October 4, 2010
In 1937, Esther Bindursky of Lepanto (Poinsett County) became the editor and only staff member of the Lepanto News Record, a position she held until her death in 1971. Her journalistic career began when, as a relief worker in the flood of 1927, she provided information to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. By 1930, she was a correspondent for the Memphis paper. Her 1955 photo of a stunned train wreck survivor was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.