Members of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center Community Choir are currently busy preparing for a gospel concert to be held Friday, August 24, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle Cultural Center. Admission to the concert will be $5. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the D.W. Wilburn Scholarship Fund. The D.W. Wilburn Foundation, Inc. is named for the late David Wilson Wilburn, noted educator and philanthropist. James Robinson is Founder, CEO and President of the board. The D.W. Wilburn Foundation is committed to providing services and giving direct support to the citizens of Yazoo County by assisting students, senior citizens and churches in their various endeavors. The foundation pledges to continue to pursue the obtainment of its goals and objectives through dedication and hard work.
Mary Ann Dixon and Jeffrey Wade EricksonMr. and Mrs. Jerry Richard Dixon of Clarksdale, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Mary Ann Dixon, to Jeffrey Wade Erickson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Erickson of Yazoo City.
Miss Dixon is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Simpson Tate Jr. of Tunica and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dixon of Kosciusko.
Mary is a 1996 honor graduate of Lee Academy and attended University of Mississippi, where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Mr. Erickson is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wade McKennon of Lexa, Ark., and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Erickson of Yazoo City.
Jeffrey is a 1997 graduate of Manchester Academy and a 2001 graduate of Delta State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He received a Master’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
Mr. Erickson is presently employed at Warren-Yazoo Mental Health.
The couple will exchange vows on the eighth of September, 2012, at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Jackson.
A reception will follow at the Union Station Ballroom.
The Morning Star Seventh-Day Adventist Church is pleased to announce a series of men focus sessions.
These sessions will be held on each Friday night during the month of September. The sessions will start promptly at 7:15 p.m. and will conclude at 8:45 p.m.
The sessions will address from God’s word relevant issues, which enhances men’s understanding of what God has ordained for them to do for their families, churches schools and communities. Fellowship, leadership and discipline will be the focus areas.
There will be a series of dynamic speakers from across Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Issues regarding men’s health, finance, relationships, , role modeling and crises management will also be addressed.
For more information or directions, please call Darren George at (601) 631-4086 or Clarence Carter at (601) 826-5514.
Updated nutrition standards will improve the health of all students in the Yazoo City Municipal School District.
As a part of a nationwide effort to improve student health, the Yazoo City School District will expand the menu selections at the elementary, middle school, and high school in the school lunch programs. The updated school lunches will offer students and staff a greater variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grain items.
These healthy changes reflect the new meal patterns established by USDA’s Nutrition Standards for the National School Lunch Program.
“Continuing to improve the nutritional quality of the meals offered in our schools is necessary to help build a healthy future for our students,” says Child Nutrition Director Connie Howell. “We want the meals we serve to be as nutritious and appealing as possible and are working hard to offer delicious choices to meet the nutrition needs of our students.”
The updated nutrition standards are a key part of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. They will help the child nutrition staff enhance the 35,000 lunches served every month to students and staff in the Yazoo City Municipal School District. The new meal patterns continue the many improvements Mississippi Child Nutrition programs have been making over the past several years, including the removal of kitchen fryers and serving more fresh produce.
“The USDA Nutrition Standards will build on
the positive changes we have been making for years,” Howell said. “We’ve been training our staff and updating our menus to offer lunches that are good for children and that they love to eat. We offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grain breads and low fat or fat free milk.”
Meeting USDA’s new Nutrition Standards is just one of the many ways that Yazoo City School District is focusing on the health of students.
“We recognize the critical connection between good health and success in the classroom,” says Dr. Arthur Cartlidge, Superintendent of the Yazoo City Municipal School District. “We know that children who are well nourished are better able to concentrate and learn in the classroom.”
Woolfolk Middle School’s Technology Student Association recently competed in a state competition. Pictured from left, front, are Eboni Phillips and Joselyn Robinson; back, Alexis Nelson, Chelsea Washington, Tykelia Green, Tyler Lewis, Cameron Hopkins and Lexus Brown. Not pictured are Advisor DeLois Harber and Principal Elease Lee. Special to The Herald
Woolfolk Middle School’s Technology Student Association competed in the State Technology Student Association (TSA) competition on March 15-16.
Eight students out of 16 were placed and were eligible to compete in the TSA National Competition.
With board approval, these eight students traveled to Nashville, Tenn. on June 21-25 to compete against thousands of other students across the nation.
This is Woolfolk’s first year association in this organization.
Students to receive awards were Alexis Nelson and Chelesa Washington. They received the Technology Honor Society Award.
Their advisor, DeLois Harber, received the Advisor of the Year award for the State of Mississippi.
“The students worked so hard this year to get to this point,” Harber said. “I tell them that we are a family, and when one wins we all win. I could not have gotten Advisor of the Year if it were not for them and such supportive parents. I look forward to next year.” Participants included Eboni Phillips, Joselyn Robinson, Alexis Nelson, Chelsea Washington, Tykelia Green, Tyler Lewis, Cameron Hopkins and Lexus Brown.