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MAY 23, 1941

Charles Yarbrough, son of Mrs. May Yarbrough and the late John Yarbrough, has been selected as a representative from Itta Bena to go to Boys State in Jackson at an early date. Charles has made his home with his sister, Mrs. Guy Yates in Itta Bena, for the past two years and is graduating from Itta Bena High School this week. 

MAY 17, 1951

Lamar W. Bryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Bryan of Philadelphia, enlisted in the Navy and completed his boot training in San Diego, California and was assigned to U.S. Mackenzie, he was home on leave in April, the first time since entering the navy. He attended Philadelphia High School.

Miss Ann Taylor, who is a member of the Freshman Class at Mississippi College, was named on the Honor Roll at the Baptist Institution for the past two nine weeks terms. Miss Taylor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Taylor of Philadelphia.

 MAY 18, 1961

The Neshoba County Polio Chapter, G.F. Dabbs, tendered his resignation as chapter chairman and Mrs. Lewis Mars was elected to take his place. Other officers elected were; Al Block, vice chairman; C.P. Phillips, secretary; J.M. Lofton, treasurer, and Mrs. A.B. McCraw, committeewoman. 

Kenneth Dun Jr., will attend Boys State to be held in Jackson. He will represent The American Legion Post 147 at Arlington where he will be a senior in high school next year. Kennth was very active in school last year. He was president of the junior class and a member of the basketball team. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. K.M. Dunn of Burnside.     

MAY 21, 1971

Richard H. Molpus of Philadelphia, president and owner of Molpus Lumber Co. and Molpus Hardwood Co., has been named Mississippi’s Small Businessman of the Year. The presentation of a certificate of recognition was made by Secretary of State, Heber Ladner for Gov. John Bell Williams on behalf of the Small Business Administration. 

MAY 14, 1981

Rod Black, representing Molpus Lumber Company, receives a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of the company’s sustaining membership in the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Arts Council. Jim McCoy, of the membership committee, Rebecca Stribling, President, presented the certificate to Black.  

MAY 15, 1991

Kassie Elizabeth Woods was crowned Miss Southern American Beauty in the two-three year old division at McMillan Community Center in Carthage. She was also crowned Miss Cover Queen. She is the two and a half year old daughter of Casey and Becky Woods of Philadelphia.

MAY 16, 2001

Neshoba County native, Jason Gentry has been named the new head girls basketball coach at Philadelphia High School. Gentry’s record at his last school which was Noxapater High school was 105-68 in six seasons.

Jeanie Battle and Morgan Price, of Philadelphia High School, signed fast-pitch softball scholarships with East Central Community College. The people that were present are; PHS slow-pitch coach, Scott Hill, Anna Battle, Mike Price, and ECCC head coach, Mike Anderson.

MAY 18, 2011 

Choctaw Central recently released the names of the 2011 Valedictorian, Salutatorian, STAR Student and STAR Teacher. Bronson James Henderson was named Valedictorian and STAR Student. He is the son of Priscilla Thomas and the grandson of Ray and Ruby Thomas. The Salutatorian is Tasha Lynn Laird Wishork, the daughter of Richard Laird Sr., and the late Tamara Gibson Laid. The STAR Teacher is Dorian Trahan, an assistant band director.

These three ladies will each have additional $400 to apply towards their education expenses next year at East Central in Decatur. They are the recipients of the money through the scholarship fund raising efforts of the Laird Hospital volunteers, who fund the stipends for students studying in a healthcare- related field through bakes sales and other activities. The winners are; LaJoya Griffin, senior from Philadelphia High School, EC freshman Emily Franklin, of Union, and Lauren Daniels, a senior at Neshoba Central.  


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