Thursday, June 23, 2011
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10 Years Ago - June 28, 2001
Robin King and Maria Teel appointed as summer missionaries
Robin King and Maria Teel are two of 142 Mississippi college and university students appointed by the Baptist Student Union to serve as summer missionaries. King, the daughter of Charles and Kitty King, has been appointed to Nevada. Teel, the daughter of Mr. and Maynard Teel, has been appointed to Taiwan.
25 Years Ago - June 19, 1986
Big names to race at Byhalia track
Big names in racing will be guests at the Cotton Boll Speedway June 27, according to general manager Tommy Woods. Among those racing with the Cotton Boll regulars will be NASCAR grand champions Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison and Red Farmer.
Mrs. Dent elected
Mrs. Robert Dent of Holly Springs was elected recording secretary of the Women’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta last week. She will be responsible for taking minutes at the state WMU meetings. Former president of the Mississippi WMU, she also served on the executive board of the WMU.
50 Years Ago - June 22, 1961
Construction to begin on Sally Cochran Elementary School
Construction will begin immediately on the school building to be situated on the campus of the Holly Springs Separate School District. It will help to relieve the critical shortage of classrooms. The building will contain seven classrooms for the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
Duck Pond poisoned; many bream perish
One of the lowest forms of game and fish violators has been at work again -- this time at the Duck Pond. Thousands of bream are now floating on top of the water from poisoning said to have been put out last Friday. This is the first time the culprit has been at work this year. Last year, fishing holes were poisoned three times.
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