Thursday, August 10, 2006
Mike, Jacque and Kazemba family along with Anna Owens enjoy stay in Philadelphia recently
Caitlyn Brooks returned Sat. from a two week stay in Clayton, Ga., with her great aunt and uncle, Pat and Charles Wheeler. While in the mountains, she enjoyed canoeing, hiking and most especially, bottle feeding a tiger cub in Cherokee, NC. Pat and Charles stayed with Kay and Laura Wheeler on Saturday night before driving back home on Sunday.
Mike and Jacque Kazemba and children, Hallie, Drew and Will, and Anna Owens, spent Saturday night in Philadelphia. They had a wonderful time and ate in the ball at one of the casinos on the Indian Reservation.
One could not help but notice the front page of the Commercial Appeal on Sunday. An all-too familiar face was shining brightly off the cover. The nightmare the story told was jaw-dropping. We were coming home from vacation the morning Morgan Shaw was found. I would get hourly updates from friends at home. Having lived here almost my entire lifetime, I had never heard of such atrocious behavior from any Marshall County person. It was, and still is, hard to fathom.
Miracles happen, as they have in this case. People help to make miracles happen. I have always been a fan of Holly Springs and Marshall County. Everyone may gripe that folks know too much about your business or grown-ups call to tell on teenagers out doing what they ought not to be doing. That may be true, but look around next time you are shopping. How many familiar faces do you see? How many store owners, clerks and baggers know your name? How many city and county officials do you feel comfortable calling with a problem or concern?
Marshall County and the surrounding areas proved that everyone can pull together. Living in a small chunk of North Mississippi, a tiny spot on a road map, is fantastic when you can live around people who will help you or your family if you need it. After watching everything people did for Morgan and her family, it just reaffirms why I am so proud to live in Holly Springs - the people make it magical.
Gene and my children had a truck problem about three weeks ago on Highway 49S, just out of Magee, in Simpson County. They were all three on the side of the road at 11:45 p.m.. A Simpson County Sheriff’s deputy watched from across the median as Gene tried to push the truck (Caitlyn and Grady in the cab). He then drove off, heading north on 49. Another deputy just rode right by as they sat on the side of this highway. Needless to say, around 2:30 a.m., the Magee police pulled up because, by then, we had a small caravan of vehicles on the side of the road. The police had been working the north side of Magee, so 2:30 was their first opportunity to hit the south end of town. Almost three hours on the side of a highway, well-travelled at that, with two small children...
Needless to say, I shot off a letter to the editor of the Magee Courier about what happened to my family in Simpson County. I naturally mentioned that we have the best sheriff going in Kenny Dickerson and that none of his deputies would allow anyone to sit on the side of the road and not offer assistance. I hope y’all don’t mind this, but I also mentioned that if the folks down south in the city of Magee and the county of Simpson want to see true Southern hospitality, travel north to Holly Springs and Marshall County! There is no better place in the world to be than here.
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Edwards-Moore vows said in May 20 ceremony
Lydia Bronwyn Moore and Scott Lee Edwards united in marriage in an 11 a.m. ceremony on May 20, 2006 at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista, Ark.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thad A. Moore of Bella Vista. Her grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Armond Taylor of Slayden. The groom is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Edwards of Meridian. His grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. T.M. Pierce of Amory and R.J. Edwards of Philadelphia.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal gown of French tulle and tiara satin. Her gown featured a strapless neckline and fitted dropped waistline accented with gold and red floral embroidery embellished with beading. Her bouffant skirt was accented with appliques of gold and red embroidery in a floral design, flowing onto the detachable chapel-length train. Her veil was a single tier of illusion flowing from a comb and accented by a gold tiara enhanced with rhinestones. The bride carried the Bible that her mother and grandmother carried on their wedding days. Her bouquet was given in memory of Opal Foster and was comprised of mini calla lilies and red roses hand-tied with ivory ribbon.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Brook Hale of Potts Camp and Elizabeth Edwards of Meridian served as bridesmaid. Each attendant wore red strapless formal length gowns. The dress bodice was gathered to the side and held by two diamonds. They carried hand-tied bouquets of red roses accented with bear grass.
The best man for the ceremony was Lee Woodall of Starkville and Shaw Moore of Oxford served as groomsman.
The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Thad Moore and Rev. Wayne Edwards, fathers of the bride and groom. Music was presented by Donna Swift, organist. Vocalists were Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Barkley. Program attendants were Candace Ball and Emily Brantley.
Following the ceremony, a reception was given by Dr. and Mrs. Thad Moore in the couple’s honor at Bella Vista Community Church. Guests enjoyed a catered lunch from Copeland’s. Guests also enjoyed a pictorial presentation of childhood memories given by Scott and Lydia Edwards.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents honored the couple with a rehearsal dinner from Famous Dave’s barbecue at Tanyard Creek in Bella Vista.
Following an Alaskan cruise honeymoon, the couple is at home in Starkville, where the groom is a wildlife biologist for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the bride is a second grade teacher at Starkville Academy.
Exyah Anderson to wed Marvin Curtis Aug. 19 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
Exyah Anderson Watkins and Ken Watkins of Mt. Pleasant are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Exyah Michelle Anderson to Marvin Harold Curtis, son of Lesley Curtis of Michigan City.
Miss Anderson is the daughter of the late Tim Anderson of Mt. Pleasant. She is the granddaughter of L.T. Anderson of Mt. Pleasant and Nancy Anderson of Snow Lake, the late Carl Bobbitt of Slayden and Elizabeth Bobbitt of Slayden.
The couple will exchange vows at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church on August 19, 2005 at 2 p.m. A reception will immediately follow.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
Anita Jeffries and Carlos Washington to wed August 19 at Jones Grove MB Church
Bertha Matthews of Holly Springs announces the forthcoming marriage of her sister Anita Jeffries to Carlos Washington.
Anita is the daughter of the late Richard and Martha Jeffries. Anita is employed with Wendy’s of Germantown as shift manager.
Carlos is the son of Earline and Albert Bowens. Carlos is employed with the Holly Springs Utility Department.
The wedding will be held Aug. 19, 2006 at Jones Grove MB Church in Holly Springs at 4 in the evening.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
Mike and Orethia Ward of Bethlehem are the maternal grandparents. Mae Garrison and Kenny Hester of Byhalia and Mike and Sheryl Garrison of Walls are the paternal grandparents.
General Earl Van Dorn’s raid on HS
OK get out those calendars! Mark off Oct. 14. Get your walking shoes ready, your comfortable clothes on, your cameras full of film and come on down to the Museum County Tour.
We are going to retrace General Earl Van Dorn’s famous raid on Holly Springs. We will start out on his surprise attack on our town and trace his footsteps and hoof beats of his horse through the town where he engaged the Northern Army and successfully quelled Grant’s hold on the city. We will visit old sites and homes that were part of this wonderful time in history. Then we will enjoy a Mississippi lunch, maybe with a little entertainment too and then end up up where Van Dorn suffered defeat at Davis Mills. We don’t seem to have enough horses for everyone that will come so we will do this all in the comfort of an air conditioned bus.
Reservations must be made in advance as space is limited, so call the Museum at 662-252-3669 or mail your check to 111 Van Dorn Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635. The cost of the tour is $30 per person and is tax deductible.
Just a reminder — go ahead and mark that calendar! Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the tour. They must be purchased in advance.
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