Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Aug. 5, 1937 Beer Problem Before Board The Board of Supervisors in regular monthly session set aside this morning for business of entertaining petitions for another beer election.

Individual supervisors would not make formal statements concerning the matter, but it is generally understood that extreme care will be taken in the procedure of calling an election, and it is thought that the petitions will be closely scrutinized before formal action is made.

This care will be taken because the election of November 1936, in which the sale of beer was voted out by a ratio of 4 to 3, was annulled by action of the Supreme Court, and the public money thus spent for an invalid election went for naught. County finances, at this time, are strained, and it is thought that county and election officials will exercise extreme care in their procedure in following a law which is alleged to be “very loosely written.”

In the regular session of the Board held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, only routine business was dispatched.

Peppertown News: Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Boucher and son, Vernon, of Nashville were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pepper on Monday.

Miss Mary Ward Pamplin was a houseguest of Miss Evelyn Pepper over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Hitt and little daughter, Virginia, visited their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Pepper, during the weekend.

Messrs. Aaron Pepper, Edward Latham and Ralph Duke returned Friday from a visit to the Gulf Coast where the FFA leaders took them camping. They all reported a pleasant trip.

Mr. Jackie Walker spent Monday with Mr. Leonard Pepper. Miss Olivia Brown spent a few days with her cousin, Miss Kathryn Bryd, last week.

50 Years Ago: Aug. 2, 1962 Fellowship News: Mrs. Bessie Roberson of Reform spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pollard and family.

Betty and Charlotte Pollard spent Saturday night with Mrs. Olen Franklin.

Mrs. Etta Franklin is spending some time this week with Mr. and Mrs. Morell Breland and Resa.

Miss Shirley McClain spent Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. Lester Breland and other relatives.

Larry and Randy Lewis of Vicksburg spent Monday night with Russell and Jerry Pollard.

Mrs. Olen Franklin spent Wednesday with Mrs. Elvin Breland. Shirley Norris spent Tuesday with Patricia Phelps.

Roy Pollard of Starkville spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Blackwell.

Montevista News: Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Gore of Newton are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Love and Larry.

Mrs. Eva Brown is visiting in Memphis with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warren.

Miss Sarah Scarbrough of Wesson spent the weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Scarbrough.

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Lowden and children of Holcomb were weekend visitors in the Dickson home.

Mr. and Mrs. Artis Chandler and children of Memphis, Mr. and Mrs. Parris Burns and family and Mrs. Z.Z. Chandler of Sulligent, AL were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Chandler and Donald.

Mrs. Jessie Love and Melva Dean and Mr. T.E. Dean were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dabney Young of Hohenlinden. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lewis of West Point were Sunday afternoon visitors in the community.

25 Years Ago: July 30, 1987 West Shady Grove News: Saturday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey were James T. Gary of Eupora and his brother, Lloyd Gary of Texarkana.

Sunday visitors were Joe Bailey and Mrs. Will Atkins. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Collum enjoyed having Mr. and Mrs. Laney O’Bryant from Lexington visiting them Sunday afternoon.

Visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Pascal Hodges last week were Mrs. Tommy Estes and Mrs. Dan Merchant of Miami.

Rev. and Mrs. Barney O’Neal of Saucier visited briefly with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bailey last week.

Self Creek News: Duane Shurden visited his mother, Edna, over the weekend. Doris Fulgham left Sunday to spend a while with her daughter, Auburn Baker, in Tuscaloosa.

Bruce, Doug and Craig Claypool of Indiana arrived Sunday to spend several weeks with their grandparents, Clyne and Joann Gable.

Madge Smith and Harold Smith stayed a while with Verna Tucker last week.

Decima Neely visited in Clay County on Saturday.

Evans and Alice Cantrell of West Point came to see their sister, Mattie Pearl Butler.

Bernie Smith and grandson, Jesse, returned Sunday afternoon after a visit to Illinois.