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Mississippi State University released the names of those students who made the Dean's List for the fall semester.
Ally Grace Hardy earned a place on this list! She is a junior majoring in Elementary Education. She is the daughter of Shane and Kyra Hardy. Her Philadelphia grandparents are Jerry and Tommie Hardy. Congratulations!
Last Sunday was a very special one for the Prince -Haefer families. Tiny Benjamin Cole Haefer was baptized at the First United Methodist Church in Philadelphia. He and his parents, Matt and Anne Cassidy Haefer, traveled all of the way from Vancouver, Washington, for his baptism. Benjamin looked adorable in his baptism gown and seemed to be happy during the event.
After the baptism, the family gathered together to celebrate Jimmy Prince’s 92nd birthday. It was such a joyous day with so many family members present for these two events. Congratulations and blessings to Benjamin Cole and Happy Birthday to Jimmy Prince!
Congratulations to Meredith Adams for being named to the President's List at Mississippi University for the fall semester! She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and the Modeling Squad at MSU. Her parents are Russell and Monica Blevins Adams.
It was a tough year according to Ella Grace Robertson, but it was worth it. She added a few more letters after her name. She is now Ella Grace Robertson, RN, BSN. She completed all of her course work and received her BSN from Mississippi University for Women during the fall semester in December. Congratulations!
Tate Reeves, the Governor of Mississippi, welcomed 200 students from the Mississippi Band of Choctaws to the Governor's Mansion recently to see their beautiful hand beaded ornaments on the Governor's Christmas tree.
Governor Reeves expressed his gratitude that they shared their wonderful ornaments and their artistic talents for everyone to admire. They looked amazing in a close up picture!
Congratulations to Philadelphia Elementary School’s Teacher and Parent of the Year, 2022-2023! Sonya Smith is Teacher of the Year and Jeffery Scott Williams is Parent of the Year. The school appreciates everything you do!
We had a wonderful Christmas again this year. My brother, Ronald Grenko, came from Albuquerque, with thanks to Lacey Yates who picked him up in Jackson!
Candler and Bert and our granddog, Abbie, came from Dallas by way of Natchez where they visited Bert's family first.
Coco and Abbie played together all over the house. We let them run wherever they wanted. A fire burned constantly in the fireplace where we sat and visited and enjoyed all kinds of goodies. My brother brought tamales and bizcochitos which are the state cookie of New Mexico. They are a very thin sugar cookie made with lard and dusted with cinnamon and a little sugar. This is a melt-in-your mouth cookie.
On the 27th, we went to dinner at Phillip M's to enjoy a luscious dinner in celebration of our 53rd Anniversary. My brother headed back to Albuquerque on the 28th. It is always so hard to say goodbye. Once a year isn’t enough, but so thankful to have everyone with us again.