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Floyd Bozeman
Floyd Bozeman
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:00 PM
The owner of Taste & See is a self-taught artist, a former art teacher and hospice administrator.

A Neshoba County native, Floyd Bozeman opened his first Taste & See restaurant in 2010 in Sebastopol and the one in Philadelphia in 2014.

He has the best of both worlds because he gets to work alongside his wife, Lori, each day at the restaurant here at the corner of Center Avenue and Beacon Street.
  • Philadelphia friends of Mac and Barbara Perry McLaurin of Starkville will be happy to know that their newest grandchild, Prentiss Cortez McLauren, IV, “Cort,” decided to come a few weeks early on August 4, 2017, at 9:08 a.m., instead of Aug. 30.  He weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces and is 20 inches long.  Mother and baby are doing fine!  His parents are Joanna and Prentiss McLaurin.  His two year old sister, Stevie Lynn, is delighted to have a baby brother to spoil. Congratulations!
  • P.E.O. to host bridge marathan at Holy Cross Oct. 5
    What does bridge (just a card game) have to do with education?  It’s a thinking game with many rules and is a big draw for women in Philadelphia and all over the US.  This bridge tournament is for raising funds to support women of all ages, at all levels of school and with various financial needs.

    P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is a sisterhood organized in 1869 by seven teenagers.  As of 2017, the sisterhood has over 235,000 active members in the United States and Canada. The 6000 plus chapters have shown dedication,
  • Land Latimer to wed Cameron Lesley on September 30
    Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Latimer of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Land Latimer, to Cameron Gavin Lesley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wayne Lesley of Philadelphia.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Vines of Philadelphia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ikler Montgomery Latimer of Philadelphia.
  • Congratulations to Travis and Caroline Dees Sledge on the birth of their daughter, Mattie Evelyn Sledge.  She was born on August 31, 2017, in Jackson, Miss.  Her big brother, Gray, was fascinated with her and so excited to be a big brother. Mattie was welcomed into a loving family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.  She will have a great group of cousins to play with during the Fair! Her Philadelphia grandparents are Bud and Mandy Dees.

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  • Maribeth Stuart and Jake Grier to wed in private ceremony at Dancing Rabbit
    Mr. and Mrs. Mike “Cat” Stokes of Edinburg and Johnny Stuart and fiancé Becky Woods of Philadelphia,  would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Maribeth Stuart, to Jake Grier, son of Mr, and Mrs. Rick Grier of Corinth.
  • Reagan Pierce to wed Andrew Presson September 16 at Bethsaida Baptist
    Kenny and Lisa Pierce of Union are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Reagan Leigh Pierce, to Andrew Kenneth Presson, son of Gerald and Pam Whittington of Crystal Springs and Rickey and Lynn Presson of Meridian.  

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Connie Mowdy of Union and Dorothy Pierce and the late Eric Pierce of Union.
  • Rigdon, Tingle exchange vows on June 10 at  Lazy Acres in Chunky
    Miss Abbey Elizabeth Rigdon and Tyler Alston Tingle were married on June 10 at Lazy Acres Plantation in Chunky.  Rev. Michael Wells officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Rigdon of Little Rock.  She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gertrude McKinion, the late Lamar McKinion, Rayburn Rigdon and the late Joan Rigdon.
  • I see posts on social media and TV news reports of community people quickly responding to help Hurricane Harvey survivors. Mississippians are known for kind hearts and generosity, especially during these trying times. We send truckloads of water, food, personal care items, cleaning supplies, etc. I see many requests for cash. But we must be mindful of those who will try to take advantage during times of crisis and disasters.
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and across the country, battered women’s and men’s advocates are joining elected officials, health care providers, business leaders, police officers, faith-based groups, concerned citizens and many others to organize events and activities that raise awareness about domestic violence.
  • While many Neshoba men and women endured hostile environments during World War II, some had it “nice and easy.” Private First Class Ross E. Tingle of the Henry’s Chapel community had just such luck.

    His position as a clerk/typist insured the 23-year-old soldier of relatively safe* and non-laboring assignments, but this station of service was a tropical paradise. From November 1942 to December 1944, Tingle “labored” on the islands of Trinidad and Aruba in the Netherlands West Indies to “sweat” out the war.
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