Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Dec. 30, 1937 Bellefontaine Girl Wins Forestry Contest Prize Miss Pauline Yarbrough of Bellefontaine was awarded first prize of $25 in the Mississippi Forestry commission contest which was designed to create interest in the preservation of our forests and to illustrate by means of posters and slogans the economic value of our trees.

Miss Yarbrough’s poster and slogan was declared best among hundreds submitted. It pictured a pine tree on either side with a cross section of a log between them, bearing the slogan “Money Grows on Trees When Invested in Growing Trees. Protest the Farm Woods.” Miss Yarbrough is the daughter of Mrs. N.E. Yarbrough of Bellefontaine. She is a student of Wood Junior College.

Foard Sisters Buying Grocery Business Here Misses Lallie Hitt and Louie Foard, daughters of Mrs. Edna Foard, have recently purchased the grocery business formerly owned by Mrs. C.H. Peery and Mr. L.A. Clayton and known as The Fair Deal Grocery.

Mrs. Foard will be associated with her daughters in the business which they will take over on Jan. 1. Mrs. Foard is the widow of the late Capt. T.W. Foard who went into business in Eupora 44 years ago and was accounted at his death the most successful business man in the county. He was director of the Bank of Eupora at his death.

It is predicted that his daughters will be successful in managing the business they have acquired. Mrs. C.H. Peery, former co-owner of the Fair Deal Grocery, will have her insurance office in the building, as heretofore.

50 Years Ago: Dec. 27, 1962 Big Black News: Mrs. Roxie Crowley spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Crowley. Other guests were Mrs. Summer Lee Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Crowley and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nickles.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henley called to see Mr. and Mrs. Ben Palmer and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Palmer on Friday.

Mrs. Fay Lankford was a Saturday guest with Mr. and Mrs. Hughie Swindoll. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Curry were Friday guests with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Palmer. Mrs. Ruby Crowley, Mrs. Dorothy Crowley and Mrs. Guin were recent guests with Mrs. Nettie Ferguson.

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

Mrs. Braxton Clanton visited with her mother, Mrs. Beck, at the J.D. Yarbrough home near Bellefontaine.

Mr. Jimmie Britt is home for the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Britt visited Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pittman last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Woods Waits, Jr. and children visited Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Doolittle Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Ina Pittman visited in the John Woods home last weekend.

Mrs. Perry Sprayberry and Johnny spent Wednesday in the Wister Woods home.

25 Years Ago: Dec. 24, 1987 12 Win Eupora Dollars Names of the winners of the three drawings for Eupora Dollars during the holiday season have been announced by Bill Yates, president of Eupora Business and Merchants Association. Eupora Dollars are good at face value at any of the participating members of the Eupora Business and Merchants Association.

The 12 winners of the promotion were each awarded $50 in Eupora Dollars. The winners were Earnest Shaw, Anne Burdine, H.A. Easley, Henry T. Maxey, Jessie Weeks, Charles Williams, Lois Barron, Lyndon Fisher, Bilbo Wright, Willie Maxwell, George H. Cooper and Jane Johnston.

The Eupora Dollar giveaway was one of the citywide sale promotions of the Eupora Business and Merchants Association, an organization formed to promote retail sales in Eupora.

Mt. Zion News: The B. Files and Larry Watson families visited the Vernon Ray family on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ray had several visitors over the weekend.

Several couples from this community and surrounding communities enjoyed a Christmas party with Mr. and Mrs. Billy Smith on Saturday night. Their home was beautifully decorated. Brandi Rico visited Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rico over the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adkins had their Christmas dinner on Sunday with a number of relatives attending.