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10 Years Ago - June 4, 1998
Lowery chosen to take mission trip to Nepal
Lindsay Lowery, 16, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. David Lowery of Potts Camp, has been chosen to take part in a mission trip to Nepal this summer. Lowery, a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, will leave July 5 and travel to Katmandu, with a team of teens from across the United States. Her father, Rev. Lowery, is pastor of the Potts Camp Charge.
St. Mary’s salutatorian
Lauren Elizabeth Webb of Holly Springs was graduated with highest honors from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in Memphis on May 18. She was salutatorian of her class and received several honors awards. In the fall, Lauren will attend the University of Virginia, where she has been selected for the Echols Scholars program.
Teacher of the year
Ella Isom McFadden, a secondary science teacher at H.W. Byers, was nominated as teacher of the year at the Marshall County Schools “Partner in Hope” banquet on May 7.
25 Years Ago - June 9, 1983
Lanier Hurdle kicks off campaign at local rally
In an old-fashioned political rally on the Marshall County courthouse lawn Friday afternoon, Lanier Hurdle of Holly Springs launched his statewide campaign for the office of secretary of state. The first statewide candidate from Holly Springs in many years, Hurdle called on the people at the rally to get behind his campaign. The enthusiastic crowd came to eat hot dogs and hear a hometown candidate at the first political outing of the year. Mayor Sam Coopwood declared it Lanier Hurdle Day in the city.
VFW Post 5697 elects officers
Officers elected for 1983-84 for Collins-Hurdle Post 5697 VFW are Joe Ridgway, three year trustee; Herbert Beale, judge advocate; Junior Mitchell, surgeon; Danny Tate, chaplain; Boyd Moore, quartermaster; James Holbrook, junior vice; Jake DeBerry, senior vice; and Willie Johnson Sr., commander. Installing officer was Joe Ridgway.
50 Years Ago - June 5, 1958
Saturday night bridge
Mr. and Mrs. Richard French entertained the Saturday night bridge club for its June meeting. Artistic arrangements of lilies and roses decorated the reception room. Mrs. Moultrie Lacey won high score and Mrs. C.C. Stephenson the low score. Miss Ruth Finley was a guest.
Byhalia Wesleyan Guild
The Byhalia Wesleyan Guild held their May meeting Tuesday at the church, with Mrs. Dudley Moore Jr., Mrs. Olen Prather and Mrs. Dave Burrow as hostesses.
WSCS in church meeting
The WSCS met for their monthly meeting at the church on Monday afternoon. Mrs. B.D. Hammond, president, presided. Mrs. Dupre Ragsdale gave a report on the district meeting. Life membership pins were presented to Mrs. Joe Hurdle, Mrs. C.C. Moore, Mrs. W.E. Burgen and Mrs. Harmon Smith, by Mrs. Olin Smith.
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