#COTW Kosciusko First United Methodist Church

ABOUT THE PASTOR

NAME: Rev. Dr. D. Scott Wright

CHURCH: Kosciusko First United Methodist Church 

CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: 110 E Washington Ave., Kosciusko Continue reading

#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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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

#FRIDAYFOOD Southern favorites

“Naner puddin'”

Is there food that is unique to Mississippi? I am not sure. I am afraid that almost all of our traditional foods are served throughout the South.
When I was in the fourth grade, we moved to Mattoon, Ill. and there were issues in purchasing things like Blue Plate mayonnaise, grits and white cornmeal. This was pre-internet and on visits back to Mississippi, we would stock up.
In college, friends that were raised outside of the South (Bless your hearts) had never heard of foods like banana pudding. That is sad to me. Continue reading

#COTW Shaeffer’s Chapel

ABOUT THE PASTORS

SENIOR PASTOR: Curtis Bray

STANDING WITH THE CONFERENCE: Elder in Full Connection

FAMILY: Pam Bray is his wife and they have two adult sons

ASSOCIATE PASTOR & MINISTER OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION: Sandra Brown

STANDING WITH THE CONFERENCE: Commissioned Deacon

FAMILY: Dr. Brad Brown is her husband, and they have one adult daughter Continue reading