October 2, 2008.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - October 1, 1998
Potts Camp enters the movie sweepstakes
Cameras were rolling at Wall Doxey State Park, Holly Springs and in Potts Camp several nights last week with final filming of the feature film “Roads and Bridges.” The majority of the film was shot in Kansas, but the producer, Abe Lin, who was in Holly Springs with Robert Altman and Cookie’s Fortune, liked Holly Springs so much he wanted to return to this area to film. The railroad crossing at Hwy. 349 in Potts Camp was selected because of the railroad guard. Much of the film is centered around the railroad.
An old fashioned “barn-raising” was held last weekend, just outside of Holly Springs -- with one exception. The “barn” is the new Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The church was finished in four days with construction beginning on Wed. and ending on Sat. Services were held in the new sanctuary Sunday morning. More than 200 Jehovah’s Witnesses from all across the state reported for volunteer work Wed. morning.
25 Years Ago - October 6, 1983
CCC reunion scheduled Saturday
Men who participated in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression of the 1930s will have an opportunity this Sat. to visit with other CCC boys at Wall Doxey State Park. About 193 former CCC workers from Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee have responded to their invitations. The CCC was formed in 1933 during President Franklin Roosevelt’s term in office to create work for the unemployed during the depression.
Art of tatting will be taught by Mrs. Klomps
Now is your chance to learn to make delicate, old-fashioned lace under the watchful eye of teacher Louise Klomps. Mrs. Klomps also has an interesting display of old and new tatting at the library during the month of October. Tatting enhances the borders of pillowcases, collars, cuffs, and looks lovely as a doily or starched Christmas tree ornament.
50 Years Ago - October 2, 1958
Banquet held for retiring mail carrier after 50 years of faithful service
The recipient of many gifts, words of praise, letters from ranking postal authorities, including the Postmaster General, a banquet attended by more than 75 and accompanied by a delightful program of entertainment, plus the knowledge that 50 years of faithful service to the government and his fellowman, marked the completion of the official life of James Bowden Bright, Hickory Flat rural mail carrier, Tuesday evening at a gala affair at Lake Center Restaurant.
Drivers’ licenses expire
Some 90,000 Mississippi drivers’ licenses, which expired Sept. 30, have not been renewed, according to the Highway Patrol. The public safety commissioner urges motorists to check the expiration date of their license. You may be driving with an expired license!
Can you peel an egg?
Ever had egg trouble? A unique solution for troubled egg peelers requires only deft fingers and plastic tape. Wrap the tape around the center of the egg, roll the egg on a hard surface and peel off the center taped area. The shell ends will slip right off!
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