Volume LXVI No.3 www.frenchcamp.org FALL 2021
In this Issue: Camp of the Rising Son Recap
French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.
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Growing More than Vegetables When you think of French Camp Academy, think about a garden with different types of plants. Children and teenagers from the East Coast to the West Coast, all from different backgrounds gather to be groomed, pruned, and nurtured. House parents, teachers, and other staff members all take part investing time, resources, and energy. Coupled with the grace of God, we often see a bountiful harvest as we watch children and teenagers grow in “wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.”
Authentic Growth Our aim is to see young people model their lives after loving, wholesome relationships, and for each to come alive to the love of God with their whole being. House parents model these virtues before them every day. Teachers and other staff show them, too, how to live for Christ in the home, work, in the ups and downs of life, through the heartaches and headaches of relationships, and showing how to forgive and be forgiven.
Fertilizer God’s Word is applied in just the right ways to stimulate interest and growth through Bible studies, Sunday school, church, daily devotions, discipleship, and prayer. We love watching the Spirit of God take His truth and apply to hearts and minds. When He is at work, the fruit of His labor becomes increasingly obvious. Young people begin to live out Romans 12:1-2 by becoming “living sacrifices” in life areas.
Join us in the Harvest We always look forward to sharing the work of Christ with others who want to join us. Through your faithful prayers and financial help, children and teenagers blossom because of the opportunities provided for them at French Camp Academy. As opportunities allow, make plans to visit French Camp Academy. Call to let us know that you’re on your way. We’ll join you for lunch and show you all that God is doing through your generous support. v
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.—Proverbs 22:6
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The President’s Perspective: Called to Build ock 40 pieces of sheetr 32 floor joists heaters 2 on demand water 4 H V AC systems 64 LED lights 12 doors es new kitchen applianc lots of carpet 30 gallons of paint er lines 120 ft. of new sew 14 windows 4 shower stalls couches chairs beds desks …. and the list goes on
All of these things and more are currently going into the work of building at French Camp Academy. When we think of building, our minds automatically think of a structure for the here and now. However, at French Camp, our primary energy is focused on building a place that is yet to come, a permanent home for God’s Children—Heaven. Unlike the here and now, Heaven is a home where… • the COVID virus will never penetrate. • all who reside there will get along and live together without social, political, or racial strife. • the halls will be filled with singing. • the metal parts have a lifetime guarantee not to rust. • moths will not eat our clothes. • no security system will be needed as there will be no thieves allowed to come in and steal. This home will constantly provide all that the occupants could ever need. In fact, it will surpass anything that they could ever imagine! No more tears, no more sorrow, hunger, or thirst. Best of all, Jesus our King lives there!
to proclaim His excellencies to the world and His heart for His children. (French Camp Academy is not the church, but recognizes her responsibility to serve the church in building the Kingdom.) This is indeed our sincere privilege and a sacred trust to communicate the heart of God for His people.
Lots of Moving Parts Yes, it takes a lot of materials—earthly homes for our staff and young people to live in, school buildings filled with furnishings and technology, vehicles and equipment of all sizes and shapes, swimming pools, horse barns, athletic venues, power poles, sewer lines, yards to cut, walls to paint, floors to mop, bills to pay, and food to cook. All these things are for the “here and now”, but they are a part of building the future home, the Kingdom of God that will have no end. The greatest thing we can do for the young people and families that cross our paths is to share this great hope that God provides through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a home that is not built with human hands, a home that stands in the heavens, prepared, protected, and kept for His children. It is God’s desire that all would come to a saving knowledge of Him. What about you? Do you have this hope? Do you know for sure that when it is your time to leave this earthly home, that you will have a place reserved in Heaven? In a world that is filled with so much uncertainty, the Bible tells us that we can know for sure that we will spend eternity with God in Heaven. “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life” 1 John 5:13. God’s call to His children is for them to Come to me…—no other requirements. Oswald Chambers once said, “There is only one relationship that matters, and that is your personal relationship to a personal Redeemer and Lord. Let everything else go, but maintain that at all costs, and God will fulfill His purpose through your life. One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.”
If you find yourself in need of hope today, a real hope, why not accept His invitation to come to Him? All of us on the French Camp team—supporters, It will be the best decision you could ever make and teachers, houseparents, support staff, prayer warriors, your new home will be in Heaven! volunteers, board members—are all building at the Master’s command. Christ our King has given this command to His bride, the church. His church, the body of Christ, is the agency He has entrusted, invited, and uses to accomplish His deepest heart’s desire;
A Sacred Charge—Build the Kingdom
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French Camp Academy One Fine Place French Camp, MS 39745-9703 662-547-6482 or 662-547-9464 www.frenchcamp.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES Sharkey Burke..................................Brandon Scott Castleman..................... Ocean Springs Dave Fair............................................ Oxford Glenn Galey, Secretary............... Hattiesburg Toxey Hall III..................................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein........................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman........ Jackson Scott Kiewit........................................ Laurel Lee Lampton..................................... Jackson John Lynch................................. Brookhaven Chuck McBride................................Madison Brooks Mosley.................................. Jackson Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman............ Flora Hugh Potts, Jr., Chairman.............Kosciusko
French Camp Academy, a Christcentered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.
