Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends

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On Aug. 4-9, Calvin Prince had the fantastic experience of traveling to San Diego, California, on a mission trip to assist the Church Planters. The Church Planters Team starts new churches in areas where there is a need for them and organizes them to be independent and grow.

Calvin is a student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University who felt called to become a minister. He is grateful to all of his family and friends who contributed to help fund his trip.

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The officers for the Philadelphia Elementary School's PTO Board of Directors for the 2022-23 school year were announced recently. The President is Sandra Lyon; Vice-President, Ms. Jessica Kendrick; Treasurer, Mrs. Jesette Rush; Secretary, Mrs. Kelly Little; Fundraiser Coordinator, Ms. Brandy Jones; Parent Coordinator, Mrs. Angela Coleman.

Please join and help make our school a greater place for learning. Parental and community involvement is so important to a successful school! Thank you to each of these members who have volunteered to lead the PTO this school year.

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It was a gorgeous day for a visit from dinosaurs at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. The dinosaurs had come to help Wyatt Little celebrate his 6th birthday with a party.

The party's theme was "Jurassic Park" with gold inflatable letters spelling "Wyatt's Park" and tropical foliage decorating the cake table with a T-Rex on one side and a plate of cookies with dinosaur tracks and leaves on the other. The birthday cake sat in the center, and what a cake it was! It was decorated in green leaves all over with dinosaur eggs on the top. It was perfect for the party.

The tables had centerpieces with various dinosaurs resting in nests of greenery and tall clear vases holding green leaves. There were large green plant leaves on some of the tables which added to the ambiance. After playing games outside, the children had refreshments and Wyatt excitedly opened all of his presents.

It was a fun party with both sets of grandparents present!

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Congratulations to Seth McCoy who was invited to join the prestigious ABOTA organization. This organization's membership is by invitation only and is composed of trial lawyers and judges.

American Board of Trial Associates is a national association whose motto is "Guardians of the 7th Amendment." ABOTA members are required to have at least five years of active experience as trial lawyers, tried at least 10 civil jury trials to conclusion, and have additional litigation experience.

Seth is a graduate of Mississippi State University, the University of Mississippi School of Law, and Neshoba Central High School. He is a lawyer with Steen, Dalehite, and Pace, LLC and resides in Madison, Mississippi. with his wife, Kristen Horton McCoy, and daughter, Caroline.

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For the past year, Mary Mosley Pickering has received treatment for leukemia at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. Her parents, Jessica and Blake Pickering, are so very grateful for the excellent care she received as well as the support from our community.

Now is the time to give back to this awesome hospital that helps children from our county and all over our state. It involves something that we all have to do at one time or another, fill our gas tanks! 

The Junction Deli and Fuel Center is participating in "The Giving Pump" fundraising campaign from now until Oct. 31. 

PUMP 1 at the Junction is that magic pump! It is easy to spot when you drive up because it is decked out in purple and has a sign labeling it the "Giving Pump". It also says, "Fill up here and help our local kids." What a wonderful way to painlessly donate to this fantastic hospital, and thank you to The Junction!





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