Thursday, November 10, 2005

Local News Briefs

Founders’ weekend includes parade, coronation, more
Rust College’s 139th Founders’ Parade will start at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 12, in Holly Springs.

The always-entertaining parade is one of several activities associated with the annual Founders’ celebration.

After the parade, the Concert of Bands is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, in the McMillan Multi-Purpose Center/Gym.

The Rev. Dr. Joreatha McCall Capers, formerly the assistant general secretary of the Black College Fund and Ethnic Concerns of the United Methodist Church, will give the 139th Founders’ address on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. in the Morehouse Auditorium, Doxey Center.

Mary Nell Harrell Mosley, class of 1953 and a retired educator, will be conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree by Rust College President David L. Beckley. Mosley, a native of Bowdon, Ga., taught 32 years in several school districts throughout Mississippi. She retired from Starkville where she was named Educator of the Year by the Starkville Educator’s Association.

Other Founders’ celebration events include the coronation of Miss Rust College-elect Ricca Wright on Friday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m. McMillan Multi-Purpose Center. The International Alumni Association meeting is Saturday, Nov. 12, at 9:15 a.m., Doxey Center. On Saturday evening the Alumni Awards Banquet will be held in the Shaw Cafeteria, Brown Mass Communications Center, at 6:30 p.m. Following the banquet, there will be an alumni basketball game in which current players will play former Bearcats, 8:30 p.m., McMillan Center. After a 9 a.m. brunch on Sunday, Nov. 13, a memorial service at the gravesite of A.C. McDonald will be held at 10 a.m. in the Hill Crest Cemetery. A ground breaking ceremony for the new science annex is also tentatively scheduled during the weekend.

Renick guest speaker for Byhalia Chamber luncheon
The Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce announces its quarterly membership luncheon will be held Thursday, Nov. 17.    

The lunch is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. until 1 pm. at the Northcentral EPA Community Building, Hwy. 309, Byhalia. The host will be Northcentral Electric Power Association.

Guest speaker is Bill Renick, executive director of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority. A fish dinner will be catered by Kenny Dickerson.                                                                                      

The luncheon is free for members and $5 for prospective members. Meal reservations are required by November 14. Call 662-838-8127. 

Until December 8, the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce is collecting new or slightly used blankets for residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. People may bring the blankets to the lunch meeting or to the chamber office at 2452 Church Street in Byhalia.

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