SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 6, 1940
* Monett Coach Ray Moss returned from Peoria, Illinois, yesterday where he spent the holidays with his sister.
* Lewis Ferguson, of Monett, will leave Wednesday for St. Louis where he will resume studies at the school of medicine, St. Louis University.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 6, 1950
* Parker Sizer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fielding Sizer, of Monett, left today to return to Thomas Jefferson School in St. Louis.
* Ed Myers, news editor of The Monett Times, returned last night from Kansas City where he visited family of the holidays.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 6, 1960
* Winner of the First Baby of the Year Contest arrived yesterday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett with the first girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Curry Bates, of Cassville.
* Ninety area residents volunteered to contribute a pint of blood to the American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Monett on Thursday.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 6, 1970
* Kelly Lynn Powell, first child of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Powell, of Wheaton, is the winner of the 1970 First Baby of the Year Contest in the Monett trade territory.
* Purchases of buildings now housing the Broadway Hotel, Kelly's Barbershop, offices of Dr. Frank Kerr and Dr. Ben Davis, Rogers Tasty Bake Shop, The Monett Printing Company and Sears Catalog Store from Louis Moret and O.E. Parscale, were announced today by officials of the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 6, 1980
* The First Baby of the Year Contest winner in the Monett trade territory arrived yesterday and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Reber, of Pierce City.
* Betty Hemphill and Randy Terry, of Monett, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor, of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 6, 1990
* First child of Greg and Cynthia Martin, of Monett, a girl, is the winner of the First Baby of the Year Contest in the Monett trade territory.
* Lawrence County Coroner Don Lakin has been named chairman of the panel overseeing licensing of funeral organizations in the state.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 6, 2000
* A gift of one acre of property has been given to the city by Randy and Julie Witt, prompting an announcement that the city plans to build a new gymnastics facility.
* Following 42 years in business in the Monett community, primarily in two occupations, Stanley Nowak has announced his retirement. Nowak had been a pressman at the Monett Times before going into the refrigeration business.