Thursday, March 6, 2014
Road show continues
Last week I figure I worked in the neighborhood of 75 hours. But keep in mind, it wasn’t a typical week.
We had seven high school basketball teams participating in north half competition. Plus, your newspaper staff had to produce 22 extra pages – the Profile Edition, “A Slice of Life in Marshall County.”
Close to Nowhere
I have a new toy. And so does daughter Dana. Our new toys are about as different as they can possibly be.
Dana bought a “new” Singer Featherweight sewing machine — from around the 1940s.
Big Brother is watching you – 1800s
In perusing the Session records of Edmondson Presbyterian Church, I found some fascinating history and commentary on how the church really got into people’s personal business way back then. This church was founded in Whitehaven, Tenn., in the 1800s.
‘Miss Lois’ to receive recognition
Editor’s Note – Lois Swaney Shipp will receive the 2014 Award of Merit from the Mississippi Historical Society this Saturday in Jackson. The following is a letter notifying “Miss Lois” of the honor.
Dear Miss Lois:
I am pleased to inform you on behalf of Peggy Jeanes, chairwoman, Awards Committee, Mississippi Historical Society, and the other members of the committee that the committee has voted to present the society’s Award of Merit to you for your exemplary leadership in helping establish and direct the Marshall County Historical Museum. The society’s Awards of Merit are presented to individuals or organizations for their outstanding archival, historical, museum or records management work.
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