Thursday, September, 22, 2005


City Personals
Mary Clay Brooks

The family of Millie Bell Rose gathers at local cafe; attending were some hurricane evacuees

Linda Niven of Greenville, SC, has been the guest of May Alice Booker, her aunt, for a while. May Alice is in Alliance Health Care Hospital, room 323, recouping from a recent fall. Well wishes are sent her way!

The family of Millie Bell Rose had a get together last Sunday at City Cafe McA Style. Hurricane Katrina evacuees who attended were Ann Bell and Gil Newman of Gulfport. Other family members who were there were Milton Bell, Brandy Bell, Kelsie and Katelin Bell, also of Hernando, Renee Dowd of Plymouth, Ma., Sharon Stopa and Mathew Stopa of Olive Branch, Tina Edwards, Eric, Erica, Katie and Erin of Senatobia, Roy Cook and Chris Gray of Hickory Flat and Betty Scott, Jerry Scott, Robert Lutrell, Doug, Vicki and Megan Teel and Eleanor Algee, all of Holly Springs. A wonderful time was had by all, as well as a wonderful meal.

To my wonderful friend Rooster - there will never be a time that I won’t pick up a nine iron and hear you in my ear “not so hard, kid, just a little tap.” Fond memories of you will follow me throughout my lifetime.

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Chris and Kelly Miller of Hickory Flat announce the birth of a baby girl, Kaylee Madison. She was born July 27, 2005 and weighed six pounds, one ounce. She was 18-1/2 inches long.

Her brothers, Logan and Andrew Miller and her sisters, Savannah and Kassidy Miller welcomed her home.

Madison’s grandparents are Thurman and Brenda Mason of Hickory Flat; Pam and Tim Pumphrey of Marietta, James and Dee Miller of Waco, Texas.

Great-grandparents are Juett Lee Mason of Hickory Flat; Ken and Violet Eary, Len and Martha Miller, all of Waco. Great-great-grandmother is Fredia West of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Anthony and Alicia Barbour are proud to announce the birth of their son Collyn Anthony Barbour. Collyn arrived August 30, 2005 at 8:14 a.m. weighing six pounds, five ounces. He was 19 inches long. Proud grandparents are Walter and Sandra Barbour and Steve and Shirley Berry. 

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Deadline for first annual White Oak Pageant this Saturday

Saturday, September 24 is the last day to submit your application for the first annual White Oak Pageant to be held on Saturday, October 1 beginning at 4 p.m. at Byhalia High School Gymnasium.

The pageant will feature divisions for boys ages 0-7 and girls ages 0-21. Winners will be presented at the White Oak Festival on Saturday, October 8 (rain date-October 15) on Church Street in Byhalia. We would like to encourage all youth of the area who meet the requirements to enter this fun-filled pageant.

Contestants are judged in Sunday dress for ages 0-8 and pageant dress for ages 9-21. Entrants must have lived in Marshall or DeSoto County for at least one year and must have never been married and never borne a child.

The cost to enter is $25 with an additional $10 entry fee to any of the additional categories of Most Photogenic, Best Dressed, and Talent. A 5x7 or 8x10 photo must accompany entries in the Most Photogenic contest.

Applications are available at most local schools or can be obtained by calling one of the numbers listed below. When completed they may be mailed to White Oak Pageant, 14480 Byhalia Road, Byhalia, MS 38611, or brought by the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce Office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. All questions should be referred to one of the numbers listed below between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Brandy - (662) 838-8147; Ellen - (662) 838-2731, Janice - (662) 838-2806, or Ginger - (662) 838-4289.

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