Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Jan. 13, 1938 J.R. Phillips Offers Great January Sale J.R. Phillips, having recently moved his $15,000 stock of dry goods to his furniture store building and waiting completion of the work on the remodeling of the old Buchanan building, is this week announcing a January Clearance Sale.

This big sale will open on Friday morning, Jan. 14. Customers of the firm throughout the trade territory are cordially invited to come in next Friday and in the days to follow to see for themselves the bargains being offered in all lines.

“We are determined,” said Mr. Phillips, “to get rid of at least half of our shoe line, so we have priced various lots at from $1 to $2.98 for quick moving. We have just as attractive prices in winter suits, cheviot, dress shirts, sweaters, overalls and other goods. This is the biggest sale I have ever attempted.”

Shady Grove News: Miss Louise Dunlap of the Grady community was a guest over the weekend with Misses Jessie and Lorraine Bailey.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Duckworth were guests Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Bailey.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. Jas. O. Gary were guests for the afternoon of Mr. and Mrs. John Courtney.

Mr. Egbert Kilpatrick and Miss Zula Kilpatrick were visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kilpatrick at Eupora on Sunday.

Rev. George Eudy was a dinner guest on Sunday in the Alpha Newman home.

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Bright visited Mr. and Mrs. Brown Latham Sunday afternoon.

50 Years Ago: Jan. 10, 1963 Happy Hollow News: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stallings and children of Meridian and Mrs. J.M. Hardwick and children of Memphis spent New Year’s week with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Stallings.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jackson of Colorado Springs spent last week with parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Harville.

Mrs. Charlene Wilson and Debbie of near Mathiston spent a while Saturday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Jones and children. Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Bridges spent a while Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Harville.

Springhill News: A large crowd attended a miscellaneous shower in the home of Mrs. Bud Miles on Wednesday in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Joe James Miles. The young couple received many lovely and useful gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rodgers Sr. spent one day recently with her sister, Mrs. Roy Hemphill in Winona.

Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Ellis of Slate Springs visited Saturday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roberts.

Miss Mertie O’Neal returned to Pontotoc Sunday evening after spending two weeks with parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. O’Neal.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Blalack and family of Carrollton visited recently with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. O’Neal and family.

25 Years Ago: Jan. 14, 1988 Mt. Zion News: Church was dismissed Sunday due to ice and snow.

Mr. and Mrs. David Rodgers and baby visited in the Luther Turner home.

Mrs. Lois Helms and Charles O’Neal are in Webster General Hospital. Miss Kate Hood spent a couple of days there last week.

Jodi McGary spent Monday with Jeannie Watson.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray visited Mrs. Trannie Ray on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Red Salley attended the funeral of Mr. P.J. Patridge on Monday.

The children here enjoyed their sleds during the ice.

Center News: Mrs. Clara Thornburg is still visiting with her sister, Mrs. Fannie Blalack.

Glad Mrs. Nellie Tidwell was able to get out of the hospital and go to her brother’s house, Mr. Eddie Edwards.

Mrs. Martha Rogers visited her mother recently in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Fannie Blalack.

Glad Mr. and Mrs. B.T. Huffman are doing very well. Hope they soon will be feeling fine.