Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: May 6, 1937 Businessmen Talk Factory Businessmen of Eupora and other interested citizens will hold a meeting at the county agent’s office to make plans for a survey of the Eupora territory in connection with the current endeavor to locate a cheese or milk plant here. Much discussion of this topic in recent days has led many of the leading citizens of the town to the belief that this territory should show up as adequate in the matter of the location of such a plant. Local citizens realize that farmers in this territory need a better market for milk and some of those backing the movement have been in touch with industrialists for some weeks. It is vitally necessary, according to experts from certain nationally known manufacturing companies, that accurate statistics to be compiled. It will be necessary to make rather an exhaustive survey, probably a house-to-house canvass of the farms in order to ascertain the number of milk cows now owned, the number that would be milked in case a better market is afforded, number of chickens and hogs, and other details. This survey will probably be made by committee of businessmen working with the county agent. All citizens who are interested in the project are issued a cordial invitation to be present at the meeting. Sand Hill News: Mr. Tommie Lewis spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Brown. Mr. Leslie Rowe spent a few days in the delta lately. Miss Billye Jim Oswalt spent a few days with her grandfather and grandmother. Misses Bonnie Jean and Frances Hood accompanied her. Miss Peggy Woods spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Lewis. Mrs. Lura Lewis spent Sunday with Mrs. Zena LeDuke. Miss Bonnie Jean Hood is spending the week with Mrs. Zena LeDuke. Miss Claudie B. Fowler spent Tuesday night with Miss Peggy Woods. Mrs. Lena Fisher is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ethel Rowe. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bailey and family spent Tuesday night with Mr. and Mrs. Burl Oswalt. 50 Years Ago: May 3, 1962 Fame News: Recent visitors with Mrs. E.L. Ponder were Mrs. Beulah Pinnex of Mathiston, Mrs. Ada Hubbard and Mrs. Byron Bell of Eupora, Mrs. Irene Brown, Mrs. Fannie Wells, Mrs. James Whitaker and baby, and Mrs. Elvis Foust. Mrs. James Ponder and baby visited parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aura Blake near Stewart one day last week. Mrs. Murlie Phillips of Sturgis is spending a few days with relatives in this community. Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Rushing called in this community on Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Young of the Sand Hill community were Saturday night visitors in the Elvis Foust home. Mrs. Willis Fason and son visited a while with Mrs. James Whitaker on last Wednesday morning. Cadaretta News: Mrs. Lula Doolittle returned home after spending a while with her sister at Hollywood, Miss. Everyone is happy the C.A. Worthys have opened their new store, replacing the one that burned in February. It was greatly missed. Mrs. Wister Woods and Mrs. Werner Woods and Karen went to Greenwood on Tuesday. Mrs. Baker and Linda of Pinerose, La., were supper guests in the O.P. Baker home on Monday night. 25 Years Ago: April 30, 1987 Myrtle Booth Day Slated Mathiston Mayor Lathan Joblin has officially proclaimed next Wednesday as Myrtle Haynes Booth Day to honor the area musician. A special program will be held at Wood Junior College recognizing Mrs. Booth’s service and ministry to the church, nursing home and area schools. The public, especially friends and relatives of Mrs. Booth, are invited to attend. The musician is a graduate of Bennett Academy (now Wood Junior College). She taught music in schools in Reform, Sherwood, Clarkson, Walthall, Houlka, Itta Bena, French Camp and Mathiston. “I have seen many boys and girls grow up to be useful citizens in their communities,” says Mrs. Booth. Married to the late Joseph Edley Booth, they have three children: Robert of Houston, Texas, and Mary Lynn and Jerry of Washington, D.C., all musicians. In recent years, Mrs. Booth is known for her work in the Mathiston First Baptist Church, where she is pianist and helped organize the Friday night songfest in the nursing home in Eupora. She credits her inspiration to several factors. “I will never forget the high values of Father, and the Christian dedication of my husband, and the wonderful school I attended, and all the years I have had working in schools with music and children and serving the Lord in church music.”