Local members of the Yazoo Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and chairman of Constitution Week in Yazoo City joined Mayor McArthur Straughter as he signed a document proclaiming Sept. 17-23 as “Constitution Week” in Yazoo. The local DAR hopes to bring attention to the U.S. Constitution during the week with a display at Ricks Memorial Library. On Monday at 3 p.m., bells will ring out in Yazoo City and across America as participating churches ring their bells as part of “Bells Across America.” The DAR urges citizens to be informed, read the Constitution, exercise your right to vote and watch for attacks on the Constitution. Sept. 17 marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution. Pictured with Straughter as he signs the proclamation, are from left, DAR members Priscilla Harper, JoAnne Collins, Beja Everett, Ava Hale and Vay Gregory McGraw.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently presented a vehicle to the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department to combat litter within the community. Pictured from left are District Three Engineer, Kevin Magee; Maintenance Superintendent II, Jimmy Lee Freeman; Yazoo County Sheriff, Jake Sheriff; Central District Transportation Commissioner, Dick Hall; and District Three Anti-Litter Coordinator, Wanda Woodard. Not pictured is District Three MDOT Driver of the Inmate Litter Vehicle, Ceasar Felton. Special to The Herald
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has presented the Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle to assist in the county’s battle against litter.
MDOT representatives presented Sheriff Jake Sheriff with the Yazoo County Sheriff Department with a truck and trailer for use in the MDOT Inmate Litter Removal Program.
MDOT provides a programed vehicle to counties who have demonstrated the support of the litter removal program when a vehicle becomes available.
The presentation was provided by MDOT and the Keep Mississippi Beautiful organization and partners.
“The Yazoo County Sheriff’s Department has demonstrated tremendous support for the litter removal program,” said MDOT Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. “We applaud the work of this law enforcement agency and the leadership provided by Sheriff Jake Sheriff. Working together we can keep Mississippi beautiful.”
As MDOT and KMB continue to work together to eliminate litter from state highways, it is partnerships like this one with Yazoo County Sheriff Department and other local and state officials that help to enforce litter laws and remove litter from our state.
For more information about MDOT’s Litter Removal Programs, log onto www.goMDOT.com.
For the most up-to-date information in your area, please visit www.MDOTTraffic.com and sign up for your traffic alerts.
For more information, please contact MDOT Public Affairs Division at (601) 359-7017 or visit www.GoMDOT.com.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter BouckMr. and Mrs. Ernest Paul Thomas Jr. are happy to announce the marriage of their daughter, Libbie Clark Thomas to Mr. Peter Livingston Bouck of Memphis, Tennessee.
She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Peggy McCann Coleman and the late Mr. Clark Wesley Coleman Jr. of Yazoo City and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Paul Thomas of Yazoo City.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Livingston Bouck of Memphis, TN and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Luiken of Huxley, Iowa and Col. (Ret.) Theodore Livingston Bouck of Los Angeles, California and the late Virginia Okell Bouck.
The bride is an honor graduate of Manchester Academy and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University, where she graduated magna cum laude. While attending Mississippi State, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. After graduation, she was a campus intern with Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Virginia and now lives in Memphis.
The groom was a graduate of Westminster Academy in Memphis before earning a Bachelor's of Arts in Plan II Honors and History from the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with honors. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Malta. He is currently a Latin teacher at the Collegiate School of Memphis.
The couple were married today on September 8 at First Evangelical Church in Memphis.
Miss Stacia Gore and Houston ColemanMr. and Mrs. William Glenn Gore of Camden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacia Michelle Gore to Houston Blake Coleman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William King Coleman of Benton.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Nell Gore of Pickens and the late Mr. William Ralph Gore, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Livingston of Hartselle, Ala. and Mr. and Mrs. John Curtis of Somerville, Ala. She is the great granddaughter of Mrs. Alice Genelle Cain of Camden and the late Mr. Walter Melvin Cain.
Miss Gore is a graduate of Canton Academy and Holmes Community College. She is employed by Highland Endodontics and Walmart Pharmacy.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Coleman of Bentonia, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Sanford of Yazoo City and Mr. and Mrs. Houston Ward of Benton.
Mr. Coleman is a graduate of Benton Academy and Holmes Community College. He is employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The couple will be married on October 13, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Canton. Reverend Walter Hughley, will officiate the double ring ceremony.
A reception will follow at the Bellevue Clubhouse at Lake Caroline.
Following the wedding the couple will reside in Madison.
Lashell Steward was recently awarded “The Most Dedicated Affiliate” for the Yazoo chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Mississippi. Special to The Herald
Lashell Steward recently accepted “The Most Dedicated Affiliate” award for the Yazoo County Affiliate Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Mississippi.
The award was given at the 2012 NAMI State Conference in Jackson.
The NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for equal access to mental health services and treatment, increased emphasis on research and improved support systems for the mentally ill and their families.
The organization is steadfast in its commitment towards raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.
The Yazoo Affiliate supports NAMI by sponsoring an on-going class about mental illness called NAMI Basics and providing a meeting location and support to the local NAMI Family Support Group, which meets on the Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Complex.
Steward is a certified peer specialist, NAMI Basic Instructor and a trained support group facilitator.
She works in conjunction with Sheila McGraw, family to family instructor, and Beverly Pettigrew, certified peer specialist, in co-teaching and leading these programs.