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Restoring Spencer-McCain Home The year 1961 was a time of unrest in the South when many were re-thinking ideas and philosophies that had shaped them for generations. One Mississippi family made a bold decision that year to invest in the future of young people needing a safe place to live. In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Spencer from Carrollton, Mississippi gave a generous amount of their personal resources to build a home for girls at French Camp Academy. For over 50 years Spencer-McCain Home served a host of children and teenagers who were nurtured, provided structure, equipped, and built-up socially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. For the past five years, Spencer-McCain Home has been mothballed in need of major renovations. In late spring, renovations began and the completion date is set for December of this year. We need your help! If you would like to contribute to the restoration of Spencer-McCain Home, prayerfully consider sending a gift to French Camp Academy earmarked to this project. Scan the barcode to watch a short, home-spun video of two students and Lance Ragsdale give a tour of this home and its needs. v
Grandparents Partnering with French Camp Academy According to AARP, more than 2.5 million grandparents are the primary custodians and responsible for grandchildren living in their home. Of these young people, over one-third have no parents of the children in the present home. More than one million children live in homes where no biological parent is present. On top of this staggering statistic is the reality that almost 20% of these grandparents live below the poverty line. Fortunately, French Camp Academy stands in the gap for grandparents and grandchildren in need providing a solid Christian environment to learn, grow, and develop into the next generation of leaders. Approximately 20% of the young people living in student homes at French Camp Academy are under the guardianship of their grandparent. If you know of a grandparent who could benefit from hearing about the ministry of FCA, please encourage them to contact the admissions office at 662-547-6484. v
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Life-on-Life Ministry is... By Joy Martin, Taylor Home House Parent Sitting in the mosquitos because the conversation is worth it. Laying strategic groundwork for a student’s long-term change. Belly laughing over, “Remember that one time when...” Celebrating inches not miles. Backyard sports with sunset backdrops. Remembering the stories sitting in your classroom seats. Guaranteed pain alongside deep delight. Three steps forward, two steps back. Heartfelt empathy, not patronizing pity. A phone call to come hug the grief struck. Incarnating Christ. Homework & dishes & laundry. Dying to pride to apologize. Messy mercy and gritty grace, over and over again. Hearing both sides of the story. Building up society’s broken walls. Not glorious 90% of the time. Catching up with former students at football games. Teamwork, making the dream work. Protecting and tending to baby (Psalm 1) trees. A marathon, not a sprint. An invitation to a family you didn’t know you needed. Randy and Joy Martin serve as house parents for junior high boys in Taylor Home. They have coined a phrase called “Life-on-Life Ministry” that captures the value of investing in young people through one-to-one relationships. Take a moment to scan the bar code to see and hear a short video of Randy talking about Life-onLife Ministry as it is applies to his ministry in Taylor Home with young teenage boys. The script above is a creative writing from Joy Martin that describes how Life-on-Life Ministry is often applied in the fabric of life. v
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.—Psalm 127:3-5
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Meet Nathan and Karley Stevens Graduates of French Camp Academy, Nathan and Karley sense a special call to serve as house parents for French Camp Academy. After spending three years in law enforcement, God began tugging on their heart strings to consider full-time Christian ministry. After spending lots of time in prayer and talking with many others, God opened a door. Nathan received a call from French Camp Academy to consider investing in youth through French Camp’s house parent ministry. Nathan and Karley began to pray for God to make that decision clear and commit to walking down that path. “Here we are, and we are glad to be here!” Nathan and Karley have been married for 3 years. They have one child (Savanna who will be celebrating her first birthday in September). They serve as house parents in Turpin Home. v
“Living in an FCA family home has taught me that I am a people person and want to help kids learn about God.”—FCA 2020 Graduate “Living in an FCA family home, I learned I can do hard things.” —FCA 2020 Graduate
Charitable Gift Annuity Your heart is in ministry. What about your portfolio?
Your financial planning can bear testimony of your earnest desire to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. With a charitable gift annuity through French Camp Academy, you can align your heart and investments for eternity by using a common giving tool provided by French Camp Academy. On top of that, you—or a loved one if you choose—will receive regular, fixed payments for life. For detailed information, call Lance Ragsdale at 662-547-6482 or email email@example.com. v
Board Member Spotlight: Carey Hauenstein Carey Hauenstein has served on the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees since 1993. Currently, he is Chairman of the Resource and Development Committee, serves on the Executive Board, and is a member of the Audit and Investment Committee. Carey received a B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi and his CLU from the American College. He also is, was, and always will be a U. S. Marine. His career as a financial services professional has led to service on industry boards and community leadership. He is Chairman of the Board for Explorers Bible Study and a Pine Belt Mental Health Authority board member. Carey is a past chair of the Million Dollar Round Table. He and his wife, Margie, live in Laurel, MS and are members of First Baptist Church. They have two children, Jay and Ruth H. Austin. FCA is grateful to Carey and Margie for their support and time they commit to French Camp Academy. v
French Camp Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin.
An Immersive Astronomy Experience Not many places in Mississippi offer a clear view of the night sky. And let’s face it, digital pictures do not do God’s creation justice. For the last 30 years Rainwater Observatory has attracted visitors from all over the world to view the heavens through its powerful telescopes. Want to learn more? Log on to www.rainwaterobservatory.org to explore the inspirational educational opportunities for your group. Rainwater is now scheduling appointments with groups who are interested in learning more about God’s great universe. There are many presentations from which to choose. Book your immersive experience at Rainwater Observatory by calling Edwin Faughn at 662-547-7283. v
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Book an immersive astronomy experience for your group under the night sky. See www.RainwaterObservatory.org to learn more.
Pictured left is a spectacular image of the Markarian's Chain taken here recently by Jim Swiger! These galaxies are near the heart of the Virgo Galaxy Cluster containing over 2000 galaxies that stretch across this deep telescopic field of view. Each one of the more than 700 "fuzzy" ellipses contain anywhere between 100-400 billion stars!
Pictured on the right is a globular star cluster, Messier-92. M-92 is one of the brightest globular clusters in the Milky Way, and is visible to the naked eye under good observing conditions. Photo taken by Jim Swiger. The “M” number is a designation of Charles Messier back in the 1700’s as he was searching for slowly moving comets in the sky and inadvertently discovered these “non-moving” objects immediately visible with the naked eye or small telescope. There are about 200 globular star clusters in our Milky Way surrounding the core of our galaxy.
