SEVENTY YEARS AGO
December 18, 1939
* The alternative of life internment or possible death on the high seas faces the German pocket battleship Admiral Grauf Spee today, as it continues in refuge at the naval port of Montivedo, Uruguay.
* A comedy, Professor, How Could You?, was presented Friday by members of the junior class at Monett High School before a large audience.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
December 18, 1949
* Darrell Cottingham was re-elected president of the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce last night. Howard Schwandt was elected vice president.
* Named today by the Monett Sportsmen's League as best Monett fishermen were Billy Sloan, Boyd Humble and Alfred Balmas.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
December 18, 1959
* Elmer Haymes, agent for the Frisco Railroad in Monett for the past 23 years, has announced his retirement.
* A.D. Bradley was elected president of the Barry County Shrine Club last night.
FORTY YEARS AGO
December 18, 1969
* Gayle Gutekunst of Eagles Rock and Phillip Hubbard of Cassville were named the Outstanding 4-H Girl and Boy of the Year in Barry County.
* Private First Class James Arnold, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Arnold of Monett, has completed an electronics specialist course at the Army Signal School in New Jersey.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
December 18, 1979
* The Moss IGA Supermarket in Monett has been purchased by Ramey's Markets. Oren Moss had owned Moss Market for the past 42 years.
* Renee Force of Pierce City submitted her resignation as Lawrence County Civil Defense Director to the county court yesterday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
December 18, 1989
* An additional grant to the Village of Freistatt for the construction of its first sewage collection and treatment system has been approved by the Missouri Department of Revenue.
* Auditions for the Monett Theatrical Arts Guild production of Some Enchanted Evening in January will be held Monday, according to Thom Brandt, president of the guild.
TEN YEARS AGO
December 18, 1999
* The Living Nativity, a re-enactment of the birth of Jesus, is being presented tonight and tomorrow night at Countryside Christian Church, 1200 Eisenhower, in Monett.
* The Pierce City school board secured around $97,000 in savings on interest payments last night when board members opted to refinance its 1995 bond issue.