April 30, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - May 6, 1999
Clinton LeSueur of Washington, D.C., formerly of Holly Springs, visited recently with Congressman Roger Wicker (D.Miss) in Wicker’s D.C. office. LeSueur, a 1995 graduate of Rust College and employed with USA Today in Arlington, Va., represents Rust College as a member of an alumni group.
Designated as landmark
Sun., April 25, 50 members and friends gathered to commemorate the designation of the old Hudsonville Presbyterian Church as a National Presbyterian Landmark.
25 Years Ago - May 3, 1984
Air Force honors Gen. Robert Bond in Ashland
The United States Air Force demonstrated its respect and gratitude for the service of Lt. General Robert M. Bond Tuesday in Benton County when it buried the three-star general with full military honors. He was laid to rest in Ashland Cemetery with an honorary “missing man formation” flyover in the deep blue skies. Full military honors were rendered in the impressive ceremony. It has been categorically denied by Air Force officials that the test plane Gen. Bond was flying was a Stealth bomber or a Russian MIG. Officials would only say that it was a “modified” aircraft. He was promoted to Lt. Gen. on June 1, 1981 and was vice commander of Air Force Systems Command at Andrews Air Force Base.
50 Years Ago - April 30, 1959
Unveiling of historical marker
The unveiling of the historical marker on the original site of Belhaven College was held Sat. morning during Pilgrimage. Founded here in 1883 as Maury Institute, in 1891 it became North MS Presbyterian College and in 1903 Mississippi Synodical College. In 1939, it merged with Belhaven College in Jackson and became co-educational in 1954. (The building is now the Historical Museum.)
Confederate Ball attendees
Among those attending the Confederate Ball last Friday night and escorting Miss Arkansas, Sally Miller, were Billy Spencer, Joe Bill Smith, Dewitt Christy and Rowan Thompson.
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