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Look Back In Yalobusha History

Bank Of Water Valley Merged With People’s Bank In 1987

10 Years—May 31, 2007
Guy Dale Shaw, who took up golf after his 45th birthday, won his first golf tournament 24 years later.

  Water Valley Lions Club member Stanley Crow was presented a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation for Lions Band International for serving as the chairman of the Lions All-State Band Committee.

  Ashley Wayne Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Harris, received a doctor of medicine degree (MD) from the University of Mississippi Medical School.

  Chasity Nacole Hollister, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hollister, received a bachelor of science nursing degree (BSN) from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

  Water Valley Housing Authority Administrative Assistant Mildred Potts was honored at a reception on her retirement.

20 Years—June 5, 1997
Paula Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Carr, received a doctor of medicine degree at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

  Pictured were 1997 Watermelon Queen Nancy Margaret Ray and Petite Miss Watermelon Queen Kelsey Kimzey, with the Chamber of Commerce’s 1997 Watermelon Carnival t-Shirts.

  Incumbent Mayor Larry Hart was re-elected.

  Bobby  Steele of Calhoun City announced the planned opening of a retail wholesale furniture outlet in the old Jeff Davis School. 

  Lakeysha Joy, daughter of Mrs. Bertha Joy of Water Valley, enlisted in the Air Force Delayed Enlistment Program.

  Georgia Barry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Phillips of Water Valley, received an educational specialist degree from the University of Memphis.

  Retiring social studies teacher Percy Haywood was pictured with a plaque presented him by the Water Valley High School Class of 1997 during graduation exercises.

30 Years—June 4, 1987
Bennie C.  Taylor, President and CEO of Lakes Capital Corporation and the Bank of Water Valley, announced plans to combine the Water Valley-based corporation and bank with The Peoples Holding  Company and Peoples Bank and Trust  Company of Tupelo.

  The “Hee Haw” production was a big hit and gave a big boost for the Cancer Crusade. Pictured was Mickey Aldy, as the character of Archie Campbell, welcoming those attending.

  Water Valley VFW and their Ladies Auxiliary donated $250 to help fund the trip for the Water Valley High School Team to the Future Problem Solving Bowl in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Joan McMinn, the group’s coach, accepted the check.

  Steven Patrick Edwards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Edwards, received a Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis.

  Twenty-three years ago the Mississippi Valley Jamboree at Country Music World staged its first show. To commemorate this event a barbecue chicken supper was being held.

40 Years—June 2, 1977
Jennifer Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones, was pictured holding the new 1977-78 Band Calendar. She was seated on the press at the North Mississippi Herald, where the calendar was printed.

  The graduation exercise for the Water Valley kindergarten was held in the Jeff Davis Auditorium. Teachers were Mrs.  Esther Bryan and Mrs. Ben Horan.

  The Community Choir was meeting in Mrs. Ludie Appleton’s Music Room for a practice session.

  Kiddie Leaguers, John Mayo and Mike Ross, were pictured at bat during a game in the Water Valley youth baseball program.

  Turnage Drug Store celebrated their 72nd anniversary. Pictured were four generations of the family, the late Wade Smith Turnage, the late Wade Watkins Turnage, Binford Watkins Turnage and Robert Watkins Turnage.

  Lynn Edwards has been awarded the distinction of Knight of The York Cross of Honour, conferred on those who have held the highest office in each of the four bodies of the York Rite.

  Yalobusha County students on the President’s list at at Mississippi State University included Mary Kathryn Childress, William Donald Gray, Joyce Ann Hayes, and John Gilbert Tillman.

50 Years—June 1, 1967
Frank Tucker, Chamber of Commerce Beautification Chairman; Mrs. Oscar Parsons, Jr., Hospitality Chairman; Mrs. Don Holloway, General  Chair-man of Hospitality Month; Mayor L. C. Stewart, host for out-of-state tourists; made plans for the annual Hospitality Month of June.

  Mrs. Doke French and Mrs. Vernon Johnson,  members of The Garden Club of Water Valley, were pictured cleaning flower beds in Railroad Park as a part of clean-up week in the Valley.

  The Rounsaville family from throughout Mississippi were holding their annual reunion.

  Enid Shores Lodge advertised “Be at Home away from Home.” In addition to the Lodge there was a fine restaurant on the shores of Enid Lake.

  The Yalobusha County Saddle Club was preparing to host a horse show at the Tri-Lake Fairgrounds on Highway 315.

  Charles Barnett, Jr. of Water Valley received a doctor of philosophy degree from LSU.

  Water Valley native Rev. Harold Fair, associate editor,  Department of Adult Publi-cations, Methodist Board of Education, Nashville,  Tenn., was scheduled to preach during the morning service at First Methodist Church.

60 Years—May 30, 1957
J. B. Majure received notification last week from the United States Department of Agriculture that he is being transferred from the Soil Conservation Office in Coffeeville to Hawaii, where he will be the Soil Conservationist.

  Mayor O. T. Hamner has secured five hundred $100 facsimile Confederate bills to  be present to visitors in Water Valley during Hospitality Month.

  Wayne B. Jones, son of Mrs. W. H. Henderson of Water Valley, received the Master of Theology Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in  Louisville, Kentucky.

  Main  and Central Streets were being re-surfaced.

  Among ROTC Commis-sions received at the University of Mississippi were Leo Reed of Water Valley and Ralph Peeples of Coffeeville.

  Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Howard, pastor of Water Valley First Baptist Church, attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Chicago.

70–Years—May 29, 1947
The Water Valley baseball team defeated Batesville, 3-2, but lost to Crenshaw.

  John Throop,  Jr. received his LLB degree from the University of Mississippi. After graduation he will practice law in Water Valley.

  Eight 4-H Clubs were represented at the 4-H Club Attainment Day held in Water Valley.

  The Mississippi Game and Fish Commission met in Jackson to fix the seasonal bag limits for the coming season.

  DDT was being used for the control of flies. In the article it was stated that DDT did not harm humans.

  Further aid to Mississippi farmers was being suspended due to budget cuts. This included assistance in carrying out conservation practices.

  The Farm Bureau joined with farmers protesting cuts in funds to the Department of Agriculture.

  The Yalobusha County Home Demonstration Council met in Water Valley with 15 council members and three Water Valley Club members present. On program were Mrs. W. B. Williamson, Jr., Mrs. Ross Ingram, and Mrs. Stanley Harris.

  State Sen. Grady Cook of Pontotoc was pictured with Herald Editor Edward Shearer holding a large scroll of Mr. Cook’s campaign platform.

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