Recounting old school days at Voss, Ivy, Lewelling, Sarepta

Please allow newspaper space in The Journal to write to my boyhood schoolmates and all other friends of by-gone days.
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Penick is ‘King’ of the sweet potato industry

November 27, 1969 – In a democratic nation few men can claim to be king. J.R. Penick Sr. is the 20th century king of the sweet potato industry. Vardaman is the sweet potato capital of the world, and it owes this fame to J.R. and his lineage.

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Writer researches Turkey Creek community records

October 3, 1953 – In the State Archives at Jackson there are many old records. It has been my great pleasure to look many of them over throughout past years where there is revealed many things of a hundred years ago. Among them are records of many of the old churches.
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Calhoun County History – Charter Fine Arts Club members are honored

May 12, 1955 – Thursday, April 28th the recreation room of the Bruce Baptist Church was a scene of beauty in a garden-like setting for the tea given in honor of the charter members of the Fine Arts Club which was organized February 9, 1938. The honorees were Mrs. Bert Johnson, Mrs. S.H. Davis, Sr., and Mrs. W.J. Liles pictured above.

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Ellard Class of 1944 meets at home of Mrs. Shelton

March 30, 1978 – The Ellard High School Senior Class of 1944 was honored with a buffet luncheon in the home of Mrs. Tillman Shelton of Bruce on March 4. Seven class members attended.

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Overflow notes– more news from devastating rain, flood

March 24, 1955 – “Four big flood-control dams in North Mississippi were credited with preventing major damage in the Mississippi Delta for holding back rainfall in the hills” was the report  in Wednesday’s Commercial Appeal.

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Reservoir damage to road and railroad is tremendous

March 24, 1955 - This vicinity suffered one of the biggest rains on record–10.32 inches within the space of about 24 hours, according to official measurement. 

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Vances travel to anniversary in car they drove to wedding

Last week Carl Vance of near Slate Spring, took the 1916 Model T Ford from the shed and put it back into running order for the observance of his and his wife’s 50th wedding anniversary.

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Schuhs compile Bruce census in 1938, boasting of population

Bruce, the biggest little town in the world, has 1,505 persons it was learned after a final tabulation of the census was made Tuesday night.

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More than 150 attend reunion, Slate Springs School in 1968

June 6, 1968 – If you weren’t, you should have been at the Slate Spring school reunion last year. Everyone who came had plenty to say and many old acquaintances were renewed.

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