August 12, 2010
Christian Knox receives his MBA from Ole Miss
Christian Slater Knox, father of sons Slater (7) and Trevor (6), both pupils at Marshall Academy, has completed his master’s degree in business administration (MBA) at Ole Miss, and has begun working at Autozone, in a management position in Oxford.
Amy and Perry Mask and children, Josh and Juston, and Vicki Swords just returned from a relaxing vacation to Sandestin.
Teenagers can always find something to do to entertain themselves, whether it be computer games, gaming consoles, riding around or just hanging out with friends. One particular teenager chooses to attend every home game of the Lady Patriots softball team instead of doing other things -- Andy Burleson.
For the past two seasons, Andy has done his level best to sit in the crowd at the softball field to cheer for the girls. When he is unable to attend away games, he keeps up with how they are doing from home.
One would think he has a sister on the team, as much as he comes to watch. He is truly a loyal supporter and avid fan of the Lady Patriots. He is to be admired for (some afternoons) battling the heat to stay and cheer them.
It is a breath of fresh air to see a student get so involved and show his pride for the girls!! Kudos to you, Andy!
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Sarah Ann Miller and Jason Taylor say vows June 5 at Christ Church
Sarah Ann Miller and Jason William Taylor were married June 5, 2010, at Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs. The Very Reverend Bruce McMillan performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of David Lee and Ann Miller of Ripley. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Jumper and the late James Jumper, Barbara Miller and the late James Miller, all of Ripley.
The groom is the son of Betty and Dale Taylor of Florence, Ala.
He is the grandson of Josie Smith and the late Jack Smith of Brookhaven, and the late C.G. Taylor and Corrine Taylor of Pearl.
The bride wore a strapless, A-line, ivory taffeta gown with a gathered waist and beaded lace appliqués. The gown had a chapel-length train, and she wore an elbow-length, beaded veil. She carried a bouquet of white peonies, bells of Ireland, orchids, and lilies, made by Connie’s Southern Blooms in Holly Springs.
Presented in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her twin sister, Dr. Elizabeth Smith, as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Marie Baker of Petal; Amanda Childers and Emily Childers of Holly Springs; Sarah Evans and Melissa Madden of Olive Branch; Meg Sutton of Columbus; and Kelly Wallace of Coronado, Calif.
The bridesmaids wore short, Y-necked dresses of midnight blue. They carried bouquets of lilies held by initialed handkerchiefs stitched by the bride for the occasion.
Coy Howell of Florence served as best man.
Groomsmen were Benjamin Taylor, brother of the groom, of Brandon; Zachary Taylor, brother of the groom, and Joshua Kennedy of Florence; Stephen Smith, brother-in-law of the bride, of Holly Springs; Benjamin Mitchell of Athens, Ala.; Sloane Richardson of Decatur, Ga.; and Jason Setzer of Hazel Green, Ala. Ushers were Christopher Evans of Olive Branch; Phillip Knecht of Holly Springs; and Patrick Lach of Terre Haute, Ind.
The groomsmen wore gray tuxedos with midnight blue vests and boutonnieres of cala lilies and ferns.
Flower girls were Linley Howell and Hagen Howell of Florence. They wore pleated, midnight blue dresses with daisy chains in their hair. Hogan Howell of Florence and David Augustus Smith, nephew of the bride, of Holly Springs acted as ringbearers.
Dr. Norman Chapman (organist and pianist), Jody James (guitarist), Katherine Farese (soloist), and Dr. Mike Thompson (soloist) of Holly Springs provided music at the ceremony. At the start of the ceremony, Farese sang “How Beautiful,” accompanied by Chapman on the piano. The bridal party walked down the aisle to James and Thompson’s rendition of “There is Love.” Eugene Lanier read “Sonnets from the Portugese” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and selections from Song of Solomon.
The groom drove the couple to the reception in a 1925 Ford Model T, owned and restored by the bride’s uncle. When the couple entered the outdoor dance floor, Farese and Dr. Thompson sang the couple’s favorite song, “I Will” by the Beatles, as a wedding surprise. A DJ provided reception music by the outdoor dance floor. A red velvet cake shaped like an armadillo, made by the bride’s father, served as the groom’s cake, while key lime cupcakes and cinnamon cupcakes with white and blue sugar flowers made up the wedding cake.
The couple resides in Holly Springs.
Jackie Darien and James Bryant to wed August 21 at Mt. Calvary
James Bryant and Jackie Darien will be married on August 21, 2010. Vows will be exchanged at Mt. Calvary Church on Cayce Road in Byhalia at 2 p.m.
Bro. Billy Watkins will perform the ceremony.
Dylan Darien and Chasin Perry will be welcoming a new sister, Rebecca Bryant.
Please join in congratulating them both on their upcoming marriage and merger of families.
To all friends and family, a reception will follow at 63 Jon Oaks Drive, Red Banks.
