Thursday, November 23, 2006
Young ladies attend concert at Pyramid
Mary Glen and Patrick Carlton of Birmingham, Ala., were here over the weekend to celebrate an early Thanksgiving. They visited with Vicki and Walter Webb and Collier Carlton while here.
Leigh and Dick Douglas have had a house full for the Thanksgiving holidays. Charlie and Stefanie Douglas and children, Caroline and Chandler, of Starkville, Rusty and Jennifer Douglas of Houston, Tx., Randy Douglas of Demopolis, Al., and Leigh’s niece and her family, Samantha and Eric Steinwinder and daughter, Sydney, of Seattle, Washington, were all here to celebrate this wonderful holiday with their family.
Sandra Aldredge had Thanksgiving dinner with Mayor and Mrs. Buck Chambers in Piperton.
Becky Cupp and Billy and Tammy Cupp travelled to Collierville, Tenn., to spend Thanksgiving Day with Walker and Heather Cupp and their children, Cade and Lexi, and Beverly Fitch and her daughter, Shelby.
Last week, a group of ladies took a trip back to the ’80’s by attending the Journey and Def Leppard concert at the Pyramid in Memphis. A limousine picked them all up and made sure they got home safely. Those who went were Tammy Cupp, Missy Cook, Susie Murphy, Lisa Childers, Alice Ray, Suzanne Lafever and Jane Ann Autry.
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Couple to say vows Saturday in Georgia
John Earnest LeSure and Tonya Ann McIver are proud to announce their wedding on Nov. 25, 2006 in Douglas, Ga.
John is the son of Earnest and Minnie LeSure Jr. of Holly Springs.
Tonya is the daughter of Elizabeth Pryce and John McIver of Douglas, Ga.
John was in the graduating class of 1985 at Holly Springs High School.
They thank you for all your blessings and prayers.
Artist brings good theme to life
A Hollywood starlet looks down and deep into a crystal ball, as the center of the feature artwork for the 2007 Crystal Ball benefiting the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Local artist Kay Robinson was inspired to create the piece after listening to comments about the Ball’s theme, “Scenes of Mississippi,” which will celebrate Mississippi’s contribution to the film industry.
Holly Springs real estate developer Manny Burch represents Marshall County to the Community Foundation Board of Advisers.
“I like the Community Foundation’s mission of matching people who care with causes that matter, because in Marshall County we have plenty of causes that matter. We just need to match them up with people who care,” Burch said.
“I think the Community Foundation is a good fit to help Marshall County, since it already has the infrastructure and staff in place to jump right in and get to work,” Burch said. “The Crystal Ball is a good way to help the Community Foundation reach its goal of service. It’s a fun night, and it’s great watching all the community leaders come together in support of the same goal.”
Robinson, who works with graphic design and illustration in addition to creating fine art, was able to incorporate into the painting symbols with great significance to the Foundation such as a hummingbird, part of the Community Foundation logo, at the starlet’s neck; stars, since the Foundation has awarded Community Star Awards annually to a man, woman, business and nonprofit organization for outstanding service to their community; and a magnolia blossom and leaves, to signify the impact Mississippi has had in Hollywood culture over the years.
“It captures the ambience of old Hollywood as embodied by Jean Harlow,” Robinson said.
Robinson was first introduced to the Community Foundation when she attended the 2006 Crystal Ball, where actor Morgan Freeman was honored for his philanthropic work and more than 800 people attended, helping raise more than $150,000.
“It was a fabulous atmosphere created in the arena, which I had only seen used previously to show horses,” Robinson said. “Not only were you completely transported to another locale, but it was very entertaining and I had a wonderful time.”
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi serves eight counties, including Coahoma County. The mission of the Community Foundation, headquartered in Hernando, Miss., is to connect people who care with causes that matter. Proceeds from the Crystal Ball, which will be held Jan. 20, 2007, at The Arena at Southaven in Southaven, Miss., help pay for operating expenses for the Foundation.
Prints of the painting will be featured on Crystal Ball tickets, posters, program and more. Plus, the original artwork will be auctioned live during the event. For more information on Robinson’s art, visit her website at www.kayartist.com. For tickets to the Crystal Ball, call the Community Foundation at 662-449-5002 or go to www.cfnm.org.
Edwards crowned Miss Rust College
Chime J. Edwards, a senior mass communications major from West Point was crowned Miss Rust College during a ceremony themed “An Evening of Egyptian Enchantment.” Edwards, who will graduate in 2007, is pictured with her mother, Dorothy Tallie Edwards, Miss Rust College 1973. They are the first mother and daughter in the history of Rust College to hold this title. She plans to attend graduate school upon earning her degree from Rust. Currently, she is a member of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, the Praise Dance Team, a Junior Recruiter and a member of the Rustorian newspaper staff. She has tutored for the Educational Talent Search and Student Support Services programs. She also volunteers her services through the “Dancing into Womanhood” program for youth in the Rankin Circle community.
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