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10 Years Ago - July 9, 1998
Crops suffer under dry weather
County Agent Ronnie Jones is concerned over the lack of rain. While there was a small rain during the weekend, Jones said it was too late for a lot of the corn. If there is rain during the week, there might be help for the soybeans, but the weather forecast calls for “hot and dry.” Pasture land is also suffering from the heat. Jones estimates a 50 percent reduction in yield in the corn crop. Cotton takes the heat better, but this year’s cotton crop is smaller than 500 acres.
Andrea Haney celebrates seventh birthday with special guest
Andrea Haney’s seventh birthday was at Guys and Dolls Beauty Salon on May 16. She is the daughter of Andy and Rhonda Haney of Waterford. Guests at her Hair and Nails party were her cousin Kaitlyn Skelton, friends Chelsea Morgan, Laken Cook and Hailey Cob and special guest of honor, actress Patricia Neil. Each little girl got a personal autograph and a hug from Patricia Neil. Neil had her hair fixed four of five times at Guys and Dolls while she was in town and chose to come to the party that day.
25 Years Ago - July 14, 1983
First cotton bloom
L.E. Devore, of Mt. Pleasant, once again brought in the first cotton bloom of the year to The South Reporter. The cotton was planted April 27 and 35-40 acres were planted that day. The cotton is Cohen 31-31 variety and there is plenty of it “belt high” and with plenty of boll weevils, Devore reports. The crop is about two weeks late, he said.
Re-elect Sheriff Osborne Bell (paid political advertisement)
We know Sheriff Bell to be: Loyal, dependable, a man of high morals, a hard and conscientious worker, a man who will listen, with law enforcement experience. “We think it is not time for a change in our sheriff’s office. Help us re-elect Sheriff Osborne Bell.” Keep a good man on the job!
It’s time to complete U.S. 78 (paid political advertisement)
Zack Stewart shares the concern for the safety of those traveling U.S. 78. He has a program to complete this highway and knows that for every month Hwy. 78 remains unfinished, there is another traffic fatality.
50 Years Ago - July 10, 1958
Betty Wynne Coke party
Betty Wynne entertained with a Coke party on Thursday afternoon complimenting the house guest of Miss Mary Frances Rather, Miss Mary Carol Weller of Vicksburg. Artistic arrangements of day lilies were decorations. Guests were Miss Rather, Phoebe Evans, Betsy McKeown, Rita Cochran, Becky Lou Humphreys, Lucy Aldrich, Nancy High, Jo Ann Hurdle, Pam Moyer, Selwyn Greer and Ellen Parnell.
Entre Nous bridge club
Mrs. Leslie Tomlinson was hostess for the June meeting of the Entre Nous Bridge Club. Mrs. Robert E. Tyson won high score and Mrs. Sam Lowery the bingo prize. Guests were Mrs. Garrie Burdette, Mrs. Rose Ann Colhoun and Mrs. Tom Lacey.
Wednesday afternoon bridge club
Mrs. Tom Lacey was hostess for the July meeting of the Wednesday afternoon bridge club. Mrs. Robert E. Tyson won the high score; Mrs. Rose Ann Colhoun low score and Mrs. Moultie Lacey the bingo prize. Out of town guest was Mrs. Frank Hopkins of Phoenix, Ariz.
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