McCoy Elementary School congratulates the top Accelerated Reader point earners for September, October, and November. On the left in the picture is Rakayla Rankin, who was the top point scorer in the school in both October and November. Pictured on the right is Ecclecius Nelson, who was our top point scorer for September. Congratulations on a wonderful job and keep reading.
Miss Candace Carey and Roger Burton IIIMr. and Mrs. Steve Pigg of Bentonia and Kim and the late James Carey of Etowah, Ark. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Candace Kaye Carey, to Roger Franklin Burton III, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Roger Franklin Burton Jr. of Bentonia.
Miss Carey is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Leo Tucker, Mrs. Catherine Tucker and Mrs. Bernice Pigg of Bentonia and the late Mr. James Carey and the late Mrs. Rhudene Carey Bennett of Etowah, Ark.
She is a graduate of Manchester Academy. She also earned a degree in Elementary Education with Special Education from Delta State University.
She is a second grade teacher at East Flora Elementary School in Flora.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roger Franklin Burton of Bentonia and the late Mr. Robert Appleton and Mrs. Mary Sue Appleton of Yazoo City.
He is a graduate of Tri County Academy. He also earned a Business degree in Accounting from Delta State University.
He is self-employed.
The couple will be married on December 22 in a private ceremony in Key West, Fla.
A reception will be held on December 29 at 7 p.m. at the Lodge in Bentonia.
Family and friends are invited to the reception.
The Lintonia Garden Club celebrated the Christmas season on Dec. 11 in the home of Marietta Wilkinson. Members enjoyed a holiday luncheon followed by a gift exchange. Pictured from left, front row, are Robbie Montgomery, Eloise Epperson, Louise Dixon, Marietta Wilkinson, Lois Ward and Ruby Gilliam; back row, from left, are Elouise Upchurch, Stella Nail, Peggy Saxton, Judy Sanford, Roxie Ewing, Dot Meeks, Dianne Collins, Donna Powell and Linda Jenkins.
Miss Frances Book and Francis WrightMr. Thomas Patrick Book and Mrs. Sheri Book Waldrup announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances Clare, to Francis Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Carl Wright of Hattiesburg.
Miss Book graduated with honors from Manchester Academy class of 2006. She attended Mississippi State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education graduating magna cum laude. She was also a member of Phi Mu Sorority.
Frances recently graduated from Pearl River Community College, where she has earned her Associates degree in Respiratory therapy
Mr. Wright graduated from Oak Grove High School in 2005. He then attended Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Currently, he works as an NGL Scheduler for ELTM, LP in Houston, Texas.
The couple will exchange wedding vows on December 29, 2012, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Yazoo City.
The couple will reside in The Woodlands, Texas after the wedding.
The Benton Garden Club held its November meeting with the Pennington family, who spoke about growing Shitake mushrooms. Pictured from left are Dr. Jim Pennington, his wife Judy, Nancy Thomas and Shurley Rae Hearst. Not pictured is Gigi Mathews. Special to The Herald
The Benton Garden Club met on Nov. 3 with a presentation by Dr. Jim Pennington of Vicksburg. His wife Judy accompanied him.
He gave a very interesting program on Shitake mushrooms and how to grow them.
At the end of the meeting he shared his harvest with the members.
The hostesses were Nancy Thomas, Shurley Rae Hearst, and Gigi Mathews.
They served a delicious lunch after the program.