NINETY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1920
* S.A. Chapell, mayor of Monett, is being considered for second assistant postmaster general. Mr. Chapell was offered the position under President Taft but did not accept. No doubt Mr. Chapell could have the position under Mr. Harding, should he accept the offer.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1930
* Rev. W.J. Boehne, pastor of the Lutheran churchs at Monett and Sarcoxie, has accepted a call to the church at Brunswick. He came here six years ago from Leavenworth, Kan.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1940
* Mike Bentley, Marion Pilant and Carl Raines are home from Camp Hulen for a several days visit with their families.
* Officers of the CCC camp of Shell Knob, 20 miles southwest of here, admitted Saturday night that the camp was under quarantine for scarlet fever. Warning cards are posted every 100 feet.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1950
* Ten students from Barry County were among those at the University of Missouri who were cited for outstanding achievements in scholarships or special service at the recent fourth Honors Convocation held on campus in Columbia.
* Local Methodists will join Sunday with the denomination's nearly 9 million members in national mid-century prayer for peace.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1960
* The Monett Fire Department answered its 100th call of the year last night when fire broke out in an automobile parked in the alley between Broadway and Bond just west of the fire station.
* It was moving day today for a large house located north of the First Methodist Church building on Fourth Street. It is the second house to be moved from the area to mark room for the new church educational building that is planned for the near future.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1970
* Kelly Lynn Powell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donal Powell of Wheaton, has grown to a fine young man and is looking forward to his first birthday on Friday, New Year's Day. He was the first baby of 1970.
* Mt. Vernon has joined the growing list of Missouri communities seeking state participation in funding a sewage disposal plant.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1980
* Mrs. Nancy Garrett is serving as overall chairman and Mrs. Jewel Davis is co-chairman of the 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of Purdy, planned for June 27, 1981.
* Dedication service and open house at the new Countryside Christian Church will be held Jan. 4, announced Bro. Ed Wilkinson, pastor. Groundbreaking services for the $50,000 first stage of the building program for the church, were held on Sept. 7.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 1990
* A total of 180 people attended the Ozark Festival Orchestra's December concert in Monett and 85 in Republic. Music Director David Goza described plans for his first all-pops concert in February with performances in Monett and Shell Knob.
* A new Senior Wellness and Transportation Program has been initiated at St. Vincent's Hospital to assist senior citizens who are unable to drive in obtaining medical services.
TEN YEARS AGO
Dec. 29, 2000
* Rains in the last few days have gradually layered a slippery sheen over much of the great outdoors.
* GOP National Chairman Chuck Muth said "Democrats and others who would shred that compact with our Founding Fathers need to be wiped off the electoral map" at the Republican Liberty Caucus in Atlanta, Ga.