Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago:
Oct. 13, 1938
Mantee School Lunchroom Proving Great Success
The Mantee lunchroom is moving along fine with Mrs. Irene Henley as lunchroom supervisor and Mrs. Dola Smith and Argie Grasson as helpers. The students of the school are proud of the well-balanced diet that is served to them at such low cost, and feel that they could not do without it.
It has been said that Mantee has the best lunchroom in the county because of the splendid management of the workers and the fine cooperation of the teachers, students and patrons of the school.
The workers in the lunchroom feel that the PTA has been a great help to them and the lunchroom and they take this means of expressing their appreciation of what they organization is doing and has done for them. The lunchroom is serving around 100 students now, and it is hoped that the whole school will be served later on.
Gum Springs News:
Mr. Stanford Dodd visited Mr. Curry Strickland Sunday.
Mrs. Fairy Bradshaw spent the weekend with relatives in Choctaw.
Mr. and Mrs. Bedford Trull and son, Billie, spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Lum Vaughan and family.
Jay and Earl Dill, David and Junior Vaughan and M.C. Jennings visited Hugh Curry Cooper Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. John Strickland and baby visited relatives the past weekend.
Mrs. Katherine Wright and children visited Mrs. Myrtis Strickland Monday.
Mrs. Emma Morgan and little grandson, James Elkins visited Mrs. Moree Vaughan and Mrs. Myrtis Strickland a while Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Mag Love spent the past week with her daughter, Mrs. Bishop, near Maben.
Mr. Willie Strickland is visiting Greenwood at this writing.
50 Years Ago:
Oct. 10, 1963
Sandra Murphy is President of County Council
Sandra Murphy of Eupora High School was elected president of the Webster County Junior 4-H Council at the group’s first countywide meeting in the Eupora Community House.
Other officers named to work with Miss Murphy throughout the school year include Earl Hill, Mary Jane Hester, Debbie Harrison, and Rebecca Love of Mathiston and Buchanan Meek of Eupora.
Miss Love said a number of projects were discussed with the possibility of several tours throughout the year was the center of discussion. The group is under the leadership of Mrs. Jackie Deaton, County Home Agent and M.C. Stennett, Assistant County Agent.
Rev. Charles Bagwell filled his regular appointment on Sunday. He was a dinner guest with Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Anderson and family and had supper with Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Scarbrough.
Mrs. Lottye Weeks spent part of last week in Jackson with Mr. C.B. Weeks and family.
Mrs. Jessie Love and Mr. Elmer Dunn spent Thursday with Mrs. Mildred Smith.
Mrs. Margaret Gregg spent Thursday with Mrs. Mattie Scarbrough.
Miss Floy Nelms of Jackson spent the weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Nelms.
Mrs. Lera Wright of Woodland, Mrs. Lois Davis of Mantee and Mrs. Thelma Carroll of Fulton were Saturday afternoon visitors of their aunt, Mrs. Minnie Ross.
Mrs. Eva Brown is visiting in Memphis with Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Chandler and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warren.
25 Years Ago:
Oct. 12, 1988
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Breland were glad to have their daughter and granddaughter visit them last weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Dixon of Jackson visited Mr. and Mrs. Edward Leggett, Jerry and Anthony Allen last Sunday.
Mrs. Barbara Leggett is visiting in Jackson at this writing.
Miss Geneva Whitaker of Mathiston has been visiting her sister over in the delta.
Mr. and Mrs. Vollie Leggett visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leggett a while last week.
Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Leggett went by to see an old friend in Batesville one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Smith and Mrs. Ruby Halford visited Mrs. Ruth Pollard at her daughter’s in Columbus a few days ago.
Visiting over the weekend with Mrs. Fannie Blalack was Mrs. Clara Thornburg. Martha Rogers visited on Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. William Taylor had a bunch of company on Sunday.
Mrs. Clara Thornburg is spending some time with her daughter in Eupora.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Barnette and Mrs. E.L. Andrews visited her sister recently.
Mrs. Fannie Blalack visited with Mrs. Taffie Griffin on Saturday.