Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago:
Jan. 26, 1939
Miss Barton Opens New Beauty Shoppe
Miss Helen Barton announces this week that she has purchased the Wood Beauty Shoppe and will open her own business under the name of Barton Beauty Shoppe Feb. 1 in the J.R. Phillips Building.
Miss Barton has been employed by the O.K. Beauty Shoppe here for three years and is one of the most efficient and popular operators ever to work in Eupora. She has hundreds of friends and a wide personal clientele who will be pleased to know that she is now in business for herself. She is widely experienced having worked in Scooba and other cities before coming to Eupora.
Associated with her will be Miss Barbara Kilgore, a graduate of the famous Mohler School of Chicago and also experienced, having come to Eupora from Maryville, Tenn. Miss Kilgore is a native of Stewart and likewise has many friends who are glad that she has decided to remain in Eupora.
Mr. L.W. Scott was busy Saturday painting the lunchroom.
Mr. and Mrs. Imri Oswalt and daughter, Mary Alice, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watson at Center.
Mr. J.J. Adams and Mr. Keen of Winston County were visitors here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Yarbrough and children of Eupora were Sunday visitors with their mother, Mrs. Nannie Yarbrough.
Mrs. Alton Love and children visited in the home of Mrs. Talbot Evans last Thursday.
Mr. Joe Hughes of Mt. Vernon community was visiting relatives and friends last weekend.
Mr. Elmer Brown of Walthall was visiting here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bryan McCain of Eupora spent last Friday with Mrs. M.H. Evans.
Mr. and Mrs. Denton and baby visited her mother, Mrs. Lollar, over the weekend.
Mrs. Mary Oswalt is visiting relatives and friends this week.
50 Years Ago:
Jan. 23, 1964
R.H. Gary Buys Eupora Cleaners from Kilgore
R.H. Gary of Eupora made public this week that he had purchased the Eupora Cleaners from Elmore Kilgore and that he had already taken over the management.
Gary, who has farming interests and is an employee at B&W in West Point, stated that there would be no changes in personnel only the addition of either himself or his wife.
“Nothing will be changed,” Gary stated, “the name will remain the same, the telephone number and Mrs. Johnson, Charlie White and Otha Bays will remain with us. We intend to give topnotch service as well as prompt delivery.” The cleaners was owned by Elmer Kilgore for about two years before being sold to R.H. Gary.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hendricks were Friday night supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Allen Sturdivant in Mathiston.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Crimm and baby spent the weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rodgers, Sr. Visiting for a while in this home Saturday night were Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hemphill and children and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rodgers Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hendricks and family, Mr. Fannie Dulaney and Joan of Grenada visited relatives here Saturday.
Sunday visitors in the C.W. O’Neal home were Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. O’Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hendricks, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sturdivant and Miss Mertie Neal.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Clanton and baby of Meridian spent the weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Clanton.
25 Years Ago:
Jan. 25, 1989
Sand Hill Homemakers Hold Meeting
The January meeting of the Sand Hill Homemakers was held on Jan. 17 at the Fellowship Food Center in Mathiston. A brief business meeting was held.
It was noted that a contribution has been made by the club toward the re-establishment of the Tom Bailey Hospital/Clinic in Maben. Information with handouts on “Stress Management” was given by Lille Mae Hill and Inez Pogue.
Mrs. Drusilla Arnold drew the lucky number for the door prize. The Sand Hill Club was delighted to welcome Ann Ellis as a new member. The business was concluded with Lydia Reed being designated as hostess for the February meeting.
The last part of the meeting was an auction held by and for the club members and guests. Mrs. Ann Ellis serves as auctioneer. The auction was a huge success and enjoyed by all present. Proceeds from the auction will go into the club funds.
Mt. Zion News:
Mrs. Mary Williams and Mrs. Nell Perry of Cleveland were Sunday dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ray and family. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Adkins were also visitors.
Robin and Gregg Hunter visited last week with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray, Chris and other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Marcia Dozier visited Patsy Watson on Monday night.
Bobby and Jo Ann Files and Jeannie visited a while on Wednesday in the V.A. Taylor home.
Pat Ray and Robin Hunter visited Mr. and Mrs. Allan Golding on Tuesday.