Thursday, January 26, 2012
Michael Ragsdale celebrates birthday
Michael Ragsdale celebrated turning double digits, 10, Friday. He had Grady Brooks and Waylon Langston spend the night. The boys enjoyed playing laser tag and then going to see The Chipmunks Movie: Chipwrecked. Happy birthday, Michael!
Friday, Marshall Academy is hosting Hickory Flat in basketball. There is also a celebration recognizing the 1971 basketball team and cheerleaders, who brought home the overall championship in hoops that year. The first game starts at 6 p.m. Please make plans to attend and come early to get a seat! There are going to be wonderful games!!
Happy birthday wishes go out to Mary Neely Jones, who celebrated January 19.
Barry and Andy Burleson traveled to Rochester Hills, Mich., near Detroit, to visit Rochester College. Andy is considering the college and went to interview for a possible leadership scholarship.
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Thomas to lead history tour
On Saturday, January 28, the Marshall County Historical Museum will sponsor a history adventure of General Van Dorn’s route into town that frigid morning, December 20, 1862. Historian Jimmy Thomas will be the narrator. Jimmy has made a study of this celebrated event.
Van Dorn’s Raid was the most important thing to ever happen here as it changed the war. The tour will originate at the museum about 12:30 and leave at one p.m. until we get through. The tour will cover a distance of about 25 miles.
Call for reservations as only a limited number of guests can take the tour down country lanes. We will go in cars and embark at key points for the narration, so wear your walking boots, warm clothes, and your hearing aids if you need them.
All of this adventure planning is completely dependent upon the weather. We’ve never had many winter-time tours because of the weather. However, one of the best tours we ever had was the week after Christmas and it snowed on us. But rain dampens our spirits and the tour is cancelled if it is rainy. Clouds are on the horizon. As hard as we try, we can’t control the weather.
The museum is absolutely beautiful now. Last week Bobby Fant sent us a commercial water jug that came from the bank when they remodeled many years ago. It is ceramic and is unique. He also sent some barbed wire made at the local foundry before it was an armory (the first guns made for the Confederacy were made here). The barbed wire is very unusual as it is made in one piece of wire with the barb built into it. Come see it!
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