SEVENTY YEARS AGO
January 14, 1940
* A chili supper and line party entertained the Beta Sigma Phi sorority on Tuesday. Supper was served at Kaufman's Cherre Shop in Monett.
* W.C. Hazel was elected president for the coming year of the Monett Camera Club last night.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
January 14, 1950
* Noel Autry, 407 Eighth St. in Monett, has gone to work in the service department of Friend Motor Company.
* Eddie Sweeney, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sweeney of Monett, is confined to his home because of illness.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
January 14, 1960
* Monett area residents contributed nearly 5,000 dimes to the March of Dimes through the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce's Block of Dimes program Saturday.
* Eddie Sweeney, sophomore at Monett High School, was named the 15th District American Legion oratorical champion yesterday.
FORTY YEARS AGO
January 14, 1970
* The Monett Cubs basketball team notched a thrilling victory over Aurora last night at the Aurora National Guard Armory.
* Authorization of the purchase of a radar unit for use by the city police department was given by the Monett City Council yesterday.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
January 14, 1980
* Nominated as laywoman of the year 1979 of St. Mary's Parish in Pierce City is Mrs. Anna Bellm.
* Maps identifying flood hazard areas in Monett were displayed and the National Flood Insurance Program was explained at a public meeting last night.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
January 14, 1990
* Marci Daugherty, a senior at Monett High School, has been named Rose Queen for the annual basketball celebration.
* Mildred Taylor and John Farmer, authors from Monett, were recognized for their work at the annual Quill Literary Awards ceremony at Crowder College in Neosho.
TEN YEARS AGO
January 14, 2000
* Tommy and Nora Young showed Pierce City aldermen their plans to build eight houses on West Golubski in Pierce City at last night's city council meeting.
* Pat and Tim Garrett, of Monett, have conducted a series of interviews with local residents about their experiences in the strawberry industry, and collected a documentary that will be stored in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.