Harvest Festival 2021 What better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than a good old-fashioned 6810 MS Highway 413 fall Harvest Festival! October 9, 2021, marks the 69th annual Harvest Festival sponsored French Camp, Mississippi 39745 by the French Camp Community Club. The fundraiser benefits the local churches as well as French Camp Academy. The main attraction is the Auction where you can bid on handmade items—arts, crafts, quilts, squirrel feeders, furniture, picture frames, and more. New this year, our Antique Silent Auction will be held throughout the day. Shop the Country Store for jellies and jams, sweet treats, and other homemade and handmade goodies. The Log Cabin Historical District will be filled with traditional arts and crafts demonstrations. Enjoy watching the sorghum mill before buying some to take home. Children will delight in horseback and buggy rides and lots of good food will be available. Bring your entire family and come join us for this fun day! v
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Watkins Receives State Award
Joe Watkins has been named the USTFCCCA (US Track and Field and CrossCountry Coaches Association) Mississippi Girls Coach of the Year for Track and Cross Country. Coach Watkins led the girls to the 2020 Class 1A Girls Track and Field State Championship. “It is truly amazing what hap-
pens when nine stellar athletes, and one brilliant assistant coach all come together. The head coach seems to somehow get all of the credit,” said Watkins. Principal Rusty McKnight commented, “It goes without saying that our track team’s success is not just because of great kids and great effort. Joe has done a great job coaching, leading, motivating, teaching, and training our kids. Way to go Coach Watkins! We are proud of and thankful for Joe.” v
Cheering on Former Panthers Logan Campbell, Class of 2021, signed with East Central Community College to take part in their competitive football program. Holman Edwards, Class of 2019, recently transferred from East Central Community College to quarterback for the University of Houston, a NCAA Division I university. C.J. Johnson, Class of 2021, signed with Northwestern University, a NCAA Division I university, to compete in its football program.
We look forward to watching our former players as they continue their playing careers. Holman Edwards Forever Panthers! v
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Making Your List Checking It Twice
Cornerstone Community Provides Predictable Home Experiences
It’s time to order Christmas Honor Bread from FCA for friends and family. Get your list to us by November 1 and we will guarantee delivery before Christmas.
The consistency of your monthly gift is a cornerstone for our mission by providing guaranteed income that covers the daily needs of young people within French Camp’s care. FCA can plan ahead knowing that you are sustaining its mission monthly.
Your minimum contribution of $25 per loaf to FCA is a triple blessing—for you, the recipient, and for FCA.
How it works
Mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your list as soon as you can. Make your donation, marked for purchase of Christmas Honor Bread. We will take care of the rest. Call us if you have any questions: (662) 547-6482. v
• Each month your gift to French Camp Academy is applied to your credit card or bank account. You can adjust your giving amount at any time by simply editing your online profile or by calling 662547-6482. Of course, you can mail your gift each month as well. • You will receive a tax receipt for your cumulative annual contribution at the end of each fiscal year. • Sign up online to join the Cornerstone Community as a monthly donor. • You can also call 662-547-6482 for more information. House parents, academic staff, program helpers, and all of us at FCA want you to know how much we appreciate your desire to help young people grow. v
Honor gifts show appreciation to a living person–such as teachers, pastors, parents, etc., while helping students at FCA. To make an Honor Gift, you may use the form/envelope provided, designating the type of gift you are making. The honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Amounts of gifts are never divulged.
April ARROWOOD, MR. AND MRS. STEVEN, French Camp, MS Mr. Harold J. King BELL, BUTCH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Edward Brooks Swales BENNETT, TERRY AND MELINDA, Kilmichael, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning BOOB, YVONNE, Saucier, MS Mr. and Mrs. William H. McCreedy BROCK, CLINTON AND FLOYCE, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell CHOCTAW NATION, Durant, OK Dr. and Mrs. David V. Williams DITTMER, JOE AND GWEN, Boonville, IN Mrs. Polly Hope Bell Allen DOBBS, CLAIRE, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Chain Jr. EDWARDS, F. STEWART, JR., French Camp, MS Dr. and Mrs. George T. Bates FISHER, D. J., McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Fisher FISHER, LORIE-JANE, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Fisher GAROLNER, VALERIE, Nauvoo, AL Mr. Joey Clingan GILMORE, LEEBETH, Lexington, MS Mrs. Laura Lawson GOD Mr. and Mrs. Joe O. Tubb GOSS, ALLEN AND NANCY Mr. and Mrs. Rick Johnson HENNING, LISA, French Camp, MS Ms. Peggy A. Crouch HILLARD, PEGGY, Mount Vernon, IL Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning LACKEY, CAY SAL LITTLE, Munford, AL Anonymous
MARTIN, BILL AND CAROL, Oxford, MS Mrs. Rachel C. Martin MCCOY, REAGAN, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning MCLEAN, SANDRA, Salem, IL Mr. and Mrs. Warren Henning TOWNSEND, KATE MCCUNE, Kosciusko, MS Ms. Ann Breedlove WATSON, WILL, Shannon, MS Mrs. Martha Gayle Watson WHITMIRE, BETTY, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dugas
ADCOCK, MARY CONNOR VICTORIA, Tupelo, MS Mrs. Lanier H. McCullough ARTHUR, BILLIE LYNN, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow BAKER, WAYNE, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow BARKOSKIE, MARTIN AND BETH, Ponte Vedra, FL Ms. Suzanne Shaddix BARLOW, GERALD, Elkmont, AL Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow BARLOW, MR. AND MRS. JOHN, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow BASSO, JOYCE, Gulf Breeze, FL Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow BELSER, GREG, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow BRANNON, NAN, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow COLLINS, KERRY, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow COX, SHANNON, Madison, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing DAVIS, CHARLENE, Burlington, NC Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing
