JUNE 20, 1941
William B. Hooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Hooper of Philadelphia, graduated from the Missouri Aviation Institution in Kansas City, Missouri. He had the highest honors out of a class of 35. He is stationed in Tucson, Arizona.
JUNE 14, 1951
The Bond Community was host to the Philadelphia Rotary Club at a recent chicken supper, with the ladies of the community preparing the sumptuous meal. A program of music was given, followed by “What Rotary Means to Me '' by Bill Myers and “Forty Years in Neshoba County '' by Wilbur Cole. The rural-urban meeting was presented by the Club Service Committee, of which Vernon Gamblin is the chairman.
JUNE 15, 1961
Cpl. Sidney E. Hamilton is stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Formerly a member of the 9992 VART in Philadelphia, the young man entered active service. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Hamilton of Philadelphia.
Three Neshoba County lads entered the state final Marble Tournament which was held in Canton, after being winners in the county tournament. The boys were sponsored by the local organization of Veterans of Foregin Wars. The boys are; Bob Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Royce Baker; Winfred Dennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dennis; and Madison Spears, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Madison Spears.
JUNE 18, 1971
Karen Mitchell, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Yates, Philadelphia, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Mitchell of Jackson, has graduated recently with honors from Callaway High School. Mrs. Mitchell was one of the top ten scholars in her graduating class and received distinction for other achievements. Miss Mitchell will attend the University of Medical School of Nursing in the fall. Her mother is the former Kathleen Yates of Philadelphia.
JUNE 11, 1981
Buddy Davis, and Jimmy Hudson, both of Quitman, captured the championship flight at the sixth annual Philadelphia Country Club Four-Ball Tournament. There were 116 golfers from over the South participating in the two day tournament.
JUNE 12, 1991
Toni Adams of Philadelphia was the recipient of the Herbert Valentine Scholarship given recently during awards day ceremonies at Clarke College. This scholarship was established by Mrs. Kelton Valentine in memory of her husband, Herbert Valentine, who served Clarke College as business manager for 15 years before his death in 1981.
JUNE 13, 2001
Johnny Ray Cook Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Ray Cook, Sr., graduated from East Central Community College with honors. He was on the Dean’s List, member of Phi Theta Kappa, Who’s Who Among American Junior College students for two years. He was also an All American Scholar and recipient for the Adler Scholarship to Ole Miss where he will be attending school this fall.
JUNE 15, 2011
The ribbon was cut which officially opened the new handicap accessible playground inside Northside Park. Seesaws, stock cars, and a rockscape arch climber are among components in the new playground which is right next to Imagination Fun Station. The project was funded by a $65,000 grant from the Pearl River Basin and Development District and a $30,000 grant from the state Department of Rehabilitation Services. The balance was raised through donations.
Ashley Savell received the award for the largest fish in the 10-13 year old division at the Take a Kid Fishing Day event held at Neshoba Lake recently. Her fish weighed 3 pounds, 11 ounces. Presenting her award is Sherry Hazelwood.