Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Sept. 16, 1937 Legion Lake To Be Opened Next Week

According to announcement this week by Frank L. Roberts, commander of the Webster County Post No. 45, the Legion Lake near Walthall will be opened by the custodians for fishing for a period of two weeks, beginning next week.

Mr. Hugh Logan, district game warden, is cooperating with the Legion in this movement and he or his deputies will be on hand during the period to see that all rules of the Mississippi Fish and Game Commission are obeyed. The lake was stocked three years ago with fish, also one year ago and this summer.

Sportsmen are allowed to take any fish up to 25 a day from the lake of not less than 10 inches in length. All fish of less length must be carefully released and returned to the water. The regular price of fifty cents per day for each fisherman will be charged, with monies taken in to be used in improving the fishing facilities.

On the evening of September 23, a fish fry is to be held at the lake. Commander Roberts states, “Any fishermen who, on that date, will catch and make ready for the frying pan a fish longer than 10 inches is invited to participate in the fry. We have the fish out there and we want to let everybody have a chance at them at this time when the cool nights should put the fish in a striking mood.”

Pisgah Springs News: Mr. and Mrs. McKinley Gordon and children and Mrs. Lizzie Stevens and son, Bobby Ray, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Patridge.

The many friends of Mr. Sparkman Cooper welcome him home after a year’s stay in different parts of Kentucky.

Bro. J.D. Taylor and family and Miss Mary Zell Connell were dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Burton on Sunday.

Mrs. Oscar Ray and Mrs. Willie Connell and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ray.

Mrs. Tony Lewis and Mrs. Ada Hubbard spent a while Sunday with Mrs. Charlie Brown.

Miss Mary Scarberry was a weekend visitor with her sister, Mrs. Bert Ray.

50 Years Ago: Sept. 13, 1962 Progress Has New Clerk The Webster Progress wishes to announce that Miss Anna Lou Randall has accepted the position as office clerk and society editor. Miss Randall, a graduate of Mathiston High School and Draughon’s Business College, has been at the Progress office for about one week and invites her many friends to come by and see her.

She was employed for several years in Memphis where she finished Business College and is active in church activities and the Skyliners Club. Of the work at The Progress, she confesses that it is different from any work she has ever done, but that it is interesting and reports that once she catches on, she feels sure that she will have the printer’s ink in her blood.

Bellefontaine News: Mrs. Mamie Embry attended the wedding of her granddaughter, Miss Kay Farris Embry to Mr. Ottis Crocker last Saturday afternoon in Grenada.

Mrs. R.C. Duke of Cuba, MO spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Moore and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ray of Baton Rouge spent last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Macon.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Valentine of Cleveland spent last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edd Skelton.

Mr. and Mrs. Randall Watson of West Point, Mrs. Paul Porter and daughter, Linda, of Nashville, and Mrs. Bryant Porter of Oxford were weekend guests with Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moore.

25 Years Ago: Sept. 10, 1987 Self Creek News: Decima Neely visited Lena Fulgham recently.

Bobby Moore, Sammie Moore and Mattie Pearl Butler spent a while with Decima Neely last Sunday afternoon.

Kelly and Jennifer Murphy visited their grandparents, Thad and Faye Easterwood.

Bernie Smith visited Horace Hendricks and Grover Bell recently.

Roy Thompson of Huntsville visited his parents, William and Cleo Thompson a few days this week.

Some of Mattie Pearl Butler’s visitors were Christine Saucier Evans and Alice Cantrell of West Point.

Mt. Zion News: Bill Turner visited Scott Cooper on Saturday night.

Charles and Sue O’Neal vacationed last week in Little Rock and other places.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swindoll of TN visited Mrs. Fannie Swindoll and family during the weekend. Mr. Roy Ray was a visitor one day last week.

Mrs. Sue O’Neal and daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. Allan Golding on Friday.

Jeff and Beth Collum were weekend visitors in the Luther Sykes home . Mr. and Mrs. Luther Turner visited her parents in the delta over the weekend.

Mrs. Ivy Sibley visited in West Point over the weekend.