November 6, 2008
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - November 5, 1998
“Dewey Defeats Truman” (Gale Denley)
What does cardiac rehab have to do with an erroneous headline in the Chicago Tribune in 1948? Nothing, unless you know that the father of the head of red cap services at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, David Abbey, wrote the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman” for an early deadline and before all the results were in. David Abbey didn’t follow his father’s footsteps into journalism, instead going into TV advertising. Abbey said his father was so embarrassed he didn’t know if he ever got over it.
Holly High homecoming
Holly High School’s homecoming queen candidates were presented at half-time during the Hawks’ homecoming game against Hernando. Out of the field of six candidates, Tomeeka Pegues was chosen and crowned. First runner-up was Michelle Marion, second runner-up was Levanda Goodman. Also on the court were Taundrea Boga, Zinnifher Jeffries and Chere Taylor.
25 Years Ago - November 10, 1983
Allain Wins Governor! Osborne Bell reelected; all Democrats win.
Almost 8,000 voters turned out at polling places in Marshall County as voters gave resounding victories to Democratic candidates. Bill Allain received an almost two-to-one victory margin. Sheriff Osborne Bell, who won the Democratic nomination in the first primary, defeated a field of six opponents. He defeated two more opponents in the general election.
Benton County - Gresham reelected sheriff
Almost 3,000 Benton County voters cast ballots Tuesday, giving Sheriff E.P. Gresham a resounding victory. Benton County voters also strongly endorsed Bill Allain as governor.
Knotty Bolden awarded first in bull-riding championship
Knotty Bolden of Holly Springs was awarded first place in the 1983 American Cowboy Association bull-riding championship in Atlanta, Ga. He has ridden in the finals the last two years and has placed second both times. Knotty rides the rodeo circuit in seven states. He has been riding bulls for nine years. He raises bucking bulls at his family’s farm in Hudsonville.
50 Years Ago - October 30, 1958
Holly Theatre party one big success!
Some 623 boys and girls from Marshall and Benton counties attended the birthday party given by Leon Rountree, manager of the Holly Theatre, Tuesday. Favors of birthday hats and balloons were given to each guest. They were also treated to all the popcorn and soft drinks they could hold. The delighted youngsters sang “Happy Birthday” to old “Uncle Leon” reminding him of the passing of days.
Federal Compress report of number of bales entered as of 12 o’clock (noon) Wednesday: 22,500. Number of bales entered same date, one year ago: 16,640. Anticipated Marshall County crop in bales: 30,000.
Whitten addresses Potts Camp Lions
Jamie L. Whitten, speaking Monday night at a ladies meeting of the Potts Camp Lions Club, told the 60 Lions and guests that it had long been the hope of Russia that the United States would fall into a state of chaos caused by weakness within the country. One cause is unnecessary spending by defense; which recently bought thousands of automobiles it had no use for and are stored and aging, without being used.
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