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Leah Stinson
Leah Stinson
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:00 PM
lmost 600 children in Neshoba County will soon see the arrival of their first book from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and coordinator Leah Stinson couldn’t be more excited.

The program mails a free, brand-new, age-appropriate book to enrolled children every month from birth until five years of age, creating a home library of up to 60 books and instilling a love of books and reading from an early age.
  • Winstead grateful to represent hometown
    Laken Winstead, a rising senior at Neshoba Central High School, competed in the state Distinguished Young Woman pageant this past week and did her hometown justice.

    The local talent and overall winner, Winstead showcased her hometown pride at the state competition, and placed in the top five in preliminary fitness.

    She said, “State competition was so much fun. I met a lot of new girls and made some new friendships.”
  • Precious Micah Anthony Fieber made his grand entrance into the world on July 6, weighing 5 pounds and 12 ounces of pure love.  His parents, who waited with such joyful anticipation, are Timothy and Susanna Pace Fieber.  His maternal grandparents are Mike and Teresa Pace.  His paternal grandparents are Tony and Janice Branning Fieber.  Both families are so very excited to have him here and can't wait to hold him.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Roy Shetley of Kennett announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Susan Elizabeth, to Samuel Berton McKay, son of Donald and Sharon McKay of Philadelphia. 
  • Hall, Wylie to exchange vows
    Mr. and Mrs. Todd Hall of Starkville would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Alita Hall, to Aron Clark Wylie son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wylie of Preston.  

    The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Nancy Hall and the late Leland Hall of Jackson  and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Dobbs of Starkville.  She is also the great granddaughter of Mrs. Virginia Dobbs of Tupelo.
  • Meruvia receives rural physician scholarship
    William Meruvia, a graduate of East Central Community College and Mississippi College and Philadelphia native, was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship valued at $30,000 per year for his medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson at the annual scholarship ceremony.  Meruvia is the son of Osvaldo and Mary Lundy Meruvia.
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tristan T. Bystrom graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
  • During the 87th Annual Neshoba County Fair, on August 3, 1978, the Jackson Day Program took center stage at 11:00 a.m. Politicians by the dozens lined up for their few minutes of fame before the microphones under the Pavilion on the grounds of the Neshoba County Fair, now known as the political battleground of Mississippi. Heavy-weights that spoke included Robert Ladner, a candidate for president of the United States; United States Representative G. V. “Sonny” Montgomery; State Superintendent of Education Charles Holiday; State Auditor Hamp King; Sam Waggoner, Highway Commissioner; Heber Ladner, Secretary of State; former Governor Ross Barnett and current Governor Cliff Finch. This day’s featured orator spoke at 12:50 p.m., Mississippi’s United States Senator James Eastland, president pro tempore and chairman of the Judiciary Committee, in what was billed as his farewell address.
  • Little River Band concert to end summer series at MSU Riley Center
    Little River Band, the most successful pop music group that Australia ever sent to America, will wrap up the MSU Riley Center’s 2016 Spring/Summer Series with a concert on Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. To celebrate the occasion, a pre-show party will offer free refreshments in the Grand Lobby starting at 6 p.m.
  • Heat related illness occurs when you are exposed to excessive heat and your body is unable to compensate and properly cool itself.  Normally your body cools itself by sweating.  However, under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough.  In such cases your body temperature rises rapidly.  Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs.
  • Li excited to showcase pride for hometown
    Libby Li has been named Neshoba County’s Miss Hospitality for 2016 and there couldn’t be a more perfect candidate to represent our county.

    The ever-gracious and hospitable 2015 graduate of Philadelphia High School, Li’s Neshoba County pride emanates from her gentle gestures and kind words. A member of Beacon Street Baptist Church, Li has grown up in Neshoba County all her life and loves her hometown greatly. The loving community has had a lasting impression on her.
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