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Will and Leigh Ann Longwitz
The Art of Beautiful Writing
In his first term as District 25 senator, Will Longwitz was committed to working for a brighter tomorrow for the state that he loves. Will and his wife Leigh Ann work countless hours in the community to ensure that their two daughters, Sophie and June, and the future of the state, have the opportunity to grow up in a safe, stable environment.
Some say the art of beautiful writing is dead thanks to the Internet and other countless computer generated opportunities. But this isn’t true according to Northsiders Betsy Greener, Claire Frascogna, and Kandy Sims, three of the seven founders of the recently formed Mississippi Calligraphy Guild. “Calligraphy can be both a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the spirit,” Greener said. “In our technological age, the appreciation for the art of calligraphy has grown incredibly; it is a fun hobby, a great business and a creative art.”
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Angela Lee Aldridge/ Colby Brett Beem Kathryn Beckett Jones/ Justin Michael Banek Melanie Campbell Engle/ Robert Leverett Smith II Jane Anna Harris/ David Whitmire Waide Jr. Genny Claire Frascogna/ Logan Burch Phillips III Ashley Ann Lamar/ Thaddeus Stevens Welch III
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Ballet Mississippi Wine Tasting
An engagement celebration honoring Haley Westbrook and Christopher Yearout was held recently in the home of the bride.
An engagement celebration honoring Camille Morris and Jason Hellwig was held recently in the Bridgewater home of Helen and Craig York.
Engagement Party Crystle Lee Reed and Peter Douglas Clark were honored recently with a tropical-themed engagement celebration at the Country Club of Jackson home of Kathy and Marvin Scott.
Sarah Kathryn Sams/ Nicholas James Weyrens Caroline Ridgway Walker/ Matthew Allen Sims
The St. Dominic Hospital Auxiliary hosted a membership luncheon recently at the Country Club of Jackson.
Magnolia Speech School honored Anne Sullivan recently on her retirement from her role as executive director of the school.
Murrah Class of 1965 65th Birthday Members of the Murrah High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 65th birthday this year.
St. Andrew’s 1947 Society Party The St. Andrew’s annual 1947 Society party was held recently at Bravo.
“It’s A Girl Thing” Woman’s Hospital and River Oaks Hospital presented “It’s a Girl Thing” recently at Table 100. The event included wine and food, door prizes, and a panel of physicians who answered questions submitted by attendees.
A wine tasting was held recently at Fischer Galleries in Fondren to support Ballet Mississippi.
Madison County Foundation Membership Meeting The Madison County Foundation board of directors held its 17th annual membership meeting recently at the Country Club of Jackson.
Mississippi Opera Dance With The Stars
Zoo Party Unleashed
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Jackson celebs Elbert Bivins, Sibyl Child, Dr. Anthony Cloy, Dr. Charles Jackson, Lesley McLin, Kerry Parker and Peyton Prospere performed recently at the Country Club of Jackson during Dance with the Stars, benefiting Mississippi Opera.
The Jackson Zoo hosted Zoo Party Unleashed recently at Highland Village.
Deltas After Dark Fall Social Jackson area alumnae of Delta Delta Delta sorority recently gathered at Phyllis Geary’s View Gallery in Ridgeland for their Deltas After Dark fall social.
A reception was held recently at the Municipal Art Gallery for artists Eleanor Hughes, Martha Y. Andre and Janie Davis.
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n his first term as District 25 senator, Will Longwitz was committed to working for a brighter tomorrow for the state that he loves. Will and his wife Leigh Ann work countless hours in the community to ensure that their two daughters, Sophie and June, and the future of the state, have the opportunity to grow up in a safe, stable environment.
Will learned the value of hard work from his family as he was growing up in Quitman. Both his mother and grandmother were career public school teachers. Will’s grandmother taught elementary school, and his mother taught music. On his father’s side, they owned two women’s retail clothing stores, one in Meridian and the other in Alabama. So Will was well-versed in the gratitude of a hard day’s work. He took those lessons with him to college and throughout his life. He was graduated from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science and went on to graduate from Georgetown University in 1995 with bachelor’s degrees in government and English. Before he went to law school, he worked on Capitol Hill. It was there he found his life’s calling. Every spring during his college years at Georgetown, Will did an internship. “The law has always
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fit my interests and skills,” Will said. “After working on Capitol Hill, it was clear that it was the best, most natural route for me. It’s been a very rewarding career to me so far.” During his first year out of college, he worked on Bob Dole’s presidential campaign and later worked for Rep. J.C. Watts. The Madison resident has practiced law since 2003, putting in time in private practice as a federal civil prosecutor in Washington, D.C. Leigh Ann, a Madison native, was graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, and participated in the program on negotiation at Harvard University. She was graduated in 1996 with bachelor’s degrees in German and history. Now, Leigh Ann works as director of external affairs for Eco-Systems Inc., an environmental
“Mississippi, and the metro area especially, is very lucky that both Will and Leigh Ann have returned. They both possess formidable
intellect and ability, and their commitment to making this a better place to live will yield
benefits to all of us for years to come.” Kristopher Graham
engineering and consulting firm headquartered in Jackson. For a few years, she was an investment banker for Merrill Lynch in London, but she decided to return to her Mississippi roots. That’s when Kimberly Sharp first met Leigh Ann, and the two became fast friends. She was not surprised that Leigh Ann and Will had an instant connection. “They are both passionate, and both are very bright. I know that’s what must have attracted Will to Leigh Ann right away. She’s brilliant, and so is he. She definitely gave him a run for his money,” Kimberly said. Although Will and Leigh Ann both have an impressive background in education, Will has a few other hidden talents up his sleeve. He boasts some golden pipes and even led the Georgetown Chimes, an a capella singing group, in college. For
Will, singing just came naturally. “At Georgetown, there are no fraternities, so the Chimes was the closest thing. I guess because my mother was a choir director who had me singing every time the church doors opened, it was a given that I would lead the Chimes. We traveled and performed in D.C. and along the East Coast. They are still some of my best friends today.” Will’s professional performing appearances have been limited since he had a complete thyroidectomy. His tenor range is limited for now, so he has put his public appearances on the shelf for a while. Will and Leigh Ann also devote time to community service. When former Gov. Haley Barbour and Jim Barksdale created the Governor’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal following Hurricane Katrina, they established a plan to help the Gulf Coast attain the tools to rebuild. “It was a very rewarding experience for me, and I enjoyed meeting so many people I now count as friends on the coast,” Will said. However it was also rewarded in other ways. It was while working on the governor’s commission they first met. “Nothing in my life would be possible without Leigh Ann’s constant support,” Will said. “Every day, I wake up grateful that I have such a partner. And on top of that, she’s a wonderful mother, and is beautiful inside and out, too. What more could I ask for?” Leigh Ann grew up learning the importance of giving back to the community. Her parents, E. David and Lynn Cox, were active with Habitat for Humanity, and she grew up going to those events and giving of her time. “Giving back to your community is something I want to instill in my children the way my parents did in me,” Leigh Ann said. For a fund-raiser for the Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty, she baked 25 caramel cakes which sold for $20 to $25 each. Last year, she baked 20 pecan pies for another event. “As president of Madison County Republican Women, I know I can always count on either of them. They’re busy with family, jobs, and church, but they help me whenever and with whatever I ask,” Renee Lambert said.
To help ensure that Sophie and June and future generations are well prepared for the future, Will has made education a priority in all of his work. In fact, he ran his campaign on improving education as well as helping to improve the employment outlook in the state. He is working to make sure all students are given the chance to get quality educations and pursue their dreams. “I am, of course, very proud of him. I think he is intelligent, hard-working and reasonable,” Leigh Ann said. “He genuinely makes an effort to understand everyone’s point of view, regardless of party. He is as conservative as they come, but I notice he is friendly and respectful to everyone.” “People like Will and Leigh Ann are the future of the state. Their commitment to Mississippi is crucial especially in times like now when our values and way of life are being assaulted daily,” Kimberly Sharp said. “Their family is the perfect representation of Madison County and Will’s district.” To combat all the stress that comes with the high pressure of the legal field and his time at the Capitol, Will often resorts to his favorite hobby running. But to him, it’s much more than just a hobby. Will has run all his life, including crosscountry running in college, and in the past few years, he has started competing in marathons, including the Blues Marathon and the Memphis
Marathon. “Running is both a hobby, exercise, and therapy for me,” Will said. For Leigh Ann, the keys to success in their family are communication and cooperation. Teamwork is also a major keyword in the Longwitz household. Often, Leigh Ann will plan the menu for the week, and Will takes over the grocery shopping duties. They also make it a priority to have dinner together as a family every night if possible. This allows them a chance to connect and keep up with everything that is going on in their lives. Leigh Ann and her family have attended the Chapel of the Cross for almost 30 years, and now the Longwitz family is a fixture at the church, attending on Sundays and taking communion. Being a lifelong Methodist, it took Will a little while to adjust to the rituals of the Episcopal Church, but now he embraces all parts of the church and their fellow members. “Many of the brightest minds Leigh Ann and I went to school with left our state to pursue their careers elsewhere,” friend Kristopher Graham said. “Mississippi, and the metro area especially, is very lucky that both Will and Leigh Ann have returned. They both possess formidable intellect and ability, and their commitment to making this a better place to live will yield benefits to all of us for years to come.”
back to your community is something I want to instill in my children the way my parents did in me,” Leigh Ann Longwitz
The Art of Beautiful Writing BY J E N N Y PHOTOGRAPHY BY
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Some say the art of beautiful writing is dead thanks to the Internet and other countless computer generated opportunities. But this isn’t true according to Northsiders Betsy Greener, Claire Frascogna, and Kandy Sims, three of the seven founders of the recently formed Mississippi Calligraphy Guild. “Calligraphy can be both a delight to the eye and an inspiration to the spirit,” Greener said. “In our technological age, the appreciation for the art of calligraphy has grown incredibly; it is a fun hobby, a great business and a creative art.”
The Art of Beautiful Writing From an early age, Greener, originally from Dallas, was interested in invitations, cards and letters. “I loved stationery and often spent my savings on note cards and paper,” she said. “Birthday party invitations were a priority for me; I figured out early that the invitation sets the tone for the event. It has always been important to me to have a beautiful wardrobe of classic stationery.” But she became interested in calligraphy during the planning of her wedding. “The wedding wardrobe of stationery is a step above the social,” she said. “I moved beyond traditional handwriting and began to gather samples of ornate calligraphy. I loved the flourishing, the colors, the uniqueness of the different scripts.” In calligraphy, there are two main types of pens – the broad edged pen and the pointed pen. So in 2004, Greener took a calligraphy class in the Millsaps College Community Enrichment Series where Joycie Davis taught Chancery Cursive Italic writing using the broad edged pen.