Miss Mary Cates Permenter and Robert Williams plan August wedding at First Presbyterian in Oxford
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cates Permenter Jr., of Ripley, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Cates Permenter, to Robert Paul Williams of Oxford.
He is the son of Mary Fowler Waltman of Houston, Texas, and John Hoyt Williams of Jackson.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. James William Warren of Holly Springs and the late James William Warren and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cates Permenter Sr. of Ripley.
A graduate of the University of Mississipi, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and received a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is the executive vice president of goverment relations for Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Inman Odessa Fowler and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hoyt Williams, all of Jackson.
A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s of managerial finance, he received his Juris Doctorate at Mississippi College School of Law. He is an attorney in Batesville.
An August wedding is planned at First Presbyterian Church in Oxford with a reception at the Big Truck Theater in Taylor.
We’re so hot!
The horrific heat is hitting the century mark and is about to wilt us all. The hottest day ever recorded in Mississippi was July 29, 1930, in Holly Springs, when the actual temperature went to 115 degrees.
The museum’s innards were struck by lightning five Friday’s ago, then four Friday’s ago the cotton patch was disturbed by the storm, then three Friday’s ago, another storm broke the limbs off the trees.
Then next in the middle of a windless day, the sirens at the museum began blasting and blinking that somewhere in the museum it was way too hot, but there was no smoke or fire. We found that it was 195 degrees in the attic, because the wind turbines were not turning. We’d like to complain to Mother Nature, but she probably wouldn’t listen.
Then, last Friday, the museum was broken into. The thief tried to enter, but was stopped by our incredible surveillance. But we know who you are and we have your number!
Now, Friday the 13th is coming!
Through the years, our history tours have been so marvelous. They were history adventures. We gathered all the history information and we used local historians. Sadly, most of htem are now history themselves.
On the first history tour in 1964, the narrators were Vadah Cochran, Charles Dean and Hubert McAlexander.
At first we used cars, then school buses. Next, we used professional buses, but now the bus people are pricing themselves right out of business. I guess because gas is so high.
We can’t afford the luxury of air-conditioned buses. So, for the Van Dorn Tour in the county, we may take two vans of people who will enjoy such an adventure. If you are interested and able to pay $30 for the ticket by October 9, call the museum at 662-252-3669. We will furnish a delicious Mississippi lunch. On another day we will have an afternoon tour of Holly Springs and the advance cost will be $15 each.
Last week at the museum, George Anderson Jr. came from California, where he makes movies. He favors his father, George Sr., and both look like movie stars.
Do you remember George Anderson Sr.? He was Mrs. Henry Walker’s nephew, who won fame by being Admiral Byrd’s pilot to the South Pole in 1947 and being the first pilot to land on polar ice. George Jr. married Jack and Michelle Seale Hagen’s daughter.
We’ve had two explorers and both went to Antarctica. The other was Cole Jones, who went two summers in a row to Antarctica, when he was in the Navy. He brought us back a meteorite and a fossil rock. The fossil rock proves that the earth shifted, as nothing could live 200 degrees below zero. Cole said that Antarctica was the magnetic field of the earth and it drew meteorites out of the sky. Consequently, there are huge meteorites all over the terrain down there, which is covered in ice and snow. He found a small meteorite that would go on the plane and he brought it to us. It is a solid chunk of iron, unlike anything else. Thank goodness these falling stars land down there and not around here. Imagine it raining iron chunks! Ouch!
There is a group of experts coming in from Washington, D.C. this week to tell us how to generate much needed funds for operational costs, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. We have a great thing going here folks, but it takes money. It also takes lots of work, love and care; and we’re attempting to do this.
We need your love and care, as this museum is yours and your childrens. We are like the eighth wonder of the world and we should all be proud of it. We are all about the past, the present and the future for new generations to come. Please come see us and also share your resources with us. Every little bit helps.
The one thing I know that likes it so blooming hot is our cotton patch! You should see it! When the heat came out, so did the blooms. The bushes are now full of beautiful cotton boles. The first bole was August 2. Come see it and rejoice with us over Ira’s cotton.
But please don’t pick it, as it is our exhibit to watch cotton grow, develop and mature. It is also a good opportunity to watch it close at hand. But remember, no pickin’!
We are a destination for you to come visit. And, as a business, we attract tourists and others to bring in revenue. Since we advertise with Triple A and have a Four-Star rating with them, we attract people from all over the world.
Last month we had visitors from 20 states, France, Brazil and Alberta, Canada. And, one from Arabia, who left us a note in Arabic, which I can’t read. I think is says that we are great and he enjoyed his visit.
I always ask guests how they knew about us. We really appreciate everyone’s help in sending guests our way. The Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism office have been wonderful about this.
Recently a fantastic story about us was in “Golf” magazine. Mr. Vanek, editor of “Golf” wrote great things about Holly Springs and Kirkwood.
Send us the visitors and we will treat them with good, ole-fashioned, Southern hospitality.
You come too. You’ll be glad you did!
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