Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
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10 Years Ago - October 16, 1997
First State’s new branch
Officers, directors and friends of First State Bank held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Tuesday morning for the new branch office on Hwy. 7 South at the Industrial Park Road.
Volunteer of year
Margaret Holland has been named “Volunteer of the Year” for 1997 by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. She was nominated by the Memphis Mental Health Institute, where she was an employee for 19 years. After her retirement this year, she has been a volunteer, working closely with patients there for substance abuse treatment.
Art gallery plans exhibit
The Ida B. Wells Family Art Gallery is planning an art exhibit entitled “Dream Homes.” The art work will be from students who attended the JTPA summer program 1997. Participating youth were Latoya Tallie, Mozell Hampton, Kelvin Newsom, Natasha Brown, Jarvis Smith, Jennifer Wilson and Douglas McKinney.
25 Years Ago - October 21, 1982
Board gives pledge of $12,000 to MI College
Efforts to revive an ailing Mississippi Industrial College were boosted this week when the Board of Supervisors pledged $12,000 to the college’s fund-raising effort. Representatives came before the board, informing them of plans for a statewide fund-raising effort.
Barton ladies make quilt
If you wondered about all the ladies going in and out of the Barton Fire Station for the last week or so, well the secret is out. A quilt has been in the making. The lining is red, so you will never know the pain that went into the quilting for some of the beginners. They will soon be selling chances to see who will own the hand-made quilt.
Mrs. William Spencer recently received the gavel as incoming president of the Holly Springs Garden Club from Mrs. Gordon Sigman, outgoing president of the club. The Holly Springs Garden Club sponsors the Pilgrimage in April each year.
50 Years Ago - October 17, 1957
Evans named dean at MIC
Freeman Evans of Vicksburg has been named dean of men at Mississippi Industrial College by president E.E. Rankin Jr. of Holly Springs. Mr. Evans is a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College and has served overseas in France with the U.S. Army.
Mary Ann Whitten
Miss Mary Ann Whitten celebrated her 11th birthday with a hay ride and wiener roast on Monday night. She was assisted in receiving and serving the guests by her mother, Opal Whitten and Mrs. Elmer Meyers. Guests enjoyed the hay ride to the Whitten farm, where a huge bonfire was waiting for them. Guests included Laney Whitten, Patsy Smith, Sheila Thomas, Dorothy Ann Forrester, Linda Meyers, Lutricia Rhodes, Judy Bolden, Kathy Crawley, Patricia Lilly, Jorja Swaney, Sandra Atkinson, Yvonne Vizier, Culley Dunmen, Carolyn Slayden, Virginia McKeown, Elizabeth Ann Sigman and Sandra Byrd.
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