Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
Feb. 17, 1938
Eupora Experiences New Building Boom
With several new buildings under construction, there is no evidence that Eupora or Euporans are suffering from what is said to be a “recession” in other parts of the country.

Heading the list of new structures is the J.R. Phillips Co. building now being completely reconditioned on the southern end of the business district. The newly conditioned building, formerly the J.W. Buchanan Store, when finished will open into the recently completed J.R. Phillips Furniture Store to form one of the largest retail mercantile establishments in North Mississippi.

Next in line is the rapidly nearing completion De Luxe Service Station, a Doolittle & Doss enterprise, which will furnish Eupora with one of the most modern oil, gas, tire and auto accessory outlets to be found in all Mississippi.

Down on Highway 82 east of Eupora, a new service station has been out in operation under the management of Jack Latham. Mack Yarborough recently moved his welding shop to Dunn Street, just south of the Eupora Gin Co. Under construction is a large addition to J.B. Johnston’s Eupora Ice Co. plant on Highway 9 and two new buildings on Highway 82 are rapidly being completed by Roy Taylor Body Works and W.C. Dunlap and Son, farm implement dealers.

Bellefontaine News:
Miss Jo Ann McCain of Eupora visited the weekend with Dr. and Mrs. J.L. Black.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin Gary and daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McPhail at Slate Springs last weekend.
Mrs. Claude Neal and daughter of Alva visited in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clinton Love, on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant McCain visited in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carroll on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Noel Shaw and children visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Shaw on Sunday.
Mrs. M.H. Evans and Mrs. Talbert Evans visited in Mathiston Sunday afternoon.

50 Years Ago:
Feb. 14, 1963
County Has Crop Champ
Benny Gibson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Gibson of the Dancy community, has been named winner of the Mississippi Cotton Producers title for the year 1962. Benny, who attends school at Cumberland High School, produced 2,767 pounds of lint from his 1.93 acres, which is 1,420.7 pounds per acre.

The cotton was produced on Benny’s grandfather place, Mr. A.W. Barton. At Cumberland, Benny is a member of the FFA. He was recognized for his achievement at the annual Cotton Day program held at Mississippi State recently. He will receive a two day all-expense paid tour of points of interest in north Alabama as part of his reward for winning this title.

Mt. Pisgah News:
Mr. and Mrs. Atley Booth of West Point were weekend visitors in the homes of Tommy Lawrence, J.L. Lawrence and J.C. Booth.
Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Baker, Mrs. J.H. Walker and Howard Walker visited their aunt, Martha Robinson of the Clarkson Community Monday afternoon.
Mr. Preston Orr visited Mr. Dixie Hall Monday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jones and daughter of Memphis spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Lawrence and brother, Tommy Lawrence.
Henry Harris spent a while Saturday night with Harold Lawrence.
Polly Lawrence and father, Mr. J.H. Walker, made a trip to Ackerman on Monday afternoon.
Little Ronny Oswalt spent Saturday night with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Lawrence.

25 Years Ago:
Feb. 17, 1988
EHS Students Among Scholarship Finalists
Angela Fox and Kim Gladney of Eupora High School have been chosen as finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. From 50 states only 13,500 academically talented high school seniors were chosen as finalists.

More than 1 million students of over 19,000 secondary schools took the qualifying Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test. The finalists in every state, representing half of one per cent of each state’s high school graduating class will be eligible for college merit scholarships.

Eupora High School is very proud of Angela and Kim for being chosen to this elite group of students. Angela and Kim were chosen finalists by meeting high academic standards, being fully endorsed and recommended by their high school. Angela is the daughter of Mary and John Fox of Eupora, and Kim is the daughter of Donna and Tommy Gladney of Eupora.

Lollars Grove News:
Mrs. Erma Montroy visited Mrs. Delma Sims and Mrs. Nellie Goines Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Bertha Mae Cummings visited Mrs. Nellie Goines Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Erma Montroy visited her sister, Mrs. Leola Hawkins, at Eupora Nursing Home on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Weeks and son, Billy, visited the Louis Sims family on Saturday night.
Mrs. Jo Kimbrell visited Mrs. Nellie Goines on Wednesday.