Thursday, February 15, 2007
Buddy Farris and Steven Gresham initiated into Sigma Nu Fraternity
Charlie and Jane Farris went to New Orleans, La., over the weekend. They watched parades and went to an exhibit at the Ursaline Convent in the French Quarter. The exhibit was mosaics from the Vatican.
Buddy Farris and Steven Gresham were initiated into Sigma Nu Fraternity at Ole Miss.
Patrick and Mary Glen Carlton of Birmingham, Ala., were the weekend guests of Vicki and Walter Webb. While here, they also visited with his father, Collier Carlton, and various friends.
Alexis and Clay Williams of Ocean Springs, were the weekend guests of her parents, Jimmy and Susan Warren. While here, they celebrated the birthday of her grandmother, Dorothy Warren. Happy birthday, Dot!!
Monday afternoon, there was a terrible sight on Salem Avenue - it was a dead cat. Obviously, the poor creature had been hit by a car and either left for dead or (hopefully) died on impact. Understanding that there is a leash law, as lax as it is, in Holly Springs, one might would imagine that folks would keep their animals in their yards or, at best, on a leash.
I looked at this pitiful cat in the road (barely off of the tourism line) for a while, trying to see if I recognized it as being someone’s I would know. I thought I did and immediately called my husband to the scene, shovel in hand. As luck would have it, the cat was not the one I thought. However, my husband did take the time to give him a proper burial with a few kind words with the last shovel of dirt.
I realize Salem Avenue is a busy, busy street, as is Center Street. However, if one hits an animal — stop! Both of these areas are obviously residential. If you hit an animal, it is more than likely someone’s pet and not feral. Do the right thing, folks. Do not be in such a hurry that you kill a family’s pet and a child’s friend and not stop. That is cruel and inhumane. Better yet, slow down when going through a residential neighborhood. Would you stop if you hit a child? Would you be driving so fast that you would think it was an animal only to look in your rearview mirror and see it was a child? Slow it down when going through the streets of Holly Springs. This is not a rat-race town here. If you want to speed, live in Memphis.
Saturday night, I was sitting on the front porch of my home. I saw three cars pull up to the stop sign at the intersection of Center and Chulahoma. I thought they were just going to chat. The next thing I knew, rubber was burning and they were racing across Chulahoma and down Center Street. Three vehicles wide, nearly clipping a homeowner’s vehicle. They got to the next stop sign (a mere block up) and continued their three car race down the hill of Center Street. What if someone had been coming up the hill by the cemetery? They would have been killed by these people!
Adequate speed limit signs need to be posted, especially in residential neighborhoods. The city was doing some street work in front of our home not too long ago. They had to pour new asphalt over the hole they made. I asked if they could put in a speed bump while they were at it. I had forgotten that speed bumps are a sign of the past. What is it going to take to stop people from flying around town like their pants are on fire? What could be so important that you have to hit 50 mph in a one-block radius? Nothing. I guess it is a good thing that no children were out playing Saturday evening when the three cars decided to use Center Street as a drag strip. They could have lost control or, even worse, the children could have inadvertantly stepped over the curb and been hit. How could they not have been when all three vehicles took up the entire width of the street? Once again, this is not a rat-race town. If you want to speed, live in Memphis.
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Sherida Waller and Freeman Faulkner will unite in marraige February 24
Sherida Marie Waller and Freeman Dureall Faulkner, both of Holly Springs, will unite in marriage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2007 at Christ Temple C.O.G.I.C. in Holly Springs.
Ms. Waller is the daughter of Jackie Walker of Austin, Texas and the late Sheila Waller of Holly Springs. She is the granddaughter of Clara Waller, Lucious McKinney and Sid Walker and the late Rita Walker.
She is a 2001 graduate of Holly Springs High School and a 2006 graduate of Northwest MS Community College’s LPN program. She is currently employed at Northeast MS Health Care in Byhalia.
Mr. Faulkner is the son of Stenella Faulkner and Freeman Faulkner. He is the grandson of Dempsey Robinson and Louise Robinson and the late Willie Stinson and Mary Elizabeth Faulkner.
He is currently a student at Vatterott College and anticipates graduating in March with a HVAC AOS degree. He is currently employed at CFI of Holly Springs.
A reception will be held following the ceremony at Oak Palace. Everyone is cordially invited.
Margaret Sing and Christopher Autry to wed March 31 at First Baptist Church
Margaret Elizabeth Sing and Christopher Shane Autry, both of Hickory Flat, would like to announce their wedding engagement.
The bride is the daughter of Neva Sing and the late James Harold Sing, and granddaughter of the late Earl and Thelma Childers of Hickory Flat and the late Vernon and Rosa Sing of Holly Springs. She is a graduate of Hickory Flat Attendance Center and is a teacher’s assistant at Hickory Flat Attendance Center.
The groom is the son of Steve and Connie Autry of Hickory Flat, and the grandson of David and Peggy Clement of Adamsville, Ala., and Herman and Mary Jane Autry of Hickory Flat. He is a graduate of Minor High School, an employee of TCI Automotive in Ashland and a volunteer firefighter with Abel’s Store Fire Department.
The wedding will be held March 31, 2007 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat. Bro. Faron Ash and Bro. Johnny Rakestraw will perform the ceremony. A reception will follow immediately in the church’s fellowship hall.
No formal invitations are being sent. All family and friends are invited.
LaToya Rankins to wed Carlton Cox at Finley Grove MB Church February 25
Takiya Sharda Rankins and JaMarious Montez Cox request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their parents, LaToya Latrice Rankins to Carlton Montez Cox on Sunday, the 25th of February at 2:30 in the afternoon at Finley Grove MB Church.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffery Bryson of Red Banks and Bernice Rankins of Holly Springs.
The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Dorothy Cox of Chulahoma.
The couple would like to invite everyone to share their special vows together.
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