Time Capsules

Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files

75 Years Ago:

Feb. 2, 1939

Pisgah Springs News:

Rev. Clyde Garner filled his appointment at Winona Saturday night.

Mrs. J.C. Ray, Messrs. Dewey and Paul Ray spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ray near Calhoun City.

Miss Merry Boyd McGuire returned home Saturday to Memphis after a three-week visit with Mr. and Mrs. C.K. Moore and other relatives.

Mrs. Bert Ray and son were weekend visitors of Mrs. Henry Blalock.

Mrs. Edgar Rome is attending a revival at Fame this week.

Mrs. J.L. Burton spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Clyde Gardner.

Mrs. Clarence Magee and Miss Billye Cooper spent Tuesday with Mrs. Jaco Gary.

Miss Pauline Ray spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Tom Buck Ray.

Miss Nellie Cooper is visiting Mrs. McKinley Gordon near Fame.

Mt. Zion News:

Mr. Adam Nicholson and family visited Mr. Nicholson’s father, Mr. J.D. Nicholson, in the Lebanon community on Sunday.

Mrs. George Ray and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Bigbee Saturday night and Sunday.

Miss Mary Ray spent Saturday night and Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Fannie Swindoll.

Mrs. Vera Ray and children, Mrs. Nannie Ray and children and Mrs. Edd McCain spent Wednesday with Mrs. Marvin Orr.

Mrs. Jim Ray of Calhoun City visited her sister, Mrs. Virgie Connell on Sunday.

Miss Mary Zell Connell visited relatives in Calhoun City over the weekend.

50 Years Ago:

Jan. 30, 1964

Tornado Strikes North of Eupora Friday Afternoon

A tornado struck north of Eupora Friday afternoon leaving behind damage to one man’s roof and uprooted trees. The tornado struck about 3:30 p.m. about two miles north of Eupora on Highway 9.

Mr. L.S. Hayden’s home apparently received the most damage. The roof was damaged in several places, shingles torn off, TV antenna twisted and torn, and a railing around the front porch was torn from the building. A tree in his front yard was blown down on the power line. The Natchez Trace EPA personnel quickly moved it and cut it into sections so it could be hauled away.

The homes of Mr. Herbert Love and D.C. Anderson were also slightly damaged, mostly TV antennas blown down and shingles torn from the roof. Estimates on the extent of the damage were not immediately available, but they were expected to be relatively small. Tornado warnings were out in this section when the twister struck. Rain had been falling all day, practically, and the weather seemed unseasonably warm.

Mr. Hayden reported he was standing in his front door when the twister hit his home. “It all happened so quickly I didn’t have time to think,” he stated. No person was injured in the year’s first storm and there were no other reports of the twister after it touched down here.

Peppertown News:

Libby and Allen Pepper of Montevista spent the weekend with grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howell Pepper.

Mr. J.B. Pepper visited a while with Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pepper recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Upton Pepper and Chuck were Sunday afternoon visitors in Peppertown.

Mr. and Mrs. Kara Pepper and Jane spent Sunday afternoon with the Deward Chrismond family of Eupora.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hood visited Mr. and Mrs. James R. Pepper Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wade Pepper and Mr. Ralph Pepper and son, Larry, visited relatives in Jackson on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Pepper and Johnny visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Burdett Greenlee of Kilmichael.

25 Years Ago:

Feb. 1, 1989

Bellefontaine Homemakers Meet

Sandra Sisson invited the Bellefontaine Homemakers Club to her home for the January meeting. Sue Knight called the meeting to order followed by an inspiring devotional given by Sandra Sisson. Dianne Crutchfield asked each member to answer roll call and name one thing that causes stress. Five members agreed to go to officer training on Jan. 23.

Vice president, Sammie Gibson, installed Sally Sandlin, Glenda Norwood, Dianne Crutchfield, Irene Hughes and Sue Knight as the new officers for 1989. Sandra Sisson and Sammie Gibson served a delicious plate of refreshments. The Bellefontaine club adjourned to meet with Geraldine Dorroh in February.

Walthall News:

Mrs. Ona Webb, Ruth Sugg and Miss Eunice Woods ate a birthday dinner with Mrs. Winnie Clanton in Calhoun City on Monday.

Weekend visitors with Mrs. Janie Dobbs were her friends from Jackson.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Woods visited with Mrs. Winnie Clanton in Calhoun City on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hitt of Nashville visited a while Tuesday night with Mrs. Ona Webb.

Mrs. Gladys Morehead and Mrs. Mary Sue Hughes visited Sarah Fondren in Eupora recently.