DUNBAR, CUYLER A., Nashville, TN Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler A. Dunbar EDWARDS, JANIE, French Camp, MS Mrs. Jane E. Beswick GALEY, GLENN AND GAYLE, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Dickson GRANBERRY, JACKIE, Raymond, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing GRANTHAM, NAN, Fulshear, TX Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing HARPER, MARY IDA, French Camp, MS Mrs. Jane E. Beswick HATCHER, LES, Nauvoo, AL Mr. Joey Clingan HUMPHRIES, DELL, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow JOHNSON, RICHARD, Midland, TX Ms. Elizabeth Johnson KIMBROUGH, NANCY STONE, Coffeeville, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kimbrough KYLE, GINGER, Brandon, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing LITTLE, DIANNE, Brandon, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing LOVELACE, BETH, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Wilson MCADORY, STEPHEN, Tupelo, MS Surgery Associates, P.A. MCCULLOUGH, JR., GLENN L., Tupelo, MS Mrs. Lanier H. McCullough MCCULLOUGH, SARAH H., Mississippi State, MS Mrs. Lanier H. McCullough MYERS, ANNE, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing PHILLIPS, MARY FAITH, French Camp, MS Miss Paula Berkey STAFFORD, MR. AND MRS. JAMES NEAL, Southaven, MS Mrs. Shirley Stafford
STAFFORD, MR. AND MRS. STEPHEN ROGERS, Carthage, MS Mrs. Shirley Stafford STONE, JOHN B., San Antonio, TX Mr. and Mrs. John E. Kimbrough SWAFFORD, LINDA, The Villages, FL Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing TERRY, BARBARA, Glenn Heights, TX Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow TURNER, WILLIAM E., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt USRY, DONNA, Braxton, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell VAN ARSDELL, SOPHIA, Urbana, IL Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing WHITEHALL CHURCH Thomas Dowd WILKINSON, WAYNE, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Barlow YOUNG, BERTIE MAE, Utica, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley & Louise Miley Griffing
BARLOW, GLEN AND DEBBIE, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barlow BARLOW, HAROLD AND FRANCES, Hazlehurst, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Glen Barlow BERG, SHARON, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Hill BLACK, BONNIE L., French Camp, MS Miss Glenda Louise Black BRIGHT, HELEN RUTH WARD, Hernando, MS Ms. Christie G. Malone Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Hampton Mr. Ramsey P. Locke Mr. and Mrs. Gene Travis Bowers Ms. Vicki W. Snow
BUSH, MR. AND MRS. BERKELEY Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut CALDWELL, ALICE, Jackson, MS Caldwell & Sons CALDWELL, RITA, Menifee, CA Mr. and Mrs. John R. Anderson DEASON, LILIA KARIS, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Fisher EDWARDS, STEWART AND REBECCA, French Camp, MS Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut FISHER, CAITLYN GILBERT, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Fisher GOLDMAN, GLENN AND DONNA, Philadelphia, MS Ms. Rebecca Goldman HALL, III, TOXEY, Canton, MS Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Montgomery HOLMAN, GEORGE AND FRANCES, Madison, MS Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut HOLMAN, DR. AND MRS. MICHAEL Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut HOLMAN, MR. AND MRS. STEVEN Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut LACEY, DUDLEY, Dallas, TX Mrs. Kimberly Gott Judin LOVE, DAVID L., Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Charles Tanner MCKAY, LARRY AND CAROL, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lanny F. McKay RANEY, BONNIE, Tuscaloosa, AL Mr. Harry L. Sparkman REDDITT, BILL, Boyle, MS Mrs. Cynthia R. Belenchia STRIBLING, MITZI Ms. Nancy Larson and Patrick Noland TEH, MR. AND MRS. TIAN Dr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Chestnut
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April ABLES, LYNDA, Cordova, TN Mr. and Mrs. David A. Craig ADAMS, KATHERINE HOBART, Cleveland, MS Mr. Robert Koestler ALDERSON, CATHERINE Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Howell ALIAS, EDDIE JOE, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jeptha F. Barbour ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson ANGLE, STUART, French Camp, MS Mrs. Ann Angle AYCOCK, GENEVA, Spartanburg, SC Mrs. Mary-Vela Caston BAILEY, JACK, San Antonio, TX Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw BAIN, KAY Mrs. Melissa Breazeale BAIRD, JR., JAMES MCKENZIE, Brandon, MS Mr. Daniel T. Wallace BANE, DAVID, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. David G. Woodruff BARBOUR, WILLIAM, Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Dora Lee Clark BARBOUR, JEAN Mr. and Mrs. Jeptha F. Barbour BARBOUR, JR., WILLIAM H. Mr. and Mrs. Jeptha F. Barbour BASWELL, BONNIE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Rox Harry Eskew BELL, VERLIN AND SUDIE, Cordova, TN Mr. and Mrs. Marvin L. Bell BENNETT, CHARLOTTE, Winona, MS Mr. Larry Bennett BENNETT, MOLLOY SIMPSON, Jackson, MS Tom and Mary Fulton Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Paul Adams Sr. Ridgeland High School, Courtesy Fund Mr. and Mrs. John D. Holt BENNETT, WALTER, Memphis, TN Ms. Patricia Hayes BLACKWELL, BILL, Escatawpa, MS Mrs. Maxine Turner Mrs. Kim Blackwell BLAINE, HAROLD, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kent Blaine BOND, VICKI, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Hoover BOOTH, ROBERT, Brandon, MS Mr. Richard L. Harrison BRAMLETT, KEN, Brandon, MS Mr. Richard L. Harrison BRANCH, HERBERT R., Jupiter, FL Mrs. A. Jane Branch BRASHER, MARGARET, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Perry Ms. Janet P. Tichnell BREWER, LILLIE JEAN TURNER, Madison, MS Mrs. Ellen Walker BRIDGFORTH, PAULINE REID PHILLIPS, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bond BROWN, ROSEL SEIPP, Harlem, GA Mr. Edward L. Brown BURNETTE, ANN, Marietta, GA Mrs. Athena B. Davies CADE, BETH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Freedman CALK, ANN ELIZABETH JONES, Atlanta, GA Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy CARROLL, JULIAN, Jackson, MS Mrs. Dora Lee Clark CHAPMAN, SHIRLEY, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. John F. Phillips III Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster CLARK, CAROLE, Starkville, MS Ms. Pam Morgan CLARK, WILLIAM, Bowling Green, KY Ms. Pam Morgan COOK, MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Miss Helen Elizabeth Cook CULPEPPER, ANNIE RUTH Mr. Paul M. Culpepper DEAN, MERLE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. James E. Poole, Jr. DENNIS, JANE Mr. and Mrs. Jeptha F. Barbour DILLON, JOSEPH, Greenville, TN Ms. Patricia Barr and Leah B. Edwards
