SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 21, 1939
* Miss Lugene Lassiter, a young brunette, was selected among 31 young women as Monett's candidate for the title of the Ozark Smile Girl.
* Streams in the four-state district were near flood stage last night following heavy rains over the weekend.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
May 21, 1949
* Strawberry shipments from southwest Missouri began to hit the peak today with Monday expected to be the top day of the season with 26 cars scheduled for loading in four towns in the area.
* Democratic families from over southwest Missouri gathered at Roaring River State Park near Cassville on Sunday for an old-fashioned political revival meeting.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 21, 1959
* Honors assembly was held this morning at Monett High School with Mike Garrett receiving the Monett Chamber of Commerce Roy Worm Memorial Award and John Garrett receiving the John Philip Sousa Award for music.
* Pranksters chained an outhouse to the flagpole just south of the entrance to Monett High School early this morning.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 21, 1969
* Thirty-fifth anniversary of the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company in Monett is being celebrated today, according to Walt Reynaud, bank president.
* James Kirkpatrick, Missouri secretary of state, will address the Cassville Lions Club tomorrow night.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
May 21, 1979
* Seven area residents were injured in four separate traffic accidents on Barry and Lawrence county roads yesterday.
* Program plans for the annual Barry County Youth Camp, scheduled for May 29 through June 1 at Camp Soaring Hawk near Pioneer, have been completed.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 21, 1989
* Camille Reynaud of St. Louis, formerly of Monett, was recently appointed to the Missouri Dental Board for a five year term.
* Christopher Hunnell won the prize for the biggest catfish and Aaron Ingle was the prize winner for the biggest crappie at the annual Fishing Derby held at the Monett Sportsman's League Park.
TEN YEARS AGO
May 21, 1999
* For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Monett will attempt to secure funds through the federal Community Development Block Grant program for neighborhood rehabilitation.
* The Purdy R-2 Board of Education last night hired Luanne Qualls, Stuart Perez Jr., Donna Terry, Tammy Rodden and Marla Crager as teachers for next school year.