EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1930
* Fred Lockmiller, manager of the Frisco Newsstand, won third cash prize in solving the murder mystery in a story "The Gangster's Girl."
* Monett Chapter 190, Order of the Eastern Star, elected R. C. Farrow as worthy patron to take the place of C.E. Evans, who has moved from Monett.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1940
* Mrs. Burl Roller is taking her vacation from Penney's and is spending several days in Topeka, Kan. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reary on their return home.
* Mrs. Edwin Jerome, saleswoman at the Bon Ton Shop, is enjoying a vacation from her duties this week.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1950
* Forty-eight carloads of strawberries have been shipped from Monett as of this noon, according to the Railways Express office here.
* The assessed valuation of Barry County, excluding railroads, telephone, telegraph and public utilities, is $12,089,750, according to the books which have been turned over to County Clerk George England by Assessor H.L. "Shug" Chastain.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1960
* Homer Lee, under whose guidance the Missouri State and National Open baton twirling contests and the week-long clinics that follow have grown into the largest events of their kind in the United States, has been named winner of the Kiwanis Club's "outstanding citizen of the month" award for July.
* Hundreds of residents throughout the district were on hand for the 71st annual Freistatt Picnic last night with the event being one of the most successful ever held in the Lawrence County community.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1970
* Monett's seventh foreign exchange student through the American Field Service program will be Miss Anna Christina Carlberg, of Jonkoping, Sweden.
* Dr. R.W. Netzer has been selected as commander for Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 of the American Legion last night, succeeding J.Q. Spahr.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1980
* Final steps in preparation for the admission of the City of Monett to the National Flood Insurance Program are now in motion with flood plain management ordinances expected to be adopted by the Monett City Council in about 90 days.
* Further plans for the fifth annual Pierce City Fall Festival, scheduled for Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, have been announced by Steve Heeter, general chairman. Missouri's Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick will be the parade grand marshal.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 7, 1990
* The seventh annual American Cancer Society Summer Golf Benefit has been scheduled for July 21 and 22.
* James Gregory Huntress, son of Dr. and Mrs. C.W. Huntress Jr., of Monett, is a May 1990 graduate of the School of Optometry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 7, 2000
* A tub grinder has been leased from Ceres Environmental in Minnesota by the city to reduce several years of accumulated wood at the city's old compost yard down to a size that could be added into the new compost yard at the east end of Broadway.
* Remodeling is underway at Pierce City High School. The administration gave up on using carpet as a floor covering. Existing asbestos tile is being covered over with another layer of tile.