After the class, Greener wanted to expand her study of calligraphy into Copperplate Script Calligraphy, using the pointed pen. “I am selftaught in this area – pointed pen work. As people often say ‘there is no teacher like experience.’ After a few weddings of 1,000 or more invitations, I was well on my way to being fairly proficient in this style,” she said. Four years later, Greener began teaching “Calligraphy – The Art of Beautiful Writing” in the Millsaps College Community Enrichment Series. Kandy Sims, who has always been interested in art, took painting classes on and off for about 20 years, including art classes from Myra Green. In addition, she also took several painting workshops and classes from other local artists. A few years ago, she wanted to learn calligraphy and decided to take Greener’s class at Millsaps. “Having two daughters, I thought it would be great to learn the beautiful art of calligraphy,” she said. “As I kept learning and practicing, I started
doing envelopes for friends.” Claire Frascogna was interested in learning calligraphy when her children were young but at that time, there were no teachers of the art form in Jackson that she knew of. After her children were grown, she learned that a beginner calligraphy class was being taught at Millsaps. She really wanted to learn calligraphy, plus a friend of hers who was getting married, wanted her to address the invitations. “I took the class and practiced hours upon hours and searched the Web for calligraphy videos just so I could watch the different techniques that the master penman used while writing,” she said. Interest in the class has grown so much that Greener actually added a morning class in addition to the evening one. People take the class for many reasons – some are creative people looking for a fresh option to express art, some are there to help a friend or relative with their wedding invitations, and others are aiming to start their own calligraphy business. In the class, students learn Chancery Cursive Italic script and Copperplate script – these are very different in method and appearance. In addition to lettering, they also cover layout and design, etiquette in invitations and promoting a calligraphy business. Greener believes that anyone can learn calligraphy; desire and interest are the deciding factors in who will achieve success. “Calligraphy is an art form in which patience and attention to detail are more important than artistic talent – you don’t have to be an artist to be good at calligraphy,” she said. “Many of my students decide that they want more in-depth instruction after our six-week class session is over and there are also interested people who cannot attend the class due to scheduling conflicts, therefore I do offer private lessons, both for beginners and the intermediate student.” From the class, the three ladies formed a close friendship and as they became more interested in improving their skills, they decided to join the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH). “Calligraphy is such a creative art – there are so many different techniques, instruments and styles,” Greener said. “My style of writing is constantly evolving. As a member of IAMPETH, I am constantly striving to update my knowledge of hand lettering techniques by reading their publications and talking with other members.” Frascogna actually went to the IAMPETH calligraphy convention alone. While at the convention, she met and talked to people from all over the country about all things calligraphy. “Each person I talked to encouraged me to join different guilds in my area so I could learn even more about the art of calligraphy,” she said. After returning home, she joined the Birmingham Calligraphy Guild and immediately started participating in their workshops to improve her skill and to learn different forms of
writing. Both Greener and Sims also joined the Birmingham Calligraphy Guild and all three joined the Nashville Guild and Memphis Guild so they could all participate in their workshops as well. This past year Frascogna encouraged Greener and Sims to go with her to the convention in Milwaukee. “This conference is a week-long meeting where you can take classes each day from master penmen, and other professional calligraphers from all over the country,” Sims said. “It was a great experience because we learned so much and met so many talented people. We learned that many of our colleagues were affiliated with calligraphy guilds in their respective areas.” After the week at the convention, they all agreed that they must get the calligraphy guild going in Mississippi. The three ladies along with Deborah Allen, Pat Jernberg, Barb Currie and Robin Wise formed the Mississippi Calligraphy Guild shortly after returning from the convention. “Calligraphic societies/guilds are thriving in cities throughout the country, and it’s time that Mississippi has this type of group,” Greener said. The purpose of the guild is to have a forum to come together and discuss ideas and techniques in penmanship. The guild is made up of all types of lettering artists, from beginners to professionals and everything in between. “We strive to not only learn and practice calligraphic letterforms but to also enjoy the friendships that evolve from diving into the creative process together,” Greener said. “Membership is open to anyone regardless of one’s calligraphic ability.” Their first meeting was this past October (at Christ United Methodist Church) and about 35 people attended the meeting.
Their next meeting is Tuesday, January 15, with one of their main goals to eventually be able to offer workshops where they bring in calligraphers from other cities/states to share their expertise in different areas of this art form. Sims’ favorite type of calligraphy is the Copperplate and the Spencerian calligraphy. “I love doing something that is such an old established art. It is so much fun and you improve the more you practice.” Sims, who is a Jackson resident, has been married to Joe Sims for 31 years. They have a son, Kirk, 29, who is married to Caroline Wicker Sims. They also have a daughter Mary Kate, 26, who is married to Josh Whelan and they live in Oxford. They have a grandson, Jack, who is 16 months old. They also have another daughter, Claire, 23, who recently graduated from Ole Miss. Sims has been teaching at Jackson Academy for 20 years. She taught kindergarten for 10 years and is currently teaching preschool art. Greener, who also is a Jackson resident, is married to Jason Greener. They have been married 13 years and have two children, Sarah Beth (10) and Thomas (7), who both attend St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Madison resident Frascogna has been married to Greg Frascogna for 31 years. They have two children. Lou, 30, is married to Molly Matthews Frascogna. They have two children, Penn and Eliot. Their daughter, Genny, is engaged to Logan Phillips and will be married in February.
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ANNUAL MEETING HONORING THE 2012 AWARD WINNERS
he Mississippi Tennis Association will hold their 2013 annual meeting at the Country Club of Jackson on January 25 and 26. During the weekend activities, pros from across the state will come for a workshop, representatives from USTA member organizations will attend the meeting, the 2012 award winners will be honored during the awards luncheon, and Saturday evening will include the induction of Susan Toler and Bobby Brien into the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame. Each of the nominees has long been associated with tennis in the state and through their play, support and instruction have left an unmistakable imprint on Mississippi tennis. Toler, a native Mississippian, began playing tennis as a young girl and was ranked number one in each age group as a junior player. From 1966 through 1993, Susan had 50 Mississippi tennis rankings, a remarkable accomplishment in the “open era” of tennis. Of those 50 rankings, she held 24 number one rankings and 14 number two rankings. She was also ranked number one in the Southern Section once and number two twice. From 1974-1978 she was a top player on the Ole Miss tennis team and taught at both the Ole Miss and Mississippi State tennis camps. After graduation, she worked as a head teaching pro at several area facilities before becoming director of the Ridgeland Tennis Center in 1995. While there, she has been instrumental in hosting the Southern Section Bullfrog Tournament and the Girls 16 National Open for the past eight years. Susan says, “My entire career has been spent being involved with the thing I love, which is working in the sport of tennis. My career in tennis has offered me many challenges and opportunities, but one of the biggest assets has been the fact that I have been able to remain in Mississippi and share whatever talents I have with those in my home state.” Susan currently lives in Brandon and can usually be found teaching tennis at RTC. Brien, originally from Sidney, Australia, came to Mississippi because of tennis. In 1964 he accepted a scholarship to Mississippi State University. He had already made a name for himself in junior tennis in Australia, playing in the same age group as John Newcombe, Tony Roche, and others who eventually became Grand Slam winners. In 1962 he was ranked the number two junior in Australia, won the National Junior Team competition with Newcombe and Dick Crealy, and
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Each year, tennis players from across the state nominate their peers for various awards. During the 2012 awards luncheon to be held January 26 at the Country Club of Jackson, several teams and individuals from the Northside will be honored.
Richard Wilson is the high school tennis coach at Jim Hill High School. He was selected as the 2012 Coach of the Year.
Jill Gray’s USTA League 4.0 Senior Women have been selected as the USTA League Senior Team of the Year. Nancy Hicks, Libby Jones, Kaye Donald, Jill Gray, Gwen Emmons, Lynne Smithhart, Anne Gibson, Johnnie Hailey. Not pictured: Lela Carter
Selected as the Dorothy Vest Junior Male Player of the Year is Keegan Barkley from Madison.
2.5 Women Jimmie Coins took a group of beginner women and worked with them for more than a year. They were selected as the USTA League Adult Team of the Year. Jimmie Coins (captain), Larissa Williams, Tracy Caradine, Adrianne Swinney, Josette Howard, Deidra Dungee and Timika Franklin. Not pictured: Tina Smith and Stacey Chisolm
Justyn Schelver is the director of tennis at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison. He was selected as the Tennis Professional of the Year.
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Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Brien
Mitch Bleske was the captain of the USTA League Mixed Doubles Adult Team of the Year. Nick Crawford, Don Rush, Mitch Bleske, Louis Greer and, bottom: Kristen Crawford, Lisa Jeffcoat, Leigh Taylor, Monica Day. Not pictured: Lee Carney, Gretchen Ware, Adam Axton, Jay Wheatley, Bridgette Wheatley, and Hannah Daly.
newspaper & magazine Receiving the Media Excellence Award for 2012 is the Northside Sun for their outstanding coverage of tennis activities across the Northside.
qbkkfp ^as^kq^db the Australian Men’s Hard-court Doubles in 1963. His stellar career at Mississippi State included the SEC singles title at the number one position for three years and the SEC doubles title twice. He was selected AllSEC three times and twice was selected as a member of the NCAA six-man All-American tennis team, teams which included Stan Smith, Bob Lutz, and Arthur Ashe. An injury his senior year ended his pro aspirations but not his involvement with tennis. He returned to Australia for a short time, but he came back to the
7.5 Women Laura Carman, Becca Dickerson, Leah Warren, Brenda Senn, Melissa Turnbull; (front) Gayla Sanders, Cindi Beesley, Christa Ewing, Audrey Thomas, Malesta Purvis, Cami Stone-Hill. Not pictured: Rhonda Rhoden, Nicole Buchanan.
8.5 Senoir Women Jane Wolf, Carolyn Galloway, Sally Thompson, Jeannie Mullen, Barbara Rushton; (front) Geri Smith, Lyn Crawford, Armetha Anthony, Beth Rogers, Diane Miles. Not pictured: Barbara West, Debra Byrne, Anne Culpepper, Sandra Kees, Gail Ott
United States to take a teaching position at the Greenville, S.C., Country Club. In 1980 he moved back to Mississippi and has had an impressive career as a player, teacher and coach since then. He was inducted into the MSU Sports Hall of Fame and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1985. Bobby is married to the former Gail Russell of Indianola, and the couple currently makes their home in Clarksdale, where he is the teaching pro at the Clarksdale Country Club. Toler and Brien will be inducted into the hall of fame January 26, at a banquet to be held in their honor at the Country Club of Jackson. If you would like to attend the banquet, please contact the Mississippi tennis office by phone at 601-981-4421 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each year, tennis players from across the state nominate their tennis peers for various awards. The 2012 award winners are extremely deserving of their achievements both on and off the courts. Northsiders who will be honored are Keegan Barkley, Dorothy Vest Male Junior Player of the Year; Jimmie Coins’ 2.5 USTA League Adult Team of the Year; Jill Gray’s 4.0 USTA League Senior Team of the Year; Mitch Bleske’s 8.0 USTA League Adult Mixed Doubles Team of the Year; The Northside Sun, Media Excellence Award; Justyn Schelver, Professional of the Year and Richard Wilson, Coach of the Year. For a complete listing of all 2012 award winners, visit www.mstennis.com. Congratulations to Robert Russell on his induction into the Mississippi Senior Olympics Hall of Fame for basketball. Robert played basketball for Mississippi State. He and his wife, Bry, have been at the Country Club of Jackson for 19 years where he is the director of instruction and she is the director of tennis. Congratulations on this great honor. The 2012 Southern Combo Doubles Mississippi Championships were held in the Jackson area November 8-11. More than 1,300 tennis players came to town to compete in the four-day tournament. After using 60 courts across the area for play and going
7.5 Senior Men Brian Tolley, Michael Ward, Thomas Payne, Joey Diaz, Daniel McClung; (front) Sudhakar Madakasira, Steven Szabo, Ray Sears, Art Leis. Not pictured: Craig Tetrick
7.5 Men Jeff Aldridge, Donnail Myles, Reece Merchant; (front) Sean Merchant, Zach Merchant, Bruce Black, Darryl Pieroni. Not pictured: Richard Woodruff, Austin O’Brien, Lee Puckett, Harold Smith, Michael Christy, Brian Tolley, Joey Diaz.
through 3,000 tennis balls, 16 teams were crowned champions in their divisions. From the Northside, captains of the winning teams were Jeff Aldridge, 7.5 men; Leah Warren, 7.5 women; Sudhakar Madakasira, 7.5 senior men, and Carolyn Galloway, 8.5 senior women. These teams will represent Mississippi March 1-3, during the Southern Combo Doubles Sectional Championships in Mobile. Junior tennis players across the Northside are playing some great tennis. The USTA Middle School League, sponsored by the Tri-County CTA just completed another successful season. Area schools playing this year were JA, Prep, MRA, St. Andrew’s, St. Joe, and for the first time, Madison Middle School participated and had two teams. The focus of this league is having fun while playing tennis with your school friends. It is not for the tournament level players or top varsity players, but more for the intermediate to beginner players. Stedman Strickland and Sylvia Viljoen are on “Team Mississippi” that won the USTA Junior Team Tennis 14 and under Advanced Mississippi State and Sectional titles. They recently returned from Columbia, S.C., where Team Mississippi competed during the USTA Junior Team Tennis 14 and under Advanced National Championships. While there, they competed against teams from New York, Northern California, Hawaii, Maryland, and Washington state, finishing eighth in the nation. Three competitive junior players from the area have achieved a top 10 spot in the Southern Sectional standings list: Juliette Finch is number two in the 10s, Mathis Billman is number one in the 10s, and Meredith Roberts is number six in the 14s. All three are number one in the Mississippi standings. All of the staff at the Mississippi Tennis Association wishes each of you a wonderfully happy New Year. As always, for all of your tennis needs, you can find us on Facebook; USTA Mississippi, Twitter; @ustamississippi or go to our website, www.mstennis.com.
