EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1930
* The fire department recently received nine waterproof outfits, consisting of trousers, coats and boots for the firemen. It was for the purpose of buying them that the department sponsored the carnival here this fall.
* The Chevrolet car belonging to Fred Lockmiller was completely burned as Mr. Lockmiller was driving it west of town.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1940
* The annual school frolic will be held at Central School Friday evening, sponsored by the Central Forest Park and Plymouth PTA's. There will be food and amusements.
* Major George Feist, son of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Feist, of Monett, has been helping give the medical examinations to Battery E at Clinton. Battery E has just been mobilized and will go to Columbia, S.C. for a year's training.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1950
* D.F. DeWitt, 716 Lincoln, won the grand champion meat pen at the National Rabbit show held in Kansas City last week.
* Coach Carl Tinklepaugh's Monett Juco Cubs took it on the chin in their opening game against the Southwest Baptist of Bolivar, the homelings losing out 94 to 47 in a wild scoring game.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1960
* Displaying form that earned them the Class L Regional Basketball championship last year for the first time this season, the Monett Cubs battled Springfield Central to the final seconds before dropping a heartbreaking 50 to 54 decision.
* Eleven volunteer Santa helpers last night sacked some 1,500 bags of treats for St. Nick to distribute to local boys and girls this afternoon.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1970
* Ted Dust, of Monett, has been named divisional vice president of styling and product development for the Vaisey-Bristol Division of the United States Show Corporation.
* A comprehensive plan for the city of Monett, as prepared by Erling Helland Associates, of Tulsa, suggests numerous dramatic changes in the Monett business district over a 20-year period, including converting Broadway into a partial or complete shopping mall from Central Avenue to Seventh Street.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1980
* The site selected for the development of Monett's new modern airport has been identified as one of several rural landing strips used by an international ring of drug smugglers which authorities believe may be the largest in history.
* Construction of the first phase of the new Countryside Christian Church has now been completed with services held there for the first time last Sunday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 1990
* Despite chilling winds, members of the Monett City Council and others turned the symbolic first shovels of dirt today to mark the official beginning of work on the first phase of the major overhaul of Chapell Drive.
* The hiring of a full time director of parks, recreation and leisure for the City of Monett to develop and oversee a comprehensive year-around program is the focal point of recommendations of a citizen task force named in September.
TEN YEARS AGO
Dec. 3, 2000
* The proposal for a "YMCA" style civic center in Monett was the topic of two meetings held Friday. Around 150 people turned out for the public hearing at the City Park Casino. The proposed location is south of South Park, next to the municipal golf course.
* The new fire truck for Pierce City has arrived and prepared for service in a day.