75 Years Ago: Sept. 9, 1937 Salt Creek News: Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Pogue and children, Russell, Earlene and Bonnie Jean of Ackerman spent Sunday with their son and brother, Mr. Noel Pogue.
Mr. J.T. Cooper spent Sunday morning with Robert and Fuller Cooke.
Mr. Lansing Lamb and Miss Decma Deskin surprised their many friends by getting married on Sunday.
Misses Amy Dean Cook and Earlene Pogue were dinner guests of Miss Maxine Lamb on Sunday.
Fuller Cook spent Sunday evening with Lee Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Meek Graves and children and Mr. John McCain of Ackerman were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Hemphill and family.
Rev. and Mrs. Hunt of Sturgis were dinner guests of Mrs. Viola Lamb.
Messrs. J.T. Cooper and H.E. Edwards spent Sunday with Mr. Will Gary in the Center Community.
Shady Grove News: Mr. Tom Buck Brown and Mr. Will Bailey visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bailey on Sunday.
Visitors with Miss Zula and Mr. Egbert Kilpatrick were Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kilpatrick and family of Eupora.
Mr. Henry McCain was a Saturday night visitor with his daughter, Mrs. Everette Bright.
Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Bailey had as their guests on Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Alpha Newman and family.
Mrs. Sam Newman was a Sunday visitor with Mr. and Mrs. John Crocker.
Mr. and Mrs. John Pepper visited their daughter on Sunday.
50 Years Ago: Sept. 6, 1962 Awarded Scholarship Miss Mary Ellen Sewell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Sewell of Cumberland, has been granted a full scholarship to the Matty Hersee Hospital at Meridian. Miss Sewell is a graduate of Cumberland High School where she finishes in the top third of her class. She was vice- president of the newly organized Nurses’ Club and active in 4-H, FHA and Glee Club. She will enter registered nurse training on September 7 for three years.
Sunset News: Mr. and Mrs. Billie Baker and children spent Sunday and a while Sunday night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker.
Mrs. Ada Herring of Clinton spent from Monday through Wednesday with her niece, Mr. and Mrs. I.L. Baker.
Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Bagwell and sons were among the many to attend and enjoy the Supervisors’ Convention in Biloxi from Saturday through Tuesday.
Mr. Billie Hays Bagwell and family of Memphis spent the weekend with relatives here, at Eupora and Ackerman.
Mrs. Oscar Medders and daughter spent Tuesday with her mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Hodges.
Mrs. Louise Graves visited a while Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Baker.
25 Years Ago: Sept. 3, 1987 Harvest Time Rewards Are Unusual Mr. Dawson Dorris of Stewart would like your opinion on what he has growing in his yard. Sometime in the middle of May, Mr. Dorris set out several tomato and cabbage plants on the left side of his storeroom. While working out there, he noticed a vine growing next to the front door steps of the storeroom. Thinking it was a cantaloupe vine, he proceeded to clean and fertilize around the area.
Mr. Dorris had no idea how the vine came up there because no one had eaten a cantaloupe around the building or had thrown down any seeds. He said he had planted honeydew melons there 23 years ago. He didn’t care for the taste and never grew anymore of the melons, but he didn’t think a seed would stay dormant in the ground for that long.
As the vine grew in length, every time it came into contact with something the vine tried to climb. Mr. Dorris explained that if a climbing vine isn’t allowed to climb it will die, so he made a trellis out of lumber and wire for it to climb.
The vine resembles a gourd vine with small yellow blooms. Some of the fan-shaped leaves are over eight inches in width. The fruit starts out green but as it ripens turns to a golden yellow color and resembles a small cantaloupe. Mr. Dorris picked and sampled the first rips fruit about three weeks ago. He said it taste like a honeydew melon, but has the aroma of a cantaloupe.
Curious about the type of fruit it was, he contacted County Agent Fred Rose. Mr. Rose determined from looking at the fruit it was some type of cantaloupe, but would have to do further research to find out the exact kind and if it had been crossed with something else. Mr. Dorris also called MSU and talked with someone who, by the description, said it was a Persian Melon. Mr. Dorris spoke to someone in the produce department at Foodway Supermarket, who said that a Persian Melon was much larger, green in color with a smooth rind. Mr. Dorris doesn’t know how the vine came to be there or what it exactly is. Maybe you can solve the mystery of the melon.