EIGHTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1930
* Ralph and Jack Turner, students at Drury College, in Springfield, visited over the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Turner.
* Mrs. Jess Galloway has accepted a position as reporter for The Times in place of Sarah F. Halliburton, who resigned.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1940
* The girls drum corps of Monett High School will give a 10-minute show tonight at the Gillioz Theatre. Myradel Vinson will do acrobatic twirling and Joanne Mericle and Virginia Hatcher will announce the program. Virginia Terry will play the accompaniment.
* Emory C. Medlin, of Monett, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the office of prosecuting attorney of Barry County.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1950
* Charles E. Meadows has purchased the building on the southeast corner of Second and Broadway and will move his Meadows Used Furniture Store to the new location.
* More than 400 growers are expected to attend the 11th annual Southwest Missouri Strawberry Growers Association meeting in Exeter.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1960
* Named as delegates to Girls State are Sammie Jo Jestice and Doris Klingsporn, American Legion Auxiliary; and Ann Meuser, Monett Kiwanis Club.
* Dr. Arthur Smith, 1924 Monett High School graduate and now vice president of First National Bank of Dallas, Tex., told the Monett Chamber of Commerce that a major reason for the problem facing the small town is that agriculture is in a transition period caused by increased mechanization that has resulted in small farms being swallowed up by large ones.
FORTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1070
* Melvin Henderson, Steve Henderson and Kenny Ramsey are enjoying a week-long vacation in New Orleans, La.
* Mrs. and Mrs. C. L. Matthews and son, Charles, of Monett, spent Sunday visiting in Springfield with the Matthews' daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Reed.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1980
* Miss Lonna Arbuthnot, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Arbuthnot, of Monett, has been selected as Monett High School's candidate for the Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation International Leadership Seminar competition.
* Local young people will be canvassing the community tuesday evening seeking donations to help with initial expenses of the Monett Area Youth Center.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
February 17, 1990
* Named King and Queen of Hearts, Ed and Jane Patton, of Monett, yesterday won the Hammons Heart Institute area contest for the cardiac patient who showed the greatest recovery from cardiac care at St. John's Regional Health Center in Springfield. Mr. Patton was a candidate from St. Vincent's Hospital in Monett.
* Sam Goodman, of Pierce City, who serves as Barry and Lawrence county surveyor, was elected as president of the Missouri Association of County Surveyors at a meeting in Rolla recently.
TEN YEARS AGO
February 17, 2000
* Differing views of the future of agriculture and life along the Spring River in Lawrence County surfaced this week as the Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District held a meeting on approaches toward changing the river's water quality.
* Blake Hohensee, at 130 pounds, and Jeff Thomas, at 140 pounds, left from Monett High School yesterday to take part in the Class 1A-2A state wrestling tournament in Columbia.