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Tom Ramsey is an 80-year-old resident of St. Catherine’s Village and a native of Vicksburg. After some 60 years away he surprised himself by deciding to return to Mississippi to a continuing care facility - not to rest on his laurels, but to fulfill a desire to write a novel or two reflecting his adventure-filled life and love of travel.

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Northsider Alston Adele Bagot (Addie) attended her first Mardi Gras Ball when she was only five years old. She told her father she loved it and could not wait until she grew up to be the queen – with no understanding what the odds for that happening actually were. Addie’s dream came true this year when she became queen of the 89th Children’s Carnival Club Ball in New Orleans. Being selected was a special honor, and the ball was magical and exciting. And the best part of all was having so many Jackson friends share in the excitement.


St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and the St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association (SAPA) are excited to host Arts on the Green on the school’s north campus in Ridgeland Saturday, April 26.

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Engagement Party An engagement celebration honoring Frances Knight and John Bussey was held recently in the home of Kathleen and Bill Geary.

Jackson Heart Ball Preview Party The American Heart Association’s Jackson Heart Ball, formerly Art for Heart, preview party was held in the home of Susie and John Puckett.

The Jackson Alumni Chapter of Kappa Sigma The Jackson Alumni Chapter of Kappa Sigma (J.A.C.K.S.) celebrated the 144th anniversary of the founding of their fraternity.

Habitat for Humanity Honors Two special honors were unveiled during ceremonies recently at Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA).

Chimneyville Crafts Festival A preview party for the 37th annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival was held at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

Delta Gamma Social Event The Jackson Area Delta Gamma Alumnae chapter held a social event at Fondren’s Lulu Lemon.




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An engagement celebration honoring Julia Morgan Stone and Gregory Sandifer was held recently in the home of Lyn and David McMillin.

A jazz soiree was held recently in the home of Bob and Kay Archer honoring debutantes Catherine Conner Archer, Mary Melissa Archer and Sidney Elaine Lampton.

MPB Downton Abbey Sneak Preview Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) celebrated the new season of “Downton Abbey” with a sneak preview of the premiere at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

The Debutante Luncheon The Debutante Luncheon was held at the Country Club of Jackson.

Fischer Galleries Reception Fischer Galleries hosted an opening reception for artist Ken Tate.

Bacchus Ball Royal Court Preview Party The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi’s 30th annual Bacchus Ball Royal Court Preview Party was held in the home of John and Lynn Pearson.

Central Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Club Winter Meeting The Central Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Club held its winter meeting at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

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WRITERS Susan Deaver • Glenda Wadsworth • Anthony Warren • Jenny Markow Jenny Woodruff • Marlana Walters • Katie Eubanks • Judy Smith

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om Ramsey is an 80year-old resident of St. Catherine’s Village and a native of Vicksburg. After some 60 years away he surprised himself by deciding

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to return to Mississippi to a continuing care facility - not to rest on his laurels, but to fulfill a desire to write a novel or two reflecting his adventure-filled life and love of travel.

in Carol Stream, Ill., and is executive vice president for human resources with ADP Corporation; son Philip resides in Spotsylvania, Va., and works in restaurant management. After retirement Tom and Joanne moved to Colorado in 1987, where they resided until Joanne’s death in 2002. Theirs was a musical family. Daughter Susan says of her youth in this musical household, “My two brothers and I were started early in our music education. Mom taught us piano lessons to start. Then each of us in elementary school picked an instrument, and dad gave us lessons. I chose the clarinet and my two brothers chose trumpet and percussion. “A great memory is the annual Christmas parties my parents had each year. Everyone who played an instrument brought it along. Mom sat at the piano and Dad conducted as all the guests played their instruments, or sang if they didn't have instruments. This was an annual tradition that started in the early ’60s and continued until my mom passed away in 2002. We sang traditional Christmas carols as well as classical music. Another great memory was attending 4th of July concerts that Dad was conducting. He founded a professional concert band on Long Island and going to the 4th of July concerts, of course with fireworks, was great fun.”

Tom and Frances at Tishomingo park entrance

Music was the first love in his life. Tom took his undergraduate studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and received a master’s in music from Northwestern in Illinois. There he met his first wife, Joanne, also a musician. He spent two years in the Army at Ft. Jackson, S.C., before taking the position of music teacher and director of music for the Sachem School District in New York. While in New York he earned a doctoral degree in music at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Tom and Joanne had three children: Susan Ramsey, Castle Rock, Colo., who is a legal assistant in a Denver law firm; son Paul Ramsey lives

“Suddenly I was ready to write my first novel, ‘It Takes a While.’ Never having attempted such a major undertaking I collected a lot of books and information from the Internet about novel writing for the novice.”

Tom’s urge to write was ever-present. During his 32-year career with the Sachem School District he was a frequent contributor to professional journals and wrote articles on music in a local newspaper. He expanded his writing career after he retired to Evergreen, Colo., writing short essay pieces in the small town newspaper and in his church newsletter. After purchasing a time share in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Ramsey developed an interest in the Spanish language. He began to travel from Colorado to Mexico for immersion classes in the Spanish language and wrote short pieces in Spanish. This ultimately led to the publication of a collection of dual-language, side-by-side pieces entitled "Ruminaciones/Ruminations," consisting of a series of essays, short stories and diaries in English and Spanish. Following Joanne’s death, Tom moved to Mexico. “I lived in the expatriate community of Ajijic, on the north shore of Lake Chapala, about 30 miles south of Guadalajara. I joined a writers group there and published essays in two English language monthly magazines. “When I decided to move back to the U.S. to a continuing care retirement community I searched the Internet, made telephone calls, and collected brochures about a large number of such communities. I decided that St. Catherine's Village was just what I was looking for. So, I ended up

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Tom and Frances on honeymoon, 2011

about 45 miles from where I was born.” Tom met his current wife, the former Frances Peacock of Kosciusko, at St. Catherine’s. “I joined the staff of ‘The Villager,’ the monthly newsletter of St. Catherine’s, and continued to pursue my interest in writing by contributing short essay pieces and doing interviews of new residents coming into the facility. I continue to do that. Suddenly I was ready to write my first novel, ‘It Takes a While.’ Never having attempted such a major undertaking I collected a lot of books and information from the Internet about novel writing for the novice. I persevered. I had no idea how difficult this would become, but I loved doing it. It takes an enormous amount of time, starting with developing a basic outline and drawing conclusions about what you have to say.

Twain was rejected by 80 publishers before he got his first book published.) We did the same thing for the second book ‘Mississippi Has Four Seasons.’ The amount of research demanded for writing such a novel is extensive and demanding. Because there is so much involved in that regard I decided not to pursue any more novels after completing the second one. “The best part about self-publishing is that you are in control of your book. The worst thing is, of course, you lack availability of marketing. One can only hope that some publisher will pick up on your work and seek to publish it.” Tom has had book signings at St. Catherine's Village and at the Vicksburg-Warren County library, as well as at a high school class reunion in Vicksburg. He will be signing and reading from both books at the signing yet to be scheduled at Lemuria Book Store, and another signing at St. Catherine's is planned.

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He emphasizes that his works are novels, not memoirs. “My writings certainly reflect my life experiences, including extensive travel. That is true of others who write fiction. I have an office in our apartment, and that is where I do my writing.” For the time being Tom’s literary pursuits have taken a back seat to his other longtime interests. “Frances and I enjoy attending cultural performances in the Jackson area, including Mississippi Symphony, New Stage Theatre and smaller chamber music ensembles, as well as the Mississippi Symphonic Band and Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music. We are members of the English Speaking Union, and participate in many activities of genealogical organizations in the state. I have slowed down on my literary pursuits in order for us to devote a lot of time to traveling around Mississippi, inspired by the wonderful program ‘Mississippi Roads,’ produced by Walt Grayson on MPB.”

“My writings certainly reflect including extensive travel. That is true of others who write fiction.”

