100 YEARS AGO,
LISTED UNDER PROFESSIONS; LAW FIRM ADS: J. Holmes Baker, Neill and Clark, Moody and Williams, Quinn, Guthrie and Cooper, Everett and Hairston, and E. K. Sims.
LOCAL NEWS: We received a brief visit from Henry Boyer Wednesday, and he says he is very pleased with the Democratic ticket and is sure it will win in November.
J. A. RICHARDSON EDITORIAL: The curb near the town trough should be fixed. It is ruining the street at this point. It looks as if it is the fault of the contractor and should be leveled.
50 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL NEWS: The Indianola Teen Club met Friday at the American Legion hut for dancing to the music of Grand Central Station, a local band. Chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. Barry Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McGregor, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Holloway and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Domino.
AROUND THE TOWN BY MRS. R. M. YARBROUGH: The Holly Ridge home of Mr. and Mrs. James McWilliams was the scene of a family picnic under a shade tree on their lawn. Attending were their sons Jimmy and Frank of Orlando, Florida, Johnny and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy McWilliams and their son Matt of Drew. Also Mrs. W. T. Robertson and her daughter Edna Kirk were among others attending.
BY EDITOR JIM ABBOTT: The spell of moonlight madness will spread over the streets of Indianola Friday when merchants will sponsor a sale featuring great bargains from 7:00 p.m. until.
DREW NEWS: Gus Davis Berryhill of Drew is among students accepted into the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
25 YEARS AGO,
Enthusiasm soared as over 200 children enrolled in Bible School at the Bethune Center in Southgate. Rev. Herron Wilson, organizer and director of the Youth Center said, “We have almost lost an entire generation of children to drugs and violence and we want to remedy that.. It is vitally important that we instill in our children good moral and ethical values.”
LOCAL NEWS: Bennie Reed of Indianola has been laying bricks for over 50 years. Last Saturday, Reed, Aaron Byas, Michael Byas and Willie Anderson donated their time and expertise to brick a home for Habitat for Humanity.
15 YEARS AGO,
SCHOOL NEWS: Five students from the Gentry High School summer program received their diplomas from Principal Pierce McIntosh Friday. They are Luchina Singleton, Artez Jernigan, Latesha Davis, Lashaun Wade and Damien White.
FRONT PAGE ARTICLE BY DAVID RUSHING: An Indianola woman learned the hard way about using another person’s name. In a routine traffic stop, she gave the officer another woman’s name when he asked for identification, her license and insurance proof She told him she didn’t have that with her. When the officer ran the name through records, the woman she had identified herself as had an outstanding warrant. She was promptly arrested.
CLUB NEWS: The Indianola Junior Auxiliary announced their new officers for the coming year. April Montesi is the outgoing president and Lorie Baird is the incoming president. Other officers are Susie Giachelli, vice president, Paula Giachelli, treasurer; Catherine Ledbtter, secretary; Carla Jenkins, projects chairman; Susan Brewer, public relations; and Robin Davis, scholarship chairman.
UPDATE ON REV. HERRON WLSON
Twenty-five years ago, Rev. Herron Wilson conducted a Vacation Bible School for over 200 children. Over
The last few years that number has almost tripled. “We were unable to have our Bible School this year because of the COVID-19 virus, but certainly plan on continuing this ministry in the coming years. In fact, we have expanded this ministry to include Inverness, Sunflower and Shaw. Mission work is my heart. We try to be the hands and feet of Jesus and do the work he would have us do. We also have a ministry for senior citizens, a Bible study for men, a clothes closet for those in need. We supply Christmas each year for over 100 children. During the Katrina disaster we supplied two meals a day and other things for victims who had taken refuge in Indianola.”
Rev. Wilson is also the minister for two churches and has been for over 28 years.
He is the minister for Strangers Home Baptist Church and Pilgrim’s Rest Church in Shaw.
Much of his mission work was done while he was on dialysis for nine hours a day.
“The Lord blessed me, and I received a kidney transplant in 2012. I have not had one bit of trouble; it has given me new life. I go to Jackson once a year for a checkup, other than that, I never go to doctors,” he said.
Delta Missions is involved in many other activities for the community.