#MissMS2017 Holly Harrington

Also be on the lookout for Miss Dixie 2017 Holly Harrington at Saturday’s Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant.

Harrington is the great-granddaughter of legendary Coach Sam Henderson who worked at Cumberland High School for many years. She is the granddaughter of Webster County natives, Lou Henderson Harrington and Scott Harrington, both Cumberland High School graduates and Mantee residents.

Lou Harrington was a teacher for several years at Cumberland High School and Scott Harrington was a long time District 5 Supervisor.

Holly’s dad, Shane, was a Cumberland High School athletic standout who went on to play baseball for Delta State University.

I did not know of Holly’s Webster County connections until she was already in Vicksburg for the 2017 Miss Mississippi Pageant. Once they are there, the contestants are not allowed to have their phones. But I have included all of Holly’s profile information from the Miss Mississippi website to help us get to know her a little better.

Holly Harrington

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#MissMS2017 Two contestants with Webster County ties

Two ladies with local ties will be competing for the Miss Mississippi crown on Saturday.

Anne Elizabeth Buys and Macy Mitchell will be among the 44 contestants competing for the title and various scholarships as part of the Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant 2017. Preliminaries will be June 21-23, all beginning at 8 p.m. and the televised pageant will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

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#FRIDAYFOOD — A Southern Favorite: Pimento Cheese

You will find them at just about every Southern gathering and everyone has a different way to make it, but make no mistake, people LOVE pimento cheese sandwiches.

There are people like me who prefer it as a dip with Scoops chips, and there are those who are very particular about their ingredients. I interviewed a lady one time who put Ranch dressing mix in her pimento cheese recipe.

Jessie Frye said she liked her pimento cheese sandwiches on thick sliced bread and toasted!

“Ms. Addie Gary used to make the best pimento cheese,” Frye said. “Wish I had got her recipe! Have tried different recipes, but none like hers!!” (If anyone has Addie Gary’s recipe for pimento cheese, please send to gwenwoodssisson@yahoo.com. THANKS!) Continue reading

Fashion Show fundraiser

It was a day of fun, fashion and good food for supporters of Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital.

The Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital Auxiliary held a special luncheon last weekend at the historic Tanglewood home in Carrollton – the former home of Dr. Millard Costilow. A portion of the proceeds from the luncheon fundraiser will go to the Dr. Millard Costilow Scholarship Fund, and organizers thought it a “special honor to raise money for the scholarship at Dr. Costilow’s former home.”

Following a lovely meal, guests were treated to a fashion show and took part in a silent auction.

Models showed off the latest styles from Special Treasures, Garden By The Pond, Hammond’s Pharmacy and Jamie Lynn’s.

“Our goal–not only for this fashion show but in the shop–is to help each customer look good, feel comfortable, and enjoy their selections,” said Cheryl Bailey of Special Treasures in Winona. “We are all winners when that happens.”

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Janet Harper believes her community has more potential than ever

Becoming Supervisor of Montgomery County District 5 has been more fulfilling than Janet Harper could have ever imagined.

“I enjoy helping people and strongly believe the growth of Montgomery County has more potential than ever,” Harper said. “My mom, (the late) Annie Jean Campbell, influenced me a lot on becoming Supervisor by her willingness to learn and listen to the voters. Also, I love Montgomery County and the people keeps me focused. I love what I do. Continue reading

Sharing help and hope

Recent tornadoes in Kilmichael have left many residents continuing to repair the damage.

The lights are back on, but the work continues.

On Saturday, several Stewart-Kilmichael area churches and volunteers got together to pray with people from the Kilmichael area who suffered storm damage and fed them a free lunch on the square.

“It is always good to see churches working together for a great cause,” said Rev. Martin Jacks of Stewart Baptist Church. Continue reading