The Madison Lions Club recently held an installation dinner for its new members Joshua Gates and Eric Harmon. Shown are (from left) Dick Largel, Joshua and Lynda Gates, John Kirk, and Harmon.

Miss Brooks and Lampton planning July 29 wedding in Dallas ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. F. Stephen Brooks of Dallas announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth McNeille Brooks, to Louis Powell Lampton of Jackson.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of George McNeille Brooks of Stamford, Conn. and the late Lisbeth Gibson Brooks, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lowber Virden III of Greenville.

New eagle scout

James Threadgill, (center) son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Threadgill, was recently awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18 of Jackson. For his required Eagle project, he oversaw the building of storage shelves at Peyton’s House, an after-school program for inner-city middle and high school young men.


Esperanza Velasquez is founder of the Mississippi Hispanic Association in Flowood.