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Location cited as factor in low attendance at Jackson Zoo

For the Jackson Zoo, it’s all about location, location, location.

Shearer overcomes back injury to continue love of dance at Indiana University

What at one point seemed impossible for a young ballerina has now become a reality.

Robert Miller was recently named public works director for the city of Jackson. Miller has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University.

Another new project officially began recently as ground was broken for the Windgate Visual Arts Center on the west side of the Millsaps College campus. Dr. Robert W.

Hundreds of new jobs are coming to downtown Jackson, as are new hotel rooms and new developments.

Recently, a ribbon cutting was held to mark the opening of the downtown regional business office of Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Ballet Mississippi presents holiday classic

State strength

Ellen Bourdeaux, a project manager with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Asset Development Division, spoke recently to the Metro Jackson Lions Club Bourdeaux and discussed Mississippi’s strengths as a state, as well as its efforts to bring in new industry. Shown are (from left) Bourdeaux and Lion George Porter.

 


Slow boat to china

By LOTTIE BOGGAN,

“It’s been a long day, but we covered what we wanted to see in Taipei, Taiwan,” said Edrie Royals, my roommate for the cruise as she and I climbed aboard Tour Bus 23. I sat back and buckled my seat belt as the bus growled, shifted gears, and pulled out into traffic.

It had been a good day.


State economics

Scott Waller, CEO, Mississippi Economic Council, was a recent guest speaker of the Rotary Club of Jackson. Shown are (from left) President Brooks Buchanan, Waller, and Carol Hardwick, club executive director.


Council leaders

Jackson Academy’s middle school student council for 2017-2018 is led by (from left, back) Adams Kennedy, Elizabeth Copeland, Fran Wilkirson, Mary Manning Farese, Caroline Crisler, Ava Ladner; (middle row) Coleman Chustz, Anna Carlisle Nichols, Regan Felder, Amelia Dare Bowman, Canon Bosarge; (front) Olivia Quin, Lilly Gebhart, Annalee Willson,


Volleyball senior

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity volleyball team recently held Senior Night, recognizing the seniors on the team and their parents. Shown are (from left) George and Destini Jimerson.

 


Golf champs

Reunion Golf and Country Club junior golfers Lucy Cook and Wright Taylor continued their winning streaks at the US Kids Tournament held recently at Castlewoods. Cook did not begin her golf pursuits until July 2017 and has won a total of four US Kids tournaments in the 8-9-year-old age group.


Pops pumpkins

Grandpas, dads, uncles, and father-figures are all invited to join their preschooler to decorate a pumpkin together at school in anticipation of the holiday season. Shown at “Pumpkins with Pops” at Jackson Academy’s preschool are (from left) Pete and Elizabeth Markow, and Mike Moll.


Wild Wild West

Fourth-graders at First Presbyterian Day School dressed as cowboys and cowgirls during their studies of the Wild West. Shown are (from left, back) Jolie Pirie, Landry Boyd, Helen Fulcher, Christina Lee, Mary Banks McAllister; (front) Morgan Marion, Grace Decker, Elle Bryant, Elizabeth Graves, and Mia Malone.


Queen

Madison Central High School senior Brooke Thomas was crowned homecoming queen October 20 during halftime. She is shown with her father, Dave Thomas.

 


Poetry out loud

Prep’s Poetry Out Loud winners are (from left) Grace Wilkinson, third place; Mary Patton Murphy and Katie Hubacek, who tied for first place.  Once the tie breaker is determined, the winner will represent Jackson Prep at the regional Poetry Out Loud competition.

 


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First Presbyterian Day School’s Crusader Club parent organization is made up of multiple committees of parent volunteers.