On Feb. 21 in Jackson, our very own Pat Thomasson was awarded the Champion Award by the Women's Business Enterprise Council South at a 20th regional anniversary celebration.

This award was established by WBEC-South to recognize individuals who were instrumental in helphin achieve set milestones.

The award was given for Pat's support, commitment and dedication in re-establishing Mississippi as a prominent area for WBEC-South growth. In the past year, Pat hosted multiple events in Mississippi which brought together woman-owned businesses and corporations seeking diversity in their supply chain. Congratulations, Pat!


On Feb. 18, the BALL group met in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church for their monthly luncheon. Pres. Jim Johnson welcomed everyone and led the group in prayer.

Billy Sharp gave a beautiful devotional about the renewal of spring and renewal of our Christian faith.

After lunch Harvin Hudson, county agent, spoke on pruning of shrubbs, fertilizing and spring gardening. Following a video and lecture, he had a question and answer forum. The program was very informative.

BALL member who were in attendance were Rebecca Barnett, Buck Bounds, Gloria Burkes, Jane Cole, Bill and Polly Gilley, Mazell and Wilmer Goforth, Delores Haden, Rena Harmon, Dr. Dan Howard, Dorothy James Johnson, Eunice Jones, Mary and Ray Marshall, James Mooney, Barney and Lavinia Nowell, Jane Parker, Jo Lynn Parker, Billy Sharp, Kermit Sharp, Louise Sharp, Sammie Sharp, William Smith, Eliene and Robert Turcotte, Madeline and Tom Vuncannon and Erma Young.

Next month's meeting will be held on March 18th and will feature a program of Irish music. All seniors are invited.


Tommie Banks, Doris Vowell, Janis Payne, Kathy Kittrell, Nell Dean, Alene Griffith and Addy Lee White traveled to Meridian on Tuesday, Feb.18 to enjoy the Meridian Little Theater's presentation of the play "Wait Until Dark."

Many will recall that Audrey Hepburn originally starred in the movie edition of this play.

Tommie Banks said that all of those who attended really enjoyed the suspenseful play.