SEPTEMBER 12, 1941

Mrs. Cal Ingram of Edinburg has led a busy life. Still alert and active at 93 years of age, Mrs. Cal Ingram, now living at Edinburg former postmistress at Stallo for 21 years, has submitted a sketch of her life to the Democrat at the request of many friends.     


Sgt. Edwards L. Kirkland, who is stationed at Ft. Jackson, S.C., spent the weekend here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Kirkland of Route 2, and other relatives and friends. He has been in the army since January, going to Ft. Jackson with the National Guard Unit.    


The Pearl River exhibit at the All-Choctaw Indian Fair last week was judged first in that category. With the theme, “Good Management Is The Key To Success,” the display showed farm produce, canned goods, bead work and basket weaving. 

Shelby Nicholson, a freshman student, has been chosen by the student body of the Gilfoy School of Nursing as Student of the Month for August. Born in Philadelphia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Nicholson. 



Members of the Neshoba County Jaycettes recently raised $60.40 for the Neshoba County Mental Health Association with a bridge benefit. The benefit was held at Garan’s clubhouse where 44 bridge playing Philadelphians participated.  

SEPTEMBER 10, 1981

The Neshoba Central Rockets received a first down, by inches, after a fourth down run last Friday night. The Rockets fell to a strong Starkville squad in the season opener. 

Elwood Pinter, a commissioner with the Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District receives the published Soil Survey, of Neshoba from Billy Griffin, state conservationist, Soil Conservation Service. 


The Philadelphia leadership seminar on the topic of civic virtue which has been planned for October will be led by humanities scholar; Dr. Randall Patterson. Patterson is and assistant professor in the Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages at Jackson State University. 

“Gold of El Dorado,” a photographic display that highlights the beauty and allure of native goldwork in pre-conquest America, is on display in the Neshoba County Public Library. This exhibit was brought to Mississippi by the Columbus Quincentenary Committee as part of the celebration commemorating Columbus’ first journey to the Americas.  


Philadelphia Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization recently held its “back-to-school” meeting to kickoff the gift wrap and chocolates fund-raiser. Officers for the 2000-2001 school year include Amy Johnston, second vice-president; Stuart Lee, treasure; and Dawn Lea Chalmers, president. 

Neshoba Central Elementary School and Philadelphia Elementary team member receives a $1,200 “mini-grant” check from Weyerhouser Company Foundation in recognition of the school’s improvement efforts.   



Tropical Storm Lee dropped up to 12 inches of rain in Neshoba County, resulting in the closure of several streets and roads due to flooding. The heaviest rainfall occurred Monday causing sections of Rea, St. Francis, Valley View and Gum to be closed briefly. 

Hunter Beason, son of Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Beason, exhibited first place summer yearling Jersey heifer in the 2011 Neshoba County Fair. 

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