“After having several literate friends critique the book, and in consultation with daughter Susan for technical assistance with the computer, we pursued agents and publishing companies and secured a professional editor. After about 30 rejections I decided to self-publish. (I recall Mark 22

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Queenof theBall Alston Adele Bagot



orthsider Alston Adele Bagot (Addie) attended her first Mardi Gras Ball when she was only five years old. She told her father she loved it and could not wait until she grew up to be the queen – with no understanding what the odds for that happening actually were. Addie’s dream came true this year when she became queen of the 89th Children’s Carnival Club Ball in New Orleans. Being selected was a special honor, and the ball was magical and exciting. And the best part of all was having so many Jackson friends share in the excitement. “We are so deeply honored,” explain her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Francis Bagot III (Dona). “This was totally unexpected, and terribly fun.” Gene was born and raised in New Orleans and his family has deep ties to Mardi Gras. Gene’s niece was honored as a Mardi Gras queen, and Gene rides in an annual Mardi Gras parade and participates in a number of carnival organizations, the secrecy of which preclude identification. Originally from Palm Beach, Dona was enchanted the first time she attended a Mardi Gras Ball with her husband, and fell in love with the traditions, secrecy and fun. The Bagots have three children, Tyler, 20, Thomas, 19, and Addie, 15. Addie was born in New Orleans and the family moved to Jackson the summer before she started kindergarten at St. Andrew’s, where she is now a freshman. Addie enjoys soccer, cheerleading, softball and babysitting, and serves on the Youth Ambassador Council for the Mississippi Children’s Museum, where she volunteers at special events - and even got to meet SpongeBob SquarePants and Santa Claus. In addition, while in middle school, she was a member of the National Junior Honor Society, which required her to maintain a 3.5 or above grade point average and serve 14 community hours each year. The Children’s Carnival Club, founded in 1925, is the oldest of several chil-

dren’s clubs in New Orleans. Naomi Mann, captain of the Children’s Carnival Club for almost 10 years, explains that it is usually best for children to experience the ball as krewe members at least once before being honored with other roles. In addition to being krewe members, Addie and her brothers have held several court honors since joining the club. Addie has been a princess, maid, captain and special character. When Thomas was honored as king of the Children’s Carnival Ball in 2011, Keil Senter, niece of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Senter of Jackson, was the queen, and Addie was a captain. When Addie was invited to be the 2014 queen, her mother planned a special family luncheon. “Both of my grandmothers were there,” Addie explains. “And my brother Thomas was graduating from St. Andrew’s. “We ate in the dining room, which was odd because we only have formal dinners in there, and at the end, my mom brought in (what I thought was) Thomas’ graduation present.” Thomas handed the present to Addie and asked her to open it, and after a little brother-and-sister-back-and-forth due to thinking it was meant for Thomas, Addie finally opened the gift. It was a miniature crown, and she knew exactly what it meant. The family luncheon for Thomas when he was going to be king was just the same. This time, Addie knew that she was going to be the queen. Because it was Mardi Gras, it had to be a secret. Dorothy Carter, mother of 2014 King Andrew Glen Carter, shares that her son thoroughly enjoyed his role and the process. He was a gentleman and also kept the secret well. “This is a great confidence booster,” she shares. “We are fortunate to live in a part of the United States that offers a unique but genteel opportunity for children.” Addie and her family knew immediately they wanted to include their Jackson friends. Although the Children’s Carnival Club actually issues the official invitations for membership, the royal family may propose names of those they would like to participate. Guests may also be invited by the fami-

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ly. There were many arrangements to be made, and details to attend to, and Dona, now the Queen Mother, relied on trusted confidantes to make choices and plan events. Addie’s ball gown was created by celebrated designer Ilane Hartman, who has designed for Mardi Gras royalty for 30 years. In 2013, the Rex Krewe of Louisiana presented Hartman with a proclamation, designating her “Royal Couturier.” Hartman may be best known for her Medici collars, which take approximately 200 hours and thousands of dollars to craft. Although early in her career she designed for men more than women, she now prefers designing and hand-sewing traditional ball gowns. Designing for children requires age-appropriate designs and understanding different personalities, she said. Addie and her mother shopped in both Jackson and New Orleans, taking photos of gowns they liked, and, at the suggestion of Hartman, those they did not like as well, which helped in designing the gown. Hartman sketched a design that Addie loved, then a muslin mock-up was created, and ultimately, a beautiful silk gown was created for Addie, with embellishments of crystals, rhinestones and pearls. Addie’s earrings, necklace, scepter and crown were selected from The Dynasty Collection, a Mobile shop that has designed and created for Mardi Gras royalty for many years. The collar and mantle she wore belong to the carnival ball organization. Dona and Addie were referred to New Orleans native Allison Waldron, who coaches children who are Mardi Gras kings and queens. Waldron is from a long line of

Mardi Gras families, and was queen of the Children’s Carnival Club Ball in 1996, and Queen of Caliphs of Cairo in 2003. Her work includes the logistics and specifics of looking graceful and regal, as well as curtsying and the proper waving of the scepter. After many months of preparation, and as tradition dictates, Dona, as Queen Mother, hosted a tea for all of the girls who were part of the royal court. At the end of the tea, Addie gave each girl a present. “It made me feel as if I were impacting their lives and giving them a memory they would never forget,” shares Addie. “It was the best feeling ever.” Ultimately, the Bagot family was excited to have five Jackson children participle in the ball. Thomas Mallory Earl, son of Dr. and Mrs. Truman Markley Earl, was a page, and Haley Reeves Fisackerly Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Haley Fisackerly, was a duke. Maids to her majesty included Martha Clay Blanchard, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.J. Blanchard Jr.; Emma Katherine White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Van White; and Bella McGhee Brumfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Brumfield. Forty-three family friends - 23 children and 20 adults traveled to New Orleans for the ball. “Having friends share in the excitement made everything so special,” Dona said. “It really meant a lot to have everyone there.” When the day of the ball arrived, a stylist came to the hotel to do hair and makeup for Addie and her mother. The first event of the day was a reception to meet the queen. “It was spectacular,” Addie said. “I had the dress, the crown, the jewelry, the makeup, even the

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hair. I felt as if I was the most important person in the world. When I walked into the reception my friends were the first people I saw. The expressions on their faces told me that even they thought I looked like a true queen. That day was like no other, and it was an experience that I am never going to forget!” After the reception there were photo sessions with newspaper photographers, and then, finally, the ball. Addie remembers that when she walked onto the ballroom floor, she saw just how many people were there – about 300. And as she started walking, she saw all of her friends from Jackson. “They were all making faces at me trying to make me laugh - and I did. One of my friends, Amanda Murff, would whisper in my ear that I looked awesome Tyler Bagot, David Waller, Germaine Vorhoff, Elizabeth Laville Bagot, Addie, Dona, Gene, Bettye, Mike and Thomas Bagot

Addie’s first court. Donna; (front) Thomas, Gene, Addie and Tyler

and that I was rocking it every time I walked past her. That made me laugh too, and it made me happy because she is the big sister I never had. Without her and my other friends, that night would not have been even half of what it really was.” Mary Lucy Lane, Addie’s godmother, describes Addie as “a beautiful child, inside and out.” Mary Lucy has always signed cards for Addie “your fairy godmother.” “Addie shines,” says Mary Lucy, “and she was elegant in her role as queen.” Mary Lucy’s son William also had a role in the ball. An important element of the event is the longtime relationship with the organization and the St. Michael

89th Children’s Carnival Club Krewe

It has been wonderful that everyone says Addie Special School, where William is a student. The “wore her royalty well,” Dona said. “We are so grateschool program offers a small teacher-pupil ratio and ful for all of the support Addie and our family specialized techniques designed to help children received from our friends. I always like to say that the through age 21 with major learning difficulties. And party is only as much fun as the people who come,” there is a JOY (Jobs of Youth) program for students she continues. “And our Jackson friends definitely over age 21. Because more than half of the school’s made it fun.” budget comes from fund-raising, the long-term support of the Children’s Carnival Ball is appreciated. Charles Childress Jr. is the official liaison and traditionally receives a donation and packet at the ball for the school. But it was very important and special to the Bagot family that William was recognized and given a small gift at this year’s ball. Northsider Dolly Goings and her daughter Meredith loved being part of the Bagot family tradition. “Everyone had a great time, and the presentation was gorgeous,” Dolly said. “Addie was very gracious and poised and engaged with the adults and her friends.” “It was magical, special, and sparkly,” says Lisa Boone, of Jackson, who attended with her two daughters, McLean and Girls from Jackson: (standing left to right) Meredith Goings, Emily Watson, Emerson. “This is her father’s legacy to Addie, Caley Watts, Allie Kate Williams, Caroline Walker; (seated left to right) McLean Boone, Boudreaux Dulske, Grace Parry, Grace Herfurth. Addie, the years of tradition, and she was poised and graceful through the whole thing. It was fantastic to be included.” Cragin and Mike Boyle of Jackson attended the ball with their children Carter and Chris. “It was a unique and special experience,” Cragin said. Unlike anything they have been to before. “This was a great honor for Addie. It was fun to be included.” Addie’s friend Caley Watts described her experience as fun. Caley also attended the 2011 ball when Thomas was king and says it was even more fun this time to experience it with her friend Addie. Boys from Jackson: (standing left to right) Sam Mills, Beckett Welsh, John Chase Bryan, Addie, Chris Boyle, Lakin Huseth, Michael Ardelean; (seated left to right) Logan Kotfila, Julian Wilson, Bennett Weeks, Matt Mills march 2014




• Web site is The site will go live March 31. • All items will be featured online, and the items may be viewed in person at the Starry Night Gala and at Arts on the Green. • Parents will have an opportunity for a “sneak peak” of the auction items at the lower school open house on April 4. • Auction items will include children’s birthday packages, the always-popular American Girl basket (including the new Girl of the Year donated by American Girl), a Christmas-made-easy package, and many other items donated by local retailers. • St. Andrew’s faculty and teachers donate many of the favorite items, including reserved parking spots for high-school students, reserved seating for May Day, special lunches with teachers, and principal-for-a-day for a lucky lower school student. • Braces package provided by Jolly Orthodontics. • Bravo! wine tasting for four. • and much more.

