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• COXBURG NEWS •
By Mrs. Henry Webster We a recall enjoying tfceT*pretty sunshine aftet; a- week’s rain. It is cold but that’s better than rain and mud. Mrs. Mary Parkinson is visiting her sister, Mrs. Pass Gerrard at Carrollton, Miss, this wteek. Visitors in the Mrs. Adele Mc Ginty home over the weekend were: Mr. and Mrs. George Abies, Mrs. Fred Rogers and son Robin, from Belzoni, Mrs. Robert Ship and daughter, Lydia Ann, Jirom Jackson, Jewel McGinty from Kosciusko and Joe McGinty from State College. Miss Annie Jean Winstead from Jackson, came home to celebrate her birthday last weekend. We wish her many more happy ones. Rev. and Mrs. Paul Fulton is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Pierce a few days this week. . - Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Rogers motored-"to Prekens on business last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Sanders Rich mond and son Floyd motored tc Carthage Tuesday night to see his brother and wife from New Mex ico. Mr. and Mrs. Layton Rogers from Greenville came to see his parents Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Rog ers, Sunday. The Holmes County Baptist churches met in Lexington Baptist church Thursday night for a training union meeting. We all en joyed it very much. Mo6t all of the churches were represented. We are proud of our basketball boys. They got to go ot the district tournament in Carthage. They lost to Walnut Grove. • Thornton News • By Mk. James T. Colhoun Mrs. Lewis Massey and Mrs. L. M. Dooley were business and pleasure visitors in West last week. Mrs. T. M. O'Bryant and child ren, Tommy Lynn and Mike of Vidalia, La. were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Jones and family. Mrs. A. E. Perry left with her daughter, Mrs. O’Bryant, an her return trip home to Vidalia, La. for a two week’s visit. Visitors in the Nathan Jones’ home were: Mrs. W. L. Devine and children Buster and Perry of Lexington, also Mr. and Mrs. Frank Devine, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fonville, of Lexington, and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Brooks of Carthage. Those from Thornton attending the Sweetheart Banquet held at the Baptist Church in Tchula Feb ruary 14, were: Rosemary Liberto, Mary Lou Jones, & Buster Liber to. iiumjiu wayne aamora, son oi Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Sanford, was Thornton's only Scout, participat ing in the Boy Scouts Exposition in Jackson on February 14. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Massey hod as their Sunday visitors, Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCarrol and infant daughter Rebecca, of Ridgeland. "Sonny" Jones has been absent fiom school for a week due to ill ness, he’s off the sick list, and back to his school activities once more. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Carter, Jr. and daughter Vicky were in Mem phis last week. Mr. Carter attend ed Ginner’s school, and Mrs. Car ter and Vicky visited with friends and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Massey and children motored to Jackson the other day to bring Mr. Massey's Mother, Mrs. L. M. Dooley, and Bonnie home. They had been visit ing with relatives over the week end. Dean Barrier and Mary Laura Satterfield of Yazoo City, were overnight guests of Laurie Thomp son, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Thompson, Pluto Planta tion. John Foose, son of Mr. and Mrs Dan E. Foose, had as his guest, I Bill Anderson of Yazoo City. Mrs. Billy Martin Smith took part in the Benefit Bridge, held Thursday in the City Hall, Tchula. Last Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Barrett motored to Grenada to visit with their son Tommy and his family. The American Legion Auxiliary met in the Methodist Church, Tchula, 2:00 the afternoon of February 20th. Mrs. M. E. Bar rett, president presided. There were seven members present. Mrs. Dan Foose and Mrs. Bob by Thompson spent last Tuesday in Jackson. Miss Pearl Campbell of Hatties burg, teacher at Mississippi Southern, has been visiting in the home of her brother and his fam ily, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Liberto visit ed in Sidon with Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Gray, Jr. last