EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1930
* A large crowd was attracted to the airport east of Monett when Dr. and Mrs. J.R. Brinkley and son and Mrs. Harry T. Osborn arrived here from Kansas City in Dr. Brinkley's $14,000 airplane.
* M.B. Skaggs, of Oakland, Calif., president of the Safeway Stores Corp., visited the Monett store today.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1940
* Republicans swept Barry County majorities between 525 and 1,864 in yesterday's election, giving to all national, state, district and county office seekers.
* Mary Etta Gelker, of Monett, president of the Barry County Christian Endeavor, left this afternoon for St. Joseph to be on hand for the annual youth convention of the Missouri Christian Endeavor Union, in which 15 Protestant denominations are represented.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1950
* By request of their many friends, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. (Dee) Buchanan are opening their home at 301 Euclid Ave. as a funeral home. They will be assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan's daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Glennon Holmes.
* Lt. Jerry D. Fly, 24, grandson of Dr. T.V. Poole, of Monett, has been awarded the bronze star medal for heroic achievement in action in Korea.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1960
* Carthage stretched its victory string to six straight over the Monett Cubs last night at Carthage, 12 to 0, but not until the out-manned Monettans threatened for three quarters to upset the Tigers.
* Alfred Turner, son of former Monettans Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Turner, is one of 40 young people selected for the Evangelical Crusade team that will visit Belfast, Ireland.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1970
* Construction of a 32-bed addition to the nursing unit at the Ozark Methodist Manor in Marionville has been announced, with Brown and Fertig Construction Company, of Monett, being awarded the contract.
* Monett High School students apparently voted along the same lines as their parents in a mock election held Tuesday in social studies classes.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1980
* Barry and Lawrence county voters went with the nation in giving a startling landslide victory to Republican Ronald Reagan in his quest for the White House in yesterday's General Election. Barry Countians voted 7,038 for the Republican ticket to 4,193 for Democrats Carter-Mondale. Lawrence County voted 7,509-4,270 for the GOP.
* In the only contested county-wide race, David J. Tatum won the race for sheriff over Roy Brechbuhler 7,907-3,357.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 1990
* Taxes due in Monett total $168,563.41, based on assessments of $11,290,250 in personal property and $32,068,540 in real estate. Personal property valuations changed slightly while real estate was up by nearly $826,000.
* The Monett Cubs travel to Clinton on Wednesday for the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs.
TEN YEARS AGO
Nov. 5, 2000
* A banner at the Dairy Farmers of America plant in Monett announced three years without any lost time due to injuries.
* Getting three scores on the board in the fourth quarter, the Cassville Wildcats pulled award from the Monett Cubs last Friday in the final football game of the season, 27-0, at Burl Fowler Stadium. The Cubs season ended 2-8.