DECEMBER 1, 1939

Yvette Williams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amzi Williams of Philadelphia, has been named to membership in Triads, honorary leadership organization for sophomore women at the University of Mississippi. She is one of twelve coeds selected for this honor.

Miss Carolyn Madison of Philadelphia, was elected secretary of the Baptist Training Union at the organization’s annual session in Jackson. W.A. Scott Tylertown, layman, is the new president. 

DECEMBER 2, 1949

Janell Johnson has been named Corn Queen and Larry Savell has been named Corn King. Larry is 12 years old and is a 2 year member of the 4-H Club. He is taking beef for his main 4-H project. He is the Vice President of the 4-H Club. Janell is 14 years old and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Johnson of the Coldwater community. She is the president of the 4-H club.

DECEMBER 3, 1959

Ruth Skinner was named souther regional winner in the fresh market section of the National Junior Vegetable Growers’ association production and marketing contest. As regional winner, the young 4-Her’ who recently attended the National 4-H Club Congress at Chicago as state and national gardening winner, will receive a gold wrist watch, a NJVGA pin, a NJVGA jacket and blue rosette.

DECEMBER 4, 1969

Mrs. W. A. Smith of Forestdale, is Woman of the Year. Mrs. W. E. Brantley presented her with the trophy. Mrs. Smith, 82, has been very active in home demonstration club work over 50 years.

L.D. Alderson, Land Operations Officer for the Choctaw Indian Agency, has received a Quality Step Increase Award, a monetary award for sustained superior performance. The award was resented by John F. Gordon, superintendent of the Choctaw Agency.

DECEMBER 6, 1979

Mrs. Bobbie Seal, leader of the Pioneer 4-H Club, accepts the community pride award from Patty Sanders, extension 4-H youth agent. The award is presented by Chevron USA, Inc. The presentation was made at the annual 4-H awards banquet.

DECEMBER 6, 1989

Philadelphia High School industrial arts students recently designed and built models of their “dream houses.” Students were required to draw a set of floor plans and then build the house out of cardboard to match the plans. Chenise Horne scored the highest on the project.  

DECEMBER 1, 1999

Tracy Castleman, executive chef at Silver Star Resort and Casino, has become the 10th chef in the United States to be inducted into the World Master Chef Society. He received his formal training from the California Culinary Academy. Castleman was nominated by two Master Chefs in London, England.

DECEMBER 2, 2009

Maribeth Stuart recently won first place in individual competition at the Deep South Dance and Cheer Championships’ “Cajun Classic” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a member of PNC All Star Elite. She is the daughter of Johnny and Brandy Stuart. She is the granddaughter of Buddy and Cathy White, Rudolph Stuart, and Buck and Linda Harrison.