Katie Anne Dickey is Miss Casey Jones for 2007-2008. She will act as hostess for the Water Valley Casey Jones Railroad Museum during the Watermelon Carnival, Christmas Parade, Hobo Gathering and at other events.
Miss Dickey will be a Sophomore at Water Valley High School and plans to attend Ole Miss. She attends First Baptist Church in Water Valley.
She is the daughter of Nancy and Jerry Dickey. Her grandparents are Margie McMinn Dickey and the late Roy Mack Dickey of Water Valley, and Elaine O’Connor and the late Lawrence O’Connor of San Diego.
Miss Dickey’s great uncle, Dennis McMinn, worked as a car inspector for several different railroads in Memphis, including Rock Island and Illinois Central, before retiring to Water Valley. Her great grandfather, Mack Dickey, was the shop foreman in Water Valley until they closed. He then became a conductor for the ICRR in St. Louis.