We are fortunate that we live in a community and a state where we are surrounded by talented people – artists, craftsmen, chefs, gardeners, designers, and many others. We Mississippians are a passionate people. Arts on the Green is a celebration of those among us who have come to personify the best of who we are as a community. We invite you to the St. Andrew’s North Campus in Ridgeland on April 26 for a day of interactive fun and engaged learning. Arts on the Green is a family-friendly event. In addition to the booths where artists will be offering their creations, there will be great food and lots of activities for kids: a children’s green, a fashion show, Zumba, musical entertainment, and more. At St. Andrew’s we strive for all of our actions to embody our mission, “To nurture a diverse community in the Episcopal tradition, fostering spiritual growth, moral responsibility, academic excellence, and artistic and athletic pursuits, while preparing for a life of service to our community and the world.” We provide an atmosphere where our students’ passions are nurtured and encouraged. We must be doing something right since St. Andrew’s was recently recognized as one of the top independent schools in the nation. We’d love for you to join us and see for yourself that St. Andrew’s is both an exceptional place for its students as well as an asset for the Jackson area and the state of Mississippi. I look forward to seeing you on the Green. George Penick Head of School

WELCOME St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and the St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association (SAPA) are excited to host Arts on the Green on the school’s north campus in Ridgeland Saturday, April 26. Inspired by glocal fusion and discovery, this year’s event will be set against a global and multi-cultural backdrop, exploring the artistic contributions of both our local community and our friends abroad. Festival-goers will enjoy a Gigi, Sarah and Jack Adams; Alix, Renee, and Baker Ebner fun-filled day of live music and entertainment, local artists, great food, and special events, complete with the Children’s Green and interactive learning environments provided by the Earth Balloon as well as Josh Hailey’s Photamerica Showcase and the Heartalot Project. A marketplace housing Mississippi’s most creative artists and craftspeople will be at the center of the festival, where artists will display and discuss their wares as shoppers stroll from tent to tent with the opportunity to purchase pieces directly. We welcome to you to Arts on the Green 2014. Renee Ebner and Sarah Adams, chairs of AOTG


The St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association (SAPA) consists of all parents of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. SAPA provides the loving, encouraging embrace necessary Holly Wiggs, SAPA Chair to allow St. Andrew’s to continue to improve and grow as an educational institution. Through SAPA, parents gain a better understanding of the school’s goals and achievements. Through SAPA, parents exemplify the importance of cooperation and the need for service to the school and community. Through SAPA fund-raising, such as Arts on the Green, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School receives financial assistance which is used to enrich the intellectual, physical and spiritual lives of the school community as we seek to serve our greater community.

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STARRY NIGHT For almost 20 years, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has been celebrating its multiculturalism with food, music and fellowship by hosting the original Starry Night. This year, as an integral part of Arts on the Green, Starry Night will once again bring together the school’s community and guests on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. The evening will provide an opportunity to taste, hear and see all the different cultures that make St. Andrew’s a tapestry of life and the “glocal” world it represents. In the words of Brillat-Savarin, “The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity than the discovery of a new star.” Starry Night Erica Speed, Mary Mills, Starry Night chairs will offer many opportunities for discovery. Be it recipes from parents’ grandmothers right here in Jackson; regional family favorites, or signature dishes from France, Germany, Scotland, Pakistan, Mexico, Italy, Africa, India, Nepal, and many more. Guests will enjoy this evening under the stars and twinkling lights outdoors on the school’s plaza area adjacent to the McRae Science Center on its north campus. In a continued theme of fusion and discovery, musical offerings will come from near and far. Musicians lead by Scott Albert Johnson, who is a college counselor at St. Andrew’s, will entertain with everything from blues to salsa. And as part of the celebration of art and culture that is Arts on the Green, each local, regional and continental area will display fabrics and dining artifacts. Be it a participant’s antique, hand-tatted lace tablecloth or a Dhaka from Nepal. Additional décor will come from students who, under the tutelage of art teacher Ann Brock, will create stars and images utilizing a collage of materials. In the past, Starry Night has been used to celebrate springtime and the school’s 60th anniversary, but at its core for 20 years it has celebrated all the people who are St. Andrew’s. Tickets are $45 per person and available for purchase at

Steering Committee Shanon Brumfield, Publicity chair; Leslie Kennedy, Staging chair; Kellye Montjoy, Special Events chair; Stephanie Garriga, Director of Institutional Advancement; (second row) Wendy Thompson, Placement chair; Blakely Fender, Corporate Donor chair; Holly Wiggs, SAPA President; Kristi Hendrix, Finance chair; Tara Ellis, Auction chair; (front) Wendy Mullins, SAPA Fund Development chair; Sara Adams, Arts on the Green co-chair; Renee Ebner, Arts on the Green co-chair; Whitney Raju, Tickets chair; Inglish DeVoss, Community Outreach chair; (not pictured) Pepper Carter, Mary Catherine Blackwell, Chemene Quinn


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Saturday Studio Art Camp is back. This funfilled morning for kindergartners through fourth-graders will expose campers to five types of artistic expression - drama, painting, music, cooking and crafts. Morgan Cruse is returning this year to lead the children through dramatic exercises and mini-performances, and St. Andrew’s Jessica Farris is featured guest artist who will guide the campers in painting their own masterpieces. Campers will also make crafty animals with help from upper school art students, create musical instruments, and get to make edible sculptures. Participants will also prepare banners that they will carry in the opening parade of the Arts on the Green 2014 main event. The camp is March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon in the North Campus Commons. Cost is $35 per child. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting

JACKSON COMMUNITY OUTREACH This year’s Arts on The Green will embrace, celebrate and include the larger Jackson community in several ways. First, St. Andrew’s will welcome choir students of partner school Brown Elementary as guests to sing and participate in the arts, education, and recreational programs planned for the event. St. Andrew’s is a community partner with Brown and Boyd elementary schools in the Jackson Public School District to assist with the provisions of specific wish list items such as student uniforms and equipment, in addition to student collaborated facility improvement, art projects and social functions. The partnership with these schools is mutually beneficial in the way of making friends, understanding people from different communities, and learning how to help one another though service. To further incorporate and emphasize the theme of larger community, Arts on the Green will sponsor and invite the students of Boyd and Brown elementary schools to visit the Earth Balloon, a large-scale interactive globe that will be temporarily housed at the upper school campus in conjunction with Earth Day and St. Andrew’s Global Studies program.


The Children’s Green invites all ages to enjoy a global experience. With a passport in hand, children can experience an international village where they can create an authentic craft from various parts of the world. This “Epcot-like” experience features a life-size interactive Earth Balloon and a variety show, along with organized Zumba, yoga, and martial arts. Saturday, April 26 St. Andrew’s North Campus 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ticket price: $15 per child Tickets may be purchased at the event.

Exploration and discovery are at the core of the Earth Balloon, a science-based experience that includes an interactive journey around and inside the earth to learn about geography, earth science, and environmental science. To further incorporate and promote the arts, Arts on the Green is working with distinguished St. Andrews’s alum and local artist Josh Hailey to bring his recently completed art installation, Photamerica, to the event. This inspiring multimedia project encompasses photography, video, and interviews capturing two years of Josh’s engaging travels through America, the beauty of American scenery, and the depth of character of its citizens. Combining love of the arts and embracing humanity, the installation will also be shared with the students of Boyd and Brown as part of the Arts on the Green collaborative initiative. With the addition of community collaboration, Arts on the Green is now fully vested in the larger service of St. Andrew’s where community participation is considered one of the vital facets of learning and of a student’s character.


St. Andrew’s Parents’ Association hosted its second annual Farm to Table in January. The Mississippi Museum of Art was the setting for a winter tasting menu planned by Blackberry Farm. Proprietor of Blackberry Farm, Sam Beall, and executive chef of the Main House at Blackberry Farm, Josh Feathers, teamed up with Nick Wallace, executive chef of the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jeff Good, president of Mangia Bene Restaurant Management Group Inc., and sommeliers Lesley and Nathan McHardy, owners of Briarwood Wine and Spirits, to present a special evening. The first course included Giles Farms Satsuma and Blackberry Farm Fromage Blanc with Amorphous Farms Radishes, Striped Beets and Shaved Fennel. Blackberry Farm Blue Cheese Cake with pomegranates and honeyed black walnuts was the finale.


As part of its annual Arts on the Green event and its nationally recognized global studies program, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is pleased to bring the Earth Balloon back to Mississippi. A 20foot inflatable globe that portrays the planet as viewed from space, the Earth Balloon is an educational resource, providing an opportunity for learners of all ages to step inside of it and explore different facets of our world, including its geography, population, climate, resources, migration routes, and more. St. Andrew’s has made arrangements to have the Earth Balloon in Jackson April 22-26, with an array of programming and outreach planned.

