EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1930
* Friends of Dr. A. Jones, of Sapulpa, Okla., formerly of Monett, will be interested to know that he has become a song writer and has had severals songs published.
* Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schoen, of Freistatt, left today on a motor trip to Kansas City and will be accompanied home by their two daughters, Rose and Amanda Schoen, who are employed there.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1940
* A 1940 Plymouth owned by Pete Veith was completely demolished in a wreck north of Purdy yesterday evening. The driver of the car, Frank Riddle, of Monett, was not hurt.
* Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Hammond left today for Eminence for a visit with Mrs. D.L. Millman. Beverly Gail, who has been visiting there for the past five weeks, will return home with them.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1950
* Russell Lockmiller, 17-year-old grandson of Dr. and Mrs. J.M. Russell, was sworn in as a midshipman today at Annapolis Naval Academy, according to a telegram received by Dr. Russell.
* Tomatoes are starting to arrive at Ozark markets. Here., V.B. Hall reported that the vine-ripened tomato market at Monticello, Ark., is up this year with a delivered price to Kansas City and St. Louis being $5.50 a half bushel or 22 cents per pound.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1960
* Harvesting of an unusually fine wheat crop has reached its peak in the bi-county areaa with the total yield expected to equal last year's acreage this summer.
* Lt. Col. James W. Shockley, son or Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Shockley, of Monett, has been awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Army Commendation Medal upon completion of his assignment at the United States Army Air Defense Command headquarters at Colorado Springs, Colo.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1970
* A seven-and-a-half pound blue catfish was caught yesterday shortly before 1 p.m. at the Monett Sportsmen's League Lake in the city park by Don Riggs and Kyle Bounous.
* Don Davis, of Monett, has returned from the first national youth conference, sponsored by the American-International Charolais Association held at Penn State University.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1980
* The month of July bounded in sizzling like a firecracker yesterday as temperatures swelled to well past the 100 degree mark in most of the state. The Monett weather station reported 97 degrees here.
* Five fires, most of them either fireworks or heat related, kept Monett City and Rural firemen busy throughout the day yesterday, and prompted a warning to area residents to exercise extreme caution with all forms of fire until conditions improve.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 2, 1990
* The Monett Senior Chamber Executive Group reviewed plans for the chamber's Pioneer Days and Buckskin Rendezvous with event co-chairman Harold Scheilin Jr. at the senior group's quarterly meeting.
* The 46th reunion of the descendants of Nathaniel and Katherine (Perdue) Meador was held on Father's Day at the Monett City Park Casino.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 2, 2000
* Around 200 people turned out Saturday to say thanks to Mrs. Dee Stewart for her career as a teacher for 35 years in the Monett R-1 School District.
* Concrete pads for bleachers and for the new concession building at the Monett Chamber's livestock pavilion as part of planned improvements.