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MARCH 28, 1941

Mrs. Walter L. Perry was re-elected President of the Philadelphia Parent-Teacher Association for next year at their most recent meeting. The other officers named are: Vice President, Mrs. Marshall Prince; Secretary, Mrs. Joab Langston; Treasurer, Mrs. L.G. Atkinson, and Reporter, Miss Margaret Gulledge. 

Neshoba County members of the Future Farmers of America won several places in the Neshoba-Kemper Council District Contests at Mississippi State College. The awards are; Poultry Judging- Junior White and E.E. Hawkins of Zephyr Hill, First place; and Dairy Cattle Judging- Victor Carr, Cook May, and Paul Gray of Forest Dale, Second place.    

MARCH 22, 1951

Recent winners in the State PressWomen’s Annual Contest have been announced by the State President, Mrs. Velma Taylor of Charleston, Miss. First place winner, manuscripts have been sent to the National Contest Press Chairman to be judged for national honors. The winners are: Best Poem: first, Mrs. Duke Thornton, Neshoba Democrat, Philadelphia. Best Weekly Column: First, Mrs. Duke Thorton, Neshoba Democrat, Philadelphia.

MARCH 23, 1961

Charles Yates, who has been in the Navy for the past several months arrived home, after being released from the service, several days prior. Seaman Yates had been in Korea and was stationed at Pusan, flying from there to San Francisco, and then by plane to Jackson. The young man served for quite a while in the Navy during World War II.   

MARCH 26, 1971

Pellon Morris, principal of the Belle Glade, Florida, High School and native of Neshoba County, has received the Distinguished Service Award of the Belle Glade Jaycees. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Morris. He has been in Belle Glade for 18 years. The award was given to Morris for his outstanding contributions to the community with his work on the Canal Hazards Safety Committee, the Beautification Committee, and many other organizations. 

MARCH 19, 1981

Linda Johnson, a registered nurse at Choctaw Health Center, has been named 1981 Nurse of the Year by the District 19 Nurses Association. Mrs. Johnson is the outpatient/emergency room supervisor at the Center. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the Mississippi Nurses Association.   

MARCH 27, 1991

Derick Donald caught this four and a half pound bass when fishing with his grandmother, Melba Donald, at a local pond. The fish was 18 ½ inches long. Seven year old Derick is a second grader at Neshoba Central and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Donald. 

 

MARCH 21, 2001

Guy Springer, son of Pam Chunn, placed third in the Individual Beef Grooming Contest, Brahman influenced division at the Southwest District Livestock Show.

MARCH 23, 2011

Neshoba Central High School baseball standouts recently signed letters of intent to continue their careers at East Central Community College in Decatur. The boys; Dustin Floyd, catcher; Robert Greer, pitcher/outfielder; and Caleb McKee, pitcher/first baseman. Brian Jones is the head baseball coach at Neshoba Central. 

Terry Rivers of Union recently placed first in the mens’ open division at the Mississippi Archery Association bow tournament in Columbia.


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