EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1930
* Sunrise swimming parties at the city park pool are quite the vogue this summer.
* Mrs. E.W. Russey and children are visiting Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Hoover at Amory, Miss.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1940
* The Gillioz Bank and Trust Company is completing the installation of new fixtures, so as to enlarge its window space. The new addition will enable the bank to serve its customers better, V.A. Wiley, cashier, said.
* Miss Pauline Johnson, of Monett, and Roger Hemphill, of Golden City, were married at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. H.R. Runion, pastor of the First Methodist Church at the Runion home in Carthage.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1950
* Friday evening at the swim pool in the city park will be the scene of a water exhibition. The will be a show of what the classes in swimming have learned this summer under teachers Lou Ellen Jones and Mary Kay McShane.
* Thomas C. Hennings Jr., Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator, St. Louis, campaigned in Monett this morning and met with his supporters for a few minutes' talk.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1960
* Law enforcement officers throughout southwest Missouri attended an arson conference at the State Highway Patrol's Troop D headquarters in Springfield.
* Nearly 200 area National Guardsmen from Monett, Pierce City, Purdy, Verona, Freistatt, Cassville and other area communities departed this morning for Minnesota where they will take part in the annual two weeks of summer field training.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1970
* Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Swearingen and Mrs. Swearingen's mother, Mrs. Orvil Kuandart, all of Bartlesville, Okla., spent the weekend visiting in the home of Mrs. Kuandart's sister, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Mahoney.
* Three area students were named to the Dean's List in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri in Columbia for thew winter semester. They were Alan Claud, of Monett; Paul Shepherd, of Cassville; and David Casper, of Purdy.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1980
* Downtown Monett will take on a county fair atmosphere later this week, complete with sidewalk arts and crafts show, games of chance, kiddie rides and concessions for the 50th annual Monett Jaycee Carnival and Monett Agriculture Appreciation Days.
* Monett City Council has accepted the resignation of Verdayne Ennes as city collector effective Aug. 1. Mrs. Margaret Holle has been named to fill the vacancy.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 22, 1990
* Near record crowds packed the picnic area at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stones Prairie for the annual Stones Prairies picnic. Picnickers waited up to an hour for freshly made hamburgers right off the grill and homemade pies.
* The Nolan Meier dairy farm, two miles west of Midway and a half mile south, will be the site of an energy conservation and wastewater field day offered by the Barry County Extension Council.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 22, 2000
* The Monett Chamber of Commerce awarded 182 blue ribbons and 33 red ribbons Friday at the 53rd annual Monett Junior Livestock Show, held at the improved Monett Livestock Pavilion.
* The Italian Horse Whisperer and Madewell's Value Added Organic Pork Outlet, both in Mt. Vernon, will be stops of Roy Blunt's fourth annual ag tour.