Special to The Herald
John Maxwell, an award-winning playwright and touring actor will be performing at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Aug. 25 at 7p.m.
Mr. Maxwell will be performing The Prodigal, one of his most recent religious monologues.
These one-man shows bring Biblical characters to life using drama and humor that remains true to the source material. Mr. Maxwell has performed numerous one-man plays including his award winning Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?, which he has performed in 12 foreign countries.
Find additional information at www.johnmaxwellactor.com.
Mount Olivet UMC is sponsoring the performance, which is open to the public.
The church is located at 3785 Hwy 433 West in Bentonia.
Contributions to a love offering will be accepted.
Sharon O’Neal and Corey MosleySharon O’Neal and Corey N. Mosley are pleased to announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jessie and Theresa Fry and James R Davis of Fayette.
She is a graduate of Hinds Community College and Holmes Community College. She is employed at Nissan in Canton as a MINACT GK coordinator and ISO coordinator.
The groom-to-be is the son of the late Nathan Mosley and Linda Mosley.
He is a graduate of Yazoo County High School. He is employed with the city of Yazoo City as communication specialist.
The couple will exchange vows on September 8, 2012 at New Zion annex building in Yazoo City at 4 p.m.
All family and friends are invited to attend.
SawyerSpecial to The Herald
The National Society of High School Scholars recently selected Shamar Sawyer to become a member after participating in the Global Young Leaders State Conference.
NSHSS was founded by Mr. Claes Nobel, whose family established the world-renowned Nobel Prizes that reward individuals and organizations for world betterment. NSHSS also provides members with a variety of opportunities and resources, including access to scholarships leaderships development programs, service activities, and exclusive discounts. NSHSS has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships, with over $300,000 to be awarded this academic year.
Sawyer will also have the opportunity to apply to participate in one of the group’s newest programs to become an NSHSS Ambassador. The NSHSS Ambassadors are eligible to compete for additional scholarships awarded by NSHSS.
Sawyer is the son of Carolyn Anderson of Benton and Leroy Sawyer of Vaughan.
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.