EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1930
* A most unique window display has been planned by the Chic Shop for Treasure Hunt night on Dec. 12. One will be able to look through a large key hole in the window to see a complete boudoir scene.
* Mrs. S.O. Richardson has sold her grocery store and cafeteria at Seventh and Scott to Mrs. Minnie Fly who is now in charge of the business.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1940
* Miss Norma Jean Magness entertained the Sub-Deb Club Saturday afternoon. Plans were made for a Christmas dinner party.
* The Frisco Floozie Follies will be staged at the Gillioz Theatre. Among the attractions will be "Fredrica" Bullington in her prize creation, just received from New York, "Halitosis" Cruise, the fastest skater on wheels, and appearances by "Fairy" Fay Geister, "Ramona" Ellis, "Orine" Davis, "Cleopatra Caeserine" Alderson, "Boydene" Horner and "Harriet" Harvey.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1950
* Santa Claus returned to Monett today and held court at the City Hall where he greeted all the youngsters in the community and passed out favors to each of them.
* Guy H. Thompson, administrative registrar at Southwest Missouri State College who has family and friends in Monett, was elected president of the Missouri Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officer at the annual meeting.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1960
* Tentative assignments for the 1961 Missouri State Basketball Tournaments have been announced with Monett and Miller selected as Class M sites.
* Members of the Monett City Council yesterday voted unanimously to more rigidly enforce the city ordinance on occupation taxes in the city next year.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1970
* A comprehensive plan for the City of Monett, prepared by Erling Helland of Tulsa, consulting engineer, was presented to the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs at Hatcher's banquet room this week. The plan called for moving the Chamber of Commerce and the library from city hall among other proposals.
* Local stores will remain open until 8 p.m. each day, Monday through Saturday, until Christmas Eve to allow residents more time for their gift shopping.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1980
* The 51-voice Monett Community Choir, sponsored by the Monett Metropolitan Ministerial Alliance, will present a Christmas program "Ring the Bells" at the First Free Will Baptist Church on Friday and Sunday.
* The Piney Creek area in Barry and Stone counties has been approved as one of four new wilderness areas in Missouri in the Colorado Wilderness Bill, passed by the U.S. Congress.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 1990
* The sounds of Christmas music, a jolly Santa Claus, a bevy of holiday beauties in open cars, frisky clowns, glistening antique vehicles, festive floats and a host of other entries all combined to dazzle the spectators who gathered to see the Monett Christmas parade on Saturday.
* The proposed ordinance which would enact a building code for the City of Monett came in for considerable opposition dueling its first reading before the Monett City Council.
TEN YEARS AGO
Dec. 9, 2000
* Forty-six volunteers planted trees, painted the playground and cleaned the playground in the recent "Make A Difference Day" sponsored by the Purdy AmeriCorps Reading Coaches.
* A pin in the last match by Monett's Josh Tidwell gave the Cubs wrestling team a 37-36 victory in the first wrestling meet of the year.