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A smoker has decided to kick the habit. Moral support and expert help can make the difference between success and failure. Every year on the third Thursday of November, the Mississippi Tobacco Quitline recognizes the Great American Smokeout as a day for smokers across the United States to kick the smoking habit for 24 hours in the hope they will consider quitting for good.
November 15 is the day when Mississippi smokers are encouraged to quit using tobacco as part of the American Cancer Society 2012 Great American Smokeout. Over the years, the Great American Smokeout has encouraged millions of Mississippians - and Americans - to put down their packs and cartons for one brief, breathable day.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Each year in Mississippi, smoking accounts for an estimated 4,700 premature deaths. Sixty-nine thousand Mississippi children now under 18 will ultimately die prematurely from smoking, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
“There is plenty of help available for Mississippians who want to stop smoking permanently,” said C. Rochelle Culp, director of the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Madison, Yazoo and Holmes Counties. “If you want to quit using tobacco, contact the Mississippi Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW to receive free counseling and medications, such as nicotine patches or gum.”
Four members of the Yazoo chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended Rosalie Day in Natchez. Pictured from left are Priscilla Harper, chapter vice-regent; Janet Whittington, MSSDAR State Regent; Wendy Cartwright, chapter registrar; and JoAnne Collins, chapter regent. Special to The Herald
Four members of the Yazoo Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended Rosalie Day on Oct. 17.
Those members were Janet Looney Whittington, MSSDAR State Regent, JoAnne Gibbs Collins, Yazoo Chapter Regent, Priscilla Allen Harper, Yazoo Chapter Vice Regent and Wendy Davis Cartwright, Yazoo Chapter Registrar.
The festivities began on Oct. 16 with a candlelight reception and tour at Rosalie Mansion. The ladies enjoyed these two days renewing acquaintances with other “Daughters” of the American Revolution from around the state.
On Oct. 17, Rosalie Day activities were led by Cindy Phillips, Rosalie Governing Board Chairman. After introducing the dignitaries with the Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Rosalie Governing Board members to the “Daughters,” who were enjoying a beautiful fall day on the front lawn of Rosalie a business meeting was held. This was followed by a box luncheon, where MSSDAR State Regent Janet Whittington was surprised with a birthday cake. This was to not only honor her on her birthday, but to honor her three years as the MSSDAR State Regent.
Contributions were offered by chapters and members to help maintain Rosalie and keep “Our Lady on the Bluff” looking beautiful. The Yazoo Chapter NSDAR donated money collected at each meeting for a year to help with Rosalie.
Priscilla Harper, MSSDAR Hospitality Chairman who had arranged and provided fall table decorations for the 20 tables, sold everyone of them at the end of the box luncheon with all proceeds going to Rosalie.
A lovely costume skirt and extra material was also donated to the Rosalie collection of antebellum dresses by Priscilla Harper. These dressed are worn by the members who hostess during Fall and Spring Pilgrimage in Natchez.
In the midst of Rosalie Day, all of the members lined the walkway to the front of Rosalie and welcomed a busload of DAR ladies from the state of Illinois. When they left touring the Mansion, one of our members in costume handed each Illinois DAR member a tin from MSSDAR with a picture of Rosalie on it as a remembrance of their visit.
The Lintonia Garden Club recently decorated a showcase at Ricks Memorial Library in a festive autumn theme. Pictured from left are Vysie Cummings, Robbie Montgomery and Judy Sanford. Special to The Herald
The Ricks Memorial showcase near the entrance of the library was recently decorated by the Lintonia Garden Club.
The decorations were in a fall theme. The following items were used in the decoration: leaves, pumpkins, gourds, two blackbirds, pinecones and garlands of leaves. Placed in the center of the showcase was an artificial flower arrangement, again in the fall theme.
Five ladies participated in this event as well as other members who brought decor to be used as needed.
In early December, the club will again do a decoration focusing on the Christmas and holiday season.
Willie Lee Hart and Kynechia Denise Burns are proud to announce the birth of their son, Willie Lee Hart Jr., on October 25, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
Willie weighed three pounds, 15 ounces and measured 17 and 3/4 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Diane Burns, Patrick Stevenson, Jeanette Hart and Willie Hoggan.
Paternal grandparents are Mary Stuckey, William Stuckey Sr., Rosie Lee Hart, Maru Hoggan.
Also welcoming the new arrival are great grandparents, Savie Butler and Wayne McDaniels Sr.
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Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, a Library Club has been formed at Yazoo County Junior High School.
Students are chosen from each of the Reading Classes to be responsible for straightening shelves, shelving books, assisting Librarian Wendy Cartwright with book processing, changing wall decorations and any other duties that come up throughout the year. Students will rotate each nine weeks.
Students were recognized with a “treat” for the first nine weeks.
Those students are eighth graders Devante Bradfield, Noah Cleveland, Emily Hawk, JaMarya Haymer, Malik Hicks, Melinda Holmes, Arias Jones, Rebecca Lunceford, Cody Parker, Tamia Reynolds, Shelyshia Scott, D’Ariel Shannon, Danesha Slater and Jamarcus Smith; and seventh graders Brenna Beliew, Andrill Dawson, Megan Fielder, Jesse Henderson, Jarrett Potter, Joseph Sanders and Clair Tripp.
These students take their job seriously and take responsibility independently as well as reminding their classmates to be responsible library users as well.