February 21, 2008
Mary Clay Brooks
Crain pins Ashley Forester at DG initiation
Ashley Forester was initiated into the Delta Gamma Sorority at Ole Miss on Sunday, January 27. On Saturday, January 26, Judy Forester and Sherry Colhoun attended an initiation celebration at the Southside Gallery in Oxford. On Sunday, the 27th, Ashley was given a silver and pearl DG pin by her parents. Carey Crain pinned Ashley at the private 6 a.m. initiation and presented her with a silver pin box. Following the pinning ceremony, John, Judy and Ashley Forester attended the Delta Gamma church service held at the Oxford Convention Center and a brunch at the Delta Gamma sorority house.
Happy anniversary to Margaret Ann and Norbert Barruel, who celebrated 19 wonderful years together over the weekend. Here is to many, many more!
Carole Webb of Nashville, Tenn., visited with Vicki and Walter Webb and Betty Carole and Jack Wittjen over the weekend.
Luke Farese of Oxford, was the Valentine’s Day guest of Vivian and Smitty Smith.
It is time to pull out ball gear for those of us in Marshall County! The Dizzy Dean league is cranking up once again, with registration going on in Byhalia, Holly Springs and Potts Camp. This year, the T-ballers have been reorganized age-wise. T-ball will be for 3- and 4-year-olds. Just imagine how cute that is going to be to watch!
If your child or children played last season, then you know what a great time everyone had! This hopes to be a fun season for everybody as well! Please get your forms filled out and your fees paid as soon as possible so the teams can get divided and organized. Practices need to begin soon so teams can get to know one another and the girls and boys can get re-familiarized with the balls, bats and gloves!
The age groups for softball are 6 and under, 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under and 16 and under. Ages for baseball are 3 and 4 (T-ball), 6 and under, 8 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under. Cut off birthdates for baseball are the age your child is on April 30 and softball is January 1. Birth certificates must be turned in to coaches so they may be certified through the league. Fees vary from town to town so be sure you know what they are prior to turning in your forms.
Travelling is part of playing ball. It is a fun part of it, being able to go from town to town to support your children, as well as the Dizzy Dean league. Let’s make this a great ball season by showing our support for our local sports association!
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Parties honor Cameron Strickland
Parties for the young couple began Sept. 29, 2007 with a surprise neighborhood block party. The block party for the Cox Avenue residents was held at the home of Doug and Vickie Teel. A fall theme was carried out on the front lawn where tables were laid out for a picnic style supper. The Cox Avenue guests brought the couple outdoor tools and accessories. Colter and Kasie Teel, Megan Teel, Karen Thomas, Dianene Fant, Lola Faye Dickerson and Yvonne Simpson assisted the Teels in hostessing the fall occasion. A chiminea was presented to the couple by the host and hostess.
Holiday Memory Party
A holiday memory party was held in Slayden on Dec. 9, 2007 for the bride-elect. Hostesses for the holiday occasion were Mrs. Tommy Rodgers and Mrs. John Bobb of Olive Branch, formerly of Holly Springs. Holiday food stations were set up throughout the home. Each area was beautifully decorated with heirloom decorations belonging to Mrs. Rodgers and her sister, Mrs. Greg Allen and given to them by their aunt, Mrs. Turner Carpenter who now resides in Memphis.
Guests enjoyed hearing and sharing holiday cooking memories that were written in story form, for the bride to keep. The stories were written on holiday paper that coordinated with the invitations. The bride-elect also received holiday recipes and an ingredient that will be used in preparing the food item. The hostess presented Miss Strickland with a “Dishing out Holiday Memories Recipe Book” for the many recipes she received from the wonderful Slayden cooks.
Kitchen Gadget Shower
On Jan. 31, Miss Strickland was honored with a kitchen gadget shower. The setting was the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Carrington. Guests were asked to wear their favorite apron, bring a recipe and a gadget used to prepare the recipe. After a delightful supper, guests heard the history of the apron written by Sarah Fay Crain Sawyer. The story included Mrs. Sawyer’s mother and grandmother’s treasured apron memories. The beautifully written apron history was presented by Emery Carrington who now resides in Biloxi. Each guest told about their apron. Mrs. Sawyer and Mrs. Becky Hollingsworth, who wore aprons belonging to their mothers, were voted by the honoree as best models. Hostessing this fun party with Mrs. Carrington, Mrs. Sawyer and Mrs. Hollingsworth were Susan Bonds, Julia DeBardeleben and Donna Malone.
Saturday, Feb. 2, the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery was the setting for a bridal tea honoring Miss Strickland. An antique silver epergne belonging to Mrs. Mark Miller which held white roses, silver dollar eucalyptus and fruits centered the beautifully appointed tables. Ornate table runners were used on the punch and buffet tables. Serving as hostesses for the lovely party were Mrs. Margaret Brown, Mrs. Donald Crain, Mrs. Charlie Farris, Mrs. Steve Gresham, Mrs. C.B. McClatchy, Mrs. Mark Miller, Mrs. Bill Moore, Mrs. Ben Seale and Mrs. Greg Taylor. The hostesses presented the honoree with a chest of 1881 Rogers Oneida silverplate service for eight.
Livingston, the lovely home of the Heath Barnetts, was the setting for a monogram party which was held Thursday, Feb. 7. Mrs. Heath Barnett and Mrs. Keith Larson of Oxford were the hostesses. Guests brought the bride-elect monogrammed gifts. Everyone enjoyed visiting as Miss Strickland and her bridal attendants opened and displayed the unique monogrammed gifts. The guests later enjoyed bountiful hors d’oeuvres. The buffet table was centered with silver teapots filled with red and white tulips. The hostesses presented the honoree with monogrammed dessert plates.
Brian and Alicia Smith of Potts Camp announce the birth of their third child, a girl, born Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 at New Albany Baptist Memorial Center.
The new addition to the family weighed six pounds, eight ounces, was 18-1/2 inches long and has been named Briella Raquel Smith.
grandparents are Linda Boyd of Kokomo and David Crooks of Gretna, La.
Paternal grandparents are Billy Ray and Sue Smith of Seminary. Briella
has two sisters, Alex Smith, 11 years old, and Marisa Smith, 6 years
old, and one brother, Billy Ray Smith, 3 years old.
Jeffrey Walker and Jessica May Walker of Byhalia proudly announce the arrival of their first child on Feb. 8, 2008 at Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in Southaven. Hunter Lynn weighed in at seven pounds, nine ounces and was 21 inches long.
Welcoming the baby are grandparents, Rob and Sheila May of Collierville, Tenn., David Walker of Holly Springs and Sheila Walker of Byhalia.
Great-grandparents are Bernice May of Cape Girardeau Mo., Mary Walker-Gray of Hernando and Tom Walker of Byhalia
Hunter’s great-great grandfather is J.C. Watson of Byhalia.
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