EIGHTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1930
* C.E. Evans, superintendent of Monett Schools, has accepted an appointment in the state department of education. He will be in charge of adult education, an entirely new work in the state, under State Superintendent of Schools Lee. Mr. and Mrs. Evans will leave soon for Jefferson City.
* George J.C. Wilhelm went to Billings Sunday and preached morning and evening in the Methodist Church.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1940
* Frankie Jean Sisco, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fay Sisco, was named the highest ranking pupil of the Pierce City Central School. Announcement was made yesterday by Principal Mark McKimmey.
* J.B. Burg left Saturday for a several weeks' visit with relatives in California. He will visit her sister, Mrs. Charlotte Nelson, at San Francisco, and his son, Otis Burg, at San Diego.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1950
* Fifty-eight seniors will be graduated from Monett High School with the class of 1950.
* The Monett Boys Club is about to end another successful year of activities The club has met each Friday at 4 p.m. at the high school gymnasium for sports activities. The boys enjoyed basketball, boxing, wrestling and softball.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1960
* Bud Mercer, owner of the Mercer Funeral Home, last night was elected president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce for the coming year.
* Top student in the Purdy eighth grade graduating class this year is Sammye Davis, valedictorian.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1970
* First runner-up to Legal Secretary of the Year for the State of Missouri is Miss Sandy Arnett, of Route 2, Purdy, secretary to Monett attorney Edward V. Sweeney. She was selected for the honor during the annual state convention of the Missouri Association of Legal Secretaries, held last weekend at the Prom-Sheraton Hotel in Kansas City.
* Visiting Friday with Mrs. J.A. Higgins of rural Monett were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roberts of Pittsburg, Kan.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1980
* Notification has been received that the Lawrence County Courthouse in Mt. Vernon is now included on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.
* The 10th annual Monett Elementary School Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for May 8 in the school's all-purpose room and will feature an art display, as well as musical performances by the sixth grade band and the elementary chorus.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 6, 1990
* Alice Wise, past president of the Monett Women of Today and also the charter president of the state organization formed in 1985, was one of three recipients of the Circle of Friendship award given as a climax to the annual banquet Saturday evening.
* For the first time in the history of the Monett Schools, a summer school session will be available to all students in grades K-12.
TEN YEARS AGO
May 6, 2000
* The Black Kettle restaurant is poised to reopen next week after remodeling from the fire in February, reports Paul Miller, son-in-law of owner Elmer Denton.
* A fairly conservative budget for operations was adopted at the special meeting of the City Council in Pierce City, cutting back even from what expenses had been projected for the fiscal year that ended on April 30.