Playing from the Jackson Prep Middle School team are: Alex Joyner, Eliza Brantley, Grace Gourlay, Luci Moore, Dakota Kraus, Jennings Duncan, Alex White, Michael Maloney, Hays Dubberly, Andrews McIntyre. Not pictured: Jadlon Adams-Rucker, Cameron Mabry, Robert Wasson, Graham Roberson
Sylvia Viljoen and Stedman Strickland played on Team Mississippi during the USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships in Columbia, S.C. After a weekend of incredible tennis, they finished eighth in the nation in the 14 and Under Advanced USTA JTT National Championships.
Playing on the St. Andrew’s Middle School team are Grace Carroll, Caleigh Hankins, Vivian Pryor, Anna Case, Maddie Conerly, Ishan Bhatt, Bennett Weeks, Satwick Pani
Robert Russell was inducted into the Mississippi Senior Olympics Hall of Fame. january 2013
THE OPPORTUNITY TO START FRESH
BREAK A BAD HABIT AND START A NEW ROUTINE TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY
M A R L A N A WA LT E R S Marlana Walters, Proprietor The Everyday Gourmet
he beginning of a new year marks the opportunity to start fresh, to break a bad habit or to start a new routine. More often than not, resolutions begin with the best of intentions, but fail to make it to spring before they are long forgotten. Some of my previous unsuccessful resolutions have included learning a new language, working out, going to bed earlier, and reading more. A few years ago, I decided that I was going to learn to speak Spanish. With great enthusiasm I searched for the perfect method to learn conversational Spanish. After much research, I bought a set of six CDs with the intention of being bilingual by the spring. I am sad to say that I never made it past the second CD and my aspirations of chatting with the staff at our favorite Mexican restaurant were never realized. The next year, I made the resolution to exercise - so I joined a gym with a two-year contract. I had every intention of working out, but only made five visits to the gym during my 730-day membership. My 2008 resolution cost me about $240 per aerobics class that I attended. My 2009 resolution was to relax and go to bed early. Little did I know that I would be in the hospital on bedrest for two months where I had no choice but to stay in bed. After that I had twins and didn’t sleep for two years - so I skipped making any resolutions in 2010 or 2011 for fear that they might come true and then come back to bite
me. I equate my experience to people that make a resolution to lose 15 pounds and end up gaining 30. In 2012, I made a resolution to read more - so I joined a book club. As usual, I procrastinated in completing the required text and had to stay home from work the day of our meeting to read the book before our book club gathering. After speed reading through what turned out to be a pretty interesting book, I decided then that if I wasn’t going to read for pleasure and it became one more thing “to do” then perhaps being a member of a book club was not a good fit for my life at that particular time. Again, I felt like a quitter; one more New Year’s resolution made with the best of intentions and broken in record time. This year I’ve decided to keep it simple. I’m not planning on joining anything or making any unattainable goals that will leave me feeling defeated if I slack off or that I have to leave my home to attend. In 2013 my New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier. Specifically, to eliminate anything that I can’t pronounce from my diet and to commit to a yearlong journey of better eating practices. For the most part, I don’t eat bad 10 months out of the year, but during the months of November and December I will eat just about anything. The more processed, caffeinated or sugar-filled the better. I consume an unacceptable quantity of Big Macs, Red Bull energy drinks, and candy bars from the beginning of Mistletoe to
Christmas Day. I develop a gut of steel and my digestive system is abused by all of the unnatural foods it is forced to process. Because of my bad eating habits during the holidays, I have decided that my body deserves a commitment to eat healthier in 2013. However, my quest for good nutrition can’t be complicated or I will be back on the preservative bandwagon before Valentine’s Day. After much consideration, I think the easiest way to stick to this resolution without an abundance of effort is to use a blender. I don’t always have the time to eat all of the recommended fruits and vegetables in one 24-hour period, but liquefying a combination of super foods like blueberries, strawberries and kiwi with low-fat yogurt is an easy breakfast that can be eaten on the go. I also have two members of my family that aren’t big fans of certain vegetables. I have found an effortless way to get them to eat broccoli, beans or whole grains is to pulverize them into an unrecognizable state and add them to a tomato or cream-based sauce. I use a traditional blender, immersion blender or food processor depending on the recipe, but a standard blender can be used for chopping, pureeing, creaming or whipping. Food processors provide more control in chopping or pureeing. If you are converting garbanzo beans or butter-
beans into humus, a food processor is most suitable for pulsing the ingredients to the desired consistency. Immersion blenders are portable blending tools that can be used in a hot or cold setting and often have optional attachments for whisking or chopping. When creating a spaghetti sauce with secret ingredients of carrots, cauliflower or sprouts, an immersion blender is the best tool to use directly in the pot to create a smooth sauce with undetectable traces of any healthy ingredients. Blenders are powerful vessels with open blades used for crushing, pureeing and blending. The best tool for crushing ice, frozen fruits or vegetables is a blender with the capability to withstand the force of crushing and while blending all of the ingredients to create a smooth texture. When selecting a blender or food processor, the more wattage the better. (One horsepower equals about 750 watts.) Unfortunately, more watts means more money
spent at the time of purchase. In the category of blenders, you really do get what you pay for. While in some cases it is a steep financial investment for a blender, the possibilities of the machines are numerous. I have made the resolution to eat healthier with the help of my blending tools. The good news is that if my New Yearâ€™s decree fails to become a reality Iâ€™ll make a batch of margaritas until the guilty feeling passes.
INGREDIENTS 4 cups butterbeans, cooked 1 garlic clove 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon hot sauce Salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in food processor and pulse to desired consistency. Serve with baked pita chips.
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SECRET RECIPE TOMATO SAUCE
INGREDIENTS 4 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 small sweet potato, peeled and chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1/3 cup water 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 4 fresh basil leaves 2 sprigs fresh oregano, stems removed Salt and pepper to taste Optional - cooked lean ground beef or turkey may be added after blending the sauce.
DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients into a saucepan and simmer for 30 minutes or until carrots and sweet potatoes are tender. Using immersion blender, puree sauce until carrot and sweet potato are undetectable. Add ground beef or turkey and simmer for 15 minutes prior to serving over pasta.
INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup ice 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen blueberries DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in blender and slowly increase speed from low to high. Blend for 30 to 60 seconds until all ice is crushed.
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A MONTH-TO-MONTH GUIDE FOR PLANNING YOUR WEDDING
TO HELP YOU get a better understanding of how to plan a wedding and when you should be making certain decisions, here’s a timeline you can follow that should ensure your wedding goes off as smoothly as possible. TEN TO 12 MONTHS BEFORE
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If you haven’t done it already, this is a good time to announce your engagement and introduce your respective families. Since most reception halls and churches have busy wedding schedules, it is also important to book both as early as possible, preferably at least a year in advance of your wedding day. It’s a good idea to start putting together a guest list around this time and ask your parents whom they’d like to invite as well. Since your budget will determine just about every aspect of your wedding, sitting down and determining
what you can spend and developing a savings plan should be first and foremost.
SIX TO NINE MONTHS BEFORE This is the time when you want to start booking some services, such as a florist, caterer, a DJ or band, and a photographer. However, some of the more experienced DJs and bands, as well as photographers, might have their schedules booked a year in advance, so this might be something you’ll want to consider doing shortly after you get engaged and choose a date. This is a good time to inform any guests who will be traveling significant distances of the date of your wedding. The earlier your guests can book a flight, the less expensive that flight will be. This is a good time to order gowns for both the bride and bridesmaids, as some manufacturers require a few months to ship to bridal shops. You might want to ask someone such as your priest or rabbi to be the officiant of your wedding. And much like out-of-town guests will save travel dollars the earlier they learn of your wedding date, you will likely save money if you book your wedding trip around this time.
FOUR TO FIVE MONTHS BEFORE This is a good time to decide on wedding invitations, of which there are many styles to choose from. Now is also the ideal time to start hunting for a wedding cake by sampling a number of different bakeries and their style of cakes before ultimately making a decision. Just to be sure, confirm that all of the bridesmaids have ordered their gowns and start looking for tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen. If you haven’t done so already, purchase your wedding rings and let any other people you’d like to participate in your wedding (ushers, readers during the ceremony) know of your intentions.
TWO TO THREE MONTHS BEFORE Finalize your guest list and mail out your invitations. If your guest list includes a considerable number of people who are spread out geographically, mail the invitations as close to 12 weeks in advance as possible. This is also a good time to finalize your reception menu choices and find all your wedding accessories, such as the ring pillow, candles, etc. Also, since it is tradition to provide gifts for those in the wedding party as well as the parents of the bride
and groom, this is a good time to decide on and purchase those gifts. Just to be safe, confirm that all groomsmen have ordered their tuxedos and finalize all transportation, both to and from the wedding, and to the airport for your honeymoon.
ONE TO TWO MONTHS BEFORE Schedule the first bridal-gown fitting. Finalize the readings you’d prefer during the ceremony and mail them out to anyone who has agreed to do a reading. If your family prefers to host a small gathering for close family and friends after the wedding rehearsal, this is a good time to order any food or drinks you might want to serve that night or make a restaurant reservation.
caterer as soon as you know it, while also providing a final seating chart. Pick up the wedding gown and tuxedo. Make sure the wedding party picks up their attire. Finalize your vows and confirm all wedding-day details such as transportation, photo schedules and addresses. Don’t forget to pack for your honeymoon!
THE DAY BEFORE This is mainly when you rehearse for the ceremony and make any final confirmations you might have to make. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep so you’ll look good in all of your wedding-day photos.
THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE Confirm your honeymoon arrangements and see if your wedding rings are ready. This is also when you should get your marriage license and check the guest list to see who has and hasn’t RSVP’d. For those who have yet to RSVP, you might want to contact them so you can get a closer idea of what the head count will be. You should also prepare and order your wedding program around this time.
