New member

New member Lindsay Buford, a Realtor, joined the Rotary Club of North Jackson during a recent meeting.  Shown are (from left) Uriel Pineda, club member and Buford’s proposer, Buford, and Tom Parry, club member and Buford’s sponsor.

Editor speaks to club

Mississippi Business Journal editor Ross Reily was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Rachel Corkern, director of development and corporate engagement for the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association, was a guest and discussed an upcoming fundraiser for the non-profit group.

Heritage officers

The 2019-2020 officers for the Heritage Luncheon Club are (from left, back)  Lynn Macon, parliamentarian; Corinne McCormick, historian; Martha Brooks, corresponding secretary; Sheree Dukes, recording secretary; Eleana Pope, reporter; Sarah Boswell, treasurer; Beth Harper, assistant Ttreasurer; and (seated) Barbara Sentell, vice president, and D

Roya Attar

Roya Attar, an assistant professor and director of optometric services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named the 2019 Helen St. Clair Young Optometrist of the Year.

Present Check

The board of governors of the Wilson Research Foundation presented a grant in the amount of $830,000 to Methodist Rehabilitation Center.  The donor-supported foundation serves as MRC’s fundraising arm, and the grant covers annual research and education initiatives to develop better treatments and outcomes for patients who suffer from a stroke,

Medical marijuana

Dr. Kenneth Cleveland, executive director of the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure, was the guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary where he discussed medical marijuana. Shown are (from left)  Fran Flood, Cleveland, Lavon Fluker-Reed and Ryder Taff.

Newk’s Cares

Newk’s Cares, the ovarian cancer awareness movement founded by Newk’s Eatery, celebrates its sixth year and honors co-founder, the late Lori Newcomb, with raising more than $1.4 million. The money helps fund research with a goal to improve the rate of early detection and symptom awareness.

Marijuana talk

Efforts to get a medical marijuana initiative on Mississippi ballots in 2020 was the topic at a recent meeting of the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club. Jamie Grantham, communications director for the Medical Marijuana 2020 campaign, spoke on the organization’s legislative and public awareness efforts.

Battle of Corinth

Jim Woodrick (center) with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History presented the program “Captain Absalom Dantzler and the Battle of Corinth” to the W. D. Holder Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.  The second Battle of Corinth was fought October 3-4, 1862 and the program commemorated the anniversary of the battle.


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