Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Pam Braxton

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JUNE 1919

Last Sunday the Boy Scouts and Pioneer Scouts were organized at the Baptist church. Quite a few little fellows attended and many more would have if encouraged by their fathers who were conspicuous by their absence. Rev Charles McGeehee presided, and talks were made by Rev. H. L. Martin Judge C. C. Moody and Rev. L. G. Williams.

Bishop Green of the Episcopal Diocese was the honored guest this week in Indianola. He was entertained Tuesday with a reception at the home of Mr. and Mr. J. Homes Baker.

NEWS FROM BAIRD

Mrs. Robert Hooker is seriously ill at her home. Her condition at this time is somewhat uncertain. Mrs. Harding of Indianola and Mrs. R. H. Hooker of Isola are attending her bedside.

FROM ADS: Attorneys running notices for legal matters are J. Holmes Baker, Neill and Clark, Moody and Williams, also Quinn, Guthrie and Cooper, Everett and Hairston, E. K. Sims and J. H. Price.

50 YEARS AGO, JUNE 1969

Miss Marilyn Hemphill received the crown from Donna Stewart for Miss Sunflower County last week. Alternates were Linda White and Laura Collins.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crawford announce the engagement of their daughter, Carlene to John Stephen Stratton.

AROUND THE TOWN BY PATRICE EDWARDS

Miss Jane Baker bride elect of Larry Gibbons of Elgin Air Force Base was honored with a coffee in the home of Mrs. James Corder last Saturday.

The Indianola Dixie Youth Baseball Program is in full swing. Coaches are M. A. Tankesly, Braves; Jimmy McGregor, Giants; Jimmy Lear, Yankees; Eddie Slater, Red Sox; Joe Giachelli, Jr, White Sox.

25 YEARS AGO,

JUNE 1994

B. B. King came home to Indianola with over 2,000 fans greeting him. Since his last trip home, he has scooped up his 7th Grammy Award.

Shareda Dawn Nance, senior at Delta State University was initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and was also elected treasurer. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Nance of Indianola.

Mary Pillow Robertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Robertson of Indianola represented the City of Indianola as a Lady of the Realm in the Royal Court of Cotton Carnival in Memphis.

Alcorn State University has announced that Lyndell Robinson of Indianola is a President’s Scholar, maintaining a straight A average.

ADS Let us make your wedding day perfect by visiting Changes. Beauticians are Better Bowen, Brenda Lott, Banda Weeks, Sue Kimbrell and Dawn Scrivner.

15 YEARS AGO,

JUNE 2004

FEATURE ARTICLE: Pam Braxton’s flower filled front yard on Morningside Drive offers just a hint of her green thumb and horticultural interests.

PAM BRAXTON IS STILL AT IT, JUST A DIFFERENT LOCATION

Thirteen years ago, James and Pam decided to make a dream come true. They both love boating and Lake Chicot. So, they purchased land on Lakehall Road and Pam went right to work turning their home and gardens into a show place.

“I have changed slightly in my gardening. I am really into native plants. Two of my favorites this spring have been my big leaf magnolia and a double snowball. There is something blooming all year round and I enjoy sharing my gardens. I am now also raising some vegetables. I grow them in big pots,” Braxton said. She often places a sign on the front of their property that simply says, “Garden Open Today”.

She said her gardening has changed somewhat; she is no longer a sun-up to sun-down gardener. “During the hot summer months, I am out early. I have an extensive library on native plants and I enjoy learning more about that. I have plenty to do and when James comes home from work, we enjoy the lake and go boating. James manages the John Deere dealerships in Indianola and Greenville,” she said.

Braxton says she is pleased that others enjoy her gardening work. “I am happy to have others visit, just call me at 662-207-5730 to set up a time,” she concluded.

Sports

The Indianola Academy Colonels are in the midst of their summer baseball schedule.


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