SEVENTY YEARS AGO
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.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
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.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
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.
FORTY YEARS AGO
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.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
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.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
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.
TEN YEARS AGO
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.