EIGHTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1930
* Mrs. T. F. Martin, Gerald Martin, Dorothy Jane Martin, Mrs. Herbert Browning and Louis Browning, of Verona, visited Mrs. Marion Ham in Monett on Monday.
* Lloyd Lipe has resigned his position at the Davis Brother Grocery Store and will operate the Monett Chick Hatchery for the season.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1940
* Mr. Monax, alias the groundhog, saw his shadow day before yesterday and if the old superstition can be relied upon, the Ozarks are in for another six weeks of winter weather.
* Firemen were called to the Stella Burk residence at Sixth Street and Cale early this morning where a flue was burned out. No damage was reported.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1950
* Monett has the distinction of being the first Ozarks town to have a worm farm. E.B. Spain, Frisco yardmaster, started in the worm business as a hobby, but is has grown so large that he has had to form a partnership with his two brothers, C.S. Spain and T.J. Spain, and named their project the Spain Worm Ranch, "Home of the Ozark Wigglers."
* Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Hall announce the birth of their first grandchild, a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Seelen , of Hollywood, Calif. The baby has been named Vigee Hall.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1960
* Dr. Thomas A. McClure has accepted the role of Barry County Heart Fund campaign chairman for 1960.
* Bruce McCarver, a student of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, is spending the weekend in Monett with his aunt, Mrs. Charles Brown.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1970
* A cold wave moved into the Ozarks this morning dropping the temperatures into the teens by noon. Low mercury readings near five above zero are called for by tomorrow morning.
* Mrs. Carmen Archer and Mrs. Gertrude Grace, teachers in the Monett Elementary School, are confined to their homes with the flu. Glenn Owens, Monett High School art teacher, is also ill at home.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1980
* Gregg A. Mercer, formerly of Monett and former fire service specialist with the University of Missouri-Columbia, has been named to the post of director of fire services of Henderson County, Tenn.
* Paul W. Kaiser, of Route 1, Pierce City, is seeking a position on the Lawrence County Court as associate judge of the western district and has filed as a Republican candidate for the Aug. 5 primary election.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 3, 1990
* A $1,358,000 bond proposal to finance construction, remodeling and renovation of school facilities was authorized by the Monett R-1 Board of Education in a special meeting last night. The issue will be presented to district voters on Apr. 3.
* Judy Allen, of Aurora, has been named the new administrator of Camden Health Care Center in Monett.
TEN YEARS AGO
February 3, 2000
* In a special session of the Monett City Council tomorrow, action is expected on the purchase of two new side-loading garbage trucks, basically replacing the city's fleet.
* Helping to support the Children's Miracle Network, a check of $1,080 has been presented to the not-for-profit organization by RE/MAX Properties, in Monett, representing a donation made for every home closed between May 30 and Dec. 31, 1999.