Just Among Friends
Goodway Baptist Church's Education Ministry and Young People Ministry held their annual Back to School Program on Tuesday evening, August 1, at the church.
Special guests were Philadelphia school District school principals, Mr. Eiland and Mrs. Hancock, and guidance counselor, Eulisa Coburn.
The students enjoyed the program and were happy to receive a bag for school supplies from Mattie Hudson, State Farm agent, and a McDonald's gift card. The bags were filled with school supplies donated to the church for the program. The Pastor, Rev. W. C. Rush, was present to offer words of encouragement to all of the students for a good school year. The evening concluded with pizza!
Kathryn (Kat) Kilpatrick was honored by being selected to the All-MAIS Girls' "Top 20" Preseason Top 20 Soccer players. She plays Defender on the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Girls' Soccer team, the Patriots. Her parents are Jay and Shelly Price Kilpatrick. Jay is a native of Philadelphia with family in the city. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Mike and Leah Stinson who celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary on July 23rd! I remember Leah taught Candler, my daughter, how to water ski so many years ago on the Tombigbee River when she was a little girl. She never forgot how and has always been so glad that Leah took the time to teach her! Leah has a business out of her home, "Leah's Kitchen", which offers wonderful baked goods and other delicious dishes.
Kindness multiplies and extends farther from its origin Valerie Jayroe Watkins put up a post about helping a friend with school supplies and clothing for her son. Another friend, Linda Collier, told her to come by her store, D & L Men's Boutique..
Linda donated a brand new outfit for the child Valerie was helping! It meant so much to Valerie. The store also gave away free school supplies to help our community. Every act of kindness is so important.
Congratulations to Sellers and Julia Cole who celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary on August 1. Julia shared some news items from that year when Gerald Ford was President; "Jaws" broke box office records; gas was $.57 a gallon; milk was $1.39 a gallon; the last telecast of "Gunsmoke" . A three bedroom house cost $33,000!
The couple is enjoying their children and their families which include grandchildren and still reside in Philadelphia. Wishing you both many more years together!
The fall semester will begin soon for students at colleges and universities from Philadelphia and Neshoba County. Isaac Martin will return to Mississippi State University where he will be a senior. His major is Ag. Business and he will be doing an internship in addition to taking classes.
He is working for Phillip Good Farms in Macon as part of his studies where he will gain experience and apply the knowledge he has acquired in an actual business. His parents are Ike and Carla Cox Martin.