The family of the late Tom and Onie Irons held their 52nd Annual Family Reunion at the Longino Senior Citizens' Center on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Fifty-three members were present to enjoy the occasion.  

Walt Rudolph recognized each of the children of the late Tom and Onie Irons and acknowledged the family members who were present.  Those attending were:  John and Louise Irons; Gary and Veronica Nance; Bill and Vermanda Fulton; Anslee Gray; Seth, Summer, Mackenzie, and Fletcher Irons; Bobbie Irons Holley; Barry and  Betty Irons; Will, Mary Margaret, and Kate Massey; Sandy, Joe, and Merry Irons; William Irons; Ashley Pullen; Krystal Rudolph; Walt, Julie, Jake, Shelby, and Aubrey Rudolph; Tracy and Wynne Robertson; Prentice Copeland; Lynn and Kay Copeland; Brad, Hollie, Halle Faith, and Braden Copeland; Rex and Diane Copeland; Brad, Lisa, Caitlin, Macy, and Peyton Gray; Chris, Valerie, Victoria, Anna, and Jack Copeland; Justin, Kelly, Brody, and Jase Copeland.

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Pat Woodrick has taken on a new project.  She has adopted a precious puppy to keep her company and entertain her.  Those of us who love dogs know that they are great companions and can provide a lot of laughter.  They are always thrilled to see us when we come home from being away or just ouside the door.  A dog gives unconditional love to those who love them and treat them with kindness.  

     Pat's new family member is a small black puppy with brown "socks" on all four paws and a bolt of white lightning zigzagging from underneath his chin down his chest.  It was obvious that both Pat and the puppy were delighted with each other and bonded quickly.  That pup's tail was wagging so hard it almost wagged him out of the vet technician's arms.  He was also doing his best to give some doggy kisses.  Pat has named him "Willie" in honor of Dr. William Mars, the vet who was checking Willie over. I was delighted to see Pat and her cute pup together having fun together.

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During graduation ceremonies held on the Starkville Campus of Mississippi State University, Mallory Eubanks graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work.  She is the daughter of Allison Nowell and Nick Eubanks.  There were many members of her family in the audience who watched proudly as she walked across the stage.

Mallory will enter graduate school in the fall semester to study for a Masters Degree in Social Work.  She enjoys her job at the Neshoba County Animal Hospital where she meets many four legged friends and helps with their care.

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Baylor Coggins, a Neshoba County Rockets Cheerleader, was selected as an All American Cheerleader during cheerleader camp sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association recently.  It was quite an honor and validates her talent as an outstanding cheerleader with exceptional skills.  Her back flips and front flips were amazing!  She is the daughter of Terry and Bonnie Bates Coggins. Congratulations!

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Tiny Gunner Wade Fulton met his Philadelphia great grandparents, Forest and Jean Fulton, when he arrived home last week.  They were thrilled to hold their precious great grandchild.  The Fulton men posed for a picture of four generations, (one of whom is a very tiny new one), Forest Fulton, his son, Jim Fulton along with Jim's sons, Coke and Kip Fulton, and Gunner, Coker's son.  It was such a special family gathering.  

Gunner also has another great grandfather, John Burt, Sr., who feels blessed to have a second great grandson.  Pete Peebles is his first great grandson who is so dear to his heart.  Mr. Burt is looking forward to spending time with both great grandsons.