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ABEL, GILBERT Mr. John Roche ABEL, NORA DARLENE SCARBOROUGH, Jasper, TX Mr. John Roche ALDERMAN, ELOISE, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Padgett Mr. James H. Grantham ALLEN, JUNE, Crystal Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. James C. Allen ALMY, FRANCES, Hopkinsville, KY Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Almy ANDERSON, EARL L., Statesville, NC Ms. Barbara Anderson ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson ASHCRAFT, MARY JOANNE Mrs. Sandra Land Evans ATWOOD, ANNETTE, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw BANKS, MACK, West Point, MS Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Banks BARBOUR, WILLIAM, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber BARBOUR, JR., WILLIAM H. Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Fair III BARGE, JACK, Bloomington, IN Mrs. Jeanette B. Lancaster BARLOW, TOMMY, Hazlehurst, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barlow BARLOW’S FAMILY Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barlow BARNES, CATHY Mrs. Flora Bruce Crook BARR, BILL, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kevin McKnight BELL, BECKY Mr. and Mrs. James Macon LaFoe BEVERBURG, RICHARD A., Azle, TX Ms. Melinda B. Livingston Ms. Harriet Walters BINGHAM, JESSE AND LILLIAN, Flowood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zito BLACK, WARREN, Galveston, TX Class of 1971 French Camp Academy BLAND, ANNA NELL, Cedar Park, TX Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Hewes BOOTH, BOB, Brandon, MS Brandon Pres. Church, Women in the Church BOWEN, RUSTY, Eupora, MS Mrs. Jeanette B. Lancaster Ms. Phyllis McCorkle BOWEN, TRAVIE MCCUISTON, Eupora, MS Mrs. Jeanette B. Lancaster Ms. Phyllis McCorkle BOYCE, E. G. Mr. and Mrs. Denton Braswell BRAMLETT, KEN, Brandon, MS Brandon Pres. Church, Women in the Church BURNS, MARY ELLEN GRAHAM, Big Creek, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Bell Allen BURTON, LLOYD, Gulfport, MS Mr. and Mrs. Donnie D. Riley
BYERS, LEE LOGAN AND LOU ELLA Mr. and Mrs. George G. Byers CAIN, H. V. Mr. and Mrs. Denton Braswell CALDWELL, MARIE Mrs. Sandra Land Evans CARSON, THOMAS GORDON, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Jo Ann Carson CHANCELLOR, BOBBY, Fayetteville, GA Ms. Harriet Walters CHANDLER, RAY Ms. Donna M. Myers COBB, JAMES, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COOK, JANE, Weir, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine COOK, SR., KELLY GENE Mrs. Patsy Ann Cook COSSAR, ELIZABETH Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gifford CROCKETT, THOMAS WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lamar Maxwell, Jr. EMERT, SUSAN BRIGHAM, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber FAIR, IMOGENE CANEY, Birmingham, AL Mr. and Mrs. Davis Love Fair III FAIR, JR., EUGENE LOVE, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Fair III FORSTER, BELLE FAIR Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Fair III FOWLER, WALTER BRUMBY IBM GARDNER, CHARLES RAY, Jackson, MS Mr. Larry Noblin and Elizabeth GIPSON, DAVID, Calhoun, LA Mr. and Mrs. James C. Boyles GOLDSMITH, CHARLES Lonnie and Patsy Graeber GOODMAN, ARYN, Lumberton, TX Judy and Richard E. Newton GREEN, BIDWELL, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mike Horn HERRIN, NANCY, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. HILBURN, DIANE PALMER, North Little Rock, AR Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner III HOOKER, RACHEL TIMS Ms. Karen Walton HOWELL, GRADY, Bentonia, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber IVERSON, JAMIE, Indianola, MS Ms. Mary Cathy Bramuchi JACOBS, JAN Judy and Richard E. Newton JOHNSON, DEBBIE Class of 1971 French Camp Academy JONES, LEONE BREWER, Florence, AL Mrs. Catherine Pace JONES, SARA THOMAS FIELD, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy JONES, SARA VIRGINIA, Tchula, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy KEA, DORIS Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Kea KENNEDY, CHARLES Mr. Joseph H. Weil, Jr. KIDD, MAGGIE SPRAY, Fayetteville, TN Mrs. Roberta W. Kidd KIMBROUGH, WAWWEESE BROOKS, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine KING, LARRY, Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Sandra Land Evans KITCHINGS, JOHN, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Lottie Boggan LAPRADE’S FAMILY Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barlow LAWRENCE, DEWEY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw LAY, ALEXANDER MADISON, Richland, WA Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Manis LEE, LUNDA, Pearl, MS Mr. Eddie M. Ellis, Sr. LEHMAN, DANNY, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber LINDENSCHMIDT, ERICH, Beausejour, MB Canada Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Maehlmann LINK, MINNA DEEN JONES, Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LONG, GORDON, Gulfport, MS
