75 Years Ago:
April 14, 1938
Chose Fortner Rotary Leader
C.P. Fortner, cashier of the Bank of Eupora and one of Eupora’s most
prominent young businessmen, was elected president of Eupora Rotary
Club at the regular luncheon Tuesday.
Since the club’s organization, Mr. Fortner has worked tirelessly for
every effort promulgated and much credit for the success of the club
has been accorded to him. His good work was rewarded Tuesday with the
honor of president.
Frank L. Roberts, restaurant owner and commander of Webster County
Post 45 of the American Legion, was elected vice president. R.T.
Hobson was re-elected secretary and T.F. Taylor Jr. was elected
treasurer. Rev. J.B. Middleton and J.R. Phillips, Jr. were elected
members of the board of directors to serve with the officers named
above on the controlling body of the club.
The club by resolution and action highly complimented the outgoing
officers for their good work in making the Eupora organization one of
the best in the district. Praise was accorded to retiring president
William R. Sugg, vice president, J.B. Johnston and re-elected
secretary R.T. Hobson. In Rotary circles, the Eupora club is
recognized as a highly efficient organization and all members are
confident that the organization will continue to improve under the
Mrs. Roscoe Reed and children spent last Monday with Mrs. W.S. Patridge.
Mrs. Oscar Cooper was a visitor in the home of Mrs. Lagrone Cooper on
Miss Sue Oglesby and Master John Emerson Jr. visited Marie Sue and
Carroll Phillip Land Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Harrison and children of Grenada spent Sunday
afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Fate Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamp Griffin and Mrs. R.P. Griffin of Kilmichael spent
Friday with Miss Dewitt Land.
Mrs. Will Mansker is visiting her daughter, Mrs. J.T. Pittman.
Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Hood and little son and Mrs. E.R. Cooper spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cooper in the Alva Community.
Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Salley and children visited home folks on Sunday.
50 Years Ago:
April 11, 1963
Mrs. Jewell Lewis of Jackson visited her sister, Mrs. Palestine
Holland, last week.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burns last weekend were Mr. and Mrs.
Odell Burns of Jackson and Mrs. Dolly Long and children of Texas.
Mrs. Monie Jones and Mrs. Bertha Sims visited Mrs. Floy Burns Monday.
Mrs. Floy Burns visited Mrs. Monie Jones a while on Wednesday.
Mrs. Bertha Sims was a dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Holland
Rev. and Mrs. James Green and Jerry and Mrs. Lillian Bell and
children were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones and Estelle
Friends of Mrs. Ruth Avery will be happy to know she is well and has
gone back to Grenada to take up her job as nursing in the hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Redding Stewart visited Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. M.L.
Allday of McCain Town.
Mr. and Mrs. Dorrie Woods and family of Eupora spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Redding Stewart. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. M.G.
Avery and children and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stewart and son of West Point.
Mrs. Bill Clark and Anne of Memphis spent the weekend in the Carol
Roberts home. Sunday visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shaw of
Belzoni and Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Ellis of Slate Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Clanton spent the weekend with parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Herman Clanton and Linda.
25 Years Ago:
April 13, 1988
Gum Springs News:
Weekend visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Bilbo Wright were Mr. and Mrs.
Little and family of Greenwood and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Cooper.
Mrs. Sandy Baker of Tupelo visited recently with parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Buster Bell.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers’ daughter, Sue, and family visited with them
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Williams and children visited in the David Vaughan
home on Sunday.
Mrs. Billie Card visited Mrs. Moree Vaughan on Sunday. Mr. Donnie
Card and daughters visited in Oxford on Saturday with his sister and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert May.
New Hope News:
Miss Myra Macon spent the day Tuesday with Mrs. Ruth Dorroh at
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Allen of Eupora, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Allen and
Kayla of Bellefontaine, Mrs. Dorothy Lacey of Memphis, and Mrs.
Robbie Watson of Houston, MS visited one day last week with Mr. and
Mrs. W.S. Allen.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Middleton and Bryan of Benton visited Friday with
parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Allen.
Mrs. Louise Ray of Calhoun City and daughter, Peggy, of Memphis
visited on Friday with Mrs. Edith Wooten.
Miss Gail Edwards of Memphis spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs.