EIGHTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1929
* Mrs. Roy Goodnight and Mrs. O.C. Medlin of Monett will leave Thursday for Stroud, Oklahoma, to visit a couple of days with friends and relatives.
* E.A. Gillette and Guy Dawson of Monett went to St. Louis on Monday to see the St. Louis Browns-New York Giants baseball game.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1939
* Mr. and Mrs. Norman Casper of Monett were honorees Sunday at an old-fashioned Chivari when a large crowd of friends assembled at their home on Highway 37.
* Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Davis of Monett went to Hollister on Tuesday to attend the state Sunday school convention at the School of he Ozarks.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1959
* Dave Roetto was elected president of the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce for the coming year last night.
* Top ranking seniors in the 1959 graduating class at Cassville High School are Kathleen McNally, valedictorian; and Gloria Woodington, salutatorian.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1969
* Visiting in Monett over the weekend with Mrs. J.F. McCubbin were two of her nephews and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Landon Eastman of Portland, Oregon, and Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Eastman of Kansas City.
* Captain and Mrs. Donald L. Jones have returned to their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Jones in Monett.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1979
* Cheryl Desens was named valedictorian and Derek Martin was named salutatorian of the 1979 graduating class at Monett High School.
* Carl Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mills of Route 2, Purdy, will receive the master of divinity degree during spring commencement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 11.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1989
* James Long of Monett, Brandon Raley and John Kleiboeker of Pierce City, and Darron Schoen of Freistatt have been named State Farmers, the highest award Future Farmers of America bestow on its chapter members.
* Groundbreaking ceremonies for the first building for Covenant Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon highlighted special outdoor worship services on the I-44 east outer road yesterday.
TEN YEARS AGO
May 7, 1999
* The Village of Butterfield has been awarded $1.1 million in grants and loans to be used in the construction and installation of the community's first central collection and sewage treatment facility.
* Purdy Middle School teacher Janice Wiser has received Teacher of the Year honors from the Monett Wal-Mart store.