December 17, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 23, 1999
A new heart for little A.J. best Christmas present
The greatest Christmas gift for one Holly Springs child came Saturday, when little A.J. received a new heart. Anthony Manning Jr., 13-months-old, has been in Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., since Nov. 30, waiting for a heart transplant. His new heart is now beating on its own.
Letters to Santa
I whth a good crmush, that whet the brt of Juesus.
25 Years Ago - December 20, 1984
Miracles in Washington, D.C.
The Miracles, 20-voice singing choir at Baddour Memorial Center in Senatobia, will sing at the White House Dec. 19. The choir, which is made up of residents of the center for mildly and moderately retarded adults, will be the only group entertaining for an open house to be attended by the National Press Corps. and congressional staff.
Lt. Col. LaCroix decorated with service medal
Air Force Lt. Col. Richard LaCroix, son of Ida LaCroix of Holly Springs, has been decorated with the Meritorious Service Medal at Langley Air Force Base, Va. LaCroix is a maintenance operations officer with the 1st Tactical Fighter Wing.
50 Years Ago - December 17, 1959
Miss America says “Buy Bonds for Christmas”
All honor to Mississippi, which has twice in a row given us Miss America! For 1960, she is Lynda Lee Mead of Natchez, an undergraduate at the University of Mississippi. Her college years have been staked in part by U.S. Savings Bonds. “They’ve always been a wonderful investment and are a real joy to give as gifts!” she said.
Navy ‘Skyhawk’ planes expected soon
According to the local Navy recruiter, the first fleet deliveries of the Navy’s light jet ‘Skyhawk’ planes are expected soon. The plane carries atomic weapons, rockets, guided missiles and machine guns. Powered by a Wright sapphire turbo-jet engine, its speeds exceed 650 miles per hour.
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