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Miss Hospitality Taylor Phillips
Miss Hospitality Taylor Phillips
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00 PM
Neshoba County’s Miss Hospitality Taylor Phillips will travel to Hattiesburg next week to compete in the state Miss Hospitality pageant.

The former 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Neshoba County, Phillips is no stranger to pageants. She described serving at the county’s Miss Hospitality as a fun yet challenging experience.
  • Seale ready to focus on friends, family
    Long-time Philadelphian Miriam Seale spent her year preparing for Miss Mississippi, but now that her tenure will soon end as Miss Neshoba County  she is turning her focus back to her friends, family and school.

    A recent graduate of Neshoba Central High School, Seale was a very active student there, participating in the varsity soccer and cheer squad. She is currently attending Mississippi State University. Seale is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, Fashion Board and American Medical Students Association. She is pursuing a degree in biochemistry while on a pre-medical track and hopes to attend UMM
  • The National Beta Convention was held in Orlando, Florida this year.  Beta is an academic and service organization for students in grades 4-12. It is divided into Junior Beta Clubs for grades 4-8 and Senior Beta for students in grades 9-12.  Neshoba Central Beta Club members attended the National Convention.  The Junior Convention was June 25-28 and the Senior Convention was held on June 29-July 2.
  • Reach One Teach One Ministry event a success
    Reach One Teach One Ministry was a big success at the Pendleton Square Apartments on July 8.

     This was the first annual event at Pendleton Square Apartments, featuring face painting, sack races, ice cream, popsicles and a host of other fun activities.
  • Waukaway Springs in Vossburg, Mississippi, was filled with excited first and second graders from several different churches in the area including several from East Philadelphia Baptist Church.  Youth Pastor, Rusty Parsons, organized a church camp experience for the younger members of his church.  This camp is called M4 and has special activities and events planned for this age group.
  • The Reverend D.B. Cannon opened the 17th Annual Neshoba County Fair at 2:00 p.m. on Monday 17, 1908, followed by an opening address by G.E. “Roger” Wilson. After several speeches and declamations, the patrons listened to music provided by a band from Weir, Mississippi. At 10:30 p.m, all joined in a Grand Promenade.

    Most of day two featured addresses by politicians, elocutions and essays, and at 8:30 p.m., Gladney & Olmstead’s Dissolving View Company* provided the entertainment. On the following day, politicians ruled the pavilion as C.C. Dunn spoke at 8:30 a.m.
  • Acting on the adage of "life is short, book the trip,” Greg Jackson decided to try once more to secure passage on a train excursion to the Canadian Rockies that had been sold out for months.  One week prior to departure, he was able to take advantage of a cancellation and began to pack his bags.
  • Kayla Elizabeth Robertson to wed Jonathan Tyler Beckham on July 15
    Mr. and Mrs. Mike Robertson of Preston and Mrs. Ashley Jenkins of Brandon are pleased to announce the celebration of the marriage of their children, Kayla Elizabeth Robertson and Jonathan Tyler Beckham.

     Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Leon Fulton and the late Jimmy Dale Robertson of Preston and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cooke of Covington, Va.
  • Kayla Dawn Coward, Stephen Blakeney Byrd to recite wedding vows on July 22
    Kayla Dawn Coward and Stephen Blakeney Byrd will exchange vows on July 22, 2017, at Noxapater Baptist Church at 5 p.m.

    A reception to follow at Bridges, The Venue, at 237 Byrd Ave.

     Philadelphia, Ms. No local invitations will be sent.
  • Imagine a fun -filled week of camping filled with worship, learning about God, making new friends, and many activities including sports, water fun, and crafts!  Children in grades 3-6 did just that at Centrikids' Camp located in Pulaski, Mississippi, in Timber Creek Camp.  The group was chaperoned by members of East Philadelphia Baptist Church and organized by their Youth Minister, Rusty Parsons
  • Prior to the opening of the 38th annual Neshoba County Fair on August 5, 1929, the Fair Association printed and distributed a 98-page Premium List and Catalog, one filled with advertisements. The Special Premium section enumerated 27 items, the top five of which included:

     (1) Phillip Lester Overall Company offered one suit of 401 overalls for best registered heifer calf under one-year old; (2) Williams Brothers donated a 48-pound sack of Pure and Sweet flour for best cake made of same; (3) American Snuff Company submitted a dozen bottles of Garrett Snuff
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