Soccer project

Rusty Bryant and Scott Taylor from Mississippi Brilla FC visited the Rotary Club of North Jackson recently to discuss the minor league soccer team’s competitive season and urban soccer project. Shown are (from left) Taylor, Rotarian Matt Monsour, and Bryant.

Sing anything

Music —listening to it and making it—has the ability to unlock human potential, even when normal forms of communication have been altered. This is particularly true and well-documented in those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Prepare for fall

The Garden Club of Madison’s October meeting took place at Southern Institute of Faux Painting. The program was presented by Virginia Weathersby, who demonstrated chalk painting and leaf glaze on a pumpkin. Members learned the possibilities of using this process in preparing fall decorations.

Yard of the Month

Keep Ridgeland Beautiful awarded the home of Mark and Mauri McKay, 540 East Jackson St., for the October Residential Yard of the Month.  The home and grounds included a display of fall and Halloween decorations appropriate for the season.

Club speaker

Paul Bucurel, Rotary District 6820 RLI coordinator and past District 6820 governor, was a recent speaker of the Jackson Rotary Club. Shown are (from left) Roger Venable, Bucurel, Mark Saxon, and Neddie Winters.

First tee

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians learned about The First Tee of Central Mississippi during a recent luncheon. The First Tee is a nonprofit program aimed at introducing the game of golf to children while promoting core values of integrity and sportsmanship.

To Reveal Endangered List

The Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 11th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi at the Lowry House October 19 at 6 p.m. Following the announcement, guests will be treated to dishes prepared by Chef Ryan Caselle along with special wines and fiddle music from Wolftrap.

State basketball

Vic Schaefer, coach of the Mississippi State University women’s basketball team was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan; Dominique Dillingham, a senior on the 2016-2017 women’s basketball team; Julian Watson; and Schaefer.



The Jackson Academy Accents won in the MAIS Spirit Competition, taking first place in both the AAAA Kick division and the AAAA Pom division against teams from across the state.