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The Philadelphia Rotary Club honored 3 students from local high schools as Students of the Month for November, 2022 during last Monday's meeting. They are Catherine Jim, Choctaw Central High School; Elijah Ruffin, Neshoba Central High School; and Zoey Griff, Philadelphia High School.

The students were introduced to the members and guests by Tammy Jones, Student of the Month coordinator. Special thanks to the school counselors and parents who attended in support of these students. Congratulations!

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Dr. Cody Killen successfully defended his dissertation before his committee on November 15 at William Carey University School of Education. He extended his thanks and gratitude to everyone who encouraged and supported him along his journey. He hopes to make an impact on the lives of students. 

He said this will be the first deer season in three years he will not have to pack his laptop and hotspot to take to the deer stand. He is really looking forward to that! Congratulations!

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A beautiful baby girl made her grand debut into the world on Monday, November 14.  Precious Leighton Paige Sanderford's parents, Tyler and Ashley McNair Sanderford, were thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family. Congratulations!

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The newest member of the Philadelphia Rotary Club is Dr. Shana Whitehead. Dr. Whitehead is the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District. The Rotary Club President, Cynthia Graham, introduced Dr. Whitehead and welcomed her into the club.

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The Mississippi State University Fashion Board presented a fashion show last Wednesday evening on the Starkville Campus. Guests enjoyed watching the models and designers walk the runway. The students coordinate, design, and promote these shows. Among the models were Tina Seale and Meredith Adams from Philadelphia. Amazing job!

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From a very young age, Jovantae Harrington told Grant Myers he was going to be a police officer. The first time he was about 12 years old and he told Grant probably "573937 more times over the years." Jovantae recently graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety training school and took the oath to become a DPS Trooper. He has achieved his goal. Welcome to the Texas Tan! Congratulations!

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The Philadelphia Rotary Club does so much to help our community. During last Monday's meeting, the club made a donation to Open Arms, a community meal ministry of Philadelphia and Neshoba County. A check for $3.000 was presented to John Bowen, co-chairman of Open Arms, by Cynthia Graham, President, to assist with providing food to the needy in our community. Thank you so much for caring!

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The First Baptist Church's BALL group had an amazing Smokey Mountain Christmas adventure recently. The scenery was astonishing filled with more beauty than the travelers had ever experienced. 

One of the highlights of the trip was a tour of the Biltmore which was fabulous!  It was amazing to learn that it had electricity, indoor plumbing, refrigeration, and a washing machine decades before the average household did. 

However, all of that wealth and those worldly good could not compare to the presence of God the visitors experienced at the Billy Graham Cove. It was an awe inspiring trip.





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