ONE TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE Get a final attendance count and submit it to the
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GUIDE TO WHO PAYS FOR WHAT WEDDING SERVICES
Who PaysFor What THE BRIDE OR HER FAMILY
—Invitations, announcements and enclosure cards —Wedding dress, veil, accessories and trousseau —Bouquets for attendants —Flowers for the ceremony and reception —Engagement and wedding photographs —Rental fee for facilities —Fees for musicians —Transportation for bridal party —Reception, including food, beverages, music, decorations, services —Bridegroom’s wedding ring —Wedding gift for the bridegroom —Gifts for bride’s attendants —Lodging for out-of-town bridesmaids
THE GROOM OR HIS FAMILY
—Bride’s engagement and wedding rings —Marriage license —Minister’s fee —Bride’s flowers, including going-away corsage and bouquet —Boutonnieres for the men of the wedding party —Corsages for mothers —Wedding trip expenses —Wedding gift for the bride —Gifts for his attendants —Lodging for out-of-town groomsmen and ushers
TIPS ON CHOOSING THE PERFECT RING
Engagement Rings WEDDINGS TODAY are far different from the ceremonies that took place 500 years ago, but there is one tradition that has stood the test of time - the exchange of wedding bands. For centuries men and women around the world have exchanged rings as a token of their love and a pledge of their fidelity. Different cultures may wear the ring on different fingers, but the practice is widespread. The early Hebrews wore the wedding ring on the index finger, and in India wedding bands are worn on the thumb. The ancient Greeks started the practice of wearing the ring on the third finger, believing it housed the “vein of love,” which ran directly to the heart. If you’re like most couples getting married today, you will probably mark your engagement with a diamond ring. No matter what style you choose, the diamond, with its lustrous sparkle and unmatched beauty, is considered the ultimate symbol of love and the most beloved of all the precious stones. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of being engaged and buy the first ring you fall in love with, but experts suggest that you take your time and comparison shop. If you’ve never bought fine jewelry before, you may be a little overwhelmed by what’s available. Don’t be bashful about asking a jeweler a lot of questions. Remember, the more you know, the better able you’ll be to make a more informed decision. Experts suggest that you establish a budget before you begin shopping. How much you spend, of course, is entirely up to you, but the general rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t spend more than two month’s salary. Some couples, of course, spend less, while others spend considerably more. Keep in mind that you will have a lot of other wedding expenses in the months ahead, so plan accordingly. THE FOUR C’s There are four factors you should take into consideration when buying a diamond - the color, the cut, the clarity and the carat weight. Commonly referred to as the “Four C’s,” these are the main characteristics that determine a diamond’s quality and value. Color refers to the diamond’s natural color. A colorless diamond is considered the most valuable because it reflects the most light. It is also the most expensive. Diamonds are measured on a color scale ranging from D, which is perfectly colorless, to Z. Stones in the Z range are called fancy, or colored diamonds, and 46
are considered extremely valuable because of their rare color. They come in a range of colors that includes shades of pink, green, blue, yellow and brown. Before buying any diamond, be sure to look at it under an ultraviolet light to see if it glows. If it does, you may not want to purchase it. Diamonds with strong fluorescence can be worth up to 20 percent less than those without. If you’re concerned about quality, you may want to buy a diamond that is certified by the Gemological Association of America. The advantage of buying a diamond with GIA certification is that you don’t have to take the seller’s word for the quality of the diamond. GIA grading scales are the only ones regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. Cut, more than any characteristic, determines how sparkly and fiery your diamond will be. A well-cut diamond will be proportioned so that the majority of light rays entering the stone will be directed back to the eye. Most modern diamonds are cut with 58 facets for maximum sparkle and brilliance. Although diamonds can be cut into a variety of shapes, the most popular shapes include the oval, marquise, emerald, pear, round and square. The round stone is by far the most popular choice among brides because it is the most sparkly and brilliant. Experts suggest that you avoid buying a diamond that is already in a setting. Trying to grade a diamond this way is very difficult and you may end up with a diamond that has more imperfections than you bargained for. It’s much better to buy a diamond loose and have it mounted in the setting you want. Clarity refers to the presence or absence of flaws inside the stone. Flawless diamonds are extremely rare - and extremely expensive. Most diamonds, when viewed under powerful magnification, will reveal minute flaws that are invisible to the naked eye. Flaws buried deep within a diamond are preferable to those at the surface or sides where the primary path of light may be intercepted. Last, but not least, is the carat, which refers to the weight of the diamond. Many people assume that the more carats, the more valuable the diamond, but this is not necessarily true. Of the Four C’s, carat is actually the least important. Although people may try to tell you that you shouldn’t buy anything less than a one-carat diamond, the reality is that the average diamond purchased in the United States is just slightly larger than one-third of a carat.
TIPS FOR SELECTING A WEDDING GOWN
The Perfect Fit GUIDELINES FOR FINDING THE PERFECT GOWN. KNOW WHATâ€™S OUT THERE. Before you begin to shop, look through bridal magazines carefully. This will give you a chance to see what types of wedding gowns are available and what is being offered by different wedding dress designers.
BE SPECIFIC. When you visit your bridal store, give the bridal consultant as much information as possible about your plans, your tastes and what youâ€™re looking for to help her best understand your needs.
LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE. In choosing your gown, focus more on the silhouette than on the small details. For example, make sure the neckline and waistline are flattering to you.
DO YOU FIT IN? Ask yourself how your dress will look in the setting you choose. Will it be in a country club, a grand hotel, outside, indoors?
MATCH YOUR GOWN TO YOUR FIGURE. Consider some of the following guidelines. If you are short, a natural waistline, high neckline and chapel train will probably look best. Avoid a very full skirt. If you are heavy, look to a princess-line style, with simple lines and lace with a small delicate pattern. Avoid heavy beading, puff sleeves and stiff fabrics. Tall women may consider a full skirt, cathedral train and a dropped waist.
LESS IS MORE. Your gown should flatter, not compete with, you. Consider simple lines and understated ornamentation. Think about the total picture - how you will look in your gown along with your headpiece, jewelry and flowers.
COULD YOU DANCE ALL NIGHT? Plan for the reception as well as the ceremony when choosing your headpiece and train. Your comfort and ability to move around are important. A train can be designed to bustle so it no longer reaches the floor. If you plan to dance a lot at your reception, you may want to consider a gown with no train or with a detachable train.
FIGURE-FLATTERING ENSEMBLES BRIDESMAIDS CAN WEAR AGAIN
Beautiful Bridesmaids BRIDESMAIDS ARE getting a makeover. Big ruffles and bold colors are taking a back seat to sleek, cocktail-style dresses in tony hues. This season, it’s all about figure-flattering ensembles that bridesmaids can wear long after the big day. “We are definitely seeing a big surge in less traditional bridesmaids dresses,” said Catalina Maddox, vice president of a bridal company. “We are seeing a lot of what, in the past, was considered a cocktail look. The dresses are more fitted with deep plunging necklines and more revealing backs. Our bridesmaids are totally embracing the sexier, close-fitting look. “Right now, the bride’s average age is 27 years old. Her bridesmaids are savvier and more confident. They don’t want to look all the same,” Maddox said. “The new trend is toward expressing your individuality and being comfortable - and they want the option to wear the dress again. Wearability is a huge selling point. Bridesmaids are definitely looking for things they can wear after the wedding.”
The trend has helped launch cocktail dresses to new heights. Brides simply choose the color palette and let their bridesmaids select a look that is right for them. Sleek charmeuse sheaths in body-hugging styles, draped and plunging necklines, back-baring styles and soft lines characterize the new look. Bold sashes and ribbons in satins and velvets are big, but most of the embellishment this season comes from the fabric. “Sashes and ribbons are still happening. Sashes are getting wider, and embellished belts and ribbons will be big into fall. But overall, the dresses are less embellished,” Maddox said. “In terms of adding glitz and glamour, that will be done with jewelry and shoes. “Just because the dresses are less embellished, that doesn’t mean it’s boring. The beauty in the garments now is in the work, in the sheering, ruching and tucking. It’s all in the tailoring of the dress. It’s about taking the fabric and working with it and creating something.” Azalea pink, deep coral, canary yellow - the colors for summer are bold and bright, but neutrals are still playing a big part, too. In terms of color, next fall is going to be an absolutely beautiful season. The whole blue-green family is going to be huge, anchored by champagne and silver and gold, especially in accessories. Gold is in again in terms of handbags, shoes and jewelry. “What’s hot right now are the brighter colors and the neutrals. Those colors are just on fire. Turquoise is one of the top colors. We cannot keep it in stock,” Maddox said. “We’re also seeing a lot of champagne due to bridal gowns moving away from white into taupe, mocha and ivory.” “As long as the bridesmaids choose the right color, they can choose whatever style they want. They can find the individual style that works best for them, and bridesmaids are definitely showing an appetite for more body-shaping, revealing looks.” The move toward cocktail dresses doesn’t mean that traditional ball gowns have fallen out of favor, though. From the sleek, sexy downtown look to grand ball gowns fit for a Southern belle, dresses this season run the gamut. “It’s two extremes. That’s what the customer is gravitating toward,” Maddox said. “Right now there are no rules. The dresses are going from the supersexy look to the short, swept away look to superbig ball gowns. The biggest news in bridesmaids is that the rules of the past are pretty much gone.”
FORMAL SUITS OFFER BRIDEGROOMS VARIETY OF CHOICES
Tuxedo Style THOUGH THE BULK of wedding-day attention typically is focused on what the bride is wearing, bridegrooms also have important choices to make when it comes to formal attire. And just like brides have many different gown styles from which to choose, so do bridegrooms when it comes to their tuxedos. While a bridegroom’s wardrobe decision usually doesn’t involve as much forethought or time as his bride’s, he should keep in mind several factors before choosing a tuxedo. The time of day the wedding takes place and the formality of the event dictate the style of the tuxedo itself. For instance, if the event is going to be ultraformal black tie - then a traditional tuxedo complete with vest and bow tie is the appropriate choice. Bridegrooms going this route can also choose to add a top hat and gloves as accessories. However, at less formal weddings - such as on the beach or at a park - this would not be the best option. To help you make the right decision, here is a list of tuxedo terminology that should help you make a more educated choice. - Single-breasted. Any man who has ever put on a suit, be it a tux or a business suit, likely knows that single-breasted means a suit with a single row of buttons
down the middle. This has become the more popular choice of late and is appropriate for men of all body types. Single-breasted suits come in many styles, however you can order a single-breasted tuxedo with one or two buttons depending on the bridegroom’s height (taller bridegrooms usually prefer two buttons, while shorter bridegrooms like one button). Bridegrooms can also order three- or four-button tuxedos. These are generally good for men who are particularly tall or thin; larger men should avoid the three- or four-button tuxedo. - Double-breasted. The double-breasted tuxedo is one with two rows of buttons side by side. Doublebreasted suits tend to hide girth and appear more comfortable. - Cutaway tuxedo. These go well with men of all statures. Cutaway refers to the front edges of the coat sloping diagonally from the waist and forming tails in the back. These are the most appropriate option for daytime weddings. - Tails. Tails are mainly reserved for ultraformal and traditional weddings. Featuring a severe break between front and back, tails should be avoided by shorter or stockier bridegrooms. - High or low vest. High vests are typically good for taller men with longer torsos, as they extend up the torso higher than a regular vest and go well with a high-button coat. Low vests are more appropriate for most men and can be worn by men of all body types. - Peaked lapel. An extension of the coat collar. The peaked lapel is often a good choice for a shorter bridegroom, as it typically makes the body appear longer and leaner. - Shawl collar. Unlike a traditional collar, shawl collars do not come to a point, making this a difficult choice to make depending on body type. In general, a wider bridegroom will want to stick with a wider shawl collar, as a thin collar will look out of proportion. Similarly, a more svelte bridegroom should stick with a thinner collar, as a wider one will have the wrong effect. - Mandarin or banded collar. This is the collar type that appears to not be a collar at all, as it just wraps around the neck without any protruding points and is never worn with a necktie. It’s a casual, nontraditional look that is still very attractive. For bridegrooms with short or thick necks, this style should definitely be avoided, as it will appear as though you are bursting out of the top of your shirt. A more slender bridegroom, though, can wear a mandarin collar.
