EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1930
* Cool north breezes over the Ozarks yesterday drove back the heat wave, the most intense since 1908. The temperatures last week ranged from 101 to 103.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1940
* One of the longest drives ever registered on the Monett Municipal Golf Course was hit yesterday afternoon by Jerre McKellops, professional, when he drove the ball 315 yards down the number four fairway.
* Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Everly are expected to return this evening from Afton, Okla., where they have been visiting relatives.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1950
* Any draftee called up for active service in the Army will get a starting pay of $75 a month. In the First World War the Army regulars received only $30 a month.
* The state tax commission has ordered taxes raised 30 percent on all automobiles and cattle in Barry County, according to a letter received by George England, county clerk.
FIFTY YEAR AGO
July 14, 1960
* Construction on Monett's new motel, Lakeland Lodge, is nearing completion and owners Frank L. Kerr and Dick Kerr report that the modern, 30-unit structure should be in operation by the end of July of in early August.
* A troupe from Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, Ark., will present "The Gondoliers," an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan, to Monett audiences on July 19 at Monett City Hall Auditorium.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1970
* The bodies of three scuba divers who had been missing since Sunday morning following a dive in Circle Sink Mine near Oronogo have all been recovered.
* Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rusch returned last week from a week's vacation at Brown's Valley and Wheaton, Minn., visiting Mrs. Rusch's sister and relatives.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1980
* Dennis Flattem, owner of Associated Machinists in Monett will be guest speaker at the regular noon luncheon meeting tomorrow of the Monett Kiwanis Club.
* Being hit by a softball during vacation wouldn't exactly be described as a thrilling experience, but that's just what it was for Mrs. John Lowry, of Monett. She was hit while watching a game in Plains, Ga., in which President Jimmy Carter was participating.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 14, 1990
* An agreement which will provide additional law enforcement protection for the Seligman-Washburn area in the south part of the county was signed this week by the Barry County Commission.
* An open house of the latest house the building trades department will construct on real estate in Monett will be held Sunday at 603 Schoolview Drive, according to Jim Orr, director of the Vo-Tech School.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 14, 2000
* More than 30 people gathered in the City Hall Auditorium last night to discuss the idea put forward by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad to close the current track crossing at Central Avenue. In return, the railroad offered $200,000 and a package of funds to build a bridge over the current crossing on Eisenhower Street.
* Jack Henry and Associates has proposed offering five million shares of additional common stock. Sale of the stock will raise funds to repay debt and provide working capital, capital expenditures and other corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions.