Yesterdays: Jan. 24



75 years ago


R.I. Bonner, operator of the Grand theatre for the past two years, announced today the theatre had closed. Seats and operating machines are being removed from the building and will be stored in Pine Bluff, Mr. Bonner said.


50 years ago


Mrs. Ollie Kessinger’s lemon tree doesn’t yield often, but when it does it’s in a big way.

Two years ago, the tree yielded one lemon that weighed almost a pound. This year, the yield was one again and the lemon weighed a pound and an ounce.

The lemon was about the size of a softball.

Her sister in Alaska gave her the plant.

The big lemon will furnish enough juice for three or four pies.

25 years ago


Amy Catherine Wiedower, an eighth-grader at Guy-Perkins Junior High School, has been awarded national awards in basketball, honor roll and leadership service by the U.S. Achievement Academy. 

Miss Wiedower is a daughter of Ben and Donna Wiedower and a granddaughter of Mrs. James Wiedower Sr., all of Guy. 

10 years ago


Three Mayflower School District teachers were recently honored for their work in the elementary, middle school and high school areas, respectively.

The district’s Teachers of the Year were honored at the annual meeting of the Mayflower Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 13.

For Mayflower High School, Heather Malone won the honors. For Mayflower Middle School, Michelle St. John was named. For Mayflower Elementary School, the teacher was Melissa Parish.

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