Just Among Friends
Tyler Jordan Greer presented his graduate recital as a concert project entitled "Play for Joy" the evening of March 24 in the First United Methodist Church in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. The evening was jam packed with a beautiful and very diverse program of music.
There was much more than a standard trombone repertoire. Tyler selected music that represents himself as a believer, music he loves, and felt the audience would connect with.
Included in the selections was the East Jessamine High School Chorale under the direction of Dee Mason-Walker performing Paul Basley's "Psalm 23" accompanied by Tyler. He collaborated with several awesome musicians whom he had become acquainted with during his time studying at UK and was excited to share the stage with each and every one of them. Congratulations on this very successful endeavor!
Leake Academy senior Miriam Prince has signed with East Central Community College to continue her education and her basketball career as a Lady Warrior. She is an outstanding basketball player who has persevered through a difficult year caused by an injury that took a long time to heal.
She is looking forward to playing for East Central’s new coach, Betsy Harris, who, according to those who know, is a legend and one of the best hires EC has ever made. Although Miriam had many offers, she decided she wanted to play for Betsy Harris. Congratulations!
Attention all members of the Philadelphia High School Class of 1973!! We are having our 50th Class Reunion on October 21, 2023. Anyone who graduated in this class is encouraged to contact Deena Edmisson Dansby at 601-575-4550 for more information.
On Friday, March 24, an Ole Miss bus rolled into Hattiesburg filled with the Ole Miss Women’s Choir members. They were performing a concert in the Temple Baptist Church that evening. All of the members comprise an elite group of women who have tried out to earn a place in the choir
Emma Taylor who has a lovely voice is a member of this special group. She has taken voice lessons for many years and has proven to be an asset to the choir. Her good friend, Kara Dailey, was in the audience to offer her support. Emma's parents are Mark and Amy Kilpatrick Taylor.
On Wednesday, March 29, East Central Community College softball team held a Native American Heritage Night prior to their game against the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves.
The ECCC Native American Liaison, Autumn McMillan, was present to welcome Choctaw Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben and the 2022-2023 Choctaw Indian Princess Cadence Raine Nickey to the East Central Lady Warriors Softball Field.
Chief Ben threw out the first pitch to Tribal member Shante Beaulieu who was the catcher.
Congratulations to Elijah Zaccheus Ruffin, a senior at Neshoba Central High School, for being a recipient of a Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete Award!
Sixteen seniors from across the state have been selected as Lindy Callahan Scholar Athletes for class of 2023. The honorees — one girl and one boy from each of the MHSAA’s eight geographical districts — were chosen for their academic accomplishments, participation in school athletics, and extracurricular activities. Each winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship.
Time is the most precious gift of any that I have ever received and now that I realize how little there is left, it is golden. We received a few precious days recently from our daughter, Candler, who paid us a surprise visit.
Bert was taking his mother to Houston and instead of meeting her in Shreveport, the two of them decided to go to Natchez and spend a few days there and then he would bring Candler to Philadelphia.
Bert brought Candler and turned around and went back to Natchez so he and his mother could go to Houston the next day. He came back to spend a weekend with us which was another gift. We were so thankful for this unexpected joy!