FINDING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER
THERE’S A DIAMOND on your finger, and a wedding date circled on your calendar. Months of planning will be spent preparing for the ceremony and reception. So who should you choose to photograph one of the most special days of your life? RULE NUMBER ONE
Resist the urge to let the family shutterbug handle the wedding photography, says Robert Jordan, coordinator of media graphics and photography at the University of Mississippi. There is no substitute for a professional photographer. And the search should be on as soon as possible, since many photographers are in high demand and may book weddings as much as a year in advance. Jordan, who has been behind a camera for 16 years, offers the following tips for deciding on a photographer:
SEARCHING FOR THE BEST Newspaper advertisements are extremely helpful, but your best bet is to ask newly wedded friends and relatives. They can not only relay helpful information that is fresh in their minds, but also show you their photo albums.
SHOPPING AROUND Don’t sign with the first photographer you meet. When you make appointments, make it clear that you are coming to see samples of the photographer’s work and to get prices. Don’t make any decisions or sign any contracts until you are finished meeting and questioning. “It would be wise to visit with at least three photographers before signing a contract,” Jordan says.
JUDGING THE PRODUCT In determining the quality of the photographer’s work, it is often best to look at the candid photos, since most posed shots all look alike. “The candid pictures show how well the photographer is able to think on his feet. Look for photos that are in sharp focus and capture the mood of the wedding.”
PUTTING IT IN WRITING Once you select a photographer, sign a contract. Make certain it spells out all wedding details, including date, time and location of the ceremony and reception. The contract should include the choice for the wedding album cover, and size and number of prints to be included. The date the proofs will be available to view and the date for the album to be completed should be included. Be prepared to pay one-third to one-half of the balance outlined in the contract as a deposit.
AVOIDING CONFLICTS You and your photographer should understand the church’s rules regarding flash photography and photos made during the ceremony. If you think friends or relatives will take photos, make sure it is OK with the photographer you’ve hired. Meet with the photographer a week before the wedding to go over the wedding day schedule. 52
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PICKING THE FLOWERS AND THE FLORIST
ColorfulAccents THE SEASON, the number of attendants, the location, size and personal preferences of flowers will combine to determine the floral cost of a wedding. Ralph Null, professor of floral design at Mississippi State University, said the first consideration is the wedding date. Set the date when family and friends can most attend, when the people that make the wedding happen (minister, florist, photographer and caterer) are available, when the right place is available and when the flowers the bride wants are in season. After the date is set, Null said the bride and her parents should discuss a budget, including a specific flower allotment. Florists should be contacted three to four months in advance with a preliminary interview and discuss the expected budget. When the bride definitely decides on a florist, a deposit usually is requested to secure the date. Payment for the florist’s service usually is paid one to two weeks before the wedding. “Several ways to keep costs down include limiting the number of attendants, choosing a smaller location for the ceremony and selecting flowers in season,” Null said. “Almost any flower can be found somewhere at any time of the year, but they will cost extra when out of season.” Florists can incorporate flowers
from the bride’s friends’ yards or flower beds with a labor charge for arranging the flowers. Florists also consider the color of the bridesmaids dresses and the style of the wedding when selecting flowers. “Look at pictures of other weddings the florist has done to find a florist who can do the style you want,” Null said. “Some florists are better at one style than another.” Because florists supply more than flowers, they should see each wedding as an opportunity to direct, and to provide ribbons, wedding equipment and gifts for attendants or assisting friends. Florists can serve as invaluable advisers for placement of corsages and boutonnieres and carriage of bouquets. Null cautioned against using non-floral industry friends to assist with the flowers. Often these friends are involved in other aspects of the wedding and may not be able to fulfill all the needs, including enjoying the occasion. “People often see flowers as being expensive because they are one of the most visible parts of the wedding, but flowers are actually one of the least expensive proportions of the wedding costs,” Null said.
REGISTERING A WISH LIST MAKES IT EASY TO GET WHAT YOU WANT
Wedding Wish List IF WEDDING BELLS are in your future - bag the hints, nix the subtle suggestions and forget the innuendo. With gifts, there’s no need to be coy. Instead, cut right to the chase in getting what you want through the bridal registry. You won’t raise any eyebrows or offend any etiquette experts by listing the objects of your affection right down to nitty-gritty details such as size, color and quantity. In fact, you’ll make the task of finding a wedding present much easier for your guests. By registering at certain stores, you’re helping them locate the right places to shop. They can either visit in person or order by telephone. A wish list at each location drawn up by you and your fiance lets everyone in on the things you want and eliminates those sure to be returned or exchanged. Since each store keeps track - either through a computerized listing or on paper - of the gifts that have been selected, it’s easy for guests to see what choices still are in the running. For decades, couples have registered at traditional spots for traditional gifts. Department stores and small shops specializing in items for the home are prime places to find formal and casual dinnerware, cutlery, sterling and stainless flatware, crystal, kitchen ware, small appliances and linens for bath, bed, kitchen and dining. Espresso machines, bath sheets, juicers, blenders, food steamers, wide-mouth toasters, monogrammed terry cloth robes, duvets, irons with automatic shut-off and hand vacuums are just a few of the hottest gifts for the home front. There also are many less traditional options to consider. In many cases, today’s couples wed after they’ve established a home or marry for the second time around. Thus, they often already have all the pots, pans and plates they need. Instead, they’re registering for the gifts they really desire at some unconventional spots. POSSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Specialty food shops, where guests can shop for pizza stones, upscale cookware, Mexican ceramics, pasta machines and other specialty equipment for the kitchen, food baskets, gourmet ingredients, cookbooks and wines. • Antique boutiques, where you’ll find vintage din56
nerware, silverware and one-of-a-kind collectibles. • Camera departments that list frames, cameras, photo albums and specific pieces of equipment. • Museum gift shops, where your wish list might include art books, prints and reproductions of beloved objets d’art. In fact, with so many options, it seems a couple hardly can go wrong no matter where or for what they register.
NARROWING THE FIELD of possibilities easily could present the greatest challenge. Tips that will make your selection of registry choices easier include the following: • Do your homework. Think it over and talk it over before heading to the registry counter. Consider, for instance, how and how often you’ll entertain, how you’ll spend your spare time, and how you hope to decorate your new home. Browse through the pages of bridal magazines, window shop and walk down the aisles of your favorite stores to get an idea of what’s out there and what you want. The registry lists located in most bridal magazines and books also can help you organize your wedding wish list. • Take him along. Once upon a time, the bridal registry was a duty that was hers and hers alone. But today, the trend toward shared household responsibilities has motivated more bridegrooms to get in on the act. Encourage yours to follow suit. At the very least, get his stamp of approval on your selections before everything is finalized. • Get good advice. When you’re ready to register, call and make an appointment with the registry consultant, who can lend a guiding hand as you wade through myriad patterns, colors and quantities. He or she will help you cover a wide price range with your selections so every guest can find a suitable gift. WEDDING EXPERTS say it’s best to register at least several months before the wedding. Since you’ve a lot of ground to cover, don’t try to complete the task in a rushed afternoon. Another smart move. Take pains to ensure you don’t register for the same item at several different stores. Since each store will only keep track of purchases applying to the registry there, you’ll wind up making the calls and doing the counting for an accurate tally.
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We in the business of providing wedding services are here for you. Once again, it’s your day, your money and your dream. Some were in a position to spend thousands of dollars to fulfill their every wish while others weren’t in a position to be quite so extravagant. No matter the amount of money spent, from the largest to the smallest, each of those weddings was the most inportant event in that young woman’s life and in many cases, the most stressful.
After having worked in so many wedding preparations, there are a few lessons and suggestions that might help to reduce that stress. Hopefully these will make planning your wedding day a more enjoyable task. 1. If you don’t have a budget or any idea about cost, getting a wedding planner involved can make the job much easier. In a recent appointment with a coordinator, she had already met with the bride and her parents to establish an overall budget with a breakdown for how much each area would be expensed. Every bride has her own set of priorities for what is most important to her and the planner will help allocate funds in a way that reflects those priorities. A good planner will also help to keep expenses within the budget. 2. To stay within your flower budget rely on your floral designer to suggest flowers that are in season. There might be a particular flower you are fond of that if not available may be replaced with one very similar. With today’s markets, most anything is available with enough notice, but be warned that there is a high price to pay for out of season flowers. 3. Most professional designers in the initial planning will begin by asking what your vision is for your wedding. We are here to make your dreams come true. Do not be bullied by an overbearing designer who tries to tell you what you need rather than listening to what you want. It’s your day, your money and your dream, so if you think you are not being heard don’t be afraid to speak up. It’s not about what your florist, caterer, planner or photographer wants, it’s all about what you want!
4. An unfortunate practice by some designers, in an effort to maximize profits, is the reselling of flowers from one wedding to the next. This is unacceptable. When you pay for flowers you have the reasonable expectation that your flowers are as fresh as possible and not something held in a cooler for a week, paid for in full by last week’s bride and now being paid for again in full by you. Don’t allow anyone to turn you into a “second hand rose.” Most florists are glad to deliver leftover church or reception flowers to area nursing or retirement homes. These establishments and their residents love to get flowers, and what a kind act to share your flowers with those who may nor be able to get out and about as much as they once were. 5. Rely on your friend’s experiences with wedding vendors to make your wedding planning easier. If a friend liked working with a particular vendor and was pleased with that person’s work then use that knowledge to your benefit. A positive recommendation and word of mouth is far better than relying on all the self-promotion on Web sites and social media. 6. Always use those who do weddings for a living. If a friend or associate offers to do your flowers, photography, cakes or catering because they think it would be great fun, just say no. There are too many examples of wedding day catastrophies caused by people attempting to perform a job for which they are not qualified. We in the business of providing wedding services are here for you. Once again, it’s your day, your money and your dream. Hopefully with planning and forethought, it will be the day you always dreamed of.
