The dreary, drizzly morning turned into a pleasant, sun- filled afternoon which was a perfect day to pass the time with a game of bridge.  The Fifth Wednesday Bridge Club met on Jan. 29 at Dancing Rabbit Golf Club for lunch and bridge.  Hostesses for the occasion were Shirley Cox and Joyce Dansby.

As always, the food and service at the Club were great.  It is beautifully decorated and maintained, so it is always a pleasure to be there.  We are so fortunate that we are able to play in such pleasant surroundings.

Members and guests attending were Shirley Cox, Ray Fleming, Charlene Webb, Pat Posey, Jean Marshall, Alice Rowe, Joyce Hardy, Jan Williamson, Susan Burt, Rebecca Barnett, Marianne Enochs, and Carol Oliphant. It was fun!

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A baby shower honoring Ryan and Breann Boatner Moore was held on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Mount Olive Baptist Church located in the Stephenstown community.

The church hall was decorated with lots of delicate pink lace, greenery, and accents of white since the new baby is a girl.  Emmie Morgan Boatner will arrive soon to live in the nursery which has been lovingly prepared for her. 

 A variety of food was served from a long table covered in a white floor length cloth. Tables for guests were also covered in white cloths with centerpieces of votive candles arranged in triple candle holders. Special treats were a four-layer white cake decorated with white icing ruffles, and the words “It’s a Girl” in a pink cutout on the top layer, made by Grammy-to-Be, Paula Boatner, and “peanut people” iced with pink royal icing made by future MiMi, Candy Moore.  Guests enjoyed watching Ryan and Breann open the many lovely gifts which they had all brought to welcome Emmie Morgan.

Hostesses for this sweet event were Abby Bradley, Amanda Beckham, Brittany Dowdy, Misty Holland, Lynette Kilpatrick, Jill ray, Holly Ray, and Jessie Taylor. Emmie Morgan’s parents were so very excited to receive the many gifts and feel the love and support from family and friends who attended.

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Quiz Bowl 2020 was held on Jan. 26 with Neshoba Central’s Talented and Gifted Program Project Explorers bringing home two wins.  The fourth grade won second place and the second grade won first place.

Quiz Bowl is a competition in which multiple teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from many areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, mathematics, and general knowledge. Congratulations to all the teams who participated.

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Olivia and Levi Dennis attended their first #1 hit party in Nashville on Jan. 25, with their parents, Daniel and Madison Hardy Dennis.  The party honored their uncle. Michal Hardy, for his fourth #1 hit song, “I Don't Know About You”.    The song was written by Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, and Jameson Rodgers, and performed by Chris Lane.  The toddlers were fascinated by all of the music, lights, and excitement.  Their grandfather Mike and grandmother Sarah Hardy were also present for the celebration.  Philadelphia great-grandparents are Bobby and Joyce Hardy who are number one fans of their grandson “Hardy.”

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Congratulations to Pam Gipson who completed her graduate studies and earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Western Governors University (WGU).  She will receive her diploma in February. 

Pam is a first grade teacher at Neshoba Central Elementary School where she thoroughly enjoys her little students. She is a graduate of Alcorn State University with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Her daughter, Mia Hudson, is a senior at Neshoba Central High School and will graduate in May.  She is following in her mother’s footsteps.  Mom graduated from Neshoba Central High School and Alcorn State and Mia has been accepted at Alcorn State for the fall semester.  So very happy for and proud of Pam whom I have known for many years.

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Zoie Henson was on the Dean’s List at Mississippi State University for the fall semester.  She and her sister, Amelia who is a senior, both earned the honor through their hard work and perseverance.  Their proud mother is Phoebe Henson of Philadelphia.  Both girls are graduates of Neshoba Central High School.  Congratulations!