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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!  
  • 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.
  • May 23-26, 2016

    Neshoba Central Schools

    PK – 8th grade


    Monday: Mini Waffles, Pineapples
  • Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes warm weather, thunderstorms, and potentially, pond turnovers.  Generally, when someone mentions a ìturnover,î the first thing that comes to mind is dead fish.  In this article, we discuss why turnovers occur and some simple measures that can be used to lessen its impact.
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