Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007
Local News Briefs
Swanee’s new radio show debuts Thursday on WKRA
Holly Springs’ own Lois Swanee is hosting a new talk show on WKRA AM 1110 beginning this Thursday at 2 p.m.
She will be interviewing local people from Holly Springs, Marshall County and Mississippi.
The title of Swanee’s show is Swanee’s Mississippi Good News Happy Hour.
All talent will be home-grown with Swanee asking questions and providing her own opinion and callers asking questions to those being interviewed.
Marshall County Historical Museum is sponsoring the show.
Expect to hear a lot of local history, some weather reports, and have your favorite recipe ready when you call.
“We’re gong to be as big as Garrison Keillor, baby,” Swanee quipped. “We may have to move to FM.”
Swanee said her children were hysterical when she told them about her newest endeavor.
“Mama, what’ll you think of next?” they asked.
So anyone who has talent they want to show off is invited to listen to AM 1110 Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. and call Swanee to get on the program.
“This is a very colorful community full of talented people,” she said. “This is the biggest thing that’s happened here in a while. It’s going to be big if I can work it up.”
Swanee can be reached at the museum weekdays at 662-252-3669. Call her with your ideas and offers of support for a new show featuring all local talent.
Forum Thursday focuses on ‘Influence of Music on Kids’
Parents, teachers and community members are invited to an important forum at Byhalia Middle School.
The forum, entitled “The Influence of Music on Kids,” will be held Thursday, October 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Byhalia High School.
Admission is free. No children, please.
White Oak Festival Oct. 13 features food, crafts, more
The annual White Oak Festival in Byhalia is Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. until.
The White Oak Festival is sponsored by and benefits the Byhalia Sports Association. It will be held at the intersection of Highway 309 South and Highway 78. It will feature arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more.
Trail ride October 20 benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital
A St. Jude Charity Trail Ride will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Fitch Farms-Galena Plantation. The ride begins at 2 p.m. and ends at about 6 p.m. A fish dinner will be prepared by Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his crew. There will be live entertainment by Sonny Jackson.
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