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Nancy Hargrove, Anita Johnson

Will Miller, Anita Applewhite, Fay Johnson, Laura Shook, Lacey Johnson

Tucker Mikell, Greg & Brenda Wadsworth

n engagement party honoring Lacey Johnson and Will Miller was held at the Canebrake Lake Clubhouse. Host and hostesses were Ike & Dawn Thrash, Larry & Patsy Hammett, Roger & Betty King, John & Beverly Silman, Robert & Dana Simmons, Andy & Laurie Stetelman, Don & Barbara Swilley, Matt & Rhonda Fry, Benny & Pam Waddle, Burke & Dianne Ellzey, Jeff & Dawn Jones, Becky Barnes, Hayden & Janet Mitchell, Warren & Carolyn Hood.

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Tina Hoda, Bo Hrom

Kenny & Reta Miller, Will Miller, Lacey Johnson, Anita & David Johnson

Laura M. Shook, Chuck & Debbie Shook

Jeff Jones, Steve Napier

Patsy Hammett, Becky Barnes, Laurie Stetelman, Dawn Jones, Barbara Swilley, Pam Waddle, Nancy Gibson, Betty King, Carolyn Hood, Dana Simmons, Dawn Thrash, Rhonda Frye

Tim Massey, Amber Wadsworth, Margaret & Jonathan Nichols, Sarah Duncan, Janet Mitchell

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Jim Norwood, Louis & Lou Ann Poynter, Joe Ed & Betty Lynn Varner Pat Zachary, Jackie Weeks, Jim & Leah Henderson, Brad Martin

Rachel Anthony, Taylor Cumberland, Hannah Discon

he annual Bacchanal celebration was held recently at the Hattiesburg Country Club.

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Debbie Vogel, Billy Walker Hope Edwards, Lesley Sullivan

Jim & Leah Henderson

Chef Brian Boolos

Monte & Jennie Aaron, Anna & R.T. Fertitta

Brad Brian, Trey Blue, Peggy Brian, Lee Kirby

Teresa Amacker, Nikki Mattison, Erin Rutland, Wendy Carmichael

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Gary Lett, Rick Zachary, George Marler

Amy & Jason Ainsworth

Paul Apyan


Micah Grayson, David & Donna Grayson, Cathy & Mike Hodges

Night of Dreams, the 4th Annual Silent and Live Auction to benefit Homes of Hope for Children, was held recently at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center. Featured restaurants include Jody’s Bakery & Caterie, Krispy Kreme, Longhorn Steakhouse, Seasons, Stonewalls BBQ, Tara’s Cakes and Wintzell’s

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Mandy Gay, Sabrina Langston, Marie Bryant, Cindy Vick

Jaimee LaFave, Julia Sandhaws, Michael LaFave, Laurie Moudy

Larry Sparkman, Kyle Carminita, Ben E. Henn, Sarah Dixon

A.J. & Sarah Thornton

Michael Garrett

Oyster House. The mission of Homes of Hope for Children is to serve children in crisis throughout Mississippi by providing strong, Christian homes to every child that lives on campus, while ensuring that each child is loved unconditionally and has their physical, spiritual and emotional needs met.

Jaime & Chris Boozer, Drew Kite, Beverly Russell

Mickey & Pam Carney, Cindy & Rowe Palhang

Larry & Colbey Sparkman, Charla & Jack Hudson

Sharon & Garrett Marks

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Alie Broadway, Mary Ida Ellis, Erin McLeod, Emily Simmons

Sidni Clark, Erin McLeod, Kalli McRaney

Tommy & Jeanette King, Erin McLeod, Luke Gipson, Anita Gipson

Carol Sibley, Alicia McLemore, Erin McLeod

Blair Jackson, Connie Fox, Merrit & Alicia McLemore, Erin McLeod, Shirley Dickerson

Taylor Lacina, Miranda Rawls, Erin McLeod, Halai Brown, Bailee Alexander

Julia Schneider, Charles McVay, Ryan McLeod, Haley Brown, Taylor Townsend, Machelle Brown

Trunk Show honoring Erin McLeod, Lamar County Jr. Miss, was held at the University of Southern Mississippi campus prior to the state pageant. Erin modeled her wardrobe, performed her talent and some of her physical fitness routine. McLeod finished as first runnerup in the program and won the physical fitness category.

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Ryan & Kelli McLeod, Melanie & Julia Schneider, Charles McVay, Erin McLeod, Vicki & Emily Simmons, Lois McVay, Carol Lott

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Ryan, Erin & Kelli McLeod


Kathy Curry, Tracy Johnson, Annette Davenport

Nicole Ruhnke, Donnie Walker, Tracy Smith

he LeBonte Club of Petal hosted a Trunk Show for club members and special guests honoring Kenna Spiller, Petal’s Jr. Miss. The event was held at Magnolia State Bank. During the evening, Kenna modeled her wardrobe, which included her meet-the-family ensemble, her arrival outfit, her interview suit

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Carolyn Spiller, Mauri Yarber

and her poise and appearance dress. She also performed her talent, a vocal performance of “Nothing Can Stop Me Now.” At the state pageant in Meridian Kenna was a Top 10 Finalist and won a preliminary scholastic scholarship.

Marisa Pasquale, Maggie Brannan, Kenna Spiller, Alicia Frazier, Victoria Jones

Melissa Morgan, Ellie Lott, Marsha Bahm, Lisa Murdock, Julie Walker

Lebonte Club members with Petal Jr. Miss Kenna Spiller

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Kristin Griffith, Kayla Jones, Natalie Bullard, Cara Lott

John Brown, Allyson Boyd

Allie Luckey, Ellyn Burton, Christa Smith, Karlee Darby, Raven Conner

Katerra Stephenson, Hannah Burch, Justine Wilkinson

Paige Watson, Jordan Whittle

Suzanne Fischer

Tonisha Thomas, Caandace Baker, Chelsea Dueitt Aleasha Fulgham, Jessica Jackson

Kylie Harrell, Claire Walley

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SM President Dr. Martha Saunders hosted a Welcome Reception for this year’s Mississippi Miss Hospitality contestants at her home. Twenty-nine young ladies spent a week touring and visiting in the Hub City, doing community service and visiting hospital patients. Jordan Whittle, Miss Hattiesburg, was crowned this year’s winner during the finale at the Saenger.

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K-J Lockley, Chelsea Dueitt, Jordan Whittle, Kylie Harrell, Hannah Burch, Ali Blackledge


Kristie Fairley, Susan Slaughter, Traci Rouse, Claire Walley, Ann Walley, Martha Lee, Bonnie Warren, Terry Fleming

Debbie Swindoll, Annette Davenport, Kylie Harrell, Gina Barding

Jessica Nester, Kylie Harrell

Amber Hartfield, Kathy Hayman, Barbara Ross, Lucy Sanguinetti, Toya Thomas, Tonisha Thomas, Rochelle Thomas

farewell brunch was held for Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant contestants, family members and pageant directors at the Lake Terrace Convention Center. The Miss Hospitality Board of Directors also attended. This was the final event before the finale Saturday night at the Saenger Theater.

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Stacey Clark, Cara Lott, Daphne Lott, Jacque Purvis

Valerie Jones, Ashley Jones, Dr. Sherry Pippen

Martin Cooley, Amy Cooley, Elizabeth Huff, Kay Burton, Amanda Vaughan

Bertha Conner, Raven Conner, Marti Kauffman, Jeanette Crary

Chelsea Dueitt, Dedra Welford

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Laura & Stevens Hollister Gary Blackwelder, Ginny Eaton Warren, Jacque Barlow Pace, Monica McGregor Davis, Kathie Hamrick Winstead, Rusty Barlow

Evelyn Bounds Hall, June Perry

Terri Gower Baker, Dana Gower Greg Cliburn, Robert Vardaman, Mike Carpenter

Patrick Bonones, Debbie & Michael Rowell, Tori Brown, Trish Burkett

attiesburg High ‘Any Class of the 70s’ recently held a reunion weekend in the Hub City. Classmates from a plethora of 70s classes met on Friday night at Remington's Hunt Club with the Locust Fork Band playing. On Saturday, classmates and their spouses, significant others and/or special guests gathered at the Train Depot with Remnants providing entertainment. David "Red" Rayborn coordinated reunion events.

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Lynn Turner, Valorie LaPorte

Trish Howell, Karen Peden, Debbie Hutto

HHS Parkway Heights United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship members

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Lyn & Brian McCrory, Jill & Andy Wiest


Dede Smith, Sharon Gibbs Nadine Coleman, Tracey Hipps, Jo & Charles Blackwell, Sue & Willie Stokes

Anna B. Simmons, Sharon Evans

etal Superintendent of Education Dr. John Buchanan recently sponsored the annual Back-to-School Breakfast for faculty and administration. Guest speaker for the event was Michael Garrett, director of Homes of Hope for Children. PSD employees recently collected more than $1,000 at the annual employee convocation to donate to the charity. The breakfast is hosted each year by the Cosmopolitan Club.

