The original publication from 1979 reads: " ‘I am glad to be back in Greensburg,' said Dr.Jimmie Varnado. The sentiment is shared by many people in St. Helena Parish who have been concerned for some time about the shortage of doctors in St. Helena Parish. Dr. Varnado returned to Greensburg on July 1 to begin the full-time practice of family medicine after spending 12 years on active duty in the army. The 33-year-old doctor is the son of Mrs. Jennie C. Breeden and stepson of Mr. Laurie Breedom of St. Helena Parish. He was raised in Liverpool in north St. Helena Parish. His wife is former Peggy Gray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gray, of St. Helena Parish. The Vardados have three children; Anjanette, Angela and Jason. The Varndos are members of Days United Methodist Church. Dr. Varnado graduated from LSU School of Medicine in 1971 and interned at Fitz-Simmons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He had two years of family practice residency training at Martin Army Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. After completing his residency training he was appointed as chief of the family practice residency training program at Martin Army Hospital. He is board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Varnado is presently sharing Dr. Stringer's office and has the same office hours as Dr. Stringer. As his practice increases he said he will probably extend his office hours." PHOTO CUTLINE: Dr. Jimmie Varnado, right, shares office space with Dr. Stringer in the practice of family medicine in Greensburg.

Each week, we’ll take a look back at photos published in The Echo. The feature photo for this week’s Echo’s From the Past is from the Aug. 8, 1979, edition of the St. Helena Echo.