News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – August 9, 1912 NOXAPATER: The Noxapater Press issued its first edition last week, published by Messrs. Wm. C. Fancher and B. W. Holman. It is six column folio carrying a fairly good line of ads and news matter. – An entertainment will be given Friday evening 16th at the School Hall for the benefit of the two churches here. Admission 15 and 20 cents.

LOUISVILLE: Mr. C. A. Motor, an experienced hotel man of Durant, has leased the Egger Hotel here for three years and will take possession Sept. 1st. – Born, on the 1st last, a nine pound girl to Mr. and Mrs. Bud Baine. – This section received one of the finest rains on Wednesday morning we have ever had. – Dr. A. S. Kirk has had his home remodeled, which has made it one of the prettiest in town.

Mr. D. D. Dempsey, who lives one and a half miles west of Louisville, sent a photograph, made by J. R. Holmes, of his two acre corn patch estimated to yield from 100 to 150 bushels of corn.

The community was shocked on last Saturday morning to learn that Walter Permenter had been assassinated at Eupora on the previous night. He left here on Friday morning for Winona, where he intended to attend the trial of his brother Swinton for the killing of Miss Janie Sharp two years ago, and whose trial had been moved to Montgomery county. He went by his brother-in-law’s who lives at Eupora to spend the night and some time after supper he went to the well after a bucket of water and was shot by some unknown party or parties with two loads of buckshot, killing him instantly.

75 Years Ago – August 6, 1937 The first open cotton boll of the season was brought into our office by Joe. W. Miller, who says it was pulled from his daughter’s farm in Beat 3 of July 28th. We notice in our exchanges that Washington county reported one the same date.

LOUISVILLE: Sheriff and Mrs. E. E. White moved into their handsome new home on North Columbus Avenue Tuesday. – Mr. and Mrs. Dan Doss and daughter Miss Billy have returned from a visit to Memphis and St. Louis. – Mr. and Mrs. Davis of Newton moved here this week and have an apartment with Mr. and Mrs. Hop Hathorn. – Henry McGraw, who has been working in Bastrop, La. the past two months, returned home Monday. – Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Garner Land, a fine boy on August 2nd.

FRONT PAGE: Thousand to Enter School – An enrollment of 1000 pupils is expected at the opening of Louisville High and grammar schools here, according to Superintendent J. M. Pearson. – Ground Broken Handsome Clinic – Ground was broken for the erection of a handsome Clinic in our City this week. This new enterprise is by Dr. M. L. Montgomery, one of our oldest, in practice, physicians, and one who has enjoyed a good practice for many years.

NOXAPATER: Miss Katie Hensley, student nurse at Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, is spending her vacation here with her parents. – Mr. and Mrs. Thad McLeod had as guests last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Lawrence and son and daughter, Charles and Linda, of Rocky Hill. – Dwight Hickman, youngest son of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Hickman, suffered an attack of appendicitis Monday night and was carried to a Meridian hospital for an operation. – Mrs. William Johnson was hostess to the W. M. S. of the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the family of the late D. H. Roberts, Messrs. Jim and Joe Roberts, enjoyed a reunion at the Legion State Park August 1st. Families came from Monroe, La., Washington, D.C., Montgomery, Ala, the Mississippi Delta, Starkville, Columbus, and other locations. Unfortunately, Mr. Joe Roberts was unable to attend due to illness.

Guests assembled at the handsome Legion State Park Lodge where a pleasant morning was enjoyed. At noon, the crowd repaired to the picnic grounds for a bounteous picnic luncheon.

CALVARY reports five members of the 4-H Girls Club attended Club Congress at Starkville July 19th to 24th. Bill Humphries from the Boys Club also attended.

Otera Bennett, Louisville 4-H Club girl residing in Calvary community won the Class I Well Groomed Girls Contest while attending State Club Congress at State College July 19th – 24th. Winston County had the honor of having third to the highest enrollment of 4- H Club girls in the state attending Club Congress. Thirteen of the fifteen girls attending were in some of the Contests held.