100 Years Ago – December 6, 1918
From all information, Influenza has broken out anew in the State and county and it is my opinion that it is entirely inadvisable and dangerous to public health for our people to have any kind of public gatherings at least until conditions improve. Therefore, I, as County Health Officer, hereby order that no public gatherings be held in our county except customary community church services, until further notice. E. L. Richardson.
LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Walls, a fine girl on Nov. 30th. - Born, to Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Fair, a fine boy on Nov. 30th. - Misses Oda Howard and Mary Ellis are to be congratulated upon the handsome holiday decorations at the Howard Drug Store. - Eugene Reed had some of the finest syrup on the market here a few days ago.
We stated last week that Earnest Allen was the only Winston boy we knew of as losing his life in the battle in France. Mr. Will Pickett informed us this week that Walter Hitchcock, of southern part of our county, fell the same day that Earnest Allen was killed.
UNION RIDGE: School is progressing nicely under the careful instructions of Mrs. Virgie Price. - Our Box Supper of Nov. 20th was quite a success. We received $76.85; proceeds went to put a well on the school yard, which is now finished.
NOXAPATER: Miss Cleo Humphries left Wednesday for Ackerman, where she goes to accept a place in the Bank. - Little Jannette Hopkins is recovering from a spell of fever. - The Floyd Shepherd family moved to town this week from Rocky Hill. - Little Frances Sansing had the misfortune to fall and break her arm this week.
75 Years Ago – November 19, 1943
DEATHS: Funeral services were held for Mary Sue Sharp, 3, Saturday at the Presbyterian Church, U. S., with interment in Masonic cemetery. She passed away Friday from injuries received when she darted in front of a car while crossing the street. She is survived by parents Mr. and Mrs. Berlin Sharp, three brothers, one sister, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Sharp and Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Brown, Sr. - Funeral services were held at Betheden church for Mrs. Melissia Kindard Spence, 57, wife of Mr. J. B. Spence, with interment in the cemetery. - Final rites were held for Mr. Calvin Lemual Warner, 57, at Murphy Creek Church Nov. 14th, with interment in the cemetery. He had been in ill health for some time and underwent several operations. He died November 12th. He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie Richardson, two daughters, parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Warner and two brothers.
LOUISVILLE: Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Carvel Roebuck Oct. 18th, a fine son, named Lamar Wayne. - Garland Atkinson is at home, having served with the armed forces overseas. He was wounded at the Battle of Tunisia, and received a medical discharge. - Mrs. Garner Woodruff was called to Memphis for the serious illness of her father, Mr. Criss, who underwent surgery Tuesday.
WEDDINGS: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Webb of Webb Springs, Noxapater, announce the marriage of their daughter, Walterine, to Fred H. Tucker of Memphis, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Tucker of Knifley, Ky. The marriage took place Nov. 13 at the home of Rev. L. C. Tedford, Baptist pastor, Marlon, Arkansas.
NOXAPATER: James H. Pendergrass of Camp Elliot, San Diego, Calif. and Miss Annie Pearl Pendergrass of Memphis visited their mother, Mrs. Annie Pendergrass the past week. - Mrs. J. N. Young appreciated a visit from her grandson, Jimmie Young, U. S. Navy, stationed at Camp Peary, Va., home on leave.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Chappell celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday afternoon, with more than a hundred friends enjoying the event. All their children were present except Mr. R. L. Chappell of Chicago, Illinois. We wish them many more happy years.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Adkinson are celebrating the birth of a girl, born Nov. 11th. [Macedonia] - Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Reed are the proud parents of a fine baby boy, named Bobby Gene. [Perkinsville]