Theater speaker

Betty Wong with New Stage Theater was a recent guest speaker at the Madison Lions Club. Shown are (from left) Lion John Bell Crosby , Wong, Lion Dick Largel .

Celebrate 50 years

The Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic, P.A. will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary. Shown are associates (from left, back) Winn Walcott, MD; James Haltom, MD; Daniel Venarske, MD; Mark Murray, MD; Joshua Phillips, MD; Todd Adkins, MD; (front) Claire Rosenblatt, MD; Don Mitchell, MD (retired); Chelle Wilhelm, MD.

Rotary Speaker

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller addressed the North Jackson Rotary Club recently, and provided an overview of the work being done in courts statewide, including advancements in efficiencies, success of drug courts, and the celebration of Mississippi’s bicentennial.


Madison-Ridgeland Rotarian Bobby Stephenson was recently inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow in the club. The fellowship recognizes a substantial level of financial and service commitment in the international civic organization.


Northside physician and author Darden North spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club. North, an obstetrician-gynecologist, talked to members about his books, as well as his writing process and answered questions from members. According to his Web site, North’s novels have been recognized nationally.

Golf world

John Markow competed in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, in the nine-year-old division versus 154 kids from 30 countries and more than 30 states. He shot 84-81-78 and finished T75 overall. The event was held at Pinehurst. He is shown with his parents Mark and Michelle.

Hotel management

The Rotary Club of Jackson’s guest speaker at a recent meeting was Mike Burton, general manager of the Westin Hotel Jackson. Shown are (from left) Jim Rosenblatt; Burton; and Rotary President-elect Neddie Winters.


The Mississippi PGA Trustmark Invitational golf tournament was held recently at Reunion Golf and Country Club in Madison. Tournament winners, bank and country club representatives are (from left) Melanie Morgan, Eddie Brescher, Ricky Sims, Nate Kitson, Tim Basel, and Kyle Ramey.