Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: July 15, 1937 Scarborough Clan Enjoys Big Dinner In Hohenlinden on Sunday, all the children of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Scarborough gathered at the old home and had a family reunion, the first in many years. Dinner was spread beneath the large oaks at noon and was enjoyed by all.

All the family were present, there being thirteen children and thirteen grandchildren. The afternoon was spent in making pictures, gossiping, listening to the radio and looking at the old family album.

Those present and enjoying this event were: Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Scarborough of Walthall; Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Scarborough and children, Clinton, Melvis, Elmerine and Willie Ruth of Walnut Grove; Misses Ruby, Mamie Lou, Kathryn, Frances and Eula Mae Scarborough of Walthall; Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Hill and daughters, Christine, Earline and Katie Lou of Walthall; Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Helms and children, Eugene, Hansel, Dorris and Horace of Walthall; Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Scarborough of Walthall, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Scarborough and daughter, Neva George of Walthall; Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Scarborough and son, Thomas Franklin of Calhoun City; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Scarborough of Mantee and Mr. Jimmy Scarborough of Walthall.

McCain Town News: Mr. and Mrs. George Hitt of Shelby spent last Wednesday night with their brothers, Messrs. Cooper, Curtis and John Mitchell.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Moore, Mr. Everett Moore, Mrs. Lloyd Waits and little Mary Lee Moore visited relatives in Birmingham recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hamby and son, J.T. spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ward.

Mr. and Mrs. Rube Oswalt and daughter, Miss Myrtle, spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Moore.

Mrs. Cooper Mitchell and little daughter, Grace Carolyn, spent last week with their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Henley, at Isola. Miss Maxine Henley returned home with them for an extended visit.

We are glad to report Mr. Cleveland Hitt able to be out after being confined with a crippled leg.

50 Years Ago: July 11, 1962 Progress Has New Society Editor The Webster Progress announces this week that Mrs. Elizabeth Morrow Cummings has accepted the position as Society Editor and Office Clerk.

Mrs. Cummings is a native of Webster County and a graduate of Eupora High School. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Mississippi State and for the past three years taught at Mississippi Delta Junior College at Moorhead. She recently became the bride of Doyle Cummings of Mathiston. The couple makes their home in the Sapa Community. Mrs. Cummings invites the public to call on her for her services in the Progress office. Sunset News:

Mr. Ed Clark, Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker, Miss Bloomie Lee Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Baker and children all enjoyed a camp fishing trip to Grenada Lake Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McKnight and son enjoyed the holiday with relatives in the delta.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindsey and son spent the weekend with relatives in Memphis.

Mr. and Mrs. George Allen Hodges and daughters spent the weekend with relatives in the delta.

Miss Para Lee Medders came home Wednesday from spending several months with her sister, Mrs. Roy Rushing, and family in Virginia.

Mr. Hollis Bagwell visited Thursday with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker.

25 Years Ago: July 9, 1987 Mt. Zion News: Mr. and Mrs. William Huffman and family were supper guests on Sunday with Kenneth Cooper.

Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watson, Jr. were weekend visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watson and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Taylor. The Larry Watson family was visitors also.

Bobby and Joann Files visited Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Salley on Thursday afternoon.

Billy and Helen Smith were Tuesday night supper guests in the Files home.

Mrs. Ivy Sibley’s sisters, Mrs. Claudia Overton and Mrs. Robbie Warner, visited her last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Vaughan and daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor over the weekend.

The Luther Turner family attended the Turner Reunion on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis White visited Mr. and Mrs. Allan Golding on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Davis and Rachael have moved into the community.

West Shady Grove News: Church services were well attended on Sunday. Tommy Lott was guest speaker for the morning services. The young adults were in charge of the evening services.

Our pastor and family, Rev. and Mrs. Jack Inmon and children will return Tuesday from Virginia where they were guests of his brother and family the past ten days.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Collum are expecting her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan of LaPorte, TX, on Tuesday. They will be visiting for several days.

Joe Bailey and Mrs. Will Atkins visited Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hubbard and children and Jim Batchelor and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bailey on Sunday.