The Star Herald
August 16, 1962
Members of Explorer Post 45 attended camp at Camp Palila near Louisville last week. Those attending were Larry Nesbit, Hollis Cheek, Kragh Krough, Earl Bryant, Mark Jennings, Joe Collins, Bernard Nowell, Gene Williams, Keith Hall, Charles Prevost, Allen Richardson, Joel Regan, Roger Jamison, Joe Stonestreet, Gary Greer, Kenneth Morris, and Roy Hudson advisor, and assistant advisor, T.O. Krogh. During the week they were instructed in lifesaving, swimming, marksmanship, botany and many other phases of outdoor life.
Mantee Baptist Church was the setting for the marriage of Miss Minnie John Sweatt to Charles Iven Hill on Sunday afternoon, August 5. After August 20 the couple will reside in Jacksonville, Florida, where Mr. Hill is a member of the Orange Park High School faculty and Mrs. Hill will be a senior at Jacksonville University.
In recognition of children heading back to school, merchant members of the Kosciusko-Attala Chamber of commerce will furnish a free treat to the youngsters in the form of a “Back to School” movie party at the Strand Theatre on Aug. 24, discloses Clint Hicks, chairman of the Merchants Promotions committee, and G.D. Carnathan, in charge of publicity. Kicking off the party will be a parade at 8:45 a.m. and the movie will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Manager Cleo Boutwell discloses that he can take care of about 2600 children by running four shows from 9 to 5. While the kiddies are happily taken care of at the movies, mothers are urged to select their back to school needs, and shop the attractive selections of clothing and other items, the promotions chairman says.
Pfc. P.D. Hopkins of Rt. 1, French Camp, son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hopkins, won the title of “Guardsman of the Month” selected by his platoon for Soldier of the Week and the final selection by all Platoon Sergeants and the First Sergeant.
August 13, 1987
Gibson’s Discount Center in Kosciusko will be closed effective Saturday, Aug. 22, its personnel were told Wednesday. The store was one of the first to open in Parkway Plaza when the shopping center was built about 20 years ago. It is one of several stores owned by a group headquartered in Laurel. The Kosciusko store has about 14 employees.
Ellis White has retired after 31 years and eight months of postal service. He began his career in Pascagoula and transferred to Kosciusko in 1966 as a clerk-carrier. Since 1975, he has served as carrier on the city’s route four.
The First United Methodist team from Kosciusko won the championship title in the Kosciusko Church Softball League. Members of the team are Bee Hudson, Mark Herndon, John Wiggers, Michael Milner, Mike Ellis, Mark Gressett, Jeff Lacey, Andy Peeler, Mike Nabors, Bennie Lawrence, Darren Milner, Ed Cwiklik, Ricky Ferrell and Ed Brunt.
Dorothy Holmes retired after 22 years as a postal clerk at the Sallis Post Office. She was awarded a certificate from the United States Postal Service this week for her work. Helen Burrell, postmaster, presented the certificate to Mrs. Holmes, whose retirement was effective June 5.
Those attending a meeting of the Lady Landowners League of Attala County were Jeannine May, Helen Knight, Pam Rule, Alice Bethany, Dorlis Cummins, Viginia Weatherly, Virginia Robertson, Barbara Martin, Nina Jenkins, Estelle Ables and Dot Carballo.