Pages from the past: Update on Paul “Bubba” Mancini

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

FEBRRUARY 1920

The Senator from Mississippi, John Sharp Williams is disgusted and will not accept another term in the Senate. Tis a pity! He is the last of the Planter Statesmen as he is hailed and the last of the noble kind.

Rev. L. G. H. Williams and C. T. Bookout were delegates to the Episcopal Council that met in Vicksburg last week. H. J. Moore was a delegate from Inverness.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Duncan of Inverness and Misses Camille Rogers and Kempton Pleasants of Greenwood were the guests of Walton Gresham Wednesday night for the dance.

Mrs. J. D. Roe gave a miscellaneous shower last Saturday in honor of Miss Jeffie Martin.

50 YEARS AGO,

FEBRUARY 1970

Mrs. James Hodges entertained her bridge club, The Stork Club at her home in Heathman last week. Members attending were Mrs. James Corder, Mrs. Arnold Hull, Mrs. Robert Barnett, Mrs. Vernon Beard, Mrs. W. C. Hamilton, Mrs. Fred Rawls, Mrs. Norris Hill and Mrs. Hugh French.

CENTRRAL DELTA ACADEMY NEWS BY MRS. ROBERT WARREN:

Making Academy honors for the first semester are Draughn Poindexter, fifth grade and Leigh Bradley, seventh grade.

SUNFLOWER NEWS BY MARY ALICE WOFFORD:

The Delta Livestock Show kicked off in Greenwood with a parade. Riding horses in the parade were Roy Manning, Mark and Vickie Manning, Linda Jefcoat, Robert Willis and Barry Willis.

Mrs. Paul Baker Early died Sunday, she was a member of one of Indianola’s pioneer families.

Hung W. Quon has been named Star Student at Indianola academy by the Mississippi Economic Council. Lawrence Bellipanni was named Star Teacher.Quon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Quon of Inverness.

25 YEARS AGO,

FEBRUARY 1995

Three members of Boy Scout Troop 41 will be given the highest rank in scouting in a ceremony at First United Methodist Church Sunday. Brister Barrett, Jim Towery and Paul “Bubba” Mancini have accomplished this honor.

Mr.and Mrs. John Vincent Maggio announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Leet to Hugh Beckham, Jr.

15 YEARS AGO,

FEBRUARY 2005

B. B. King will make a Mississippi visit where he will be honored by the Mississippi Legislature for his lifelong commitment to the music of the world and his continued remembrance and devotion to Mississippi.

Sallie Martin who is Carver Lower Elementary’s Literacy Instructor, has been named Teacher of the Year for Indianola City Schools. “Here at Carver, we are doing all we can to create a lifelong love of reading,” Martin said.

UPDATE ON TROOP 41’S THREE EAGLE SCOUTS FROM 25 YEARS AGO

Brister Barrett. Jim  Towery and Paul Mancini are still carrying on the honor and traditions of being an Eagle Scout in their adult lives.

BRISTER BARRETT: After graduating from Indianola Academy Brister received a BS in Systems and Information Engineering Economics from the University of Virginia. For the last seven years he has been employed by Southeastern Asset Management in Memphis, a global company with headquarters in Memphis. Prior to that he was a vice-president at Morgan Keegan and Company in Memphis. He has obtained his CFA which requires 300 hours of study before standing for the rigorous examination. Southeastern Asset Management was founded in 1975 and is a worldwide firm.

JIM  TOWERY: He is now Dr.  Jim Towery. He has lived in Birmingham for six years with his wife Natalie and their 11-year-old twin daughters Courtney and Sheila.

After graduating from Mississippi State University, he was accepted into the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

He is now an Interventional Cardiologist with Birmingham Heart Clinic.

He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and internal cardiology. He has also been published in the American Heart Journal

PAUL ‘BUBBA’ MANCINI

After graduating from Indianola Academy Paul received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Delta State University and was then accepted into the Nuclear Medicine program and the University of Mississippi medical program.

Upon graduation from UMMC he worked for 10 years at the Northwest regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

He is now Chief Nuclear Medicine Technologist for Bolivar County Medical Center in Cleveland. He is also a real estate agent for Griffith Realty.

He has two daughters, Marleigh, a 9th grader and Sela, a 7th grader at Bayou Academy.

“My girls keep me busy with their cross country and cheerleading activities as well as youth activities at First United Methodist Church in Cleveland where we attend,” Mancini said.

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