Thursday, February 23, 2012
MA mock trial team brings home honors from state competition
The Marshall Academy mock trial team had a large following of parents and spectators at the state competition in Jackson Friday and Saturday. The team went up against some of the biggest schools in the state, public and private, with amazing ability. Katherine Farese swept the weekend with a total of 19 votes for most effective attorney. What an honor that was, as that is voted on by not only your opponents, but also the judges of each round. Alyson Viger placed in the most effective witness competition, in which the votes are calculated in the same manner. The team did so well and should be proud of themselves for making it to the state level!
The Marshall Academy Patriots swept the AA North Half tournament held last week at North Delta in Batesville. They advance this week to the AA State tournament at Kirk Academy in Grenada. Good luck to the boys on pushing forward towards a statewide tournament sweep!
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Glidewell-Webb vows said in September celebration
Historic Christ Church in Holly Springs was the setting September 17, 2011, for the celebration and blessing of the marriage of Carole Lee Webb to Jeremy Michael Glidewell, both of Nashville, Tenn.
Carole is the daughter of Mrs. Jackson Hudson Wittjen of Oxford and Walter Watson Webb of Holly Springs. She is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. S.W. Pearson Jr., of Oxford.
Jeremy is the son of Mrs. Ben Frank Worsham III and Grady Mike Glidewell, both of Corinth. He is the grandson of Mrs. Carroll Gilmore and Grady Andy Glidewell, also of Corinth.
The six-thirty o’clock service was preceded with organ and piano selections by William J. Derrick and Dr. Martha Hitch, both of Oxford. The sanctuary was adorned with beautiful arrangements of magnolia blossoms and white roses given to the glory of God and in honor of the couple by the bride’s stepmother and father. Altar flowers were given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. James David Webb Sr., grandparents of the bride; Ben Frank Worsham III, stepfather of the groom; and Iris Marie Glidewell and Carroll Gilmore, grandparents of the groom.
Guests were greeted at the door by the groom’s nieces, Mollie Allen Bradford and Hannah Hess Bradford, both of Tupelo.
Officiating at the double ring ceremony was the Rev. William Ray Bradford, brother-in-law of the groom.
Given in marriage by her father, and on behalf of her mother, the bride was lovely in an elegant silk chiffon gown by J. Crew. Her chapel-length classic veil was trimmed with Alencon lace and was designed by Sara Gabriel. She carried a bouquet of ivory orchids and roses.
The bride’s sister, Lauren Webb Mitchell of Jackson, served as matron of honor.
Bridesmaids were Laura Carlisle Bray of Mt. Pleasant, Paige Gholson Brewer of Kearney, Nebraska; Jocelyn Aders Chambers of Nashville; Suzanne Elizabeth Frye of Nashville, Margaret Brown Havens of Ridgeland, Cathryn Bramel Miller of Holly Springs and Anna Jayne Price of Caruthersville, Mo. The bridesmaids wore ice blue halter tea-length dresses by Aria Brides.
Junior bridesmaid was Madelyn Koren Glidewell of Augusta, daughter of the groom. She wore a smocked French heirloom dress created by the bride’s maternal grandmother for the bride when she was the same age as Madelyn.
Grady Mike Glidewell served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Ben Alberto Albarracin of Corinth, Dustin Curlee Cox of Nashville, Robert Earl Mitchell of Corinth, Franz Michael Schnabl of Corinth, James Wesley Webb, brother of the bride, of Jackson, Ben Frank Worsham IV of Nashville, Brittian McAmis Worsham of New York and Clifford Wesley Worsham of Corinth.
Serving as ushers were Nicholas Andrew Chambers of Nashville, Nicholas Evans Gilmore of Corinth, Zachary Reese Hastings of Corinth and Luke Jackson Mitchell of Jackson.
Immediately following the ceremony, the bride’s family hosted an outdoor reception at the weekend home of her stepfather and mother in Hudsonville. Guests danced to music provided by the 1-900 Band of Memphis.
On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs. Wedding guests and family enjoyed a video presentation of the couple’s lives and then toasted the couple with heartfelt tributes.
On Friday before the wedding ceremony, Mrs. Walter Watson Webb and Mrs. Patrick Carlton hosted a lovely bridal luncheon in Mrs. Webb’s home.
The bride and her bridesmaids were treated to a delightful lunch on the wedding day given by Margaret Brown, Carey Crain, Dr. Sarah Crain, Jane Hubbard and Marie McClatchy at Court Square Inn in Holly Springs.