week. Mr. and Mrs. Gray are former residents of Thornton. Little Miss Dawn Colhoun spent last Friday with Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Gray, Jr. and son. Buster, in Sidon. Last Thursday, Dawn and Carolyn Colhoun spent the day with their Grandmother Mrs. R. C. Colhoun in Yazoo City. On February 14th, the Girl Scout's of troop No. 1, with their leader, Mrs. S. J. Foose, Jr. mo tored to Jackson to see the Boy Scouts Exposition held at the Fair Grounds. Those enjoying the trip were: Beverly Brasfield and Sarah Alice Fleming of Thornton, and Bonny Shelton, Sachia Long. Nancy Katherine Foose, Linda Carol Davis and Susie Gwin, all of Tchula. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Colhoun were visitors in Jackson last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Rushbrock. were the chaperones for the ''Teen-center” last Friday night. The residents of Thornton wish to extend Our Sympathy to Mrs. R. L. Peaser, on the loss of her brother-in-law, Mr. Leslie John son, late proprietor of Peoples Drug Store, in Lexington. Have Farm Listings From 20 Acres to over 1000 Acres Timber - Cattle - Cotton Hill and Delta at $20 to $175 per acre LET’S TRADE I A Hie I*wall PHONE 613 AND 674 — LEXINGTON P. 8. For faster and more satisfactory sales — LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH U8! • WEST NEWS • Mrs. L J. Hand Mrs. J. C. Bowen For-When the Great Scorer comes «To Mark against your n^me, He writes not that you won or lost. But how you played the game. Church services will be held in the Methodist Church Sunday at 11 o'clock a.m. and five o’clock p.m. Rev. Q. T. Mcllwam is the pastor. The young folks will be in charge of the vesper services at 5 o’clock. W.S.C.S. Meets The Methodist W.S.C.S. met Monday afternoon in the home of Mrs. M. W. Holmes for the regu lar program and the Biole Study, ■’Isaiah Speaks.” Mrs. J. E. Hagin, president, called the meeting to order and led a short business session. Mrs. G. L. Brock gave the de votional and had charge of a very interesting program on “Literacy and Christian Litera ture”. “Isaiah Speaks” was given \jy Mrs. Hagin. This is a very splen did study. The hostess served a delicious dessert plate. Mrs. Grady Ellis, Mrs. C. M. Tate, Mrs. Tommy Gels ton and Mrs. Dan Black, room mothers for the third, fourth and fifth grades, entertained with a Valen tine’s party Friday afternoon. After enjoying some games, the children were served heart shaped sandwiches and drinks. Valen tine shaped baskets filled with mints and balloons were given as favors. P.T.A. Meeting Held rut* r. i .a. neiu us regular meeting Wednesday afternoon in the school auditorium. The meet ing was called to older by the pre sident, Mrs. Luther Browning. Mrs. Grady Ellis gave the devo tional. “What P.T.A. Members Should Know About Juvenile De linquency” was given by Mrs. R. L. Jackson. The room count was won by Mrs. F. E. Tate’s room. West Pee Wee basketball teams under the direction of Mr. J. T. Montgomery, met the Lexington , Pee Wee teams Friday night in the Lexington Gym. The West girls won out by a wide margin but the West boys suffered a de feat. Reverend Earl Ezelle called on Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Brister Fri day night. VALENTINE PARTY The children in the sixth and seventh grades enjoyed a Valen tine party on Friday. Games were played and then the Valen tine box was opened. Each child received many love messages. The room mothers served delight- j ful refreshments. CHAPEL PROGRAM Kay Martin was the announcer of the chapel program which was held in the auditorium on Friday. The Devotional was given by the sixth grade girls: Patsy Edwards, 1 Kay Martin, Alma Bell Norwood, Jimmie Lynn Hawthorne, Mar garet Weeks and Janice Stevens. A piano solo was played by Ahna Belle Norwood. The sixth grade Doys gave a piay ^nooKie wins . Those taking part were: Douglas Aldridge, Charles Allen, Donald Wayne Caldwell, Tommie Ellis, and Tommy Oakes. Carolyn 1 Browning played a piano solo. A play “Sisterly and Brotherly Love” wa3 given by three eighth grade students: Alvin Green, Jean Green and Eva Mae Crow. After spending several days in the home of Col. and Mrs. H. W. Jackson of Camden, Mr. W. H. Jackson returned - home on Fri