Check out this week's headlines from the past.
125 YEARS AGO, JANUARY 1896
In a listing for professionals in Indianola for 1896 the following attorneys were listed, Baker and Moody, Chapman and Chapman, Southworth, Stevens and Neill. Physicians listed were J. H. Williams, M.D. Drs. Martin and Kent, physicians and surgeons, R. T. Love, M. D. Listings for dentists were Dr. J. D. Killian and Dr. Howard Stewart. J. W. Welch was listed as the County Surveyor and Civil Engineer.
LOCAL NEWS: Charlie Wilson was killed at the Smith Gin Wednesday morning. He stepped over a revolving shaft to get a drink of water and his coat caught in the shaft. Every bone in his body was broken and his death was instantaneous.
SOCIETY: Mrs. P. E. M. Collins went to Greenville Wednesday to attend the wedding of her brother, Harley Metcalfe to Miss Sallie Jeffries, a lovely young lady of that city.
FOR SALE: Several bunches of choice variety fruit trees are for sale at your own price. Call on W. T. Pitts, Agent for Southern Railway Company.
50 YEARS AGO, JANUARY 1971
INVERNESS NEWS BY MRS. ROBERT WARREN
The Inverness Rotary Club met last week with Dean Newell presiding. Waldemar Prichard, President of the Mississippi State Agricultural Board was the speaker for the program. He was introduced by Rotarian Joe Baird.
MOORHEAD NEWS BY MRS. GUS NOBILE
We are sorry to report that a thief or thieves cut the screen and entered the hostesses apartments of Mrs. Vi Breland and Mrs. Elaine Denson Sunday night. The apartments were stripped. The ladies were not at home at the time. At present there are no suspects.
NOTE FROM JIM
Indianola’s Coolidge Ball is the current leading scorer for the Ole Miss freshman roundballers.
25 YEARS AGO, JANUARY 1996
SOCIETY: Lane Eastland of Indianola was one of the debutantes presented at the Delta Ball in Greenville. Emily Miller of Drew was a page. Elizabeth Etheridge Gresham and Katherine Perry Allen were presented at the White and Gold Ball in Greenwood.
15 YEARS AGO, JANUARY 2006
FRONT PAGE ARTICLE BY DAVID RUSHING:
Construction on the Fannie Lou Hamer memorial in Ruleville has entered a new stage of construction. The construction of the gazebo in the city park will begin soon. It is near the site of her gravesite.
LOCAL NEWS BY CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN:
The first official meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Monday night. The new face on the board is Frederick Spencer. He replaces Maggie Barnes who did not run for reelection.
OBIT: Willie J. Washington of Moorhead died on January 4, 2006. He was a former member of the Moorhead City Board, a member of the NAACP and was a director on the board of the South Sunflower County Hospital.
UPDATE ON LINDA SMITH MYLES:
In last week’s edition in the 15 years ago section, Linda Smith Myles was featured about her work as a foster parent and community service.
Today, she is busy as ever. She still devotes much of her time to foster children. She has three school-aged children in her care. She is still busy doing community and social work.
“I will have to admit that I do think about retirement. A senior citizen facility sounds good and I have four grandchildren in Dallas that I would like to be closer to,” Myles said. Even though she thinks about retirement, she still enjoys helping people. “In addition to caring for the children and helping with their schoolwork, I also enjoy helping senior citizens with paperwork they might need to arrange for assistance,” she said.