EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1930
* Jack Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Ashley, of Fourth Street in Monett, entertained 40 little guests at an informal party in honor of his sixth birthday.
* Miss Lenora Noonan, of Kansas City, arrived Saturday morning to attend the wedding of her brother, Joseph Noonan, and Miss Marie Campbell Sunday.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1940
* Floodlights have been ordered at the Monett Municipal Golf Course to provide illumination for a night driving range. It is expected that the range will be in operation late next week.
* Miss Mazie Virginia Roderick, who is spending the summer with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Fred King in Kansas City, is studying violin with Josef Rosenstein, first violinist with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1950
* The Red sweep into Seoul was stopped today and the Communist North Koreans have pushed back 13 miles to the north of the capital city, dispatches reported this noon. The capital of South Korea and the American mission have been saved from immediate danger at present.
* Jack Laughlin, who has been managing editor of The Monett Times since December, 1948, will leave with his family early next week for Crane, Texas, where Laughlin will operate the Crane Chronicle.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1960
* Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth McShane and daughter, Barbara, escaped injury yesterday when a four-alarm fire broke out at the Ambassador-Kingsway Hotel in St. Louis, where they were staying while on a combination business and pleasure trip.
* Hoffman-Taff Inc., of Springfield, which has acquired 90 acres of land at Verona as the site for its second chemical plant, last night was host to about 60 businessmen from Monett, Verona and Aurora. They took a tour of the Springfield plant.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1970
* Arriving in Monett on Thursday for a two-week visit with Mr. and Mrs. Ray Porter and other relatives was the Porter's son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Ray H. Porter and son, Pete, of Sacramento, Calif.
* Mr. and Mrs. Omer J. Twitty, Bobby and Patricia, have returned from a week long vacation in Louisiana and Mississippi.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1980
* Andre Velders, Monett's 16th foreign exchange student through the American Field Service (AFS) program, will be leaving Sunday with AFS students from other cities for a brief tour of part of the United States before returning to his home in Voorschoten, Zuid, Holland.
* A total of 58 school districts in southwest Missouri, including several in Barry County, have reported transportation costs for the 1979-80 school year which would have been considered excessive under a rule adopted Thursday in Jefferson City by the State Board of Education.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
June 28, 1990
* Darcy Scott, 11-year-old Purdy girl and daughter of Glen and Cindy Scott, of Purdy, is the reigning Missouri Pre-Teen Young Miss.
* Budget for the 1990-91 fiscal year in the City of Purdy in the amount of $204,000 was adopted by the Purdy City Council last night.
|TEN YEARS AGO|
June 28, 2000
* The biggest fireworks display ever seen in Monett is planned for July 4.
* Challenge Air treated young people with physical difficulties who were attending Camp Barnabas to a plane ride at the Monett airport Saturday.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1930
* William Exposito, of St. Louis, is here to attend the marriage of his sister, Carolyn Exposito, to Joseph Breidenstein, of Aurora, which will take place Tuesday.
* Monett will hold a Fourth of July celebration at the city park, and plans are complete for a big picnic and fine program. The park has been cleaned off and put in fine shape by the park force and there is an abundance of space for family and group picnics.
|SEVENTY YEARS AGO|
June 29, 1940
* Miss Alma Ellis, nurse at the Frisco Hospital in St. Louis, will come Monday to be the house guest of Miss Marguerite Cullifer.
* Mr. and Mrs. Leo Harback returned home last evening from Fort Smith, Ark., where they had attended the funeral of a relative.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1950
* Seven more girls have entered the bathing beauty contest to be held during the big Fourth of July celebration in Monett, bringing the number of entries so far to 12.
* A new corporation has been chartered under the name of Monett Mills Inc., 109 Main St., announced George Simpson, manager of Katy Mills Inc.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1960
*Dean Chapman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chapman, of Route 2, Pierce City, is one of 12 Missouri Future Farmers of America chapter members to be selected for the honor of American Farmer.
* Charles Kackley, of Monett, on vocals and electric guitar will lead the Rhythm Rockers Quartet entertaining the seventh annual Purdy High School Alumni Association meeting on Saturday in that school's gym.
FORTY YEARS AGO
June 29, 1970
* Bill Hemphill, of Purdy, former Barry County sheriff and now juvenile officer of the 39th Judicial District, was sworn in as deputy United States Marshal of the western district of Missouri in ceremonies this morning in Federal Court in Springfield.
* Joining Mrs. Floyd Huffman for a week long visit in Monett is her sister and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Porta, Libby and Jimmy, of Fort Smith, Ark.
|THIRTY YEARS AGO|
June 29, 1980
* A Monett family escaped uninjured when an early morning fire gutted their seven-room home at 601 Seventh St.
* Temperatures in the Ozarks have soared to record heights during the past three days with area residents seeking some sort of relief from the heat by staying indoors in front of fans or air conditioners, or outdoors under shade trees waiting for fleeting warm breezes to pass their way.
|TWENTY YEARS AGO|
June 29, 1990
* With a proposal for county zoning and planning to go to the voters in the Aug. 7 election, the Lawrence County Commission has called a public information meeting to discuss all aspects of the program.
* Steve W. Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hayes, of Monett, was among 149 students who received recognition during the awards and honors day ceremony this spring at Evangel College in Springfield.
TEN YEARS AGO
June 29, 2000
* Unexpected resignations of Mayor Michael Gates and Aldermen Dee Dee Hutson and Patricia Gates in Verona have been filled by Mayor Pro Tem Peggy Paynter taking the reins and appointing Cecil Higgins as mayor. Also appointed were Darlene Berger and Jimmie Branham to the council seats.
* Amy Newbold and Sara Green took first place in leading the Monett Water Thrashers to a third place finish at the Lamar meet.