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Angela Lee Aldridge & Colby Brett Beem MAY 19, 2012 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
ngela Lee Aldridge and Colby Brett Beem were united in marriage May 19 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Jackson. The service of worship was officiated by Dr. Ron Mumbower. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hugh Aldridge. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. James Webber Buckley of Jackson and New Hebron, the late Mr. Buckley, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Aldridge Sr. of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ralph Beem II of Edinburg. He is the grandson of Mrs. Joe Pat Chipley Sr. of Singleton, the late Mr. Chipley, Gerald Ralph Beem Sr. of Edinburg and the late Mrs. Beem. Nuptial music was presented by Jane Joseph, organist; Betty Jean Patterson, pianist; and Kathy Gautier, soloist. Escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory couture designer gown. The sweetheart neckline featured a Mandarin collar of lace appliqués over soft netting. Overlaying the satin gown were delicately beaded lace appliqués which flowed into a scalloped lace chapel-length train. A deep keyhole back added to the dramatic elegance of the gown. Her fingertip-length veil was edged in scalloped Alencon lace. She wore a diamond bracelet, a gift from the bridegroom, and the bridegroom’s mother’s diamond drop earrings. She carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas hand-tied with lace from her mother’s wedding gown. Attending the bride as matron of honor was Sarah Margaret Rowan. The bride’s sister, Melanie Aldridge, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kathryn Dambrino, Chelsea McClain, and Audrey Muse. They wore strapless cocktail length dresses in ebony peau de soie with a sweetheart neckline. Each bridesmaid carried a hand-tied bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas. Flower girls were Anna Beth Aldridge, cousin of the bride; Betsy Lane Roland; and Macie Stucky. Honorary bridesmaids were Brooke Collins, Jessica Diamond, Mr. and Mrs. Colby Brett Beem Marianne Kerut, Casey McConnell, Hailey Ramage, and Sarah Stoner. Program attendants were Ashlan Dubose, Anna Fairly, Paige Noble, and Kelli Noland. The bride’s sister-in-law, Rebekah Aldridge, attended the bride’s registry. Helen Ann Varner was the bride’s proxy. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Ryan Aldridge, brother of the bride; Chip Beem, brother of the bridegroom; Thomas Chipley; and Jake Muse. Ring bearer, Jed Roland, carried the bride’s grandmother’s mother of pearl Bible wrapped in lace from her mother’s wedding gown and her great-grandmother’s pearl brooch. Ushers were Jake Fedrick and Matt Stucky. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a brunch reception at Fairview Inn where guests enjoyed entertainment by State Street Rhythm Section. The wedded couple drove away in the bridegroom’s 1951 white Chevrolet truck. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Old Capitol Inn. The bridesmaids luncheon was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Muse. After a wedding trip to Belize, the couple lives in Edinburg. january 2013
Kathryn Beckett Jones & Justin Michael Banek MARCH 3, 2012 THE COURTYARD OF THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
athryn Beckett Jones and Justin Michael Banek were united in marriage at 6 p.m. March 3, in the courtyard of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New Orleans. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Lawrence Jones. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Riley Jones of Shreveport, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thomas Smith of Columbus. The bridegroom is the son of George Andrew Banek of Vero Beach, Fla. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Banek of Vineland, N.J. The candlelight ceremony was officiated by Dr. Dwight Ramsey. Chamber Music Enterprises provided the music for the ceremony. Virginia Smith Wegener of Jackson and Grace Ann Wegener of Memphis, cousins of the bride, were Scripture readers. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a designer ballgown. The ivory silk satin gown had a halter neckline framed with ivory tulle and was trimmed in crystal beading. It featured a dropped waist with covered buttons and beaded appliques that trailed down the back into the chapel-length train. The veil, detailed with tiny crystals and edged in lace, was chapel length. She carried a bouquet of white roses hand-tied with antique satin ribbon. Pinned to her bouquet was a lace handkerchief monogrammed with her initials and the wedding date. The handkerchief had been carried by both of her sisters in their weddings. Matrons of honor were her sisters, Ashley Jones Baldwin of Jackson, and Natalie Jones Jolly of Starkville. They wore misty blue chiffon gowns fashioned with ruched strapless bodices and softly gathered skirts falling from beaded waistlines. They carried a mixed bouquet of cymbidium orchids, tea roses and hydrangeas. Junior bridesmaids were the bride’s nieces, Mary Virginia Baldwin and Ann Parker Baldwin of Jackson. They wore matching chiffon gowns with straps and empire bands of charmeuse. Each carried a smaller version of the attendants’ bouquets. Honorary bridesmaids were Virginia Turner Almy of Smyrna, Ga.; Lacey Meloy Baker and Clayton Park Trotter of Birmingham; Mary Jordan Beasley of Mobile; Bennett Thornbury Civils of Lexington, Ky.; Katherine Blevins Dixon of Haiku, Hawaii; Katie Klain LaRue of Van Nuys, Calif.; Irby Albriton Lawrence of Vail, Colo.; Shaunte Nesa Liulama and Ley Black Smith of Kihei, Hawaii. Molly Caroline Baldwin of Jackson and Rebecca Hope Jolly of Starkville, nieces of the bride, were flower girls.
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Michael Banek
The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were John Henry Banek of Vero Beach, brother of the bridegroom; Michael Joel Giammattei of Sebastian, Fla.; Paul Daniel Giammattei of Vero Beach; and Fred Cheney LaRue III of Van Nuys. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the French Quarter ball room in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Guests danced to the music of The Accents from Montgomery, Ala.; enjoyed New Orleans style food which included a Cajun fried turkey station, ravioli station, oysters in spicy Bloody Mary shooters and petite muffalettas; and enjoyed a ’60s era photo booth. The bride’s cake was a four-tier red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. The bridegroom’s cake was a chocolate cake fashioned in the image of an old-fashioned movie camera. The couple exited the event through a shower of rose petals before leaving in a horse and carriage for a late-night tour of the French Quarter. On the eve of the wedding, the bridal party, family and friends were entertained at a rehearsal dinner at the Court of Two Sisters. On the morning of the wedding, relatives and friends of the bride’s parents hosted a wedding day brunch in the Crescent View room at the Ritz-Carlton. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple is at home in Los Angeles. january 2013
Melanie Campbell Engle & Robert Leverett Smith II
APRIL 20, 2013
CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY • VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
Melanie Campbell Engle
rs. Billy Burton Bowman of Vicksburg and Michael Thomas Engle Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Campbell Engle, to Robert Leverett Smith II, son of the late Mrs. Tucky Saint Roger of Tulsa and the late Robert Stafford Smith of New Orleans. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jewel Hilton Campbell of Brookhaven, and Mrs. Michael Thomas Engle Sr. and the late Rev. Michael Thomas Engle Sr. of Greenwood. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Saint of Tulsa, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leverett Smith of Baton Rouge. Miss Engle is a 1997 graduate of St. Aloysius High School and a 2001 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. Miss Engle received her master’s of business administration at the University of Mississippi in 2004. Smith is a 1990 graduate of Edison High School and a 1994 graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Smith received his master’s of business administration in 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Miss Engle presently is the deputy executive director of the office of advancement with the National Rifle Association. She also is a member of the Mississippi Debutante Society and the Junior League of Washington, D.C. Smith is co-chair of the legislative practice with the Venable LLP law firm in Washington, D.C. The wedding will be celebrated April 20, at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vicksburg. A reception will follow at the Vicksburg Country Club.
Jane Anna Harris & David Whitmire Waide Jr. INVERNESS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
INVERNESS, MISSISSIPPI • DECEMBER 29, 2012
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r. and Mrs. Jack Montgomery Harris announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Anna Harris, to David Whitmire Waide Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Whitmire Waide of West Point. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rotchild Roman of Greenville, and the late George Meadows Harris Sr. of Winona, and the late Mary Virginia Montgomery Harris of Memphis. Miss Harris is a 2000 graduate of Indianola Academy where she served as student body president. She is a 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Mississippi State University, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority. Upon graduation from MSU, Miss Harris worked for the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., for six years. She recently completed her master’s in business administration from MSU, and is beginning a career in real estate appraising. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Daniel Waide Jr., and Marvin Albert Glass and the late Mrs. Glass, all of West Point. Waide is a 1992 graduate of West Point High School where he served as president of the student body. He is a 1996 graduate of Millsaps College where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He was graduated from Ole Miss Law School in 2001 and practiced law in Jackson for a number of years. Since 2006, Waide has taught at Mississippi State University, where he was chosen professor of the year in 2011 and 2012. The couple exchanged vows at Inverness United Methodist Church December 29, which was followed with a reception at Oakhurst. They will make their home in Starkville. january 2013
Genny Claire Frascogna & Logan Burch Phillips III
FEBRUARY 16, 2013 SEASIDE CHAPEL • SEASIDE, FLORIDA
r. and Mrs. Louis Gregory Frascogna announce the engagement of their daughter, Genny Claire Frascogna, to Logan Burch Phillips III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Logan Burch Phillips Jr. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mabel Buckley Crawford and the late Robert Lee Crawford of Tupelo, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Michael Frascogna of Jackson. Miss Frascogna is a 2005 graduate of Jackson Academy and a 2009 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences. At Ole Miss she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She is associated with State Bank and Trust Company as a lending assistant. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Ralph Hines Jr. of Ridgeland, and Mrs. Logan Burch Phillips and the late Mr. Phillips of Madison. Phillips is a 1998 graduate of Jackson Academy and a 2003 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. At Ole Miss he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is a vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Keegan. The couple will exchange vows at the Seaside Chapel, February 16 in Seaside, Fla. Genny Claire Frascogna
Ashley Ann Lamar & Thaddeus Stevens Welch III
JANUARY 12, 2013
SAINT RICHARD OF CHICHESTER CATHOLIC CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
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atricia Jones Lamar and Mr. and Mrs. Willem Lamartine Lamar announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann Lamar, to Thaddeus Stevens Welch III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus Stevens Welch II of Richmond, Mass. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Lee Wilson of Brandon, Charlotte Laan Lamar of Ocean Springs, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Levert Lamar of New Orleans. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Charles C. McLean Jr., the late Dr. Harold W. Watson, and the late Charles C. McLean Jr., all of Westbrook, Maine, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Welch of New York. Miss Lamar is a 2003 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. She was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in French from Auburn University, where she was a member of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society. Upon graduation, she lived in Strasbourg, France, and taught English in Barr, France. She is coordinator of the High School Plus Program with the Council on International Educational Exchange in Portland, Maine. Welch was graduated with a classics diploma in 2004 from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. He was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2008 from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he was a member of the lacrosse team. He is an assistant portfolio manager with Spinnaker Trust in Portland. The couple will exchange vows at Saint Richard of Chichester Catholic Church the evening of January 12, with a reception to immediately follow at The South.
Charlotte Kirke McNeel & Justin Glenn Chamblee
FEBRUARY 9, 2013
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH â€˘ JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Charlotte Kirke McNeel
r. and Mrs. Richard Harry McNeel announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlotte Kirke McNeel, to Justin Glenn Chamblee, son of Mrs. Gary Brashers of Brandon and David Glenn Chamblee of Carthage. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Creagher Turner and the late Leigh Watkins III of Jackson, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Gordon McNeel of Atlanta. Miss McNeel is a 2005 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, and was graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelorâ€™s degree in architecture in 2011. For her project â€œTransit,â€? she received a 2010 MSU Diversity Award in the team category, presented by the Presidents Commission on the Status of Minorities at Mississippi State. She was an active member of Delta Gamma sorority. Miss McNeel was presented by the Debutante Club of Mississippi in 2006. She is an intern architect with Ferguson and Associates Architects. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barney Phillips and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Chamblee, all of Carthage. Chamblee is a 2005 graduate of Carthage High School, and was graduated in 2009 with a bachelorâ€™s degree from Mississippi State University. He is vice president of A1 Kendrick Fence Company. The couple will exchange vows February 9 at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow at the Country Club of Jackson.
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Sarah Kathryn Sams & Nicholas James Weyrens
FEBRUARY 23, 2013
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
Sarah Kathryn Sams
r. and Mrs. Lucius Featherston Sams III announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Kathryn Sams, to Nicholas James Weyrens, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Weyrens Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Todd Gregory Yoder. Miss Sams is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Featherston Sams Jr., James Angelo Becker, and Kathryn Yerger Becker. Weyrens is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John William Lapp and Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Weyrens. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Jackson Academy, where she was inducted into the Hall of Fame and was selected as Miss Jackson Academy. In 2012, she was graduated summa cum laude and was named class marshal at the University of Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. At Ole Miss, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and received a Taylor Medal in Engineering. She was presented by the Debutante Club of Mississippi in 2008. Miss Sams is pursuing a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction at the University of Mississippi. The prospective bridegroom is a 2007 graduate of McKinney High School. He was graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2011, receiving a degree in finance. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Weyrens is serving as a campus minister with CRU at the University of Mississippi. The couple will be married February 23 at Christ United Methodist Church.
