100 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL NEWS: Mr. Tenhet of Belzoni has purchased the picture show and is having it fitted up in splendid style. Mr. D. St. Clair, an experienced and competent picture show man will be in charge and this guarantees Indianola will have one of the best in the Delta.
EDITORIAL BY J. A. RICHARDSON: Indianola needs more hitching places for people who come here to trade. Our authorities have done well, but we need more room for country people to hitch their teams when they come to town to trade.
SOCIETY: Mr. and Mrs. Forest Cooper and little girl have been visiting in central Mississippi and returned home this week.
Mrs. Ada Klingman and Misses Sarah Bingham, Edna Lovelace, and Josephine Klingman are enjoying the summer in Wisconsin.
50 YEARS AGO,
EDITORIAL; As we join together to celebrate this Fourth of July let us remember above all, this is a day to show our gratitude to our forefathers for their great fortitude and vision in establishing this great nation under the foundation of freedom and their steadfastness in upholding that freedom.
LOCAL HISTORY: Before W. W. Gresham came along and opened his first drive in gasoline station at Percy and Front fifty years ago, motorists had to buy their gasoline from old style pumps in front of dry goods stores. In fact, the first such pump was located in front of his own family’s dry goods store which opened in 1906.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Mr. and Mrs. Willie Betts, Jr. announce the arrival of their first child, Willie Sylvester Betts, III born June 26 and weighing 9 pounds and 15 ounces.
SOCIETY: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Howell of Black Hawk, formerly of Indianola, announce the engagement of their daughter, Beverly to Rex Mason.
MOORHEAD NEWS BY MRS. GUS NOBILE: The couples bridge club met last Friday night. Ladies high scorer was Mrs. Everett Williams. Men’s high scorer was Billy Nobile.
25 YEARS AGO,
LOCAL NEWS: Mrs. Ada Brown was recently inducted into Alcorn State University’s National Alumni Hall of Fame.
OBIT: Willie Sylvester Betts, 72, died June 27. He lived most of his life in Indianola and was a farmer, carpenter, and owner of Kimbrough Hardware Company. He was a World War II Marine veteran and charter member of Eastwood Baptist Church.
AD; Celebrate the Fourth with bargains from Jue’s Foodland, Fryer leg quarters 39cents per pound; Armour hot dogs, 12-ounce pack, 69 cents; fresh pork spare ribs, 99cents per pound.
15 YEARS AGO,
FEATURE ARTICLE: Inverness farmer Jim Baird is an accountant by education, a farmer by choice and recently became a lamp maker. He makes beautiful lamps from oriental vases and urns.
SPORTS: Baseball is in full swing and the Diamondbacks are ready. Members of the team are Patrick Snipes, Logan Showah, Michael McCoy, Austin Leach, Bryaden Dean, Shade Smith, Matthew Buza, Summer Goff, William Duncan and Elizabeth Smith. Coaches are Lisa Leach, Meredith Duncan, Bradley McCoy and Sarah Smith
UPDATE ON THE SMITH FAMILY OF MOORHEAD
Fifteen years ago, Shade and Elizabeth Smith were playing on a Little League Baseball team and their mom, Sarah was one of the coaches.
Today Shade graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi where he was in the biology program. He has been accepted into medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. This summer he has been shadowing Dr. Eddie Donahoe who has been his family physician all his life and working for his dad on Trans Fisheries Farm.
Elizabeth graduated from Indianola Academy with honors and has been accepted to the biology program at the University of Mississippi.
Their mom, Sarah, says she is not worried about the empty nest syndrome. “I am still teaching junior and senior high school Spanish at Indianola Academy. I enjoy that so much. My students are like additional children,” she said.