Compiled by Laura Lucius from WPT files
75 Years Ago: Jan. 9, 1941
Blue Lite Café Opens
Mrs. Myrtle Gary Hitt, who for some time has been proprietress of “Nell’s Grill” on Highway 82, announces that she will open the Blue Lite Service Station and Café on Highway 82, next door to the W.H. Lamb Store, Saturday morning.
Free coffee will be served to the first hundred customers Saturday and special gasoline inducements will be offered to feature the opening day. Mrs. Hitt entered business circles here some time ago coming from Calhoun City. However, she is a member of the prominent Gary family of Webster County.
Assisting Mrs. Hitt at the station will be Miss Lily Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Edwards of the Bluff Springs community.
Spring Creek News:
Mrs. Hazel Brown of Jacksonville is visiting parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Jester.
Mr. Curry Carroll and Miss Juanita Sturdivant surprised their many friends when they got married on Dec. 21.
We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Herman McMahon and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Burson, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Burson and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Blasingame who have moved into our community.
Miss Ruth Norris visited Mrs. Hazel Brown in the C.R. Jester home last Tuesday.
Mrs. Era Crowley of Cumberland spent last week with her father, Uncle Jess Reagan.
Mr. and Mrs. Simmie Faulkner and children spent last Sunday in the C.R. Jester home.
50 Years Ago: Jan. 13, 1966
Eupora Eagles are Winners
The Eupora boys won the Winona Invitational Tournament by downing the host Winona Tigers. The Eagles led the Tigers most of the game until the final quarter when Winona grabbed a three-point lead and started playing slowdown ball, but the Eagles came back to win 75-62.
Crowley was the big gun for Eupora with 34 points, 21 of them in the first half. Atkins scored 13 points and Reed had 12. Eupora defeated Leflore County High Friday night 68-44 to get in the finals against Winona. Crowley had 22 points, Atkins had 21 and Reed had 12.
In both games, Woods and Snyder backed Crowley. Atkins and Reed helped with tremendous rebounding, which was a big factor in the Eagles triumph.
Mrs. Nova Moore visited Mrs. Lula Oswalt of Embry and Mr. Emmett Shaw Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Vitus Clanton has returned after an extended visit with relatives in Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Skelton enjoyed having their children at home on Sunday. Out of town visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams and son and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Skelton and family of Grenada.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Pounds and children of Derma, Mrs. J.A. Faulkner and daughter, Jean, Mrs. Myrtle Putnam of Houston and Mrs. Kate Childs of Woodland were guests of Mrs. Rilla Pounds Sunday.
25 Years Ago: Jan. 10, 1991
Family Support Group
The Mississippi National Guard Family Program is to assist family members of the Guard person. It emphasizes family involvement with the unit to create a sense of wellbeing and strengthen a sense of community spirit.
Within the framework of the Family Program, local volunteer family support groups are established to assist in meeting the needs of family members.
The Mississippi National Guard Family Support Group at the state and local level is designed to ensure: That families receive information concerning their role in support of the National Guard; benefits and entitlements, both current and upon mobilizations; readiness for mobilization; that communication between the National Guard and families is increased to create a feeling of belonging to the Guard family and a spirit of fellowship among families; that activities are provided for family members which address specific needs of families and quality-of-life issues.
Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Waymon Fondren celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in November at a reception given in their honor by their children and grandchildren. The reception was held at the Sherwood Community Center with many friends and relatives attending.