EIGHTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1930
* Miss Mary Folger, of Monett, and Miss Florine Watson, of Pierce City, went to Mt. Vernon on Monday where they were special guests of the Mt. Vernon Ad Club at a banquet. The young ladies furnished musical entertainment for the evening.
* Bob Wilson, Frisco telegraph operator, who died suddenly from heart trouble following an illness of only a few hours, will be laid to rest in the Forbes (Mo.) Cemetery.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1940
* Mrs. Helen Dyer, tennis coach, will use the following lineup when Monett Junior College meets the Bolivar Baptists tomorrow: Bud Hubbard, Warren Perry, Jimmy Davis and Wayne Schelin.
* Mrs. Ralph Saxe and daughter, Sue Carolyn, left this morning to return to their home in Tulsa, Okla., after visiting relatives and friends in Monett for several days.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1950
* Dr. Ben Morris Ridpath, Methodist pastor of Joplin, will give the commencement address tonight for 35 members of the graduating class of Pierce City High School, held in the high school gymnasium.
* Bill Conrey, star Monett High School miler, is leaving in the morning to participate in the state track meet at Columbia. He is the only Cub to qualify for the state meet.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1960
* Formal opening of the recently remodeled McKee-Conyers Drug Store in Monett has been announced by Helen McKee Sagar and Jennings S. Conyers, owners.
* Charles Gipson, a Purdy High School senior, has received a scholarship for $1,200 plus a student loan clause for $800 from Drury College in Springfield.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1970
* Fire which broke out last night at the G&R Industries Inc. plant on the Monett Industrial Tract illuminated the skies and was visible for a considerable distance.
* Danny Conner, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Conner, of Monett, has been elected as public information officer at Scabbard and Blade, honorary ROTC fraternity, at the University of Missouri at Rolla.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1980
* Dee Stewart, Monett kindergarten teacher, and Modona Taylor, of Harrison, Ark., both of whom are retiring at the end of this school year, were honored at the monthly meeting of the Ozark Area Kindergarten and Primary Teachers Association.
* Wayne Self was named Jaycee of the Year at the Monett Jaycees and Jaycee Wives annual awards banquet. Gary Henson received the Spark Plug Award.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 5, 1990
* Roxann Watkins was installed as president of the Monett Business and Professional Women's Club at a dinner meeting of the organization. Other new officers are Debbie Brafford, first vice president; Marion Dohmen, second vice president; Linda Dohmen, treasurer; and Evelyn Alyea, reporter.
* Area home owners are invited to enter a "Pride in Property" contest sponsored by the Monett Board of Realtors in conjuction with the celebration of American Home Week.
TEN YEARS AGO
May 5, 2000
* Monett Elementary School has been tapped for a groundbreaking honor, as a Reading Renaissance Model School by the Institute for Academic Excellence.
* Monett's waste treatment plant is due for an upgrade, having reached the peak of its volume capacity for 20 years of projected growth in half that time, reported Utilities Superintendent Pete Rauch.