APRIL 29, 1938

Three Philadelphia High School students won places in the State High School meet in Starkville. Yvette Williams won fourth place in Advanced Civics in the literary division, Dick Perry placed eighth in Plane Geometry, and J.T. Black won fourth place in the 220 yard dash, a track event.

APRIL 30, 1948

William Beall, formerly of Philadelphia but now of Fort Worth, Texas was recently named superintendent of the Sunday school in the First Baptist Church, the city which is one of the largest in the United States. The adult Bible Class alone is composed of one thousand members. Mr. Beall, former Captain of the United Staes Army and employee of the local post office for several years has long been identified with religious affairs.

APRIL 24, 1958

Jerry Burt, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Burt of the Bond Community was a first pace winner in the 4-H District talent show. Young Burt had as his entry a take-off of the widely-known Ed Sullivan Show which is seen each Sunday night on television.

Pvt. Cleveland E. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Robinson, Union, recently completed the eight-week field artillery repair course at the Army Ordinance School, Aberdeen Providing Ground, Maryland. Robinson entered the Army last September and received basic combat training at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. The 18 year old soldier attended House High School.

APRIL 25, 1968

Mrs. Boots Howell has just been notified of winning the Echoed $150 award in the Third Annual Juried Gulf Coast Exhibit of the Mobile Art Gallery. This award was for an oil painting entitled “Dream Wall”. The judges found the more than 600 entries of generally high caliber and selected more than 130 pieces to hang and awarded 14 prizes.

Airman William N. Frazier, son of Mrs. Virginia F. Neese of Philadelphia, has completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas. He has been assigned to the Air Force Technical Training Center at Chanute AFB, Illinois, for weather equipment repairman. Airman Frazier, a 1966 graduate of Neshoba Central High School, attended Mississippi State University.

APRIL 27, 1978

Dwight Barrett of Weyerhaeuser Co. in Philadelphia receives an award from J.H. Wall, President of Mississippi Forestry Association, recognizing Barrett’s contribution as chairman of MFA’s Tree Farm Committee during 1976 and 1977.

APRIL 27, 1988

Jim Prince and Stacy Ruffin of Philadelphia are among 60 students at Mississippi State University included in the current edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. They were chosen by a campus committee on the basis of academic achievement, community service, leadership in extracurricular activities, and potential for success.

APRIL 15, 1998

Amanda Lilly Ragsdale has been named the Star Student of the 1997-98 school year at Choctaw Central High School. Miss Ragsdale will be honored during the education celebration portion of MEC’s annual membership meeting in Jackson. Star Students are selected on the basis of academic excellence.

The National Beta Club has named Stacy Skinner as the Beta Scholar which entitles her to a scholarship of $1,000. Stacy, a senior at Union High School, competed against more than 840 candidates nationwide for this honor. One hundred seventy five scholarship recipients were chosen. Beta Scholars are selected based on their grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, and especially their active participation in Beta Club activities. She plans to attend East Central Community College in Decatur.

APRIL 23, 2008

Former Tribal Chief Phillip Martin was honored by American Legion Post 138 for his contributions to Neshoba County’s veterans while a flag, which flew over the nation’s capitol in his honor a month earlier, was presented to him along with other recognitions. Martin, who served the Tribe for 48 years as council member and chief, was in the Air Force, serving in World War II.

Hailey Chisolm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Chisolm, received $2,200 in scholarships and a trip to the National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison, Wisconsin through her activities at the Dixie National Junior Roundup. Presenting her plaque recognizing this achievement is Governor Haley Barbour.