P Mike Lott, Jerry Shepherd, Dede Smith, Jack Linton, Margaret Tynes

Renee Evans, Andra Rester, Dr. John Buchanan, Kelli Brown, Dr. Jean Young, Coach Larry Watkins

Michael Garrett

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Brittany Dearman, Josh Sanford

Fred & Jimmie Hatten, Kristie Keith

JoWare & John Whiddon

Mac & Jim Johnson, Kristie Keith

Charles & Charmaine Dillon, Stephanie & Jessica Land

Kenneth & Virginia Stevens

Robin & Mike Brolaski

uests attending the opening show in HCLO’s 35th season helped celebrate the history of Broadway and the great heritage of musical theater in ‘100 Years of Broadway.’ The dinner theatre production was held at the Saenger Theater with dinner served at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center in Downtown Hattiesburg. The 2010-2011 season also includes Annie, Nov. 18-21 and The Drowsy Chaperone, May 5-8.

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Lula Ball, Sheila Turnage, Joel Germany, Sammy & Debbie Robbins

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John & Valerie Rachal

Rosalyn McDaniel, Bonnie Hrdlica, Sandy Whitacre, Kathy Schimel, Jane Ezelle

Charlie & Lucy Parkman

Russell & Sarah Etheridge


Betty Moran Reedy, Jessie Dees, Merlene E. Hardwich

Esther Mae Shaw Margrea Watkins, Dortha Morgan, Allene Findley, Lillie Barron

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lumni of the former Methodist Hospital School of Nursing attended the Annual Alumni Meeting this year held in the Evergreen Room at Wesley Medical Center. The meeting included a light meal and entertainment by the Daniel Lee Family.

Judy Russell, Libby Byrd

Aubrey Beasley, Virginia Clay, Donnis Thompson Andrews, Barbara Moore

Jenna Clair, Julie, Julianna & Daniel Lee

Judy Rankin, Sherry Carter

Louise Ramsay, Pat Noblin, Faye Miller, Barbara Hayman, Carolyn Aultman, May Ann Nester

Loree J. Brewer, Frieda Pierce

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Natasha Findley, Susan Davis, Brian Pace, Amber Shows, Lisa Shows, Shana McDill, Stephanie McCrary, Tanya Bond

Samantha Sanford, Jamie Sanford, Dana West

Lisa & Rick Conn, Mary Ann Walker, Cindy Thames

Katelynn, Amber Russell, Adrian Sikes

Steve Moore, Pat & Liz Zachary, Rheanne Craft

summer wedding celebration honored Jamie Kittrell and Darren Welch. The event was held at the Welch home.

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Pat Tate, Karen Williams, Annie Woodson

Tori Gieger, Alex Doleac, Alex Geiger

Colby Pitts, Dana West, Bethany Daws, Chad Cooley

Reane Doleac, GiGi Welch, Peggy Brian, Ginny Harvey, DeLane Smith, Sue Hegwood

Audrey Charoglu, Rocco Barbieri, Corinne Barbieri, Michael Fuguay, Darren Welch, Melvin White

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Vonda Fairley, GiGi Welch

Catherine Johnson, Dixie Jo Jordan, Stephanie West

Shannon Welch, Katelyn Welch, Misty White

Erin Bradley, Karen Brantley


Miss Mississippi 1988 Carla Haag Abraham, Miss Mississippi 2010 Sarah Beth James, Miss. Outstanding Teen 2008 Morgan Lindsey Burnett, Miss. Outstanding Teen 2010 Christina Bostick, Miss. Outstanding Teen 2009 Laura Lee Lewis, Trunk Show honoring Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen 2010 Christina Bostick of Oak Grove was held recently at Canebrake Clubhouse. Bostick competed at the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Fla., recently. Bostick, a junior at Oak Grove High School, entered the competition as Miss Leaf River Valley Outstanding Teen. The Miss America's Outstanding Teen is a little sister to Miss America. Her pageant platform for the pageant was "Eyes of Love," a non-profit ministry she organized that collects eye glasses for people in Nigeria. Bostick is the daughter of Jon and Angela Bostick.

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Anna Kate Hall, Christina Bostick

Morgan Burnett, Christina Bostick, Laura Lee Lewis

Morgan Burnett, Jaynie A. Fedell

Brooks Becton, Trest Underwood, Tyler Odom Anna Beth Higginbotham, Jody Banquer

Jeanna Aultman, Rhea-Phillips Valentine, Alesia Valentine, Judy Buys, Anne Elizabeth Buys, Sloan Buys, Blair Buys, Blythe Buys

Kelly Wagner, Jennifer Parsons

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Signature Magazine - September 2010  

Pages 43-60 of the September "Fall Fashion" edition of Signature Magazine.

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