Just Among Friends

Just Among Friends


A new school year has begun, but two Neshoba Country School District teachers will not be returning. Michelle Cheatham and Tammy Alford have decided to retire from teaching after decades in the profession.

Michelle Cheatham taught for 16 years and Tammy Alford for 30 years in the Neshoba County School District. They were honored with a retirement reception recently. Congratulations and best wishes!


Two Mississippi Educators were selected as National College Attainment Network College and Career Readiness Fellows. Brent Johnson from Corinth High School and Jana Williams from Jackson Public Schools will receive professional development in order to grow into more effective college and career readiness leaders in their schools. 

NCAN established the fellowship program with support from the recently awarded Postsecondary Pathways Project in 15 states. NCAN has a statewide partner in each state to assist with the dissemination of career readiness resources and training. The training will be delivered through one-on-one sessions with coaches, group meetings, and pre-conference meetings at NCAN's next two national conferences.. The 15 selected fellows represent 12 states and serve in various professional roles.

Brent Johnson is married to the former Mollie McKay of Philadelphia and they have a baby daughter. Congratulations!


Faith Tabernacle's fellowship hall was transformed into a lovely setting in pink and white for a bridal shower honoring Gabi Sparnecht on August 12.

A photo spot was designed with an arch of balloons in shades of pink with white and gold accents surrounding a backdrop. A white peacock chair was used for pictures with lap sized guests who looked so cute. 

The tables had centerpieces of Gabi's favorite color which is any shade of pink, and her favorite flowers, star gazer lilies and roses along with many other beauties. A delectable variety of sweet and savory foods including pink and white cake balls, petit fours and tiny BLT's was served from a long bar covered in a white tablecloth with floral arrangements down the center of the entire top. 

Guests were seated at round tables covered in floor-length white cloths and chairs with white chair covers. After sampling the tasty edibles, her family, friends and church family enjoyed watching Gabi unwrap the many gifts brought to help furnish the couple's future hone..

Hostesses for the occasion were: Juan Sparnecht, Sue Young;, Jhaun Sansing, Jillian Mars; Brooklyn Sparnecht, Ashley Sparnecht, Jennie Bobo, Adriana Burt, Jordan Stephens, Alex Day, Jo Burt, Caroline Robinson, Kelly Sullivan, Brianna Petty, Krissy Lepard, and Allison Petty.

Gabi and Dylan Fanning will exchange wedding vows on September 24, 2022.


Summertime and cold lemonade seem to go together perfectly, especially here in the South. Tracie Ricks-Cleveland shared this sentiment when she gave a "Lemonade Lawn Party" for her friends and family on her front lawn to celebrate her birthday recently. Many of the ladies wore colorful outfits that fit the theme.

The theme was charmingly carried out with bright yellow tablecloths on tables with centerpieces of lanterns decorated with flowers, green lemon leaves and lemon slices with black and white bows on top. The plates were white with sprigs of lemons and leaves on them. Lemon printed cloths covered tables with glass beverage servers filled with pink lemonade and yellow lemonade served over tall glasses of crushed ice with a straw, cupcakes iced in lemon yellow, white, and green frosting. Wonderful food was served and enjoyed by everyone. Everything was perfect, including fun games with prizes.

The guests seemed to have a blast! They "Squeezed the Day" as the motto on a cute wall hanging advised! Happy Birthday to Tracie!


A beautiful, healthy boy made his grand entrance into the world on August 17 in Nashville, Tennessee where he was joyfully greeted by his parents, David and M.e. Clark Myhre. Hatcher David Myhre weighed 8 pounds and 8 ounces and has stolen every single inch of their hearts. Both mother and baby are doing well. 


Dress up days for Philly home games are as follows: Twin Day-Dress the same as someone else; August 26th; Tie Dye Day-wear tie dye shirts, socks, shoes, September 2; Red Out-Wear red from head to toe! September 30; When I Grow Up Day-I want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a fireman; October 6; Camo-vs-Cowboys, Wear camo or cowboy attire, October 21. Let's show your school spirit!


Precious little Leddy Ryann Deweese was joyfully welcomed by her parents, Josh and Carla Deweese, on Thursday, August 18. She weighed 5 pounds and 5 ounces of absolute perfection. Her family has been eagerly awaiting her arrival! Congratulations!

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