Friday, May 22, 2015

Heroes in Our Midst - June 6, 2015

The Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System is celebrating HEROES this summer!

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., 
the McComb Public Library will host "Heroes in Our Midst." Several military veterans will be here to talk about their experiences. Light refreshments will be served.

Please come and show your support for America's heroes!

"Heroes in Our Midst"
McComb Public Library - Meeting Room
Saturday, June 6, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Address: 1022 Virginia Ave. McComb MS
Phone: 601-684-2661, Ext. 6

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"And speaking of which...": Holmesville

 Pike County turns 200 this year!!!!! 

There will be a ceremony in December to unveil a new historical marker at the original courthouse in Holmesville

Bicentennial Celebrations Planned

Blog post about Holmesville, Mississippi 
from the blog "And Speaking of Which..." by Jim Woodrick 

"And speaking of which...": Holmesville: In Pike County, Mississippi, there is a place – now just a ghost town – which was once a thriving center of commerce in the county. The ...

Friday, May 15, 2015

Added to Collection!

@McComb Library

* The Woodville Republican
Volume 5: January 1, 1881 - December 22, 1883
Volume 6: January 5, 1884 - December 26, 1891
Volume 7:  January 5, 1892 - December 28, 1895

Compiled by O'Levia Neil Wilson Wiese

* Compendium of the Confederate Armies - Mississippi
by Stewart Sifakis

* 1890 Genealogical Census Reconstruction - Mississippi Ed. 
Volumes 1 & 2  

by Sherida K. Eddlemon

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Look Back: March 29, 1915

McComb City Enterprise
Thursday, April 1, 1915

Pike County Field Day Contests Attract Large Crowd

Magnolia, Miss., March 29 ---
The annual field day exercises of the Pike county schools were held here Saturday, and attracted a large crowd. All contestants and visitors were entertained at dinner on the high school grounds by the ladies of Magnolia. The repast was served in picnic style. The musical and literary contests were held in the auditorium of the Magnolia High School and resulted as follows:

High school contests: Declamation, Charles Garland, McComb school;
expression, James Huff, Magnolia;
music, Mary Goza, Magnolia;
advanced spelling, Stella Kausler, McComb.

Grammar school contests: Declamation, Frank Goza, Magnolia;
expression, Dorris Lenoir, McComb;
music, Julia Lane, McComb;
spelling, Lillian Venable, McComb.

The athletic contests took place at the Pike County Fair Grounds and resulted as follows:

Senior athletics:
Standing broad jump: Herbert Cain, McComb, first; Enoch Gerald, McComb, second.
100-yard dash: Lucius Pigott, McComb, first; Gus Nelson, McComb, second.
1 mile run: Charles Lewman, McComb, no contest
Running broad jump: Enoch Gerald, McComb, first; Maxey Magee, second.
220-yard dash: Lucius Pigott, McComb, first; L. Brumfield, Silver Creek, second.

Standing high jump: Herbert Cain, McComb, first; John Burkholter and L. Brumfield tied for second place.
Half mile run: Russell Lewman, McComb, first; R. Dale, South McComb, second.
Running high jump: Herbert Cain, McComb, first; Kenna and McDaniel tied for second place.
Pole vault: Ardis Rushing, McComb, first; L. Simmons, Silver Creek, second.
Mile relay race: McComb, first: H. Larson, H. Cain, C. Lewman, and G. Nelson;
McComb second: L. Pigott, C. Gerald, J. Hart, and R. Lewman

Junior athletics:
Boys' 50-yard dash: Sammy Tuminello, Magnolia, first; David Felder, Jones, second.
Girls' 50-yard dash: Mary Ott, Osyka, first; Sallie Jourdan, Magnolia, second.
Quarter-mile relay: Won by Magnolia: George Lambert, Frank Goza, Sammy Tuminello, and Curtis McCormick