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Tree Day will be held next week in Yazoo City.
The annual event will be held Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory.
Hardwood and pine seedlings will be available for free including Cherrybark Oak, Bald Cypress, Green Ash, Red Maple, Sawtooth Oak, Shumard Oak and Swamp Chestnut Oak. Sawtooth Oak bundles will also be available for $7, with 15 per bundle. Flowering trees available while supplies last include White Flowering Dogwood and Sweet Bay Magnolia for $5 each, Bradford Pear for $8 and Red Crape Myrtle for $3. For more information, call 746-8358, ext. 107.
Miss Mary Roark and Dr. David ShippMr. and Mrs. Steve Roark of Yazoo City announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Morgan Roark, to Dr. David Patrick Shipp, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Shipp of Benton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rowland Geddie Jr. of Tupelo and Mrs. Bettye Roark and the late Ubon Roark of Yazoo City.
Miss Roark graduated from Manchester Academy with honors in 2006. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders in 2010 and a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012 from the University of Mississippi.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was on the Chancellor’s Honor Roll. She was also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Sigma and Gamma Beta Phi.
She was a member and social chair of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She is also a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
She is a speech-language pathologist at Pearl Lower Elementary School.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Middleton and the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hugh Shipp Jr., all of Benton.
He was a graduate of Benton Academy in 2004, Mississippi College in 2008 and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2012.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Mississippi College in 2008.
He graduated Cum Laude and was also on the President’s and Dean’s List. He was a member of the Mortar Board. He also was a member, secretary and treasurer of the Civitan Men’s Club.
While at dental school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2012, he was on the Dean’s List. He also served as a Dental School Student Body Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President.
He was a representative of the American Student Dental Association and the Mississippi Dental Association. He earned the American Academy of Endodontics and Periodontology awards.
He is currently completing his residency at the University of Mississippi Dental School.
The couple will be married on March 9, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in Emmaus Chapel in Satartia.
Rev. David Bryant, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Rev. Barrett Bowden, pastor of Island Community Church in Memphis and brother-in-law of the bride.
A reception will follow at Emmaus Retreat Center.
RattliffeCourtney Rattliffe Jr., son of Courtney Rattliffe Sr. and Sharita Davis, celebrated his sixth birthday on Jan. 26.
He celebrated his birthday with a cowboy and cowgirl theme party at Elim’s Studio on Main Street.
Grandparents are Richard and Vickey Rattliffe, Cynthia Davis and Ceon Rucker.
Great grandparents are Walter and Glinda Williams and Emma Rucker.
Yazoo City High School Class of 1992 recently held it reunion. Class members include Class Reunion President Veronica White- Hudson, Class Reunion Vice President Gregory Burns, Treasurers Circuit Clerk Robert Coleman and Charlie Jenkins, Secretaries Nikia Felton, Lacolia Cannon, Dana Vaughan-Cousin, Angela Hayes-Kirkland, Spiritual Advisors Pastor Jamie Wright, Minister Tamara Dodd and Larry Ingram, Sergeant of Arms Sergeant Anterrio Gainwell, Captain Marvin Jones, Edward Trotter, Orlando Wright, Ronricko Almore, Sergeant Terry Harris, Tommy James, Chief Timothy Hardin, Zerrio Winters, Alton Taylor, Kelvin Johnson, Richard Griffin and Richard Bass, Class Consultants Parrish Posey Sr, Eva Owens and Pamela Williams, Class Advocates Cathy Dycus and Terry Mitchell-Fox, Photographer Reginald Hart. The class celebrated its 20th class reunion with a three day event during the Labor Day weekend of 2012 in Yazoo.
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The Yazoo County Extension Service office will host Annie’s Project, an 18-hour course for women farmers and ranchers, beginning on Feb. 16.
Annie’s Project is an educational program dedicated to strengthen the roles of women in the modern farm enterprise.
It is based on the experiences of Annie, a young wife who made it her goal to work with her husband to make their farm successful.
The series is designed for farm women with a passion for business and involvement and a desire to increase knowledge and skills.
Participants in the five weekly sessions will learn about estate planning, business plans, financial records, marketing, federal resources, and other topics.
Each session will include a meal and time for networking with others with similar interests.
Meetings will take place at the Yazoo County Extension Service office located at 212 East Broadway Street, Yazoo City, on the third floor of the County Office Building.
An enrollment fee of $25 includes registration for the Mississippi Women for Agriculture Annual Conference in Raymond on Feb. 28.
For more details about dates, times and how to register, contact Brenda Milner by Email at
or by phone at 662-746-2453.