August 13, 2009
Emma Elgin attends fair
Becky Cupp and Billy and Tammy Cupp went to Olive Branch for a cookout at Christopher and Jenny Cupp’s over the weekend. They got to visit with Emma Grace, too.
Emma and Stephen Elgin recently returned from a trip to Nashville, Tenn., where they visited their cousin, Jeff and Cathy Mims, and their children Sarah Kate and Hampton.
Emma Elgin attended the Neshoba County Fair, where she stayed with Bill and Karen Schneller and daughter, Kati. They stayed in Brown Williams’ cabin. They all had a wonderful time.
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Miss Marvia Balfour to wed Anthony Coleman Sept. 5 at Mississippi Boulevard Christian
Marvia Maurice Balfour of Byhalia announces her engagement to Anthony Coleman of Memphis, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mattie Brunson-Balfour and the late Dock Balfour Jr. of Byhalia. She is engaged to Anthony Coleman, son of the late Wilbert Coleman and Mildred Adams of Memphis, Tenn.
She attended Byhalia High School and then Rust College in Holly Springs, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biology and was a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Afterwards, she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Memphis and a master of science degree in health care administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. She currently works as a nurse manager of the cardiology services at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
The prospective groom attended Mitchell High School and then LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tenn., where he received a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and recreation. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Afterwards, he received a master of science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and master’s in education from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. He currently works as an educator at Memphis City Schools.
The ceremony will be held Sept. 5, 2009 at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis. The couple has planned a seven-day honeymoon cruise to Europe.
Miss Kristel Smith and Michael Jones to wed Aug. 22
Ardelia Smith and Sylvester Kilgore of Holly Springs announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristel Smith, to Michael Jones, son of Elizabeth and Oscar Jones, all of Holly Springs.
Kristel is a 2002 graduate of Holly Springs High School and a graduate of Rust College. She is employed at Diamond Comics.
Michael is the grandson of Idalia Holloway of Holly Springs. He is a 1998 graduate of Holly Springs High School and is employed at Lane Quality Company in Atlanta, Ga.
The wedding will be held August 22, 2009 at 4 p.m. at the Multi-Purpose Building. All family and friends are cordially invited.
Conner and Rachel Valentine are proud to announce the birth of a son, Ashton Conner Valentine, born June 22, 2009 at 6:01 a.m. He weighed six pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.
He was welcomed home by his big sister, Lanie Brooke and all his family and friends.
Stephen and Elizabeth Miller Smith of Holly Springs proudly announce the birth of their son David Augustus “Gus” Smith. He is the first child for the couple.
Gus was born July 4, 2009 at 9:59 a.m. in Memphis, Tenn. He weighed nine pounds, two ounces and was 22 inches long.
Paternal grandparents are Harold and Marilou Smith of Cordova, Tenn.
Maternal grandparents are David and Ann Miller of Ripley.Great-grandmothers are Nancy Jumper and Barbara Miller, both of Ripley.
MC museum designed by world famous architect
I am so thrilled over the way the museum is unfolding. At the museum, it is incredible that we discovered that the magnificent building was designed by a world famous architect, Theodore Link. He lived over a century ago and was based out of St. Louis. He was the designer of the St. Louis Railroad Station, the St. Louis Zoo, the magnificent Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson and he was in Holly Springs putting his magic touch on Walter Place, Featherston Place, Polk Place, Dunvegan and Alicia.
The Walter sisters had all gone to school at Mississippi Synodical College here in Holly Springs. In 1900, they hired and paid Theodore Link to design a new facility for the school. The Hull Mansion, which was built in 1840 and had sixteen columns around it (similar to Fort Daniel Hall but it was built of wood) and was located on the corner of Randolph and College, was moved northward on the same block and used as classrooms for the school until 1950. Our building was then built in place of the Hull Mansion and over the original five room cellar. Our building extended eastward about one hundred feet and was also magnificent. There was a small auditorium behind the building. All of it was torn down except for our building. Now, it is on the National Register and the Mississippi Synodical Register. In 1970 it, too, was scheduled for demolition to make a parking lot as it wasn’t conducive to office space.
At the time, the Marshall County Historical Society needed a home for a museum. Surrounding cities and Jackson were getting our treasures. In 1970 the Historical Society went before the supervisors and asked for the building for a museum for the county’s treasures. That board of supervisors were men of vision and fully supported our efforts to create something fantastic.
Historic Holly Springs and Marshall County didn’t have a museum where lesser towns did and we urgently needed it. In the last 40 years we have entertained thousands of people, have provided historic agenda for hundreds, and have been recognized nationally and we have many historical records.
We are coming along and there is a glimmer of hope that we’ll be through before too long.
My helpers have been sent to me from the Lord and they, too, have been incredible. The work is so much fun and has rich rewards.
If you have anything to give, give now, as when we finish the exhibits, I can’t go back and start over. The community will be proud of us.
Tune into cable Channel 99 at 6 p.m. each Monday and Thursday nights. The “Holly Belles, Lois & Lisa Show” is entertaining and the purely local talent is fun to watch.
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