Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
March 17, 1938
Derby Hill News:
Mrs. Mattie Sellars spent last week at Salt Creek with relatives and
friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Richardson and baby spent Saturday night and
Sunday in the home of Mr. Leo Mays.
Mrs. Lillian Richardson spent Sunday with Mrs. Mildred Bates.
Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Sibley and three children, Mr. and Mrs. D.C.
Richardson spent a while Saturday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Hester Simpson.
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Sellars and Mrs. Hester Simpson spent Sunday with
Mrs. Phronie Sellars.
Mrs. Lucy Jane Peacock spent Saturday night with her grandson, Mr.
Clyde Peacock.
Mrs. Kate Richardson and Mrs. Essie Campbell spent Monday in the home
of Mr. W.H. Tharp.

Riddling Creek News:
Mrs. J.D. Strickland of Cross Roads and Mr. and Mrs. Bilbo Pace and
children of near Sturgis spent the weekend with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henson Bradshaw.
Mrs. Melvin Bradshaw visited Miss Icy Mae Bell Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lollar spent the weekend at Walthall.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith Dill spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Alf Love.
Mrs. J.D. Strickland spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Willie Strickland.
Mr. and Mrs. Henson Bradshaw and children spent Sunday afternoon with
Mr. and Mrs. Wade Threadgill.

50 Years Ago:
March 14, 1963
Mt. Zion News:
Miss Eula Mae Foster of West Point visited Monday in the Joe Rico and
Lester Connell homes recently.
Mrs. Fuller Eiland spent Monday with Mrs. Lester Connell.
Mr. Pete Connell spent Friday and Saturday in the Lester Connell
home. Mrs. Connell spent last week in Pete’s home in Holly Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Purvie Ray visited Mrs. Roy Ray on Tuesday. Mrs. J.T.
Pittman visited his home Wednesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Pittman and Mrs. Allen Golding visited Mrs. Lewis
Byrd recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray visited in the Charlie Gatlin, Wister Ray and
Millard Ray homes on Sunday.
Sue Hodges visited Betty Ray last week.

Montevista News:
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Chandler and Donald spent the weekend in Vernon, AL
with Mrs. Z.Z. Chandler.
Mr. Jim Lucius spent three days of last week in the Houston hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Junior Gary, Keith and Laurie of Memphis and Mr. Maxie
Finch of Pensacola, FL were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Watt Finch.
Miss Floy Nelms of Jackson spent the weekend with parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H.C. Nelms.
Mrs. Era Britt and Mrs. Callie Sturdivant are both at home after
being away visiting relatives.
Mrs. Etta Golden is visiting in the McDade home now.
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Golden of Greenville and Mr. Harvey Hood of Linn
spent the weekend with relatives. They came especially to visit with
Mrs. Minnie Love.

25 Years Ago:
March 16, 1988
New Hope News:
Mr. Marvin E. Doss of Charleston spent Saturday with his mother, Mrs.
Mary Doss.
Mrs. M.B. Ellzey of Jackson visited Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skelton on
Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Skelton visited Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wilson at
Houston on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meese and Mrs. Mary Lee Weeks of Calhoun City
visited the Skeltons Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Allen spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Middleton and family at Benton, MS.
Visitors on Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gordon were Miss Gayle
Gordon, Mrs. Judy Hardin and Miss Janetta Wooten of Vardaman and Mr.
and Mrs. Brooks Winter.

Lollar’s Grove News:
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Thompson and daughter, Lynn, shared a fish
supper with Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims Wednesday night.
Mrs. Jo Vaughan and son, Bobby, of Reform visited the Louis Sims
family Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Sims and Thomas a while Wednesday night.
Mrs. Nellie Goines visited Mrs. Delma Sims a while Monday afternoon.
Rev. Joe Green of Mathiston visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims Monday
morning.