SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1939
* Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Landrum of Monett returned home Monday after visiting their daughter, Sally, in New York City.
* Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Camp of Monett have left for Berkley, Calif., where Mr. Camp will take a special summer course. He is principal at Monett High School.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1949
* A fire this morning destroyed the McGinty Clothing Store on the square in Neosho.
* Sunshine greeted Jaycee Carnival officials this morning and added to the hopes of a record turnout for the four-day run of the annual event sponsored by the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1959
* Miss Juanita Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Cox of Mt. Vernon, was crowned Miss Lawrence County Maid of Milk on Saturday.
* Elected as president of the 15th District American Legion Auxiliary was Mrs. Clarence Hornor of Monett. Mrs. Byron Mooney of Monett was named secretary.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1969
* Mr. and Mrs. George Reynaud of Westmoreland, Calif., arrived in Monett today to attend the 50th reunion of the MHS Class of 1919.
* Alice Obermann, 18, of Route 2, Verona, is a contestant in the 1969 Dairy Princess Contest sponsored by the Neosho Chamber of Commerce.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1979
* Present market value of the Barry County dairy herd is estimated at from $17 to $18 million, according to Ken Morris, area farm management specialist at the University Extension Center in Cassville.
* Evadene O. Roetto of Monett has announced her retirement as director of nurses at Cardwell Memorial Hospital in Stella.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 17, 1989
* The approval of $98,000 in grants and loans to the Village of Butterfield by the Farmers Home Administration for partial improvements to the water system has been announced.
* Wilburn Riddell, plant manager at Tyson Foods in Monett, has been presented a plaque in recognition for support of the Boy Scout Troop 38 annual chicken sale.
TEN YEARS AGO
June 17, 1999
* Winning Best of Show in the Mozark Artist Guild's spring competition for her watercolor painting was Carol Shipman of Monett.
* Wilber Bray, Barbara Bauer, Sue Doennig, Debra Seufert and Ray Martin attained gallon marks at the recent American Red Cross blood drive in Monett.