September 24, 2009
Happy birthday Wynne Boatwright on your 21st!
Happy 21st birthday to Wynne Boatwright! She turned the lucky number over the weekend. She and fiance, Rob Simpson, were in town from their home in Nashville, Tenn., to celebrate the joyous occassion.
Big birthday wishes go out to Eleanor Coopwood, who will be 97 Friday, Sept. 25. She is currently a resident at Trinity Missions in Holly Springs. If you get a chance, stop in and wish her a happy birthday!
Get well wishes go out to “Big Gene” Brown, who is at home after a recent stay in Methodist Germantown Hospital. Hope to see you out and about really soon!
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Couple to wed October 24
Tiffany Yarbrough and Dallas Hollis are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming nuptials on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
Tiffany is the daughter of the late Terry Yarbrough and Teresa Johnson of Olive Branch.
Tiffany graduated from Gateway Christian School in 2001 and is currently employed as a medical assistant and billing manager for Midsouth Medicine in Southaven.
Dallas is the son of Mike Hollis of Smyrna, Tenn., and Donna Taggart of Byhalia.
Dallas graduated from Hebron Christian School in Pheba in 2003 and is currently employed with Taggart’s Landscape and Angel Wings Nursery in Byhalia.
Tiffany and Dallas will exchange vows on October 24, 2009 at 2 p.m. at The Flame at Byhalia United Methodist Church.
A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at The Flame. All family and friends are welcome to attend.
After their wedding Tiffany and Dallas plan to live in Byhalia where they recently bought a new home.
Ethan and Tucker Cook are proud to announce the arrival of their baby brother, Joe Garrett Cook, born June 10, 2009 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis Tenn.
He weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long.
Parents are Scotty and Samantha Cook of Potts Camp.
Maternal grandparents are Joe and Karen Byrd of Holly Springs.
Paternal grandparents are James and Betty Cook of Potts Camp.
Great-grandparents are Ilene Byrd and the late Dean Byrd of Holly Springs and Horace and Dolly Rhea of Moscow Tenn.
Your museum needs donations
Your museum’s move from its temporary home on the square back to its permanent home on East College Avenue is proving to be a very expensive move. Movers have to be paid, carpenters have to be paid, some helpers have to be paid. The bills mount up very rapidly and your museum has found itself with some move left over here at the end.
I am therefor appealing to every member of the Holly Springs community to consider making a donation to your museum. I know that times are tough right now, but unless you are in worse financial condition than the museum, a tax deductible gift would be very welcome about now. If you can help us out, please make your tax deductible checks payable to the Marshall County Historical Museum Society and mail to us at P.O. Box 806, Holly Springs, MS 38635 or drop it off in person at the museum.
It will be very appreciated.
Name that possum contest...
By LOIS SHIPP
One day a big fat prehistoric marsupial came dashing across the street right in front of my house, the only one in town to consider herself lucky that he did. There in the middle of the street he met his demise in the form of a vehicle so the opposum never got to the other side of the street. When I saw him, I thought maybe he was playing the game - “Possum” where when he’s nervous he pretends he’s asleep but he wasn’t. The opossum is the only marsupial in America.
This little animal was absolutely beautiful laying there in the street with the sun shining on his beautiful brown fur. He has a rather pointed nose, protruding ears with no fur on them and a long rat-like tail with which he used to dangle upside down from tree limbs. The opossum is a marsupial and walked the earth with the dinasours millions of years ago, except he was smarter than the dinasours, because now they are extinct and the opossums are all over North and South America. The mama opposum has a handy little outside pocket on her stomach so that she can carry her babies with her everywhere she goes. They also have a long jaw full of razor saw-like teeth meaning don’t mess with me or I’ll bite you just for fun. However, I never heard of anyone being bitten by one. This big fat opossum found immortality this sunny day and will spend his eternity on exhibit in the museum for thousands of school children to see and enjoy.
When he comes to stay at the museum as a permanent exhibit, he will need a name. Can you come up with a suggestion? If you will send your thoughts for a name. Let’s have a contest and the name chosen is good for a big prize. Would you please send your name for the opossum to:
Museum Possum Contest
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