Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 6, 1938
April 6 Auspicious Day for Webster County
Yesterday, April 6, as an anniversary, was a very auspicious day as
related to the people of Webster County. It marked the 64th
anniversary of the formation of Webster County (at that time named
Sumner, later changed to Webster).

It marked the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, decisive
contest of the War Between the States, and the greatest single
engagement ever fought in this section of the country, in which many
men from this community lost their lives. It marked the 21st
anniversary of the declaration of war with Germany, an event fraught
with more historical importance than any other event in the lives of
most of the present generation.

Upholding its reputation as a day of thrills, two years ago Webster
County people awoke to learn of the horrible Tupelo storm, worst
catastrophe ever visited upon this section of Mississippi. The
Progress is indebted to Lawyer Everett Eudy for the correlation of
this data, which proves that April 6 is the most auspicious date in
the lives of the majority of Webster Countians.

Shady Grove News:
Among the visitors at church Sunday were Rev. McCaleb of Walthall,
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Strickland and Mr. Billie Morrow of the Grady
Community, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Sullivan of Walthall, Mr. George Justice
and Mr. and Mrs. Hancock of the Grady Community.
Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Bailey and children were guests in the A.L. Newman
home on Sunday.
Mr. Will Jones and R.L. Jones accompanied by Mr. Weeks were guests
Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Farley in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. John Courtney had for their guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
J.E. Peeples of Eupora.
Mr. Tom Brown of Tomnolen visited Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Bailey on Sunday.

50 Years Ago:
April 4, 1963
Sherwood News:
Rev. and Mrs. Willie Weddle were supper guests with Mr. and Mrs.
Festus Breland Sunday night.
Mrs. Vera Franklin and Miss Myrtle Jones shopped in West Point
Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Sylvia Henry of West Point visited her children and
grandchildren during the past weekend.
Mr. Sam Lovelady, Mr. Allan Smith and Jimmy made a business trip to
Maben Thursday afternoon.
Miss Kay Fondren spent one night this week with Miss Debbie Bailey.
Mrs. Sandra Smith of Starkville spent Friday with Mr. and Mrs. A.E.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Brooks and family and Mrs. Brooks’ mother, Mrs. Joe
Dobbs, enjoyed a house full of relatives recently.

Peppertown News:
Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Spikes of Maryville, TN visited in the J.B. and
Leonard Pepper home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pepper and baby visited in the Kara Pepper home
Lt. Rachel Mitchell left for Memphis Thursday after visiting her
mother and relatives at Columbus.
Mr. C.O. Norwood visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pepper.
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Joyner and children of Jackson visited Sunday
with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pepper.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Spikes and Richard of Memphis, Mrs. N.O. Reedy of
Calhoun City, and Mr. and Mrs. Otto Vickers were Sunday visitors with
Mrs. J.A. Spikes and Burson.

25 Years Ago:
April 6, 1988
Board of Aldermen Meetings Held in Area
Eupora held its town meeting Monday night while Maben and Mathiston
meet on Wednesday. The Eupora meeting led to discussion about general
operations of the town. No definite decisions were made, City Clerk
Catherine Weddle said. Monthly bills were approved and an air-
conditioned police car will be advertised for sale soon. The car is
surplus property, Weddle explained. Other topics of discussion
included clean-up work in the Churchill area and the town’s summer
baseball and softball programs. Maben and Mathiston Board of Aldermen
will meet Wednesday night.

Lollars Grove News:
Mrs. Erma Montroy visited Mrs. Jo Kimbrell Wednesday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Nation of Jacksonville, AR were recent visitors
with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims and sister, Mrs. Kathy Fox and
children, Angela and Chris and brother, Thomas Nation.
Mrs. Bertha Mae Cummings visited Mrs. Nellie Goines Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Nellie Goines visited Mrs. Delma Sims Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Cora Thompson and daughter, Lynn visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims
and son Thomas a while Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Kathy Fox and son, Chris visited Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams
at Longview Saturday.
Mr. Carl Ray visited Mr. Louis Sims Sunday afternoon.