March 27, 2008
Family and friends come from near and far for Easter weekend
Beverly Fitch and daughter, Shelby, of Olive Branch, Jenny and Christopher Cupp and daughter, Emma Grace, of Olive Branch were Easter guests of Becky Cupp.
Congratulations go out to Dorothy Warren on becoming a great-grandmother! Alexis and Clay Williams, of Ocean Springs, welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the fold on Friday.
Cathryn and Bradley Douglas, of Starkville, were Sunday guests of her parents, Mark and Maia Miller.
Caitlyn Brooks, Jake Jones and Lauralee and Tucker Fant joined the First Presbyterian Church on Sunday during the Easter service, which was performed by Rev. Milton Winter.
Michelle and Jack Hagins, of New Albany, visited with Nancy and Ki Jones and children, Jake and Mary Neely, Sunday for Easter.
Happy belated birthday to AGB, who flipped a number on Saturday. Isn’t it grand to be young?
Kate and John Green and children, Jack, Henry and Mary Bea, of Washington, DC, were visitors of Bea and Jimmye Dale Green over the weekend.
Katy and Chris Barbour, of Nashville, Tenn., were guests of Margaret Ann and Norbert Barruel for the weekend.
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Brittany Hullett and Fred Holland to wed April 5 in Olive Branch
Marvil and Brenda Young and Mark and Teresa Hullett announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany B. Hullett of Byhalia. to Fred L. Holland of Holly Springs, the son of Jesse and Yvonne Holland.
Brittany is the granddaughter of Ida Green.
Fred is the grandson of the late Fred and Thelma Holland and Richard and Lou River Boga.
The ceremony will be at Fountain Inn Bed and Breakfast in Olive Branch at 4 p.m. on April 5, 2008.
All family and friends are invited.
Kelly Smith and Joseph Carter to unite in marriage March 29
Joseph Carter and Kelly Smith will be united in marriage on March 29, 2008.
Kelly is the daughter of Teresa Smith of Barton and Jimmy Smith of Byhalia.
Joseph is the son of Travis Carter of Southaven and Kathy and Mike Owens of Victoria.
The couple will wed March 29 at 3 p.m. at their home in Barton, with a reception immediately following.
Carlos Cowan and Courtney Gentry of Memphis, Tenn., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Carcyn Julianna Rai Cowan, born Feb. 23, 2008 at Baptist Hospital for Women in Memphis. She weighed five pounds, eight ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Dr. Cynthia A. Gentry of Memphis. and the late George Ray Gentry; great-grandparents are Houston Holmes and the late Annie Holmes.
Paternal grandparents are Cathy Cowan and Rickey Matthews of Holly Springs (this is the first grandchild) and the late Curtis Cowan. Great-grandparents are Addie Roberts of Holly Springs and the late Richard Dortch, Bessie Cowan and the late Cliff Cowan of Holly Springs.
Also welcoming Carcyn home is her aunt Chanin Gentry and great-aunt Diane Holmes.
Welcome home Maggie Lynn Teel
Mr. and Mrs. Colter Teel are proud to announce the birth of their little baby girl, Maggie Lynn Teel. She was born Nov. 27, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. Maggie Lynn was three months premature, weighing only one pound, four ounces. She was 12-1/2 inches long.
She finally arrived home on March 7, 2008, after being in the neonatal intensive care unit for 103 days. Many of her family and friends were there to greet her. Among them were grandparents, Barry and Karen Thomas and Doug and Vickie Teel; great-grandparents Eleanor Algee, Syble Teel, Mutt and Patsy Bolden, Charles and Juanita Thomas.
The family would like to thank everyone for the many thoughts and prayers for their little miracle.
It’s a boy...
Clay and Alexis Warren Williams from Ocean Springs welcome the birth of a new baby boy, Warren Lewis Williams, born on March 21, 2008.
Warren weighed 9 lbs. 1 oz. and was 21-3/4 inches long.
He is welcomed home by his grandparents Jimmy and Susan Warren of Holly Springs; and Mickey and Karen Williams of Ocean Springs; and great-grandmother, Dorothy Warren of Holly Springs.
“Hey, I have a wonderful idea”
Hey! I have a wonderful idea! Attracting tourists is like a new industry but we have to build something for them to see. I have a wonderful idea to promote the economy in Holly Springs. The new fairground on Highway 7 North is the perfect spot for a new attraction. Let’s build a new “old” town and begin with a log cabin with a dog trot in the middle and let’s furnish it with primitive furniture. Most people have never been in a log cabin like this before.
In the furnishings, let’s have coal oil lamps, wash tubs and rub boards, iron irons (that’s how ironing got it’s name. They are made of solid iron.) Let’s have furniture made of tree limbs, tin dishes, iron skillets and pots.
Then let’s move an antebellum church to the site to be used again on this new ground and use it for worship services for tourists. Have old hymnals and maybe an organ to make it authentic.
Next, we need a one room school house complete with desks and chalk board. We should paint it red to make it outstanding.
Revenue could be made if we have an old fashioned general merchandise store where people can buy things including real crackers from a barrel and hoops of cheese and jars of big dill pickles. This whole project can employ many people.
Have the forestry department plant trees to beautify this. A facsimile of a white columned mansion could be added and furnished if need be and would be added fun for people to see.
Plant a sample of our crops around this new town. Plant cotton and maybe a few rows of brown cotton that they grew for servant clothes. However, I don’t suggest that because it might cross pollinate and ruin the white cotton. Plant sugar cane and milo. Have an herb garden close to the log cabin.
We could also plant crops such as soybeans, cane sugar, sorghum and maybe a sorghum mill to make some sorghum molasses.
Erect a Civil War encampment on the site. I know nothing historic happened on this site but we’ll make new history here. Have reinactments here. Have dug outs and parapets (even buy a cannon to sit on it). Have a lookout tower. Oh, it could be marvelous. Around this whole, wonderful, new, little town have walking rails, like nature trails.
Now it would be a real draw for people to see. I would say allow volunteers and retirees to help with this. There are lots of retirees looking for something to do.
The new fairground is not new anymore but it is truly a wonderful and useful facility. The Tennessee Walking Horse Show was held there last Saturday night and it was incredible! There were 223 entries of gorgeous horses. People came from states as far away as Illinois and Texas.
How’s that for a little tourism?
Come see the Square Museum at 111 Van Dorn Ave. or visit us at our website at www.mchmuseum.org. Got a question? Email us at marshallcomuseum@ bellsouth.net.
Don’t miss Swanee’s Good News Happy Hour on Thursdays at 2 p.m. and hear it repeated on Saturday mornings at 10 o’clock. It is on WKRA 1110 AM on your radio dial. This week’s guest will be Mitch Stone Jr. with his magical guitar and he will play Mississippi music. The Rev. Beidenhorn, newcomer in this area, Methodist preacher from the Byhalia area, will be our guest to talk.
Holly Springs Pilgrimage royalty will be our guests to tell about the upcoming Pilgrimage. Queen Caitlin Callicutt and escort William Thomas Patton, Jr. and Queen Erika Regan Murphy and escort Tyler Gregory Childers are the chosen ones this year to lead the Pilgrimage.
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