Big Baby is back!
That’s my commercial cooker that took an un-scheduled trip on August 20 after thieves hooked to it at the corner of Thornton and Martin Streets where it was parked.
I would like to thank the Water Valley Police Police Department, including officer S. Crenshaw, Captain Roger Thomas and Chief Mike King, for investigating and recovering Big Baby. I would also like to thank the Pontotoc Police Department.
Many thanks to the folks who helped with the Historical Society Cemetery clean-up out at Airmount. Mr. Archie Purnell Bailey brought his new blue trator and the 300 pound “Shannon” memorial block was set back in place. Mike Moore, Mac Dudley, Clayton Horton, John Perkins, Carl Vick, Mike Worsham and I moved brush and ran the chain saws. We did not get completely finished, but will return in a few days to wrap it up.
There are more than 130 cemeteries catalogued into the GPS and recorded in Yalobusha County. The historical Society has been making repairs and cleaning cemeteries on a quarterly basis. Some have been sadly neglected for decades.
We meet on the third Thursday each month in the old Coffeeville Presbyterian Church, always with an interesting speaker to present the program.
Please come and join us on October 17, at 2 p.m. Mr. Charles Cooper, who writes an entertaining weekly column in the Water Valley Herald, will talk about old times.