After a honeymoon to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple is at home in Nashville where she is an events coordinator for Boxwood Bistro in Franklin, Tenn., and he is a claims analyst for Thomas and Thorngren.
Remember presidents down through the ages
President’s Day, when you think about it, is so exciting! All sorts of men have been our presidents down through the ages.
A few years ago I was sitting at my desk praying to the Lord asking Him what I could do for Him when the phone rang. The voice on the other end said, “Lois, will you be busy Tuesday? I need you to meet with the president?” I asked “The president of what?” He said “The United States!” I was so thrilled! My reply was, “Yes indeed, what shall I tell him?” The voice said, “Anything you want.”
I was elated and looking toward heaven when I said to the Lord, “What do you have for me to do?” I wasn’t expecting this. A chauffeured limousine picked me up on Tuesday and drove me to Jackson, where President Bush was for the day. I had 12 minutes with the President of the United States. The message was delivered and I was proud that the Lord chose me as His special deliverer.
Upstairs, in the Marshall County Historical Museum, we have seven presidential signatures. It is rare to have one and we have seven. We also have Lincoln’s face mask. He had three masks made, one when he entered office, one in the middle of his tenure and after he died a death mask was made. The one we have is the first one when he was clean shaven and young. His hands also were made and are next to his face. It is great; come see it.
My grandfather was born in Waterford on November 7, 1844. That was the day that James K. Polk was voted into office, so my grandfather was named James K. Polk Bonds. News didn’t travel fast in those days.
My mother said she was at a ballgame in Potts Camp in 1901 and it was announced that President William McKinley had been assassinated two weeks before on September 6.
Do you remember where you were when you heard about Kennedy being shot or when President Reagan was shot on March 30, 1980?
Beginning with 1840 when Harrison was president, presidents died in the year with a zero in it for the next 140 years. Thank goodness the hex is broken now.
During the Civil War Vicksburg fell on July 4, 1863, the nation’s birthday and it was never celebrated in Vicksburg again until after World War II.
President Dwight Eisenhower came to break the 4th of July barrier, so Vicksburg celebrates the nation’s birthday again.
In 1909 President Teddy Roosevelt came to Mississippi to hunt bears. It seemed like he wasn’t going to be successful so someone tied a small Mississippi bear out for him to shoot. He certainly was too honorable a hunter to shoot a tied little bear and he refused to do that.
Consequently, we started producing stuffed bears in his honor and named them “Teddy” after the President. Their popularity is still going.
We have a beautiful Mississippi honey bear upstairs for you to see. He’s seven feet tall and something to see.
Did you know that President Clinton’s grandfathers joined the Confederacy in Holly Springs during the Civil War? They were named Blythe and Baum and they are buried here two miles from the square. They were born in Ripley and Clinton may have been also. His mother was in Ripley before he was born. His father was killed in a car wreck before he was born. (In the old days they would have said he had the breath of life.) He was special to become the President of the United States.
I went to the inauguration of two presidents – when President Carter was inaugurated and again when Reagan was inaugurated, one a Democrat and one a Republican. (OK, how did I manage that?) We went to the Inaugural Ball of Carter. We received special treatment (didn’t know why) we found out the officials thought my husband was Harold Brown, who was the incoming Secretary of Defense. They looked just alike.
Once my family and I lived in Virginia and one cold day we took the older children and went to Washington to sightsee. We went to the magnificent capitol first and we were the only sightseers there. As we walked around to the side door, the guard whispered to me to linger awhile. We did and in a few moments, a big limousine with a chauffeur pulls up and out got President Kennedy. He was so incredibly magnetic! He acted as thrilled to see us as we were to see him; however, he liked me best. That day will linger forever in all of our memories.
At the museum we are preparing for the history tour we hope to have on March 17. On the tour we are traveling up the old Sylvesteria Road following Van Dorn’s route out of town and then to Davis Mill. Before the tour, the route has to be mapped so we will know where to take you history lovers. This trip is another no-frills tour. It will last only a couple of hours and be in the afternoon, starting at 1 p.m. There will be no rest stops and no tea party but the tour is guaranteed to be fascinating. We are going to map the headwaters of the Wolf River, so pray for me. Remember to wear boots for protection of your feet and bring a jacket.
Remember history doesn’t change but history does change things.
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