Mr. and Mrs. Donnie D. Riley LONG, HUGH BURTON, Holly Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Inmon LOTT, AILEEN COTTINGHAM, Greenville, MS Ms. Barbara L. Flowers MADDEN, LACEY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle MAEHLER, CHARLES, Pearl River, LA Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Manis MARTIN, JERRY, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber MATHEWS, BOBBY EARL, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Ritter, Jr. MAY, BENNY, Stewart, MS Mrs. Sandra Land Evans MAY, GREG, Stewart, MS Mrs. Sandra Land Evans MCADORY, EMILY BROOME, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Larry Nix Surgery Associates, P.A. MCBETH, PEGGY, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington MCBRIDE, JAMES ALLEN Margaret Aden and Douglas Thornton MCCASKILL, LOUISE, Indianola, MS Mrs. Sandra Land Evans MCLAUGHLIN, BRENDA DABBS, Ashland City, TN Mr. James M. Smiley III MCREYNOLDS, JR., JAMES M. Dr. and Mrs. James E. Long Mr. and Mrs. D. Gregg Jones MILLER, JIM Judy and Richard E. Newton MINOR, III, LANCELOT L., Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Murray Fincher MINOR, LONGSTREET, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Fair III MOYER, LARRY, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw NELSON, ANN BARRIER, Yazoo City, MS Jeff and Ann Upshaw Pat and Cristie Travis Walker and Stephanie Upshaw Grace Upshaw Mr. and Mrs. Richard Foster NUNLEY, JOE, Murfreesboro, TN Mrs. Roenella G. Hornsby OSBORNE, JR., ROBERT WILSON, Madison, MS Ms. Denise Wade OTTS, ANNA LEWIS Judy and Richard E. Newton PARKS, EDSELL, Brandon, MS Brandon Pres. Church, Women in the Church PAYNE, SR., JAMES LARRY, Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Mary N. Corkern PENTECOST, JACK AND DAISY Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Gatlin PERRY, JULIA G., Jackson, MS Ms. Edith L. Perry PHILLIPS, JACK, Marks, MS Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lewis The Graeber Family, Bill, Dede, Clark and Rebecca QUAYLE, BRIAN Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Gilmore Mrs. Carol Ann Carter READ, JACK Mrs. Sandra Land Evans RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record REDDITT, CHARLINE, Boyle, MS Mr. Don Conger REED, SR, O. R. Mr. and Mrs. George Weaver RICH, ELLA ROSE THORNTON, French Camp, MS Mr. Charles A. Rich RICHARDS, JR., JOHN HOMER Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner III RITCHEY, JAKE, Canton, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber
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ROGERS, KHRISTI LYN LONG, Holly Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Inmon ROSS, ANNA ELISABETH, Isola, MS Mr. Emmitt Fred Ross RUSHING, HAROLD WMU Lunch Bunch Ladies RUSSELL, BERNARD, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. John E. Shaw SANDERS, D. J., Vicksburg, MS Ms. Shirley Nowell SANDERS, RAY Ms. Pearl Marie Carroll SHIRLEY, SYLVIA, Senatobia, MS Mrs. Sandra Land Evans SIMMERMAN, BRUCE, Hattiesburg, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber SMATHERS, ROY Ms. Donna Ray SMITH, BOBBY, Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lanny M. Wilson SPARKS, CURTIS, Oxford, MS Mrs. Jimmie Lee Sparks STAUB, MARY ELIZABETH POVALL Mr. and Mrs. Murray Fincher STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STEVENS, WILLIAM LEE, Oxford, MS Mrs. Ruby Anne Kincade TAYLOR, MARTY Class of 1971 French Camp Academy THAGGARD, NANCY Margaret Aden and Douglas Thornton THOMPSON, WILLIAM, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber TILLERY, PRICE Mrs. Traci Jean Tillery TOLER, W. PRICE, Brandon, MS Mrs. Lottie Boggan Mrs. Mary E. Langford TREADAWAY, MR. AND MRS. W. T., York, AL Mrs. Traci Jean Tillery TURNER, CHARLES MONROE, Moss Point, MS Mrs. Maxine Turner TURNER, THOMAS, Jackson, MS Mr. Larry Noblin and Elizabeth WALKER, BOB, Yazoo City, MS Lonnie and Patsy Graeber WARD, MARTHA ANNE HAMILTON, French Camp, MS Class of 1971 French Camp Academy WHITE, JAMES THOMAS, Brandon, MS Columbia High School, Class of ‘61 WHITMIRE, MARTHA REED BLACK, Madison, MS Mrs. Tommye Ruth Kelley WHITWER, WILLIAM N., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Murray Fincher WICKER, JANET, Clinton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Quayle WILSON, DICK, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lamar Maxwell, Jr. Mrs. Connie S. Wadsworth WOOD, DON, Conyers, GA Mr. William R. Buckley Sr. WOOD, MAYZELLE L., Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Henry Welch WOODS, GUY Mrs. Mary Woods YATES, BONNIE SUE HOLT, Conroe, TX Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Yates
ALLENBURGER, SUSAN, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Davis ANDERSON, EARL L., Statesville, NC Ms. Barbara Anderson ANDERSON, GRAYSON W., Houston, TX Mrs. Speight W. Anderson ATWOOD, ANNETTE, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins
BARRY, MAGGIE BURRUS Dr. and Mrs. J. Lee Owen, Jr. BASWELL, BONNIE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins BECKMAN, JOHN (Ret.) Lt. Col. and Mrs. Ludwig A. Beckman III BELL, SALLIE REBECCA, Greenville, MS Ms. Tracy Swindle Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Bell, Jr. Mr. Mitchell Hill Ms. Rebecca Roe BLACK, WILLIARD LEROY, French Camp, MS Miss Glenda Black BLAND, ANNA NELL, Cedar Park, TX Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Mermilliod BRADLEY, JANIE, Cleveland, MS Mr. James B. Arnold, Jr. BRASHER, MARGARET L., Jackson, MS Mrs. Georgia B. Parkes BROADWELL, DIXIE, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Clark BROWN, DOUG, Woodland, MS Mrs. Melonie Brown BURKE, JANIE Mr. and Mrs. John Terry Gibbs CASTLE, GINGER, Silverhill, AL Mrs. Sandra Sisson CHANDLER, MARY, Tutwiler, MS Dr. H. Duane Stokes COATS, BENJIE, Union, MS Dr. H. Duane Stokes COGGINS, HUBERT AND SADIE Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record CONDON, LILLENE WILLIAMS, Little Rock, AR Ms. Sue Ousterhout Mr. and Mrs. Parham H. Williams Mr. John Thomas Edge NMomentum Corporation Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Norton, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Guthrie T. Abbott Mr. and Mrs. Josh Parham Ms. Sherry Bird Ms. Brooke Perry LTC and Mrs. William Brandon The Bates Agency Mr. John Yates Ms. Shayne Smith Mr. Wooten Epes Ms. Michele Denton Ms. Sandra Reynolds COOK, MRS. WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Mr. Larry Noblin and Elizabeth CRABB, DR. LARRY, Charlotte, NC Ms. Rachael L. Crabb CROCKETT, THOMAS WILLIAM, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lyell CURTIS, ABNER, Winona, MS Miss Bobbye C. Curtis DABNEY, PATSY, Athens, AL Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp DEAVENPORT, BESSIE MONTGOMERY Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitchener, Jr. DOTY, JOHN DAVID Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey R. Carson, Jr. DUCKWORTH, MOIRA BROCK Mr. Mike B. Duckworth GARRETT, CHRISTINE, Oxford, MS Ms. Caroline Ramos Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Wray Mrs. Marian Berry and Mrs. Velam Kellam Mr. Tommy A. Hargrove, Jr. Mr. Robert Biggers GORDY, BILLIE Mr. and Mrs. David Sherer GOWAN, SHELLEE, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Gilchrist GRIFFEE, MARY VIRGINIA WATSON, Memphis, TN Mr. Julian B. Watson, Jr.
