EIGHTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1929
* Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Spilman and children, of Monett, returned home Friday from a vacation trip to Oklahoma and Kansas.
* Irving Williams, of Monett, will leave Sunday for New York City and then sail for Paris, France, to attend the University of France and take a course in commercial art.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1949
* J. Glenn Caldwell, owner of Princess Theatre in Aurora, and Glenn Hall, owner of Hall Theatre in Cassville, announced they have completed plans for a drive-in theatre to be built in Monett.
* Mr. and Mrs. Ross Roger Gahring and children, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, are visiting in the home of their aunt, Mrs. V.L. Millsap, of Monett.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1959
* Tentative plans have begun to mushroom in Monett in preparation for Chicken Eatin' Week, scheduled to be held in October in Monett.
* Barry County 4-Hers won blue ribbons on more than 50 percent of their projects entered in the Ozark Empire Fair, according to Assistant County Agent Jim Freeman.
FORTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1969
* Linda Tennison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Tennison, of Monett, was crowned the 1969 Miss Monett Lion at the annual beauty pageant held last night.
* Lieutenant Colonel Lycurgus Lines, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Lines, of Monett, has been awarded the Air Medal in Thailand.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1979
* A public hearing on the proposed tax rate for the Barry-Lawrence Regional Library will be held Wednesday at the Monett Branch.
* A total of 56 area teachers, counselors and administrators attended an in-service training program yesterday at Monett High School.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
August 26, 1989
* Snyder Bridge and Construction Company was the lone bidder for major improvements planned for the bridge on Dairy Street in Monett.
* Jim Lanning, former music teacher at Pierce City High School, has accepted the job of director of music at East Newton High School this school year.
TEN YEARS AGO
August 26, 1999
* Lester and Amanda Schallert, of rural Purdy, have been recognized by the University of Missouri Outreach and Extension in Barry County for being owners of a century farm.
* Several physical changes on the Verona High School campus have been completed over the summer, enhancing security and convenience on the facility, according to Principal Robert Vice.