Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago:
Nov. 10, 1938
On display at The Progress office this week was a huge white turnip, weight six pounds, grown by Dr. S.G. Maddox, popular dentist and alderman; also a giant Porto Rican potato of similar size and weight grown by Dr. W.A. Berryhill, beloved physician and alderman.
It is a mystery to the editor of this little newspaper how these men can find the time not only to dispatch the duties of their profession and run the town, but to do such swell job of city farming at the same time.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Boyt Hannah entertained the little folks with a birthday party in honor of William Irvin Hannah and Mary Bill Miles. Games were played after which all gathered around the dining table while the honorees blew out the candles on their birthday cakes and opened their gifts. Delicious cake and ice cream were then served.
Mrs. F.E. Carroll was a Sunday guest with her daughter, Mrs. J.B. Dorroh of New Hope.
Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Pendergrast and son, Jimmie, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hightower of Eupora.
Mr. and Mrs. Enos Hughes and baby of Tomnolen were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hannah spent the weekend with their daughter, Mrs. Epps Brown of Center.
Misses Jewel and Dorothy McCain of Bellefontaine spent the weekend with their cousins, Misses Norma and Frances Weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Price Shaw and daughter, Mary of Bellefontaine were Sunday guests in the home of J.W. Carroll.
50 Years Ago:
Nov. 7, 1963
Connells Buy Horn’s Store at Eupora
W.C. Connell and son, Bobby, who for many years were grocery men in Eupora, announced this week that they had purchased the store formerly known as Horn’s Supermarket at Eupora. W.C. Hays, who has been managing the store since Wayman Fulgham left some four months ago, will continue in that capacity and Ray Meeks will continue as the market specialist.
They state that the store will be known as Connell’s Supermarket and they will continue to give Quality Stamps, the same courteous service with competitive prices and urges the public to watch The Progress each week for their ad. They reported that low inventory at the time of purchase made it impossible for them to start advertising this week.
Mr. Albert Horn, who was the owner until Saturday, reported to The Progress by phone that pressing business interest in other places caused him to decide to sell the store. He expressed his sincere appreciation for the wonderful way the people in Eupora and this area had treated him and his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Easley and children of near Vardaman were visitors in the Earnest Bryant home last Sunday.
Mrs. Dick Sprayberry moved to Choctaw County to make her home with her sister.
Misses Karen Woods and Fran Worthy spent Wednesday night at Eupora as guests of Miss Marilyn Phillips.
Mrs. Mary June Pryor House and daughter visited Mrs. Earl Doolittle one evening this week. She also visited with Mrs. Woods Doolittle and Mrs. Lula Doolittle.
Mrs. Allie Mae Woods visited Mrs. China Doolittle one evening this week.
Mrs. China Doolittle and Mrs. Clyde Britt went to Grenada Thursday evening.
Mrs. Clyde Britt accompanied Mrs. Georgia Middleton of Center and Mrs. Lillian Pendergrast of Tomnolen to Parchman Monday until Wednesday and visited Mr. and Mrs. Zack Middleton.
25 Years Ago:
Nov. 9, 1988
Sherwood Homemakers Hold Oct. Meeting
The Sherwood Homemakers Club met in October at the community center with Mrs. Reba Pinnix as hostess. Eleven members attended, answering roll call with a good shopping hint. Making a list and dressing for comfort were among the top hints given.
Final plans for the Christmas tree display in the Choctaw County Library were made. New officers for the coming year were elected. They are Anita Huffman, Ozell Ivy, Allie Busby and Reba Pinnix.
Members attending the sub-district council meeting in West Point were Mildred Henry, Ozell Ivy, Sue Ivy and Pauline Monts. Members attending “Holiday Street” in New Albany were Reba Pinnix, Ozell Ivy, Mildred Henry, Sue Ivy and Pauline Monts. The November meeting will be hosted by Mildred Henry.
West Shady Grove News:
Mrs. Jessie Richardson of Oxford spent several days recently with Mr. and Mrs. Merle Harrison.
The Olen Batchelor family met for their reunion Saturday and Sunday of last week at the old family home on Highway 9 South in Eupora.
Saturday visitors with Ralph and Lou Bailey were Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Kelly of Ripley, TN. Mrs. Kelly is Lou’s sister.
Mrs. George Bailey and Mrs. Will Atkins visited Saturday in Tupelo with Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Bailey.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart of Carthage spent Saturday night with Christine Bailey.