day. Mr. Ken Fowler, Jr. of Koscius ko was a business visitor here [ on Thursday. Friends of Margaret Holmes, ' daughter of Mr. Tommy Holmes of Greenwood will be glad to 1 know that she is better. Roy Edwards attended to bus- : iness in Brandon this week. Mr. Watt Brock, Mr. Elmer ' Freeman and their friend Mr. McGehee of Columbus visited in 1 West Saturday. Mr. Horace Bouchillon carried his brother Mr. J. L. Bouchillon of Durant to Memphis to Ken- 1 nedy hospital Saturday. We hope ' Mr. Bouchillon is improving. ] ( 1 ] I 1 < t l ( I Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Edwards and children of Swan Lake visit ed in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. W. D.\ Brister and Mrs. Luther Edwards over the weekend. Mrs. M. S. Rogers left Tuesday for Jackson to be with her sister, Mrs. Don Keir of Jackson, who has recently undergone surgery. Mr. and Mrs. Billy Tate and Fran of Vicksburg visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Tate last weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Brasswell of Vaiden called on Miss Alice Murff and' Mrs. Thelma Johnson Sunday aftemon. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tate visit ed in McAdams Sunday afternoon We are sorry to report Mrs. Carl Campbell Arnold is in the hospital ar Diirartt. Hope she will soon be home again. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Browning and Mr. Delma Autry visited their mother Mrs. Autry in Jackson Tuesday. Mrs. Ben Hilbum of State Col lege spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. J. S. Rosamond. Mr. and Mrs. James Bowie and Mr. and Mrs. H. L Campbell at tended the PT.A. Meeting in Du rant Thursday evening. Among the girls who modeled dresses which they had made in Home Economics class were Misses Ann Campbell, Sara Dell Tate and Mary Ellis Wilkes. Miss Ernestine Ellis of Lexing lAn ii;qq nollmrr aw fwi aw/1 n 4 w West Thursday. Rev. and Mrs. Tom Jackson and daughter of Jackson were in West over the weekend. Rev. Jackson called on church members and friends Monday afternoon. Mrs. Luther Laird of Tchula visited her sister, Miss Mammie Siddon Saturday. Miss Sdidon re turned to Tchula for a visit with her. Mrs. William Turner, Brenda and Janice of Memphis visited Mrs. Turner’s parents, Mr. and Mr- John Ben Yeager this week. Mr. Turner was attending to bus iness in Atlanta, Ga. Mrs. A. C. Autry shopped in Vaiden, Wednesday. Mr. Jim Lacey of Canton was transacting business in West Fri day. Mr. and Mis. R. A. Cade shop ped in Kosciusko Saturday. Mr. Charlie Prevost of Vicks burg visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Prevost this week. Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Farmer of Greenville were the weekend guests of M». and Mrs. Halbert Farmer. Miss Mammie Siddon and Mrs. Luther Laird motored to Holland ale to see their parents Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Siddon Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Montgomery and David visited Mrs. Mont gomery’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tribble of Charleston, Sunday. Visiting Brock relatives in West Sunday, were Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McClellan and four children of Blaine. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hagin trans acted business in Grenada, Tues day. Mrs. W. L. Wright returned from Memphis Monday, where she has been visiting her son’s family, Mr. and Mrs. Reed Wright, Scottie and new grand baby. Mrs. E. E. Moore, Sr. and Mrs. L. L. Branscome visited Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bowen Wednesday aft ernoon Mrs. L. M. Dooley and Mrs. Louis Massey and son, Charles Wayne of Tchula called on friends in West, Thursday. We are sorry to report Rev. Morris Taylor on the sick list. We wish for him a speedy recovery. Jackson visitors Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Summerhill Nor wood and children. