News of the Past by C.J. Johnson

100 Years Ago – April 19, 1912 NOXAPATER: Mrs. W. W. Hickman and Mrs. C. C. McNeel were called to Meridian last week by the illness of their sister, Mrs. McDonald. – Quite a lot of rain has fallen this week which hinders the farm work considerably. – Mr. and Mrs. Jim Boswell of Plattsburg are visiting the latter’s father, Mr. R. J. Boswell. LOUISVILLE: We extend sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Authur Childs upon the death of their sweet baby girl who died on last Monday at their home just north of town, from pneumonia. – Little Dorthy Fair had the misfortune to fall and break her arm yesterday. – About the most discussed subject now, not barring the sinking of the Titantic, is the road question. Someone better get busy and fill up some of the bad holes during every spell of good weather, even though the spell is short. 75 Years Ago – April 16, 1937 LOUISVILLE: Mr. and Mrs. Everett King have moved to Tupelo, where Mr. King has a good position. – D. L. Fant returned Wednesday from the hospital in Laurel, where he had his tonsils removed. – Mrs. Carrie N. Herring, home demonstration agent, is attending an Electric Cooking School in Meridian this week. – Friends of Hubert Moody will join the Journal on congratulating him upon his promotion with the big Day and Woolworth Manufacturing Company of Louisville, Ky. He has been promoted several times, and he was voted unanimously by the Company to office supervisor. Mrs. Houston Dempsey this week moved her Millinery and ready-to-wear business from the Masonic building on Main Street to the north room of the Theater building, formerly used as the picture show office, where she invite the ladies to call on her. NOXAPATER: Mrs. Birdie Hickman has been appointed Librarian here at the Noxapater unit of the county library. – We welcome Mr. and Mr. Julian Burrage who recently moved here from Shuqualak and have apartments with Mrs. A. S. Thomas. – Dr. H. B. Watkins left Monday morning for Hot Springs, Ark., where he goes for treatment. – Mrs. Sula McNeel of Louisville was a Sunday guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Holman. DEATHS: Mrs. Laura Holmes, 92, died at her home in Corpus Christ, Texas this week. She was a native of Winston county but had been in Texas for many years. – Mr. James A. Tubb, 60, dropped dead from heart failure on Monday afternoon, April 12th at the home of his sister, Mrs. Annie Sanders, one mile west of the city. – We sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Cockrell, in the death of their little 6 years old son Charlie, who died in Meridian hospital Wednesday following burns received at his home at Poplar Flat Thursday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Nowell of Rocky Hill enjoyed the happy privilege of having many of their relatives and friends celebrate Mr. Nowell’s 53rd birthday Sunday, April 11.