Feb. 28, 1963
Game of all games, as far as about 800 elementary school youngsters of Kosciusko are concerned, will be the championship basketball match at the Whippet gym between East Side and West Side Elementary School teams. Coaching the West Siders is Jerry Sawyer, while coaching the East Siders is Perry Owen. Tickets for Tuesday night’s play will be 25 cents and 50 cents.
The latest in modern grocery stores comes to Kosciusko with the Grand Opening of the new Sunflower Store No. 10 Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. The store on North Wells Street, just off Highway Business Route 12 west, was relocated to better serve the people of Kosciusko and Attala County. Manager of the store is Holmes Mitchell, with Harry Middlebrook as market manager, and James Brown as produce manager, and the same personnel who served at the old No. 10 on the square.
Ethel’s Championship Basketball team is the only Attala County team still in the running for the Mississippi Championship. Members of the team are Mary Wasson, Wattine Frazier, Jenny Armstrong, Margaret Parish, Florence Threet, Ruth Curtis, Barbara Grantham, manager, Delores Braswell, Rene Myatt, Ann Pee, Rose Marie Sims, Linda Sprayberry, Mary Armstrong, Billie Jean Sloan, Rachel Prewitt, Sandra Kerr and Bonnie Halderman. Coach is M.B. “Bo” Holmes.
Miss Mary Helen Hopkins of French Camp was crowned homecoming queen at a ceremony held in the gym at French Campo Academy. The ceremony was held before the homecoming game with Sturgis High School. Both the girls and boys teams played. The queen was escorted by Marvin Braswell. Her maids with their escorts were Miss Blanche Van Horn and William Mason, Miss Johnnie Thomas and David Alley, Miss Linda Thomas and Larry Hipp, Miss Sherry Thomas and Howell Morgan. The maids of honor were Miss Mary Ellen Hale and Jimmy Cash and Miss Janet Pee and Jack Sherill.
March 3, 1988
The Kosciusko High School Lady Whippet basketball team finished third in the 3A South State Tournament last week at Southeast Lauderdale and then Tuesday won third first round in the state tournament, 78-60 over Rolling Fork. The team is the first KHS girls team to make it to the state tournament since the 1958 squad. Members of the Lady Whippets are Christy Jones, Tracey Bain, Mechele Moore, Paula Pettit, Jennifer Potts, Jennifer Cockroft, Amanda Price, Gwen Cwiklik, Marilyn Robinson, Margaret Potter, Brenda Carter, Shelley Sanders, Stephanie Swafford, Angela Benton, Robin Henry, Rhonda Brown and Yolanda Riley. Stirling Madden is coach.
Mayor Freddie George cut the ribbon in ceremonies at Capt n’ George’s Restaurant on Monday morning officially opening the business at its new location on East Jefferson Street near the entrance to Globe Weis. The restaurant moved from Bailey’s Northside Shopping Center last November. Owners are George and Lu Weathers.
Eight nominees will vie for the Attala County’s Outstanding Citizen award at a banquet sponsored by the Kosciusko Lions Club. They are Bettie Patterson, Louise Bain, Mildred Journey Beckham, Shelton Bond, Wade Hart, Barbara S. Woodard, Mary Thornton and Rebecca Doty.
Miss Mary Virginia Potts, who has served as reading supervisor and elementary curriculum supervisor in the Kosciusko City Schools since 1967, has retired. She was honored at a tea given by staff members last Tuesday afternoon.
, Feb. 23, at the Lower Elementary School.