March 20, 2008
Caitlyn Brooks celebrates birthday with dance, groovy food, cake and ice cream
Hank Wheeler was the weekend guest of Laura Wheeler. He also spent time with his eldest daughter, Mary Clay Brooks, and her family, Gene, Caitlyn and Grady.
Shelby and Clay Jones and children, Fort and Mason, of Humboldt, Tenn., were weekend guests of Mary Clay and Gene Brooks and children, Caitlyn and Grady.
Caitlyn Brooks celebrated her 11th birthday in style Saturday night. She was joined by members of her class, as well as other friends, in the home of Kay and Laura Wheeler. DJ Jazzy Gene had music blaring in the garage, which had a black light and strobe lights going. The children enjoyed the dance, groovy food and cake and ice cream. Happy birthday, Caitlyn!
I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend and the bunny hides lots and lots of eggs! As my son told me weeks ago, “try to get those plastic ones.” Apparently last year, I thought we would do the crafty thing and dye our eggs. That is great, if the children find all of them! Several months later, one cropped up that, thankfully, had been hidden outside. Yuck! Happy Easter everyone!
Anna and Wil Summerlin, children of Tish and Jim Summerlin, spent their spring break with their grandmother, Joyce Summerlin and uncles Jeff and Joe Summerlin in Gallatin, Tenn. While there, they went swimming, hiking and shopping.
Leslie Moore, Jr., and his wife, Becky, from Sevierville, Tenn., were in Memphis over the weekend. While there, they spent time with Linda and Fred M. Belk and their children, Fred, Fielding, Jonathan and Tish, as well as with their families. Anna and Wil rode home from their grandmother’s with them.
Meredith and Remy Collins spent most of spring break in Hot Springs, Ark., attending the Rebel race at Oaklawn, among many other activities.
Pam and Hank Thomas enjoyed a long weekend in Atlanta, Ga., where they attended the SEC games. Ole Miss and Georgia, Mississippi State and Alabama and Mississippi State and Kentucky were games that they caught prior the Atlanta Superdome getting struck by a tornado, which ended game play and forced fans and teams alike to evacuate. Games resumed on Saturday on the Georgia Tech campus. Pam and Hank were fortunate and got court side seating for both the Georgia-Mississippi State game and the Tennessee-Arkansas game.
Charlie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, of Starkville, were the weekend guests of his parents, Leigh and Dick Douglas.
Attention any Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy graduates! A reunion of all attendees of M.P.C.A. is in the works for late this summer. Anyone interested in more information, please contact Brandi (Clarkson) Mignard or Stephanie (Bumpas) Russell at email@example.com or call 901.493.8828. Sounds like fun so make your plans now!
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Nevels-Howard vows said in March 8 ceremony at Asbury UMC
Ralph and Martha Howard announce the marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Howard of Holly Springs to Christopher Nevels of Holly Springs, son of Clyde and Dorothy Nevels.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Holly Springs High School, a 2005 graduate of Rust College, where she earned a B.S. degree in elementary education and a 2007 graduate of the University of Mississippi where she earned her M.A. degree in curriculum and instruction. She is employed at Holly Springs Intermediate School.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Holly Springs High School. He has an associate degree in computer aided drafting from Southeast College of Technology. He is employed with Rhodes Retail in Elk Grove, Calif.
They were married at 4 p.m. March 8, 2008 at Asbury United Methodist Church
Couple exchange vows February 14
Yakisha Yvette Thompson and Larry Darnell Harris Jr. were united in marriage on Feb. 14 at Hopewell No. 2 MB Church in Hudsonville. Officiating the ceremony was pastor Danny Kimbrough.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James and Shirley Thompson and granddaughter of Adelle Isom, all of Holly Springs.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Dorothy Harris and the grandson of Ms. Florida Waller, all of Holly Springs.
Attending the bride as maid of honor was Cassandra Washington and as matron of honor was Chawanna Harris-Brooks. Marcades Thompson, sister of the bride, served as junior bride, and Amber Ivy served as flower girl.
