Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 8, 1937

R.E. Brown Shows Poultry Profit County Agent R.T. Hobson reports that R.E. Brown of the Bluff Springs Community is still going in fine style with his flock of White Leghorns. Mr. Brown has been one of the best poultry raisers in Webster County for a number of years and his record during the month of May keeps him close to top place.

In May, his 137 hens produced 2664 eggs at a feed cost of $23.50, showing a profit of $12.02 for the month. In June, Mr. Brown culled out some of the poor layers and 125 hens produced 2004 eggs at a feed cost of $20.58, showing a profit of $9.48.

This producer has a nice flock of 200 pullets that will be ready to go into production in September. Agent Hobson asks that other poultry raisers of Webster County send in their monthly reports on production and costs.

White’s Creek News: Miss Marie Swindoll of Starkville spent Sunday night and Monday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swindoll.

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Swindoll and Mr. Travis Johnson spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swindoll on Sunday.

Those who enjoyed the picnic under the nice shade trees and spring at Mr. and Mrs. Troy Wilson’s on Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. Willie Cook and family of Carrolton, AL, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Pittman Cook of Montgomery, Mrs. Fred Swindoll and daughter, Bettye Jean, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cook and family, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Wilson and daughter, Effie Dell, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cook and children, Miss Ormarie Cook and Mr. Nathan Cook of LaGrange, TX, Jauwice Nerren of Ruleville, Mr. Charlie Ray, Mrs. Nannie Collins and daughter, Marie, and Mrs. Emma Pittman. All had a fine time and plenty of good things to eat.

50 Years Ago: July 4, 1962

New Post Office at Mathiston Occupied The new post office building at Mathiston has been occupied by the staff and is now in full operation. The new air-conditioned building was built at an estimated cost of about $25,000.

Postmaster Mrs. Merle McMinn and regular clerk, M.T. Doss, reported they now have the moving over with and that things are now going on schedule. Mrs. McMinn has been with the post office for three years and Mr. Doss has been with them 20 years. They have been in the new building about three weeks and in their words “it seems too good to be true.”

This marks the first new post office Mathiston has obtained. In the past, they have been housed in different buildings in different parts of town. They had been at their old location for some thirty-odd years.

According to Postmaster McMinn, they are scheduling a dedication program for some time in July. They are expecting a high postal representation and possible some high official speaker at the program. New boxes are one of the many features in the new post office. They are operated on the combination system that requires no key. This in addition to the air conditioning is among the top improvements.

Cadaretta News: Mr. and Mrs. C.Q. Worthy and Mrs. Dora Worthy visited Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Johnson at Yazoo City on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Landrum and Kregg of Eupora visited in the S.E. Doolittle home Sunday evening.

Mrs. Rufus Doolittle and Mrs. Mike Landrum and Kregg of Eupora visited in the S.E. Doolittle home on Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Woods spent Tuesday and Wednesday at Hollywood with Mr. Woods’ sister.

Mrs. O.P. Baker and Edward visited Mrs. H.H. Baker Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Britt visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lee Yeager at Walthall a while Sunday night.

Mr. Granville Marter visited a while one evening this week with Mr. Bob Middleton.

25 Years Ago: July 2, 1987

Self Creek News: Estelle Fulgham made a trip with her daughter, Billy, and son-in-law, Arthur, to Tennessee and Kentucky. They are missionaries. Madge Smith and grandson, Jesse, visited Thetus Daughterty last week.

The young folks of the church are having a banana split party Thursday evening.

Madge Smith and grandson, Harold E. and Jesse went to Columbus last Tuesday.

Bridget Vaughan is vacationing in Arkansas.

Laura Jeffcoat had a house guest from Arkansas last week.

Wrenn Butler and Thetus Daughterty visited Mattie Pearl Butler Sunday afternoon. Other visitors were Evans and Alma Cantrell of West Point.

Auburn Baker of Tuscaloosa came to see her mother, Doris Fulgham, on Sunday.

Alton and Christine Saucier went to a homecoming at their former church in Cleveland.

Kelly and Jennifer Murphy are visiting their grandparents, Thad and Faye Easterwood.

Lollar’s Grove News: Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Hardy of West Point visited Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goines on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Ray visited Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Goines on Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Kimbrell and Mrs. Pam Tedder and boys, Chad and Matthew, visited Mr. and Mrs. Alton Smith of Murfreesburg, AR over the weekend. Lisa Hopper and Lizzy Jenkins returned home with them for a few days.

Mrs. Maudell Lishman and granddaughter and Mrs. Mary Henley of Money visited Mrs. Lishman’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims, on Saturday.

Mr. Carl Ray visited Mr. Louis Sims a while Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Carol Brown of Pheba spent several days with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark.

Mrs. Nellie Goines visited Mrs. Delma Sims a while Thursday afternoon.