History

Yalobusha Historical Society – June 18, 2015

YHS Speaker Shares Details Of Ship Named After State’s Capitol City By Joy M. Tippit Special To The Herald COFFEEVILLE – Bob Hawley of Madison, chairman of the USS Jackson Commissioning Committee, shared information with the YHS on June 18 about the USS Jackson named after our capitol city, Jackson.             The four celebrated events…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – May 21, 2015

Oakland Memories Shared At YHS Meeting  By Joy M. Tippit Special To The Herald COFFEEVILLE – Mike Worsham introduced his Oakland High School classmates at their 65th class reunion celebrated at the May 21, Yalobusha Historical Meeting.  Class-mate Phillip Tillman voiced a prayer. Lila Ann Wallace Stewart and Melvin Ford recalled memories of “growing up in…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – Dec. 18, 2014

By Joy Tippit Special To The Herald COFFEEVILLE – Thirty members and guests gathered at the Yalobusha Historical Society’s  (YHS) Christmas party to make a joyful noise as Shirley Berry, talented local vocalist, accompanied by Emma Hovey, led in Christmas Carols in their annual Christmas meeting on December 18.     Notes of interest:     •…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – Nov. 20, 2014

By Joy Tippit COFFEEVILLE – On Nov. 20, the Yalobusha Historical Society honored the county’s veterans. Forty-nine members and guests listened as each veteran made a statement about their service for our country. We more than welcome you to visit again.     Mike Worsham called the meeting to order.     Lawrence Litten voiced a prayer.…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – Oct. 16, 2014

By Joy Tippit Special To The Herald COFFEEVILLE  – The Yalobusha Historical Society was fortunate to hear Allyson Coleman, Yalobusha Community and Economic Agent tell about the tools offered to help our community grow together on Thursday, October 16, 2014.     Coleman stressed that we need to make our existing  businesses grow. We need to…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – Sept. 18, 2014

On September 18, 2014, a few days before Equinox Day, the Yalobusha Historical Society gathered to hear to hear Toney Lute talk about the Japanese flag that Betty Miller’s brother, Howard Rounsaville, brought home from World War II as a souvenir.  Betty Miller is a loyal and a faithful member of the YHS. Betty Miller…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – Aug. 21, 2014

On a Dog Days of Summer afternoon in August, John Moorman spoke to the Yalobusha Historical Society about the set of books he wrote about his kinfolks. John Moorman has written about his kinfolks and has graciously given the Yalobusha Historical Society permission to print the books on demand.  John wrote about his kinfolks who…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – July 17, 2014

A historic geographical lesson on Mississippi’s boundaries was Oxford’s Ed Sharpe’s topic at the July 17, 2014 Yalobusha Historical Society meeting. And so it was that the Territory of Mississippi was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from April 7, 1798 until December 10, 1817, when the final extent of the…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – June 19, 2014

Tell the old old story over and over of our American heritage to our children was emphasized to Yalobusha Historical Society members and guests by Tricia Raymond as she shared her research on the history of the Pledge of Allegiance to our American flag. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the…

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Yalobusha Historical Society – May 15, 2014

Kilgore Outlines Key Legal Issues At YHS Meeting By Joy Tippit Special To The Herald COFFEEVILLE –  On a cool Blackberry Winter Thursday, May 15, Catherine (Ginny)  V. Kilgore presented the program for Yalobusha Historical Society members and guests. Ginny is the Elder Law Project Director, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services in Oxford.     Ginny’s…

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