November 22, 2007
Rust College Founder’s Parade
Rust College held its 141st Founders’ Weekend in early November. Activities included bell ringing at Asbury United Methodist Church, Miss Rust coronation and ball, reunion class meetings, the founders’ parade, the concert of bands, an alumni awards banquet, the homecoming basketball game between the Bearcats and LeMoyne-Owen, the president’s breakfast, the founders’ brunch, a memorial service at the A.C. McDonald gravesite in Hill Crest Cemetery and the founders’ convocation. The big parade, enjoyed by young and old alike, marched through the streets of downtown Holly Springs Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Rust College band leads the parade.
The Panther mascot from Holy Family shares smiles with youngsters along the parade route
Lil’ Mr. and Miss Latter Rain, Jakolby Bailey and Znya Coleman, toss candy to the crowd.
Holly High band member Markeydious Lash plays the tuba.
Bianca Kilpatrick, with the Holly Springs High School band, performs.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - November 20, 1997
Gresham named Rotary Fellow
S.B. (Tubby) Gresham was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Holly Springs Rotary Club in a ceremony last Wednesday. Gresham, who has been in the club the second longest of the members, was joined by his family, Frances Gresham, Steve Gresham, Anita Gresham Barnett and Greg Gresham.
Holly Springs native receives national award in journalism
Holly Springs native Cynthia Jeffries, a reporter for The Delta Democrat Times in Greenville, received a coveted First Amendment Award Saturday from the Society of Professional Journalists during their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. She is the first Mississippian to ever receive The First Amendment Award. The award recognizes and applauds Jeffries’ dedication to preserving the right of the press to report public events. She faced a jail sentence in order to uphold that right. Jeffries is a 1985 graduate of Potts Camp High School and a graduate of Jackson State University. She is the daughter of Lavora Jeffries and the late Marion Jeffries. She was one of only two First Amendment Award winners this year.
25 Years Ago - November 25, 1982
What does Thanksgiving mean to you?
Ben Dunagan: We are fortunate to be one of the eight nations in the world that produce more food than we need. God has blessed us greatly, both materially and spiritually. The combination of the two blessings is what I am grateful for.
Mary Doxey: I guess every day should be a Thanksgiving Day, but I’m glad we have a day set aside to have it. Personally, I’m thankful I have faith in a good Lord who gives me more than I’ll ever give Him. This part of the year my friends mean more to me than ever. I’m thankful for them ever so much. And I’m particularly blessed with a family of three daughters, a son, eight grandchildren, four sisters and a brother.
Joseph Ford: Originally Thanksgiving was for the corn harvest of the Pilgrims. Today we tend to go more commercial than what is needed. To me, we must stop and give thanks to the Lord for what He has given us --- a completion of yet another harvest year.
Elizabeth Stewart: Thanksgiving means much more to me than just a holiday and a chance to eat good food. Thanksgiving means being thankful for my country, my home, my family, my health and most of all my friends.
50 Years Ago - October 17, 1957
15 years with telephone company
Mrs. Sidney J. Morgan and Mrs. Julia S. Smith observed their 15th anniversary with Southern Bell Telephone Co. Both Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Smith began their careers in the traffic department in Holly Springs and have worked continuously here. They were presented pins and Miss Ava Devine, chief operator for the company, gave them a supper Tuesday at Johnny’s Cafe.
Good things for Thanksgiving - Liberty Cash Grocery advertisement
Large head lettuce, 15¢; cranberries, 21¢ lb.; oranges, 5-lb. bag, 35¢; Ocean Spray cranberry sauce, 22¢ can; School Day peas, Size 4 can, 16¢; biscuits, 10¢ can; Miss Liberty oleo, 45¢ lb.; fat back, 19¢ lb.; Maxwell House coffee, 1-lb. bag, 86¢; hen turkeys, 45¢ lb. Frozen food lockers for rent. Call 193 for free delivery.
The Holly Springs Federal Compress reports 18,500 bales received as of 12 noon Tuesday.
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