Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: Update on Robert “Butch” Elmore

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1919

John Neill has just returned from overseas and is visiting Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Neill.

Miss Maurice Gresham who has been attending summer school at the University of Alabama returned home Monday.

FOR SALE:  Fine Jersey cow with young calf, gives four gallons of milk daily. See or write J. T. Elliot, Inverness, Mississippi.

50 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1969

The Giants swept the Little League Championship with a record of 14-1. Members of the team are Tommy Davis, Bill McPherson, Scott Daniel, Kenny Womble, Bill Harper, Lee Stratton, Jerry Smith, Barry Sykes, Bubba Brooks, Jon Maddox, Paul Anthony, Allen Hartlien, Jim Lear and Keith Johnson. Coaches are Jimmy Lear and J. L. Smith.

Three young men were honored at a recent Honor Court of Boy Scouts. They are Burke Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Gayden Fisher, Butch Elmore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elmore and Edgar Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Buchanan.

25 YEARS AGO,

JULY 1994

Bill McPherson, incoming president of the Rotary Club was handed the gavel by Mark Polk, the outgoing president. Other officers are Allan Silverblatt, secretary treasure, Ira Crosby, sergeant at arms; Jim Lear first vice president and David Allen, second vice president.

The National Council of Garden Clubs recently named the Indianola Garden Club a national landscaping winner for their work at South Sunflower County Hospital. Accepting the award was Josephine Tierce of the Indianola Garden Club.

15 YEARS AGO,

JULY 2004

Ellis Wyms of Indianola, NFL defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers conducted a football camp for 70 youngsters on the campus of Mississippi Delta Community College last week. Wyms was a star player for Gentry High School.

Sunflower County will be the site of a historical gathering on August 6-7 in remembrance of Freedom Summer of 1964. Activities will begin in Indianola on August 6 with the dedication of three markers commemorating the fire bombings of Giles Grocery, the Magruder home and the Freedom School.

UPDATE ON ROBERT ‘BUTCH’

ELMORE

Fifty years ago, Butch Elmore distinguished himself in the field of Scouting. It appears he has carried the Scout motto, Be Prepared, and the oath, “To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the Scout law to help other people at all times” throughout his adult life. Lt. Robert “Butch” Elmore has just retired after 32 years as a deputy with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department. As a deputy, Elmore has been very involved with Outreach work a an advisor to the Law Enforcement Youth Group.

Sheriff Steve Gladney had high praise for Elmore at his retirement party. “He has touched many young people in a very positive way. He was always willing to do whatever was asked of him and has been an outstanding member of this department,” said Sheriff Gladney.

The Indianola native and graduate of Mississippi State University will still perform as a courtroom deputy as needed.

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