EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1930
* Mrs. A.J. Hawkins, 304 Third St., was painfully injured when the weight of her cellar door fell and struck her on the leg.
* Mrs. Pauline Gabriel received a cablegram today from her daughter, Miss Pauline Gabriel, of Las Vegas, N.M., stating she had arrived in London, England, safely. Miss Gabriel will visit the principal cities of Europe.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1940
* Every Monett merchant is urged to make a special effort to have a shipment of freight come in some time during the week as part of "Ship by Frisco Week" in Monett.
* The Frisco railroad is making preparations to handle thousands of troops under the new defense program. Coaches, baggage, flat and stock cars are among those being reconditioned at the Frisco shop here to be ready when the flood of troop movements begin.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1950
* Paul Whitaker, linotype operator to The Times, was elected to head the Monett Lions Club at its annual election, held at Hatcher's banquet room.
* Jack Laughlin, who has been managing editor of The Monett Times since Dec. 1948, will leave for Crane, Texas where Laughlin will operate the Crane Chronicle.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1960
* Candidates for Monett's Miss Monett Lion of 1960 are Beverly Wiseley, Marilyn Shanks, Karen Mitchell, Jacquetta Davidson, Sandra Dinan, Marlene Brown, Jeane Pilant, Connie Coleman and Rochelle Stewart.
* A new Brown and Sharpe universal grinder, valued at $15,000, for inside and outside metal grinding, has been installed at Roderick Arms and Tool Company in Monett.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1970
* A new 20x80 foot extension which was completed earlier this summer on the south side of the agricultural pavilion located at the southeast corner of the MIDC tract will provide a larger shelter area for the record number of livestock entered for the annual Monett Junior Livestock Show, to be held Aug. 1.
* Monett's 11th annual Sidewalk Bazaar, sponsored by the Special Retail Promotions Committee of the Monett Chamber of Commerce, will be held July 30 with 32 local merchants participating.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1980
* The new Lawrence County Child Advocacy Council will operate to help the county become aware of the problem of child abuse and neglect and to enlighten the public as to the help available through the council's program.
* The 1979 Monett United Way Drive netted a total of $17,016.65, including interest earned with the goal set of $22,000. The report was given before the board as plans were made to start the 1980 drive.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 28, 1990
* Descendants of Ferdinand and Mary (Ptach) Witt from throughout the United States and Brazil gathered at the Monett City Park Casino on July 14 for their third family reunion.
* The Off-Broadway Restaurant on Monday will have all-you-can-eat top sirloin for $8.95 or 8 ounces of top sirloin for $5.95.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 28, 2000
* Laws allowing vehicle owners to buy tags for a two-year period at a reduced price are impacting the Monett Chamber of Commerce's budget, reported Gary Nodler, chamber executive director.
* Responding to reports of a significant increase in the number of Hepatitis A cases in Lawrence County in the past two months, new information has been released by the county health department.