Caroline Ridgway Walker & Matthew Allen Sims
JANUARY 5, 2013
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • FORT WORTH, TEXAS
arolyn Ridgway, and Mr. and Mrs. Christopher James Walker announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Ridgway Walker, to Matthew Allen Sims, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Sims of Fort Worth. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Herbert Kroeze and the late Dr. Kroeze of Madison, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ernest Ridgway of Kerrville, Texas, and Lt. Col. and Mrs. Allan Palmer Walker, late, of Pass Christian. Miss Walker is a graduate of Jackson Academy and Texas Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She is a member of Chi Omega sorority. She is enrolled in the ABT Nursing Program at Texas Christian University and will graduate in August. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Doak Raulston Jr., Beth Sims Hillaker and the late James Sims, all of Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, and Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications. He is a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Sims is associated with Morrison Supply Company in Fort Worth. The couple plan to marry January 5 at First United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, with a reception following at the Historic YWCA. They plan to make their home in Fort Worth. Matthew Allen Sims, Caroline Ridgway Walker january 2013
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Haley Westbrook and Christopher Yearout engagement celebration
David and Jayne Westbrook, Christopher Yearout, Haley Westbrook, Anne Keenan, Marsha, Bob and Misti Crisler
engagement party Haley Westbrook, Christopher Yearout An engagement celebration honoring Haley Westbrook and Christopher Yearout was held recently in the home of the bride. Miss Westbrook is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Orien Westbrook. Yearout is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Gusty Yearout of Mountainbrook, Ala. The couple will wed January 26 at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Co-hosts and hostesses were Rebecca and Marion Black, Marsha and Tim Cannon, Beth and Dave Crasto, Pam and Gary Cirilli, Joni and Dub Duperier,
Haley Westbrook, Whitney Maxwell
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Leigh and Jim Eley, Cathy and Jeff Fletcher, Cynthia and David Gandy, Sally Hederman, Diane and Reed Hogan, Anne Keenan; Also, Susan and Roy Kellum, Rebecca and Billy Long, Marcia and Phil Lucas, Sandee and Scott McPherson, Noni and Richard Montague, Susan Pinkston, Becky and Marc Sharpe, Beverly and Walter Shelton, Nancy and John Stoddard, Betty Ann and Randy Voyles, and Mary Jane Westerlund. Shown are scenes from the party.
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Christopher and Laurie Yearout
Susan Pinkston, Becky Sharpe, Rebecca Black, Susan Kellum, Marcia Lucas, Anne Keenan, Mary Jane Westerlund, Noni Montague, Betty Ann Voyles; (front) Kathy Fletcher, Diane Hogan, Pam Cirilli, Jayne Westbrook, Sally Hederman, Beth Crasto, Rebecca Long
David, Jayne and Haley Westbrook; Christopher, Laurie and Gusty Yearout
Haley Westbrook, Martha Crisler
Jeanette Graham, Frankie Warren, Kathy Vomberg, Martha and Bob Crisler
Christopher Yearout, Haley Westbrook, Ann Fly and Sam Howard
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Camille Morris and Jason Hellwig engagement celebration
Bill and Camille Morris, Jason Hellwig, Camille Morris, Kathryn and Chris Trotter
Jason Hellwig, Camille Morris
An engagement celebration honoring Camille Morris and Jason Hellwig was held recently in the Bridgewater home of Helen and Craig York. The couple was wed November 17 in a New Orleans service. Co-hosts and hostesses include Claire and Richard Aiken, Nancy and Rodney Chamblee, Monty and Bennett Chotard, Robin and Lawrence Coco, Mayme and Tommy Couch, Lea and David Duncan, Lynda and Doug Ferris, Sharon and Bud Fortner, Kathy Frye, Christine and Bobby Gill, Susan and Cliff Harrison, Sara
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Margaret and Robert Johnson, Mary Anne and Larry Lefoldt, Patty and Tim Lyons, Helaine and Thomas Maley, Irene and Buddy Mangum, Judy and Mike McNames, Elizabeth and Streety Minor, Sandy and Kirk Nelson, Mary Ann and Anky Petro, Jane and Robert Allen Smith, Julianne and Jerry Summerford, Mary Evalyn and Ed Thomas, Marilyn and Charles Tinnin, Anne and Joe Wilkins, and Linda and Steve Williams.
Anthony and Mary Ann Petro
Claire Aiken, Becky Ivison
Lea Duncan, Mary Anne Lefoldt, Sandy Nelson, Jane Smith, Helen Craig, Helaine Maley, Elizabeth Minor, Judy McNames, Irene Mangum, Monty Chotard
Charles Witt, Streety Minor, Larry Lefoldt, Rodney Chamblee
Helaine Maley, Pam Truett
Elizabeth Minor, Linda Farr, Christine Thomas, Kathy Frye
Jason Hellwig, Helen and York Craig, Camille Morris, Libba Wise
Buddy Mangum, Susan and Alex Allenburger
Nancy Chamblee, Dave and Sally Perkins
Christine Gill, Pam Truett, Kathryn Trotter
Joy and Bill Aden
Jimmy and Joanna Heidel, David Duncan
Sarah Nelson, Bill and Cecila Wardlaw january 2013
Kathryn Trotter, Mary Catherine Durkin, Libba Wise, Jason Hellwig, Camille Morris, Susan Weir, Caroline Hollowell
Jim and Elta Johnston
Henri Burnham, Ed and Mary Evalyn Thomas, Dubar Brown
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Lawrence and Jan Farrington
Lucy Mazzaferro, Camille Morris, Lindy Castle
Linda Williams, Judy and Mitchell Malouf
Philip and Whitney Cothren, Camille Morris, Jason Hellwig
Mike and Amy Brooks
Helaine Maley, Tricia Scott, Caroline Scott
Kathryn Trotter, Camille and Camille Morris
Richard Lee, Lindy Castle
Caroline and Ashley Hollowell
Bill and Camille Morris
Lynda Ferris, Nancy Chamblee, Sara Margaret Johnson
Phil and Sarah Nelson, Jason Hellwig
York and Helen Craig
Helen Craig, Mena Applewhite
Janet Broughton, Gina Morris
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Crystle Lee Reed and Peter Douglas Clark engagement party
George and Carol Evans, Hope Ladner, Peter Clark, Crystle Reed, Jane Ladner
Nik Pazdniakova, Peter Clark, Crystle Reed, Violetta Moore
Crystle Lee Reed and Peter Douglas Clark were honored recently with a tropical-themed engagement celebration at the Country Club of Jackson home of Kathy and Marvin Scott. Miss Reed is the daughter of Wanda and David Reed of Randleman, N.C. Clark is the son of Victoria and David Clark of Jackson. They met while working for the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys. Co-hosts and hostesses were Pat and Sam Agnew, Martha Lynn and Ford Bailey, Jeffrey Blackwood, JoAnn and Bob Burke, Nancy and Roy Campbell, Margaret and Brett Cupples, Barb and Ned Currie, Ouida and Wayne
Chuck and Millie Quarterman
Peggy Van Cleve, Victoria Clark, Beth and Fred Wilson, Ree Walden 84
Drinkwater, Robyn and Hap Farber, Robbie and Don Landrum, Dana and Jonathan Larkin, Lisa and Will Manuel, Olivia and John Neill, Millie and Chuck Quarterman, Elizabeth and Keith Raulston, Cindy and Bill Reed, Kathy and Marvin Scott, Steve Thomas, and Jayne and David Westbrook. Flamingos, tiki torches, leis, tropical food and steel drum music set the stage for this â€œCheeseburger in Paradiseâ€? engagement celebration. The couple will wed on the beach in the Florida Keys in May. Shown are scenes from the party.
Ricky and Barbara Jo Brillard
Barbara Jo Brillard, Cile Werkheiser
Keith Raulston, John Neill, Don Landrum, Jeffrey Blackwood, Ned Currie, Chuck Quarterman, Elizabeth Raulston, Bill Reed, Sam Agnew, Marv and Kathy Scott, Olivia Neill, Millie Quarterman, Robbie Landrum, Pat Agnew, Dana Larkin, Martha Lynn Bailey, Cindy Reed, David, Victoria and Peter Clark, Crystle Reed, JoAnn Burke, Barb Currie
Elizabeth Raulston, Jim Almas, Sandra Hindsman, Laura McCarthy, Suzanne Almas
Martha Lynn, Valerie and Kevin Bailey
Paul Walton, Roy Kellum, Bill Reed
Steve and Betsy Rosenblatt
Sharon and Jay Songcharoen, Crystle Reed, Peter Clark, Sandra Hindsman
Jane Nichols, Victoria and Peter Clark, Crystle Reed, Lelia Wright, Beth Wilson
JoAnn Burke, Ricky Brillard, Robbie Landrum
Dana Larkin, Barb Currie, Kathy Scott, Victoria Clark
Elizabeth Raulston, Pat Agnew, Olivia Neill
Marilyn and Mark Blackburn, Doug Clark
Margaret Tohill, Beth Wilson, Lelia Wright, Jackie Peets, Victoria Clark, Katy Houston, Ree Walden, Cindy Reed, Kathy Scott, Elizabeth Raulston january 2013
EVENTS ST. DOMINIC HOSPITAL AUXILIARY LUNCHEON The St. Dominic Hospital Auxiliary hosted a membership luncheon recently at the Country Club of Jackson. Shown are scenes from the luncheon.
Yvonne Haydel, Debbie Bierdeman, Bea Katoul
Sister Dorothea, Sister Trinita
Susan Laney, Marie Turner, Phyllis Mokry
Sandra Quinn, Carolyn Weiss, Lucette Bennett, Margaret Buhner
Agnes Morgan, Sue Beth Shurtleff 86
Pat Walden, Charlotte Vayda
Theresa McMullin, Trish Duncan, Tracy Grenfell
Kate Medlock, Jenny Neeld, Lesa Waggener
Katie Walley, Becky Adams, Laquita Brown
Lind Harkins, Noella Bellan, Charlene Bullock
ST. DOMINIC HOSPITAL AUXILIARY LUNCHEON
Era Jennings, Dolores Irvin
Susan Cox, Debbie Tubertini, Aimee Burrow
Claude Harbarger, Phyllis Mokry, Lester Diamond
Toni Layer, Agnes Morgan, Linda Young
Mary Lea Hagan, Mary Payne, Sue Busby
EVENTS ANNE SULLIVAN RETIREMENT RECEPTION Magnolia Speech School honored Anne Sullivan recently on her retirement from her role as executive director of the school. The event was held in the home of Kelley and Jean Williams. Chalmers Davis presented music.
