Thursday, February 1, 2007
The Deep South Championship Rodeo, produced by J Bar B Rodeo Co., visited the Marshall County Fairgrounds last weekend for two big shows. There were 250 contestants from eight states. This was the sixth rodeo of the year, and there will be 38 in 2007, according to Jerry Bolden. (Below) Youngsters decked out in their western clothing and enjoying the event are (from left) Wyatt Hall, Wylie McMillen and Dylan Melton, all from Potts Camp and students at Mary Reid School. (middle photo) Chad Jaggers of Milledgeville, Tenn., tries to stay atop the not-so-happy bull. (Bottom) Stephanie Skelton of Early Grove participates in the barrel-racing competition on Saturday night.
Photos by Ronnie Day
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 30, 1997
Inmates earn GED
A class of 47 graduates were presented GED diplomas last week at the Marshall County Correctional Facility, signifying that they were now high school graduates. Warden William Henderson is director of programs, Mary Thornton, director of education and teacher is Ras Pickens.
Restoration expert visits
William Seale of Alexandria, Va., was in Holly Springs Monday to consult with Mrs. Lester Glenn Fant III on the restoration of the Clap-Fant Place. In addition to being a historian and the author of several books on historical architecture, he has overseen the restoration of numerous historic properties including four governors’ mansions and seven state capitols.
Marshall County EMRs announce new officers
Marshall County EMR officers recently elected were president, Shane Griffen, vice president, J.C. Pruitt, chairperson Cathy Cartwright, secretary Pat Hollowell and treasurer, Pat Nave.
25 Years Ago - February 4, 1982
New Beta Club
Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy initiated members of its newly organized Beta Club. Members of the Marshall Academy Beta Club were on hand to induct the new members. MA sponsor is Mrs. Donald Crain, sec./treas., Laura York, vice president, Lisa Jenne and president Edward Knight. Officers for the MPCA club are: president, Dana Johnston, vice president William Moore, sec./treas. Melissa Bumpas and Mrs. Sara Hurdle, sponsor.
Barbour bona fide Republican
(Commentary by Paul Pittman) With President Ronald Reagan’s State of the Union address last week came stepped up GOP activity statewide. In the GOP effort to unseat Senator John Stennis, two Republican candidates are now on the scene. Haley Barbour, a Yazoo City lawyer, has told political associates that he is all but certain he will make the race. Barbour, a card carrying Republican, is the first bona fide homegrown Republican to present himself on the statewide scene.
50 Years Ago - January 31, 1957
Fire destroys Sol Cox’s store
The second major fire in two months on the Courthouse square in Holly Springs, destroyed Cox’s Dry Goods Store and the office of Mid-South Cotton Growers Association Saturday night. Faulty wiring is said to have been the cause. Efforts of the firemen and a double brick wall kept the fire from spreading to the adjacent buildings. Mr. Cox’s merchandise was a complete loss.
Two doctors open office in Byhalia
Dr. Billy Hoover MD and Dr. M.V. Harvey MD, of Olive Branch opened a joint office in Byhalia Jan. 12. The two young doctors also have an office in Olive Branch and will continue their practice there. Dr. Harvey is on duty in Byhalia each morning and all day Saturday. Dr. Hoover is on call each afternoon. Mrs. R.H. Beard, the former Joyce Norsworthy of Byhalia, is the receptionist at the Byhalia office.
Beverly Brooks is Betty Crocker winner
Beverly Brooks of Byhalia High School was named The Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow. She received the distinctive “Homemakers of Tomorrow” pin, which is a badge of honor symbolizing that “home is where the heart is.”
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