Just Among Friends
The Philadelphia Rotary Club welcomed three new members at its meeting last Monday. The new members are Mark Taylor, Citizens Bank; Darrin Pickett, Central Electric Power Association; and Stacey Clark, Commercial Bank.
A former Tornado, Isaiah Autry, feels blessed to receive offers from several universities. He recently received offers from the University of Louisville, the University of Alabama, LSU, and the University of Oregon. These are his latest offers in addition to several others.
Isaiah is a talented football player, but more important, he is a decent, caring person. His grandmother, Ruby Thompson Brazzle is so proud of him as well as his parents, Marcus and Pashen Thompson Dent, Sr. We look forward to learning his final choice of universities and watching him play! Congratulations!
Miriam Prince is back on the basketball court at Leake Academy! After not playing for two and one half months due to surgery on her leg last spring and chronic pain, she was so thankful to play in her first game against Lamar School recently. She is a point guard for the Leake Academy Rebelettes basketball team.
Her parents are Phillip and Valeria Prince who are so grateful for all of the prayers offered up for their daughter during her recovery and rehab.
The Neshoba Central Rockettes Dance Team wore a symbol of the county's heritage when they competed in National Competition at Disney World.
Each girl wore a beautiful barrette which was painstakingly hand beaded by Melanie Benn, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaws. She took Shannon Harrison Posey's thoughts and designed a rocket using the school's colors which she beaded and mounted on a barrette backing to make an original barrette for each member of the Rockettes. Shannon hopes the barrettes will become part of the uniforms for the Rockettes.
The team placed 6th in the national competition which included teams from all over the United States which was a great achievement for these girls who worked so hard all year.
Once again the Neshoba Central Elementary School gym was transformed into a fairy land for the annual Fairy Tale Ball given for the kindergarten students. There were white pillars with ivy twining around them placed in strategic places and giant size figures of popular fairy tale characters mounted on the walls in addition to other festive decorations. Activity centers were placed around the dance floor with a variety of fun things for the children, including refreshments.
The gym was filled with excited princes, princesses, and other well known characters. The teachers have a collection of costumes for those who may not have one to wear so every student can participate. Many parents were also present to enjoy the fun.
Eight members of the Chiefs and Eagles teams who played in the Super Bowl last weekend have ties to Mississippi. They are all graduates of several high schools in the state.
Darius Harris, Horn Lake, Ms; Nakobe Dean, Horn Lake; Gardner Minshew, Brandon; Chris Jones, Houston, Kenny Gainwell, Yazoo City; Fletcher Cox, Yazoo City; Willie Gay, Jr., Starkville; and AJ Brown, Starkville.
Mississippi is proud to have had a small part in the Super Bowl!
David Traywick was the guest speaker at the First United Methodist Church Adult Fellowship Luncheon meeting last week.
He is a very talented florist who owns The Added Touch Flowers and Gift Shop. The program was a demonstration of how to create beautiful floral arrangements using the flowers and materials he brought with him. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his entertaining presentation and were happy to make a take home arrangement under his guidance. It was a fun event!
The March meeting will feature a sneak peek into some of Marty Stuart's enterprises in Philadelphia. Everyone will meet at the church at 11:00 on March 7. Please note the time change for this meeting.