The First Communion Class of Holy Cross Catholic Church received their First Holy Communion during mass on Sunday, April 27th. Members of the class were Hattie Hicks, Brooke Leader, Ryan Pardue, Caleb Stevens, and Maggie Taylor. Each little girl wore a lovely white dress for this special occasion and the boys wore their Sunday best. Father Augustine Palimattam officiated at this solemn event.

A reception, honoring The First Communicants, was held in the parish hall following mass with members of the congregation, friends, family, the children, and their parents attending. They enjoyed delicious food and celebrated this joyous occasion.


Weekend guests in the home of Bobby and Joyce Hardy were their nieces, Torona Stokes from Jackson and Betty Hardy of Vicksburg. The guests enjoyed visiting with family and shopping in Philadelphia. A very special treat was dinner at Phillip M's Restaurant on Saturday night. Joyce was eager to share this elegant restaurant and its magnificent menu with her nieces. This was the first time they had had the pleasure of dining in this restaurant. After sampling the fantastic food from the menu, they will probably return for another visit soon! What gracious hosts Bobby and Joyce were.


Beautiful blue water and white sandy beaches were the scenery for a group of friends who traveled to Destin, Florida for a brief relaxing bridge trip. Helen Thomasson was the hostess at her condo where Alice Rowe, Fay Fleming, and Rebecca Barnett, all very skilled bridge players, enjoyed playing bridge. They also visited various restaurants for dining and explored the shops in the area. It was a bridge player's dream getaway with lots of bridge and no cooking, but eating excellent food!


The Fifth Wednesday Bridge Club met at The Ruby Yates House for an afternoon of lunch and bridge. Hostesses for the occasion were Marianne Enochs and Joyce Hardy. The luncheon tables were beautifully decorated with floor length cloths covered with royal blue toppers and bud vases holding red roses and greenery. The chairs were dressed up with white covers which added to the special feeling each guest felt as they were served a wonderful lunch by the owner, David Traywick , who was such a gracious host. The group played bridge after lunch and spent a very pleasant afternoon in lovely surroundings. Members attending were Rebecca Barnett, Alyce Belenchia

, Shirley Cox, Marianne Enochs, Ray Fleming, Billy Greenleaf, Joyce Hardy, Sarah McKay, Evelyn Perry, Alice Rowe, Helen Thomasson, and guest, Nancy Hardy.


On April 15, 2014, the Be Active, Live Longer (B.A.L.L.) met in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church for their monthly luncheon. President Jim Johnson opened with a prayer, then welcomed everyone. He also gave the devotional. Brother Dan Howard blessed the potluck lunch. After lunch, Sheley Beason of Beason's Creamery spoke about his jersey cows and milk production. His cows are grass fed and the milk is pasteurized only. The cream will raise to the top and must be shaken to combine to drink. He also spoke on how he markets his products. His creamery is located off Highway 15 and is open for tours. He also sales milk and cream at that location.

Present at the luncheon included: Shari and Pete Adams, Buck Bounds, Rebecca Barnett, Jane Cole, Marge Davis, Polly and Bill Gilley, Jean Griffith, Ruth Hamilton, Rena Harmon, Delores Haden, Dr. Dan Howard, Dorothy and Jim Johnson, Eunice Jones, Sue Lewis, Ray Marshall, Shirley and James Mooney, Barney and Brenda Nowell, Lavinia Nowell, Jane Parker, Jo Lynn Parker, Billy and Louise Sharp, Brenda Sisson, William Smith, Ellene and Robert Turcotte, Madeline and Tom Vancannon, Debbie White and Erma Young.

Quest: Willie Jackson and Sheley Beason.

May's luncheon will be held in the backyard of Marge Davis on Poplar Avenue. It will be a bar-b-que; bring side dishes.