Tim McMillan and Ruth “Noel” Poore are proud to announce the birth of their son, Timothy James Ray McMillan, on Feb. 28, 2013 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson .
Maternal grandparents are Ms. Toni Poore of Yazoo City and Mr. Tim Poore of Hebron, Ky.
Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James McMillan of Yazoo City.
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The Yazoo Community Complex will have a variety of activities being held this weekend in an effort to reach out to all ages.
The activities will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Johnny Staples, with the complex, said the Education through Recreation program will begin with a variety of activities geared towards academics through recreational exercises. Children will have the opportunity to play anything from basketball to dodge ball but will also be required to perform certain reading and math exercises.
Staples said an Easter egg hunt will also be held during the afternoon. In an effort to include older residents, he also said a senior citizen program will be held in conjunction with the youth activities.
The senior citizen program is directed by Claude Collum and coordinated by Nancy Hudson and Ruth Irwin.
“We will have a place set up where our senior citizens can come enjoy the festivities and watch the younger children play,” Staples said.
Registration will be held from 11 until noon.
Staples said he will also announce the adoption of a fourth and fifth grade class at Woolfolk Middle School.
Saturday’s events gained support from Jody Clark, Days Inn, the Indian community, Light of Wisdom #246, Men of Standards and Focus on the Children.
“We will do whatever is necessary to improve their grades, attitude and motivation,” Staples said.
Refreshments and snacks will also be sold as a fundraiser for the complex to hire teachers for future tutorial programs.
Williams-KylesSpecial to The Herald
Kaneilia Williams-Kyles earned her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix in February of 2013.
Williams-Kyles graduated Summa Cum Laude with a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.8.
She received her Bachelors in Business Administration from Mississippi State University in May of 2004 and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Currently employed as a Loan Officer at Mississippi Home Corp, she has worked in the finance industry for the past nine years.
A life-long resident of Yazoo City, Williams-Kyles is the wife of Marcutio Kyles and mother to Kyndal, Kadence, and Kabrien.
The Yazoo County Retired Education Personnel Association recently held its monthly meeting. Pictured from left are Catherine Brent, Elouise Upchurch, Edna Straughter, Dot Meeks, Blondell Fikes, Gala Starling, Mary Dodd, Barbara Moore and Walter Moore. Special to The Herald
The Yazoo County Retired Education Personnel Association met Feb. 28 in the D.D. Waiver Building at the Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Complex.
The meeting was called to order by Pres. Barbara Moore. The devotional was given by Blondell Fikes, who spoke on how one can overcome sorrow. Gala Starling led the group in singing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” The pledge of allegiance was recited.
The minutes were read and approved. Catherine Brent gave the treasurer’s report in the absence of Clementine Davis. She reported that the County Teachers’ Association, which does not meet anymore, donated their balance to the retired teachers. Some of the county’s members are now retired members.
There was a state meeting held on March 13 at the R & D Center in Jackson.
Catherine Brent gave the legislative report with suggestions on issues where members can participate. She also reported on which members are life members.
Edna Straughter and Barbara Moore made an announcement of MAE meetings at the Jackson Medical Mall on March 1.
Door prizes were awarded and refreshments were enjoyed as well.
The next meeting will be March 28.
Kelly Kathleen Olivieri, granddaughter of Clifton and JoAnne Collins of Yazoo City, was selected as the 2013 MSSCAR Debutante.Special to The Herald
The Mississippi State Society Children of the American Revolution held its 2013 Debutante Presentation on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at the Jackson Hilton Hotel during the MSSDAR State Conference.
Debutante Kelly Kathleen Olivieri was escorted by Harrison Read Carlton Treasurer of MSSCAR. She was dressed in a white chiffon and beaded dress carrying a bouquet of white roses.
Before the presentation her escort gave her a gift of a lovely book to remember this special occasion.
Kelly is the daughter of Ralph and Kathleen Olivieri of Starkville and the granddaughter of Clifton and JoAnne Collins of Yazoo City.
She is a member at large of the MSSCAR and Jr. member of the DAR.
Kelly has served as a Page at the MSSCAR State Conference for the last six years and will serve as a Page at the NSDAR National Congress in Washington D.C. this summer.
A National Honor Society member, she graduated as a Mississippi Scholar with an Honors diploma from Starkville High School in 2012. Kelly attained the highest honor one can achieve in the Girl Scouts of the USA - the Gold Award.
Miss Olivieri is presently attending Mississippi State University majoring in Public Relations. She is a feature twirler for the Famous Maroon Band where she performed at the 2013 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla .
Kelly is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Social Fraternity, where she is Service Chair.
After the banquet and Debutante Presentation, the debutantes were guests of the MSSDAR in a spectacular penthouse reception honoring the lovely girls, their escorts, family, friends and DAR members.