Amateur golfer Sheila Haynes (right) has recently won her fifth Ladies Club Championship at the Reunion Golf and Country Club. Reunion is a member club of the Mississippi Women’s Golf Association. Haynes first round score was a 67, with a second round 69.

Fishing operations

Larry Bull, assistant director of Fisheries at Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Bull discussed operations of the fisheries division of MWFP, including licensing and use of the state’s 20 fishing lakes. Shown are (from left) Ryder Taff and Bull.


The annual HeARTWorks art show will be held September 28 at The Cedars in Fondren. The show will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. with light refreshments.

Symphony ball

The 58th annual Symphony Ball is planned for September 30 at the Westin, downtown Jackson and features cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing to the Capitol City Stage Band.


Billy Neville was a recent speaker at the Rotary Club of Jackson. He talked about entrepreneurship. His soon-to-be published book is “Seize and Launch Your Great American Dream Now.” Shown are (from left) Past President Tom Johnson, Neville, and Julian Watson.

Speaks to Rotary

Dr. William Bynum, the new President of Jackson State University, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Jackson. Dr. Bynum is the 11th president of Jackson State University, the fourth largest historically black college in the United States. Shown are (from left) club President Brooks Buchanan, JSU President Bynum, and Leroy Walker.


The 31st annual Gluckstadt GermanFest is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, located off Interstate 55 North of Madison.  The family-oriented festival is best known for its German food and authentic German Folk music provided by the band, Polkameisters.

Garden Club

The Garden Club of Madison held its September meeting at the Madison Methodist Church.  After refreshments, guest speaker, Cindy Pickle of Memphis presented a program on container gardens.

Tennis champ

Reunion resident 12-year-old Will Hooks (left) recently   won a state championship tournament and won the consolation of a national level event. Under the coaching of Reunion Golf and Tennis Club’s Director Justyn Schelver, (right) Hooks won the boys 14s division of the Central Mississippi Jr.

Rotary speaker

Mississippi Central District Public Service Commissioner Cecil Brown was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club.