EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1930
* Monett Myer painted a sign for the Monett Commercial Club room in the city hall, and presented the same one day this week.
* C. Brent, of Oklahoma City, has leased Ed Salzer's lot at the corner of Second and Dunn, and is putting in a miniature golf course.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1940
* James Holland and Bill Pitts left Sunday evening for several weeks' visit in the West.
* Dean C. Niemeyer, manager of the Leader department store, is on vacation this week. Mrs. Niemeyer is visiting relatives and friends in Oklahoma City.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1950
* Monett's most coveted award was president to M.E. Gillioz this morning upon the opening of his new drive-in bank. It is the Most Valuable Citizen Plaque presented by the Chamber of Commerce.
* Miss Noralee Phariss, who will be a senior in Monett High School this fall, has received the highest degree in the National Forensic League.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1960
* Stones Prairies annual picnic will be held on the St. John's Trinity Lutheran Church grounds at Stones Prairie, northwest of Purdy, next Thursday night with an eventful evening planned.
* Barry and Lawrence Counties are represented by 57 members of 4-H clubs at the four-day session of Camp Smokey at Roaring River State Park.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1970
* Last night's low mercury reading was 60 here and the high yesterday was 82.
* The Missouri State Highway Commission has approved a tentative construction and right of way supplementary (farm to market) system program for the 1971 fiscal year, which includes four projects in the bi-county area.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1980
* Preparations for tonight's debut of the 50th annual Monett Jaycees Carnival are now complete with large crowds expected to be on hand for the popular event to be staged on the Municipal Parking Lot at Sixth and Broadway.
* Property tax valuations for Barry County for the current year show an increase of nearly $1.6 million over last year's figures with a total assessment of $44,557,483, according to County Clerk Howard Bounous.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 23, 1990
* Bustling with excitement, the Monett Livestock Pavilion was a busy site Friday evening as approximately 100 youth from across the area competed in the annual Monett Junior Livestock Show.
* The first reunion of the descendants of Thomas and Fountainella Jackson was held recently at the Monett Community Building.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 23, 2000
* Adam Voskamp, of Mt. Vernon, won senior showmanship in dairy at the Monett Junior Livestock Show. He received the Mike Henderson Memorial Award in memory of the Purdy FFA and livestock show participant who won American Farmer honors before being killed in an auto accident in 1972.
* Descendants of Mary and Joe McCaffrey, numbering 138 in attendance, descended upon the area for their family reunion. The last reunion was held in Philadelphia in 1995.