The week starts at the lower school with the celebration of Earth Day April 22, and culminates with Arts on the Green at the north campus on Saturday, April 26. In addition to making this learning tool available for all students at St. Andrew’s (pre-K3 through grade 12), the school also will be sharing the resource with other schools and after-school programs in the area all with a view toward engaging young people and promoting global awareness and competencies in Mississippi’s next generation of citizens. For more information about the Earth Balloon, contact Dr. Chris Harth, director of Global Studies, at or 601-853-6024. march 2014


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LITTLE GREEN DRESS FASHION SHOW This year’s Arts On the Green includes the “Little Green Dress Fashion Show,” the third such fashion show in the school’s history. St. Andrew’s Environmental Club and Parker School Uniforms have partnered to sponsor one of the highlights of the event. Co-chairs of the fashion show, Joey Garner and Caroline Debeukelar, say that in addition to the “eco-friendly” submissions by students, this year the fashion show will also showcase stylings by local businesses. Joey and her daughter, Jessica, who has participated all three years, are knowledgeable about the event and spoke about the creativity that goes into the fashion show with palpable excitement. Designers must use recycled or reclaimed materials in designing their pieces. Dress materials that have made their way to the runway include trash bags, paper grocery bags, bubble wrap, newspaper, soda cans, old T-shirts, duct tape . . . and even umbrellas. When she was younger, Jessica was interested in arts and crafts, and had attended summer camps at the Mississippi Museum of Art; however her interest in fashion design had been limited to a few basic sewing projects. Jessica’s father taught her to hem and sew on a button. One of these early sewing projects revealed that she was an “upcycler” and foreshadowed what was to come – the project she remembered was making a skirt out of a pillowcase. In middle school, Jessica would draw characters from television shows she liked and eventually began creating characters of her own. Fashion design for her began from the need to clothe the characters she created. Those costumes were the first step to an entirely new endeavor. Now a junior at St. Andrew’s, she was a freshman when she entered the inaugural fashion show put on by the Environmental Club. Jessica, who was not even a member of the club at that point, designed and entered her collection of three dresses that year on a “whim.” The “doodling” and attempts to imitate things she liked by drawing Caroline DeBeukelaer, Joey and Jessica Garner them on paper was Fashion Show chairs


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about to take an interesting turn. “I didn’t realize it was a contest until the end of the fashion show. They were giving out awards for things like ‘Most Wearable,’ and then suddenly they announced that I had won Best Overall. It was really cool.” The following year, Jessica - then the 10th-grade class representative for the Environmental Club - again entered the Little Green Dress Fashion Show. This time, her collection included four dresses – one made from umbrellas. When asked which of her daughter’s creations had been her favorite, Joey could not narrow it down. However, she said the umbrella dress was the most difficult for her to conceptualize before it was crafted. Joey said that the soda can dress would win the category of Most Labor Intensive. For that dress, Jessica enlisted her mother to assist with cutting the ends off of aluminum cans and then “unrolling” the cans one-by-one to create her “fabric.” The newspaper dress from the first collection was actually a dress one could have worn somewhere, Joey said. Just by looking at the dress, Joey recalled, “you couldn’t tell that it was made from newspapers. It was amazing to watch Jessica put it together . . . she actually sewed the newspapers to create the garment.” For this year’s fashion show, she will reveal a three-dress collection. Her 2014 collection is inspired by current runway trends, as well as some of the more avant garde costumes embraced by celebrities such as Lady GaGa that feature sculptural elements. As for the creative process, Jessica said that she chooses her models and then works her designs around their personalities. And, only after coming up with the design does she find the materials to make them a reality. There is a trial and error element to this type of design. For example, last year’s attempt at using feed sacks for fabric was ultimately a no-go; theoretically a feed sack would provide a large amount of raw material, but it turns out that they neither cut nor sew well. In truth, this type of experimentation and problem-solving is part of the fun. This year’s show will feature an evening gown crafted from Parker School Uniforms, the official uniform source for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.

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he Mississippi Tennis Association (MTA) recently held their annual meeting at the Country Club of Jackson. The MTA 2013 award winners were honored during the annual awards luncheon following the annual meeting. The Northside was well represented with six winners from the tri-county area. The Chris Lee family from Brandon not only won the MTA Family of the Year, they also received the USTA Southern Section Family of the Year. Congratulations to all winners. Saturday evening, Dave Randall was inducted into the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi Hall of Fame. More than 150 friends and family were on hand to honor Randall during the seated dinner. Margaret Gratz, a longtime family friend from Tupelo, and Robert Russell, mentor, coach and friend to Dave for many years, were the presenters. Gratz brought the house down several times with her stories about Dave. Robert shared his history with Dave and showed everyone present just how worthy he is to be in the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Dave on this accomplishment. Dave attended Ole Miss where he won the SEC singles title at number one and two SEC doubles titles. He was a two-time All-SEC selection and was the first tennis All-American at Ole Miss. Randall twice earned Academic All-SEC honors in 1987-88. He was also the NCAA National Sportsmanship Award winner in 1989. He was inducted into the Ole Miss M-Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. He spent nine years on the ATP Tour, competing seven times in all the Grand Slam tournaments. Randall is the only native Mississippian ever to win a main draw match at Wimbledon. His best event was the U.S. Open, where he reached the quarterfinals in doubles in 1993 and reached the round of 16 in doubles in 1997 and 1998. Dave is currently the director of tennis at River Hills Club in Jackson. He and his wife, Leigh Anne, have three children, Trey, Lauren, and John Taylor. Junior Team Tennis (JTT) for the tri-county area must be on your “to do list” of things you want your child involved in. JTT offers children the opportunity to compete on teams that emphasize fun, fitness and friends. “We continue to see growth in our JTT each season,” Angie Deleon, director, reports. “Tennis can be a lonely sport sometimes, but when playing on a team, it takes on a whole new meaning. We are also excited about our second season for the 10 and under Grand Prix Circuit for the younger kids. It was very successful last year and we look to make it even better in 2014.” The Tri-County Grand Prix combines seven total events in which beginners compete in fun, tournament-


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themed contests. With an easy to manage points system in place, participants play tennis and earn points that accumulate over the course of the six events leading up to the seventh event, the Grand Prix Championship. The championships will have prize courts with continued coaching from area teaching professionals. During the seventh event players with the most points will be recognized. These tournaments are open to all children 10 and under who are just beginning to play tennis for the first time. Dates and locations of the circuit are; March 8, Ridgeland Tennis Center; April 12, Tennis Center South; May 10, TheClub@Crossgates; June 28, Reunion Country Club; July 12, The Club@ Township; September 6, Reservoir YMCA; October 11, Castlewoods Country Club; and November 1, Tri County Grand Prix State Masters at Jackson State University tennis courts. Children under 10 playing tennis might sound awfully young to many of you, but truth be known, most children in this age group can go out and swing the racket, make contact with the ball and hit it over the net, if the proper sized equipment is used. Little Leaguers don’t start playing on the same-sized diamond as major leaguers, and a seven-year-old doesn’t play with the same ball and the same hoop as an NBA player. So why would we expect an eight-year-old to use the same tennis equipment and play on the same court as Serena Williams or John Isner? For more information on how to get your child involved, contact Angie Deleon at To add to her tennis responsibilities, Deleon is the new USTA Flex League coordinator. What is flex league, you might ask: USTA Flex Leagues allow individuals to schedule matches when and where it’s most convenient. This is a great program for new and returning players, players new to town, and players wanting to meet new players in match competition. For the tricounty area, registration is open for men’s and women’s singles in NTRP flights. The season will run from March 1 to May 1. “Flex Leagues across the state are gaining momentum,” said Lindsey Sartain, director of adult programs for MTA. “Nationally, it’s growing, and we hope to have more and more players in this program in 2014,” continues Sartain. For more details, contact Angie Deleon at or go to Hope to see you all out on the courts as the weather gets nicer. As always, for all of your tennis questions, go to or “like” us on and “follow” us on


The Chris Lee family from Brandon received the MTA Family of the Year award. They were also selected as the USTA Southern Section Family of the Year. Shown are (from left, back) Laura Alice, Chris, Chanda and Lydia; (front) Lucy

Dennis Miller, former MTA board president and Tennis Foundation of Mississippi president presents a plaque to Dave Randall during the Hall of Fame dinner at the Country Club of Jackson

qbkkfp ^as^kq^db The Tennis Foundation of Mississippi inducted Dave Randall into the Hall of Fame. Family and friends attended the dinner at the Country Club of Jackson.

Hall of Fame members that attended the dinner honoring the newest member (from left, back) Cleon McKnight, Mark Thompson, Ken Toler, Billy Chadwick, Mack Cameron and Peter Koury; (front) Jan Johnson, Dave Randall and Betty Byars

Proud parents, Jim and Anne Randall, Dave and brother Joe, enjoying the evening during the Hall of Fame dinner honoring Randall

Dave Randall, Courtenay Middleton, Ann Calhoon and TJ Middleton enjoying each other off the tennis courts.

