Thursday, January 6, 2005


City Personals
By Mary Clay Brooks

Brittany and Thomas Stewart visit grandparents, Tom and Phoebe Stewart

Dr. Alice Buchanan of Auburn, Ala. visited with her mother Frances Buchanan during the holiday season.

Brittany and Thomas Stewart traveled with their aunt, Lea Stewart of Memphis, to Houston, Tex. to visit their grandparents, Tom and Phoebe Stewart. The trio returned on Monday.

Lauren Quick of Byhalia was the guest of Caitlyn Brooks on Saturday.

I hope everyone had a safe New Year’s and look forward to a prosperous and productive 2005.

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Miss Courtney Lemons and Joey Martin to wed

Don and Jan Lemons of Potts Camp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Courtney Lemons to Joey Martin of Columbia. He is the son of James and Cearl Martin.

Courtney is the granddaughter of A.Q. and Bernice Lemons. She is a graduate of Potts Camp High School.

Joey is a graduate of JNA Academy in Foxworth.

The wedding will be held at 10 a.m. on January 8, 2005 at Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

All family and friends are cordially invited.



Shannon and Danyel Johnson Turner are proud to announce the birth of a son, Nolan David Turner. He was born on Nov. 22, 2004 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North MS in Oxford. Nolan weighed eight pounds, 12 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches in length.

Maternal grandparents are Lake and Marilyn Johnson of Waterford. Paternal grandparents are Owen and Bonnie Turner of Byhalia. Nolan’s sister, Alexis Lee and brother, Dalton, are very proud of their new little brother.

By Lois Swanee
Museum Curator

New beginnings for 2005!

Today is a New Beginning Day! It’s 2005 and we are lucky to be alive! Are you filled with New Year’s resolutions? Or are the resolutions like Christmas tree ornaments, something to be packed up for a year or something to be broken? Or are they as old fashioned as Betty Boop? The arrival of the New Year is a wonderful opportunity for self-improvement, renewal, or adventure for what the unknown will reveal to us one day at a time.

My Christmas was wonderful; it even included a beautify baby and made everything great! I got to see 34 of my children - all except one! One of them got engaged, one had to go to Chile to be the best man in a wedding, another new baby is due shortly, and two new girlfriends were our guests. It was all so exciting and I have had “The Vapors” for a few days ever since because of all the excitement and I’ll survive the “Vapors” (which is exactly what that implies - nothing, probably exhaustion.) It’s my favorite time of year.

However, the sheet of ice that had blanketed Holly Springs froze my back door shut and the front door had about three inches of slick ice on the porch and steps. When I finally got out, my car slid sideways down the driveway, then did the same again at Big Star’s parking lot by sliding down the hill but ended up heading the right direction. Then my grandson, Mike, came to chauffeur me around and I was rescued.

Another year means I’m a year older, that’s good considering the alternative! It means that I don’t have a set bedtime, or why thaw when you can eat out, or your secrets are safe with me because I can’t remember them, and my old clothes are back in style.

Old age means: decaffeinated cappuccino (yummy)
Paul Newman is my contemporary
Binge, if I want it
Bell-Bottoms are gone for good
Saving the bone to make soup
Saving sacks, I might need them
The collected works of Cary Grant

Something to ponder is Harry Truman was first elected to the Senate at age 50. Great bonuses come at the end of your life, such as knowing your grandchildren and when they have children, your great-grandchildren, enjoying new and old friends, exciting adventures, (even if it’s watching a great television show). It’s amazing how times have changed. We used to eat dinner at home and go out to a movie. Now, we go out to dinner and come home for a movie or taking a trip to the uttermost parts of the earth or sometimes little trips around home. Marvel at the wonder that comes with each new day.

They say you are as old as you feel, so feel young, think young. Take care of yourself, eat right, sleep enough, and be absolutely sure that you take your selenium every day. It has been discovered that everybody who has cancer has no selenium in his system. Selenium is a cancer preventive and actually is a poison that destroys cancer cells. Selenium won’t cure cancer if you have it but take it before you have cancer so you won’t get it. Doctors are experts at medicine but seldom study diet. Try it; you’ll be glad you did.

On this note, have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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