Thursday, August 16, 2012
Letters to The Editor
Miss Lois is a jewel
My husband and I were in Mississippi a couple of weeks ago on a short vacation. We were in Oxford and saw online that Holly Springs had antebellum homes, so we drove north to check out your town.
We accidentally stumbled upon the Marshall County Historical Museum and its wonderful curator, Miss Lois. This was the highlight of our four days in Mississippi! This museum is amazing — for the amount of artifacts and the condition they’re in and the diversity. We have been in a lot of museums, but this was probably the best. And Miss Lois Swaney Shipp is a jewel. She is so passionate about Marshall County and has an amazing amount of history stored up in her memory.
I do so hope you realize what an asset the museum and Miss Lois are to your town and county. And we hope that funds will be directed to the museum to keep it in good shape. There are many items in the museum that need to be in airtight containers to keep them from deteriorating further.
When we finished our almost two-hour tour of the museum, we asked Miss Lois to direct us to a good place to eat. She sent us to Phillips Grocery, which was so good. (The train depot is another place that needs to be preserved before it’s too late. I understand it is privately owned). While we were eating, we decided to go back to the museum and give a donation to it. That’s how much it impacted us.
We so enjoyed our visit to Holly Springs and are planning to come back to the tour of homes next spring.
Make the pledge
For the past three decades, Anheuser-Busch has been a leader in promoting alcohol responsibility. Since the initial launch of its Know When To Say When® campaign in 1982 through the present, Anheuser-Busch and its local wholesalers, including A&B Distributing Company, have committed more than $930 million in national advertising campaigns and community-based programs to encourage responsible drinking and prevent underage drinking and drunk driving.
To help mark 30 years of responsible drinking, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers are asking adults 21 and older to join their employees in pledging to drink responsibly and designate a driver at www.NationOfResponsibleDrinkers.com.
Thanks to the collective efforts of leaders in our communities, significant progress has been made. In fact, government studies show underage drinking and drunk driving fatalities are at record low levels.
We hope our friends and neighbors will join us in our efforts as we pledge to take another step forward in promoting alcohol responsibility. After all, we all have a role to play when it comes to keeping our kids, our roads and our communities safe.
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