100 YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1910
* Last night just before the closing hour, one of the films at the Dreamland Theatre took fire and caused considerable excitement in the audience for a short time.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1930
* Rev. John Russell and family arrived today from Garland, Texas. Mr. Russell recently was called as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1940
* E.E. Camp, principal of Monett High School, was elected president of the Kiwanis Club at the election held today noon. Jim Harrison was chosen as vice president.
* Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams and son moved yesterday to their newly purchased home a 900 Frisco. The property was purchased from the estate of the late Mrs. W.J. Fleming.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1950
* Roy H. Mercer, Sr., of Springfield, and his son have taken over the management of the Dillon Funeral Home which they bought the last of August.
* The campaign for the Monett Municipal Concert Association's membership drive will start officially in Monett Oct. 9, and will close the following Saturday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1960
* One new den was inducted and two more dens formed at last night's meeting of Monett Cub Scout Park 140 at the American Legion Home. Den mothers for the two new dens that were formed last night are Mrs. Lloyd Taylor and Mrs. Bob Long.
* Mrs. P.N. Cook returned last night from Jefferson City where she attended the 13th annual meeting of the Missouri Health Council at the Missouri Hotel.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1970
* New Kiwanis President Bob Hemphill was installed during a Ladies Night at the Monett City Park Casino. Lou Garrison, of Pierce City, district lieutenant governor of Kiwanis, served as installing officers. Outgoing president was Charles J. Rowell.
* Plans have been completed by the Monett Lions Club for its annual fall chicken barbecue to be held Saturday at the Lions Club barbecue pits at Monett City Park.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1980
* Annual Monett United Way Drive will be launched tomorrow with a goal of $12,000 set for the month-long campaign.
* McDowell Golden Jubilee will launch the fall season Saturday evening with a program a McDowell School with all area country, western, bluegrass and gospel groups invited to participate.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 1990
* David Doennig, executive director of the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, described the benefits of joining the regional system to the directors of the Harold Bell Wright Memorial Library in Pierce City, the only bi-county town not served by the regional system.
* Bob Strickland, of Monett, brought the fruit of his 40-by-50-foot garden to show, including a 13.4 pound seven-potato cluster.
TEN YEARS AGO
Sept. 30, 2000
* Cleona Dean, a resident at Countryside Care Center, celebrated her 98th birthday on Sept. 27. Cleona described herself as a "Jack of all trades and master of the home," and recalled her first car was a 1923 Model T.
* Behind three aces and 16 points from Erin Hoemann, the Monett Cubs volleyball team swept past the Cassville Wildcats in a Big 8 Conference encounter last night at Cassville by scores of 15-10 and 15-0. "The girls had fun playing," said MHS Coach Joanna Hayes.