There is just something about a "W" girl! I am talking about a real Mississippi State College for Women "Meh Ladies" girl, reminiscent of Zouave, Lyceum, Miss Emma Ody Pohl's dance classes, mother-daughter garden parties, and the Magnolia Chain. She possesses a charm all her own.

Juanita McCown Hight is certainly such a "W" girl. Her 100th birthday celebration at The First Baptist Church in Louisville Saturday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2013, had that special "W" class. Artfully arranged profusions of fresh flowers and fruit, beautifully appointed linen covered tea tables offering an array of delicious party delectables served on fine heirloom china and stemmed crystal glassware! Now that's a birthday party worthy of a true "W" girl. Juanita is the epitome of just such a girl, and we wish her a very Happy Birthday!


Dudley and Pat Taylor Warren were in Natchez Friday afternoon, Aug. 23, 2013, for visitation at Jefferson Street United Methodist Church for Mary Brown Nowell Kaiser. Mary Brown passed away "with the dignity that was hers" on Wednesday, Aug. 21, following an incurable illness of progressive supranuclear palsy. Quoting Pat, Mary Brown's lifelong friend since grammar school, "In a most unselfish decision, Mary Brown donated her body to science for the study of this disease".

Mary Brown was president of the 1952-53 senior class at Philadelphia High School, as well as homecoming queen. She was a graduate of Mississippi Southern (University of Southern Mississippi), and was an inductee into the Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame. Following graduation, Mary Brown worked for the Florida Power and Light Company in Miami, while Pat, also in Miami, was attending post graduate school of Medical Technology.

Mary Brown was married to Edward (Bubba) Kaiser of Natchez. They have two sons, Kim and Kerry. She was very active in all aspects of the Natchez community life. The Dr. Richard (Dickie) Nowell Trophy is presented at the Neshoba County Fair Triathlon each year in memory of Mary Brown's brother.


Congratulations to Michael McLain on being selected to attend a two-weeks physics workshop held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston this summer. Michael participated in lectures and lab experiences at the Center for Ultra cold atoms. The workshop culminated in a lecture, later dining with Wolfgang Ketterle, Nobel Laureate physicist, who serves as director of the Center.

Michael, a junior at Neshoba Central High School, is the son of Nina Lisa and Arvin Calkins and Kent and Jan McLain. His grandparents are Nina Marvelle and the late Fred Bolinger and John and the late Irene McLain, all of Philadelphia.


In July, the B.A.L.L. (Be Active Live Longer) group from First Baptist Church, Philadelphia were guests of James and Shirley Mooney at their Fair cabin at the Neshoba County Fair. As instructed by the Scriptures in Romans 12:13, Shirley and James were the perfect hosts, treating their guests to delicious fried catfish with all kinds of good home-cooked complements.

Enjoying this fellowship together on an unseasonably cool evening were Rebecca Barnett, Buck Bounds, Gloria Burkes, Jane Cole, Marge Davis, Lamar Fowler, Bill and Polly Gilley, Mazell and Wilmer Goforth, Liz Goldman, Jean Griffith, Rena Harmon, Joan Hight, Dot and Jim Johnson, Eunice Jones, Sue Lewis, James and Shirley, Barney and Lavinia Nowell, Jane Parker, Jo Lynn Parker, George and Sue Saxon, Billy and Louise Sharp, Kermit and Sammie Sharp, William Smith, Patricia Trest, Ellene Turcotte, and Janelle Yates.


The B.A.L.L. Group (Be Active Live Longer) met for its monthly luncheon meeting in Fellowship Hall at The First Baptist Church on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment provided by the church's men's quartet, Standing Firm, which includes Stan Yates, Ryan McKay, Joey Kilgore, and Robert Thomas. William Smith filled in for Robert who was recovering from a heart procedure. Weegie Kocher accompanied the group on the piano.

New B.A.L.L. officers are President Jim Johnson, Vice President Robert Turcotte, Program Director Marge Davis, Decorations Director Rebecca Barnett, Secretary Erma Young, Service Directors Eunice Jones and Mildred Estes, and Staff Sponsor William W. Smith.

Suzainne Montgomery, Kathy Ibby, Bonnie Thompson, Karen McKay and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Adams were welcomed as guests. Members attending included Rebecca Barnett, Buck Bounds, Gloria Burkes, Jane Cole, Marge Davis, Eugene Dobbs, Everett and Mildred Estes, Lamar and Estelle Fowler, Wilmer and Mazell Goforth, Liz Goldman, Jean Griffith, Ruth Hamilton, Rena Harmon and Joan Hight. Also, Dr. Dan Howard, James and Dorothy Johnson, Eunice Jones, Sue Lewis, Billy and Louise Sharp, Sammie Sharp, William Smith, Dorothy Thomas, Patricia Trest, Robert and Ellene Turcotte, Tom and Madeline Vuncannon, Charles and Jean Yates and Erma Young.