Guy and Sis Hovis
Anne Sullivan, Jan Evers, Julie Evers Crump
Tom and Fran Ward, Janet Sullivan Smith, Nan Fulcher
Harry Fulcher, Pat and Stacy Patterson, Kelly and Chris Derrick
Linda Mann, Jack McDaniel 88
Cheryl Thornton, Anita Craft, Tina Atkins
Anne Sullivan, Virgil Brawley
Amy Williams, Chuck Poole
Tom Rhoden, Ellen Sullivan May, Anne Sullivan, Janet Sullivan Smith, Nan Fulcher
Charles and Cindy Alexander
LaVerne Edney, Deb Phillips
ANNE SULLIVAN RETIREMENT RECEPTION
Ginger Watkins, Don Jacobs
Cheryl and Tim Coker, Jean Williams
Chip and Cindy Johnson, Alicia and Chris Swan
Suzelle and Lamar Weems
Tom and Fran Ward, Janet Sullivan Smith, Nan Fulcher
Jim Burkes, Addie Holifield
Carol and Hank Teller, Marietta Paterson, Janie Luter, Sara Gleason
Tim, Dawn and Daniel Matheny
David and Jane Waugh
Suzanne, Greg and Will Laird january 2013
EVENTS MURRAH CLASS OF 1965 65TH BIRTHDAY Members of the Murrah High School Class of 1965 celebrated their 65th birthday this year. Class members from eight states enjoyed live music and visiting with friends at the lakeside home of Mary and Carl Lackey. Planning has already begun for the 50th reunion in 2015. Shown are scenes from the reunion. Elta Posey and Jim Johnston, Mack Lowery
Pam Shelton Grey, Sally Fran Ross
Pam Redmont Johndroe, Susan Stone and JoJo Payne, Sam Stockett
Larry White, Cecile Walsh Wardlaw, Tom Ingels, Henry Shotts
Larry and Pam Bailey Edwards
Ann Smith Perry, Carolyn Bruno Hollis
Cynthia and Tommy Horner, Tommy and Becky Builen Moore
EVENTS ST. ANDREW’S 1947 SOCIETY PARTY The St. Andrew’s annual 1947 Society party was held recently at Bravo. Shown are scenes from the party
Chris and Holly Wigs, Kevin Lewis
Jim and Sandra Shelson
Tommy Williams, Erica and Stewart Speed, George Penick
Jan Wofford, Tisha Green, Elizabeth Buyan, Rebecca Collins, Frances Jean Neely, Patrick Taylor
Paul McNeill, Walter Neely 92
Greg and Elizabeth Buyan, Melissa Hutchison
Dolph and Bonnie Woodall
Vonda Reeves-Darby, Jeff Christie
Patty Christie, Joe and Karen Powell, Walter and Frances Jean Neely
Kevin Lewis, Ann Travis
Deaver and Rebecca Collins
ST. ANDREWâ€™S 1947 SOCIETY PARTY
Joyce Peck, Ouida Drinkwater
Alex Allenburger, Carol Penick, Nils and Beatriz Mungan
Dolph and Bonnie Woodall, Chris Travis
Wilson and Kellye Montjoy
Richard and Julia Brown
Alice Harper, Suzanne Kotfila
EVENTS “IT’S A GIRL THING” Woman’s Hospital and River Oaks Hospital presented “It’s a Girl Thing” recently at Table 100. The event included wine and food, door prizes, and a panel of physicians who answered questions submitted by attendees. Panel physicians included Drs. Ashley Canizaro, Natasha Hardeman, Shannon Carroll, Darden North, Allen Haraway and Adrian Smith. Alicia Carpenter, Jana Fuss, Renee Cotton
Joan Stragham, Sherry Cook
Beth James, Michelle Chambers; (front) Leigh DeLaughter, Jena Berrong, Lydia Carlisle
Wanda Herrington, Kathy King, Marilee Gregory, Janice Love, Jackie Williams
Bernice Luckett, Tiffany Jones 94
Cindy Dishongh, Tess Shaw
Tracey and Bobbie Kinsey
Aundrea Scholem, Lindsay Bracy
Ashley Canizaro, Natasha Hardeman, Adrian Smith, Shannon Carroll, Neil Haraway, Darden North
Judy Hill, Becky Wilkerson
Tobey Houston, Shannon Plunkett
“IT’S A GIRL THING”
Paige Wilkins, Shellie Zeigler
Alisha and Brenda Brinson, Tina Holton, Rosie Bodie
Sherry Cook, Wendy Polk, Sheely Eaton
Carrie Cooper, Sara McDaniel, Mara Hanson
Anna Rogers, Sharee Lucius, Tammy Whitton, Abby Brann
EVENTS BALLET MISSISSIPPI WINE TASTING A wine tasting was held recently at Fischer Galleries in Fondren to support Ballet Mississippi. Certified sommelier John Malanchak facilitated the exploration of German Rieslings in anticipation of Ballet Mississippi’s 30th anniversary of ‘The Nutcracker.’ Will Manuel, Alex and Tori Martin
Scott and Amanda Overby
Lynn Johnson, Amy Carter, David Keary
Sonya Loper, Betsy Edge, Madeline Katool, Connie Chastain
Felix Girod, Daniel Martin 96
Margaret Taylor, Whit and Debbie Rayner
Sonya Loper, Millie Clanton, Cherri Barnett
Will Manuel, Keishunna Randall, David Keary, Alice Lusk
Bobby and Adrienne Martin
Forrest and Leigh Ann Germany
Latoya and Dinah Slay
BALLET MISSISSIPPI WINE TASTING
Michael and Sherry Gwin
Chrissy Lydick, Linda Raff, John Malanchak, Alice Lusk
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EVENTS MADISON COUNTY FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP MEETING The Madison County Foundation board of directors held its 17th annual membership meeting recently at the Country Club of Jackson. Special guest speaker was Sam Haskell. A cocktail reception preceded the meeting with music by bluesman Jesse Robinson.
Stanley Mangum, Mark Bounds
Rodney Grogan, Wesley Goings, Stacy and Stanley Mangum
Paula Tierce, John Bell Crosby, Robin Tierce
Stefanie McHenry, Jessica Lewis, Joanna and Jason McNeel
Kim Schilling, Lisa Rowland, Dee Carr
Brent Adams, Sam Haskell, Gina and David Mulholland, Mark, Mandy and Shelton Bounds, Lindsay Schilling
Kelley and Buddy Voelkel 98
William and Mary Franklin
Barry Winford, Frank Street, Eddie Woodard; (front) Kacie Sanford, Chris Roberts, Jeff Lacey, Mark McDowell
Gale and Tommy Butler
Dwain and Cindy Wood
MADISON COUNTY FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP MEETING
John and Gray Marchetti
Gerald Steen, Monty Clark, Charles Morris, Joe Morns, Francis Vlock, George Rhodes
John Pittman, Bucky Gideon, Gail Pittman, Ron Winford, Renee Rives
Bill and Tammy Whitton, Sarah Stevens, Jennifer Guest, Bobby Cumberland
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Sam Kelly, Arthur Johnston, John Brunini
EVENTS MISSISSIPPI OPERA DANCE WITH THE STARS Jackson celebs Elbert Bivins, Sibyl Child, Dr. Anthony Cloy, Dr. Charles Jackson, Lesley McLin, Kerry Parker and Peyton Prospere performed recently at the Country Club of Jackson during Dance with the Stars, benefiting Mississippi Opera. The Jackson Allstars Band presented the music. Nancy Riser, Harriet Kuykendall, JoAnne Morris
Debbie McCaskill, Rivers Walker
Gillian Viola, Patti Sullivan, Muller Addkison
Greg and Elizabeth Buyan, Don and Becky Potts, Laura and Patrick Taylor
Lauren Smith, Eric Eaton 100
Kitty Rushing, Lynne Mabus, Gillian Viola
Greg Buyan, Jonathan Viola
Susan Goodwin, Sandy McKellar
Libby Johnson, Wayne Rone, Elizabeth McKinley, Jean Bush, Sue Lobrano
Randy and Kathy Eure
Sid and Kathy Davis
MISSISSIPPI OPERA DANCE WITH THE STARS
Jim Frechette, Lesley McLin
Olivia Neill, Ralph Wells, Margaret McLarty, Yvonne Jicka
Frances Dulin, Julia Cloy, Adam Whitaker, Janet Ricks
Judy and Josh Wiener
Locke and Melanie Ward, Chloe and Cherri Barnett
Tam and Nora Ethridge
Catherine and Wohner Collins
James Child, Foye Bycrofski
Eddie and Tania Rubiano
Gus Smith, Susan Griffith
Eric Eaton, Sarah Webb
William Lebouef, Patricia Burns
Tippy and Bob Garner january 2013
MISSISSIPPI OPERA DANCE WITH THE STARS
Stennis and Mildred Wells, Julius Ridgway, Stephanie Viner
Don Mitchell, Lynn Crystal
Viola and Edward Dacus, Andrea and Joseph Coleman
Jennifer and Greg Schulmeier
Sam Olden, Margee, Catherine and Wohner Collins
Don and Jane Nichols 102
Linda Mann, Jack McDaniel
Sarah and Binny Webb
Jeremy Dayrit, Jovanni Depedro, Cynthia Palmer, Flonzie Brown-White
Caleb Graham, Katherine, Ashley and Eleanor Wells
Vick Hartung, Libby Johnson, Elizabeth McKinley
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EVENTS ZOO PARTY UNLEASHED The Jackson Zoo hosted Zoo Party Unleashed recently at Highland Village. Music was presented by bluesman Jesse Robinson, the Chad Wesley Band, and party music from DJ George Chuck. The event featured animal-themed cocktails and food tastings from local restaurants.
Billy Ware, Martha Cooke, Frances Ware
Ashley Ewing, Leigh Ann Polk
Sarah McCraw, John Horhn, Jodi Rush, Brandon Smith
Latrice Waters, Cassie Miller, Adeilene Sanchez, Wyashica Pruitt, Jessica Timmons, Kyaris Brown
Marianna Walker, Ashlee Reid 104
Lyndsey Grace, Don Potts, Betsy Wilson
Farrah Johnson, Dorothea White
Nicole Williams, Aisha Barnes, Carol Woodson
Katy Braden, David Robertson, W.C. McClendon, Charity Dinwiddie, Farrah Johnson
Jesse and Wendy Barrilleaux
Stacy Crain, Adam Collier
ZOO PARTY UNLEASHED
Brett and Josh Smith
Abby Wilson, Renora Temple, Alisha Redd
Robert and Karen Reed
Liz Lancaster, Jen Adelsheimer, Jeff Good, James and Taylor Conway, Tiffany Wansley, Amie Guffin, Maggie Brisae
Melissa and Nathan Lott, Carley and Will Garner, John Smalls
Eric Stracener, LeAnne Gault, Eddie Robinson
Angelia Brown, Shon Hewitt
Danielle Rauch, Brandy Lashay Wesley
Chris Herron, George Byrd
Suzanne Moak, Paul Marczka
Kevelyn Brown, Prince and Angela Colbert january 2013
EVENTS DELTAS AFTER DARK FALL SOCIAL Jackson area alumnae of Delta Delta Delta sorority recently gathered at Phyllis Geary’s View Gallery in Ridgeland for their Deltas After Dark fall social.
Rivers Walker, Anna Taylor, Alex McCaskill
Margie Jepson, Tricia Miller
Phyllis Geary, Camille Cioffi, Mary Kathryn Allen
Elisabeth Ely, Fran Askew, Rebecca Cleland
Anna Haralson, Alyson Jones, Natalie Arnemann
Meg Pace, Donna Knight, Camille Cioffi, Clay Davidson, Betty Lynn Freeman
Tay Morgan, Page Wilson, Missy Hollis, Natalie Arnemann
Anna Haralson, Gigi O’Neal, Morgan Samuels, Mary Kathryn Allen
Clay Davidson, Betty Lynn Freeman, Melanie McKinley, Phyliss Geary, Cindy Phillips
EVENTS ARTISTS RECEPTION A reception was held recently at the Municipal Art Gallery for artists Eleanor Hughes, Martha Y. Andre and Janie Davis. Shown are scenes from the reception.
Martha Andre, Janie Davis, Eleanor Hughes
Helen Yoste, Sally Toddy
Sally Toddy, Betty Conner, Mary Jane Henley
Martha Andre, Lucette Bennett, Perry Ritchie
Regina Burckel, Betty Witty
Sally Walton, Kit Fields, Anne Perry
Bee Aiken, Esther Dawson
Eleanor Hughes, Vicki Armstrong, Janie Davis
Roz Roy, Martha Andre
Judy Berry, Adrianne Perry january 2013
Jackson Heart and Avinger congratulate Dr. Gray Bennett and Dr. William Crowder for performing the most procedures using the Ocelot catheter in the nation. DR. GRAY BENNETT
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