Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: June 3, 1937 New Meat Market at Jitney Jungle G.E. Childs of the local Jitney Jungle announces this week that Mr. J.W. Hampton, who has had 21 years of experience in the retail meat business, is now a partner in the business and will have charge of the new department.

A modern refrigerating unit has been installed in the Jitney Jungle store and those who have seen it declare it to be a fine merchandising display and apparently very efficient. Mr. Hampton will handle both local and Kansas City meats. For the past 10 years, he has been in the business at Greenville.

Mr. Hampton states: “I am very favorably impressed with Eupora and I hope to give the trade here the very best meat service they have ever had — and equal to any in this section of Mississippi.”

Pisgah Springs News: J.L. Burton spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. Elton Patridge.

Rev. and Mrs. J.D. Taylor and daughters, Voncille and Yvonne, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Patridge. Harmon Cooper spent Saturday night with Doyle Taylor.

Mr. Arthur Sanderson spent Sunday with his aunt, Mrs. J.L. Burton.

Mr. and Mrs. Louie Stephens and son, Bobby, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore.

Mr. Johnnie Watson and baby, Carolyn, visited Mr. Dave Britt on Sunday.

Billy and Jean Ray of Calhoun City spent last week with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ray.

50 Years Ago: May 31, 1962

Cadaretta News:

Mr. C.Q. Worthy, Fran and Cobin and Karen Woods went to Jackson on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Bryant visited relatives in the delta on Sunday.

Mrs. Ina Pittman, Mrs. Neely Hayes and Mrs. Velma Harper visited in the John Woods home on Tuesday.

Visitors to see Mr. Bob Middleton in the Clyde Britt home this past week were: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Middleton and children and Mrs. Georgia Middleton of Center; Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Peacock and children of Calhoun City; Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Middleton of Bellefontaine; Mr. and Mrs. Davis Gore of Eupora; Mr. and Mrs. Fell Beck and Mr. Davis Hazzard of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gary of Embry; and Mrs. Exie Williams and Mr. Howard Clanton of Bellefontaine.

Miss Sharon Waits spent Monday with Miss Karen Woods.

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Sprayberry visited in the Wister Woods home over the weekend.

Peppertown News:

Mrs. Mattie Weeks and daughter spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Andrew Shaw.

Mrs. Margaret Pepper and son, Kenneth, were Saturday night visitors in the Andrew Shaw home.

Visitors in the Jim Palmertree home on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Allred and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Vick Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson, Mrs. Betty Robertson and baby, and Mr. and Mrs. Tomas Neblett and son.

Mrs. T.L. Mitchell had all her children with her. They came especially for the message at North Union.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pepper of Memphis spent the weekend with the Leonard and J.P. Pepper families.

Visitors to see J.B. Pepper last week were Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Sturdivant, Mr. Doyle Oswalt, Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Pepper, Mrs. L.A. Byrd and Mrs. Malice Watson and baby.

25 Years Ago: May 28, 1987

Webster War Dead Remembered The Veterans of Foreign War Post 3806 placed a wreath of flowers and two American flags on Memorial Day, May 25, at the monument on the corner of Fox and Dunn Street. This monument was placed there in honor of those veterans from Webster County who died to preserve freedom for their families and future generations.

Mt. Zion News:

Mr. James Johnson and Brad visited in the V.A. Taylor home Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Claudia Overton visited Mrs. Ivy Sibley last week. Mrs. Sibley spent the weekend in West Point.

Mrs. Dale Thomas of Nashville and Mrs. Carol Comer of Texas visited with Patsy Watson on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. William Huffman and family visited Saturday night in the Kenneth Cooper home.

Jodi McGary spent Saturday night with Jeannie Watson.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Freshour on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. David Rodgers and baby spent the weekend in the Luther Turner home.

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watson Jr. spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Billy Taylor and Janet and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watson.

Charles and Sue O’Neal visited Mr. and Mrs. C.W. O’Neal on Sunday.