HARKINS, EDITH, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington HARRIS, CHARLES, Weir, MS Mr. Larry Gene Langley HOWELL, WOODROW AND RUBY, Banner, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Howell HUBBARD, MARY Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp IRBY, STUART M. Mrs. Dorothy E. Jones IRVING, EUGENE D., Kosciusko, MS Mr. John W. Irving JENKINS, JOAN, Vestavia, AL Mr. Harrell Lee Jenkins JENKINS, SWEP Mrs. Kristine E. Owen JONES, BILLIE, Catoosa, OK Mrs. Dorothy E. Jones JORDAN, SYLVIA C., Kosciusko, MS Mrs. Charlene E. Rone KARSTENS, LENA MAE Dr. and Mrs. Allen E. Karstens KEA, DORIS Mr. Charlie Kea KIMBROUGH, WAWWEESE BROOKS, McCool, MS Mrs. Polly Hope Bell Allen KNOWLES, MEDFORD Mrs. Mary Payne Hairald KYLE, MICHAEL, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. James K. Williamson LAMB, DANA TILLMAN Ms. Polly M. Marshall LASSITER, MARK Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins LAWRENCE, DEWEY AND MARTHA, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins LECREN, IRIS, Greer, SC Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington LEIGH, JAMES H., Gainesville, GA Mr. and Mrs. David L. Sauve LEPARD, SUSAN KEAN, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ricky L. Bane LEWIS, NELL Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Gene Cooper LINK, WILLIAM MARTIN, Bentonia, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LITTLE, GRANT Mr. Joey Clingan LONG, HUGH BURTON, Holly Springs, MS Mr. and Mrs. Michael Glenn LOOMIS, BILLIE RICHARDSON, Fairhope, AL Ms. Shirley G. Koiner LOTHENORE, MILLARD, Booneville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp MANGUM, JR., J. W., Hattiesburg, MS Mrs. Anita T. Hearon MARSHALL, ROBERT ROGAN Mr. and Mrs. William B. Gillespie, Sr. MATHENY, LEROY BURT Dr. and Mrs. George T. Bates MATHEWS, JAMES E., Crystal Springs, MS Mrs. Martha Mathews MAYFIELD, MARTINA P., Vaiden, MS Ms. Sue S. Nowell MCADORY, EMILY BROOME Mr. Edward L. Broome MCCLINTOCK, JR., S. R., Terry, MS Mrs. Dorothy M. Weathersby MCCONNELL, MIKE Mr. and Mrs. Robert McConnell MCKNIGHT, CHARLES, Germantown, TN Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe Smith MILES, ANN LANE, Grenada, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Boxley Miller III MILLER, J. W. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins MITCHELL, BOB, Sherman, MS Mrs. Mary Payne Hairald
MOUNGER, WILLIAM DONALD, Jackson, MS The Americana Antique Club MOYER, LARRY, McCool, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins NELSON, ANN BARRIER, Yazoo City, MS Mrs. Flora Bruce Crook PEPPER, MARVIN, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jerry L. Jones PERRY, RUSTY Mr. Brock Angle PERRY, SR., GEORGE C. Ms. Edith L. Perry PRATHER, NELL Mr. and Mrs. Shelton Jones RAGAN, RITA, Corinth, MS Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp RECORD, BILL AND EDNA Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RHODES, MAVIS Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins ROSE, JOYCE BRIDGES, Jackson, MS Mr. Samuel Clemons RUSH, JULIAN, Meridian, MS Mr. James M. Smiley III RUSSELL, BERNARD, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Billy Randall Dew RUTLAND, TIMBRE, Collins, MS Mr. and Mrs. Keith Lundy SELLERS, STUART Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Kemp SIMMONS, ROBERT, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins SMITH, MAE DEAN, Magnolia Springs, AL Mr. Norvell Woody Ogden STAUSS, BARBARA BOSWELL, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Mabry W. Linn STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. H. Stevens STEVENS, SAMMIE, Amory, MS Mr. Richard L. Harrison STEWART, MICHAEL Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Dieckman SWALES, DALE, Boyle, MS Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Bleakney, Jr. THOMPSON, BENNY, Stewart, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kilgore TRAPP, JEFF, Philadelphia, MS Dr. H. Duane Stokes TURNER, CHARLES MONROE, Moss Point, MS Mrs. Kim Blackwell Ms. Stacie Buckley Mrs. Maxine Turner TURNER, ELLEN W., Jackson, MS Dr. and Mrs. William Franklin Sneed TURNER, JO ANN, Memphis, TN Mr. and Mrs. Gus B. Denton TURNER, TOM, Jackson, MS The Americana Antique Club VANTREASE, JR., DAVID Ms. Irene M. Vantrease WELSH, BETTY Mrs. Dorothy B. Ward WELSH, PAT, Jackson, MS Mr. Larry Noblin and Elizabeth WHITWER, WILLIAM N., Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. James S. Armstrong WILSON, MARY JANE Vaiden Class of 1954 WILSON, RICHARD BAXTER, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Lyell WOOD, MAYZELLE L., Starkville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cecil Wood Jr. WOOD, PAUL, Louisville, MS Col. and Mrs. Joseph Morison YANDELL, WILLIAM M., Memphis, TN Mr. Yerger Clifton Yandell
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Matthew 20:28: “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” NIV
Difference Makers By Glenn Goldman
My wife Donna and I volunteer at French Camp Academy. We volunteer in the Double Blessings Thrift Store, a ministry of French Camp Academy to its local community. People from all over donate clothes, furniture, purses—you name it; people donate it! It’s amazing how busy the store is. All profits from the store go to offset the cost of the students that cannot afford tuition and school costs. When we started volunteering, we thought we might help or even bless someone, somehow but, man, were we wrong! We are the ones being blessed. We look forward to each time we get to go to French Camp. Cindy Cox manages Double Blessings. She and her husband, Dennis, are also house parents to 12 girls ages 8 to 16 years old. They are true servants. We love to listen to Cindy tell all the great things that God is doing in the live of these girls. Now, I don’t know how they do it and it’s always, “I wouldn’t be anywhere else,” but let me tell you, they are Difference Makers.
