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ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Announced this week by her parents, Robin and Carl Walker of Woodville, is the engagement and forthcom- ing marriage of Caroline Elaine Walker to Logan Dane Garner of Church Hill. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Therese Garner of Natchez and the late Rich- ard Dale Garner. Vows will be exchanged by the couple on Saturday, the thirteenth of June, at the Corinth Church of Christ in a five-thirty ceremony per- formed by Brother Bernard Waites. A reception will fol- low at the Natchez Commu- nity Center. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Elaine Byrd of Centreville and the late Buck Byrd and Kathleen and Edward Walker of Woodlle. She is a graduate of Wilkin- son County Christian Acad- emy and William Carey Uni- versity in Hattiesburg. The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of JeAnne Dukes of Jackson and the late Richard Daniels and the late Jimmie Ruth Garner and the late Aubrey Garner of Roxie. He is a graduate of Adams County Christian Academy and Mississippi State University. He is em- ployed by Red Gum Planting Company in Ferriday, Loui- siana. Friends and relatives of the couple are cordially in- vited to attend the wedding and the reception. Let Our Classified 00Ads: Work For You.' The Woodville Republican, Thursday, April 23, 2015 Irwin Russell Club Meets At Carter Home i The new home of Nanette Carter on Highway ill:south was the setting for theApril tenth meeting of the Irwin Russell Club. Accdnting the party suite were vases of colorful heirloom irises from Mrs. Carter's garden. Joining club members was Mrs. Carter's mother, Woodville native Joyce Fer- guson Deshotel, who has recen.tly moved here  from Washington, Louisiana. After seeing the wonder- ful new home with its wood- land setting and beautiful pond, the ladies gathered on the screened porch for the meeting. Mrs. Alex Kirkland re- viewed the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. This book was a #1 New York Times bestseller and was hailed by TIME magazine as the best nonfiction book of the year. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disap- peared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most ex- traordinary odysseys of the Second World War. In Unbroken, which was seven years in the making, Laura Hillenhrand writes with the same rich and viv- id narrafi,e voice she dis- played in her blockbuster bestseUer, Seabiscuit. Tell- ing an unforgettable story of a man's journey into ex- tremity, Unbroken is a tes- tament to the resilience of the human mind, body;and spirit. Following Mrs. Kirk- land's interesting program, the ladies were seated at tables inside and out on the screened porch where a par- ty plate of mini-muffalatos, deviled eggs and petit fours was enjoyed. The business meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at three-thirty at Nina's Market Cafe located in the Main Street Market. Champion Hill Commemorates 152nd Anniversary May 16th In 1890, thousands once the home site of of veterans, Blue and Gray, assembled at Champion Hill to commemorate the 27th Anniver- sary of the Battle of Champion Hill. The reunion was one of the first of its kind to bing Union and Confederate veterans together following the close of the war. Event organizers, Sid Champion H, Clay Sharkey and citizens of Bolten and Edwards, planned the im- pressive barbecue picnic that attracted one of the largest crowds in Mississippi history. The highlight of the reunion was a speech given by Ste- phen D. Lee, former Confed- erate general who played a significant role in the Battle of Champion Hill. This year's commemora- tive event will emulate the 1890 barbecue picnic' and will be held on the grounds' Of the CImon ri]l,  'Oih, NEED CASH? $25 To $300 NOT A FINANCE COMPANY " ALL BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL No Credit Check Same Day Service the Champion Fam- fly. The guest speak- er. will be Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great-great grand- son of Jefferson and Varina Davis. Ber- tram, president of the Beauvoir Foundation, Hayes-Davis and his wife, Carol, now make their home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. His goal is to promote and ed- ucate the public regarding the life of Jefferson Davis. 'The event will take place Saturday, May 16th. Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. with the 'first tours of the battle- field beginning at 8:15 a.m. Etnestine I.ach, story teller, will be featured on the tours and Charlie Carlisle and Sid Champion will serve as tour guides. Also during this time, event-goers will have the op- . .pgty to visit efibits, on : t;le b:ad.gfield pridr f"'fhe _ :onv at Ceiter, oy' : a-' try Will "Post the Colors" at 10:00 a.m'., marking the be- ginning of the program. After the "p, otiring of the Colors," live music will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Performing will be the Angel Bandits Bluegrass Strings and the Lewis Family Gospel Singers. Children will want to Page 3 THE PEONY FLOWER MAN -- Don't try to tell Jim- mie "Mike" James, Jr., that you can't grow peonies this far south. For years he has been "tending" peonies originally planted by his mother, Jennie Rising, and Josephine Chambers. Applying bone meal, fertilizing and covering during spring cold snaps are just a few of the things that he does to encourage his beautiful flowers which are in shades of pale pink and magenta. If you would like to see these blossoms, hurry by the offices of The Woodville Republican where on Monday he kindly brought a lovely bouquet. We send many thanks for this thoughtful gesture to "Pepper Mike," as he is also known by friends. gather around Center Stage at 2:00 when Sid Champion tells his favorite Ghost Stories of Champion Hill. A barbecue lunch ($10 a plate) will be served fo, 11:30-1:30 by membel of the church - many being in period dress. Other all-day events featured will be fiber arts exhibits by members of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, manikin exhib- its by Bertha Lewis, Civil War paintings by Jerry Mc- Williams and book signings by local writers. After lunch, Bertram Hayes-Davis will autograph copies of James McPherson's recent book on "Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis." The book may be purchased at the Vicksburg National Military Park ven- dors. This year, the Champion Heritage Foundation will honor Janet Gunn Cham- pion, wife of Sid Champion, with the establishment of the Janet Champion History Essay Award. Janet, a resi- dent of Clinton and twice a graduate of Mississippi Col- lege, was diagnosed in 2014 with AI_S. Monetary and gift awards will be presented to the chosen winners. Hinds County public schools invited to participate in the essay contest are; Clinton Jr. High, Sumner Hill High, Clinton High School, Raymond High School, Raymond Freshman School, Carver Middle School and Bolton-Edwards Middle School. The Battle of Champion Hill was fought midway be- tween Edwards and Bolton on May 16, 1863, when Grant's force of 30,000 met Pember- ton's force of22,000.The hard- fought battle ended when the Confederates were shattered and forced to retire from the field. Visit www.battleofcham- for more infor- mation on time and events. Also watch for updates regarding a possible road detour to the battlefield. 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