Gift of time

Trustmark’s A Gift of Time campaign, which takes place each year during the months of May and June, gives Trustmark and Fisher Brown Bottrell Insurance, Inc., associates the opportunity to share their time and talents during business hours by volunteering with a local organization.

State Athletics

John Cohen, athletics director at Mississippi State University, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson and provided an update on the university’s athletic successes over the past year, as well as an overview of their focus on student-athletes.


Baptist Adult Day Health Services of North Jackson Lead Program Assistant Sarah Sample (left) accepts two framed prints from Madison County Master Gardener (MCMG) representative Linda Townsend (right). MCMG members recently presented the program “All About Birds” to the center as part of their ongoing outreach program.

Third generation

David Henderson Cheek, Troop 266, West University United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas, recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, the Eagle Scout Award.  He is the son of Ann and John Cheek. David’s grandfather, Dr.

Eagle Scout

Andrew Purvis received the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Purvis. For his required Eagle project, Andrew oversaw the building of an outdoor equipment storage bin for the Challenge Course at Camp Down Range in Clinton.


Hal Miller, president of the Mississippi Trucking Association, spoke recently to the Rotary Club of North Jackson. Shown are (from left) Rotarians Jeff Bonner and Henry Larose, Miller, and Rotarian Matt Monsour.

Website launch

The Greater Belhaven Foundation recently launched a new website featuring events, amenities and available properties in the Belhaven and Belhaven Heights neighborhoods. The website,, is designed to be mobile and tablet responsive.

Court of honor

At a recent Court of Honor held by Boy Scout Troop 18, David Purvis was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stan Purvis. For his required Eagle project, David led his fellow Scouts in building a stone fire pit, wood benches and a firewood rack for a campsite at Camp Down Range in Clinton.

Malawi initiative

Madison-Ridgeland Rotarians were updated during a recent lunch program on Clean Water for Malawi, an initiative to provide fresh water sources in Africa. Shown are (from left) club members Craig Sosebee, Felipe Zuluaga, speaker Stanley King, and M-R Rotary President Steven Jackson.

Support children

Melissa Skelton (center), a partner at Olde Tyme Commissary and Inside Out in the Renaissance in Ridgeland, recently presented board members of Friends of Children’s Hospital a check for $450. Shown with Skelton are Scott Overby (left), board president; and Sidney Allen (right), incoming board chairman.