NINETY YEARS AGO
May 12, 1919
* Mr. and Mrs. Tip Watson, Mrs. Mary Wightman and Josie Cassity of Monett motored to Sarcoxie on Sunday to visit the peony fields.
* Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Glass and Warren Glass visited with Mrs. Joe Cooper and Anna Cunningham last weekend.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 12, 1939
* The store building northeast of Monett, formerly known as the Shipman Store, burned down Thursday after being struck by lightning.
* Miss Jean Walpert was elected worthy advisor of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls in Monett yesterday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 12, 1959
* New officers for the coming year of the Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in Monett are Mrs. Warren Horine, treasurer; Mrs. Eddie Dawson, first vice president; Mrs. Harold Fulp, president; Mrs. John Rahoy, second vice president; Mrs. Marvin Atwell, corresponding secretary; and Jerrie Turner, recording secretary.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 12, 1969
* Raymond Krueger, junior at Monett High School, placed third in the 880-meters in the state Class M track finals in Columbia on Saturday.
* Jerry Matthews of Aurora, a student at the Monett Area Vocational-Technical School, received a three rating in mechanical drawing at the Missouri Industrial Awards Program.
* Mr. and Mrs. Doyle McCubbin and Becky of Monett spent the weekend in Kansas City visiting with their daughter, Mrs. William Witt.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
May 12, 1979
* Registration for the 1979 Monett Summer Youth Program is now underway with activities scheduled to start June 11.
* This year's John Phillip Sousa Award for the outstanding senior band student at Monett High School went to Vickie Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 12, 1989
* Special career counseling was provided yesterday for Monett High School students in preparation for college and summer work, according to Ed Hall, counselor at Monett High School.
* Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Moller of Monett on Tuesday was their grandson, Rev. Mark Moller of Purdy.
TEN YEARS AGO
May 12, 1999
* Star Wars fans were at the Plaza Five Theatre in Monett early yesterday to ensure they got their tickets to Episode One: The Phantom Menace first showing.
* An affordable storm siren was purchased by the Purdy City Council last night as aldermen tended to a number of business matters that have previously been under consideration.