Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: April 29, 1937 Rocky Hill News: Mrs. T.L. Schaefer, Myrtis and Junior McGaugh spent Wednesday evening with Mrs. Sam Dodd. Miss Myrtis McGaugh spent a while Thursday evening with Miss Maxine Lamb. Mr. and Mrs. Everette Dodd and baby, Jo Ann, spent Friday night with Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Latham and Miss Lee Lamb. Decma, Bentley and Wilford Deskin spent Friday evening with Myrtis and Junior McGaugh. A good crowd assembled in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oswalt Sunday evening and sang sacred songs. Callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wilson on Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cook and children, Mrs. Alice Cook and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swindoll and children. Bellefontaine News: Miss Moree Swindoll was a weekend visitor with Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Embry. Mrs. Richard Shaw of West Point is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hix McCain. Mr. John Oswalt visited Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hood and Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Hood last weekend. Mr. J.M. Tally and Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Tally were visitors in Houston on Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Shaw and sister, Miss Delma Shaw were guests in the home of Misses Effie and Lee Ransom on Sunday. Miss Elizabeth Hicks visited in the home of Miss Mary Alice Pounds on Sunday. 50 Years Ago: April 26, 1962 Sunset News: Mr. Billie Baker spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker. Sgt. Hugh C. Smith Jr. left here Monday for his home in California after a two-week vacation with his many relatives and friends here. Mr. and Mrs. James Tedder and son spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker. Mrs. Lethia Singleton and Mrs. Nannie Dean are at home in Drew after an enjoyable visit with children and many relatives here. Mrs. I.L. Baker spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Tommie Lee Lawrence. Mr. and Mrs. McMinn of Ackerman and Mr. Elvie McMinn of Washington, D.C. spent Monday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker. Mr. I.L. Baker visited Wednesday morning with his children and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Baker near Tomnolen. Mt. Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sibley and sons visited Mr. and Mrs. Paul Byrd over the weekend, Mr. and Mrs. Wister Ray had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Pervie Ray on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gatlin were dinner guests in the Roy Ray home on Sunday. Mrs. Charlie Gatlin visited Mrs. Bud Wilson on Sunday. Mr. Wordell Pittman visited in the Robert Ray home several days last week. Among those visiting Mr. J.T. Pittman were Mrs. Ida Farley, Mr. Clarence Moore, Mr. Roy Ray, Mr. Stanley Pittman, Mrs. Robert Ray and Bobby Files. 25 Years Ago: April 23, 1987 Second in State Games The Eupora team that recently competed in the Mississippi Free Enterprise Games in Jackson came in second in the contest. In the championship round between Eupora, the North Mississippi winner, and Collins, the South Mississippi winner, the score was tied twice before time expired and the Collins team was declared the winner. The championship round was held as part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual membership meeting. In the finals, the two teams played the board game, The Challenger, designed to test the students’ awareness of the free enterprise system and the difference between it and the economic system of the Soviet Union and Great Britain. The games were sponsored by the American Enterprise Center, the economic education arm of the Mississippi Economic Council. Nearly 70 teams competed in the games this year. Members of the Eupora team were Bill Yates, John Weddle, Karen Edwards, Captain Julie Herrington, Carrie Leigh Thomas, Steve Clark and Marvin Pearson. Mt. Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. Don Vaughan and Noelle visited in the William Taylor home over the weekend. Bro. and Mrs. Howard Taylor had lunch with Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor, Sandra and Janet Taylor on Thursday. Gregg Watson spent the weekend in the Billy Taylor home. The Huffmans from West Point visited in the Kenneth Cooper home on Saturday. Mrs. Ivy Sibley had 35 family and friends for a picnic lunch and egg hunt on Sunday. Mrs. Martha Watson visited Saturday in the Larry Watson home. Barbara and Tammy Cooper and Vera Ray enjoyed a tour of the Wister Gardens in Belzoni on Monday.