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Lisa Pierce and Connie Fedrick
Lisa Pierce and Connie Fedrick
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Lisa Pierce and Connie Fedrick will be among the nearly 100 singers Sunday during “A Community Choral Festival” at First United Methodist Church.

The concert will feature the Fair City Chorale and choirs from First Methodist and Neshoba Central High School.

Each choir will sing separate selections as well as joining in a mass choir directed by guest conductor Dr. Michael John Trotta of New York City.
  • Congratulations to Emily Moran, a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, for winning the Bishop John Joseph Canche Medal.  This medal is awarded by the Catholic Diocese of Jackson to those who excel in service to their parish churches.  She is a very active youth coordinator for Holy Cross and plans and executes fun and interesting activities for the young members of the congregation that also serve to develop and reinforce the meaning of their Catholic faith.  She has revitalized the youth participation in church activities. She also involves other parents in events.
  • Neshoba County educators attend ECCC workshop
    These area educators recently attended the annual High School Counselors’ Workshop at East Central Community College in Decatur, where they were provided information on academic transfer, career-technical and healthcare programs,
  • Huntley keynote speaker at staff development session
    The Philadelphia Public School District’s teachers and instructional staff recently participated in a Professional Development session designed to provide training on academic standards and on the important role each teacher and school staff member has to serve all children within the school district.  

    Elizabeth “Liz” Huntley was the keynote speaker for the day. Mrs. Huntley is a committed child advocate and a passionate litigation attorney. She practices law at Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC in Birmingham, Alabama and regularly serves as a motivational speaker for groups and organizations throughout the country.
  • Elementary School

    PK – 12th

  • The Vienna Boys Choir performed in Jackson at Belhaven University's Center for the Arts on Saturday evening, Feb.  4.  The boys' choirs have been singing at the Vienna Imperial Chapel since 1926 for the likes of Mozart, Haydn, Salderi, and Schubert. Auditions are held year round for new voices. Nearly 100 boys between the ages of 10-14 are divided into four touring choirs.  These choirs have given around 300 concerts a year which were attended by almost half a million spectators around the world.  The proceeds from this concert will benefit the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra which sponsored the Choir.
  • Miss Savell to wed Trent Rickles March 4
    Mr. and Mrs. Mike Savell of Philadelphia are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jade Elizabeth Savell, to Trent Rickles, son of Richard Rickles and Patti Rickles, both of Philadelphia.

    Miss Savell is the granddaughter of Jim and Martha Whittle of Philadelphia and the late Rothell and Nell Tolbert of Philadelphia.
  • MSU Riley Center presented "Daniel Tiger Live!" as part of its scheduled performances for the season.  It is based on the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) kids' television show, "Daniel Tiger.”

     The show took the audience through a day in the life of Daniel Tiger.  The children got up close and personal with many of the props used in the show.  They had so much fun and so did the adults who went along!

  • Philadelphia Elementary School

    PK – 12th

  •  The Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild had its first meeting of 2017 on Jan. 5 with 10 members present.

    They were Barbara Pou, Burnadyne Smith, Jimmie Pasnir, Brenda Greer, Romona Tucker, Helen Herrington, Linda Madison, Mary Ruth Thomas and Dianne Smith.
  • The January meeting of the Lydian Music Club was held in the home of Mrs. Joan Hight.  The meeting was  called to order by Cary Eldridge, President.  The Federation Collect and  Federation hymn was led by Libby Waddell.

    We were honored to have the Hight men to perform for us.  The group was composed of  Troy, Casey, and Jonathan Hight.  They were accompanied by Joan Hight.  Their selection was “I Think About His Love.”
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