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AUGUST 29, 1941

The Golden Grove Home Demonstration Club elected Mrs. A. N. Smith chairman of Red Cross sewing at a meeting held at the Golden Grove Church on Wednesday night, August 13. Mrs. Smith was elected chairman of comfort making.

A flagpole will be erected on the walk at the north end of the Philadelphia Courthouse, it was decided Wednesday at a meeting of the Exchange Club Board of Control. An appropriate ceremony is being planned and a definite date for the event will be announced in the near future.     

AUGUST 23, 1951

Mrs. Mary Wooten of this city, who was visiting in Memphis recently was invited to appear on the Eddie Hill Radio Program over station WMPS. She was invited to play and sing both, over the station program which is televised.  

AUGUST 24, 1961

Neshoba County’s Dairy Queen, Miss Glenda Moore receives an orchid corsage from Charles Bishop, manager of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce, as she left Wednesday morning for the state contest at Biloxi. The orchid corsage will be worn by Miss Moore at the state contest as a token of appreciation from the local Chamber for her outstanding record.  

    

AUGUST 26, 1971

A Philadelphia coed, Mary Gail Fulton, is among six students who graduated with highest honor Saturday, Aug. 14 from the University of Southern Mississippi. Miss Fulton received a Bachelor of Science. 

AUGUST 27, 1981

M. Helen Yates holds a jug produced by her great-grandfather, Darling Barber Yates. From 1943 to 1949 Mrs. Yates was a medical and X-ray technician at Philadelphia Hospital. 

One of the proud possessions of Jack Wells, a grandson of the Rev. J.C. Long, is the beloved parson’s bible. This was the bible used by Rev. Long at many of the funerals and weddings he conducted.  

AUGUST 21, 1991

Two new pumper/tank fir trucks have been turned over to East Neshoba and Stallo Volunteer Fire Department by Neshoba County. The trucks were made possible by a community development block grant to improve fire protection in low and moderate income areas of Stallo and East Neshoba. 

At the 78th annual meeting of the Mississippi Lung Association, area schools were recognized for their achievements in educational fund raising. Jody Harn, area MLA field representative, presented the awards to Mack Alford, principal of Philadelphia Elementary School, and Linda Crawford, principal of Neshoba Central Elementary School.  

AUGUST 22, 2001

Carl Powe, Jeff McCoy and Keith Eldridge participated in the clean up of the Philadelphia train depot over the weekend in part of the Main Street revitalization effort that is taking place all over the downtown area. 

Richard Guy Springer, son of Pamela Springer-Chunn and Billy Chunn, participated in the 2001 NSGHS held June 18-22. In the summer heifer calves class there were fifty-five entries representing Santa Gertrudis cattle from thirteen state. Guy and his heifer Camille made the cut placing 12th.  

 

AUGUST 24, 2011

Morgan Alford enjoyed helping grow these prize winning watermelon. Her watermelon weighed 164 pounds 164 pounds and received a blue ribbon and best of show ribbon at the Neshoba County Fair. Also in the photo is her step fathers, Walt Permenter, 144 pound blue ribbon and best of show winner at the Neshoba County Fair. 





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