Thursday, June 22, 2006
latest in Museum news
Have you missed us? We have missed you!
The Marshall County Museum article has been missing from The South Reporter for the last couple of weeks due to the illness of our beloved curator, Lois Swanee. This is to let you know that Mrs. Swanee is recovering well and will be back with us soon.
In her absence she has asked me to keep all our faithful readers up with the latest in Museum news. We have just gotten in several new items for our Mississippi Shop that will be a pleasure to have or give to persons looking for a unique gift or souvenir from Mississippi. Refrigerator magnets make wonderful gifts from children to teachers and parents. We have a good supply. We even have Mississippi salt and pepper shakers that would grace any table, along with new porcelain bells and plates that would be a great item to send to a favorite person.
One of the biggest things that we are offering are Christmas ornaments. I know that it’s a bit early but we have just gotten in these beautiful Christmas ball ornaments in with the Museum logo on them in a festive red with gold print. This would make a lovely gift for those people for whom something different is needed.
It would also be a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree. We are very limited in the amount that we have to offer. Start your Christmas tradition now and get those special ornaments for your family.
We also have a good selection of children’s toys that would be great gifts for birthday parties and little “happys” that would be wonderful to give out as rewards for a job well done at Sunday School or school.
We have note cards depicting the magnificent houses in Holly Springs that you can use as thank-you notes or just for sending a special note to someone. In addition we have Tshirts with the historical Simplot drawing on the front that lets everyone know that you are from Holly Springs.
For those of us that need a little more in the gift department, we have the best selection of books from Mississippi authors that you can find. Some of these books are from people that you know right here in town.
So when you are looking for a gift, think of us. We don’t think that you have to drive all the way to Memphis to get a special gift for anyone. We have what you need right here in the Marshall County Historical Museum on the Square at 111 Van Dorn Avenue and while you are here take a tour of the Museum. After all, it’s your history!
Check out our website: www.marshallcountyhistoricalmuseum.org
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - June 20, 1996
Down Waterford Way
Luncheon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Palmer on Sunday were Amy Mayer of Potts Camp, Blake Palmer of Jackson and Lisa and Zachary Looney. Ann Minor and Maxine Palmer left Friday for Jackson. They picked up Carnell Minor and Cherri Hedglin for a few days’ vacation in Natchez and on to the coast. They returned to Jackson and attended the exhibit, The Palaces of St. Petersburg.
Potts Camp News
Memorial services were held June 10 at the annual Mississippi Methodist Conference in Jackson for Rev. Charles L. Potts and other pastors of the Methodist Church who died last year. Rev. and Mrs. Don Carver attended the conference from here. We welcome our pastor back this year. We love them and enjoy the children very much.
Carey-Mt. Pleasant News
Rev. and Mrs. Jack Gregory attended the Baptist Convention last week in Jackson.
25 Years Ago - June 18, 1981
Supervisors acquire option on Van Dorn Hotel building
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors has voted to take a 30-day option for purchase of the old Van Dorn Hotel building on College Avenue for use as a county office building. It was proposed that the Superintendent of Education’s offices and some other county functions would be moved to the building.
Hugh Rather accepted to dental school
Hugh Henry Rather III of Holly Springs has been accepted to the University of Mississippi Dental School. Rather, a zoology major and chemistry and English minor, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Rather Jr. He is a 1976 graduate of Marshall Academy.
Les James of Hapeville, Ga. and a former resident of Marshall County, received a plaque of appreciation from The South Reporter editor Walter Webb for contributing his recollections of Marshall County in his weekly column “Les James Remembers.” Les is visiting in Marshall County this week, staying with Mr. and Mrs. Dallas King in their museum in Potts Camp.
50 Years Ago - June 21, 1956
Post office first class; new parcel post rates
Business in the Holly Springs post office has increased to the extent that effective July 1 it will be classed as a first class post office. Rules and regulations will be changed to conform to the new classification.
Bishop Duncan Gray to preach at Episcopal
Bishop Duncan M. Gray, Episcopal Bishop of Mississippi, will preach Sunday at the Episcopal Church in Holly Springs. Confirmation services will be held.
Polio vaccine available; four polio deaths in state
“With polio vaccine now available for all children from 0-19 years of age without cost from the health department, there is no reason for any child in Marshall County to be without this vital protection,” Dr. R.L. Wyatt said. In the last two weeks, almost one case per day of polio in the state of Mississippi has been reported. Four have resulted in death; with one in critical condition. None of the cases reported had received the vaccine.
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