Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago: Jan. 20, 1938 Cow Thieves Beware! In recent days, there has been quite a bit of heifer stealing in Webster County. Officers are acquainted with several hot clues as to the identity of those who have been careless in picking up their neighbors’ stock and selling them at public auction in other counties.

One farmer victim has traced a heifer through a Tupelo auction sale on into Memphis where the animal was sold again. He hasn’t direct proof about who did the actual picking up — but he seems to think that he has the thing figured out to a dot.

Therefore, those who are participating in this racket had better be mighty careful in the future or the penitentiary will be their happy home for the next year or two. The laws are harsh on cattle rustling and the temper of the people is such that a jury will deal severely with the thieves, whoever they may be, when caught.

Savannah News: Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Burson had as their dinner guests on Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Simmie Faulkner and children and Mrs. Ada Walker and son, John Aaron.

Mr. Lester Ruff visited Mr. Vol Hillhouse on Sunday.

Mrs. Belle Crowley and daughters, Mrs. Nellie Sturdivant and Mrs. Marie Stewart visited Mrs. John Ruff on Monday.

Mr. J.W. Walker visited his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Palmer, on Sunday.

Mr. Curry Carroll visited his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Carroll, on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Vaughan and children spent a while Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Faulkner and children.

Mrs. Naomi Burson and little son, Billie Joe, visited their mother and grandmother Monday afternoon.

50 Years Ago: Jan. 17, 1963 Winter Circus to Stage Show On Thursday in the Eupora High School gymnasium, one of the most skilled, interesting and entertaining programs ever to be given in this and surrounding areas will be presented.

This show, “Cavalcade of Stars of International TV and Circus Hall of Fame,” is probably one of the most professional type programs to be given for the benefit of young and old alike. The performances will be given by some of the best circus performers in the world. Each year, the circus performers make their home in Sarasota, FL. During the slack season in order to keep their acts and themselves in top condition, they make a winter tour. This year, they are performing exclusively for the band booster clubs who are sponsoring the Eupora show.

Band director Charles Andrews stated, “We feel very fortunate to obtain such caliber entertainment for Eupora and Webster County. These performers are among the best in the world. They are connected with the larger circuses such as the Shrine Circus and the Clyde Beatty Circus. Many of the performers are from Europe and many have appeared on such television programs as ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ ‘The Dave Galloway Show’ and Don Ameche’s ‘International Showtime.’ The show is headlined by the Canistrellis, a family acclaimed as the world’s best in balance acts. There will be high trapeze work, dog acts, clowns, chimpanzee acts and many, many other type acts.”

25 Years Ago: Jan. 21, 1988 Faulkenbery Promoted to Sergeant Major Promotion ceremonies for David Faulkenbery were conducted at the annual Army Reserve Christmas party. Faulkenbery is a member of the 386th Personnel and Administration Battalion in Starkville.

He is promoted to sergeant major with a total of 16 years of service. Faulkenbery began his military career as a personnel records clerk in the 108th Armored Cavalry National Guard Unit in Senatobia.

After two years in the Mississippi Army National Guard, Faulkenbery transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve. For nine years, he was a member of the 389th Personnel Service Company in Starkville. He served as personnel records specialist, training NCO, administrative support sergeant and first sergeant.

Faulkenbery transferred to the newly formed 389th Personnel and Administration battalion in Starkville. He served as personnel staff NCO, personnel operation sergeant and now as sergeant major.

David and his wife and children live in Eupora, where he is the director of the Webster County Vocational Center. Miss Herrod Makes MUW honor Roll

Carol Lee Herrod of Eupora is among 223 scholars listed on the 1987 semester honor roll at Mississippi University for Women. She was named to the Dean’s List. MUW’s honor roll is composed of the President’s List, which represents students who earned a straight “A” average for the semester, and the Dean’s List which features students showing an overall average of “A” for the fall term.