Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago:
Oct. 20, 1938
Freak Corn Creates Interest
In last week’s edition, a news story told of the finding if a twin-ear of corn by J.H. Vaughan of near Maben. Display of this corn created much interest among farmers passing by The Progress office window last week.
Now comes food farmer J.E. Meredith, who lives between Cumberland and Clarkson, with not only a more fully developed twin-ear, but a triple-ear thrown in for good measure. The triple-ear has a large fully developed ear in the center and two smaller but well-proportioned ears on each side, all three growing from one common stem.
Many veteran farmers viewed the corn display and declared that they had never seen its equal before. The corn was pulled from a field cultivated by Curry Meredith, son of J.E. Meredith and was the Mosely’s Prolific variety.
Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Lewis and children of Hohenlinden and Mrs. Blanche Hendrix were Sunday guests of Mrs. Ella Lewis and Mrs. Lula Kimbrell.
Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Henley and Mr. Mervin Scott spent the past weekend with Mr. and Mrs. D.O. Crowley near Tupelo.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Carroll spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Crowley.
Miss Ethel Palmer spent the past weekend at Corinth.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodie Estes were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Palmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Kimbrew Walker were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Curry.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Wells and children, Mrs. Cora Kimbrell, and Mrs. Annie Johnson spent Sunday with their relatives in the Double Springs Community.
50 Years Ago:
Oct. 17, 1963
The County Seat News:
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Brasher were recent visitors in Cleveland with their children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robb and family and Mr. and Mrs. George Jennings.
Mrs. John Woods accompanied Mrs. Herman Clanton to Columbus on Thursday and they were overnight visitors with Miss Eunice Woods.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Beasley of Jackson spent Thursday with Mrs. George Hester.
Mrs. Tom Gore and Mrs. Bill Stewart and Belinda spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Taylor of near Montevista.
Sunday visitors in the Tom Gore home were Mr. and Mrs. John Tidwell of Tomnolen and Mrs. Porter White and family of Montevista.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stewart and Belinda were recent visitors in Memphis with the Wayne Johnson family.
Mr. and Mrs. E.H. McMurray of Blytheville were weekend visitors with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Harden.
Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Carroll have returned home after several days with their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rigby and family of Greenville and other relatives in the delta.
Mr. and Mrs. Ballard Fondren visited in various parts of the delta on Sunday.
Big Black News:
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Crowley of Moss Point, Mrs. Roxie Crowley, Mrs. Summer Lee Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. John Jones and daughter, Arline, Mr. Joe Willie Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stillman and Barbara Stillman, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Doss were weekend visitors in the D.O. Crowley home.
Mr. and Mrs. Omy Carlisle were Sunday callers with Mr. and Mrs. Beechy Nichols.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henley called to see Mr. and Mrs. Ocie Shaffer.
Mrs. Edna Walker spent Sunday with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tom Curry.
Mr. and Mrs. Dewie Crowley enjoyed a fish supper on Sunday night with Mrs. Summer Lee Thompson and Mrs. Roxie Crowley.
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Clemmons spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. James Crowley.
Mr. and Mrs. James Crowley spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Crowley in Eupora.
25 Years Ago:
Oct. 19, 1988
Ticky Bend Home Extension Club Meets
The Ticky Bend Home Extension Club met in the home of Marie Cooper for the regular monthly meeting. President Cornelia Cummings called the meeting to order and Mrs. Cooper read the devotional.
Members answered roll call with “What month do we start preparing for Christmas?” New officers elected were Nora Carroll, Lily Hardin, Mrs. Cummings, Lois Ray and Mildred Harrison.
Each member was given a copy of the program, “Get a Head Start on Christmas.” The club discussed its county Christmas open house. At the open house, the club will exhibit Sweden’s type of Christmas tree decoration and bake and serve cookies made from Swedish recipes. Seven clubs in the county will each represent a different country with decorations of that country’s tree and cookies.
Mr. and Mrs. Leggett and children went to the fair in Jackson and enjoyed the day there.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hendrix visited Mrs. Grace Brooks last week and Mr. Bruce Oswalt.
Mrs. June Leggett visited Mrs. Opal Breland last Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. A.V. Leggett visited in Memphis on Saturday.