Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte BuchananBy CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,
100 YEARS AGO, FEBRUARY 1919
CANDIDATES WHO HAVE ANNOUNCED FOR ELECTION: Representative: S. D. Neill, R. R. Green, Sheriff: George F. Nixon, A. C. Cox, R. C. Garnett, Joe Riddell; Chancery Clerk, John W. Johnson; Circuit Clerk. R. Key; Sheriff, J. T. Carroll, D. R. Lindsey, E. B. Copeland.
Editorial: The Town Board never did a more necessary act than to put a concrete crossing at the foot of Front Street. It has been needed for years.
50 YEARS AGO,
Nearly 50 feet of chitterlings were cooked and served by Lamar Yarbrough, James R. Dill, Dailey Rogers and James Mack at the Piggly Wiggly Annual Chitterling Supper. Over 500 enjoyed the event.
Dr. and Mrs. Walter Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Barrett and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Romine attended a Lay Witness Mission in Little Rock last weekend.
25 YEARS AGO, FEBUARY, 1994
A total of 29 high schools and academies participated in the annual MDCC Scholars Bowl. Representing Gentry High School were Regina Gardner, Tameka Simmons, Dwight Dishmon and Walter Tillman, Jr.
Six prisoners escaped from the county farm near Moorhead over the weekend. One of the culprits even tried to hitch a ride with Chief Deputy A. C. Blackwell.
15 YEARS AGO,
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tindall will host an anniversary celebration for them at the Indianola Country Club. The Tindalls were married on March 1, 1944.
The City Board approved a suggestion from Walter Pitts to bring together various agencies to do some limited dredging and clean out of the bayou culvert beneath Sunflower Avenue.
Chip Moore, 32, will become the new president of the Chamber of Commerce at the annual banquet next week.
Chip Moore is still in Indianola and holds the title of General Manager at Gresham McPherson Petroleum Company. He is still a member and active in the Indianola Chamber of Commerce. “I have worked for Gresham Petroleum for 25 years and couldn’t ask for better people to work for,” Moore said.
Moore is a past president of the Indianola Rotary Club and stays very involved with sports and activities that his children Conner and Carly are involved in. His wife, Tina, is a nurse at the Indianola Family Medical Center.
Moore had high praise for the Enterprise Tocsin and its editor Bryan Davis. “I have to admit that I have my coffee every Thursday morning with the online edition of the ET. We are so fortunate to have such a fine publication,” he said
Moore said that though he is no longer an officer of the Chamber of Commerce, he is very supportive of their work. My employer, Gresham Petroleum and I will always do what we can to work with the Chamber and we are proud of the work they continue to do to make our community better,” he concluded.