From Watermelons to Rocks

Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette October 28, 1976 The Story of Eugene Pearson "We don't know what happened on this earth long ago," Eugene Pearson told us as we gazed at his collection of varied and unusual rocks and petrified wood. We marveled at the beauty of them, and … Continue reading From Watermelons to Rocks

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Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

Written by Edna Liggin Submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin The Gazette February 16, 1978 "The best and only place to live" is the theme of every statement Leon Austin makes about his 80 years of living near Lowery's Ferry, his beloved spot on Cornie Creek. Here is his home, his natural environment, here he still … Continue reading Leon Austin – Woodsman of Old Lowery’s Ferry on Cornie Creek

A Trip to Hot Springs

submitted by Molly Liggin Rankin My daddy, Malvin, drove a school bus and he'd use the bus to haul groups of people to nearby destinations, like Vicksburg MS and Hot Spring AR. Here's a Bernice newspaper clipping about the group he took to Hot Springs, sometime in the late 1930's or early 40's (before WWII)