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The C Spire C3 Jr. coding challenge for 4th graders was recently held at the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Madison Crossing Elementary students participating were (from left) C Spire mentor Jo’Tavious Smith, Kelli Brandon, Corinne Johnson, Mary Hanna Landress, Elise Williams, and Shevon Hall, teacher.


Prep Junior Varsity Girls Soccer

Junior varsity girls soccer for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Miller Jordan, Ryleigh Wells, Emily Van Uden, Candace Holman, Claire Crosby, Piper McGraw, Grace Atkinson, Katie Poole, Head coach Jon Marcus Duncan; (front) Bella Sushenia, Margaret Dye, Lilah Lane, Abby Duncan, Kate Ferguson, Taylor Caton, Caroline Smith, Jordan Edua


HOLIDAY POTPOURRI

First Presbyterian Day School will hold its annual fundraiser Holiday Potpourri on October 25 at the home of Tommy and Laura Stansell in the Eastover neighborhood.


Forgotten Dreams

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

Time, like an ever-rolling stream

“Tuck your tail, quit your sniffing and come on.”

Just in case a gentle reader hasn’t perused one of my Northside Sun articles recently, I was talking to a dog, not one of the Grands.


Service Above Self

At the Rotary Club of Jackson’s recent  meeting. Amanda Fontaine (right) presented our “Service Above Self” award to Tom Johnson. In addition to being a former president, Johnson has led the charge in many of the club’s community service initiatives.


Top placed swimmers

Students in grades seven through 12 at Jackson Academy (from back, left) Raygaen Hall, Ebner Baker, Mary Hampton Walker, Isabella Conn, Emory Young, Parker Bracken, Jayden Jackson, Robert Sheely; (front) Richard Sumrall, Major Quin, Liles Williams, Reeves Stratton, Anna Kate Lucas, Nick Spratlin, Jack Tate, Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Alice W


Fossil fuel independence

American drivers used to pay a high price whenever there was military action in the Middle East. The best examples were during the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo and the Iranian revolution caused steep increases in gasoline prices.


C for Camo

Kindergartners at First Presbyterian Day School dressed in camo during their week study of the letter C.  Shown are (from left, back) Maury McPhillips, Frances May, McNeel Florreich, Stella Nicholas, Taylor Usry, Dillan Watkins, Anna Bryan Zischke, Erin Harper, August Harrington;  (front) Samuel Warf, Zeke Lowry, Mason Taylor, Tucker Herrin, Ea



Don’t assume all birthdays will be there

By CAROLE BAILEY,

Birthdays. They are milestones, aren’t they? When is your birthday? I just had one. I turned 62. I don’t mind if you know my age. It’s just a number. Do you know why? Because I almost died 10 years ago. I have been given 10 extra years so far. So, I celebrate that birthday; not really a birthday but 10 bonus years. I mean, a true gift.


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Airport land annexation hearing scheduled Jan. 24; two cities want property

By ANTHONY WARREN,

The first scheduled hearing in the annexation case involving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport is slated for January 24.

Two cities, Flowood and Pearl, are attempting to annex land surrounding Jackson-Evers, in what city of Jackson officials call a “tax grab.”


NewCare MD

By BECKY RUSSELL,

As a patient, do you ever find yourself frustrated with the lack of access to your physician or long wait times for appointments? Somehow, patients have become lost in the current system, and physicians have become frustrated with bureaucratic red tape that prevents them from taking care of the patients that they have taken an oath to serve.


Ridgeland’s farmers’ market slated to end in December extended because of success

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The city of Ridgeland’s weekly farmers’ market, True Local Market, has been extended into the new year.

True Local Market began in October and was expected to run through the end of December 2018. However, due to the success of the market, it will continue.



RIDGELAND MUNICIPAL COURT TO OFFER FEE WAIVER PROGRAM FOR OUTSTANDING ARREST WARRANTS ON CONTEMPT OF COURT

The Ridgeland Police Department in conjunction with Ridgeland Municipal Court will offer a Fee Waiver Program for individuals with arrest warrants for Contempt of Court (Failure to Appear). This period will begin Tuesday, February 19th and end Friday, March 1st, 2019.




United

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Metro senators join forces to back special funding districts

The fight for community improvement districts (CIDs) began anew this week, with the start of the 2019 legislative session.



Invitational

JA to host area show choirs. Jackson Academy will host its 7th annual Show Choir Invitational Friday, February 1 beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 beginning at 10 a.m. Local schools will perform including Jackson Prep and Madison Central. The invitational will also feature Jackson Academy’s show choirs in exhibition performances.


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Honor artist

Local artist TJ Legler (left) spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. Legler discussed light painting and drone photography, as well as his work collaborating with other artists on an international project to honor Vincent Van Gogh. Also shown is Lion President Anthony Warren.


Shoreline Habitat

To promote shoreline habitat and stabilize the bank, a planting project will soon be underway. Shoreline areas along the Ross Barnett Reservoir, such as the Reservoir Overlook, were recently lined with rip rap rock to repair eroded slopes.


run for the Brain

Planning is underway for the third annual Brawn and Bubbles Run for the Brain Thursday, May 3 at 6 p.m. Participants may join The MIND Center and the Reservoir Fire Department of Rankin County for this sunset run along the shoreline of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.


Eagles

Jackson Academy students who have achieved Eagle Scout rank through Boy Scouts of America are (from left, back) James McLemore, Preston McWilliams, Drake Warman, Brent Butler, Harris McLemore, Garner Cheney, Charlie Gautier; (third row) Michael Hederman, William Meck, Bryan Barksdale, Yeager Whitehead, Don Waller, John Eric Clark, Bonner Dinkin


Magical moments with a first doe

I can’t recall the exact date, but somewhere around 20 plus years ago the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks created several special youth seasons for those younger than 16 years of age. Don’t hold me to it, but I believe a two day waterfowl season was the first in a series for the kids.


Most valuable

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team recently held their end-of-season banquet, celebrating their championship season and awarding team members.




Rhodes scholar

At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson, Dr. Rob Pearigen, president of Millsaps College, introduced the speaker, Noel Barbieri, 2018 Rhodes Scholar. He is Millsaps’ second Rhodes Scholar in the last three years.  Barbieri also won the Truman Scholarship in his junior year, this being the premier graduate fellowship in the U.S.


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The Montessori Academy of Jackson recently celebrated World Peace Day.  Participating were (from left) Lincoln Songcharoen, John Hudson Abel, Jake Aldy, Emmerson Laschanzky, Blue Harper Mitchel, R