Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Elizabeth Belk

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

AUGUST 1919

TO THE PEOPLE OF SUNFLOWER COUNTY: We are facing a crisis in our county schools. Unless relief comes, the term must be cut to four months and salaries reduced to where teachers will be forced to quit. The remedy lies in one source, a tax for school purposes only. Signed Wiley P. Sanders.

Mrs. India Lee Hogin gave a delightful dance at her home last Friday night.

CARD OF THANKS FROM J. M. FOREMAN

Permit me to thank each and every one of you for the splendid vote you gave me in my race for reelection as District Attorney.

CARD OF THANKS FROM MR. AND MRS. MAX GINSBERG:

We desire to express our sincere appreciation for the many kind deeds and thoughtful acts of our friends during the recent illness and death of our baby.

Lt. W. W. Gresham, W. R. French and Misses Ruth Chapman, Maurine Gresham and Willye Crosby spent Tuesday in Greenville.

50 YEARS AGO,

AUGUST 1969

Officers of the Indianola Volunteer Fire Department were elected last week, Buddy Sykes, Assistant Chief; Buck Sossbee, Secretary Treasurer; John C. Skelton, First Captain; and Evon Russell, Second Captain.

INVERNESS NEWS BY MRS. ROBERT WARREN: From the Rotary bulletin: Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you. Remember that you are courteous to others not because they are gentlemen, but because you are.

COUNTY AGENT’S REPORT BY CECIL BLACK: The rain we so sorely need has failed to materialize as of August 8th. Soybeans, cotton and pasture crops are deteriorating rapidly each day.

25 YEARS AGO,

AUGUST 1994

Willie Washington wanted to show the Mayor and Board of Aldermen the wheel of her Nissan truck that was damaged when she hit an open manhole on Sunflower Avenue. To prove her point, she rolled the wheel into the board room during Monday night’s meeting.

Sunflower County farmers are playing a waiting game with Mother Nature on the status of their crops for 1994. “We really won’t know the outcome until after the crops are harvested,” said Tommy Baird, County Agent.

Elizabeth Belk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Belk, has made the Dean’s Honor List at the University of Mississippi for the summer semester.

15 YEARS AGO,

AUGUST 2004

Melvin Joseph Lipnick died August 5th. He was the owner of Weinberg’s. At the time of his retirement, Weinberg’s was the oldest retail store in Indianola. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the 42nd Rainbow Division. He received the Bronze Star, Presidential Citation, the Oak Cluster, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History held a ceremony dedicating three historical markers commemorating the March 1965 firebombing of the Freedom School, the May 1st firebombing of Giles Store and the Irene Magruder home.

UPDATE ON

ELIZABETH BELK

Talk about a small-town girl making good, Elizabeth Belk is the personification of that. Twenty-five years ago, she was making the Dean’s List at Ole Miss. Today she travels all over the world as Global Luxury Hotel Account Executive for Marriott International. Recently her dad, Dean Belk had the opportunity to travel with her to London, Paris and Normandy where she conducted meetings. “I attended a meeting in London with her and I can’t tell you how proud I was of her. She was definitely in charge and command,” said Belk.

Elizabeth lives in Atlanta. When she first went to Atlanta, she was Business and Leisure Director for the Ritz Carlton Hotel. “She had an office and staff of ten now she has a laptop, cell phone and an assistant in New York. She is in New York several times a month and this week she is in Chicago. She is in charge of meetings for hundreds of people all over the world. Needless to say, her mom, Ann and I are very proud parents,” Belk said.

Sports

A clear example of teamwork was on prominent display last Friday night at Legion Field.

Obituaries

Betty Sue Mallette, 80, of Indianola, passed away Friday Sept. 13, 2019, in Pontotoc.

Breaking News

The redrawn lines for Districts 13 and 22 will be in effect for tomorrow’s primary elections.