Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007
Mary Clay Brooks
Guests visit for Ole Miss vs. Alabama football game last Saturday in Oxford
Constance Ann Lanier of Olive Branch, spent the afternoon Monday with Kay and Laura Wheeler, along with visiting with other friends.
Jane Farris’ brother, Johnny Sullivan (a University of Alabama graduate) and his wife, Emelyn, were guests of the Farris’ for the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game over the weekend. Emelyn’s daughter, Glenn Poundstone, is a senior at Montgomery Academy and will be attending Ole Miss in the fall. Daughter Brooke, who is a senior at Alabama, also came with the group.
Patrick and Mary Glen Carlton of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Collier Carlton and Vicki and Walter Webb. While here, they also visited with other family members and friends.
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Amber Brewer and Travis McCraw to wed October 27 at Oxford Church of Christ
Mr. and Mrs. Don Jackson Brewer of Oxford announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Nicole, to Travis Glen McCraw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Dale McCraw of Victoria.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Oxford High School in Oxford and the University of Mississippi. She received her master’s degree from The University of Tennessee in social work.
She is the granddaughter of Corinne Brewer and the late George S. Brewer of Oxford and Annette Parrish of Jackson, Tenn., and the late Lawton H. Parrish of Albany, Ga.
The prospective groom is a graduate of Marshall Academy High School in Holly Springs and attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He is employed by Farm Bureau of Oxford.
He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Gullick of Red Banks, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hutchinson and the late Virgil G. McCraw of Ecru.
The wedding will be at 6 p.m on October 27, 2007 at Oxford Church of Christ in Oxford.
A reception will follow at The Colonel’s Quarters. Family and friends are invited.
Jamie Whitley and Charles Smith to wed December 1 at Central United Methodist Church in Meridian
Mrs. Linda Taylor Whitley and Dr. James Sidney Whitley of Meridian announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Louise, to Charles Robert Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Harry Smith Jr. of Holly Springs.
The wedding will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 at 4 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Meridian.
Miss Whitley is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noxie Jones Taylor of Jacksonville, Ala. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas James Whitley of Sweet Water, Ala.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Meridian High School and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mississippi State University.
While attending MSU, she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and Campus Crusade for Christ.
Miss Whitley is employed by the Rankin County School District and teaches kindergarten at Rouse Elementary.
Mr. Smith is the grandson of Mrs. Mary Frances Smith of Holly Springs, the late William Harry Smith of Holly Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Work of Potts Camp.
The bridegroom-elect is a graduate of Marshall Academy and attended Mississippi State University.
While at MSU, Mr. Smith was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ. Currently, he is employed by Smith Brother’s Construction.
A reception will be held at Union Station following the ceremony.
It’s that time of year again! We are getting ready for the holiday tours. This year we are doing something new as we are having two tours, “Holly Springs Holiday Houses” for the town tour and “Christmas in Marshall County” for the new county tour.
The houses that will be open are incredibly beautiful and it will be a rare treat for those who choose to take the tours. This same group of houses will never be on tour together again.
This year we will have six houses on the town tour and four houses on the county tour. Three of the houses are brand new. The others are antebellum. The houses in town are: Featherston, Polk, Crump, Finley, Walter Place and Livingston. Houses on the county tour are: Tallaloosa, Solitude, Cedar Oaks and Galena Plantation.
Tickets for the tour, if bought in advance, will cost $25 each, but for groups of ten or more the advance tickets will cost $22 each. Advance tickets must be bought before November 24. The week of the tour the cost of the tickets will be $30 each. Tickets for both tours if purchased in advance, will cost $44 each.
Lunch will be served at the Kate Clark Art Gallery. Lunch for the county tour of December 8 and 9 will be served at Kirkwood Golf Club’s dining room. Reservations must be made for both places. Call the museum for details.
The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Christmas parade on December 1 on the square at 5 p.m. A delightful Christmas cantata will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church with the University of Mississippi’s Parlor Music Ensemble on Saturday at 2 p.m. On Sunday, December 2, Marshall Academy will present a cantata under the direction of Chris Mirante. On December 7, 8 and 9, a dinner theatre will be presented by the First Baptist Church choir under the direction of Robert Williams.
Yellow Fever Martyrs Museum and the Ida B. Wells Museum will be open. Kate Clark Art Gallery will be open on Sunday for viewing. Admissions to these museums are not included in the cost of the ticket.
For my radio show “Swanee’s Mississippi Good News Happy Hour” on Thursdays at 2 o’clock, the question this week is the same as last week’s, “What is best about Holly Springs and Marshall County?” Call with your answers to 252-1110. This week we will have political candidate Jim Dunworth, as our guest. He is running for the State Legislature. We will also have Scott Foster, who is running for supervisor of Marshall County. Talented Mitch Stone is our musician of the week and will be there with his guitar. Lucy Carpenter, circuit court clerk, will also be our guest to tell about the state of the county. So join us at AM 1110 on your dial.
Pay our website a visit www.mchmuseum.org or if you have any questions or suggestions email us at marshall email@example.com. The Square Museum is located at 111 Van Dorn Ave., Holly Springs, 662 252-3669.
Preparing for 75th anniversary
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s South Eastern Region is gearing up to celebrate the region’s seventh anniversary in the nation’s Music City capitol, Nashville, Tenn. More than 2,200 members representing the states of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee will arrive in the city October 17-21 to strengthen collaboration, enhance leadership skills and to shine a spotlight on the sorority as it begins its countdown to its national centennial in 2008.
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