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Emily Darby, Crystal Myers, Shelba Smith and Michele Maxey
Emily Darby, Crystal Myers, Shelba Smith and Michele Maxey
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM
The office manager and therapists at VIP Rehab in Philadelphia never need an excuse to throw a party, whether it’s a birthday, a holiday or to tailgate at a football game.

Appetizers always top their menus, because among the four, they have some of the best recipes around. One only has to make the Rotel Cups once and you’re hooked because they are served in phyllo pastry cups.
  • Tiny Miss Brighton Elyse Reed arrived in this world on Sept. 19, 2016, at 2:40 in the afternoon in Starkville.  She weighed in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces of pure preciousness!  Her parents are Shane and Katelyn Ullmer Reed who had been eagerly waiting her coming to sleep in the very special nursery they had waiting for her.  Her Philadelphia grandparents are Woody and Elyse Reed.  Her Uncle Jason and Aunt Moe Reed, as well as her Aunt Amy Eubanks were members of the welcoming committee.  Congratu-lations!
  • Kelly Mashelle Williamson to wed RyanTanner Gillis Oct. 1
    Tim and Nancy Hardy of Philadelphia are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelly Mashelle Williamson, to Ryan Tanner Gillis, son of Norman and Nioka Gillis of Newton.

    The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Barry T. Williamson. Her maternal grandparents are Tommy and Nellie Woodward and the late Roy Curtis Walker of Philadelphia. Paternal grandparents are Edwin and Linda Hardy and Edward M. Williamson of Philadelphia and Jerry and Marie Laird of Meridian.
  • Brenda Carson, director of financial aid for East Central Community College in Decatur, recently received the Jack Woodward Award of Excellence from the Mississippi Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators at the organization’s annual conference held at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw.

    The Woodward Award of Excellence is the highest honor presented annually by the MASFAA. It is presented to an individual who best exemplifies leadership, knowledge, expertise, cooperation, professionalism, commitment, service and involvement in the statewide professional organization for financial aid administrators.

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  • Nature always gives us signals as seasons change. When summer starts to shift toward fall, the leaves begin to change colors. Another sure sign that fall is right around the corner is the arrival of colorful and beautiful fall mums in garden centers.

    Now is the time to plan how and where to use these plants effectively around your home and landscape. A newer trend for growers is to mix colors in containers, so be ready for even more decisions.
  • The East Central Community College Alumni Association recently announced annual alumni award recipients who will receive special recognition Saturday, Oct. 15, during the college’s annual Homecoming celebration.

    Chief Phyllis Anderson (Class of 1994) of Carthage was chosen Alumna of the Year and Prentice Copeland (Class of 1949) of Philadelphia was selected Alumnus of the Year.
  • In the next two issues, the following twenty-six women, all volunteers, from Neshoba County, will be highlighted by presenting their full military records for service in World War II.
  • P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) Chapter V, Meridian met on Sept. 13 at 9:30 a.m. in the home of chapter president Joyce Dansby.  The meeting began with Christian Women’s Job Core Director giving a program on what they do and how they help women get back into the workforce by additional training, education, and preparing for interviews, work ethics and spiritual guidance.
  • The Fifth Wednesday Bridge Club met on August 31, at The Ruby Yates House for lunch and an afternoon of bridge. Hostesses for the occasion were Joyce Hardy and Billie Latting.
  • Hannah Jean Smith becomes bride of Joseph Gavin Spence
    Hannah Jean Smith and Joseph Gavin Spence were united in marriage at 6:30 in the evening on May 28, 2016, in a beautiful garden wedding at Clyde and Marie’s Bed & Breakfast. Dr. Ray Merle Spence II, father of the groom, performed the double ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen Smith of Decatur.  She is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Joseph Smith Jr. and the late William Joseph Smith, Jr. of Meridian and the late Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Hillman of Madden.
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