Time Capsules

75 Years Ago:

June 16, 1938

C.T. Duke First Cotton Bloom

Early Saturday morning, C.T. Duke, good farmer of the Peppertown community, brought to the Progress office the first cotton bloom of the 1938 season. Mr. Duke, already a subscriber to The Webster Progress, will have his subscription extended for a year.

Young Herbert Ellis, champion 4-H Club boy of Mathiston mailed in a bloom on Sunday to come under the wire a little late with his bloom that evidently appeared sometime last Saturday. W.A. Hodges of Choctaw County was third under the wire, with a fully formed bloom that he brought to Eupora Wednesday. Mr. Hodges lives in the Bluff Springs neighborhood. His cotton was planted the last of March. He reports he has a very good stand.

Pisgah Springs News:

Mrs. Harold LeDuke had as her guests Sunday, Mrs. Mollie Ray and Mrs. Alice Ray.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Stephens and son, Bobbie, Mr. Warren Ray and grandson, Freddie, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Moore.

Mrs. Carl Ray had as her guests Saturday night her sisters, Misses Willie and Inez Burton of Eupora.

Mr. John L. Burton spent Sunday with her cousin, Mr. Lamar Burton.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Ray, Rec. C.H. Gardner and son, Jimmie, Mr. Dewey Ray and Miss Mary Zell Connell attended serves at Bradley on Sunday.

Mrs. John Marshall of Truman, Ark., and Mrs. Sally Pittman visited Mrs. Carrie Gruhlkey a while Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. George Hemphill and children of Poplar Creek are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gardner.

50 Years Ago:

June 13, 1963

Montevista News:

Mrs. Esther Love has returned home after spending several months in New Orleans with her son, Rev. Gerald Love. She was the Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Ellingburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Junior Gary of Memphis visited during the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Watt Finch. Laurie returned home with them and Keith remained for a visit.

Mrs. Joe Wilson and Patsy Scarbrough have moved to Eupora. Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Mixon, Allen and Libby spent Sunday with them.

Mrs. Bessie Crowley is visiting at Corinth with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Jones.

Miss Margaret Chandler and her brother, Jack, of Memphis are spending a week with Mrs. Ruth Chandler and Donald.

Frank Ainsworth of Jackson is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Nelms.

Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Love and Melva Dean and Mr. T.E. Dunn spent the weekend with relatives in Memphis.

Bellefontaine News:

Misses Jeannie and Sue Weddle of Eupora spent the weekend with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Talbert Evans, and attended church.

Mr. Carmen Valentine of Cleveland spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Edd Skelton.

Visitors on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Talbert Evans were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Evans and Martha of Isola, Misses Nina Kay Evans and Lucille Stevens of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan McCain of Eupora and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Yarbrough.

Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Oswalt spent Saturday and Sunday in Starkville visiting their children and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. William McCluskey and Mr. and Mrs. James Robert McCluskey and family.

25 Years Ago:

June 15, 1988

Highway 82 Surveying Underway

Surveying has begun in Webster County on the four-laning of highway 82, Northern District Highway Commissioner Zack Stewart said. From Grady, about three miles west of Eupora, to the Choctaw County line on the east side of Mathiston, preliminary engineering is underway, he explained.

The four-laning project for Highway 82 was passed a little over a year ago, he said, and will be completed in a three-phase plan. The work is planned to run on a pave-as-you-go system because it parallels Highway 82.

Mt. Zion News:

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray visited on Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gatlin, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Golding and Mrs. Trannie Ray.

The B. Files were recent visitors with the Koths and the Salleys.

Mrs. Ivy Sibley visited the James Carps several days this week.

This community sympathizes with the family of Mr. John Lee Peeples in his recent death.

Mr. and Mrs. Reid Golding made a trip to Arkansas on Saturday.

Saturday night supper guests in the Larry Watson home were Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Taylor and girls, and Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Watson and son.

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files