EIGHTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1930
* V.B. Hall, wholesaler of fruits, vegetables and groceries, loaded out the first carload of strawberries from Monett today. These berries brought on the market $4 a crate.
* City electricians are at work rebuilding street light posts and putting in new style heads and light globes.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1940
* Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Williams, of Clever, were in Monett the first of the week, called by the death of their aunt, Mrs. Carrie E. Blood Davis.
* In observance of National Music Week, G. Peyton Gulick presented a group of violin selections Sunday afternoon at the home of the aged in Marionville.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1950
* Gene Murphy claims to have the first large edible strawberry grown in the city of Monett. He won in a growing race with Fred Cuendet, who conceded defeat.
* Eloise Young, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Young, miraculously escaped serious injury when she fell from the car being driven by her grandfather, E.A. Gipson, of Purdy, on Sunday.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1960
* Rental fees for use of the Monett City Park Casino were sliced up to 20 percent by the Monett City Council.
* The first place awards in the 1960 Better Newspaper Contest of the Missouri Press Association were won by The Monett Times, with this newspaper being named the top winner in advertising idea and for soil fertility promotions among daily newspapers in the state.
FORTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1970
* Little Leigh Ann Johnson, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Johnson, of Joplin, formerly of Purdy, is appearing tomorrow and all next week on Romper Room, seen each morning on Channel 12.
* Jimmie Doyle Hendrix, son of Gaylene Farless, 808 Central, has enlisted in the Army, SFC Clovis Steele, local Army recruiter from Springfield, announced today.
|THIRTY YEARS AGO|
May 7, 1980
* Prospects for this year's strawberry crop look very good, according to Alfred Justice, with picking expected to begin about May 20.
* Work on implementation of the emergency plan to provide adequate wastewater treatment for the City of Monett until problems at the new $6.4 million plant can be solved, got underway today and will involve the use of the old plant.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
May 7, 1990
* Deborah Swarens was hired for the new assistant principal at Monett Elementary School by the Monett R-1 Board of Education. Band director John Cheary resigned after 18 years to take a position at Springfield Glendale.
* Jerome Freiburger has been named valedictorian and Shawn Sheldon has been named salutatorium for the Class of 1990 at Verona High School.
TEN YEARS AGO
May 7, 2000
* English teacher Jeanne Ann Camp was named Teacher of the Year and students Marlena Sweeney and Steve Garrett were named Students of the Year at the annual Monett High School Honors Program.
* Thirty-nine different local scholarships were award to Monett High School students who will graduate on Friday. College and universities also gave scholarships to 21 students.