April 3, 2008
Patrick and Mary Glen Carltonrejoice over birth of new babies
The weekend of March 15, a group of Holly Springs residents travelled to Nashville, Tenn., for Lauren Webb’s wedding. Those who attended were Kay Wheeler, Bea Green, Linda Stubbs, Robin and Hamilton Seale, Margaret, Margie and Lynn Brown, Bob, Penny, Robert and John Travis Lomenick, Diane Greer, Alec Wittjen and Smitty and Vivian Smith, as well as the bride’s family, Vicki and Walter Webb and Betty Carole Wittjen. Sandra and Bob Reed of Fort Worth, Tx., spent Thursday night with the Webbs and then travelled on to Nashville for the wedding festivities. Those who attended said it was one of the most elegant weddings ever and the bride was simply breathtaking. Congratulations to Lauren and Luke!
A heartfelt welcome to the world goes out to Mary Grace and William Carlton, twins of Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton, who were born last week in Birmingham, Ala. Vicki and Walter Webb and Collier Carlton are their proud grandparents. Congratulations to all!
Guests attending the Arbor Day celebration the March 18 weekend were Katherine Bitzer (Bitzi) Tate from Jackson, Frances Tate Johnson from Tupelo, daughters of Sarah Doxey Greer, who was co-chair of Arbor Day for the Holly Springs Garden Club. The Doxey sisters will be back for Pilgrimage, also.
Jessica Taylor went to Mississippi State for Super Bulldog Weekend. She stayed with Emily Dodson and visited with her brother, Heath Taylor, who are both students at MSU.
Emma Burleson and Will Thomas, both students at Marshall Academy, attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Conference in Olive Branch.
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Miss Mandy Malone to wed Jason Black Saturday at Byhalia United Methodist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Elree Malone of Byhalia are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mandy Lea, to Jason Lawrence Black, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Joe Black of Hagerstown, Ind. The couple will exchange vows on April 5, 2008 at the Byhalia United Methodist Church with reception to follow.
Mandy is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leamon E. Malone of Byhalia and Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Skipper of Sandhill. She is a graduate of Marshall Academy and the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Mandy also attended Mississippi State University for her undergraduate degree, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Miss Malone is a dental hygienist at Ringenberg Family Dentistry in Richmond, Ind.
Jason is the grandson of Irene Black and the late Francis Black of Hagerstown, Ind., and Mary Valentine and the late Franklin Valentine of Bradford, Oh. He is a graduate of Hagerstown High School and Indiana University. He is in partnership with his father in a production and touring company in Hagerstown, Ind.
Following a surprise honeymoon, the couple will reside in Hagerstown.
Locals experience life in the United Kingdom
Carey Crain of Holly Springs recently led a local group to England and Scotland during spring break. The trip was coordinated through EF Educational Tours of Cambridge, Mass. The group included Cora Jean Tomlinson, Sarah Brigance, Mary Ann Autry, Barbara Gilliam, Ecky Leak and Carolyn Thompson.
The group enjoyed learning about the culture, customs and history of England and Scotland. Some of the interesting places and activities included: a walking tour of London with visits to Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Covent Garden; a guided tour of London with visits to Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Piccadilly Circus, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace; a visit to Stonehenge and the city of Bath and the Roman baths; a guided tour of Oxford University; a guided tour of Stratford with visits to Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s cottage, a guided tour of York with a visit to York Minster, a visit to Hadrian’s Wall at Housesteads; a guided tour and walking tour of Edinburgh with visits to the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and Old Town; and a Scottish Ceilidh. The group even ran into Aonghus Weber, the tour director from the 2006 trip to Ireland, at Oxford University.
The group enjoyed everything they saw and did and made some new friends along the way. They all agreed it was one of the best trips ever.
Carey Crain is currently planning the trip for Spring Break 2009 through EF Educational Tours. The plans are to tour “Costa Rica – coast to coast.”
For more information, contact Carey Crain at 662-252-2171, 901-603-1040 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registering for the trip can be done at eftours.com and requesting trip number 469272-G1.
Come join in the fun, as the magic of the world becomes a reality. “EF is a great company to travel with and they guarantee a trip of a lifetime,” says group leader Carey Crain.
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