Pages from the past: A look back with Charlotte Buchanan: An update on a special class of nurses

By CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN COLUMNIST,

100 YEARS AGO,

 MAY 1919

  Before buying a lot in Indianola, see W. M Faison’s elegant new addition on West side.

 

NOTES FROM THE EDITOR,

J A. RICHARDSON  Build good roads new roads regardless of cost, and see how quickly good times will come down these roads

Sunday is Mother’s Day. Observe it by wearing a white carnation if your mother is deceased and a red one if she is living.

 

50 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1969

The Indianola High School held Awards Night recently. Marilyn Hemphill was the winner of the coveted Ann Everett award. Tennis awards went to Gayle Gresham and Bobby Henry. John Hartlien and Gayle Gresham were named Mr. and Miss Indianola High School. Athletic awards were won by Lewis Purcell, Sammy Henderson, Linda Hull and Richard Duease.

 

SUNFLOWER NEWS BY MARY ALICE

WOFFORD

Mr. and Mrs. John Martin were proud parents over at Oxford where their son, Johnny is a member of the graduating students from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

 

25 YEARS AGO,

MAY 1994

  IA first grader Emily Skelton took an easy skip over obstacles in the May Day program. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Skelton.

Lockard Elementary School presented the song Matchmaker from Fiddler on the Roof. Participating were Courtney DeLong, Lora Dean, Sandra Roncoli, Katrina Anderson, Nicole Watkins, Victoria Watkins, and Jessica Miller.

Robert Kent and Valarie Nance were named Mr. and Miss Black Gold of the Indianola Junior High School for 1994-1995.

For the first time ever two girls showed up for spring football practice at Gentry High School. They are Natasha Ervin and Rosalind Butler

 

15 YEARS AGO,

MAY 2004

A feature story on male nurses spotlighted several local area men including Chuck Reynolds, Lee Paxton, Drew Lott, Joe Lee, whose background was a First Sergeant in the National Guard, Jason Jennings and Patrick Davis. Martha Catlette, Director of the Registered Nurse program at MDCC commented. “First and foremost, gender doesn’t matter.”

 

UPDATE

All of the male student nurses are still in the medical field. Jason Jennings went back to the University of Mississippi School of Medicine to become a dentist.

Federal Judge Selene Maddox’ mother, the late Ann Dunn was an instructor when some of them attended Mississippi Delta.

“I recall that my mother was shocked when Coach Reynolds walked into her classroom.

She said, “Here was this tall handsome blonde football coach entering nursing school.

I knew he was very smart, and grades would not be a problem. I was concerned that he was so accustomed to barking out plays on a football field that he wouldn’t be compassionate. I was very wrong about that; he is a wonderful nurse and the patients love him”.

 

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