Back In The Good Old Days

Thursday, July 16, 2009


July 16, 1939

* Mrs. A.W. Terry of Monett entertained a party with dainty appointments Wednesday in honor of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. A.W. Terry Jr.

* Mrs. C.W. Collier of Monett was the hostess at a contract bridge party at her home on Thursday.


July 16, 1949

* Monett High School graduates making the dean's list at Oklahoma A&M College were John Long, Selen Smith and William Pitts.

* Mrs. Bernadine Meston and two children of St. Louis are visiting this week in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reynaud.


July 16, 1959

* Final plans were formulated this morning for Monett's Sidewalk Bazaar, slated for August 6.

* Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lee and Paula, and Billy June Shideler, will leave Thursday for Mt. Carroll, Illinois, where the girls will enter a twirling contest.


July 16, 1969

* Specialist Fourth Class Jerry Dierker of Monett's unit of the Missouri National Guard has been presented a trophy for being named the outstanding member of the 203rd Engineer Battalion in the lower three pay grades.

* Temperatures inched toward the 100 degree in the Monett area again today as the district sweltered in the hottest weather of the past several summers.


July 16, 1979

* Mrs. Wilma Henbest, managing editor of The Monett Times, has been presented the American Legion Public Relations Award for Missouri.

* Monett R-1 School District levy for the 1979-80 school year was set at $3.97 per $100 valuation last night by the board of education.


July 16, 1989

* The employment of Jim Rich as principal at Purdy High School for the 1989-90 school year was made at last night's meeting of the Purdy R-2 Board of Education.

* Fifty-ninth annual Monett Jaycees Carnival got underway last night as one of the most anticipated events of the summer.


July 16, 1999

* A program on Lawrence County cemeteries, "Gone but not Forgotten," will be presented Sunday at the Jones Memorial in Mt. Vernon.

* Sixty-two exhibitors from six southwest Missouri counties were present at the annual Purdy Livestock Show, according to Leonard McGee, coordinator.