February 19, 2009
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - February 18, 1999
Mrs. Ray meets John Grisham
Mrs. Myrtle D. Ray of New Albany was one of the many John Grisham fans who attended his latest book signing to receive a personalized copy of “The Testament.” Grisham was in Tupelo at Reed’s Gum Tree Bookstore. Although Mrs. Ray is an avid reader and loves her subscription to The South Reporter, she had never purchased one of his books. Grisham took time out from his busy schedule to visit with Mrs. Ray. Attending with Mrs. Ray was Mary Minor of Potts Camp.
Jewell Aircraft adding new building
A specific starting date has not been set, but construction is ready to begin on a new building at the Holly Springs airport. The building, which will be the third one on the property, will be used to add modifications to Cessna 182 and 210 aircraft. Jewell Aircraft will be one of three places in the United States licensed to do this.
25 Years Ago - February 23, 1984
Miss Wyatt presents Town and Country Garden Club program
Gwen Wyatt entertained members and guests of the Town and Country Garden Club on Feb. 14 with an interesting program on wildflowers in Marshall County. Ms. Wyatt, assisted by her father, Dr. R. Wyatt, organized the wildflower program, which depicts beautiful wild flowers growing in the scenic areas of Chewalla Lake, Wall Doxey State Park and other areas in the county.
Visitors here to attend field trials
Mr. L.G. Fant, Jodie Powell and Frank Moore of Washington, D.C., will arrive Thursday to be guests of Chancellor and Mrs. Glenn Fant and will attend the National Field Trials in Grand Junction. Dr. Gene Spiotta of Memphis, Tenn., will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Hurdle Jr. for the trials also.
Mrs. George Bishop awarded
Congratulations to Mrs. George Bishop on her selection as “Lady of the Year” by the Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association at the convention in Biloxi. She was also elected president of the women’s organization.
50 Years Ago - February 19, 1959
Dr. Wyatt to visit New Orleans concerning treatment of arthritis etc.
Dr. R.L. Wyatt of Marshall-Benton Health Department, will join more than 100 other leading physicians from 11 southern states in New Orleans Feb. 26-27 for a two-day conference on the medical problems involved in treating patients with arthritis and birth defects (congenital malformation). It is estimated that there are more than 11,000,000 arthritis and rheumatic disease sufferers in the United States, with some 16,000 children needing treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
Teenagers honored with dance party
The TAC was the scene Friday night for a Valentine dance given for the youth of Holly Springs honoring the teenagers who have birthdays in January and February. The Valentine motif was carried out in the decorations with huge red hearts along the walls and hearts hanging from red satin streamers from the ceilings. Sandwiches, cookies and punch were served to the approximately 80 guests.
Mrs. Sam Lowry hostess to the Entre Nous bridge club
The Entre Nous bridge club met Wed. afternoon in the Cameo Room of the Elite Cafe. Mrs. Sam Lowry was hostess. Mrs. Blanton Jones won high score for members and Mrs. Fred DeBardeleben won high score for guests. Mrs. Sidney Hurdle won low score and Mrs. Cliff Harviel won bingo.
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