Just Among Friends
May 1st was “Mama” Neda Byars’ 93rd birthday! Lately she has spent 3 nights a week at Northside Park watching her great grandchildren play ball. She can also be observed practicing with Ty.
Carly and Tyler Rounsaville’s children, Ty and Tinsley Rounsaville, absolutely love having Mama Neda at their ball games. She is a huge fan and enjoys watching them play. Happy Birthday!
The ladies of Trinity Baptist Church gave a wedding shower recently in the church hall honoring Cambre Willis and Justin Mayo.
The hall looked lovely with a balloon arch of white and gold balloons above the chairs where Cambre and Justin sat to open the many beautiful and thoughtful gifts the guests had brought. The refreshment table was covered in a white cloth with streamers of white that reached the floor. It sat beneath an arch of white balloons above the luscious cakes on cake stands which were served by some of the hostesses. The guests had fun watching the couple open their many gifts and listening to their excited comments.
Cambre Willis and Justin Mayo will be married on June 10. Congratulations and best wishes for a happy future.
Huge congratulations to Marcus Dupree who has been selected to be honored and enshrined into the 2023 inaugural class of the National High School Football Hall of Fame.
His letter of acceptance read in part, “We congratulate you on this well-deserved recognition, and we are very proud of the outstanding achievements you had at the high school level as a football player. We are all fortunate to have benefited from your many contributions to the history of high school football.”
The 2023 Inaugural National High School Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, July 30 in Canton, Ohio. All travel and accommodations will be provided by the High School Football Hall of Fame Foundation.
Tyler Jordan Greer graduated from the University of Kentucky with a master’s degree from the Music Department. He received a two year fellowship to earn an advanced degree. His graduate recital was titled “Play for Joy” and it reflected his wonderful experiences in his two years at Kentucky. Graduation ceremonies were held on Friday, May 5. Congratulations!
Precious Poplar Elizabeth Murphy, looking lovely in a very dainty white dress and matching hair bow, was dedicated in her church, Pine Lake (reservoir campus) last Wednesday evening. There were several friends of her parents, Anthony and Lacie Murphy, her grandparents, Steve and Jenny Lynn Wilkerson, and her brothers, Chase and Caden. Steve and Jenny Lynn entertained the Murphy family and some of their friends at El Potrillo in Flowood.
A sweet keepsake of the special day was made by Jenny Lynn. She used the prayer for Poplar’s dedication and painted a picture of Lacie, Anthony, and Poplar in the center and hand printed the words around them. It was beautifully done. Such a special gift!
The outstanding students who were members of Leadership Neshoba received their achievement certificates at the Leadership Neshoba Banquet last week. Those participants receiving recognition were: Kalyce Fielder, Pashea Roberson, Nayla Arnold, Rayleigh Parkinson, Kyleigh Moore, and Charmaine Mazano. Congratulations to each and every one of you!
Mississippi University for Women held a Pinning Ceremony last Thursday evening on the Columbus campus. Among those who were pinned was Kaylee Chunn, daughter of Madison and Bill Chunn of Philadelphia and Clay Sanders whose parents are Zach and Windee Wells Sanders of Philadelphia.
The Pinning Ceremony is a very significant one in which each member of the class recites the “Florence Nightingale Pledge” which is a very similar in idea to the doctors pledge. Both are about “doing no harm.” All of these students graduated on Friday, May 5, with bachelor of science in nursing. Their last step is to take and pass the state boards to be full- fledged RNs.