EIGHTY YEARS AGO
December 30, 1929
* Mr. and Mrs. Nick Humy, of Monett, entertained a large dinner on Christmas for relatives and friends.
* The grounds in front of the city hall in Monett are being beautified with the planting of shrubbery and evergreens under the sponsorship of the Civic Improvement Club.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
December 30, 1939
* A new blanket of snow has covered most of Missouri, aiding farmers but making holiday vacation travel very hazardous.
* Mrs. Burl Roller, bookkeeper at the J.C. Penney Store in Monett, has been off duty due to illness.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
December 30, 1949
* Boy Scouts God and Country Award was presented yesterday to Mike Garrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Garrett, of Monett.
* The Monett Cubs defeated Clever with surprising ease last night in the first test of the annual Springfield Blue and Gold basketball tournament.
FORTY YEARS AGO
December 30, 1969
* Announcement of plans for a new location at 200 E. Broadway in Monett for Sears Authorized Catalogue Sales Store was made today by Jim Terry, Sears manager.
* The Monett Cubs eliminated Diamond last night in the semifinals of the Neosho Holiday basketball tournament 72-54.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
December 30, 1979
* Bob Meuser, of Chicago, Illinois, returned home today after spending Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Meuser in Monett.
* The City of Monett received $36,762.04 in the city sales tax revenues this month, bringing the total to $175,642.46 since collections began on April 1.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
December 30, 1989
* Micah Rueber, a senior at Monett High School, has been named to the Missouri All-State Band following auditions in Columbia.
* Private Edie L. Nix, daughter of Fern L. Bond, of Purdy, has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
TEN YEARS AGO
December 30, 1999
* In light of the approach of the new year and the Y2K concern, the Barry County Health Department issued recommendations on how to store water and foods safely.
* After months of effort getting the new David Jones Public Library open in Pierce City, the Pierce City Library Board voted to give up is bid to join the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library.