Thursday, May 12, 2011
Kay Wheeler, Walter and Vicki Webb attend PGA golf tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
Kay Wheeler and Vicki and Walter Webb spent the weekend in Birmingham, Ala. They were hosted by Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton and their children, Mary Grace and William. The group enjoyed attending a PGA senior golf tournament. Sunday, they were treated to a Mother’s Day lunch before heading home.
Thank you to the Marshall Academy Patriots baseball team for a season full of fabulous memories! The young men came back to win the second game in a three-game series on their home field Thursday night against Simpson Academy. The third game was a heartbreaker, ending with the Patriots down one run. Good luck to all of the senior players, especially Josh Vanderburg, who has signed with Delta State University. What a great season the Patriots gave their coaches, fans and parents!
Jacque Kazemba and children, Hallie and Drew, along with Caitlyn Brooks, were the Sunday afternoon guests of Joyce Beck in Corinth. They joined Diane and Jerry B. Beck and their children, Kimball and Jake, for lunch honoring Joyce on Mother’s Day.
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Amber Smith and Jonathon Clay to wed at Longview Heights May 21
Dwight and Blenda Smith of Potts Camp are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Smith, to Jonathon Clay, son of Jerry and Sue Clay, of Olive Branch.
The couple will marry on May 21, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Longview Heights in Olive Branch.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Carl Smith of Potts Camp, Shirley Smith of Potts Camp and Bobby and Ruth Bowman of Greenbrier, Ark.
Amber is a graduate of Potts Camp High School. She received a Bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Blue Mountain College.
She is currently teaching at Hope Sullivan Elementary and is also continuing her studies and will receive her master’s in school counseling from the University of Mississippi next May.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Juanita Strickland of West Point, and Howard Barnard of Hollywood, Fla.
Jonathon is a graduate of A Beka Academy, received a bachelor of science in education from Mississippi College. He is a teacher at Southaven Middle School.
Following their honeymoon in the Bahamas, the couple will reside in Southaven.
Elise Jordan and Michael Hastings to wed May 21 in Hernando
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly S. Jordan of Holly Springs are pleased to announce the marriage on May 21, 2011, of their daughter, Catherine Elise Jordan of New York City, to Michael Mahon Hastings of Washington D.C., at the home of her aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Keith Ferrell in Hernando.
Miss Jordan is the granddaughter of Bertie Jewel Boone and the late Thomas M. Boone Jr. of Holly Springs, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Jordan of Ashland.
She is a 2000 graduate of Marshall Academy and a 2004 graduate of Yale University. She is a writer, commentator and a 2010- 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow.
Mr. Hastings is the son of Dr. Molly and Dr. Brent Hastings of Burlington, Vermont, and the grandson of Ruth Mahon and the late John Mahon of Tom’s River, New Jersey.
A 2002 graduate of New York University, he is an author and contributing editor to Rolling Stone and Men’s Journal magazines. In 2011 he received the George Polk Award for journalism. The couple will reside in Burlington, Vermont.
Kristyn Mathis to wed Daniel Whaley May 28 at Temperance Hill Baptist
Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Mathis of Potts Camp are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristyn Danielle, to Daniel Christopher Whaley, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Whaley of Potts Camp.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Jennings and the late James L. Daniels of Potts Camp and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Mathis of Memphis, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hale and Mamie Whaley and the late Jobe Whaley of Potts Camp.
The bride-elect graduated from Gateway Christian School in 2007 and Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2011 with an Associate’s degree in medical office technology.
The prospective groom graduated from Potts Camp High School in 2008. He is presently employed with Railroad Controls Limited.
The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 3 in the afternoon at Temperance Hill Baptist Church in Potts Camp. A reception will follow the ceremony at Wall Doxey State Park Lodge. Family and friends are invited to attend.
Visit Eddie Francisco May 11
Two hundred years ago, in the spring of 1811, we had a spring similar to this one, except there were no measuring devices.
The world rocked with floods and earthquakes all year and an earthquake made the Mississippi River, which was so full, flow backwards. Reelfoot Lake was created in Tennessee.
That summer of 1811 in Europe, Napoleon was invading Russia. He had never lost a battle. The Russians receded, evacuated Moscow, and let the French march in. In the fall, the French marched into that capitol city and found an empty city, no food, no drink, no people, just hungry rats. Those who survived that Moscow winter began retreating to get out of there and go back home. Then the Russians started closing in on them.
Meanwhile, earthquakes were happening and the people thought it was the end of the world. (Especially the French.)
In today’s world, mega-gallons of water are flowing down mid-America. The Mississippi River is the drainage ditch for 31 states.
President Hoover built levees along the river in case this flooding happened again and it happened again in 1932.
My son-in-law is in the river business in Vicksburg and says the river will crest there on May 20. The river is 100-feet deep in Vicksburg and he says that no man alive has ever seen the water as deep as it will be when it crests in Vicksburg. This surplus water affects all of America. The Delta planters have already planted their crops but everything will be washed out. Then they will plant again when it dries out. All the animals will be washed out, too.
Two of my children have a hunting camp on Caulk Island. My grandson just built a 10-bedroom house 10 feet in the air on stilts there. The water will probably reach so high that even the tall house will be two or three feet under water. Life will be different after this flood and so will the map.
Ira’s daughter’s church in Memphis, Tenn., is running a shelter for homeless people because of the flood. There are about 14 shelters already set up in Memphis. Inner city Memphis is flooding too, because of the tributaries and creeks meandering throughout the city. The Wolf River that begins north of here is brimming over in Memphis. Ira’s son lives in Memphis across from the bridge and Mud Island and has a bird’s eye view of what’s going on now. His place is full of homeless friends.
May 11, at the museum at 7 p.m. come and meet delightful Eddie Francisco, a local Southern gentleman who was born here and now lives in Atlanta. Sally Wolf King made a new discovery about William Faulkner and his writings. Faulkner’s great imagination began with our local happenings. Even the names were the same. You’ll enjoy this historic event. Please come and buy one of the first editions of the new book on Faulkner that Sally wrote.
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