March 13, 2008
Classmates help Peyton Thomas celebrate 12th birthday with pizza party
Peyton Thomas, son of Pam and Hank Thomas, celebrated his 12th birthday last week. All of his classmates were treated to a fun-filled party held at Incredible Pizza in Cordova, Tenn. Happy birthday, Peyton, and many more!
Kada and Chris Stephenson and children, Parker and Peyton, recently returned from a weekend trip to Ft. Worth, Tx. The Stephensons enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the Traildust Steak House, which houses a two story slide. Also going were Charlotte Farris and daughter, Vicky; Jennifer and Greg Barkley and daughters, Bailey and Taylor. The girls enjoyed sliding and then dancing afterwards!
The Marshall County Hip Hop Junior and Senior Squads competed in the America’s Best Dance and Cheer Competition in Ft. Worth. The Junior Squad brought home third place and the Senior Squad brought home fourth. Congratulations to the girls for competing and placing, as they were up against numerous squads, all from the Texas area.
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Hall-Monsour vows said in October 27 ceremony at Raymond United Methodist
Jamie Elizabeth Monsour and Justin Lee Hall were united in marriage on October 27, 2007, at the Raymond United Methodist Church in Raymond. The Rev. Randy Bynum officiated at the double ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Randall Rucker of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Lee Monsour of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Vernon Clyde Muse of Raymond, and Mrs. Eddie Monsour of Meridian.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Murrah Hall of Potts Camp and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cooper of Potts Camp, and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hall of New Albany.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Abby Pate Julian. The bridesmaids were Katie Olgetree Black, Amy Larie Hall, Becky Rachel Holt, and Rachel Catherine Rucker. Kayla Lee Monsour served as junior bridesmaid and the flower girls were Anna Beth Hudspeth and Aubree Elise Lambert.
Larry Hall, father of the groom, served as best man. The groomsmen were Paul Albrecht, Joshua Cooper, Jody Edwards, and Chris Monsour. Matthew Cooper, Everett Cooper and Daniel Hall served as ushers.
Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Jackson’s Camp in Ridgeland. The guests were entertained with live music and enjoyed a variety of foods in the courtyard. The wedding cakes were showcased in the Conservatory. The bride’s three-tiered cake had layers of vanilla and strawberry and was accented with fresh ivory roses. The groom’s chocolate cake featured cattails and a hand carved mallard, as the groom is an avid sportsman.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner featuring traditional southern fare at the Dupree House in Raymond. Guests viewed a video presentation highlighting memories of the bride and groom growing up and their courtship. Following the rehearsal dinner, the bride’s grandparents hosted a small social gathering at their home in Raymond for family, wedding party and out-of-town guests.
The couple honeymooned at a private resort on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. They now reside in Byhalia where the bride is an associate with Myers Graves Law Firm in Hernando and the groom is the project manager of Chickasaw Trails Utilities Service in Marshall County.
Miss Holly Harris and Dustin Wood to wed June 28 at University Presbyterian Church
Mr. and Mrs. Tracy L. Harris III of Parker, Co. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Holly Elizabeth Harris, to Dustin Blake Wood, son of Tod and Kathy Wood of Seattle, Wash. The couple will be married June 28 at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle.
Miss Harris is a 2003 graduate of Ponderosa High School in Parker. In 2007 she graduated with honors from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in English/creative writing and a minor in Spanish. She is employed as children’s ministry coordinator at University Presbyterian Church.
She is the granddaughter of the late Jeanne J. Harris of Red Banks.
Mr. Wood graduated in 2003 from Christian Academy of Guatemala in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is a 2007 honors graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in language arts/elementary certification. He teaches third grade in the advanced placement program of Seattle Public Schools.
Jasen and Lana Hughey of Nashville, Tenn., are proud to announce the birth of their son James Roman Hughey. Roman was born January 30, 2008 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. He weighed seven pounds, nine ounces and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Lonnie and Judy Sproles of Byhalia. This is their sixth grandchild.
Paternal grandparents are James and Mae Hughey of Red Banks; this is their first grandchild. Great-grandmother is Bertie Price of New Albany; this is her 15th great-grandchild.
Stacey Taylor of Potts Camp proudly announces the birth of her son, David Cole Taylor. He was born Feb. 20, 2008 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford. He weighed six pounds, eight ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are David and Candy Taylor of Potts Camp. Great-grandparents are Ralph and Thelma Taylor of Potts Camp, Shirley Pannell of Potts Camp and George Rhea of Booneville.
Also welcoming Cole home is his Aunt Ashley.
Way back when....
When I was growing up, this was the perfect place in the world to live. We didn’t have too many restraints and we were nice children. We all went to Sunday school and church and practiced the Golden Rule. We had parties at all the churches and everybody came regardless of church affiliation. Presbyterian parties were the best!
We had skating parties and skated all over town. We couldn’t do that today or we would break our necks on the broken sidewalks. We could skate then as the streets were new and there wasn’t much traffic.
I grew up during World War II and gasoline was rationed. In order to buy gas you had to have a stamp. Each family was allotted about 10 gallons of gas each for a month so there wasn’t much wasting gas riding around. However, we car-pooled. There were no safety belts; they were only on airplanes, so we crammed numerous bodies into a car. The swimming pool closed for the duration of the war and that hurt so we had to do our swimming in Spring Lake (Wall Doxey Park) and we had numerous picnics there and dances in the pavilion with the nickleodoeon. We also used Chewalla Park at that time. Both parks had just been finished by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) but the CCC had served it’s purpose at the beginning of World War II and it was dissolved at that time. Men got employment in the Army or Navy then. I remember I discovered the cure for the common cold at Chewalla. We went out there for a picnic and I had a terrible cold. We decided to walk around the lake then. Now it isn’t possible but it was then. When I got back from that trek, my cold was gone. So exercise is the secret.
There were many service men in and out of town as they bivouacked here. Most were from Camp McCain and we had a USO up over Levy’s (Linwood’s) store.
On rationing, tires were rationed as there was no rubber to make them. All the rubber went for the war effort. When your tires wore out, you patched them again. Sugar was rationed. Only ten pounds per family. It made Christmas hard. Also, don’t ask me why, there was no butter available and oleo margarine was invented. I visited Aunt Annie (the late Bert Bond’s mother) and she asked me to mix the margarine. Vegetable oil hardened and was pure white so a capsule of yellow coloring was worked into it.
For our senior trip in the spring, we rode on the train to Memphis. There was no air conditioning so we could put up the window if need be. We were going to a picture show and spend the day in Memphis, then we came home on the train before dark. I remember when the train was traveling by the community of “Miller” the train was up on high tracks. The fields around the tracks were flooded. That was dangerous but we didn’t know it.
One diversion in Holly Springs was meeting the trains to see who was getting off. Troop trains traveled through all the time. Huge convoys of soldiers were sent here by trucks to catch the train that was to carry them to their destiny. I remember how sad it was.
On rationing, in order to have a bicycle, bikes were rationed and it took a special act of the rationing board to buy a bike. Babies had no rubber balls as they were made with rubber. Coffee was imported so you only received ten pounds a month. There were no new cars as the car factories were making army tanks. Your old car had to last. When I was younger, in the 1930’s, all the cars I remember were black. The first white car in town belonged to John Paul Hurdle. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to come home from the war.
Lisa Cole guest on Happy Hour
Swanee’s Good News Happy Hour will be on WKRA 1110 AM on your radio dial on Thursday at 2 p.m. The program this week will be on spring, the Ides of March, and St. Patrick’s Day.
Guest will be Lisa Cole, who will tell us about the horse show coming up this Saturday. Don’t miss it!
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