Gateway mission

Ben Edwards, chief operating officer of Gateway Rescue Mission, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Edwards talked about the program of work at the mission, which is to serve the “physical and spiritual” needs of the homeless by providing three daily meals, a clean bed, and counseling.

MR Women in Rotary

Members of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club recently attended the Women In Rotary Celebration and Awards Luncheon at the Country Club of Jackson including (from left) Ann Barnes, Karen Bonner, Joyce Hart, Jan Collins, club President Sharon Moulder, Fran Flood, Beverly Surles, Lavon Fluker-Reed, and Addy Keith.



Book group

Several members of the Jane Austen Society of North America - Mississippi Chapter, met recently for a book group discussion of Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” Shown are (from left) Carla Wall, Carolyn Brown, Lori Toyota, Susan Haller, and Linda Thompson. Incoming Regional Coordinator for JASNA-MS is Brenda Ware Jones.



Doctor of the day

Dr. Jessica Gordon (center), a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Ridgeland, served as Legislative Doctor of the Day at the Capitol recently. In that capacity, Dr. Gordon was available to provide emergency medical treatment to lawmakers and critical staff. Her father,  Dr.

Honor past presidents

The Rotary Club of North Jackson recently honored two past presidents  for their contributions to The Rotary Foundation. Mike Dawkins (right) was recognized as a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.

Donate to Hope House

Century Cub Charities recently presented Hope House of Hospitality with a check for $5,000 from proceeds of the Sanderson Farms Championship.  For 33 years, Hope House has served the needs of cancer patients who come to Jackson for treatments, providing these guests with a place to stay, meals, and transportation to treatments.  Shown are (from

Metro planning

The Rotary Club of Jackson recently welcomed guest speaker Mike Monk, CEO at Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD).

Women’s club

The Official Mississippi Women’s Club recently celebrated its 80th anniversary with a recognition ceremony at the state Capitol. The club was founded in 1938 by Mrs. Hugh White, then first lady of the state of Mississippi.  The first formal reception for members and their husbands was hosted by Gov. and Mrs.

Tripp Hammett

Was elected by the Mississippi Concrete Association as the 2019 MCA president. Hammett is the president and part owner of Hammett Gravel Company where he has worked for 15 years. Hammett is also a board member of the National Stone Sand and Gravel Association.

Donate for rehab

The Debutante Mothers Club of Mississippi recently presented a $2,500 donation to the Wilson Research Foundation at Methodist Rehabilitation Center. Shown are (from left) Finney Moore, Chris Blount (foundation director), Debye Haick and Kelley Fenelon.



Two area high schools have started what will be an annual competition to raise money for waterfowl conservation.