Mary and Richard Puckett, Jeanne Mullen and Randall: Mary and Richard Puckett join Jeanne Mullen in congratulating Randall on his induction into the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi Hall of Fame

Enjoying the evening are Betty Lynn and Rod Freeman

River Hills Club Manager Carey Spence and Dave Randall taking time to visit during the Hall of Fame evening

Enjoying the evening are Linda Farr, David Bowen and Harriet Brewer

Hall of Fame member Cleon McKnight congratulating Dave Randall on his induction into the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi Hall of Fame

Two Tupelo natives enjoying the Hall of Fame dinner (from left) Joyce Olmstead and Lauren Cherry

Jan Johnson, Dave Randall, Lesley Mosby

Robert Russell, longtime friend, coach and colleague, entertained family and friends with “Dave stories� during the Hall of Fame dinner.

Hall of Famer, Peter Koury and his wife enjoying the Hall of Fame dinner honoring Dave Randall

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qbkkfp ^as^kq^db The 2013 MTA award winners were honored during the annual MTA Awards banquet held at the Country Club of Jackson. The Northside was very well represented. Bill Ozaki was a special guest from Atlanta and Derrick White was a special guest from Savannah.

Receiving the George Wilkinson Memorial Award is Megan Humphreys of Madison. Shown are (from left) Bill Ozaki, Megan Humphreys and MTA Board President John Cox.

In addition to being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Dave Randall received the USPTA Event of the Year. Former ATP touring pro Mats Wilander came to River Hills in 2013 during his WOW (Wilander on Wheels) travels. Shown are (from left) Derrick White, Dave Randall, MTA Board President John Cox.


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Katie Lai of Ridgeland received the Dorothy Vest Female Player of the Year award. Shown are (from left) Bill Ozaki, Katie Lai, MTA Board President John Cox.

Lisa Anderson of Jackson received the MTA Tennis Official of the Year award.

Receiving the Dorothy Vest Male Player of the Year award is Robert Mounger from Jackson. Shown are (from left) Bill Ozaki, Robert Mounger, MTA Board President John Cox.

Mitch Peters 4.5 Men’s team won the USTA League Team of the Year. They won at the local, state, sectional and national tournaments. Shown are (from left, back) Matt Stacy, Chris Walker, Michael Haddox, Matthew Chow, Mark Thompson, Brooks Buffington; (front) Robert Mounger, Mitch Peters, Matt Williams, Nick Crawford.



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love fried foods, however I have vowed never to fry again. I had a bad experience with overheating oil and a disastrous outcome that has left a sight and smell forever ingrained in my mind that can never be erased. My mistake of taking cooking oil past the smoking point resulted in crispy dark chicken on the outside with a raw inedible interior. My apartment smelled for weeks and I killed much of the shrubbery in the back of my tiny dwelling disposing of the oil from my fried chicken dinner. I may have even killed a few cats with the discarded pieces of the chicken carcass. In my early culinary experiments I did not realize that some oils are better suited than others for searing or sautéing with a high threshold for heat, while others like flaxseed oil are best suited for salad dressings. I was completely ignorant of the fact that some oils can take the heat and others are best kept cool. I learned that the smoke point is not the optimal temperature for oil, but it is the maximum heat threshold for oil before it burns and starts to form carcinogens. It is believed that once carcinogens are ingested in cooked food they cause inflammation in the body. It has also been suggested that inflammation from carcinogens is one of the root causes of many of our diseases. I have no data to support or refute such findings, but my own experience with burnt cooking oil would lead me to believe that anyone that ate my burnt-raw fried chicken would have been not only clucking like a chicken but would have had a serious case of abdominal discomfort. My frying experience did not deter me from cooking with oil. In fact, I love oil. And I

Marlana Walters, Proprietor The Everyday Gourmet

believe that we all need a fat in our diet. Extra virgin olive oil has always been my go to for just about everything in the kitchen, but recently avocado oil has become the shining star of all oils – it can withstand temperatures over 500 degrees (which almost makes me want to give frying a second chance) and is one of the healthiest oils on the market. According to the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, there is bad and good fat: saturated fat is bad while mono and polyunsaturated fats are good. • Saturated fat - comes mainly from animal sources of food. Saturated fat raises total blood cholesterol levels and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Saturated fat may also increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. • Monounsaturated fat - found in a variety of foods and oils. Studies show that eating foods rich in monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. Research also shows that MUFAs may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control, which can be especially helpful if you have type 2 diabetes. • Polyunsaturated fat - found mostly in plant-based foods and oils. Evidence shows that eating foods rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. PUFAs may also help decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes. One type of polyunsaturated fat, omega-3 fatty acids, may be especially beneficial to your heart. Omega-3s, found in some types of fatty fish, appear to decrease the risk of coronary artery disease. They may also protect against irregular heartbeats and help lower blood pressure levels. Saturated Fat

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INTERESTING OIL FACTS: • Air, heat and light are bad for oil. All oil should be stored in a dark, dry place. • Vegetable oils are common ingredients in cooking and cosmetics. • Within the culinary industry it is believed that the best oils are cold pressed, which tends to retain all of their flavor, aroma, and nutritional value. • Avocado oil can be used for cooking or as a natural sunscreen to 15 SPF. • Canola oil is one of the most versatile cooking oils because of its light flavor and smooth texture. • Corn oil is a common ingredient in margarine and can be used in both frying and baking at medium temperatures.


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FOODWISE • Cottonseed oil ranks third in volume behind soybean and corn oil representing about 5 to 6 percent of the total domestic fat and oil supply. • Some people use flaxseed oil as a laxative for constipation, for weight loss, and to prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer. • Grape seed oil is an excellent ingredient in salad dressings, marinades and homemade mayonnaise. • All olive oils have the same amount of fat and calories. • Peanut oil was ranked by Cooks Illustrated magazine as the best oil for frying chicken. • Soybean oil has good emulsifying ability, compared to other vegetable oils making it the first choice of the general food industry. • Oils high in monounsaturated have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease. • Oil does not get better with time, because oil is a perishable product, once oil is exposed to air the flavor will change – and not for the better. The George Mateljan Foundation points out that the greater the amount of unsaturated fat in an oil, the more likely it is to become rancid. In a case like flaxseed oil, where the chemical composition of the oil places it at great risk for rancidity, it’s best to avoid any type of heating and to store the oil in the refrigerator. Oils that are high in monounsaturated fat can keep up to a year, while refined olive oil can last a few years when stored in the proper conditions. Extra virgin and virgin olive oils will keep about a year after opened. The shelf life of most other oils after opened is usually six to eight months. Avocado oil is one of those oils that should be used within two to four months after opening. If you’re looking for an oil that you can use for just about everything from making salad dressing to moisturizing, avocado oil is one item that will not go bad in your pantry. If you are like me and aren’t into frying, try some of these delicious recipes and for those of you that like to fry, sear and sauté, avocado oil will not disappoint.

DIRECTIONS Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook al dente according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, make pesto sauce. In food processor, combine basil, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Pulse until smooth. Immediately after the pasta is cooked, return pasta to pot, top with the pesto and gently toss until well coated. To serve, divide pasta among serving bowls and top with shrimp, toasted pine nuts and shaved Parmesan.

MISSISSIPPI CAVIAR INGREDIENTS 1 green pepper, finely diced 1 red pepper, finely diced 1 orange bell pepper, finely diced 1 yellow pepper, finely diced 2 bunches green onions, chopped 2 tomatoes, diced 2 avocados, peeled and finely diced 2 cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained 1 bunch cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon Avohaus lime infused extra virgin avocado oil DIRECTIONS In large mixing bowl, gently combine all ingredients until fully incorporated. Chill for at least two hours before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or as a side dish or garnish for poultry, pork or seafood.

AVOCADO GARLIC VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup Avohaus garlic infused avocado oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt DIRECTIONS In small bowl, whisk all ingredients until fully incorporated. Taste for balance of acidity. Add more salt, pepper, oil or vinegar as necessary.

SHRIMP AND AVOCADO PESTO PASTA INGREDIENTS 8 ounce package fettuccini 1 cup packed fresh basil 1 avocado, pitted and peeled 2 teaspoons lemon juice 3 garlic cloves 1/4 cup Avohaus extra-virgin avocado oil 1 teaspoon Kosher salt (or more or less to taste) 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 12-16 grilled shrimp, tails removed or 1 cup grilled chicken 2 tablespoons pine nuts 4 tablespoons Parmesan, shaved

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E Please type, double space, your article in story format. No forms are used by the Sun. All write-ups should be submitted by the first day of the month for the following month’s publication. Please include photos. At least one photo will be featured with each wedding and engagement announcement. More will be used as space permits. If a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed, every effort will be made to return photos. Please include a daytime phone number on all releases. Payment is due with submission. Wedding announcements are $150 and are full page. Engagement announcements are a half page for $90. Mail to Northside Sun Magazine, P.O. Box 16709, Jackson, 39236; or e-mail to Deliveries are also accepted at our office at 246 Briarwood Dr. For more information,

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Laura Catherine May & Cooper Warren Permenter OCTOBER 5, 2013



Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Warren Permenter

aura Catherine May and Cooper Warren Permenter were united in marriage October 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. The service was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Ligon Duncan and the Rev. David Felker. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George William May Jr. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Deloy Thomas of Hattiesburg, and the late Mr. and Mrs. George William May of Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cates Permenter Jr. of Ripley. He is the grandson of Mrs. James W. Warren and the late Mr. Warren of Holly Springs, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cates Permenter of Ripley. Nuptial music was presented by Dr. Bill Wymond, organist; Donna Schaffer, pianist; Anton and Vera Zholondz, violinists; and Libby Hodges, vocalist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown by Marisa of re-embroidered Alencon lace fashioned with a sweetheart neckline closed with covered buttons down the back. A scalloped beaded belt encircled the natural waistline of the fitted dress, and the slightly flaired hemline swept into a chapel train. She wore a long veil of illusion edged from the fingertips to the end with a deep border of lace matching that on her bridal gown. She carried a hand tied bouquet of Juliet, O’Hara, white polo and patient garden roses along with white hydrangeas. She also carried a hand-embroidered handkerchief that had been carried by her mother and her sister. Elizabeth Meadows and Caroline May, sisters of the bride, were matron and maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachael Borne, Laura Cole, Sarah Ford, Toy Gathings, Sara Hazard, Yancy Love, Jemison Matthews, Melanie May, Laney Mayfield, Grace Pearson, Veazey Tramel, Anne Webb, Anna Wells and Mary Cates Williams, sister of the bridegroom. They wore dresses of falcon grey crinkle chiffon with one shoulder sweetheart necklines and floor length draped skirts falling from shirred cummerbund waistlines. Flower girls were Isabelle Anderson and Ella Cornelison, cousins of the bride. They wore ankle length dresses made of ivory Swiss nelona. Each had a soft pink Madeira appliqué monogram as well as stitching around the yoke and keyhole opening in the back. They were accented with soft pink organdy sashes and mother of pearl buttons. Honorary bridesmaids were Shannon Buell, Rebecca Carter, Caroline Cowan, Katherine Cox, Mary Margaret Myers, Julia Morgan Stone, Maggie Tidwell and Marita Walton. Gresham Hodges was the bride’s proxy. Program attendants were Virginia Grayson, Memory Madden, Caroline McDaniel and Allison McDill. The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen were Chris Byrd, Roger Cook Jr., Russell Cook, Hunter Ferguson, Freddie B. Fortier, Wiley Hutchins, David Legg Jr., Wolly Legg, Robert Lomenick, Will May, Read Meadows, Field Norris, Christian Reed, Brad Smith, Mick Ursic and Robert Williams. Ring bearers were Brian Cornelison, cousin of the bride; and Charlie Coombs, cousin of the bridegroom. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Country Club of Jackson. The bride’s cake table featured a bustled ivory silk tablecloth with a mirrored tabletop and the five-tiered cake held O’Hara, patience and Juliet garden roses. Guests dined and danced to the music of Compozitionz. On the eve of the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted the wedding party and family with a rehearsal dinner at the River Hills Club. The day before the wedding, the bridesmaids luncheon was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Pearson. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roberts hosted a luncheon on the day of the wedding for the bridal party and out of town guests. After a wedding trip to Antigua, the couple is at home in Olive Branch. march 2014



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Christina Marie Conklin & Brian Kendall Johnson

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r. and Mrs. Walter Roddy of Natchez announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Conklin, to Brian Kendall Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Schneider of Canton, Lee Roddy, and Nan Herring of Tupelo. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Brown Sr. of Greenville, Alice Ruth Johnson, and the late Marvin Johnson of Batesville. Miss Conklin is a 2004 graduate of Madison Central High School. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Mississippi in 2008. In 2010, she received her board certification of behavior analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is a behavior analyst for Mississippi Children’s Home Services. Johnson is a 2001 graduate of Madison Central High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alcorn State University in 2006, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. In 2008, he was graduated from Jackson State University receiving a master’s in business administration. He is senior vice president of Fisher-Brown Bottrell Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. The couple will exchange vows on March 29 at the Old Capitol Inn.

Camille Alexander Garbo & Matthew Ladik Maly


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r. and Mrs. John Garbo of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Camille Alexander Garbo, to Matthew Ladik Maly, son of Mr. and Mr. Robert James Maly of Longview, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Reeves of Jackson and William Garbo Sr. and the late Patricia Garbo of Ridgeland. Miss Garbo is a 2006 highest distinction honor graduate of Madison Central High School. In 2010, she received a bachelor’s degree in medical humanities from Baylor University. At Baylor, Miss Garbo was an active member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Miss Garbo is also a 2012 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, receiving a bachelor of science in nursing degree. She is a pediatric intensive care nurse at Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Maly of Texarkana, Texas, the late Oran McGoogan and the late Mr. and Mrs. Benson Hall, all of Atlanta, Texas. Maly is also the honorary grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Wheeler of Arlington, Texas. Maly is a 2006 Texas global scholar distinction honor graduate of Longview High School. In 2010, Maly received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University where he also was a member of the men’s club soccer team. He is a civil engineer with Dunaway Associates, L.P. in Fort Worth. The couple will exchange vows April 5 at Madison United Methodist Church.


Lauren Anne Ferguson & Richard Edward Mattiace Jr. MARCH 29, 2014



Lauren Anne Ferguson

r. and Mrs. Derek Frank Ferguson of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Anne Ferguson, to Richard Edward Mattiace Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edward Mattiace of Ocean Springs. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. William Andrew Albritton and the late Mr. Albritton of Evergreen, La., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frank Ferguson of Coldwater. Miss Ferguson is a 2005 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School. She was graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. In 2012 she earned a doctor of physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Miss Ferguson is a member of Chi Omega fraternity, and is a physical therapist with Encore Rehabilitation in Gulfport. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Carolyn Clogston Luke of Madison and the late Wilbur Irvin Luke of Clinton, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Peter Mattiace of Jackson. Mattiace is a 2005 graduate of Ocean Springs High School. He was graduated from Mississippi State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in insurance, risk management and financial planning. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. Mattiace is a commercial lines producer with Lemon-Mohler Insurance in Oceans Springs. The couple will exchange vows March 29, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Canton. A reception will follow at the Jackson Yacht Club.

Kristina Lynn Makey & Louis Baxter Jones APRIL 5, 2014



Louis Baxter Jones, Kristina Lynn Makey

r. and Mrs. David Arthur Makey of Meridian announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lynn Makey, to Louis Baxter Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Baxter Jones of Madison. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace of Dublin, Ireland, and Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Robertson Makey of London, England. Miss Makey was graduated as valedictorian of her class at Lamar High School in 2005. She was graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and a minor in chemistry. At Ole Miss, she was a member of Tri Delta sorority. Miss Makey is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She plans to pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology and will graduate in May. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Campassi Jr. of Clarksdale and Mrs. Samuel Beauchamp Thomas Jones Jr. and the late Mr. Jones of Meridian. Jones is a 2003 graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School. As an honors scholar, he is a 2007 graduate from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences. At U-Conn, he was a five-year member of their nationally ranked soccer team. In 2012, Jones received his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is a second-year resident in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Mississippi. The couple will exchange vows April 5 at Central United Methodist Church in Meridian. A reception will be held at the Riley Center in Meridian following the ceremony. march 2014


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Frances Knight and John Bussey engagement party

Lawana McLennan, Nancy Roberts, Deetsa Molpus, Julie Gresham, Betsy Ritter; (middle row) Susan Kellum, Gay Crosby, Valerie Selman, Tina Ferguson, Ginny Lloyd, Kathryn Sams, Kathleen Geary, Sheila Keyes, George Johnson, Joanne Wilson, Sally North, Claire Aiken, Phoebe Kruger, Susan McNamara, Kathy Accardi, Ingrid Taylor, Leah Bailey; (seated) Lind and John Bussey, Frances and Lucy Knight

Frances Knight, John Bussey

Engagement Party

An engagement celebration honoring Frances Knight and John Bussey was held recently in the home of Kathleen and Bill Geary. Co-hosts and hostesses included Kathy and Larry Accardi, Kim and Ken Adcock, Claire and Richard Aiken, Carole and Hall Bailey, Leah and Coyt Bailey, Gennie and Darrell Black, Leslie and Phillip Carpenter, Lilllian Carson, Gay and Mickey Crosby, Tina and Tommy Ferguson, Dee and Joe Gex, Julie and Ken Gresham; Also, Dianne and Wyatt Hazard, Loicka and Heward Hodges, Diane and Reed Hogan, Lisa and Stewart Horsley, Pamela and Harry Houchins, Judy and Skipper Jernigan, George and Whit Johnson, Susan and Roy Kellum, Sheila and Ricky Keyes,

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Phoebe and Stephen Kruger, Beth and Bob Lloyd, Ginny Lloyd, Debbie and Joe McCaskill; Also, Tammy and Anse McLaurin, Lawana and Devere McLennan, Susan and David McNamara, Emily and John McVey, Deetsa and Charlie Molpus, Kellye and Wilson Montjoy, Sally and Darden North, Lisa and Kenneth Reed, Michele and Tim Risler, Betsy and George Ritter, Nancy and Al Roberts, Cathey and David Russell, Kathryn and Lee Sams, Valerie and Johnny Selman, Mary and Chris Shapley, Kandy and Joe Sims, Ingrid and Tim Taylor, Dawn and Elliott Thomas, Dana and David Traxler, Virginia and Winn Walcott, Joanne and Curtis Wilson.

