Thursday, March 15, 2007
Caitlyn Callicutt competes in cheerleading competition; squad receives third place
Get well wishes go out to Leigh Douglas, who is recouperating at home. She had back surgery last week and is now on the road to recovery.
Randy Douglas of Demopolis, Ala., was the weekend guest of his father, Dick Douglas. He also visited with Christy and Keith Owens and their family while in town.
J.J. Tutor and children, Patsy, Mitch and Grace, of Hattiesburg, were the guests of her parents, Donnie and Martha Mitchell, over the weekend. They also visited with Jamie Brigance and sons, Stevie and Drew, as well as other friends.
Edwin and Ann Callicutt made a trip to San Antonio, Texas, to watch Caitlin, their granddaughter, compete in the ASC National Cheerleading Championship competition held March 3 and 4, in which Caitlin’s squad took a third place trophy to complete their competitive cheerleading season.
Remember your English teacher pounding into your head, “never use a preposition at the end of a sentence?” Well, none rang more true than when we visited the zoo on Monday. There was a couple sitting on a park bench. Naturally, we all struck up casual conversation. In the midst of the talking, the lady asked, “Where’s the aquarium at?” Without a moment’s hesitation, my mother quickly retorted, “Between the a and the t!” We were mortified that she had said that, but apparently she did not say it loudly enough for the lady to hear. She kept asking her friend why we were all laughing! Come to find out, Momma thought that my sister, Laura, had asked the question (knowing she knew better) and that is why she answered that way. So folks, remember not to end any sentence in a preposition, especially “at,” because you never know who is going to correct you out in public!
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Golding’s work on exhibit
On August 29, 2005, a monstrous storm came ashore leaving behind enormous destruction beyond belief. The National Museum of Women in the Arts pays tribute to this tragic event from March 9 to May 28, through Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember: Photographs by Melody Golding.
The more than 50 photographs offer personal insights into life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. Through a rich collage of images and stories, the exhibition documents the tempest’s initial overwhelming devastation, followed by the determination of Mississippi’s inhabitants to endure and prevail.
Noted Vicksburg photographer Melody Golding came to the Gulf Coast as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, bringing supplies and a desire to help. Her unique sepia-toned photographs, as well as a video diary, of her year-long sojourn along the coast are stunning and powerful in their simplicity.
Her eye witness account of Katrina’s wake and its impact upon coastal residents from Pearlington to Pascagoula, is accompanied by stories written by survivors of the storm. The writers are friends and members of the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many are artists. In the early days of the catastrophe, despite desperate circumstances and with great generosity of spirit, these women recorded their experiences with a broad diversity of voices.
Although the physical and psychological ordeal of Katrina has not yet ended, this exhibition presents a new chapter in the history of Mississippi women, a unique account of reclamation, resolution, and recovery.
“I try to capture in my work a sense not only of timelessness, but of grace. To convey an observance of order out of the usual chaos of visual forms. God has given me this gift to share in what I see in this world as a patient and ardent observer, and also a participant in what I see - the camera being the conduit of expression in my photography, the palette knife in my painting.”
A solo exhibition of Melody’s work ‘Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember’ opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, March-May 2007. Fifty sepia toned silver gelatin prints and unique large imbue prints will be exhibited along with hours of black and white streaming video Melody has taken spanning from September 2005 to August 2006.
This comprehensive exhibition and unique photographic journal, with its stunning sepia photographs of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina forms the basis of the book entitled ‘Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember’ to be published by the University Press of Mississippi in May 2007. Included are essays by noted authors Ellen Gilchrist and Mary Anderson Pickard. This book will join Melody’s photographs of the storm’s aftermath with the stories and reflections of those who lived through it. A compelling component of this exhibit is the interspersed text of poignant phrases drawn from the book.
A solo exhibit of Melody’s work, “Stark Exposures: Images of Katrina”, opened at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art on June 1 and continued through August 16, 2006. This was the first exhibit about Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
As Melody documented the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, some of her photographs were featured in The Royal Photographic Society Awards Journal, London, October 2005. She is a member of The Royal Photographic Society, London.
The Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson has included Melody Golding’s work in the permanent collection, and her photography is in numerous other collections and historical museums. Melody’s work was chosen for inclusion in the Texas Photographic Society 21st Annual Members Only Show which exhibited in San Francisco, California and Houston Texas in the spring of 2006. She has shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. on several occasions at the annual Spring Gala.
Melody has documented complex architectural wonders and the natural environment, as well as preserving moments in the incredible lives of others on four continents.
Sharing her vision is her goal. Melody lives in Vicksburg with her husband and sons. She is the daughter of Lois Swaney of Holly Springs.
A cause to celebrate
Holly Springs and Marshall County is celebrating a 170th and 171st birthday on Sept. 8, 2007. We have cause to celebrate! Think of the early settlers creating and planning this town and county so long ago. Imagine those town characters walking and living in these same streets!
We have cause to celebrate since they made us a wonderful utopia of sorts in which to reside and rear our children.
So, you are needed to help with the preparations. Clubs and individuals and donors are needed. We can’t have a party without preparation and planning. The name of the party will be “Historama Extravaganza Birthday Celebration.” Actually, there’s no such word as “Historama” but now there is, and “Extravaganza” says it all. This celebration will beat the centennial in 1936 when everyone pitched in and made it great. Everything on the agenda can be changed by adding to or deleting except the date of Sept. 8. That is when the bird crowd comes to town for the Audubon Hummingbird Festival and when the flock is in and it is when we need to celebrate.
The Marshall County Historical Museum will be the sponsor with the help of the Tourism office and you. Look at this first draft of the plans.
It will take place on the square, which will be partially roped off. There will be a flea market (crafts and antiques), a pet show and contest (bring your pets, any kind will do.) A doll show (really.) Also, we will have an amateur talent contest so practice up your skills and the winner will represent us in the Mid-South Fair. There will be a beauty contest for all ages and it would help if you have a talent. (We plan to have local bands playing all day.) The winner will be in the Miss Mississippi Pageant next summer.
Walking tours of the historic district and the cemetery will be given the whole day (that’s what it is all about). You know the whole town is on the National Register. There will be a Hummingbird Garden Tour and a history tour of the depot and Salem bridge. Local churches and museums will be open. A Civil War encampment will be in Spring Hollow Park and we are inviting the Indians to have a pow-wow there too (they haven’t accepted yet.) Included will be cake walks, bull frog races, sack races, buggy and wagon rides.
We are reaching out to include Wall Doxey Park and Chewalla (both bird havens).
Another reason we are doing this is to clean up and fix up the town. We want to be proud of it and spur the Square businesses with a shot in the arm. We want recognition for the town and county. Let’s show the world how great we are. Let’s all dress in costume to be unique and, fellows, grow your beards.
On weather that day we are depending solely on the Lord and the almanac, which says it will be clear and sunny. That’s the best we can do. Sounds perfect, but lots of work. We need your help.
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