June 13, 1942

John David Cook, Niles Hoyt Withers and Roger Garfield McLemore of Philadelphia were sent to New Orleans last week with a group of 13 recruits from the Meridian Navy Recruiting District to be inducted in the nationwide, “Avenge Pearl Harbor” ceremony.

Roger McLemore, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Garfield McLemore of Philadelphia, is now Roger Garfield McLemore, as, V-6 USNR. Young McLemore was accepted for enlistment at the Meridian Navy Recruiting Station in June, and was given his oath in Jackson. He went with other Mississippi boys to the Great Lakes’ Naval Training Station for his recruit training. 

June 12, 1952

Willard Hays was named Commander of the American Legion Post #138 at Legion Lake, when over three hundred Legionnaires gathered at the lake for a fish fry, and for their regular monthly meeting. Other officers were named: Jim Kilgore, first Vice Commander; Grady Shumaker, second Vice Commander; Henry Griffin, Adjutant; W.M. Dansby, Finance Officer, and many more. 

Three Boy Scouts were awarded the Eagle Badge at a Court of Honor held at First Methodist Church. Those receiving this coveted award were Charles Ray Gipson, X-Earl Marshall, and Walter Prince. R.S. Rouse, scout executive of the Choctaw Area Council, as the speaker for the occasion, and was introduced by Robert Prisock. The presentation of the Eagle Awards was made by Dick Allen.        

June 14, 1962

Miss Hospitality for Neshoba County in 1962 is Miss Patricia Hill, the 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Breland Hill of the Arlington community, was  crowned Miss Hospitality at a tea in the Magnolia Room of the Benwalt Hotel here in Philadelphia. Miss Hill will represent Philadelphia and Neshoba County in the state contest. 

June 15, 1972

East Central Junior College has announced that Leonard R. Barrier has accepted the Valedictorian Scholarship Award at the college for the school year; 72-73. Barrier is the son of the Rev. Brown Barrier of Philadelphia. He attended Neshoba Central High School and maintained a 99 grade point average while he attended school there. He has been a member of the Beta Club, The Missile Messenger (school paper) and Alethea (school annual). 

June 12, 1982

Virginia Mars of Philadelphia is a student teacher in the final phase of teacher education at the University of Mississippi. Ms. Mars is teaching art at Milam Junior High School and Lawhon School in Tupelo. Wednesday hours will be from 8:30-9:45 a. m. and from 10-11:30 a. m.       


June 13, 1992 

Memory Nicole Embry, recently won the Little Miss Mississippi preliminary in the 6-7 age division. She was titled Queen and also won Most Photogenic and Fashion. She also was second alternate in the 5-6 age division in the Little Miss Neshoba County Pageant. Memory celebrated her seventh birthday May 25 with family and friends. She is the daughter of Claudie and Jenifer Embry. 


June 13, 2002

Eight 11th-grade students will attend American Legion Boys State at Delta State University, Cleveland. The boys are; Shane Patterson, Kyle Gibson, Jordan Flake, William Tingle, Jerwarick Hartzog, Brent Tubby, Brandon L. Farve, and Samuel York. 


June 13, 2012

The Neshoba County 4-H Advisory Council was recognized for submitting its secretary record book for state competition at the State 4-H Advisory Council Meeting held recently in Jackson. The Neshoba County 4-H Advisory Council was presented with a plaque. The people that accepted the plaque are: Teresa Anderson, Secretary for the Neshoba County 4-H Advisory Council and Michael Reed, Neshoba County 4-H Youth Agent. 

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