Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 1, 1937 Same Chicken Stock for 52 Years J.D. Shaw, splendid farmer of Bellefontaine, married for 52 years, has the same stock of blue game chickens that he started with when he and his wife set up housekeeping and has never bought an egg.

Mr. Shaw married in October 1884 and settled near New Hope Church. For several years, he resided in Calhoun County, but he has lived on the farm that he now owns near Bellefontaine for 32 years. Mr. Shaw says that he does not owe one cent on his farm, having recently paid the Federal Land Bank and thus clearing his property from debt by the sale of timber on his place.

Riddling Creek News: Mr. and Mrs. Waldron Fowler visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bland on Sunday.

Miss Rillie Bradshaw spent a while Sunday morning with her sister and brother, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bradshaw.

Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Carwyle and son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jess Cummings and children.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Bradshaw and Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Carwyle and Mrs. Lum Vaughan spent a while Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Willie Strickland.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Threadgill visited Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Cooper Sunday afternoon.

Curry Strickland and Joy Deal spent Sunday with Hugh Curry Cooper.

50 Years Ago: June 28, 1962 Peppertown News: Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pepper and children and Kay and Glenna Pepper enjoyed a birthday supper in the J.B. Anderson home. The occasion was little Jeanette’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCann of Columbus visited in the Mitchell home on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pepper visited in the Lloyd Pepper home near Shaw this weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Deward Chrismond and baby of West Point spent Sunday with the Kara Pepper family. Afternoon visitors were Mrs. Howell Pepper and Sandra.

Sunday visitors with the Palmertree family were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Johnson and father, Mr. Carl Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neblett and son, Mr. and Mrs. Vick Jenkins and son, and Mr. and Mrs. James Roberson and baby.

Rev. and Mrs. L.A. Byrd visited in the J.B. Pepper home Sunday afternoon.

Bellefontaine News: Rev. J.B. Middleton, Rev. and Mrs. J.V. Wilson, Mrs. Johnny Crutchfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Knight visited Mr. J.V. Knight and other patients in the V.A. Hospital in Jackson on Monday.

Miss Kay Hood of Grenada spent last week with Miss Sheila Richardson and other relatives. Miss Diane Hood of Grenada is spending this week in these homes.

Mrs. Earnest Carroll, Donna Sue Carroll and Miss Nan Clanton of Georgia are visiting in the John Hood home and other relatives this week.

Mrs. John Hood and Jimmy, Mrs. Billy Richardson and Shelia, Mrs. Joe Carroll Evans and sons, with a host of relatives from different places enjoyed a picnic at Grenada Lake last Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Rector and children of Fernbank, AL visited parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Watson on Sunday. Also visiting were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Betterton and children, Cathy and David, of Eupora.

25 Years Ago: June 25, 1987 1st Cotton Bloom Reported Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dorroh of Bellefontaine reported the first cotton bloom for this farming season. The Delta Pine Land 50 cotton was planted on April 16 and 17.

Center News: Mrs. Fannie Blalack visited on Saturday with Mrs. Taffie Griffin and Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Salley. They had Mr. and Mrs. Paul Salley from Alabama visiting with them over the weekend.

Mrs. Georgie Huffman visited with Mrs. Fannie Blalack a while Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Blalack visited a while on Thursday with her daughter, Mrs. Charlene Wilson in Mathiston.

Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor had a bunch of company over the weekend at Ackerman.

Mrs. Georgie Huffman’s niece visited her recently and brought her some fresh vegetables.