NINETY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1920
* Monett's new theatre, the Rialto, said to be the handsomest playhouse in this section of the state, will be formally opened Saturday, Aug. 14. The new theatre is owned by the Rialto Theatre Company, composed of A.W. Sturgis, O.W. Williams and E.S. Maggs.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1930
* Clifford Ellis won first place honors and Dennis Ragsdale won second in a 50-yard dash at the water carnival at Doling Park in Springfield.
|SEVENTY YEARS AGO|
Aug. 5, 1940
* Miss Ada Montgomery, of Springfield, spent the weekend visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Claud Lester.
* Mrs. Elbert Terry and Mrs. Vernon Bradford, of Cassville, were Sunday visitors in Monett.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1950
* The forecast for tomorrow gives the good "mudder" type golfer the best opportunity to win in the Monett Junior Chamber of Commerce's golf tournament. A large number was expected if the rain doesn't frighten them off.
* Miss Mary Helen Willhoite returned last Friday from Columbia where she worked on a master's degree during the summer session of Missouri University. Miss Willhoite is supervisor of the elementary schools.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1960
* Jack Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Turner, of Monett, will compete in the State Sand Green Tournament in Boonville on Aug. 13 and 14.
* Joplin police notified the Monett police this noon that a man named Jack Sands is reported passing bogus $20 bills in the Webb City and Baxter Springs, Kan. area.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1970
* Announcement that B.J. (Joe) Edwards, an employee of the Monett Post Office for the past 21 years, has been detailed to fill the vacancy of assistant postmaster.
* Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Watson, Douglas, Deanna and David, of Gooding, Idaho, who have been visiting here for the past week with Mrs. Jessie Watson, returned home today.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1980
* Work has resumed on Monett's new city water well with construction of a pumphouse and installation of the pump. The well will be connected to the 12-inch line on Central Avenue and it expected to produce 900 gallons a minute.
* The fifth annual Pierce City Fall Festival will get underway on thursday and continued through most of the day Saturday, Missouri Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick will be Grand Marshal of the parade on Saturday.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 1990
* The Times is filled with ads for and against the proposed 18-hole golf course going before voters on Aug. 7.
* New officers to be installed at Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post are W.A. Schuetz as commander; Dayton Mackey as vice commander; Jim Fertig as adjutant; Les Mason as historian; Al Dohmen as service officer; and William Schucht as chaplain.
TEN YEARS AGO
Aug. 5, 2000
* With one year left to raise the district from it provisional accreditation rating Pierce City R-6 board members prepared to ask teachers for monthly updates on raising scores on the Missouri Achievement Program (MAP) tests. Teachers protested, saying the state tests are poorly made.
* State Representative Linda Bartelsmeyer, keeping a journal published in The Times, called her experience at the Republican National Convention "an opportunity of a lifetime."