Michael and Becky Vizard

Virginia Hester, Trewhitt McGhee

Seth Knight IV, Seth and Lucy Knight, Lind and John Bussey, Anderson Bussey, Jenny Lind and Wilson Boone, (seated) Frances Knight, John Bussey

Joanne Wilson, Julie Gresham, Gay Crosby, Claire Aiken, Betsy Ritter, Nancy Roberts, Kathy Accardi

George Johnson, Ingrid Taylor, Deetsa Molpus, Julie Gresham, Lawana McLennan, Kathryn Sams

Virginia Hester, Trewhitt McGhee, Thomas Walker, Tryan Selman, Sally Clark Joseph Gex, John Bussey, Frances Knight, Chip Haynes, Davis Roberts, Jake Black

Joe and Kandy Sims, Susan and David McNamara

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Julia Morgan Stone and Gregory Sandifer engagement party

James Jefferson, William Ware, Peyton Ellis, Ryan Geary, Eric Nix, Corbin Cox, Walt Davis, Derek Soldevia, Hunter Pridgen, Bo Crumpton, Tyler Cannon, Stewart Thach, Scott Lause; (front) Tara Hallie Tighe, Heather Horner, Katie Lewis, Mary Blair Johnson, Laura Cole, Anne Eastland Vickery, Grace Pearson, Shannon Buell, Sarah Ford, Jemison Matthews, Morgan Chaney, Julia Morgan Stone, Gregory Sandifer

Julia Morgan Stone, Gregory Sandifer

Engagement Party

An engagement celebration honoring Julia Morgan Stone and Gregory Sandifer was held recently in the home of Lyn and David McMillin. Co-hosts and hostesses included Jane Anna and Bryan Barksdale, Sandra and Steve Bateman, Gennie and Darrel Black, Grace and John Bolls, Alison and Bill Brown, Lind and John Bussey, Angelyn and Barry Cannada, Marsha and Tim Cannon, Ann and Sandy Carter, Cathy and Mark Chinn, Beth and David Crasto, Gay and Mickey Crosby, Lisa and Tommy Darnell, Shannon and Hamp Dye, Mary Ann and Jay Fontaine, Ruth and Ravi Fredericks, Anne Toy and Robby Gathings, Dee and Joe Gex; Also, Mary Sidney Green, Beckie and Mack Haltom, Susan and Jim Haltom, Becky and Mitch Hannon, Elizabeth and Clay Hays, Evie and Kirk Hines, Linda and Gene Hutcheson, Mary Louise and Arthur Jones, Paula and Malcom Kemp, Marian

Lee Threadgill, Lynn Pearson, Pryor Graber

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and John Kennedy, Kathryn and Mickey Koury, Marcella and Wilson LaFoe, Charlotte and Richard McNeel, Jeanne and Mitch Monsour, Tara and Henry Mounger, Melissa and Robert Murphree, Betsy and Bill Nation, Shawn and Jay O’Mara; Also, Maria and Bobby Rappai, Melinda and Steve Ray, Creed and Bill Ridgway, Betsy and George Ritter, Teresita and Solon Scott, Kandy and Joe Sims, Martha and McKamy Smith, Deanne and Paul Stephenson, Pat and Mike Stevens, Jane and Lynn Stringer, Lisa and C.M. Thach, Dawn and Elliott Thomas, Lee and Burney Threadgill, Dana and David Traxler, Robin and Marty Tucker, Becky and Chris Waterer, Debbie Miller Westbrook, Becky and John Wooley, Sarah and Russell Young. Shown are scenes from the party.

Katie Lewis, Allison Brown, Mary John and Mary Blair Johnson

Harper and Julia Morgan Stone

June Stone, Julia Morgan Stone, Gregory Sandifer, Mary Jo and Joe McDowell, Harper Stone

Claire Sims, Shannon Buell, Jemison Matthews, Sarah Ford

Walker Brown, Bob House, Benjamin Nalty, Patrick Lampton, John Nix, Bryant Salmon

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FIND YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School congratulates alumnus Nate Slater ’11, whose Florida State Seminoles won the 2014 VIZIO BCS National Championship. A Seminoles linebacker and outstanding student athlete, Nate credits St. Andrew’s with helping him prepare for success at the college level, both on and off the football field. Join us, and find your own championship season. Find your St. Andrew’s.


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EVENTS JACKSON HEART BALL PREVIEW PARTY The American Heart Association’s Jackson Heart Ball, formerly Art for Heart, preview party was held recently in the home of Susie and John Puckett. Several weeks later the Jackson Heart Ball featured silent, live and interactive art auctions, a seated dinner and live entertainment. Shown are scenes from the preview party.

Anthony Miles, Susie Puckett, Earl Coleman

Ben and Ann Seal

Peder and Jennifer Johnson, Mindy and Bill Tew

Rosalind Rauls, Jennifer Welhausen, Rosa Wilson, Michelle Alexander, Liz Mehrle

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Jenna Bailey, Carmen Keys, Grace Sturdivant

Steve and Kim Inzinna

Susan Wellington, Holly Crystal

Len and Sally Martin, Lynn and John Pearson

Karma and Scott Williams

Susan and Jason Murphy


Sheila and Bill Grogan

Sandi and Ed Tucker, Karis and Claude Harbarger

Jeffrey and Jessica Lohmeier, Natalie and Michael Arnemann

Susie Puckett, Johnny Ray

Jan and Giorgio Aru

Olivia and Jerry Host

Anne Perry, Jimmy Young, Alan Perry, Kathie Young

Don and Patty Clark

Ken and Julie Gresham

Michael and Kate Boerner

Clifton and Sherry Fowler

Sandy McNeal, Rita Wray

Jane Anna Barksdale, Frances Ware march 2014



THE JACKSON ALUMNI CHAPTER OF KAPPA SIGMA The Jackson Alumni Chapter of Kappa Sigma (J.A.C.K.S.) recently celebrated the 144th anniversary of the founding of their fraternity with dinner at a local restaurant. Kappa Sigma is one of the largest college social fraternities with 317 active chapters on United States college campuses. J.A.C.K.S. is a chartered alumni chapter of Kappa Sigma and is open to any duly initiated member of the fraternity, no matter what chapter or state. For more information call John Zupko at (601) 321-0414.

Charlie and Diane Dickens

Nicholas Dennery, Lee Ann Rudman, Tara and Bryan King

Bryan and Michelle Buckley, James and Jennifer Swanner

James Swanner, Bryan Buckley, Joe Rankin, Bryan King

Judy and Joe Rankin, Betty Collins, Evan and Taylor Nicolosi 62

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Mel Cordua, Chris Miller, Evan Nicolosi

John Zupko, Joe Rankin, Taylor Nicolosi

Frank Collins, John Zupko, Charlie Dickens, Joe Rankin

Patty and John Zupko, Renee Vice, Chris Miller

EVENTS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HONORS Two special honors were unveiled during ceremonies recently at Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA). Former Mississippi First Lady Elise Winter was presented the Founders’ Award. The MetLife Foundation presented a national award to HFHMCA for its partnership with local law enforcement agencies that has improved the safety and vitality of metro Jackson neighborhoods. Johnny Ray, Lisa and Larry Ratzlaff

Robin Weeks, Keyshia Sanders, Toy Gathings

Gov. William Winter, Elise Winter, Cindy Griffin

Slade Exley, James Bryant, Nancy Smith and Bill Thompson

Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, Deputy Police Chief Herious Cotton, Cindy Griffin of HFHMCA, Keyshia Sanders of the city of Jackson, and William Harris of MetLife

Clarence Richards, Jackie Brown

Claude Harbarger, Cindy Griffin, Kurt Metzner, Dr. James Keeton

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Matt Herron, Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1965.

This is an exhibition organized by the Center for Documentary Expression and Art. Major support for the exhibition has been provided by the Bruce W. Bastian Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Jones Walker LLP, Wynne and Bill Seemann, Mississippi Power Company, Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, Leslie Hurst, The Clarion-Ledger Media Group, and Regions. The Mississippi Museum of Art and its programs are sponsored in part by the city of Jackson. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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and so do our readers! Don’t let your party end when the guests go home. Keep it going by submitting pictures from it to the Northside Sun Magazine. It’s Easy. Just make sure when using a digital camera to have the setting at the highest resolution possible and e-mail them to us or submit a CD. Or the old fashioned way using film prints still works great!!! Type up something about the fun event and identify everyone in the photos and it’s done.

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EVENTS CHIMNEYVILLE CRAFTS FESTIVAL A preview party for the 37th annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival was held recently at the Mississippi Trade Mart. More than 150 members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi showcase and sell their one-of-akind, handcrafted items the first weekend in December each year at this event that has become a holiday tradition. Many of the exhibiting craftsmen, all members of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, demonstrate their crafts in addition to offering their work for sale. Shown are scenes from the party.

