75 Years Ago:
March 24, 1938
Levee Damaged by Heavy Rains
Heavy rains of the past few days seriously damaged that levee at the
American Legion Lake this week, and only by hard work by members of
the local post was the lake saved. J.S. Richardson, official
caretaker of the Legion property, reported a sand boil on the lower
side of the levee and the possibility of the levee going out, this
emptying the lake. Commander Frank L. Roberts sent out a call among
Legion members and got a good response. Sandbags were used to wall in
the sand boil in order the stop the waste of levee dirt. This measure
was successful and unless harder rains occur within the next few
days, the 45-acre lake will be saved. The Legion expects very soon to
reinforce the levee to prevent another such occurrence of danger to a
splendid fishing property. The lake, at present, is considered one of
the finest fishing grounds in this section of Mississippi.
Miss Juanita Oswalt spent the weekend with Miss Jimmie B. Norwood.
Miss Mary Louise Overland spent Wednesday night with Miss Bervis
Miles of Embry.
Callers with Miss Mary Pepper and Louise Nelms Sunday afternoon were
Misses Mae E. Spikes and Mary Louise Overland, Messrs. Lloyd Pepper,
Burson Spikes, Aaron Leonard, Ralph Pepper and Taylor Spikes.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Hitt of Calhoun City spent Sunday with the
latter’s mother, Mrs. Sallie Pepper.
Mr. Arthur Spikes spent Sunday morning with Mr. Tom Latham.
Miss Tudie Mitchell spent the weekend with Mrs. Clifford Wells of
Little Billie Lynn Pepper spent Sunday with Misses Sallie and Bette
50 Years Ago:
March 21, 1963
Mt. Zion News:
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stephens visited in the J.W. Ray home last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Springer and son visited grandparents in Alabama
on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Beck also visited.
Saturday night visitors in the Bobby Files home were Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Smith and children and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bullard of Kosciusko.
Mrs. Alice Pittman visited in the Lewis Byrd home on Sunday.
Mrs. Ted Eiland and baby visited her parents at Winona during the
Mrs. James Camp and Mrs. Charles Putnam and girls visited in the
Wiley Sibley home on Sunday.
Mrs. Hazel Stewart of Mathiston and Mrs. Kirkum Stewart of Louise, MS
visited Mrs. Hazel White and Mrs. Naomi Wright on Last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ponder and Mrs. Merlie Phillips of Sturgis visited
Mr. Arthur Wright in Indianola last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bridges of West Point and Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Young of
Mathiston were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Foust.
Mrs. Naomi Wright spent Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Foust.
Mrs. Willie Fason and children called on Mrs. James Whitaker a while
25 Years Ago:
March 23, 1988
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Pittman and boys, Timothy and Leslie, and Mr.
Leland Sellars were recent visitors with Mrs. R.L. Cooke.
Miss Brandi Warren of Mathiston visited on Saturday with Mandy Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooke of Columbus and Mr. Bruce Gentry of Winona were
Saturday visitors with Mrs. R.L. Cooke.
Mrs. Debra Cooper, Justin and Jason visited with her mother, Mrs.
Doris Cooper Sunday afternoon at Winona. Little Christy Clark visited
in the Cooper home on Sunday.
Mrs. Debra Cooper and Mrs. Diane Hill visited Mrs. R.L. Cooke recently.
West Shady Grove News:
Robbie and Brian Hubbard spent Wednesday night with grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Bailey. Robbie and his granddad went fishing. The luck
of the fish was with Robbie, as he caught a large bream. He proudly
showed it to his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bailey.
Mrs. Floyd Tidwell and daughter Diane of Winona and Mrs. R.D. Crick
of Memphis visited Mrs. Sammie McCain, Mr. and Mrs. Pascal Hodges,
Mrs. Jimmie Zell Hodges, and Mrs. Levi Sellars. Leland Sellars was a
visitor with them on Thursday.
Mrs. Jessie Richardson of Oxford and Mrs. Will Atkins of Eupora were
Sunday afternoon visitors with the George Bailey family. Their son,
Thomas, visited Thursday evening.
Mrs. John Stewart and little daughter, Bailey, of Bentonia spent
Sunday night with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bailey.