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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.
  • Stovall centers life on family and church
    Highway 21 south is home to Ginger Stovall and her clan of God-loving, jambalaya-eating Philadelphians and she couldn’t imagine her life any other way.

    Stovall has lived in Philadelphia for 45 years and within that time, her family has grown exponentially. However, they haven’t left the fair city of Philadelphia. Her parents live two houses down from her and her siblings and their families live near as well.

    “I love living so close to my parents and family, “ Stovall said. Her family is a large, close-knit one, and they’re the kind of people who are at church anytime the doors are open.
  • Among the graduates of The University of Mississippi Medical School of Pharmacy was Cody Tawater of Philadelphia.  He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree during ceremonies in Jackson on May 14th.  Cody is the son of George and Tammy Tawater of Philadelphia, and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in chemistry. Tammy and George are so very proud of him!  
  • Miss Bates becomes bride of Jess Brantley
    Kayla Elizabeth Bates of Philadelphia, Miss. and Jess Martin Brantley of Louisville, Miss. were united in marriage at six o’clock in the evening on Dec. 12, 2015. The Ceremony was officiated by Reverend Fred Britton and was held at First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Miss.
  • The East Central Community College Wall O’ Sound Marching Band recently announced new members of auxiliary units including the Centralettes dance line and the Color Guard, as well as a new feature twirler.

    The announcement was made following auditions held on the Decatur campus. Ed Girling serves as director of bands. Steve Moffett is assistant director.
  • For the Philadelphia Neshoba County Arts Council, an annual Wine and Cheese Tasting event holds more importance than what the name entails.

     Upon entering Bridges the Venue where the event was held, the setup of decorations consisted of paintings, jewelry, clothes, props, discounts at local art businesses, and other pieces of art all from communal businesses, members, and people wanting to spread their talents.  The Arts Council's main focus is to support local arts and artistic individuals. 
  • A Philadelphia artist was among winners of the New Stage Theatre sponsored Rothko Refractions, a juried art show.

    It was held in conjunction with a production of Red by John Logan, April 12-24, which takes place in Mark Rothko’s studio and features only two actors, the artist and his assistant.
  • At 2:41 a.m. on May 7, 1945, World War II ended in the European Theatre of Operations, as the German Government officially surrendered to the Allied Forces. The Third Reich had slipped into the ashcan of history.
  • People often mistake carpenter bees for bumblebees, which look quite similar. Bumblebees nest in the ground, usually in abandoned rodent nests, and live in social communities. Carpenter bees are solitary bees that burrow into wood. If you see a bee that looks like a bumblebee emerging from a hole in your porch, it's a carpenter bee, not a bumblebee. You can differentiate the two by examining the dorsal (upper) side of the abdomen. If it's shiny and hairless, it's a carpenter bee. A bumblebee, by contrast, has a hairy abdomen.
  • Optometrist enjoys living in Philadelphia
    Emily Fleming likes to keep things moving. Her job as an optometrist takes her between clinics in Philadelphia, Newton and Louisville.

    Fleming is reserved and likes to get to the point, but that in no way means she is shy or afraid to meet new people.

    “I get to meet a lot of people and there is something new everyday. I travel between a handful of clinics and I like that variety,” she said.
  • Mothers and daughters enjoyed a very special occasion at East Philadelphia Baptist Church on Saturday, May 7 when they were honored by a Mother-Daughter Brunch at the church.  The event was hosted by the church's Children's Committee consisting of Rusty Parsons, Allison Palmer, Ginger Flake, Wendy Smith, Nicole White, Zack Butler, and Kristen Parsons.
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