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State marks bicentennial with museums opening, events

Jim Wikirson is executive director of the Fondren Renaissance Foundation (FRF) and a member of JXNUNITED, a group of neighborhood association leaders that meets regularly to discuss common concerns.

Christ Methodist program offers special ministry to middle, high school students

Metropolitan ballet presents holiday favorite

Move could help zoo correct problems study concludes

A new location could be key to saving the Jackson Zoo, according to a memo from zoo Executive Director Beth Poff.

As shoppers descend on their favorite stores this holiday shopping season, police across the Northside are gearing up for another busy few weeks.


Fund-raiser board

The Mississippi Opera Guild will present its fund-raiser An Evening in Tuscany October 8 at the Chapel at Livingston. A wine bar and silent auction will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and live entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Fund-raiser board members include (from left) Mary Atchley, Dr.


Tacky tourists

After the middle school pep rally during Jackson Academy’s spirit week students (from left, back) Bailey Berry, Rosanne Maxwell, Addison Comer, Katie Chustz, Houston Hearn; (front) Emily Buchanan, and Josie Huff are shown in their tacky tourist attire.


Ready to play

Sixth-grade First Presbyterian Day School Crusaders preparing for their weekly football game are (from left) Will Dungey, Andy Brown, and Banks Hewitt.


Project fit

Students at Mannsdale Upper Elementary School recently cut the ribbon on their new Project Fit America fitness equipment. The new outdoor fitness area, along with indoor fitness equipment, is designed to enhance the physical education curriculum and further encourage students to live healthy lives.


Red riding hood

In preschool at Jackson Academy students (from left) Caroline McKinnon, Bowman Sandifer, Kate Prescott Orr, Lucy Hines, and Palmer Williams reenacted the story of “Little Red Riding Hood.” Students practice listening, taking turns, and acting all together in this creative learning experience.


Celebration

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School held its annual Saints Celebration recently, honoring each sports team and celebrating the grand opening of the school’s brand-new Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC). Shown are (from left) Clay Morris, Kayla Crossley, Olivia Lantrip, and Allen Ryu.


Biographies

First Presbyterian Day School fourth-graders presented character book reports on any biography of their choosing. Shown are (from left) Anna Davis Vernon, Rosalie Oliver, Cameron Clune, and Jacob Pritchett.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY

October 5: Bonnie Brister, Gurvis Phillips, Krista Kerr, Danby Martin, Lisa Davis. October 6: Richard Redd, Midge Salvo, Lisa Tew, Gary Wilcher. October 7: Laura Marie Coffey, Micaela Coffey, Missy Stedman, Chuck Tomlinson, Claire Stratton Fountain, Patti Buckner. October 8: Joyce Sanford, Jo Ann Falvey, JoAnn Dossett, Jack Lutken.


Cat hats

First Presbyterian Day School preschoolers created hats based on the book “Pete the Cat.” Shown are (from left) Charlie Rich, Aden Cannada, Frances May, and McKenzie Buford.


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The St. Joseph Catholic School girls swim team won the state championship recently at the state championship swim meet held at the Tupelo Aquatic Center. The St.