Elizabeth and Walter Montambault

Ken McClemore, Charles and Martha White

Christine Norquist, Teresa Haywood, Steve Norquist

Jane Hinkle, Theresa Irby, Mary Beth Wilkerson, Mina Thorgeson, Shirley Williams, Donna

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Donna Peyton, Lynn Watkins

Meg Anderson, Brenda Harrower, Vicky Gilbert

Carla and Bill Heyward, Nancy Perkins

Sharon Lobert, Jack Correia, Mark and Joanne Olsen, Sharon Wyatt

Laura Johnson, Yerger Andre

Kathy Young, Jackie Pettrus


Buddy and JacLynn Sharp, Candy Spurzem

Sandra Fizer, Bob and Naomi Ridgway

Kathy Laurent, Linda Livaudais, Tim and Donna Pace

Susan Frazier, Mike McCree, Hilda and Hap Owen

Nancy Perkins, Julia Daily

Erin Rigby, Kathryn Johnson

Debbie Cannon, Glen Stribling, Pam Stuart

Emmerson Daily, Jim Brewer

Julie and Tom Singleton

Brian Beckham, Alan Burrow

Mandy McCullough, Haley Miller

Kay and Jim Martin

Paul and Libby Hartfield, Aaron Trubman march 2014



Ann Knight, Betty Ramsey

Donna Cobb, Lisa Lott


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Jerry Hymel, Mark Sanders

Dale and Donna Marcum

Jason Jenkins, Nicole Wyatt

Mike McDonald, Marsha Cannon

Ben and Lindsay Ross

Alaena Goodlett, Brian Ramsey

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EVENTS DELTA GAMMA SOCIAL EVENT The Jackson Area Delta Gamma Alumnae chapter recently held a social event at Fondren’s Lulu Lemon. Members were able to mingle, shop and socialize. Shown are scenes from the event.

Faye Carole Cleveland, Lynn Wall

Sherry Mosley, Michelle Hawkins, Alison O’Neal

Abbie Koonce, Betsey Mosby

Christy Marion, Emily Whitcher, Hilary Craddock, Amy Allison Russ

Elizabeth Boone, Anne Montagnet, Christy Marion, Andrea Lewis


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Hannah Stanley, Kathy St. John

Lindsey Thompson, Graham Stevens, Lindsay Purnell, Katie St. John

EVENTS DEBUTANTE PARTY A jazz soiree was held recently in the home of Bob and Kay Archer honoring debutantes Catherine Conner Archer, Mary Melissa Archer and Sidney Elaine Lampton. Shown are scenes from the party.

Melissa Archer, Elizabeth McIlwain, Kay and Catherine Archer

Joanna West, Kelsey Jones

Sid Hood, Mason Lowery, Suzanne Lampton

Zack Watson, Brittany Threadgill, Frances Carter, Laura Myers

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Sawyer Ott, Olivia Haskins

Morgan Teller, John Graeber, Mary Margaret Tardy

Miller Bristow, Olivia Robinson, Mary Hastings Garraway

Thomas Dunbar, Evan Badley, Whit Kendall, Elizabeth Scott

Stephen Schneider, Mason Lowery

Bob and Kay Archer


Will Alexander, Audrey Sanders

Harrison Putt, Taylor McIntyre, Mary Margaret Tardy

Mary Gill, Miller Bristow, Taylor Thomas, Liz Burleson

Madelaine Mangum, Bob Archer, Laura Myers, Evans Horsley

Evans Horsley, Sidney Lampton

Will, Meredith and Suzanne Lampton

Clara Beth Tucker, John Hannon

Mary Hastings Garraway, Madison Newcomb, Morgan Teller; (front) Abbey Horner, Helen Fordice

Catherine Archer, Jay Vice

Kyle Kennedy, Madison Newcomb

Sid Hood, Sidney Lampton, Betty Mitchell, Suzanne Lampton march 2014


EVENTS MPB DOWNTON ABBEY SNEAK PREVIEW Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) celebrated the new season of “Downton Abbey” recently with a sneak preview of the premiere at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The sold-out event was a classic “Downton Abbey” affair, complete with costumes, music, cocktails, a photo booth and an English tea. Entering its fourth season, “Downton Abbey” is the most-watched drama in PBS history. Susannah de Nobriga, Emily Jones, Jennifer Gunn

Devin and B. Ashley Moseley

Susan Smith, Rachel Peeples, Paige Holiman

Jere Harris, Robyn Farber, Susan Smith, Sarah Webb

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Sylvia and Lori Phillips

Mary and Clara Tew

Pat Evans, Susan Tsimortos, Larry and Jane Lee

Mindy and Bill Tew

Lydia Risinger, Randall Wade

Ellen Bourdeaux, Mike McBride

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EVENTS THE DEBUTANTE LUNCHEON The Debutante Luncheon was held recently at the Country Club of Jackson. Shown are scenes from the event.

Nena Carmody, Courtney Pyron, Maury Ball

Collette McIntyre, Cindy Warner

Aileen Thomas, Bridgid McIntire, Ann Hawthorne

Susie Brabec, president; Frances Cole, historian; Mary Anne Lefoldt, treasurer; Cheryl Welch; first vice president; Maury Ball, recording secretary; (front) Becky Ivison, past president; Trudy Lipscomb, corresponding secretary

Marsha Cannon, Wesla Leech 80

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Lisa Nowell, Mary Anne Lefoldt, Natalie Arnemann

Frances Cole, Caroline Kemp

Joy Cannada, Holly Buchanan, Frances Cole

Jane Jones, Marsha Thompson, Marsha Cannon, Robin Tucker, Betty Saver

Anna and Gay Drake

Robin Tucker, Lori Newcomb


Trudy Lipscomb, Ann McKee

Jill Gunn, Elisabeth Culbertson, Sandy Black

Irene Mangum, Chris Yates

Cheryl Miller, Lodi Farber

Becky Ivison, Pam Butts, Elizabeth Threadgill

Sallie Fordice, Stacey Teller

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EVENTS FISCHER GALLERIES RECEPTION Fischer Galleries recently hosted an opening reception for artist Ken Tate. The event was held in her new location at the Dickie Building in downtown Jackson.

Yoyo and Rod Moorehead, Marcy Fischer-Nessel

Sarah Sullivan, Lacy Barger

Nathan Bruce, Ron Lindsey

Bob and Barbara England

Randolph Wood, Michael Beattie, Don Mitchell

Martha Thomas, Ryan Hampton, Samara Thomas

Maggie Stevenson, Cathie Moore

Ken Tate, Wyatt Waters

Mandy McCullough, Amelia Key

Helena and Jeffrey Brown

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EVENTS BACCHUS BALL ROYAL COURT PREVIEW PARTY The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi’s 30th annual Bacchus Ball Royal Court Preview Party was held recently in the home of John and Lynn Pearson. The ball was held in February at the Country Club of Jackson. It included Creole cuisine, music by 14 Karat Gold, and live and silent auctions that included art, jewelry and vacation packages. Shown are scenes from the preview party.

Mary Evelyn and Roy Ward

Sarah Abraham, Irena McClain, Rita Wray

Leigh, Lucy and Dwayne Blaylock

Lynn Pearson, Kay Carlton, Marty Gebhart, Mary Fortune

Charlie and Ellen Mozingo 86

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Cindy Emery, Joe and Becky Schneeberger

Rick Carlton, Becky Lowe

John and Lynn Pearson, Stephanie and Brian Rippee, David Joseph

Rod and Jane Moore

Kathy and Russ York

Stephanie and Dallas Allbritton


Stephanie Allbritton, Michelle Petro, Tricia Lewis

Kay Carlton, Pam Partridge, Rita Wray, Lucy Mazzaferro

Eric and Natalie Dillon, Sidney Ferris, Alana and Guy Boyll

David and Boopie Beard, CJ and Lin Chen

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EVENTS CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI OLE MISS REBEL CLUB WINTER MEETING The Central Mississippi Ole Miss Rebel Club held its winter meeting recently at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. The event featured Mike Bianco, Ole Miss head baseball coach; and Yancy Porter, Ole Miss Spirit recruiting analyst. Shown are scenes from the meeting. Scott Jackson, John Cook

Bob Box, Andrea Staires, Amanda Wallace

Lynn and Linda Townsend

Jim Harrison, Karen Keck, Billy Ray Adams

Ed Ratliff, Mike Bianco, Daniel Barham, Amanda Wallace

Art Doty, Louis Guy, Billy Ray Adams, Bouncer Robertson

Charles and Jayne Stevens 88

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Jim Simpson, Adam Milner

Glen Waddle, Bill Lee

Shannon and Hamp Dye

William and Mark Mayfield


Bill Gully, Bill Fortinberry

Jordan and Tim Cantrell

Raymond Nalty, Robert Neely

Cosmo and Chloe Lloyd, Johnny Maloney

Wes Madden, Kyle Tabor

John Albriton, Mike Brown

Wanda and Dan Quon

William and Buck Cox

Glenda and Ron Smith

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