Published 10:00 am Monday, May 19, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

A son is born to Ensign and Mrs. F.W. Atkinson.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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Jack Hirscenhofer receives scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a Court of Honor held here.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mitchell announce the birth of a daughter Perri, on May 12. • Mrs. W.W. Geddings is installed as president of the Vicksburg Chapter, American Association of University Women.

40 Years Ago: 1974

Mr. and Mrs. Seneca Swimme attend the funeral of Mrs. Lucy Derryberry Holland in Fordyce, Ark.

30 Years Ago: 1984

James L. Strawn Jr. dies.

20 Years Ago: 1994

The members of New Mount Elem Church celebrate the church’s 104th anniversary. • Attorney General Mike Moore speaks at the Porters Chapel Academy graduation.

10 Years Ago: 2004

Another plan to rescue Beulah Cemetery is in the works, this one aided by legislation allowing public money to be spent in the private graveyard.