Just Among Friends
The Citizens Bank recently presented Neshoba Central School District with a check for $$12,913.50 from the School Stash Debit Card program!
Each time a Neshoba Debit Card from the Citizens Bank is used for a credit, the bank donates five cents to the program. This adds up to a significant amount to be donated to the school district at the end of a certain period. The funds will be used for classroom grants for staff members. What a great contribution to our community!
Wednesday,, January 16 was a very significant date for Steve Wilkerson and his family. Sixteen years ago on that day, Steve was given the most generous and beautiful gift he could ever receive-the gift of life.
He was given a new liver, thanks to the selfless individual who was an organ donor. Because of this gift, Steve has been the recipient of 16 years of a quality life. He walked his daughter, Lacie, down the aisle on her wedding day and now holds his precious granddaughter, Poplar Elizabeth, who is not yet a year old. So many days are ordinary days, but really extraordinary for him and his family.
Each day is truly a gift for this very special person who is one of my favorite people. Organ donors give the gift of life to others every day somewhere in the world. The success of this donor recipient program is another one of God's miracles. It gives them a second chance. Please consider being an organ donor. Give another person a second chance to live in this beautiful world.
Happy Birthday to Betty Burt who celebrated her 96th birthday on January 19! She and her family enjoyed ice cream and some beautiful flowers for the occasion.
Congratulations to Larry and Phyllis Robinson whose 61st wedding anniversary was on January 13! This couple has been our down the street neighbors for many years. So happy for them.
Congratulations to Delaiah Billy, a student at Choctaw Central High School, who attended the MACD's 78th Annual Meeting where she received her certificate and award for being selected at the State Level for her Essay Entry in the MACD Poster/Essay Contest.
Neshoba Country has not had a winning entry in over 10+ years, so her winning was even more prestigious! Her essay will compete on the national level during February. Delaiah was accompanied by her mother, Mandy Billy, and her aunt, Coby Willis, at the meeting.
History was made by the Philadelphia Girls Soccer Team recently when they made it to the Playoffs. It was the first time a soccer team had made it to the playoffs since the program began! Congratulations!
Three Neshoba Central girls basketball team members were selected to play in the 2023 North/South All-Star Basketball Game. Jordan Ben, Zhara Leflore, and Shaylynn Hunter will participate in the game on Saturday, March 18 at the A.E. Wood Coliseum in Clinton, Mississippi. Congratulations!
Philadelphia Public Schools recently hosted this year's Special Olympics Basketball Skills Training and Tournament. There were 12 different schools participating and 90 students who attended. Philadelphia was honored to be a part of this important event.