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Erica S. Haymer, of Lexington, graduated on Sept. 23 from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
She is also a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University.
She is the daughter of Robert and Flora Shaffer and James Thomas.
She is married to Joshua M.J. Haymer.
Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school that has provided more than 15,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world.
Cotton Bryston J. Cotton, son of Marquitta Cotton, will celebrate his third birthday on Oct. 26 with a party at Chuck-E-Cheese.
Joining in the celebration will be his aunt Vinesha Cotton, God sister Azi’yah Harrington and God brother Aiden Shelby.
Grandparents are Reginald and Audrey Cotton of Yazoo City.
Godparents are Rudy and Pamela Bracey of Dallas.
The Lintonia Garden Club recently held its monthly meeting. Pictured from left are Dot Meeks, guest Betsy Walters and Elouise Upchurch.Special to The Herald
The Lintonia Garden Club met on Sept. 26 at the Public Service Commission Boardroom.
Dr. Elouise Upchurch called the meeting to order. She gave a brief overview of projects and events for the coming year. Plans were made for the garden club booth at the Yazoo County Fair in October. A report was given on the awards received by the Lintonia Garden Club at the River Road District meeting on Sept. 11. A plant exchange was set for the October meeting.
Betsy Walters, state chairman for the NGC project, Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems, served as guest speaker. Her topic was on rain barrels. She discussed different types of barrels and the best placement to gather water. Mrs. Walters also gave members a diagram and instructions to make a rain barrel from a large trash can or bucket.
After the meeting, hostesses Dot Meeks and Elouise Upchurch served delicious refreshments.
Devironne Richardson and Ricky Wells Sr. Betty Bennett and Joe Lockhart are proud to announce the union of their daughter, Devironne Richardson to Ricky Wells Sr., the son of Delois and James Harber.
Both of Yazoo City, she is a photographer with Elim's MultiMedia Studios and the dance coach and sponsor at Yazoo City High School. He is a correctional officer at F.C.I Yazoo City and also a brave Staff Sargent in the U.S. Army Reserve. He is also a graduate of Alcorn State University. They both attended and graduated from Yazoo City High School.
She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Bettie and Mr. J.B. Richardson. He is the grandson of the late Beatrice Wells.
The lovely couple will be tying the knot, Saturday November 10, 2012 at 4 p.m. The ceremony and reception will be held at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church’s Fellowing, where Rev. Willie E. Smith will be officiating the double ring ceremony.
The couple’s wedding theme is “Fall 'n Love.”
She will be wearing a lovely gown from David's Bridal. Her Maids of Honor are Candice Levison of Yazoo City and Rachel Terrell of New Orleans.
The Matron of Honor is Cortessa (Gates) Wallace of Canton.
He will be wearing a suit from Tuxedo Junction. Standing closely at his side will be his Best Man and Better Man Marcus Gower of Yazoo City and Kinzy Simmons Sr. of Yazoo City.
Gala Starling was recently presented the Hall of Fame award at the D. W. Wilburn Foundation Annual Awards program. She is pictured with James Robinson, president of the foundation.Special to The Herald
Ms. Gala Starling was presented the Hall of Fame Award at the D.W. Wilburn Foundation Annual Awards program on Sept. 16. The Hall of Fame service award recognizes individuals who have used their public presence to give back to the community.
In memory of the late D.W. Wilburn, the D.W. Wilburn Foundation Inc. is committed to providing services and giving direct support to the citizens of Yazoo County.
Gala Starling has been a dedicated supporter of the foundation’s mission since its development in 1996. She has demonstrated her strong concern for education and humanity in many other capacities in the community.
Gala is a 1959 graduate of Tougaloo College. She is a retired school teacher from the Yazoo County School District. Since retiring in 1992, she has fulfilled her passion for community involvement by volunteering her time with Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Services, Retired Teachers Association, Alzheimer’s Association, Foster Care Association, Y-Teens and several other organizations.
She is a member of Mt. Vernon M.B. Church, where she is Choir President and Sunday School teacher.