Jake Jones catches 25-pound king mackeral deep sea fishing in Florida
Ki and Nancy Jones and children, Jake and Mary Neely, just returned from a vacation at Sandestin, Fla. While there, they went deep sea fishing, where Jake caught a 25 pound king mackeral. Ki attended the bar convention, which was also being held there.
The 10/u Mississippi Shockers fastpitch softball team placed fifth in the USFA World Series Tournament. Maura Jane Autry and Darcie Gibson are members of that team. The 16/u Mississippi Shockers fastpitch softball team brought home second place in the USFA World Series Tournament. Both Casey and Courtney Gibson play for them. The tournaments were held in Panama City, Fla. Congratulations, girls!
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Brittney Johnson and John Ross House to wed August 2 at First Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Calvert Johnson are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brittney Leigh, to John Ross House, son of Mr. and Mrs. John House of Waterford, and Mr. and Mrs. John Woodward of Louisville, August 2, 2008, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Holly Springs.
Brittney is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Johnson of Holly Springs, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Taylor of Potts Camp. She is a 2004 graduate of Marshall Academy and is currently attending the University of Mississippi where she is an alumni of Kappa Delta sorority. She is employed at the Family Wellness Clinic in Holly Springs.
John Ross is the grandson of Mrs. Frances House and the late Johnny House of Waterford; and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Watkins of Holly Springs. He is a 2003 graduate of Potts Camp High School and has received an associate degree of applied sciences in civil technology from Northwest Community College. He is currently employed with House Construction.
A reception will be held at Montrose immediately following the ceremony. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Following a honeymoon in Jamaica the couple will make their home in Holly Springs.
Crystal McAlexander and Jason Harris to wed August 9 at First Baptist Church
Rita McAlexander of Holly Springs is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Crystal Sue, to Jason Edward-Leon Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Cunningham of Red Banks and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harris of Santa Rosa, Calif. Crystal is the granddaughter of Sue McAlexander and the late Sidney McAlexander of Holly Springs.
Crystal is a 2006 graduate of Olive Branch High School and is attending Blue Mountain College to complete a degree in education. She plans on teaching elementary education upon graduation. Crystal is a member of the Eunomian Society, MAESP and the BSU.
Jason is a student at Northwest Community College pursuing a degree in tool and die. Jason is currently employed by Contract Fabricators, Inc.
The wedding ceremony will be held at the First Baptist Church, Holly Springs on Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. Following the wedding, a reception will be held in the church’s fellowship hall.
After the couple’s honeymoon, Crystal and Jason will reside in Ashland.
All friends are welcome to attend.
Greens are favorite food in South
Last week a man came into the museum from North Carolina and said he is doing a book on “Greens in America.” I told him the extent of what I know about greens is that my favorite is turnip greens, mixed with a few mustard greens. I told him that greens are everybody in the South’s favorite food, that we are addicted to greens.
The man wanted to know what everybody here grew in their gardens. I told him that gardening has gone of style with the new generation, that everybody used to have a garden, but not anymore. Nowadays, we just run to the store and buy what we need. Once upon a time every family had a horse for conveyance, a cow for milk and butter, a hen for laying fresh eggs, and a few chickens for meat.
Today, do you know one person in the world who can go in their back yards, catch a chicken, wring his head off, pluck his feathers and cook him for supper? I don’t know one either. That kind of fried chicken went out of style with the gardens. A few people today may grow a tomato plant on their patio.
Now greens are different from anything else as it is a wintertime vegetable. It is filled with chlorophyl that keeps them from freezing when everything else is dead and gone. That chlorophyl acts as a vitamin that is a cancer preventative called selenium. If you eat this every day, you will be healthy. People across America plant greens in different forms. That delicious turnip green also has a great root called turnips or another called rutabagas, which is my favorite in the world. Mustard greens have that frilly little ruffle around the edge that improves anything you can eat. There are many other greens, such as spinach.
Do you remember in the funny paper, Popeye and how strong he was if he ate his spinach everyday? Then there is kale, collard greens, and beets, all producing that ultimate food - greens. There is also poke-salad, a delicious morsel in the springtime, but one must be careful of it because as it matures, it turns bad.
If you are thinking greens are only a Southern dish, think again. It is universal. I guess people in the North have to dig under the snow to get their greens and that would make greens too inaccessible and consequently they don’t have them as their favorite.
With those greens, they must be accompanied with delicious “pot likker” (the water in the cooking pot). It still isn’t complete unless you cook cornbread to go along with the greens to absorb the “potlikker.” Now the seasoning has to change with the newer generation. No more fat back, no more hog jowl. We now use something more healthful.
Is your favorite color green? Do you love the green grass of spring or the green tree of Christmas? Aren’t you glad God made the trees green and not any other color? Green is my favorite color. Money is green and it’s what makes the world go around. Here is my recipe for absolutely the most delicious greens in the world.
Turnip Green Casserole
1 can chopped turnip greens
Is this different from your recipe? Be brave, try this. You’ll be glad you did.
Good News Happy Hour
St. John, Stratmon guests on Happy Hour
Swanee’s Good News Happy Hour will be broadcast this Thursday on WKRA at 3 p.m. at 1110 AM on your dial.
The guest will be Susan St. John from Byhalia telling about her house, Thistledome. The name of the house came from Deaton McAuley carrying Grace across the threshold after their wedding and she said, “This will do me.” Also, Lillian Stratmon will be on to talk about her grandfather.
The radio station is building a new tower as the old one was erected when WKRA was new. This is in the process now. The Marshall County Historical Museum is the sponsor.
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