Double Blessings Thrift Store really lives up to its name. It’s a blessing for the shoppers who can find wonderful bargains. For the volunteers, it’s a blessing to be a personal shopper, an encourager, or lend a listening ear to someone. —Betty Houser, Volunteer
After serving a couple of months, we can now tell when other employees or staff members come into the thrift store. They have a glow about them. And don’t ask them what they do unless you have a few minutes. Everyone at French Camp is looking—waiting—even hoping for the opportunity to share their French Camp story. Ask the Holy Spirit to stir your heart toward French Camp. You may be looking for a full-time ministry, a way to volunteer a couple of hours, or an opportunity to donate some items you no longer need. Contact Lance Ragsdale at 662-547-6482. Become a Difference Maker! v
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. —Ephesians 6:1-4
French Camp Academy’s Support Ministries
Please call Lance at (662) 547-6482 to let us know if you can help with any of these: www.CampoftheRisingSon.com
Bed & Breakfast Council House Restaurant Log Cabin Gift Shop Children of God Pottery Double Blessings Thrift Shop www.frenchcamphistoricvillage.com
• Musical Instruments (music therapy) • Carpet Cleaning Machines • Weed eaters for lawn maintenance • Golf Cart for Camp of the Rising Son • Artist paint supplies (oils, watercolors, canvas, brushes, paper plates, clear glass water containers, glue sticks, etc.) • Full-size pick up truck
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Someone once asked, “What is in a name?” The White House, the Washington Monument, the Statue of Liberty—these names trigger images, fond memories of special events or milestones in our lives. These landmarks evoke an emotional response from those who have spent time in their presence. It is in much the same way with our beloved Tabernacle here on the campus of French Camp Academy. This past Alumni Day, many of our fellow alumni shared beautiful stories of past Chautauquas, Graduation and Baccalaureate ceremonies, choral presentations, music recitals, school plays, and even weddings, all held at the Tabernacle. For decades, The Tabernacle played an integral part of life at French Camp Academy. Over the years, with the construction of a high school auditorium, and shifting interest of the student body, the Tabernacle was used less and less, until not at all. As all wooden structures eventually go, the Tabernacle has now greatly deteriorated and is in dire need of renovation. Which is where we, as the Alumni Association can play a big part! We have the opportunity to save the Tabernacle, but time is of the essence! If you would like your Alumni Association to adopt the renovation of the Tabernacle as a project and bring it back to its original glory, there are several ways you can get involved!
To adequately assess true interest in preserving the Tabernacle, we need pledges! 1) Pledge to serve! Would you be willing to serve on our Project Committee?
2) Pledge your expertise! Are you an engineer, a contractor, roofer, plumber, electrician, or landscape architect?
3) Pledge your financial support! No donations are needed at this time, simply reply with a pledge of the amount you are willing to donate in the future, should the alumni association vote to adopt the Tabernacle as a project.
Send all pledges to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp MS 39745, Attention: Susan Shurden. Please be sure to include your name, year you graduated or attended Pictured is the FCA Alumni Association executive committee, consisting of FCA, and current contact information. newly elected board members and past presidents. From left to right: TraWe need a robust response to justify further action. I look forward to cie Thomas Box (1991) Program Committee chair, Annie Roberts Gundy (1999) Secretary, Sherry Prewitt Kirby (1988) President, Lynn Downhearing from you all! ing (1960) Vice President, Johnnie Thomas Henderson (1964) scholarship committee chair & past president, Linda Thomas McDaniel (1964) Sincerely, past president, Shawna Leonard Grice (1996) Treasurer. The purpose of Sherry Kirby (Class of 1988) the meeting was to award approximately $27,000 in Alumni AssociaPresident of your FCA Alumni Association tion Endowment Scholarship funds to FCA Class of 2022 rising seniors.
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Camp of the Rising Son Update Carrie Browning
Camp of the Rising Son was thrilled to be back open for camp this summer and enjoyed the return of 1,021 campers and 70 staff laughing and playing together while making life-changing memories that make a week at CRS so special! Camp looked a little different this summer with campers staying in color groups and keeping spread out to keep everyone safe and healthy. CRS is blessed with incredible fresh air facilities and areas which allowed campers to safely enjoy so many of the activities and events they love about camp. After a year of being separated, CRS was grateful to give campers a week at camp where they could be active away from screens, have fun, make friends, and grow in the Lord. The summer theme for 2021 was Power. The campers were taught about the power of Christ through our prayer while studying the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Following the Lord’s prayer’s example, campers learned to know more about God as Father, as our provider, and one who helps us in times of need. They discovered how incredible it is that our God desires for us to have an intimate and powerful relationship with Him through prayer. During their week, campers stayed in open-air cabins making new friends and enjoying adventures with their cabinmates and counselors. Each day held an opportunity for campers to experience something brand new as they participated in a wide variety of activities with their cabinmates. This summer campers were able to enjoy many fun activities such as sailing, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, archery, nature, pottery, sports, and crafts! Every night featured a different exciting event for campers to participate in with their cabinmates from cooking camp stew over the fire complete with s’mores to careening down the waterslide or crazy dance parties! Summer 2021 continued the CRS tradition of each week having a different theme, so no two weeks of the summer are alike! Some of the favorites were Olympics, Jumanji, and Cowboys vs. Aliens! Surprises are everywhere during a week at CRS!
A week of camp is a gift that will reap life-long benefits and memories. Thanks to generous donations and support over 100 campers received scholarships allowing them to experience camp this summer. The Lord truly demonstrated his faithfulness to CRS through His protection, safety, and providing an incredible group of staff who have a heart to serve and live out the love of Christ!
Camp of the Rising Son endeavors to uphold the highest standards of safety and camp programming by maintaining accreditation by the American Camp Association.
Next up at CRS is Family Camp over Labor Day weekend. This is a terrific opportunity for parents to jump in and enjoy the camp fun and activities with their kids! v
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