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It was a marvelous Maroon Friday for Shane and Katelyn Reed in Starkville on September 24, but it had nothing to do with the MSU Bulldog football game that weekend. They welcomed a son who has been named Woods Reed with joy!  He has two big little sisters, Brighton and Marian Reed, who were so excited to meet their precious baby brother.  Philadelphia grandparents are Woody and Lisa Reed. His Aunt, Amy Eubanks, who also lives in Philadelphia, was happy to have a nephew. Congratulations!

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September had a fifth Wednesday which made the members of the Fifth Wednesday Bridge Club happy!  Members met at the Holland House on September 29 for an afternoon of lunch and bridge.  Hostesses for the occasion were Susan Burt and Jan Williams who welcomed their guests with a tray of tasty appetizers and beverages while they visited before lunch. Jan said the blessing and everyone sat down to a luscious lunch prepared by Susan with dessert by Jan.  

After lunch, members drew tallies and went to their tables to spend the afternoon playing bridge. There were the usual moans and groans from those who did not get good cards, as well as those who were quietly counting all of their high card points After three rounds of bridge, a game of Bingo was played with the decks of cards.  Alice Rowe was the lucky winner! 

Those enjoying the afternoon were the hostesses, Susan Burt and Jan Williams, Shirley Cox, Joyce Dansby, Marianne Enochs, Ray Fleming, Carol Oliphant, Pat Posey, Alice Row, Charlene Webb, and guests, Beth Henson and Helen Thomasson. Thank you to our gracious hostesses for a very enjoyable time.

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Congratulations to Erica Clemons Moore for her inclusion in the Mississippi Business Journal's List of Leading Business Women in Mississippi for 2021.

Erica serves as the Director of Public Relations, Guest Services, Internal Communications, and Special Projects for the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Mississippi.

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Neshoba County School District's Teacher of the Month was Miss Marlee Parkes. She teaches 7th grade math in the Neshoba County Middle School. The MS Principal, Jacob Drury, and Assistant Principal, Jesse Smith, presented Miss Parkes with a certificate and a gift card from Main Street Junction. Thank you to the Junction for donating the gift card!

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Congratulations to the Philadelphia High School band which placed 3td overall in competition held on September 25! The Drum Major received a Superior Rating; the Color Guard/Dancers/Majorettes an Excellent Rating, and the Drumline a Superior Rating, Congratulations to each and every member of the band who worked so hard to achieve this honor! Congratulations also to the band director and all who helped!

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The Rotary Club of Philadelphia was honored to present three high school seniors as Students of the Month during its September 25 meeting.

Kameron Tucker, Philadelphia High School, Jala Johnson, Neshoba Central High School, and Makayla Hickman, Choctaw Central High School were presented by Tammye Jones, Student Coordinator for the Philadelphia Rotary Club.  Congratulations!





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