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Knox of Greenwood visited her mother, Mrs. Walter Holmes and friends, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Cagle of Greenwood called in West Sunday. Mr. Francis Campbell of Jack son visited with Mrs. M. A. Campbell and Billy Jones, Sun day. T .flTTV HanH aHnnHaH fhn Cattle Sale at Senatobia Monday, returning to Miss State University Monday night. Mrs. L. J. Hand and Miss Kate Cade shopped in Jackson, Wednes day. Dr. A. T. McHwain was the din ner guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hagin, Sunday. Mr. Kyle Maddox of Greenville visited relatives and freinds in West, Friday. Glad David McGehee is back in school after a seige of whopping cough and asthma. Mrs. Walter Brock visited rela tives in Thomas town, Sunday and Monday. Mrs. J. L. Mason and Mrs. A. J. Stevens in, spent the day with 'he A. A. Lowenberg’s in Koscius ko, Thursday. Mr. George Field of Jackson was in West one day this week. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Jackson of Camden visited the R. L. Jack son’s luesday. If you haven t subscribed to the Holmes County Herald, please do so now. Give your subscription to a member of the 8th grade. APC Builds County Agriculture Holmes County is richer and more productive because of work done by farmers in the Agricul tural Conservation Program, says Lynn Jordan, Chairman of the Holmes ASC County Committee. Under the 1958 Agricultural Pro gram, 332 farmers in the county carried out one or more conserva tion practices. This number re presents about 15.2 percent of the total number of farmers in the county. Few people besides the farmers themselves realize all that has been done to protect and improve the soil and water re sources in the county. Through the conservation prac tices established, Holmes County farmers have made material pro gress in controlling erosion and restoring productive capacity to the land. S^rne of the major con servation practices established with assistance of the 1958 ACP include the establishment of both permanent and temporary vege tative cover, the construction of livestock water ponds and ditches, and the planting of trees. Under the ACP the farmer bears the cost of approximately 35 percent to 50 percent of the cost of performing the practice, and the Government, through the Agricultural Conservation Pro gram, bears the remaining part of the cost. These farmers who have not already obtained help through the 1959 ACP should con tact their ASC county office at Lexington, Mississippi, for the purpose of filing a request for cost-sharing on the needed conser vation practices for their farm. Cotton Farmers To Make Choice The next important date for up land cotton producers is the March 16 deadline for making a choice between the (A) allotment farms, according to Lynn Jordan, Chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee. All cotton farm operators have been sent a notice of the price support levels and a reminder of the (A) and (B) allotments for theit^ farms. Mr. Jordan urged all cotton farmers to make their choice of cotton allotment by the deadline on March 16. After that date all farms on which the operator has not made a choice will have the (A) allotment in effect for 1959. This is a requirement of the law and cannot be changed by the ASC county committee. Choice (A) farm allotments are the regular allotments. Choice (B) farm cotton allotments are 40 percent larger than the Choice (A) allotments. Another requirement is that a farm operator who has more than one farm must choose either the (A) cotton allotment for all the farms he operates or the (B) al lotment for all his farms. Mr. Jor dan suggests that an operator who has an interest in other farms because of leasing, corporate, partnership, estate, or other operating arrangements should check with the ASC county office to determine his status on all the farms. \ I °ng Opportunities .. rfor Community Deve I opme n1~ Today they're only tiny seeds . . . but next spring they’ll bring a rich harvest of beauty to be shared by all who pass this way. We Mississippians have the opportunity of planting permanent seeds of beauty in our home towns. These seeds are in the form of a personal, working interest in the progress of our communities. ' If the seeds are planted in the soil of a favorable business climate, £ our crop will be community betterment, industrial expansion, agri cultural advancement and increased prosperity The time for planting is today. Mississippi Power & Lighf Company ' HELPING BUILD MISSISSIPPI for over a third of a century . 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