NINETY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1921
* The Goldenrod Sunshine Club, meeting in the home of Mrs. Sig Solomon, elected Mrs. Julia Freeland as president; Mrs. W.T. Bailey, vice president; Mrs. Fred C. Williams, treasurer; and Mrs. Sig Solomon, secretary.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1931
* The J.S. Boucher grocery store at 212 Broadway was robbed of about $35 in cash some time over the weekend.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1941
* Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Shreve will leave tonight for a vacation in St. Petersburg, Fla. They will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bibler of Columbus, Ohio.
* National defense, which ranked at the top as national and state news for 1940, took top honors in local stories, carried by The Times during 1940, a survey and poll conducted by The Times news department disclosed today.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1951
* Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wormington, who farm near Purdy, are the parents of the 1951 Stork Derby baby contest winner. A seven-pound girl was born to them Jan. 2.
* A check for $679.02, Monett High School's share of the Marble Bowl take, was received today by Principal Wayne Wright.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1961
* Gross postal receipts for the calendar year 1960 at the Monett Post Office were more than 15 percent greater than the previous year, Acting Postmaster Robert E. Hemphill reports. Receipts during 1960 totaled $144,856.56.
* Presidents and vice presidents of the Kiwanis Clubs at Monett and Pierce City were installed at joint meetings in Pierce City. Dr. Ben Davis and E.L. Monroe are president and vice president in Monett. Carleton Beasley and Sam Mouck are the top two in the Pierce City club.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1971
* The federal Environ-mental Protection Agency has approved a $135,630 grant to the City of Monett to assist in the city's $418,000 "emergency project," part of the city's $2.1 million sewer improvement program.
* Monett High School art student Linda Mason is receiving recognition for developing a "child-like" art style.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1981
* The host Monett Cubs claimed four individual championships in the 10th annual Monett Wrestling Tournament, won by Joplin Parkwood.
* In its first calendar year of collections, the Lawrence County sales tax resulted in revenues of $294,439.45, reported Treasurer Bob Hubbard.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 1991
* In response to public requests, the Monett City Council will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday evening.
* The Barry-Lawrence Ambulance District recently held its first Emergency Medical First Response team training course. Completing training were Larry Eden, Greg Schad, Patricia Barsotti, James Barsotti, Phil Ogle, Greg Berens, Chuck Veith, James Campbell, Todd Nelson and Bill Brisco.
TEN YEARS AGO
Jan. 5, 2001
* Funding is now being sought for the establishment of a Child Advocacy Center serving Barry and Lawrence counties. A board for the new center has organized.
* At the 77th annual Lawrence County Soils and Crops Conference, Presiding Lawrence County Commissioner Joe Ruscha said commissioners are wrestling with the demands for more space at both the courthouse and the county jail.