EIGHTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1930
* Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Wright moved to their new home at 612 Central Avenue this week. The home, consisting of five rooms and modern in every respect, is one of the prettiest homes in Monett.
* Roy Allen, who recently had the misfortunate to break his foot, went to Springfield today to received medical attention.
SEVENTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1940
* Clint Wallington expects to leave the first of the month for Neosho where he will manage a bowling alley.
* Tom McMillen, Jr., is enjoying a furlough from his duties with the United States Navy and is spending several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMillen.
SIXTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1950
* Plans are being made for the annual fishing contest for kids at the city lake in the park for Tuesday, Aug. 29. Prizes will be given for various catches by the youth.
* A pocketbook, stolen from a motor car parked by the Gillioz Theatre, was found this morning on top of the city jail. This is the second purse found there.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1960
* Monett's third annual Chicken Eatin' Week, an appropriate recognition for the growth of the poultry industry in the bi-county area, will be held here Sept. 19 to 24, announced Charles M. Dixon and Charles Hailey, co-chairmen of the event.
* Edwin Carlson was named winner and Petey Rauch was second in the candy selling contest sponsored by the American Legion Hobbs-Anderson Post 91.
FORTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1970
* Showers and cooler temperatures are forecast for the Missouri Ozarks by tomorrow night with better than a 50 percent chance for rain in the 24-hour period, according to weather forecasters.
* The Moss reunion will be held at the municipal park, west of Carthage, on Sunday, Aug. 30.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1980
* For the first time in the history of Monett Schools, a loan to meet end-of-year bills and payroll will be necessary. The R-1 Board of Education approved a $60,000 loan from United Missouri Bank.
* The Monett Quarterback Club will launch a membership drive at its first meeting for the 1980-81 year, announced President Howard Bounous.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 1990
* A powerful errant wind ripped through Monett with little warning shortly before 6 p.m., causing significant damage in spots from the golf course north to Sycamore Street. The large blue "Monett Pride and Progress" sign at the junction of Highways 60 and 37 fell after its three main posts were splintered.
* The annual fundraising drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association got into high gear today with the first major event of the Labor Day weekend drive, as the Monett Jaycees raised over $2,600 in its MDA Bowl-A-Thon.
TEN YEARS AGO
Aug. 19, 2000
* Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies stayed vigilant at Ernte Fest over the weekend, led by Sheriff Doug Seneker, trying to make sure everyone could have a good and safe time.
* The eighth annual ecumenical Vacation Bible School was held at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). "Under Construction----Habitat for Humanity" was the theme.