tomorrow in the Carthage Novice Speech and Debate Tournament.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
November 19, 1989
* A mail survey to determine media household income of those to be served by the new Barry-Lawrence Water Supply District will be reviewed at a meeting tomorrow, according to Leon Riggs, board chairman.
* Chris Osterloh, a 1989 Monett High School graduate, was honored at a reception yesterday for winning first place in the nation in electronic product servicing at the national Vocational Industrial Clubs of America contest last June.
TEN YEARS AGO
November 19, 1999
* Preparations are complete for the Purdy schools' presentation of The Wizard Of Oz, which will be given today and Friday at the elementary school gym in Purdy under the direction of music teacher Ginger Meers.
* Water quality in the Upper Spring River Watershed will be the focus of a public meeting at the Lions Club Building in Freistatt on Monday.