Old Post Files for April 21
Old Post Files is a regular feature in the print edition of The Vicksburg Post looking back at the top headlines and stories pulled from cataloged copies of the newspaper. Here’s a look back over the decades.
70 years ago: 1950
The Carr Central High School band is in the state festival in Jackson and receives superior ratings in all three events. • The performance of “H.M.S. Penifore” at St. Francis Xavier Academy auditorium receives such an applause it will be presented again at the Grove Street Auditorium.
60 years ago: 1960
A historic marker designating the entrance to the site of the Soldiers Rest where 1,600 Confederate dead are buried is unveiled in ceremonies here. • Services are held for Mrs. Lucille Williams.
50 years ago: 1970
Mrs. Jennie B. Williams of Tallulah dies. • Dr. Boyd Golding is named principal of Cooper High School.
40 years ago: 1980
Lanny Barfield is named the recipient of the 1980 Virgadamo Award at St. Aloysius. • Mary Cynthia Farr is engaged to marry Steven Troy Noble. • Susan Sharbrough is initiated into Delta Delta Delta at Mississippi State University.
30 years ago: 1990
St. Aloysius senior Emile LaGarde is named a National Scholarship Finalist. • Hank McDevitt of the Explosion Effects Division of the Structures Laboratory at Waterways Experiment Station is the speaker at the Rotary meeting.
20 years ago: 2000
Mike Hayes of Nashville plans to develop condominiums in the old downtown YMCA. • Melissa Ellis Bell receives the Lambda Delta Book Award from Mississippi College for maintaining the highest grade-point average.
10 years ago: 2010
Rescuers searched waters off Louisiana’s coast after an explosion and fire on an offshore drilling platform left seven workers badly hurt and 11 missing. • Warren Central High School’s Total Sound show choir will present a variety show for its annual performance. “It’ll be pop, Broadway and we’ll have solos and dancers,” said WCHS choir director Nancy Robertson.
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