Time Capsules Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:
April 28, 1938
Fish Biting at Legion Lake
Webster County fishermen are having luck at the American Legion Lake
these days. Not only are experts with rod and reel bringing in nice
bass, but minnow and worm fishermen are catching their share of bass
and bream.

The lake is becoming the most popular fishing place in the county,
since, situated as it is, in almost the center of Webster County, it
is easy to get to and is well stocked with fish. Legionnaires are
making arrangements now to improve the new lake which was recently made.

In the near future, the smaller lake will be fitted up for swimming.
Bathhouses, a pier with diving boards, pits for barbecuing and a
cleared beach will make this lake an ideal spot for picnickers.

Season tickets for fishing in the big lake are on sale at five
dollars, while single tickets may be purchases for twenty-five cents,
which entitles purchaser to use of a boat.

Rocky Hill News:
Miss Ethel Burson of the New Hope Community spent the weekend with
Miss Dixie Peeples.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gardner made a business trip to Eupora on Saturday.
Mr. Franklin Swindoll of Lollars Grove spent Saturday night with Mr.
and Mrs. Huey Swindoll.
Miss Dixie Peeples is spending a few days this week with her cousin,
Miss Ethel Burson.
Mrs. Cotz Atkins and children spent Sunday with Mrs. I.M. Atkins.
Mr. Jess Hannah made a business trip to Eupora on Saturday.
Mrs. Anna Peeples spent a while Saturday evening with Mrs. Iona
Little Roland Atkins spent Friday night with his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. J.M. Atkins.

50 Years Ago:
April 25, 1963
Martha Lewis Selected Outstanding Senior
Miss Martha Lewis, daughter and Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lewis of Eupora,
was selected last week to receive the Annual Jaycee Award as the
“Outstanding Senior” of the graduating class at Eupora high School.
Martha was selected by her fellow classmates to receive this honor
and will receive the award at the Awards Day later this spring. Miss
Lewis will graduate from Eupora High School as an honor student. The
Jaycee award is presented each year to the student that the senior
class as a whole think is outstanding in leadership, devotion,
ability to get along with fellow students, scholastically and
attitude toward fellow students and faculty members.
Faculty members of EHS stated that the class had made an excellent
choice and that “Martha well deserves this honor and will accept it
with a feeling of gratitude and pride.”

Happy Springs News:
We are so happy Mrs. K.J. Butts celebrated her 90th birthday.
Mrs. Fate Fowler of Sweatman spent Tuesday with Mrs. Butts and Mrs.
Thelma Fowler.
Mrs. Esther Atkins has returned home after spending several days with
relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Atkins and children and mother, Mrs. Lee Atkins
spent Sunday in Sturgis with Mrs. Beatrice Wolf and children.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kent of Waynesboro spent Friday and Saturday with
the Jerry Atkins and Lee Atkins families.

25 Years Ago:
April 27, 1988
Lollars Grove News:
Mrs. Nellie Goines visited Mrs. Delma Sims on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Campbell of near Ackerman and Gene’s parents of
Brownsville, TN visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims a while Wednesday
Mrs. Erma Montroy and Mr. Carl Ray visited the Louis Sims family
Thursday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Cooke of Columbus visited Mrs. Louis Sims Monday
Mr. Roger Peeples and daughter, Brittany, of West Point visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark on Monday.
Mrs. Betty Rushing of Maben visited Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sims Wednesday.

New Hope News:
Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Hutchens and boys of Calhoun City were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Griffin on Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Macon and Mrs. Mary Doss visited Mr. and Mrs. Ray Putnam of
Birmingham in their home in the Pleasant Hill Community.
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wilson of Houston, MS visited Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Skelton on Monday.
Mrs. Doris Gregg along with Mrs. Adolph Davis and daughter, Sherri of
Houston attended the flea market at Amory on Saturday.
Miss Ethel Ruth Gregg of Houston visited Mrs. Earnest Gregg and
family Sunday afternoon.