January 17, 2008
Mary Clay Brooks
Betty Moore hosts family dinner
Anne Kieffer and Will Carson of Memphis, Tenn., were the weekend guests of their grandparents, Bea and Jimmye Dale Green.
A warm welcome goes out to JB’s Restaurant, who has now moved to the square! What a fantastic thing to have life back on the square once again in the form of a nice, sit down restaurant. Looking out to see the hustle and bustle of folks lining up to get in there for breakfast is a great thing, not to mention the business lunch crowd! You can hardly stir the people with a stick at any of the three major mealtimes in JB’s.
That corner holds so many memories for all who have lived here forever. Growing up, one could walk in during the breakfast rush and find the long table in the middle of the cafe’ crowded with some of Holly Springs’ more spirited men, carrying on conversations about this and that, with a cloud of smoke looming overhead. It was invigorating just to catch a glimpse of all of them - almost Norman Rockwell, well, except for the smoke!
It is great that JB and his crew have revitalized a Holly Springs icon on the corner. Congratulations on your venture and may you have years upon years of great food and even better “regulars” who really bring a place to life!
Betty Moore of Holly Springs had a house full of family for Christmas dinner. Guests were Karen Holley of Hernando, Pat, Gracie and Philip Woods of Byhalia, Jessica Woods, Kevin and Lane Hughes of Byhalia, Patrick, Amy and J.P. Woods of Jackson, Teresa Clarkson of Olive Branch, Dustin and Cayden Clarkson of Holly Springs, Jesse, Rachel and Dani Coop of Barton.
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Tune into WKRA AM 1110 on your radio this Thursday at 2 p.m. Swanee’s Mississippi Good News Happy Hour this week will be talking to Dr. Kenneth Williams as a guest telling about the medical profession. The music of the first country singer, Jimmie Rogers, from Meridian will be featured also. But I’m warning you, the music is absolutely beautiful; it might make you cry on my Good News Happy Hour show.
Winter stories and history stories and January poems will be told.
Happy New Year; new resolutions given
Happy New Year to the beloved people of Marshall County and Holly Springs! We can look back now over the past year. Some of it was great, some not so great, but now we are at the threshold of a new year where we can begin again. We are entering the room of 2008 and let’s make this new year better than ever. Some new resolutions should be:
1. Set goals. Have a plan for your life and then pursue the plans. This works best for young people but it can also work for the older person whose time is more limited. Never quit trying. Plan your life and what you want to do with it and what you want to be remembered for.
2. Build a great self image. You only pass this way once and you can’t do it over again. There are no reruns here. Make your life good.
3. To make life good have good character. Follow the excellent book that God wrote and use His outline on the principals of success. Make the most of every day.
4. Think positive. Never allow negative thoughts to be in your life as they are downers. Don’t try to pull down other people by criticizing or by being unkind.
5. Strive to be great. Not all great people are celebrities. We have some here who are great, who are just like you and me. Make the most out of what you have.
6. Humble yourself. Don’t get to thinking of how much greater you are than everybody else. You aren’t. Build up others rather than trying to bring them down to your size. Jealousy fits in here. Don’t be jealous. Be glad for the success of others and help them to celebrate their success.
7. Always have self control. Never, ever be your own victim of having a temper tantrum. No one has temper tantrums unless he has someone who will put up with them. Besides, losing your temper and being out of control is a form of insanity or losing your mind. You don’t want that.
8. Help others. There are times when everybody needs a helping hand. One of your goals should be to do something for someone else every day. We always have to do for ourselves; it is called self-preservation, but let it go beyond that by reaching out to help others.
9. Have confidence. Young people should be the best they can be by preparing themselves by becoming educated. Without an education in this educated world, you don’t have a chance. It helps to know what you are doing. Develop your talents, all of them. Remember, if you don’t use that talent, you lose that talent. We are all given different talents. Make the most of them.
10. On your way, be fantastic; don’t wither up and grow old and bitter. That’s no fun. Life needs to be enjoyable and wonderful. Make everyday count for something good. Take care of your health. Don’t destroy your wonderful body by abusing it with alcohol or drugs or anything excessive. Too much of anything is not good.
11. Make the right decisions. Choose wisely which path you will take. Ask the Lord to be your partner and you won’t go wrong.
12. Everybody should aim for a Heavenly hereafter. There is only one narrow passage there and that’s through Jesus. Knowing Jesus is like an insurance policy to get you to the right road by obeying the heavenly principals of Jesus and pass these heavenly principals on to others, old and young. If you don’t tell someone, they may never hear of Jesus. Make the world a better place because you have been here.
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