SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1939
* World wheat prices sank today to a low that had not been touched this early in the season for six to eight years.
* Stella Claiborne of Monett returned Saturday from a two-week visit with relatives in Fredonia, Coyville and Independence, Kansas.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1949
* A square dance on horseback will be practiced Wednesday night in front of the Monett Sales Company Barn.
* Blaine Bounous, who has returned to Monett after two years as a teacher in American schools in Germany, will speak at tomorrow's meeting of the Monett Kiwanis Club.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1959
* A fire this morning inflicted heavy damage to Hatcher's Cafe, 308 Broadway in Monett.
* Operations at the new Ellis Manufacturing Company's cutting factory at 205 Broadway in Monett are expected to be in full swing within the next 10 days, according to Gladys Ellis.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1969
* Lutheran mission services will be offered to residents in the Cassville, Table Rock and Roaring River areas beginning July 20, according to Rev. Karl Hanke, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Monett.
* Receiving Board of Regents' scholarships at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield recently were Priscilla Renkowski of Purdy, Cecil Prier and Sherry Brattin, both of Cassville, and Nancy Calton of Verona.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1979
* Revenue sharing budget for the City of Purdy includes $9,672 for maintenance employee salary, according to Mayor E.R. Robberson.
* Barry and Lawrence counties would get nearly $241,000 in added funds for road construction and repair next year if the road act is approved by the Missouri Legislature.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1989
* A total of 155 area residents visited the Missouri Lions Hearing Van in Monett the past three days.
* A fire early yesterday caused $100,000 in estimated damage to a small cable television company in Seligman.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 14, 1999
* A history of Tyson Foods and the Monett complex was given to members of the Monett Kiwanis Club yesterday by Tommy Waters, complex manager.
* Patty Phillips has been hired as an A-Plus coordinator at Pierce City High School, according to Superintendent Clinton Waters.