Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files 75 Years Ago:
March 25, 1937
Farmers Develop Cover Crops
“There are many fields of good cover crops showing up in the county,” said County Agent R.T. Hobson yesterday. “We have planted about 3,000 acres and according to work sheets being signed on this year’s farm program, we will have a much larger acreage planted this year.” Among the outstanding fields now being inspected, said Mr. Hobson, is that of “Cap” Pittman’s on Highway 9 north of Walthall, who has done wonders with vetch. “He’ll sure make corn when it’s plowed under,” said the agent. Gary Brothers’ field of Austrians Winter Peas on both sides of Highway 9 just north of Eupora is also creating much comment among farmers who are interested in effective ways of enriching soil and rotating crops. Many other farmers are boasting splendid results with cover crops.
Clarkson News:
Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Palmer and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis at Cumberland.
Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Henley spent Sunday and Monday with their children, Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Crowley, near Tupelo.
Mrs. Sue (Watson) Word and Mrs. Abby (Watson) Hanks of Inverness were shaking hands with old friends here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Wells and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H.H. O’Bannon at Maben.
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Curry were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kimbrew Walker.
Miss Ethel Palmer was a guest of Mrs. Marzee McBride Saturday night.
50 Years Ago:
March 22, 1962
New Business in Eupora
Mrs. M.A. “Pete” Elkins announced this week she has purchased the stock of formerly owned by Mrs. J.W. Vaughan Sr. at the Fabric Center and is opening he own at the building formerly occupied by the ASCS offices prior to their moving into new quarters. The business will be named Sylvia’s Fabric Shop and will carry most anything for sewing needs. Mrs. Elkins, the former Sylvia Paxton, is a native of Webster County, having been born and raised near Walthall.
Lebanon News:
Those visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Sellars Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Odie Freshour, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Hays, Mrs. Leland Sellars and Mrs. John Pearson and Ida Marie.
Mrs. Vera Latham and Gail spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Era Johnson and children.
Mrs. Ora Bell Latham spent a while in the Levi Sellars home Tuesday morning.
Those visiting Mrs. Levi Sellars, who is ill this week, were Mrs. Mattie Hodge, Mrs. Ben McCain, Mrs. Joe Hodge, and Mrs. Lansing Lamb and Judy.
25 Years Ago:
March 19, 1987
West Shady Grove News:
Mr. and Mrs. Merle Harrison returned home on Thursday after a week visit with Mrs. Harrison’s sister, Mrs. Jessie Richardson in Oxford.
Mr. Frank Farley of Houston visited over the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Mary Lou Farley.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Bailey and son, Aaron, from Plantersville visited their grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Bailey, on Sunday afternoon.
Visiting Friday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey were Mrs. Martha Atkins and Mrs. Fay Thompson. Saturday visitors were Rev. Jack Inman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bailey and little grandson, Austin Mims Bailey. Sunday visitors were Mrs. Ersel Patton, Joe Bailey and Sam Bailey.
Self Creek News:
E.B. and Maudine Oswalt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 8. Edna Oswalt attended the nice occasion.
Willie Thompson, Jr. and wife, Cindy, and their two children visited Willie and Lola Thompson last weekend. Their little daughter, Paige, celebrated her 5th birthday.
Bridget Vaughan spent part of spring break in Arkansas visiting relatives.
Cleo Thompson visited Christine Saucier recently.
Alice and Evans Cantrell of West Point came to see their sister, Mattie Pearl Butler recently.
Happy Birthday to Mollie Reed who was 99 years old on March 8.