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APRIL 11, 1941

Patty Sue Williams of Philadelphia was elected 1941-42 President of the Women’s Student Government Association at the University of Mississippi. A junior in the School of Commerce and Business Administration and retiring secretary of the association, she defeated Catherine Winn of Laurel 178 to 148 votes. She will succeed Norma Shuford of Batesville as President.   

APRIL 5, 1951

T-Sgt. Bert Winstead was promoted to his present rank. He has been in service for ten years, having served three years overseas during World War II and has been in Japan for the past 15 months. His wife is former, Macie Moore, and they have three children who all reside in Philadelphia since his departure for Japan. He is involved in many activities while on base.

James C. Ratcliff, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Ratcliff of Philadelphia and a freshman at Hinds Junior College, has been elected to Phi Theta Kappa, national junior college honorary society. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is one of the highest honors awarded to junior college students in America. 

APRIL 6, 1961

Majorettes of the Philadelphia High School band will be among the state’s best when they march down the long street in the Capital City. The Majorettes are; Betty Higginbotham, Willie Mae Richie, Mary Ratcliff, Mary Nowell, Martha Freeny, and Pat Taylor. The entire band is under the direction of Ollie Williams.

The younger group of boys of the Scout Troop 55 in Arlington were the winners of the recent basketball tournament. The boys are; Sanford Ryals, Doyle Ferguson, Pruitt Ferguson, Darby Flint, Truitt Walker, Edd Rudolph, George Hill, Dwight Long, Tommy Breazeale, and Gerald Wells.   

APRIL 9, 1971

Members of the Philadelphia High School Tornadoettes who won trophies at the Basketball Awards Banquet are; Susan Tissue, most improved player; Gail George, best offensive player; Martha Thomas, best defense player. Miss Thomas was also named captain. 

APRIL 2, 1981

Jim Whittle holds a 19 pound wild turkey that he killed in Kemper County. The tom turkey had a nine-inch beard.

Diane Backstrom signs a full scholarship with USM. The people present during the signing are; Diane’s brother, Ronnie Backstrom, her mother, Mrs. E.J. Backstrom, and her father, E.J. Backstrom, the coach, Billy Gordon, and Jimmy Hardy, the principal.   

APRIL 10, 1991

Rep. Raymond Comans of Decatur, chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee, presents to Brig. Gen. Denver Brackeen, the governor’s special advisor for military affairs, a resolution adopted by the Mississippi Legislature commending Mississippi troops who served in Operation Desert Shield and the Persian Gulf military action.

 

APRIL 4, 2001

Philadelphia High School football standout, LeAndrew McDonald, signs a scholarship with East Central Community College. The people present are Philadelphia High School, head coach Steve Cheatham, and ECCC head coach, Terry Underwood.

The Neshoba Central FFA News Welding Team recently placed third at the State FFA welding contest. The students are; Clint Logan, Jenny Bowles, Lee Sullivan, and the adviser is Rusty Suttle.

APRIL 6, 2011

Joey Blount, Greg Nowell, and Shayne Bishop won the annual Sam Rush Memorial Tournament which took place at the Philadelphia Country Club. They shot 53 to defeat 19 other teams in the tournament. 

The first youth tournament of the year was held at Neshoba Lake. Trey Ramsey, and his 10 year daughter, Lily, won the tournament with four fish that weighed a total of 18.62 pounds. This weight was anchored by a 10.43 pound kicker. 


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