August 5, 2010
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - July 27, 2000
Seth Milliron recently pitched a no-hitter for the Olive Branch Outlaws in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association 10-year-old World Series. The Outlaws beat the Mustangs 8-0 in the first round of round robin play.
First race, now gender, keeps Rust student out
Her race and Mississippi’s once white’s only political machine kept Mamie Cunningham out of the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Cunningham was pulled as delegate this year in Los Angeles because Mississippi’s racially diverse delegation would have had more women than men. Cunningham, 54, now a teacher in Aberdeen, was a student at Rust College in 1964.
25 Years Ago - August 1, 1985
Slayden reunion happy occasion
More than 500 friends of the old Slayden School attended festivities Saturday remembering the now-dissolved Marshall County Agricultural School. Included was the auctioning of a brick from the girls’ dormitory built in 1921. Graduates who attended spanned more than 30 years from 1921 to 1970, the year of the last graduating class.
Presents Mayflower Compact
Judge L.A. Smith presented a framed copy of the Mayflower Compact to the Marshall County Library last week. Judge Smith is a member of the Mayflower Descendants of Mississippi, a division of the national Mayflower Descendants. Judge Smith is a descendant of Edward Doten, whose signature is on the document.
50 Years Ago - August 4, 1960
Vice president nominee greets Marshall County citizen
Vice President Richard M. Nixon shook hands with Marie Jenkins, delegate, at the 1960 Republican National Convention, which opened Monday, July 25. Mrs. Jenkins lives in Red Banks.
Hester Ferris entertained with sock dance
Kay Thompson, Becky Humphreys, Ellen Parnell, Rita Cochran and Constance Lanier entertained with a “sock dance” on the lawn and patio of the Thompson home Tuesday evening, honoring Hester Ferris of Vicksburg. Hurricane lamps lighted the walk to the back lawn. Cold drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served during the evening by the hostesses, assisted by their parents.
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