Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: April 15, 1937 Fell in 25-Foot Well; Rescued Unhurt Little Miss Ruth Estes, 6-year-old daughter of Supervisor I.D. Estes of Beat 4, while playing on some raised flower shelves failed to see her sister open the top of a well underneath and jumped squarely into the 25-foot shaft 10 feet deep in water. Mr. Estes was called and nervously lowered himself by way of the bucket rope into the well, but could not see. He was very thankful to hear Ruth say, “Here I am Daddy,” and discovered her tenaciously clinging to a crevice in the bricks. Although she sank into the deep water when she came up, she displayed a rare presence of mind and nerve for one so young in thus saving herself. When her father arrived with her at the surface, it was found that she was uninjured with the exception of a slight bruise on her chin. White’s Creek News: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray visited Mr. and Mrs. Willie Moore on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Wilson spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Travis Wilson. Mrs. Bill Taylor and Miss Grace Duncan visited Mrs. R.G. Wilson on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Ray spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Luther Ray. Mrs. Louellen Clanton of Houston, Texas, Miss Daisy Mae Johnson, Miss Doris Johnson, Mr. Odell Carr and Mr. Excell Carr of Alva were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Wilson on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Voyd Taylor and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Willie Moore. 50 Years Ago: April 12, 1962 Construction To Begin on New MS 404 Road Construction should begin as soon as weather conditions permit on MS 404 between Springhill and Bellefontaine, Commissioner Roy C. Adams said today. Adams said a work order was issued on April 2 by the Highway Commissioner to Dennis Bros. Contractors, Jackson, low bidder on the project. Adams said the present contract calls for grading, draining, culverts and a temporary gravel surface. He said there will be some inconvenience to the public during construction, but that every effort will be made to hold it to an absolute minimum. Peppertown News: Rev. and Mrs. L.A. Byrd were recent visitors in the J.B. Pepper home. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Mitchell visited a while Friday night with Mrs. T.L. Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pepper and baby visited in the Jay Anderson home a while Saturday night. Mrs. Betty Roberson and baby are visiting her sister, Mrs. Jim Palmertree. Visitors with the Kara Pepper family on Sunday were Mrs. Howell Pepper and Sandra. Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pepper and baby visited her mother Sunday afternoon. Libby Ann Pepper spent the weekend in the Howell Pepper home. 25 Years Ago: April 9, 1987 Eupora Municipal Limits Extended The City of Eupora grew suddenly Monday night when the Eupora Board of Aldermen, by a vote of 3-0 with two members abstaining, approved the extension of the municipal limits. Although the land area of the city was increased, its population was not since all the area taken into the city is presently uninhabited. The land involved is the area around the proposed White’s Creek reservoir scheduled to be built. Pete Fortner Jr., attorney for the board, read two petitions from the chairmen of the two developments that will surround the lake requesting the board to take the areas into the municipal limits. W.H. Yates is head of the White Creek West Subdivision and C.W. Gary is head of the White Creek East Subdivision. The plats of the two subdivisions show some 100 lots in the east subdivision and 50 lots in the west subdivision. Mt. Zion News: Mrs. Nelda McClure and Mark and Mrs. Frances Merchant and Heather visited Mrs. Ivy Sibley on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Golding visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pyron. Bethany Spell visited Jeannie Watson on Saturday. Nathan Rose visited Chris Ray on Friday night. Greg Watson visited the Billy Taylor family over the weekend. The Larry Watson family was Sunday visitors. Mrs. Nannie Ray visited in the John Wister Ray and Herbert Rico homes recently.