EIGHTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1930
* James Carter had a close call when he was accidentally shot by a pistol at his home on North Fifth Street. His father, J.E. Carter, had laid his pistol on a desk and James, coming in later, accidentally knocked the pistol to the floor, causing it to discharge.
* Dorothy English, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. English, is walking about the house after a severe attack of peritonitis.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1940
* L.E. Lines left Sunday for Tulsa, Okla., where he will work as sterotype operator on the Tulsa Tribune while one of the operators is on vacation.
* Miss Alta Albee, of Fort Scott, Kan., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. D. A. Peters and family.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1950
* Washington----Grim orders to "fight to the death" were given U.S. troops in Korea today by their commanding officer, Lt. Gen. Walden Walker, who told officers of the 24th division that "we have retreated the last step."
* Miss Beverly Black will return Sunday from a gypsy trip to St. Louis, on which she accompanied 18 senior girls and their counselors.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1960
* For the second time in less than a week the Monett Municipal Golf Course club house was broken into last night with about $2 in pennies and four or five cartons of cigarettes stolen.
* Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kirchner, of Carthage, and the daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Kirchner and children, of Corpus Christi, Texas, were guests Wednesday evening in the home of Kirchner's aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bradford, of Monett.
FORTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1970
* Little hope of relief from the drought in this area is offered in the forecast which calls for partly cloudy skies and a slight chance of afternoon or evening thundershowers tonight with high temperatures and humidity continuing.
* Myrtle Watkins, who underwent major surgery July 14 at St. Vincent's Hospital, has returned home and is doing well.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1980
* A major step toward resolution of a problem which has plagued the community for over a year was taken yesterday by the Monett City Council signing an agreement with Autotrol Inc. for the replacement of broken down bio-surf digestor units in the city's crippled $6.4 million wastewater treatment plant.
* The processing of several thousand gallons of oily sludge containing dioxin near Verona is expected to be completed by mid-August.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
July 29, 1990
* The Barry-Lawrence County chapter of Ducks Unlimited won a major state award for increase in income with net compared to gross, at the recent state Ducks Unlimited Convention, announced President Kelly Curbow.
* Farm management specialist Ron Wright has assumed his duties at the Barry County Extension Center in Cassville.
TEN YEARS AGO
July 29, 2000
* Dairy.com, the first business to business online vertical exchange focused specifically on serving the United States dairy industry, opened this week. Founding partners of the company include Dairy Farmers of American and Schreiber Foods, both of which have plants located in Monett.
* At the monthly Monett Chamber of Commerce board meeting, Executive Director Gary Nodler showed off the new wireless sound system acquired for use at the Junior Livestock Show.