SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1939
* Women's hand-made Puerto Rican gowns are 25 cents each at the J.C. Penney Store in Monett.
* Now playing at the Gillioz Theatre in Monett is Pygmalion with Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. There is also a Larry Clinton Band act. Admission price is 10 cents and 20 cents.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1949
* The wild blackberry harvest is expected to add thousands of dollars to the income of many Barry County residents during the month.
* A display of different styles of Jumping-Jacks shoes, made in Monett, has been placed in the Missouri Resources and Development Commission museum department.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1959
* Paul Leising was elected president of the Monett Sportsmen's League at a meeting held last night.
* Ray Roberts has been named chairman of the hospitality committee of the Monett Chamber of Commerce.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1969
* Leonard Mullicane, who has been assistant police chief in Monett, today submitted is resignation to the Monett City Council, effective immediately.
* Mickey Fulp of Monett was elected state representative and Roger Fritz of Monett was elected as a candidate for supreme court justice at Missouri Boys State.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1979
* Summer street improvement programs for the city of Monett are now underway with approximately 40 blocks of streets to be resurfaced, according to City Commissioner Warren C. "Pete" Rauch.
* Shirley Claybough, who has been secretary and bookkeeper-accountant for the Monett School District the past 10 years, has been employed to teach business education at Monett High School next year.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 23, 1989
* A survey of community needs is underway by Monett Women of Today, according to project chairman Linda Phipps.
* A new avenue to the future of Monett was opened in ceremonies Saturday at the Monett Municipal Airport with about 1,000 people participating in the all-day celebration.
TEN YEARS AGO
June 23, 1999
* A team comprised of Becky Thomas, Doug Rapp, David Young, Heida Carlton and Brett Martin, of Tyson Foods in Monett, won fourth place in the barbecue contest held during the 40th annual Arkansas Poultry Festival in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
* The first look at a new multi-purpose arena to serve the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Junior Livestock Show will take shape next month, according to Larry Moennig of the Chamber.