LaMarcus Harris, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Following the ceremony, the couple hosted a reception at Annie’s Restaurant in Holly Springs. The guests enjoyed music played by the legendary D.J. “J. Faulk” of Holly Springs. Food and reception decorations were catered by Annie’s Restaurant, and the beautiful five-layered cake and groom’s cake were prepared and decorated by Carlos Franklin of Ashland. Photos were taken by Travis Isom of Holly Springs. M.C. for the night was Nekeva Harris and prayer was rendered by Tracy Jeffries.
The bride is a graduate of Holly Springs High School, Northwest Community College in Southaven and Rust College in Holly Springs, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is currently employed at City Hall in Holly Springs as Deputy City Clerk and Popeye’s in Holly Springs as part-time manager.
The groom is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and Jet Barber School in Memphis, Tenn. He is the owner of His House Barber Shop in Memphis and owner of Trademark Homes, LLC.
The couple will make their home in Byhalia.
They would like to thank family and friends for all the gifts and for taking time out on Valentine’s Day to help them celebrate such a wonderful and special occasion.
Unidentified flying objects
Do you believe in unidentified flying objects? Have you ever seen one? It seems so preposterous to even think that there is such a thing as something from outer space in the air.
Do you remember Pat Williamson? She was my good friend who used to live in Hilltop. She lived here 30 years ago. She told me about seeing UFO’s all the time, so I told her to please call me when she saw one so that I could see it too. One night in the summertime about seven o’clock in the evening she called me and said that she was looking at one by her house right over the park, so I went to her house. There in the north sky was a huge star, it looked like a big version of the evening star but it was in the wrong place. It looked low. Pat said, “Do you see the star? Now look at it through the binoculars!” When I looked at it through the binoculars, I was stunned. The star was actually a cylinder shaped object with windows in a row from one end to the other. The windows were all of different colors and blinking. I could hardly believe what I saw! Then when I took off the binoculars, there in the sky was a big bright star, close to the earth. Pat could discern the space object without binoculars. I went back the next night to the same place at the same time to see the star and it was gone.
Another time I was driving down the super four-lane highway going east on I-20 from Vicksburg to Jackson. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was shining brightly. There, to my astonishment, in the sky to the east was a cylinder-shaped bright bronze space object. As I watched it, it was growing bigger and bigger. As it grew larger, it looked like it was going to land on the road in front of me and it did! Everybody else on the highway kept going as it had landed just beside the road beside a highway intersection. I drove over there and there it was collapsed on the ground. It was a giant weather balloon but on closer inspection, there was a metal box attached to it. On it was a sign that said words to the effect: Don’t touch this box under penalty of the law. Fifty years in jail and a million dollar fine. I didn’t touch it.
A few years ago, unidentified flying objects were everywhere. Many people thought they were hoaxes but I’ve seen two myself. When the first one appeared and landed in New Mexico in 1947, it is said that it definitely was barred from the public and it is said that that is where the first computers came from. Computers are so complex it is mind boggling. Maybe splitting the atom to make the atom bomb also had something to do with it.
In Louisiana by the delta land, the Big River flows by an ancient Indian site called “Poverty Point.” They tell there that the ancient astronauts built this site and that there were another two or three built up river. Also these sites go down through South America on the mountain tops and by the rivers in a line from Canada to Patagonia. On this site in Louisiana was a big mound of earth in the shape of an eagle with spread wings and a head and a tail. The farmer who owned this land tore away half the eagle before the history commission discovered what was happening so the state bought it. Half the eagle is still there. The ancients also built an amphitheater by the river but the river washed half of it away. After the ancient astronauts, the Indians moved in and there used to be Indian artifacts all over. The site is right beside I-20 so it gets lots of traffic. When I was there the people were connecting the ancient astronauts to the Bible and the time of Noah, but I don’t know about that. There’s a lot I don’t know but the ancient astronauts sound phenomenal!
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