NINETY YEARS AGO
December 11, 1919
* Mrs. Arthur Black and Catherine Collins, of Monett, visited Mrs. J.E. McNally in Joplin for two days.
* Mr. and Mrs. Y.E. Costley, of the Liberty community, entertained a dinner Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Costley and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Matthews.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
December 11, 1929
* Mrs. Chester Reniff and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Everett, of Monett, motored to Neosho on Sunday.
* New members of the Monett Junior College Booster Club are Mrs. S.W. Silber, Marguerite Burg, Mrs. L.A. Manley, N.E. Spain, George Johnston and Mrs. George Johnston.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
December 11, 1939
* Dr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove have moved from Duncan, Oklahoma, to 805 Euclid in Monett.
* Michael-Stern suits for men, tailored at Tiffany, have just arrived at Mansfield's in Monett and are priced at $29.50.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
December 11, 1959
* A new real estate division, known as the Davis First Addition to the City of Monett, was accepted by the Monett City Council yesterday.
* Thirty-five Monett boys were special guests of the Monett Lions Club at the annual Lions Christmas party held at Hatcher's last night.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
December 11, 1979
* Shannon Francisco, 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Francisco, was named Purdy Little Miss Merry Christmas last night.
* Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the residence of J.D. Darnell, a half mile north of Butterfield, on Wednesday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
December 11, 1989
* Monettans experienced some of the heaviest snow in southwest Missouri yesterday as a brisk fall afternoon turned into a winter wonderland in a matter of hours.
* Johnny Gage, son of Robert and Carolyn Gage, of Purdy, has been selected for the 1990 edition of Who's Who Among Students In American Universities And Colleges.
TEN YEARS AGO
December 11, 1999
* A special choir from area churches will join the Ozark Festival Orchestra on Sunday in presenting seasonal music at the orchestra's annual Christmas concert in Monett.
* Final event locally of the George Washington Bicentennial will be the flying of the American flag at half-mast at Monett City Hall and Monett South Park, according to a spokesman for the Alexander McNair Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, sponsor of the event.