SEVENTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1939
* Mrs. A.G. Henbest of Fayetteville, Arkansas, visited in Monett yesterday with Mrs. Troy Beckett and Mrs. Fred Mermoud.
* Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Main, Mr. and Mrs. P.N. Cook, Esther Doss, Fawn Lamberson, Jack Cook and Tommie Galloway, all of Monett, are spending the weekend at the Cook cabin near Eagle Rock.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1949
* Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Seelen of Hollywood, California, are spending two weeks as guests in the home of Mrs. Seelen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.B. Hall, in Monett.
* Approximately 150 golfers from Oklahoma, Kansas, and southwest Missouri are expected to tee off Sunday in the annual Junior Chamber of Commerce tournament in Monett.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1959
* Carolyn Schelin was crowned the Miss Monett Lion of 1959 last night at the Jaycee Little League Field.
* Jumping-Jacks Sr. shoes for boys, manufactured by the Vaisey-Bristol Shoe Company in Monett, have been rated the best shoe in America for boys by Consumer Reports Magazine.
FORTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1969
* Improved access between Interstate 44 and Monett was discussed at last night's meeting of the Monett Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
* Mike Henderson of Route 1, Monett, won Reserve Grand Champion Female Award in the Holstein judging at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1979
* Report of an increase of over $2 million in the assessed valuation of all taxable property in Lawrence County for 1979 was released this week by County Clerk Bob Bartelsmeyer.
* Staff members for the 31st annual University of Missouri Photo Workshop to be held in Monett have been announced.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
August 21, 1989
* Champion European Breeds steer at the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield was shown by Chris Schoen of Route 1, Monett.
* Special services will be held Sunday at Abundant Life Church in Monett to dedicate the new Monett Christian School facilities, according to Rev. Mike Pruitt, pastor and school administrator.
TEN YEARS AGO
August 21, 1999
* Veterans benefits were discussed by Doyle Childress, 29th District Missouri Senator from Reeds Spring, at a recent joint meeting of Tom Wolfe Memorial Post 4207 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary.
* The Barry County Commission has issued an apology to the Chapman family for flooding that resulted from a debris pile-up on the new bridge by Jolly Mill, but indicated none of the bridges discussed for that site would have prevented a flood with the kind of rainfall that occurred that day